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Character values of nearly simple groups

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Birmingham University is well-known for its research into finite groups, group geometries, Lie theory and representation theory. The School of Mathematics has a vibrant and productive postgraduate environment that promotes research at the highest level.


A finite group G is nearly simple if its generalized Fitting subgroup is quasisimple. The character values of G encode much of its structure and are also crucial in many applications. Two open problems of interest are:

1: Character values of classes which have large centralizers.
2: The proportion of zeros in the character table.

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Funding Notes

This project may be eligible for a college or EPSRC scholarship in competition with all other PhD applications.

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FTE Category A staff submitted: 40.00

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