This event consists of a summer school and workshop to be held at Fields Institute over a nine day period. The period July 7-10 will be dedicated to the summer school, with July 11 as a free day and followed by another 4 days of workshop that will consist of contributed talks. The purpose of the summer school is to highlight some of the major developments of the Affine Schubert Calculus related to k-Schur functions with survey presentations and tutorials. The workshop portion of the event will highlight some recent related research.

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/10-11/schubert/index.html

]]>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

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/09-10/torsors/

]]>Low-Dimensional Topology

& Categorification conference at Stony Brook, June 21-25, 2010.

We have finally started advertizing the conference; please mention it

to your colleagues and graduate students who might be interested.

The conference website is

]]>The theme(s) of the student conference are quite broad, but the two plenary speakers are

-Alan Reid (UT Austin)

-Doug Ravenel (University of Rochester).

In addition, there will be 3 “problem/open-question sessions” with the junior speakers

– Moon Duchin (UMichigan),

– Benjamin Schmidt (Michigan State University)

– Tom Fiore (UMichigan, Dearborn),

on geometric group theory, differential geometry, and homotopy theory. Finally, and most importantly, there will be a large number of 30-minute graduate student talks, ranging in style from the expository to the mini-research talk.

More details may be found at

http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/09-10/topconf/

for Canadians. The main conference page is

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jmeyster/topologyconference/home.html

]]>“Connections in Geometry and Physics”,

To be held on 7-9 May, 2010, at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers who work at the interface between geometry and physics. The first meeting of the workshop was held in May 2009, to great success, and the talks covered topics from geometric analysis, moduli space theory, and symplectic geometry. In 2010, we plan to focus on the following main areas: mathematical general relativity, gauge theory, and mirror symmetry.

]]>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: ]]>