The meeting will celebrate the centenary of I Schurs 1901 Dissertation which has been so influential in the development of representation theory. Also, it was in this work that Schur functions first appeared especially in their relationship to the representations of general linear groups and symmetric groups. Macdonald polynomials are generalisations of Schur functions and their relevance to a broad area within mathematics and physics is becoming increasingly apparent. An equally significant contribution has been made by JA(Sandy) Green, in particular in his influential Springer Lecture Notes where Schurs work was presented in modern terminology. This has led to even more contemporary developments in quantum groups and Hecke algebras. Thus, this meeting will simultaneously celebrate Sandy Greens 75th Birthday and will mark his striking contribution to this subject. These celebrations will be held on Sunday 3rd June culminating in a Dinner.
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