## Talks

*“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”*

– Albert Einstein

#### 2023

- 16 June:
**Generating sets for infinite simple groups**

North British Geometric Group Theory, University of St Andrews - 29 March:
**How big can a minimal generating set be?**

New Perspectives in Pure Mathematics, University of Bristol (slides) - 16 January:
**Invariable generation & totally deranged elements of simple groups**

Algebra Seminar, University of Warwick

#### 2022

- 01 December:
**Generating sets for Thompson groups**

School Research Day, University of St Andrews (slides) - 13 October:
**Derangements, invariable generation and simple groups**

Pure Mathematics Colloquium, University of St Andrews - 09 September:
**The generating graph: spread and domination**

Young Group Theorists Workshop, SwissMAP Research Station, Switzerland - 31 July:
**Generating finite and infinite simple groups**

Groups St Andrews, University of Newcastle (slides) - 29 July:
**Invariable generation & totally deranged elements of simple groups**

Simple groups, representations and applications, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge (video**|**slides) - 01 July:
**Invariable generation and a question of Garzoni**

Group Theory in Florence, University of Florence - 14 June:
**Invariable generation & totally deranged elements of simple groups**

Algebra Seminar, University of Oxford

#### 2021

- 03 December:
**A few of my favourite proofs**

Junior Algebra Colloquium, University of Bristol - 09 November:
**Base size & distinguishing number for graphs & groups**

Combinatorics Seminar, University of Bristol - 20 August:
**Spread, Subgroups & Shintani Descent**

TDLC Groups via Group Actions, Banff International Research Station (video**|**slides) - 12 August:
**Spread: Thompson groups & finite groups**

Generation of Thompson Groups, University of Bristol - 30 June:
**Generating graphs: spread and domination**

Graphs and Groups, Cochin University of Science and Technology - 25 May:
**The spread of a finite group**

Algebra Seminar, TU Kaiserslautern & University of Wuppertal - 23 April:
**The finite simple groups**

Junior Algebra Colloquium, University of Bristol - 03 March:
**Classifying Isolated Symmetries**

STEM for Britain, Parliamentary Scientific Committee (video**|**poster)

#### 2020

- 18 December:
**Why Euler was wrong**

Junior Algebra Colloquium, University of Bristol - 05 November:
**The spread of a finite group**

Algebra Seminar, University of Milano-Bicocca - 05 October:
**The spread of a finite group**

Algebra Seminar, University of Manchester - 01 May:
**Generation, the symmetric group and Thompson's group V**

Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, University of Western Australia - 13 February:
**3/2-Generation**

Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge (video) - 30 January:
**Symmetry Breaking**

Junior Algebra Colloquium, University of Bristol

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#### 2015