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.

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 (

RJ Shank, September 2003