Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

New developments in noncommutative algebra and its applications

Jun 26, 2011 - Jul 02, 2011

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye

Organisers

Name Institution
Gordon, Iain University of Edinburgh
Krähmer, Ulrich Technische Universität Dresden
Lenagan, Tom University of Edinburgh
Rogalski, Daniel University of California, San Diego
van den Bergh, Michel University of Hasselt

The workshop will focus on noncommutative algebra in its broadest sense, and will emphasise the most recent developments within the field as well as its most exciting interactions with other topics of mathematics including symplectic geometry, noncommutative geometry and representation theory. The workshop will also honour the 60th birthdays of Kenny Brown and Toby Stafford.

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Arrangements

Please note that Sunday 26 June and Saturday 2 July are 'travelling' days and that the workshop Programme will run from Monday 27 June to Friday 1 July inclusive.

Participation
This conference is now closed and the meeting is full. 
There will be a registration fee of £50 per participant, reduced to £25 for postgraduates (graduate students). 

Venue & Accommodation
The conference will be held at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, a Gaelic college in Sleat, the southern region of the Isle of Skye.  The College campus is split into two sites, one on either side of the road; Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (SMO) and Arrain Ostaig (AO).  The newer building and larger site, SMO, comprises some bedrooms, the main teaching rooms, lecture room, dining area and administrative offices.  The second site, AO, houses the bulk of the bedrooms, further teaching/meeting rooms, the social area and bar.  It is a short walk across and along the road between the two sites.   When speaking of the College, it is referred to as SMO, but this encompasses both SMO and AO sites.  The majority of participants will be accommodated in rooms at AO.

Some participants, particularly those with accompanying family, may attend the workshop if they make their own arrangements in local Hotels, B&B etc. Further suggestions for local accommodation may be found here. If you have not already booked your accommodation, you should do so quickly as the Isle is very busy in the summer. 

Information for Speakers
There are no blackboards in the college lecture theatre.  Therefore, your talk must be given electronically using the data projector (a laptop will be available too).  Alternatively, there will be an overhead projector and a whiteboard available.    If you require internet access for your presentation please inform Audrey Brown at ICMS in advance of the meeting.   Presentations may be emailed to Audrey by Thursday 23 June at the lastest if you wish your talk to be preloaded onto the SMO laptop - please also bring a copy on a memory stick or USB.

Poster Session and Wine!
The poster session will take place on Monday 27 June from 17.30 to 18.45, on the upper gallery above the reception area at SMO.   During this time wine will be provided.  There is no restriction on the size of posters and ICMS will provide velcro fasteners for displaying your work.  Posters may be put up at any time during the Monday.  

Knowledge Transfer Event
On the afternoon of Tuesday 28 June Stéphane Launois will give a talk at the local Primary School as part of the conference Knowledge Transfer activities.  There is limited space at the School, therefore attendance at this event is limited to Stéphane and a couple of helpers.

Whisky Tasting Evening
On the evening of Wednesday 29 June, there will be an informal social evening and whisky tasting.  This will take place after dinner (at 20.00) in the bar at Arrain Ostaig.  Soft drinks will be available as an option for those who don't want to try the whisky!   The bar will be also be open. 

Conference BBQ
As the conference is taking place in a beautiful location, we have opted to have a conference BBQ (as the conference dinner) on the Thursday evening at 19.00.  This will take place outside the Refectory on the decking and grassy area overlooking the water.   If the weather is not good, the BBQ will still go ahead but participants can sit within the refectory area.   This conference BBQ is now free of charge to ALL participants.

Socialising!
The bar at Arrain Ostaig will be open each evening from 20.00 until 00.00.    If you wish to purchase alcohol (either wine or a small selection of local beers) to have with your evening meal, you will be able to do so in the Refectory.

Travel
The arrival and departure dates for the workshop are Sunday 26 June and Saturday 2 July respectively.  Participants must arrange their own travel to the UK.

Air Travel to Scotland
Please note that Glasgow has 2 airports; Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport.  If you opt to use our coach to the Isle of Skye, this will depart and return to Glasgow Airport (NOT Prestwick).   Due to recent difficulties with the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland disrupting air travel over the United Kingdom, please be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place for your trip. 

