The University of Ottawa will host a Fields Institute workshop on
Torsors, Lie algebras and Galois Cohomology, March 26-28, 2010

The workshop program will feature invited talks by

Vladimir Chernousov (Alberta)
Skip Garibaldi (Emory)
Stefan Gille (München)
Nicole Lemire (Western)
Mark MacDonald (UBC)
Audrey Malagon (Mercer)
Ján Minác (Western)
Alexander Ondrus (Alberta)
Zinovy Reichstein (UBC)
Aurel Meyer (UBC)
Arturo Pianzola (Alberta)
Jie Sun (Ottawa)
Angelika Welte (Ottawa)

In addition, Prof. Skip Garibaldi will give two introductory
lectures on “cohomological invariants of linear algebraic groups”,
aimed at graduate students.

Financial support is available for graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows. The deadline for applications for support is
January 17, 2010.

More information, online registration and the application for
support cam be found at


                                               October 25, 2009
A conference

   "Representation Theory of Algebraic Groups and Quantum Groups '10"

      August 2 -- 6, 2010,  Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan,

will be held, as the 10th International Conference by Graduate School of
Mathematics, Nagoya University.

This conference is a continuation of the conference of the same title
held at Sophia University, Tokyo, in the summer of 2001, and at Nagoya
University in June, 2006.
The main theme of the conference is, as in the title,
the representation theory of algebraic groups and quantum groups.
Especially the special emphasis will be put on

- Modular representations of algebraic groups,
- Representations of quantum groups and crystal bases,
- Representations of affine Lie algebras,
- Representations of Lie algerbas in positive characteristic,
- Representations of affine Hecke algebras,
- Modular or ordinary representations of finite reductive groups,
- Representations of complex reflection groups and associated Hecke algebras.

The (tentatively) confirmed speakers, as of October 2010, are

   T. Arakawa (Nara Women's University)
   S. Ariki (RIMS)
   R. Bezrukavnikov (MIT)
   J. Brundan (University of Oregon)
   P. Fiebig (Freiburg Univesity)
   M. Geck (Aberdeen University)
   V. Ginzburg (University of Chicago)
   J. Kamnitzer(Univesity of Toronto)
   S. Kato (RIMS)
   G.I. Lehrer (University of Sydney)
   H. Nakajima (RIMS)
   A. Premet (University of Manchester)
   R. Rouquier (University of Oxford)
   N. Xi (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

The organizing committee is :

  T. Shoji (chair),  S. Ariki, H. Nakajima, Y. Saito, K. Shinoda, T. Tanisaki

The registration in advance is not necessary in this conference.
Participants are requested to register at the registration desk
in the conference hall.

Some funds will be available for travel and lodging support.  Please contact
us by e-mail. Especially young mathematicians are welcome to the
conference.  See the conference web page below, where the latest
information will be found.

The conference is being supported by the Graduate School of Matheamtics,
Nagoya University, as well as by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Please feel free to send this message to anyone you think might be interested
in the conference.

For further inquiries, please contact the following:

       Toshiaki Shoji
       Graduate School of Mathematics
       Nagoya University
       Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8602 Japan
       Tel: +81-52-789-5605
       Fax: +81-52-789-9762

“Taipei Conference on Representation Theory” in Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, December 19-23, 2010.

This is a first announcement for a workshop that explores the foundations of
conformal field theory from the perspective of operator algebras.  The
workshop will be led by Andre Henriques and held at the University of
Oregon, from 16 August through 21 August 2010.  It will be completely
expositional, and aimed at graduate students and postdocs.  There will be a
strong emphasis on student participation, as in the case of the annual
Talbot Workshops at MIT.  Further information appears below, as well as on
the web:

The workshop will emphasize two related topics:

  bordered Floer homology, and
  mirror symmetry for manifolds of general type

Minicourse speakers will be Robert Lipshitz, Paul Seidel, and
TBA. In addition, we plan to have talks and discussion sessions.
I received this in the mail today.

Sage Days 20.5

First Announcement
Fields Institute, May 3--7, 2010

Further information regarding this event is available at:

The objective of this workshop is to provide a gentle introduction to
Sage (installation, features, tutorials on basic usage and
development) and to develop and implement algorithms for research in
algebraic combinatorics and the representation theory of finite
dimensional algebras. The workshop will provide ample opportunity for
both the experienced and the newcomers to work on coding projects.
Topics may include:

    • Crystals and reflection groups algorithms
    • Combinatorial Hopf algebras
    • Representations of quivers
    • Cluster algebras
    • Noncommutative Gröbner Bases

The purpose of this blog is to post info on conferences and summer schools in geometric representation theory and related topics.  It is intended for U of T grad students, but it is open to whoever stops by.