SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

September 17, 2014

April 1-2, 2011
SOUTHERN ONTARIO GROUPS AND GEOMETRY MEETING
to be held at the Fields Institute (map)

Organizing Committee:
Megumi Harada (McMaster University), Joel Kamnitzer (University of Toronto), Kevin Purbhoo (University of Waterloo)
Registration
Registration fee $30, (waived for speakers)
Banquet ticket - $40, (Students & Postdocs $5
)
Audio & Slides of the Talks Schedule
Participant List Speaker Abstracts Housing and Hotels Information for Fields Visitors

OVERVIEW

Broadly, the subject of our workshop is “groups and geometry”. A number of rich branches of mathematics lie at the intersection of these two large areas. More specifically, our main themes of interest are: geometric representation theory, group actions on manifolds and varieties, and combinatorial aspects of geometry and representation theory.

We plan on holding a workshop with four to five talks per day.Currently the draft schedule is for three talks on Friday afternoon and a full day on Saturday with five talks. We will invite speakers and participants from different Ontario universities and other regional institutions. There will be talks by faculty, post-docs, and senior graduate students, with emphasis on a high level of mathematical and communicative quality.

Invited Speakers

Jonah Blasiak (University of Michigan)
Bruce Fontaine (University of Toronto)
Jenna Rajchgot (Cornell University)
Ilya Shapiro (University of Windsor)
Greg Smith (Queens University)
David Speyer (University of Michigan)
Mike Zabrocki (York University)

Travel support

Application for travel support for students and postdocs, deadline to apply was February 28, 2011

Schedule

Friday, April 1
1:00 p.m. On-Site Registration
1:30 p.m. Mike Zabrocki (York University)
k-Schur functions indexed by a maximal rectangle
2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00 p.m. Bruce Fontaine (University of Toronto)
Webs and the Affine Grassmannian
4:15 p.m. David Speyer (University of Michigan)
Projected Richardson Varieties
   
6:00 p.m.

Workshop Dinner at Sky Dragon Restuarant
280 Spadina Ave. (map)
*Tickets must be purchased in advance online or onsite before 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, April 2
9:00 a.m. Morning Coffee
9:30 a.m. Jenna Rajchgot (Cornell University)
Compatibly split subvarieties of the Hilbert scheme of points in the plane
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Greg Smith (Queen's University)
Vanishing theorems and equations of embedded varieties
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 p.m. Ilya Shapiro (University of Waterloo)
Characteristic classes from Lie algebra cohomology
3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. Jonah Blasiak (University of Michigan)
A crystal basis for two-row Kronecker

 

Final List of Participants:

Full Name University Name
Bertiger, Anna Cornell University
Blasiak, Jonah University of Michigan
Brown, Andrew University of Waterloo
Collins, Voula Cornell University
Fisher, Jonathan University of Toronto
Fok, Chi-Kwong Cornell University
Fontaine, Bruce University of Toronto
Franz, Matthias University of Western Ontario
Grieve, Nathan Queen's University
Guay-Paquet, Mathieu University of Waterloo
Harada, Megumi McMaster University
Jeffrey, Lisa University of Toronto
Kamnitzer, Joel University of Toronto
Karshon, Yael University of Toronto
Knutson, Allen Cornell University
Krepski, Derek McMaster University
Lemay, Joel University of Ottawa
MacHenry, Trueman York University
Mahmood, Fatima Cornell University
Mares, Ben McMaster University
Morgan, Stephen University of Toronto
Pabiniak, Milena Cornell University
Parchimowicz, Michael McMaster University
Purbhoo, Kevin University of Waterloo
Pym, Brent University of Toronto
Rajchgot, Jenna Cornell University
Rhee, Donguk University of Waterloo
Selick, Paul University of Toronto
Shapiro, Ilya University of Windsor
Sjamaar, Reyer Cornell University
Smirnov, Ilia Queen's University
Smith, Gregory Queen's University
Smith, Kathleen University of Toronto
Speyer, David University of Michigan
Teff, Nicholas University of Iowa
VanHoof, Martin University of Western Ontario
Watts, Jordan University of Toronto
Yazinski, Jonathan McMaster University
Young, Matthew Stony Brook University
Zabrocki, Mike York University