(page last edited May 24 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 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. As of May 24, 2015, the 2015-2016 workshops have not yet been scheduled. Some earlier workshops are listed below.
Spring 2015: University of Alberta, Edmonton, May 16-17, 2015. The local organizers were Arturo Pianzola (email@example.com) and Terry Gannon (firstname.lastname@example.org). The emphasis was on geometric methods in Lie theory. The schedule was
Saturday May 16:
9:30-10:30 Johannes Walcher (McGill) Exponential networks and representations of quivers
11:00-12:00 Kai Behrend (UBC) Algebraic stacks and the inertia operator
2:00-3:00 Jon Brundan (Oregon) Kac-Moody 2-categories
3:15-3:45 Johanna Hennig (UCSD) Path algebras of quivers and representations of locally finite Lie algebra
4:00-4:30 Shashank Kanade (Rutgers) The Rogers-Ramanujan identities: From sums, hopefully to products
Sunday May 17:
9:30-10:30 David Evans (Cardiff) K-Theory and Conformal Field Theory
11:00-12:00 Thomas Creutzig (Alberta) Coset Vertex Algebras
Winter 2015: University of California, Riverside, February 14-15, 2015. The local organizers were Jacob Greenstein (email@example.com), Vyjayanthi Chari (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Carl Mautner. The emphasis was on representation theory. The list of speakers includes 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.
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 (email@example.com).
The Spring 2013 workshop took place at the University of Oregon, April 27-28. The local organizer was Jon Brundan (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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. 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.