Algebra & Combinatorics - Research

The members of the Algebra & Combinatorics Group have a broad range of research interests. These are roughly centred on combinatorial group and semigroup theory, with a fairly broad interpretation of the term combinatorial.

Specific examples of topics within which we work are:

Historically, semigroups, presentations and computational algebra formed the basis of the group's research. Our members have been particularly involved in the development of the programming language GAP. We also have links to theoretical computing and analysis.

We have a large and lively graduate school. Our members are involved in the running of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC). We have several externally funded research projects.