Geometric Representation Theory

Conference Date: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 (All day) to Friday, June 26, 2020 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Mathematical Physics


This will be a twinnd conference held simultaneously at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada and Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany. The two venues will be connected by live video streams, during both the talks themselves as well as informal discussion sessions.

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.

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.

Limited financial support is available. Some funding will be reserved for early career mathematicians and participants from underrepresented groups. We encourage all participants to also seek alternative sources of funding, e.g., from their home institution. If you need support, you can add your request on the registration webform with a brief justification. For full consideration please apply by March 15, 2020.

To register for the North American event, please click here.

For administrative questions please contact Stephanie Mohl

  • Pramod Achar
  • Roman Bezrukavnikov
  • Ben Elias
  • Eugene Gorsky
  • Michael Finkelberg
  • Martina Lanini
  • Jenna Rajchgot
  • Sam Raskin
  • Laura Rider
  • Pavel Safronov
  • Sarah Scherotzke
  • Olivier Schiffmann
  • Monica Vazirani
  • Harold Williams
  • Xinwen Zhu

Scientific Organizers:

  • Tobias Barthel, Max Planck Institute, 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, Bonn University
  • Ben Webster, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo