## Modular Invariants and Representations of
Finite Groups: Theory and Computation

## September 11-12, 2003

### Institute of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

The conference aims to bring together researchers in constructive invariant theory
of finite groups and computational group theory.
Recent advances in invariant theory deal with degree bounds and efficient construction
procedures of generating sets of invariants. These procedures involve a
dense interplay between techniques from
computational commutative algebra and computational group theory.
Speakers:

Emmanuel Briand
(Marne-la-Vallée), * Multisymmetric Polynomials *;

David Green (Wuppertal),
* Commutative algebra and computational group cohomology*;

Gregor Kemper (Munich), * Depth of Modular Invariant Rings and Cohomology*;

Steve Linton (St Andrews),
* A survey of computational representation theory *;

Johannes Siemons (East Anglia),
* A group-invariant simplicial homology *;

Nicolas Thiéry (Lyon),
*SAGBI bases of invariant rings
of permutation groups*;

Chris Woodcock (Kent), * Some commutative group rings*.

The
programme
and the
location.

The conference is funded by the London Mathematical Society
and some financial support is available for research students at UK universities.

If you are interested in attending, please contact
Dr R. James Shank (
R.J.Shank@kent.ac.uk).

*
RJ Shank, September 2003*