

Conference in Manchester for Geoffrey Robinson's 60th birthday 

On 2nd6th September 2013 there will be a Heilbronn Day on "Groups and Their Representations", and a conference on "Brauer's Problems  50 years on", celebrating Geoffrey Robinson's 60th birthday. Click here for details.  
Teaching  
MATH10111 Sets, Numbers and Functions.  
Research interests  
Representation theory of finite groups, especially modular representation theory  
Manchester algebra seminar 

I'm coorganiser of the Manchester algebra seminar. This takes place on Tuesdays at 4pm.  
Research students 

Inga Schwabrow (started 2012) The centre of a block Pornrat Ruengrot (completed 2011) Perfect isometry groups for blocks of finite groups Stavros Apostolou (completed 2009) Generalisations of the representation theory of psolvable groups  
Recent papers  
(with R. Kessar, B. Külshammer and B. Sambale) $2$blocks with abelian defect groups, Adv. Math. 254 (2014), 706735 (with A. Moreto) Extending Brauer's height zero conjecture to blocks with nonabelian defect groups, to appear, Int. Math. Res. Not. (available electronically) (with J. An) Nilpotent blocks of quasisimple groups for the prime two, Alg. Rep. Theor 16 (2013), 128 (with B. Külshammer and B. Sambale) $2$blocks with minimal nonabelian defect groups, II, J. Group Theory 15 (2012), 311321. (with J. An) Blocks with extraspecial defect groups of finite quasisimple groups, J. Algebra 328 (2011), 301321 (with D.Craven, R.Kessar and M.Linckelmann), The structure of blocks with a Klein four defect group, Math. Zeit. 268 (2011), 441476 (with J. An) Nilpotent blocks of quasisimple groups for odd primes, J. Reine Angew. Math. 656 (2011), 131177 
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