Workshop Hanna Neumann, Bilbao

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Hanna Neumann

Hanna Neumann (source: Wikipedia)

Workshop on the Hanna Neumann Conjecture and Related Topics

Dear All,

The Workshop on the Hanna Neumann Conjecture and Related Topics will be held in Bilbao from the 29th of June to the 10th of July 2015. There will be 3 courses of about 10 hours each given by Yago Antolin-Pichel, Joel Friedman and Andrei Jaikin and covering different proofs of the Hanna Neumann Conjecture and generalisations. There will also be contributed talks by other participants.

Detailed information can be found on the workshop website http://www.ehu.eus/es/web/greca/general-information

The organising committee is pleased to announce that registration for  the workshop is now open and that there is some funding available for graduate students and early career researchers. Please follow  the link http://www.ehu.eus/es/web/greca/how-to-register for more details and information on how to register.

We ask for your help in advertising this event and distributing this announcement through mailing lists and social networks.

We hope to see you in Bilbao!

The organising committee,
Montserrat Casals Ruiz
Gustavo Fernandez Alcober
Jon Gonzalez Sanchez

Joint Italian-Spanish meeting

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May ’14
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Dear colleagues,

A joint international meeting of mathematics organised by all Italian and Spanish mathematical societies will be held at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain, from June 30 to July 4 this year. Detailed information can be found at the following website:

http://www.ehu.es/en/web/fjim2014/

Registration is now open, and participants of all nationalities are welcome. If you plan to attend, we recommend that you register and book your accommodation as soon as possible, since we expect a high number of participants.

In this meeting there will be a special session on group theory from June 30 to July 2, see

http://www.ehu.es/en/web/fjim2014/group-theory

If you want to give a talk, please send an e-mail to the address gustavo.fernandez@ehu.es, indicating that you wish to do so, and a tentative title, before April 16.

If there are more people interested in giving a talk than the number of free slots in the schedule of the special session, then the organising committee will make a selection. An answer will be given soon after the Easter holiday, and preference will be given to young researchers.

There will also be the opportunity to present a poster. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to the same address indicated above before May 31.

Best wishes,

Gustavo Fernandez-Alcober
Department of Mathematics
University of the Basque Country

Internships at the University of the Basque Country

The GRECA research group at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain, launches a call for two internship positions in one of the following areas of interest of the group:

  • Group Theory (in charge of Gustavo A. Fernandez-Alcober, Jon Gonzalez-Sanchez)
  • Character Theory of Finite Groups (in charge of Josu Sangroniz)
  • Algebraic Combinatorics (in charge of Luis Martinez)

The selected candidates will develop a research project under the guidance of a supervisor of the GRECA group. The internships will last from 6 to 8 weeks in the period from June 3rd to July 31st and from September 2nd to October 31st, to be agreed between the candidate and his/her supervisor. The deadline for application is May 21st.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANDIDATES

  • Having completed at least four years of undergraduate+postgraduate studies in Mathematics not earlier than January 2011.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Special interest in one of the research areas of the GRECA group.

WE OFFER

  • Full board accommodation during the internship.
  • Travel expenses up to 250 euros.
  • Possibility of applying for a PhD fellowship at the University of the Basque Country.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates should send an e-mail to the address greca.group@gmail.com before May 21st, including the following information:

  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae, and full academic record.
  • Cover letter.
  • Two recommendation letters.
  • Date proposal for the internship.

All documents should be submitted in pdf format.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS
The selected candidates will be notified by e-mail on May 22nd. There will be no communication to candidates which are not selected.

Gustavo A. Fernández-Alcober

 

Postdoc position in Bilbao

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY

The GRECA research group at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain, seeks candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in one of the following areas of interest of the group:

* Group Theory (in charge of Gustavo A. Fernandez-Alcober, Jon Gonzalez-Sanchez)
* Character Theory of Finite Groups (in charge of Josu Sangroniz)
* Algebraic Combinatorics (in charge of Luis Martinez)

The postdoctoral contract is for 12 months, and can be extended for another 12 months. The gross salary is 25,751 euros per year.

