A conference on geometric representation theory, and related topics, 3rd-7th July 2017.

Organizers: Gwyn Bellamy and Ben Davison

The goal of this conference is bring together experts in geometric representation theory and related topics, to hear about the latest developments in the field. The conference will be held in new Mathematics and Statistics Building, University of Glasgow. It will run from 9.30am on Monday the 3rd of July, 2017, until 12.00pm on Friday the 7th of July. All talks will be in lecture room 116 (ground floor) of the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

There will be a short welcome/outline of the week at 9.30am on Monday morning before the first talk at 10am. There will be a conference dinner, subsidized for PhD students and postdocs, on Thursday evening the 6th of July.

Registration: If you wish to particpate, please register here.

A draft programme and list of participants will appear soon on the next page. Speakers will include:

Andrea Appel, University of Edinburgh
Galyna Dobrovolska, Columbia University
Iordan Ganev, IST Austria
Iain Gordon, University of Edinburgh (TBC)
Ian Grojnowski, University of Cambridge (TBC)
Sam Gunningham, University of Texas, Austin
Martina Lanini, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
Emmanuel Letellier, Université Denis-Diderot - Paris 7
Michael McBreen, MIT
Kevin McGerty, University of Oxford
Sven Meinhardt, University of Sheffield
Andrei Negut, MIT
Markus Reineke, Ruhr-Universitüt Bochum
Francesco Sala, Kavli IPMU
Peter Samuelson, University of Edinburgh
Travis Schedler, Imperial College London
Sarah Scherotzke, University of Bonn
Peng Shan, Université Paris-Sud
Nicolo Sibilla, University of Kent
Balázs Szendröi, University of Oxford

Funding: We have very limited funding to cover travel (but not accomodation) costs for some PhD and postdoc particpants. This will be awarded on a first come first served basis. Please email Gwyn Bellamy if you want to be considered for this.

Accommodation: Unfortunately, we are unable to book accomodation on behalf of particpants. The following hotels are all in the Westend, within easy walking distance of the Mathematics and Statistics building: The Ambassador Hotel, The Clifton Hotel, The Kelvin Hotel, The Hilton, The Heritage Hotel, The Argyll Hotel and Kelvingrove Hotel. You might also be able to book accomodation at the Queen Margaret residences by contacting university accomodation here.

Getting to and from the Queen Margaret residences: Acoomodation for the speakers has been booked at the Queen Margaret residence, which is just a short walk from the university. You can check in from 2pm onwards at the reception desk of the residence on the day of your arrival. If you are coming from Glasgow airport, then either simply take a taxi cab, which will cost no more than 20 pounds, or there is a frequent bus from the airport to Queen St. railway station. To get from either Queen St. or Central station to the residence, take the subway. For Queen St. get on at Buchanan St. subway station and for Central station, get on at St. Enoch station. Get off at Hillhead station. It is a 15min walk from there to the residences.


The conference is supported by the Engineering and physical sciences reserach council (EPSRC), as part of the grant "Symplectic representation theory".