Lie Groups, Lie Algebras and their Representations

(page last edited 18 March 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.  The next workshop is

   Spring 2015:  University of Alberta, Edmonton, May 16-17, 2015.  The local organizers are Arturo Pianzola ( and Terry Gannon (  The emphasis will be on geometric methods in Lie theory.
The tentative (18 March 2015) schedule is

Saturday May 16:
     9:30-10:30 Johannes Walcher (McGill)
   11:00-12:00 Kai Behrend (UBC)
   12:00- 2:00 lunch
     2:00-3:00 Jon Brundan (Oregon)
    3:15-3:45 Johanna Hennig (UCSD)
    4:00-4:30 Shashank Kanade (Rutgers)
Sunday May 17:
   9:30-10:30 David Evans (Cardiff)
  11:00-12:00 Thomas Creutzig (Alberta)

The local airport is Edmonton International (YEG). There are several ways to get to the university/hotels from the airport:
--  shuttle:   $30 return (= round trip) (you must pre-book)
--  taxi (approx $55 one way), no need to pre-book
--  public transportation  (approx $3 one way, 45 minutes to university from airport, but leaves once an hour)

We'll  local hotels information soon.

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 includes 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.