The subject of group rings naturally brings together researchers
in ring theory and group theory, and has close connections to work
in several other areas, especially representation theory and number
theory. Recent advances in other areas, including algebras with
polynomial identities, graded algebras and Lie algebras, coding
theory, and the search for set-theoretic solutions of the Yang-Baxter
equations have shed light on the importance of techniques developed
initially for group rings.
The purpose of the Brock International Conference on Groups, Rings
and Group Rings is to bring international groups of researchers
in group rings together with those in areas with close connections
to group rings to present and discuss the latest advances in these
areas. It will also provide an opportunity for graduate students
and postdocs from Canadian universities and from some international
universities to present their own results and to appreciate the
scope and depth of the theories of groups, rings and group rings
by attending this conference.
This will be the first such conference held in the Niagara region.
The invited speakers:
Eli Aljadeff (Technion University, Israel )
Jason Bell (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Yuri Bahturin (Memorial University, Canada)
Gabriele Nebe (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Jan Okninski (Warsaw University, Poland)
Donald Passman (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)
César Polcino Milies (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
David Riley (Western University, Canada)
Ángel del Río (University of Murcia, Spain)
Sudarshan Sehgal (University of Alberta, Canada)
Benjamin Steinberg (Carlton University, Canada)
Sergio Lopez-Permouth (Ohio University, USA)
Efim Zelmanov (U. California - San Diego, USA)
a) Registration fees: Regular participants: $150 Cdn, Student or
Postdoctoral participants: $75 Cdn.
This registration fee includes the conference dinner and an excursion
to Niagara Falls. For other guests who wish to attend the conference
dinner and (or) excursion, there is a charge of $30 per person for
the conference dinner and $30 per person for the excursion.
Registration Form (Deadline: June 1, 2014):
b) Funding, There is limited funding available for graduate students
Funding Application Form (Deadline: May 15, 2014):
A few hotels will provide discounted rates for conference participants
from July 27 to August 2.
(1) For invited speakers,
Please contact Prof. Yuanlin Li before June 10, 2014 (by email:
yli<at>brocku.ca or by phone: 905-688-5550- ext. 4626) to
provide your arrival and departure dates. We will book a room
for you at the Four Point by Sheraton -St.Catharines (phone: 905-984-8484
or 1-877-848-3782) and we will cover your stay between July 27
to August 1, 2014.
(2) For participants.
Point by Sheraton - St.Catharines. The hotel is about a 10-15
minute walk to Brock University and all rooms are suites. When
booking please use the meeting code: Algebra 2014 and phone 905-984-8484
or 1-877-848-3782. The discounted rate is $139 /night +Tax. In
order to get this rate you must book the rooms before June 13,
Western -St. Catharines. This hotel locates in the city of
St. Catharines and it is about 10 minute drive to Brock University.
The discounted room rate is $110 / night +Tax, including a full
breakfast. The hotel also provides a shuttle van which will send
participants to Brock in the morning and pick up in the afternoon.
When booking please mention "Group Rings Math Conference"
and you must book before June 25, 2014. The hotel phone number
is 905-934-8000 or 1-866-934-8004.
Residence on Campus.
The room rate is $51/night +Tax (single accommodation only). You
need to book on-line, the direct purchase link to the algebra
conference room booking page. https://boxoffice.brocku.ca/Online/ALGEBRA_CONFERENCE
It is expected that most participants will arrive July 27 and
depart August 2. Registration will open the morning of July 28.
The conference will finish early in the afternoon on August 1.
The nearest airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport
(YYC). On arrival in Toronto, you may take the Niagara Air Bus
to your hotel in St. Catharines. The bus ride normally takes about
one and a half hours from Toronto airport. They advise booking
at least 72 hours in advance, either online at: www.niagaraairbus.com
or by phone 905-374-8111.
Participants from USA may also fly to Buffalo International Airport
(BUF) and then take Niagara air bus across the border to their
Submission (Deadline: June 10, 2014).
submit a text abstract for your abstract.
Participants as of March 7
|Dassanayake, Don Placida Amali
||Texas Tech University
||University of Victoria
||Vrije Universiteit Brussel
| Lopez-Permouth, Sergio
|| Ohio University
||Memorial University of Newfoundland
||I.K. International University
|Van Gelder, Inneke
||Vrije Universiteit Brussel