12 January to 23 January 2009
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK
Organisers: M Geck (University of Aberdeen), A Kleshchev (University of Oregon) and G Röhrle (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).
in association with the Newton Institute programme Algebraic Lie Theory (12 January to 26 June 2009)
The programme "Algebraic Lie Theory" covers a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from more classical areas like the theory of Lie algebras and Lie groups (over real, complex, p-adic or finite fields), through connections with geometry, combinatorics and homological algebra (Schubert varieties, Kazhdan-Lusztig theory, categorification, ...), and on to the study of new classes of algebras like cyclotomic Hecke algebras or finite W-algebras. The 2-week instructional period provides an introduction to these topics by leading experts in the field. There will be a mixture of lectures, informal discussions and/or problem sessions, in order to ensure a close interaction between the speakers and the participants.