Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Atlantic Algebra Centre (AAC)
Network of Ontario Lie Theorists (NOLT)

International Workshop
Hopf Algebras, Algebraic Groups and Related Structures

June 13-17, 2016
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John’s, NL, Canada

Second Announcement

The workshop will focus on the interrelations and various connections between the theory of Hopf algebras (finite generation of cohomology, Nichols algebras, invariant theory) and the theory of linear algebraic groups (exceptional groups, torsors, cohomological invariants, central simple algebras) as well as on its applications to representation theory, graded algebras, super-algebras and quantum groups. We hope that the interaction of researchers during the meeting will have a substantial impact on the mutual understanding of the results, techniques and present problems in these areas.

The workshop is a joint activity between the Atlantic Algebra Centre and the Network of Ontario Lie Theorists. The organizing committee includes Yuri Bahturin (AAC), Mikhail Kochetov (AAC), Yorck Sommerhäuser (AAC) and Kirill Zaynullin (NOLT).

We expect about 30-40 participants in total, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows - primarily associated with AAC and NOLT, but also from other universities in Canada and abroad. We will post lecture notes (if provided by the speaker) on the AAC web site http://www.mun.ca/aac/ and will consider the possibility of publishing proceedings of the workshop in a mathematical journal, as we did for some of the previous workshops held by the AAC.

The list of confirmed speakers includes

1. Nicolás Andruskiewitsch (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
2. Pavel Etingof (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
3. Nikita Karpenko (University of Alberta, Canada)
4. Vladislav Kharchenko (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
5. Alexander Merkurjev (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
6. Susan Montgomery (University of Southern California, USA)
7. Dmitri Nikshych (University of New Hampshire, USA)
8. Victor Ostrik (University of Oregon, USA)
9. Hans-Jürgen Schneider (University of Munich, Germany)

One of the days during the workshop (depending on the weather) will be devoted to informal discussions and tourist activities. One option is a boat tour with the Gatheralls Puffin and Whale Watch (see http://gatheralls.com/gatheralls-puffin-whale-watch-newfoundland-tour-rates), but there are many other tourist attractions in St. John’s area (for more information see, for example, http://www.stjohns.ca/visiting-our-city/things-do).

If you wish to attend, please write to aac@mun.ca with HAAG16 in the subject line. 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 May 1 and for abstract submission May 20, 2016. The registration fee of 60 Canadian dollars (30 for students) is payable upon arrival. Please also mention if you are interested in the boat tour.

A limited support for the accommodation expenses in St. John’s is available to students and postdoctoral fellows doing research in one of the areas covered by the workshop. If you want to be considered for this support, please attach a recommendation letter from your supervisor. The deadline for this application is May 1.

The airport code of St. John’s International Airport is YYT (not to be confused with Saint John, NB). It is located about 15 minutes from downtown by taxi.
St. John’s is a popular tourist destination in summer, so we suggest you book your tickets and accommodation soon. There are many hotels available in the downtown area, approximately 30 minutes on foot from the campus of Memorial University, where the lectures will take place (near the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, roughly 230 Elizabeth Avenue). On-campus accommodation can be booked in two student residences: Paton College and Macpherson College – see http://www.mun.ca/conferences/guests/rooms for more details. Also, hostels can be booked through http://www.hostels.com/st.-john's/canada

If you have any questions, please write to us at aac@mun.ca.

 

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