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Tag Archives: profinite groups
Research trips in February
I don’t know how things have got so busy. I had two interesting trips in February; I worked hard, and some interesting mathematics resulted; but I don’t seem to have found the time to describe it. So here goes. This … Continue reading
Groups, geometries and representations
Here, more than a week late, are comments on the conference formally titled “Groups, Geometries and Representations, Oxford 2018”, actually a birthday conference for Dan Segal and Aner Shalev. I stayed in Balliol College’s new Jowett Walk Building, just around … Continue reading
Posted in events
Tagged Aner Shalev, Burnside problem, Dan Segal, diagonal groups, irreducible characters, profinite groups, random subgroups
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A crash course on group theory
I have just finished a crash course on group theory at Universidade de Lisboa. The notes are here. From the preface: On a visit to Universidade de Lisboa in November 2016, I was asked to give a “crash course” in … Continue reading
Posted in Lecture notes
Tagged Classification of Finite Simple Groups, finite groups, firstorder logic, groups of prime power order, infinite groups, JordanHolder Theorem, locally finite groups, oligomorphic permutation groups, periodic groups, profinite groups, residually finite groups, Sylow's theorem, topology
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