Combinatorics of group actions and its applications


First Announcement

The workshop will be held on 

August 28 - September 1, 2017


Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada




Yuri Bahturin, Mikhail Kotchetov, Hamid Usefi and Kirill Zainoulline


Supported by

Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland


The workshop is the joint activity between Atlantic Algebra Centre and the Network of Ontario Lie Theorists with the focus on modern developments in the theory of group actions (gradings on algebras, actions on lattices and varieties) and its applications (polynomial identities, representation theory and Schubert calculus).

It will include several mini-courses given by leading experts addressed at graduate students, as well as research talks given by senior researchers and short communications by young researchers.

The workshop will run for 4 full days (Monday - Friday, except Wednesday) and will feature a unique combination of several introductory mini-courses, research-level talks and short communications by young researchers.


Plenary speakers

Eli Aljadeff, Technion, Israel
Vesselin Drensky, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria (to be confirmed)
Alberto Elduque, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Eric Jespers, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Plamen Koshlukov, University of Campinas, Brazil
Monica Nevins, University of Ottawa, Canada
Alexander Premet, University of Manchester, UK
David Riley, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Yorck Sommerhaeuser, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Mikhail Zaicev, Moscow State University, Russia


One of the days (Wednesday) of the workshop will be assigned for informal discussions and a whale/puffin watching tour.

If you wish to attend, please write at with topic CGA. Please provide your name, affiliation, the topic of your talk(s), if you wish or if you are invited to speak. The deadline for registration is July 1, 2017.

A support for the accommodation expenses in St. John's could be available to the students doing research in the entitled areas of the workshop. If you want to be considered for this support, please, write to and attach a recommendation letter from your supervisor.