Lie Groups, Lie Algebras and their Representations

(page last edited September 25, 2015)
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).

The purpose of the program is to communicate results and ideas rather than to deliver polished presentations. The program also serves to acquaint graduate students in this area with a range of researchers in Lie theory and representation theory.  The fall workshop is scheduled for November 7-8, a spring workshop is scheduled for April 16-17, 2016, and another spring workshop is scheduled for May 30 - June 4, 2016.  Here is the 2015-16 schedule as of September 14, 2015; some  earlier workshops are listed below that.

   Fall 2015.  Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, November 7-8, 2015.  The local organizers are Pramod Achar (, Gestur Olafsson (, Daniel Sage (  and Milen Yakimov (  The emphasis will be on analytic and algebraic aspects of Lie theory.  The program is

     Saturday November 7:
                   9:30-10:00 Coffee
                 10:00-11:00 Joseph Wolf (Berkeley)
                 11:15-12:15 Raul Gomez (Cornell University)
                  2:00-  3:00 Ben Harris (Bard College)
                  3:15-  4:15 Hadi Salmasian (University of Ottawa)
                  4:30-  5:30 Tsao-Hsien Chen (Northwestern University)

     Sunday November 8:
                 8:30- 9.00 Coffee
                 9:00-10:00 Cheng-Chiang Tsai (MIT)
               10:10-11:10 Sean Rostami (University of Wisconsin)
               11:30-12:30 Peter Fiebig (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
               12:40-  1:40 Christoper Bremer (LSU)

More schedule details will be posted as the information becomes available.

Hotel information:  A block of rooms is reserved at the Staybridge Suites-Baton Rouge, 4001 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge 70808,  Phone 225-456-5430,
The negotiated reduced price is $97 + tax per night.  Workshop participants have to make their own reservations, but must let the hotel know that they are part of the workshop in order to obtain the reduced rate.   The code is LTW.

Spring 2016:  University of Washington, Seattle, April 16-17, 2016.  The emphasis will be Hopf algebras and actions.  James Zhang ( is the local organizer.

Spring 2016:: The Lie Theory Workshop will be in cooperation with the Second US-Mexico Conference on Representation theory, Categorification, and Noncommutative Algebra, University of Southern Caaifornia (USC), May 30 - June 4, 2016.  The organizers are Aaron Lauda (, Andrea Appel (, and Christof Geiss (


Spring 2015:  University of Alberta, Edmonton, May 16-17, 2015.  The local organizers were Arturo Pianzola ( and Terry Gannon (  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).
Winter 2015:  University of California, Riverside, February 14-15, 2015.  The local organizers were Jacob Greenstein (,  Vyjayanthi Chari ( 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

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.

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

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 (

The Spring 2013 workshop took place at the University of Oregon, April 27-28.  The local organizer was Jon Brundan (  The emphasis was on tensor categories and categorification.

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.

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.

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.

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.