
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 

April 24, 2014  
OVERVIEWExceptional algebras and groups have always caught the fascination of mathematicians. While intimately linked to each other, algebras and groups have each their own methods and questions. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together specialists and young researchers from both areas to discuss recent developments and results, to provide an overview of the current research and applications, and to stimulate new advances. A special feature of this workshop are two minicourses (4 lectures each) which provide an introduction to the workshop's theme from different perspectives. While introductory, these courses will lead the audience to a survey of the present state of the art.
Besides the two minicourses, there will be invited onehour talks by the leading experts in the area, as well as talks by young researchers. Participants may also be interested in a closely related event, the 69th Algebra Day on April 14, 2012, also at the University of Ottawa. CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS: Abstracts available here
*All
talks will be in Lamoureux Building (see LMX on the campus
map), Room 221

Thursday April 19, 2012  
9:0010:20 a.m. 
Holger
Petersson, FernUniversität in Hagen 
10:3011:00 a.m 
Mark MacDonald, University of British Columbia 
11:1012:30 p.m. 
Richard Weiss, Tufts University 
12:30 a.m. 
LUNCH 
14:0015:00 p.m  Arturo Pianzola,
Alberta/Mathematical Sciences Serre's Conjecture II, Dessins d'Enfants and Lie algebras of type $D_4$ 
15:0015:30 p.m.  BREAK 
15:3016:30 p.m.  Nikita
Karpenko, Universite
Pierre et Marie Curie / Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu On $p$generic splitting varieties 
16:3016:50 p.m.  Hernando
Bermudez, Emory University A Unified Solution to Some Linear Preserver 
17:0017:20  Timothy Pollio,
University of Virginia The multinorm principle 
18:30 CONFERENCE DINNER  
Friday April 20, 2012  
9:0010:20 a.m. 
Holger
Petersson, FernUniversität
in Hagen 
10:3011:00 a.m 
Sanghoon Baek, University of Ottawa 
11:1012:30 p.m. 
Richard Weiss, Tufts University 
12:30 a.m. 
LUNCH 
14:0015:00 p.m 
Skip
Garibaldi, Emory
University 
15:0015:30 p.m.  BREAK 
15:3016:30 p.m.  John
Faulkner, University of Virginia Weyl images of Kantor Pairs 
16:3016:50 p.m.  Caroline
Junkins, University
of Ottawa The Jinvariant and Tits algebras for groups of inner type E6 
17:0017:20  John
Hutchens, North Carolina State University kinvolutions of Exceptional Linear Algebraic Groups 
Saturday April 21, 2012  
9:0010:20 a.m. 
Holger
Petersson, FernUniversität
in Hagen 
10:3011:00 a.m 
Anne QuéguinerMathieu, Université Paris
13 
11:1012:30 p.m. 
Richard Weiss, Tufts University 
12:30 a.m. 
LUNCH 
14:0015:00 p.m 
Vladimir Chernousov, University of Alberta 
15:0015:30 p.m.  BREAK 
15:3016:30 p.m.  Raman
Parimala, Emory University Rtriviality of certain simply connected groups of type $E_8$ 
16:3016:50 p.m.  Igor
Rapinchuk, Yale University On the conjecture of Borel and Tits for abstract homomorphisms of algebraic groups 
17:00  17:20 p.m.  Changlong Zhong,
(University of Ottawa) Invariant and characteristic map 
Sunday April 22, 2012  
9:0010:20 a.m. 
Holger
Petersson, FernUniversität
in Hagen 
10:3011:00 a.m 
Tom De Medts, Ghent University (Belgium) 
11:1012:30 p.m. 
Richard Weiss, Tufts University 
12:30 a.m. 
LUNCH 
14:0015:00 p.m 
Alberto Elduque, Universidad de Zaragoza 
15:0015:30 p.m.  BREAK 
15:3016:30 p.m.  Max
Knus, ETH Zurich Triality over arbitrary fields and over $\mathbb F_1$ 
Full Name  University Name 
Auel, Asher*  Emory University 
Babic, Antonio  University of Alberta 
Baek, Sanghoon  University of Ottawa 
Bermudez, Hernando  Emory University 
Bhaskhar, Nivedita*  Emory University 
Billig, Yuly  Carleton University 
Boelaert, Lien  Ghent University 
Bose, Anirban  Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre 
Bumagin, Inna  Carleton University 
Chernousov, Vladimir  University of Alberta 
De Medts, Tom  Ghent University 
Elduque, Alberto  Universidad de Zaragoza 
Faulkner, John R.  University of Virginia 
Garibaldi, Skip  Emory University 
Gille, Stefan  University of Alberta 
Hoffnung, Alexander  University of Ottawa 
Hutchens, John  North Carolina State University 
Junkins, Caroline  University of Ottawa 
Karpenko, Nikita  Université Pierre et Marie Curie 
Knus, Max  ETH 
Larsen, Victor  Emory University 
Leclerc, MarcAntoine  University of Ottawa 
MacDonald, Mark  University of British Columbia 
Malagon, Audrey  Virginia Wesleyan College 
MalagonLopez, Jose  University of Ottawa 
Mehrdad, Negin  University of Ottawa 
Meyer, Jeffrey  University of Michigan 
Minchenko, Andrey  University of Western Ontario 
Naert, Karsten  Ghent University 
Neher, Erhard  University of Ottawa 
Nevins, Monica  University of Ottawa 
Parimala, Raman  Emory University 
Petersson, Holger P.  Fernuniversität Hagen 
Pianzola, Arturo  University of Alberta 
Pollio, Timothy  University of Virginia 
QuéguinerMathieu, Anne  Université Paris 13 
Racine, Michel  University of Ottawa 
Rapinchuk, Igor  Yale University 
Salmasian, Hadi  University of Ottawa 
Savage, Alistair  University of Ottawa 
Sebbar, Abdellah  University of Ottawa 
Singh, Anupam  IISER Pune 
Steele, Andrew*  University of Nottingham 
Talboom, John  Carleton University 
Thakur, Maneesh  Indian Statistical Institute 
Weiss, Richard  Tufts University 
Yahorau, Uladzimir  University of Alberta 
Zainoulline, Kirill  University of Ottawa 
Zhong, Changlong  University of Ottawa 