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# Category Archives: events

## Asymptotic group theory, 4

Thursday was a national holiday in Hungary, St Stephen’s Day if you are religious or traditional, Constitution Day if you are a communist. “The shrewd communists let the parliament pass the new constitution on August 20, 1949,” in the words … Continue reading

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## Asymptotic group theory, 2

Inna Capdeboscq started proceedings this morning with a talk about one small part of the second-generation (Gorenstein–Lyons–Solomon) proof of the Classification of Finite Simple Groups. What she described will be volume 8 of the complete proof, if I remember correctly. … Continue reading

## Asymptotic group theory, 1

The conference opened with a talk by Yoav Segev on his construction, with Eliahu Rips and Katrin Tent, of infinite non-split sharply 2-transitive groups. A permutation group is sharply 2-transitive if any pair of distinct elements of the domain can … Continue reading

## In Budapest

I am back in Budapest, my fifth visit to this lovely city, but the first for thirteen years. We are celebrating the 60th birthday of Péter Pál Pálfy, or P3, with a conference on Asymptotic Group Theory, of which more … Continue reading

## Donald Preece Memorial Day

Registration for the Donald Preece Memorial Day closes on Monday August 17. Please to to this link to register.