First de Brún Workshop on Computational Algebra


There is no registration fee. Those wishing to attend the workshop should e-mail the organisers ( and as soon as possible.


The first lecture will be at 10am on Tuesday 22 July, and the last lecture will end at 12.30 on Friday 1 August. There will be a Workshop trip to the Burren, Co. Clare in the first week, and to the Galway Races in the second week. There will be no lectures on the Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Lecture courses will take place in the mornings, and  participants will have the opportunity to contribute talks on their research in the afternoons.

A programme is now available. So too is a full list of participants.

Corrib Village

There is also a list of participants staying in Corrib Village. We have booked five appartments in Corrib Village; each has four rooms one of which is a twin room. Unfortunately, some participants will have to share a twin room. All Corrib Village participants are being subsidized and so need only pay 70 euro per week, or 35 euro per week if they are sharing. If there is a letter after your name then we have you down to share a room with the other participant with that letter. If this is a problem please contact as soon as possible.


The lecture courses are aimed at mathematicians with a general interest in computational aspects of algebra, but who don't necessarily have expertise in the topics of the courses. For the afternoon research talks our interpretation of "computational algebra" is catholic!

Contribute a talk

If you would like to give a talk, please send a provisional title as soon as possible.


The workshop overlaps with the end of Galway's arts festival and the second week of the workshop is Galway Race week. So there is a lot of demand from tourists for accommodation at this time of year.

We have block booked rooms on campus in Corrib Village. The cost is 440 euro for the period: arrival 21 July - deprture 1 August. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like one of these rooms.


We have some funds to help with the accommodation costs of graduate students and possibly others. So please let us know if you would like to be considered for this support.


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