Lie Theory, Cohomology, and Geometry in Wildrose Country

  • Start Date: 08/21/2017
  • End Date: 08/25/2017

University of Alberta


Lie theory is named after the Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie who, at the end of the 19th century, created the theory of "transformation groups" and their infinitesimal versions (called today Lie groups and Lie algebras). Lie theory has evolved into a major mathematical subject with applications to many research areas including algebra, analysis, linear algebraic groups, as well as mathematical physics. Some of the most modern Lie theoretical methods in physics make use of the theory of infinite dimensional Lie algebras, an area to which Vladimir Chernousov and Arturo Pianzola contributed several important results using, among other ideas, methods from Galois cohomology.


The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers to discuss the latest developments in algebraic groups, Lie theory and related areas, and to honour the work of Chernousov and Pianzola.



Invited speakers

Georgia Benkart (Wisconsin-Madison, US)

Yuly Billig (Carleton)

Baptiste Calmès (Lens, France)

Zhihua Chang (SCUT, China)

Stephen Donkin (York, UK)

Alberto Elduque (Zaragoza, Spain) (to be confirmed)

Matthieu Florence (Paris 6, France)

Philippe Gille (Lyon, France)

Olivier Mathieu (Lyon, France)

Alexander Merkurjev (UCLA, US)

Ján Mináč (Western University)

Robert Moody (Victoria)

Erhard Neher (Ottawa)

Ivan Panin (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Parimala Raman (Emory, US)

Andrei Rapinchuk (Virginia, US)

Zinovy Reichstein (UBC)

Stephen Scully (Alberta)

Alexander Vishik (Nottingham, UK)

Efim Zelmanov (UCSD, US) (to be confirmed)

Other Information: 

This event is part of the PIMS CRG on Cohomological & Geometric Methods in Algebra



More details can be found on the Main Site here