Coach Travel to Isle of Skye
Glasgow airport is the closest major airport to the Isle of Skye. It is still, however, about 150 miles from the Gaelic College on Skye.  We have booked two coaches and will ask for a contribution of 40.00 GBP per person for the return journey.  The coaches will run from Glasgow Airport (NOT Prestwick Airport) to the College late on the Sunday afternoon, leaving 17.30 prompt from the Airport.  As you exit the main airport building, turn right and you will see many coaches parked.  Look for the blue "Skyeways" coaches.  They have the name written in English on the passenger side of the coach and in Gaelic on the driver side.   A picture of the coaches is shown on the Skyeways website.  Both coaches will make the return journey on the Saturday 2 July, setting out about 08.30 - 09.00.  The journey time will be approximately 6 hours each way, through some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery (including Rannoch Moor and Glencoe).  There will be a 45 minute stop in the town of Fort William, where some take-away food can be purchased. FULL DETAILS OF THE COACH JOURNEY.  PLEASE BE AWARE THAT, IF YOU ARE MAKING YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENTS TO STAY IN A HOTEL, B&B OR CAMPSITE ON SKYE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONSIDER HOW YOU WILL TRAVEL TO YOUR FINAL DESTINATION FROM THE COLLEGE ON ARRIVAL LATE ON SUNDAY NIGHT.

Due to demand, we have two coaches going and coming back from Skye.  As passengers will be arriving at the College very late on Sunday night, 23.00 or 23.30, we ask that those staying at the Arrain Ostaig site travel on one coach, while those accommodated at the SMO site travel on the other.  The coaches will go directly to the correct site on arrival thus avoiding delay.  When you arrive to board the coach, you will be directed onto the correct coach. 

Train Travel to Isle of Skye
It is also possible to take the train from Edinburgh or Glasgow to Skye, and is in fact a very beautiful journey. This journey will take you either to Mallaig or to Kyle of Lochalsh. From Mallaig there is a ferry journey to Armadale which is only a few miles from the College; from Kyle one needs to take a taxi the 20 or so miles to the College. Please see here for example for possible connections (use the post code IV44 8RQ of the College as destination). 

Car Travel to Isle of Skye
A third possibility is to car share with participants who may driving to Skye. This will necessarily be arranged on a more ad hoc basis.

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

UK Visas
If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and, if so, how to apply for one. If you do require a visa, ICMS can (on request) provide a signed invitation letter.

Meals and Refreshments
Those staying at SMO or AO - Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for everyone staying on campus. 

Those staying off-campus (in hotels, B&Bsor campsites) - will be emailed information about how to purchase meals for the week.  It is assumed that all will wish lunch at SMO (at a cost of 37.50 GBP) for the week.  Breakfast (at 5.75 GBP) and a 2-course dinner (at 10.00 GBP) can be purchased by buying a voucher each day from the main SMO Reception.   Please note that it is necessary to buy your dinner voucher by the end of the morning coffee break as this will ensure that the chef knows how many cater for that evening. 

Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided on each day of the workshop for all participants. The conference BBQ is now free of charge to ALL participants.

Financial Arrangements and Payment of Fees
Payment of the registration fee of £50 per participant, reduced to £25 for postgraduates (graduate students) is now due.  

Approximately two weeks prior to the start of the conference, you will receive an email outlining the payments due.  

To make the payment stated in your 'Final Information' email, please complete this credit/debit card payment form.   As email is not secure, please print the form and return it by fax using the fax number at the top of the form.   ICMS will take your payment and a receipt will be given to you at Registration.  Alternatively, we can accept sterling cheques, made payable to Heriot-Watt University but sent to Audrey Brown, ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA.  If you have any difficulty in paying in advance, please email Audrey Brown.

If we have agreed to pay some of your travel costs, you will be informed in the 'Final Information' email.  Reimbursement will take place after the workshop and will involve payment directly into your bank account.  At Registration you will be given an expenses claim form and this should be submitted to ICMS, with original receipts. It would be helpful if you could bring your bank details to the workshop. In addition to the bank account number, participants from the USA and Canada will require their bank’s routing number, those from the UK will be asked for the bank sort code, and those from  the rest of the world, an IBAN and SWIFT/BIC code. We cannot reimburse any item without a signed claim form and original receipts.

Computer Access
The Gaelic College is well set up with wireless access throughout much of the campus. On arrival you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network. For those without laptops, there will also be a suite of computers available for you.

