LMS Midlands Regional Meeting and Workshop

2nd – 4th June 2021, University of Lincoln

LMS Midlands Regional Meeting

2nd June 2021, University of Lincoln

The regional meeting will consists of three talks, by Professor Delaram Kahrobaei (York), by Dr Simon Smith (Lincoln), and by Professor Alexandre Borovik (Manchester). The last talk will be of a public lecture style, and this talk will be followed by a virtual drinks reception and a poster session.

All talks for the regional meeting will take place online via Microsoft Teams.

Regional meeting programme:

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021

13.30 – 13.45: LMS Welcome

13.45 – 14.45: Delaram Kahrobaei (University of York) – Title: Cryptographic Multilinear Map via Pro-p Groups

14.45 – 15.15: break

15.15 – 16.15: Simon Smith (University of Lincoln) – Title: A local-to-global complement to Bass-Serre Theory

16.30 – 17.30: Alexandre Borovik (University of Manchester) – Title: Black Box Algebra and Homomorphic Encryption

17.40 – 18.10: Virtual drinks reception and poster session

To register for the regional meeting and to receive the talk links, please see the contact details below. Please also indicate if you would like to present a poster.

Workshop: Profinite Groups and Related Aspects

3rd – 4th June 2021, University of Lincoln

Profinite groups are central objects in group theory, equipped with an interesting topological structure. Enlarging the picture, one sees profinite groups as a subclass of totally disconnected locally compact groups. On the other hand, a key subclass of profinite groups, the pro-p groups, have important connections in the theory of finite p-groups, in Lie theory, especially via the p-adic analytic pro-p groups. This workshop brings together all aspects of, and relating to, profinite groups, and promotes new connections between the aspects.

All talks for the workshop will take place online via Microsoft Teams, and the workshop will begin on the morning of Thursday the 3rd of June 2021, and end at 12.30pm on Friday the 4th of June 2021.


Gunnar Traustason (University of Bath)

Anastasia Hadjievangelou (University of Bath)

Nadia Mazza (Lancaster University)

John Wilson (University of Cambridge and University of Leipzig)

Pavel Shumyatsky (University of Brasilia)

Colin Reid (University of Newcastle, Australia)

Alejandra Garrido (Autonomous University of Madrid)

Henry Bradford (University of Cambridge)

Rachel Camina (University of Cambridge)

The programme for the workshop will be added soon.

To register for the workshop and to receive the talk links, please see the contact details below.

Registration and Contact

For queries and to register (for the regional meeting and/or the workshop) please email Anitha Thillaisundaram (athillaisundaram at lincoln dot ac dot uk).


This meeting is supported by the LMS Regional Meeting Grant, and by the School of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Lincoln.

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