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Geometric Representation Theory

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Mon, 2020-06-22 (All day) - Fri, 2020-06-26 (All day)

Twinned conference "Geometric Representation Theory", June 22 - 26, 2020



In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided that the conference "Geometric Representation Theory", which was to be held jointly at the Max Planck Institute and the Perimeter Institute, will not be going forward as an in-person event. We are however keen for the event to go ahead remotely, and we are currently investigating how this might be implemented.


This will be a twinned conference held simultaneously at Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany and Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada.
The concept of the twinned conference is motivated by the desire to reduce environmental impact of conference travels. Our hope is that this initiative will help reduce transatlantic flights, while still promoting long distance interactions.

In recent years, tools from algebraic geometry and mathematical physics have proven very influential in representation theory.  The most famous example is the geometric Langlands program, which is inspired by the original Langlands program in the function field case, but has also included advances in the theory of algebraic groups, Lie algebras and Cherednik algebras.  The goal of this twinned conference is to bring together experts in geometric representation theory and adjacent areas to discuss the forefront of current developments in this highly active field.


North American location

at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

European Location

at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics 


Registration: Please register under the following link by May 31, 2020.

Registration: Please register under the following link by May 31, 2020.

Confirmed Speakers:

Pramod Achar (Louisiana State University)
Roman Bezrukavnikov (MIT)
Ben Elias (University of Oregon)
Eugene Gorsky (UC Davis)
Michael Finkelberg (State University Higher School of Economics)
Martina Lanini (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)
Jenna Rajchgot (University of Saskatchewan)
Sam Raskin (The University of Texas at Austin)
Laura Rider (University of Georgia)
Pavel Safronov (University of Zurich)
Sarah Scherotzke (University of Luxembourg)
Olivier Schiffmann (CNRS, Université de Paris-Sud Orsay)
Monica Vazirani (UC Davis)
Harold Williams (UC Davis)
Xinwen Zhu (Caltech)


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact


Tobias Barthel (MPIM Bonn)
André Henriques (Oxford University)
Joel Kamnitzer (University of Toronto)
Carl Mautner (University of California, Riverside)
Aaron Mazel-Gee (University of Southern California)
Kevin Mcgerty (Oxford University)
Catharina Stroppel (University of Bonn)
Ben Webster (Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo)


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