 

Programme

 

Monday 27 June

08.00-09.45

Registration

09.45-10.00

Welcome & introduction

10.00-11.00

Bernhard Keller (Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7)
Quiver mutation and quantum dilogarithm identities  pdf of presentation

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea

11.30-12.30

James Zhang (University of Washington)
Skew Calabi-Yau algebras and Nakayama automorphisms

12.30-16.00

Lunch will be available in the Refectory for first hour: 12.30-13.30
Afternoon coffee/tea will be available in the Refectory from 15.30-16.00

16.00-17.00

Victor Ginzburg (University of Chicago)
Isospectral commuting variety and the Harish-Chandra D-module  pdf of presentation

17.30-18.45

Poster Session and wine

18.45

Dinner

 

Tuesday 28 June

09.15-10.15

Robert Marsh (University of Leeds)
From triangulated categories to module categories via localisation  pdf of presentation

10.30-11.00

Agata Smoktunowicz (University of Edinburgh)
Rings of differential operators on curves

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea

11.30-12.30

Boris Tsygan (Northwestern University)
On C infinity algebras of free groups  pdf of presentation

12.30-16.00

Lunch will be available in the Refectory for first hour: 12.30-13.30
Afternoon coffee/tea will be available in the Refectory from 15.30-16.00

16.00-16.30

Travis Schedler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Poisson traces on symmetric powers of symplectic varieties and type D_n singularities
pdf of presentation

16.45-17.45

Milen Yakimov (Louisiana State University & UC Santa Barbara)
A Dixmier map for quantum groups   pdf of presentation

18.45

Dinner

 

Wednesday 29 June

09.15-10.15

Arkady Berenstein (University of Oregon)
Equivariant Littlewood-Richardson coefficients  pdf of presentation

10.30-11.00

Michael Wemyss (University of Edinburgh)
Maximal modification algebras and Q-factorial singularities

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea

11.30-12.30

Susan Sierra (Princeton University)
Naive blowups and canonical birationally commutative factors  pdf of presentation

12.30

Lunch (available in the Refectory for first hour: 12.30-13.30) then free afternoon

18.45

Dinner

 20.00

Whisky tasting evening

 

Thursday 30 June

09.15-10.15

Alexander Premet (University of Manchester)
Finite W-algebras and Goldie rank  pdf of presentation

10.30-11.00

Gwyn Bellamy (University of Manchester)
Localization for hypertoric varieties  pdf of presentation

11.00-11.30

Coffee/Tea

11.30-12.30

Stéphane Launois (University of Kent)
Representation theory of quantum algebras  pdf of presentation

12.30-16.00

Lunch will be available in the Refectory for first hour: 12.30-13.30
Afternoon coffee/tea will be available in the Refectory from 15.30-16.00

16.00-16.30

Vladimir Dotsenko (Trinity College Dublin)
Shuffle operads  pdf of presentation

16.45-17.45

Alexei Bondal (Steklov Mathematical Institute)
Unbiased bases and orthogonal decompositions of Lie algebra sl(n)

19.00

Conference Dinner (BBQ)

 

Friday 1 July

09.45-10.45

Konstantin Ardakov (University of Nottingham)
Iwasawa algebras and D-modules  pdf of presentation

10.45-11.15

Coffee/Tea

11.15-12.15

Tom Nevins (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Derived equivalence for quantized symplectic resolutions  pdf of presentation

12.15-15.30

Lunch will be available in the Refectory for first hour: 12.15-13.15
Afternoon coffee/tea will be available in the Refectory from 15.00-15.30

15.30-16.30

Catharina Stroppel (University of Bonn)
Fractional Euler characteristics and complete intersection rings

16.45-17.45

Ken Goodearl (University of California at Santa Barbara)
Noetherian Hopf algebras  pdf of presentation

18.45

Dinner

 

Presentations:

