Lie Groups, Lie Algebras and their Representations

(page last edited August 18, 2016)

The Lie Theory Workshop series of weekend conferences has been meeting several times a year since 1990.  Most years the NSF supports graduate students and postdoctoral participants, and the institution at which the workshop takes place also provides some support.  Most, but not all, of the workshops take place at West Coast universities.  Each workshop program is determined by the local organizers, and the workshop series program itself is organized by a committee currently consisting of Geoff Mason (University of California, Santa Cruz)), Susan  Montgomery (University of Southern California) and Joseph Wolf (University of California at Berkeley).

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Future Workshops:

Winter 2017: University of California, Berkeley, February 25-26, 2017.  This will be a conference in honor of Alan Huckleberry with emphasis on Transformation Groups in Complex Geometry.  The local organizers are Vera Serganova and Joseph Wolf.  The local web site is under construction, but there is a preliminary draft at https://math.berkeley.edu/~jawolf/LieTheoryFeb2017/index.html

Spring 2017: University of California, Berkeley, May 13-14, 2017.  This will be a conference in honor of Ivan Penkov with emphasis on Infinite Dimensional Lie Theory.  The local organizers are Vera Serganova and Joseph Wolf.  The local web site is under construction.

Summer 2017: University of California, San Diego (UCSD), June 2017.  Precise dates and emphasis to be announced.  The local organizers will be Susan Montgomery and Henry Tucker.

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Recent Past Workshops:

The Spring 2016 workshop (2) took place at the University of Washington, Seattle, April 16-17, 2016.  The emphasis was on Hopf algebras and actions. James Zhang (zhang@math.washington.edu) was the local organizer.  The local web site for the conference is http://www.math.washington.edu/~zhang/SeattleHAA2016/index.html. The speakers were [50 minutes] Ken Goodearl (University of California, Santa Barbara), Chelsea Walton (Temple University), Quanshui Wu (Fudan University, China), Richard Ng (Louisiana State University), Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University) and  Guangbin Zhuang (University of Southern California); [30 minutes]  Henry Tucker (University of Southern California), Joe Timmer (University of Colorado at Boulder), Jesse Levitt (Louisiana State University), Julia Plavnik (Texas A&M University) and Xingting Wang (Temple University). 

The Spring 2016 workshop (1) was an affiliated conference: the Second US-Mexico Conference on Representation theory, Categorification, and Noncommutative Algebra, at the University of Southern California (USC), May 30 - June 3, 2016.  The organizers were Christof Geiss (IM-UNAM), Aaron Lauda (USC), Milen Yakimov (LSU) and Andrea Appel (USC).  The local web site for that conference is http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~andreaap/conference2016.html .

The Fall 2015 workshop took place at the Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, November 7-8, 2015.  The local organizers were Pramod Achar (pramod@math.lsu.edu), Gestur Olafsson (olafsson@math.lsu.edu), Daniel Sage (sage@math.lsu.edu)  and Milen Yakimov (yakimov@math.lsu.edu).  The emphasis was on analytic and algebraic aspects of Lie theory. The local web page for the conference was  https://www.math.lsu.edu/~pramod/LieTheory2015/ .  The speakers were Joseph Wolf (Berkeley). Raul Gomez (Cornell University), Ben Harris (Simon's Rock College), Hadi Salmasian (University of Ottawa), Tsao-Hsien Chen (Northwestern University) , Cheng-Chiang Tsai (MIT),  Sean Rostami (University of Wisconsin) , Peter Fiebig (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and Christoper Bremer.

The Spring 2015 workshop took place at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, May 16-17, 2015.  The local organizers were Arturo Pianzola (a.pianzola@ualberta.ca) and Terry Gannon (tjgannon@ualberta.ca).  The emphasis was on geometric methods in Lie theory.  Speakers were  Kai Behrend (UBC), Jon Brundan (Oregon), Thomas Creutzig (Alberta), David Evans (Cardiff),Johanna Hennig (UCSD) , Shashank Kanade (Rutgers)  and Johannes Walcher (McGill).
 
The Winter 2015 workshop took place at the University of California, Riverside, February 14-15, 2015.  The local organizers were Jacob Greenstein (jacob.greenstein@ucr.edu),  Vyjayanthi Chari (vyjayanthi.chari@ucr.edu) and Carl Mautner.  The emphasis was on representation theory.  The list of speakers included Achar, Dobrovolska, Friedlander, Lauda, Loseu, Pevtsova, Rosso, Yun and Zhu.  The conference web site is http://math.ucr.edu/~lietheory/workshop2015.shtml

The Fall 2014 workshop took place at the  University of Washington (Seattle), November 15-16, 2014.  The local organizer was James Zhang and the emphasis will be on Hopf algebras and actions. 
http://www.math.washington.edu/~zhang/SeattleHAA2014/index.html

The Spring 2014 workshop took place at the University of Southern California (USC), May 19-22, 2014, local organizers were Aravind Asok, Robert Guralnick, Aaron Lauda and Susan Montgomery .  The conference was joint with a conference in celebration of the 70th birthday of Eric Friedlander.  The Friedlander conference web site is  https://sites.google.com/site/efriedlander70/

The Winter 2014 workshop took place at Stanford University, February 1-2.  The local organizers were Apoorva Khare, Daniel Bump and Persi Diaconis. 
The Fall 2013 workshop took place at the University of California, Berkeley, October 12-13.  The local organizer was Joseph Wolf (jawolf@math.berkeley.edu).
https://sites.google.com/site/lietheory/information---next-workshop/uc-berkeley-october-2013

The Spring 2013 workshop took place at the University of Oregon, April 27-28.  The local organizer was Jon Brundan (brundan@uoregon.edu).  The emphasis was on tensor categories and categorification.   http://math.uoregon.edu/seminars/lie.php

The Winter 2013 workshop in the program took place at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), January 19-20.  The local organizers were Alireza Salehi Golsefidy, Daniel Rogalski and Efim Zelmanov.  The emphasis was on Lie groups and related areas.  
http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~asalehig/LieTheoryWorkshop2013.html

The Fall 2012 workshop took place at Louisiana State University, October 6-7.  The local organizers were Gestur Olafsson and Milen Yakimov.  The emphasis was on  Representation theory and analysis on homogeneous spaces.
                https://www.math.lsu.edu/~brworkshop/

The Spring 2012 workshop took place at the University of Southern California (USC), May 5-6.  The local organizers were Susan Montgomery and  Miodrag Iovanov.  The emphasis was on  Hopf algebras and related areas.  http://dornsife.usc.edu/conferences/liehop

The Winter 2012 workshop took place at Stanford University.  The local organizers were Apoorva Khare, Daniel Bump and Anne Schilling.  The emphasis was on Quantum Groups and related areas.
               http://web.stanford.edu/~khare/conferences/LieWorkshop2012/