Jason Semeraro

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Dr Jason Semeraro

Lecturer in Mathematics

Programme Director of BSc and MMath Mathematics


Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3892

Office: College House, 105


About me

I completed my DPhil in 2013 at the University of Oxford under the supervision of David Craven and Michael Collins. From 2013-2019 I was a Heilbronn Fellow, first at the University of Bristol and then at the University of Leicester. My Erdős number is 2.


Jason Semeraro

I am interested in interactions between algebraic topology, group theory, representation theory and combinatorics. Currently, I am interested in using homotopy theory to develop a modular representation theory for spetses and related structures. Here is a paper I wrote with Radha Kessar and Gunter Malle on that subject.

With Chris Parker I have written some code to compute with and classify fusion systems.

I organised a conference on topological methods in group representation theory with Frank Neumann in November 2019


Selected recent publications:

Weight conjectures for $\ell$-compact groups and spetses arXiv: 2008.07213 (joint with Radha Kessar and Gunter Malle) (submitted)

Weights in a Benson--Solomon block arXiv: 1712.02826 (joint with Justin Lynd) (submitted)

Algorithms for fusion systems with applications to $p$ -groups of small order arXiv: 2003.01600 (joint with Chris Parker) J. Math. Comp. (to appear)

A $2$-compact group as a spets arXiv: 1906.00898 Exper. Math. (to appear)

Weight conjectures for fusion systems Adv. Math. 357 (2019), 1-40 (joint with Radha Kessar, Markus Linckelmann and Justin Lynd)

Fusion systems on maximal class $3$-groups of rank two revisited, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 147 (2019), 3773-3786 (joint with Chris Parker)

Fusion systems over a Sylow $p$-subgroup of $G_2(p)$ Math. Z. 289 (2018), 629-662 (joint with Chris Parker)

The cycle polynomial of a permutation group Electron. J. Comb, Volume 25, Issue 1 (2018) (joint with Peter Cameron)

Reduced fusion systems over $p$-groups with abelian subgroup of index $p$: II Adv. Math 322 (2017), 201-268 (joint with David Craven and Bob Oliver)

Conway’s groupoid and its relatives Contemporary Mathematics Volume 694, 2017 in honour of John H. Conway (joint with Nick Gill, Neil Gillespie and Cheryl Praeger)

Tournaments, 4-uniform hypergraphs, and an exact extremal result J. Comb. Theory, Series B, 126 (2017) 114-136 (joint with Karen Gunderson)


Recent and upcoming travel

Groups, representations and applications: new perspectives, INI, Cambridge, March 01-14 2020

Groups and Geometries, BIRS, Banff, August 25-30 2019

Classifying spaces of finite groups of Lie type, Copenhagen, July 2019

Representations of Finite Groups, Oberwolfach, March 2019

Group representation theory and applications, MSRI, Berkeley, March 2018

Fun Stuff

Noughts and Crosses
Conway's Cosmological Theorem
M(13) demonstration
Finite simple group of order two
Quiver mutations in Java

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