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Cheryl Praeger Retirement Mini-Symposium

Cheryl Praeger Retirement Mini-symposium

Cheryl began her career at the University of Western Australia in 1976, and has recently retired after 40 years of service.

To celebrate her amazing and influential career, there will be a mini-symposium hosted by the University of Western Australia

on April 13 (2017). There will be four plenary lectures devoted to Cheryl’s legacy given by some of her closest colleagues:

- Cai Heng Li (Southern University of Science and Technology China)

- Martin Liebeck (Imperial College, University of London)

- Alice Niemeyer (RWTH Aachen University)

- Jacqui Ramagge (University of Sydney)

This event has been generously supported by the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (UWA). All of the talks will take place in the Case Study Room, The University Club.

There is no registration fee, but we do ask that you let the organisers (below) know if you are attending.


9:45am - 10:15am Opening plus a presentation by John Bamberg.

10:15am - 10:45am Morning Tea

10:45am - 11:30am Jacqui Ramagge

11:35am - 12:25pm Alice Niemeyer (Simplicial surfaces)

12:25pm - 2:15pm Lunch

2:15pm - 3pm Cai Heng Li (Arc-transitive embeddings of graphs)

3pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Tea

3:30pm - 4:15pm Martin Liebeck (Algorithms for finitely presented groups, and probabilistic group theory)

4:20pm Wrap up

5:30pm Pre-dinner drinks (UniClub)

6pm Dinner (UniClub)


A/Prof John Bamberg (

A/Prof Michael Giudici (

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