Daniel Sykes, University of New England
Professor Michael Giudici, The University of Western Australia
Permutation groups embody the notion of a group being a measure of symmetry and are an important tool for exploring geometric and combinatorial structures. This course will look at the modern theory of permutation groups which takes advantage of recent advances in abstract group theory such as the Classification of Finite Simple Groups.
Lecture notes will be provided during the course.
Students who would like further reading on the topics should see the following books. Skeletal notes will also be provided during the course.
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Michael Giudici completed his PhD at Queen Mary, University of London in 2002 under the supervision of Peter Cameron. He has been at UWA since then, where he held various positions until being promoted to Professor at the start of 2018. His research centres around permutation groups and their actions of combinatorial structures such as graphs.