A problem based workshop on symplectic representation theory and related topics.

Organizer: G. Bellamy  

The workshop will be held in lecture room 204 of the Mathematics building, University of Glasgow. It is building D4 on the map. It will run from 9.30am on Monday the 8th until 4.00pm on Friday the 12th of June. There will be a short welcome/outline of the week at 9.30am on Monday morning before the first talk at 10am.

The list of problems is here.

A draft program and list of participants is included on the next page. Here is a tentative plan for the week - every morning there will be two talks. These talks should outline problems that you think are interesting, some ideas of how one might go about solving them, and an outline of what is already known. At the end of the talks in the morning we will briefly review the problems that people are working on. Then, people will be free in the afternoons to go off and work on any of the problems under consideration. Finally, at 5pm each evening, we will reconvene so that people get a chance to report back on any progress made and find out what other people are up to.

Important: This workshop will be run for our benefit! So if you think we should have more/fewer talks, or have some other ideas about what we can do, please do let me know and we can change the schedule accordingly.

Accommodation: Unless you are specifically told otherwise, you will be staying at the Ambassador hotel; see here. It is next to the botanic gardens, and a short walk from the university - check here.

Tuesday afternoon: On Tuesday afternoon there will be an excursion to Rowardennan, which is on the shores of Loch Lomond and the foot of Ben Lomond. We will have a workshop dinner at the Rowardennan hotel in the evening before driving back to Glasgow. Ben Lomond is the furthest south of Scotland's Munros. Though not a "technical" climb, it is none the less a non-trivial hike to the summit. So if you to want to attempt a shot at ascending it, you should bring water-proof clothing and comfortable walking shoes. If struggling up a mountain is not your cup of tea, fear not. Rowardennan is on the West Highland Way. This is a beautiful hiking trail that follows the shores of Loch Lomond (and hence is flat). There is also the option of spending the afternoon in the pub... We will leave the maths building at 12.30am prompt.

Getting to and from the hotel: It is a short walk from the hotel to the maths department. 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 hotel is very easy. Just 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 short walk from there to the hotel.


The workshop is supported by a grant from the College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow. 

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