Axial Algebra Focused Workshop

Organisers: Justin McInroy and Sergey Shpectorov

This workshop is being held in Bristol from 28th May to 1st June.

We will have tea and coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon each day at 11 and 3.30. There will be a conference dinner on the Thursday evening at 6.15 in the Lido, which is a 10 minute walk away in Clifton.

We are grateful to the Heilbronn Institute for supporting this workshop through their Focused Workshop Grants.


The talks will be held in the 2nd floor Seminar Room, except on Tuesday when they will be in the 4th floor Seminar Room. We also have the use of meeting room 6a on the 6th floor.

Monday 9.30 - 10.30 Arrive
10.30 Sergey Shpectorov From Sakuma theorems to double axes
11.30 Break
12.00 Vijay Joshi Double axes

Tuesday 10.00 Jon Hall Transposition groups
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Vladimir Tkachev Non-associative algebras of minimal cones and axial algebras
3.30 Tea Break

Wednesday 10.00 Michiel Van Couwenberghe Axial algebras for exceptional Chevalley groups
11.00 Coffee Break
2.30 Clara Franchi Algebra & Geometry Seminar
3.30 Tea Break

Thursday 10.00 Sasha Ivanov Three questions related to Majorana Theory
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Mario Mainardis Dihedral Algebras
3.30 Tea Break
6.15 Conference Dinner Lido, Clifton

Friday 10.00 Madeleine Whybrow Majorana algebras generated by a 2A algebra and one further axis
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Justin McInroy Constructing axial algebras
3.30 Tea Break
Slides from Vladamir Tkachev's talk can be found here.


Mashaer Alsaeedi Birmingham
Tom De Medts Ghent
Clara Franchi UNICATT
Jon Hall Michigan State
Sasha Ivanov Imperial
Vijay Joshi Birmingham
Mario Mainardis Udine
Justin McInroy Bristol
Yoav Segev Ben-Gurion
Sergey Shpectorov Birmingham
Vladimir Tkachev Linköping
Michiel Van Couwenberghe Ghent
Madeleine Whybrow Imperial

Location and how to get here

The workshop will take place in Howard House, which is on Queen's Avenue.

The hotel is the Clifton, which is on St Paul's Road, a five minute walk from Howard House.

Getting to the hotel and Howard House is easy:
  • Train Get a train to Bristol Temple Meads (not Parkway). There are several buses which go to Clifton. Any of the 1, 2, 8, or 9 go the right way and they leave every 10 minutes. The rank for the 8, or 9 is half way down the exit to the station and the 1 and 2 go from just across the road you can see at the exit to the station. There are maps inside to tell you exactly where. The bus fare is £2 and they take contactless cards. Please keep your ticket so we can claim it back!

  • Airport To get from Bristol airport to the city you get the A1 bus from the airport and then you can change in the centre to get a 1,2,8, or 9. This should all be included on the same ticket. They do return tickets where the return can be a week later.