Professor Gernot Stroth will visit Birmingham 15 February- 29 March 2015 and will be hosted by Professor Chris Parker.
Professor Gernot Stroth is an internationally leading algebraist who is acclaimed for his incisive contributions to the finite simple group classification. The mathematics behind the classification of the finite simple groups represents one of the major achievements of mathematicians over the last sixty years. Current advances focus on understanding the local structure of groups and how that structure influences global properties. Stroth's most recent work with Meierfrankenfeld (Michigan, USA) and Stellmacher (Kiel, Germany) is a monumental contribution to our understanding of the subject. In addition to research successes, Stroth has also contributed to the mathematical community, from 1996 to 2001 he served on the executive committee of the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (the major professional society for German mathematicians) and from 2000 to 2001 he served as its president. He is currently a member of numerous national committees and is president of Mathematical Competitions for high school pupils. Stroth has been an editor of the Journal of Algebra since 1985 and is an editor of the book series \Mathematik Kompakt".
We’ll update this page with further details of plans for Professor Stroth’s visit as they become available but please do contact Sue Gilligan if you’d like to meet Gernot while he’s here or participate in workshops and activities during his visit.