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is a branch of mathematics concerned with the question how to “realise” abstract algebraic constructions by means of symmetries of some object (e.g., by means of linear transformations of a vector space).

is a relatively young but very active field, which includes certain directions of research in Hopf algebras, Lie theory, noncommutative ring theory, combinatorics, etc. Its scope roughly corresponds to the scope of the math.QA section of arXiv.org.

Of particular interest to me are applications of quantum groups in Lie theory and representation theory.

A PhD project in the area of *Lie algebra actions on noncommutative rings* is available from September 2024.
Strong candidates with background in Lie algebras and/or noncommutative algebra should
contact Yuri Bazlov if interested.

Name | Project topic | Notes |
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PhD students |
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Khalil, N | Hopf-Galois extensions | started in 2022/23 |

Jones-Healey, E | Drinfeld twists of algebras and representations | PhD (Manchester, 2023). Mathematician, Smith Institute |

Ademehin, I | Lie algebra actions on noncommutative rings: representations in the exterior algebra of the little adjoint module | PhD (Manchester, 2020). University lecturer, Akure |

Dold, C | Twist-equivalence of quadratic algebras associated to Coxeter groups | PhD (Manchester, 2016) |

MSc/MMath/MMathPhys projects |
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Brennan, J | Unitary reflection groups and quaternions | started 2023/24 |

Day, H | Coxeter Groups | |

Gibson, J | Lattices and Codes | |

Jackson, A | The Mathematics of Error-Correcting Codes | PhD student (Durham, from 2021/22) |

Andrews, J | Self-dual codes and invariant theory | Data Analyst (Siemens Healthineers, from 2020) |

Leach, J | Topics in modern representation theory | Tax analyst (Deloitte, from 2019) |

Morgan, T | Quantized coordinate rings | PhD student (U. Montana, from 2018/19) |

Christo, H | Invariant theory of Coxeter groups | Investment banking associate director (UBS, from 2018) |

Saunders, J | Topics in modern representation theory | PhD (Birmingham, 2020), postdoc |

Reynolds, R | Quadratic algebras associated to Coxeter groups | PhD (Edinburgh, 2020), lecturer, UCL |

Naser, A | Hopf algebras, quantum groups and the quantum double D(KS_{3}) |
Operation risk manager |

Green, R | Drinfeld twists in mathematical physics | PhD student (Manchester, from 2016/17) |

Holmes, N | Quasitriangular Hopf algebras arising from groups | Software engineer, James Fisher Prolec |

Lovatt, R | Quantum groups and quantum mechanics | Physics teacher (independent school, from 2015/16) |

Hastie, C | Non-trivial invariant Drinfeld twists on the group Hopf algebra over the symmetric group | Analytics consultant, InterWorks |

McGaw, A | Hopf algebras and mystic reflection groups | PhD (Manchester, 2018). Teacher of Mathematics |

Henshall, C | Cocycle twists of Nichols algebras | Big data expert, Lloyds Group |

Webber, J | Finite group representations | PhD (Manchester, 2018). Assistant professor, Harvard University |

Anderson, J | Hopf algebra deformation through the Drinfeld twist | Software engineer, Cisco |

Laugwitz, R | Hopf algebras and quantum groups | DPhil (Oxon, 2015). University lecturer, Nottingham |