Lie Groups, Lie Algebras and their Representations

(page last edited February 11, 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).

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 spring 2016 workshop is scheduled for April 16-17, and an affiliated conference (the  Second US-Mexico Conference on Representation theory, Categorification, and Noncommutative Algebra) is scheduled for May 30 - June 3 at  the University of Southern California.

Spring 2016:  University of Washington, Seattle, April 16-17, 2016.  The emphasis will be Hopf algebras and actions. James Zhang (zhang@math.washington.edu) is the local organizer.  The local web site for the conference is http://www.math.washington.edu/~zhang/SeattleHAA2016/index.html. The speakers will be [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).  Participants should arrange their own accommodation during the workshop, a list of hotels are provided at the website local web site just above.

Spring 2016: There will be 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 are 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 .

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Fall 2015.  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.

Spring 2015:  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).
 
Winter 2015:  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/