New MSRI Conference announced inspired by work of Georgia Benkart

Established researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in all related fields and industry are invited to the special workshop “Advances in Lie Theory, Representation Theory, and Combinatorics” at SLMath (MSRI) in Berkeley, California and online. This workshop will have a view to the future of a broad spectrum of topics including:

  • structure and classification of finite dimensional Lie algebras and superalgebras in characteristic p
  • structure of infinite dimensional Lie algebras and their representations
  • deformation theory of algebras, double constructions and elemental Lie algebras
  • diagram algebras and combinatorial representation theory
  • algebraic combinatorics of groups of Lie type:characters, Schur-Weyl duality, Bratteli diagrams, and McKay correspondences
  • quantum groups and crystal bases, particularly for superalgebras and affine algebras
  • examples of fusion categories arising from representations of Drinfeld doubles and other algebras
  • cohomology for finite tensor categories with applications to its underlying geometry

This meeting will feature principal contributors in these areas in a celebration of the work of Georgia Benkart. With the same focus and tenacity that Georgia always had, we will strive to provide a conference full of beautiful mathematics, incredible inspiration, and the warmth of Georgia’s welcoming personality to our field and our community.

Workshop Organizers: Hélène Barcelo (SLMath / MSRI), Ellen Kirkman (Wake Forest University), Gail Letzter, Daniel Nakano (University of Georgia), Arun Ram (University of Melbourne)

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