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The 2007 Collingwood Lecture

(22 November 2007)

"One and a half centuries of Invariant Theory".

Professor Vladimir Popov (Moscow, Russia)

on Friday November 23rd at 1.15 pm in CLC013

A generous bequest allowed the department to institute an annual lecture in memory of Sir Edward Collingwood F.R.S. The lectures are given by mathematicians of international renown and are suitable for a general audience. This year's lecture will be given by Professor Popov who is an expert on Invariant theory which lies on the crossroads of algebra, algebraic geometry and the theory of Lie groups and interacts with many other branches of mathematics. V. L. Popov is an outstanding researcher, a leading expert in Invariant theory where his results are seminal and are broadly internationally recognized. He is Leading Fellow of Steklov Mathematical Institute (Moscow), managing editor of journal "Transformation groups" and a member of the editorial boards of journals "Izvestia", "Mathematical Notes", "Geometriae Dedicata".
He gave an invited address at ICM in Berkeley (1986) and was invited speaker at many other prestigious international conferences.

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