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Welcome to the home of the Postgraduate Group Theory Conference (PGTC) 2013 - the 15th annual conference for postgraduates researching group-theoretic related topics.

In 2013 the conference returned to the University of Manchester. This was the second time that Manchester had been given the honour of hosting the conference, with the PGTC previously visiting the city in 2009. The conference was held in the Alan Turing Building, the School of Mathematics' home (below right).

The PGTC is a conference that is arranged by and for postgraduate students and is open to any postgraduate studying an area of mathematics with links to group theory. From representation theory to classical groups, Lie algebras to Hopf algebras, if you use group theory in any way, we would be delighted for you to join us. Delegates are welcome from across the world - indeed in previous years we have welcomed many researchers from Europe and also delegates from as far afield as New Zealand and Columbia!

The conference aims to give those who attend the opportunity to meet fellow researchers who are conducting their research in similar fields in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. It offers the opportunity to present current work to an enthusiastic and interested audience in a slightly less intimidating environment than a full academic conference, whilst allowing people to find out what other areas of active research are currently taking place. Moreover, the many opportunities to talk to likeminded mathematicians and to network are invaluable.

We would like to thank the London Mathematical Society (LMS) for their continued support of the event and also the Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences (MIMS) for their support this year. Without these organisations' help, the conference would not be a viable proposition. We are also indebted to the University of Manchester and in particular to those within the School of Mathematics for their help and support with the logistics of organising the conference.

We would also like to thank everyone for attending the conference and for those who offered talks at the conference. Without your input, the conference would not have been the event that it was.


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