Requirements of the candidates:

* PhD degree in Mathematics obtained within the past three years (after May 2nd, 2010).
* Citizenship of a member state of the European Union.
* Two papers published or accepted for publication in journals included in the Journal Citation Reports.
* Not having been contracted with a postdoc position before in a Spanish university or research centre.

Application procedure:

* Candidates should send a comprehensive curriculum vitae, along with names and contact information of two references to the following email address, before April 19th: gustavo.fernandez@ehu.es
* We will contact the selected candidate on April 22nd, in order to prepare with him/her the application to the postdoctoral position, which must be submitted before May 2nd. Applicants will be notified about the selection results within six months after this deadline.

Curso avanzado en Bilbao

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Estimados compañeros:

El profesor de la Universidad de Leiden, Lenny Taelman, impartirá un curso avanzado en la Universidad del País Vasco entre el 17 y el 21 de diciembre de 2012. El titulo del curso es “Galois theory for rings, algebraic varieties, and topological spaces”. Al final del mensaje podéis encontrar el resumen del curso, así como la bibliografía principal.

BECAS: Podemos ofrecer 7 becas para estudiantes de doctorado o doctores recientes, que cubren la mitad del coste del alojamiento durante cinco noches en la residencia universitaria Miguel de Unamuno. El coste completo de la habitación es de 50 euros diarios en media pensión (incluye desayuno y cena). Los miembros de la Red Ibérica de
Teoría de Grupos tendrán prioridad en la adjudicación de las becas.

Os animamos a participar en este curso. Para inscribirse en el curso o para pedir más información, escribid por favor a la dirección de la Red Ibérica de Teoría de Grupos: ibergrupos@gmail.com

Atentamente,

Jon González Sánchez

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Title: Galois theory for rings, algebraic varieties, and topological spaces

Summary:

There are strong analogies between Galois groups and fundamental groups. For example, subgroups of a Galois group correspond to intermediate fields in very much the same way that subgroups of the fundamental group correspond to covering spaces. In the 1950s Grothendieck gave a uniform definition of these groups in the language of categories. Although his approach is more abstract, it simplifies many results, and leads to the introduction of fundamental groups in algebraic geometry. Using these methods one finds not only analogies, but actual relations between Galois groups and fundamental groups.

In this course we will reformulate the basic results on Galois groups and fundamental groups in this common categorical language, and discuss their generalizations to commutative rings and algebraic varieties.

Related literature:

* Alexandre Grothendieck: SGA1, Revêtements étales et groupe fondamental.
* Hendrik Lenstra: Galois theory for schemes. Available at: http://websites.math.leidenuniv.nl/algebra/
* Tamás Szamuely: Galois groups and fundamental groups.

 

School on Galois theory

Jul ’12Jul
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(Em português mais abaixo. In English below.)

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Estimados colegas:

Escribo para informaros de que la Red Ibérica de Teoría de Grupos organiza la escuela “Advanced International School on Galois Groups” en julio, en Bilbao. La escuela consta de dos cursos:

  •  The Inverse Galois Problem, por Gunter Malle.
  •  Galois Theory and Arithmetic of p-Extensions, por Christian Maire y Jan Minac.

Hay becas especiales para estudiantes de doctorado e investigadores posdoctorales de la Red Ibérica de Teoría de Grupos. Más información:

go.ehu.es/schoolgalois

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Caros colegas,

Escrevo para informar que a Rede Ibérica de Teoria dos Grupos organiza a escola “Advanced International School on Galois Groups” em julho, em Bilbao. A escola é constituída por dois cursos:

  • The Inverse Galois Problem, por Gunter Malle.
  • Galois Theory and Arithmetic of p-Extensions, por Christian Maire e Jan Minac.

Há bolsas especiais para alunos de doutoramento e pós-doutorados da Rede Ibérica de Teoria dos Grupos. Mais informações:

go.ehu.es/schoolgalois

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Dear colleagues:

I am writing to inform you that the Iberian Network of Group Theory organizes the “Advanced School on Galois Groups” next July in Bilbao. The school consists of two courses:

  • The Inverse Galois Problem, by Gunter Malle.
  • Galois Theory and Arithmetic of p-Extensions, by Christian Maire and Jan Minac.

There are special grants for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows of the Iberian Network of Group Theory. More information:
go.ehu.es/schoolgalois

 

Gustavo A. Fernández-Alcober