Presentation Details
Ardakov, Konstantin
Iwasawa algebras and D-modules
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Bellamy, Gwyn
Localization for hypertoric varieties
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Berenstein, Arkady
Equivariant Littlewood-Richardson coefficients
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Bondal, Alexei
Unbiased bases and orthogonal decompositions of Lie algebra sl(n)
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Dotsenko, Vladimir
Shuffle operads
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Ginzburg, Viktor
Isospectral commuting variety and the Harish-Chandra D-module
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Goodearl, Ken
Noetherian Hopf algebras
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Keller, Bernhard
Quiver mutation and quantum dilogarithm identities
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Launois, Stéphane
Representation theory of quantum algebras
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Marsh, Robert
From triangulated categories to module categories via localisation
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Nevins, Tom
Derived equivalence for quantized symplectic resolutions
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Premet, Alexander
Finite W-algebras and Goldie rank
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Schedler, Travis
Poisson traces on symmetric powers of symplectic varieties and type D_n singularities
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Sierra, Susan
Naive blowups and canonical birationally commutative factors
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Smoktunowicz, Agata
Rings of differential operators on curves
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Stroppel, Catharina
Fractional Euler characteristics and complete intersection rings
Tsygan, Boris
On C infinity algebras of free groups
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Wemyss, Michael
Maximal modification algebras and Q-factorial singularities
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Yakimov, Milen
A Dixmier map for quantum groups
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Zhang, James
Skew Calabi-Yau algebras and Nakayama automorphisms
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Participants

Name Institution
Abdelgadir, Tarig UNSW
Alev, Jacques University of Reims
Ardakov, Konstantin University of Oxford
Bavula, Vladimir University of Sheffield
Bazlov, Yuri University of Manchester
Bazzoni, Silvana University of Padova
Bell, Jason Univeristy of Waterloo
Bellamy, Gwyn University of Glasgow
Berenstein, Arkady University of Oregon
Berger, Roland University of Saint-Etienne
Bocklandt, Rafael University of Amsterdam
Bondal, Alexei Steklov Mathematical Institute/Higher School of Economics
Braden, Tom University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Brookes, Christopher University of Cambridge
Brown, Ken A University of Glasgow
Carvalho, Paula University of Porto
Casteels, Karel University of California, Santa Barbara
Chalykh, Oleg University of Leeds
Chan, Aaron University of Aberdeen
Chlouveraki, Maria University of Versailles
Collins, Alexander University of Bath
Coutinho, Severino Collier Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Craw, Alastair University of Bath
Crawley-Boevey, Bill University of Leeds
Davies, Andrew University of Manchester
Dotsenko, Vladimir Trinity College Dublin
Floystad, Gunnar University of Bergen
Fryer, Sian University of California Santa Barbara
Gateva-Ivanova, Tatiana AUBG and IMI, Bulgarian Academy of Sci
Geiger, Joel Louisiana State University
Ginzburg, Viktor University of California, Santa Cruz
Goodearl, Ken University of California at Santa Barbara
Goodman, Jake University of Glasgow
Gordon, Iain University of Edinburgh
Grabowski, Jan University of Oxford
Hajarnavis, Charudatta University of Warwick
Halls, Abbie University of Aberdeen
Herscovich Ramoneda, Estanislao Benito Universitaet Bielefeld
Iyer, Uma Bronx Community College
Jahn, Astrid University of Glasgow
Johnson, Garrett University of California at Santa Barbara
Jordan, David University of Edinburgh
Keller, Bernhard Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
Kirkman, Ellen Wake Forest University
Kolb, Stefan Newcastle University
Kowalzig, Niels Universidad de Granada
Krähmer, Ulrich Technische Universität Dresden
Kubat, Lukasz Polish Academy of Sciences
Launois, Stéphane University of Kent
Lenagan, Tom University of Edinburgh
Levasseur, Thierry Universite de Brest
Lomp, Christian University of Porto
Lorenz, Martin Temple University
Marsh, Robert University of Leeds
Martino, Maurizio University of Bonn
Mazrooei, Majid Isfahan University of Technology
McGerty, Kevin University of Oxford
Musson, Ian University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Negron, Cris Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nelson, Jonathan University of Cambridge
Nevins, Tom University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Norton, Emily University of Chicago
O'Hagan, Steven University of Glasgow
Ohn, Christian Universite de Valenciennes
Okniński, Jan Warsaw University
Orem, Hendrik University of Texas at Austin
Perets, Gadi University of Lyon
Positselski, Leonid Institute for Information Transmission Problems
Premet, Alexander University of Manchester
Prest, Mike University of Manchester
Qiu, Yu University of Bath
Quintero Velez, Alexander University of Glasgow
Reyes, Manuel University of Bowdoin
Rogalski, Daniel University of California, San Diego
Rosso, Daniele University of Ottawa / Centre de Recherches Mathématiques
Rush, Mark University of Aberdeen
Safronov, Pavel University of Texas at Austin
Schedler, Travis Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sierra, Susan University of Edinburgh
Sisodia, Gautam University of Washington
Smoktunowicz, Agata University of Edinburgh
Solotar, Andrea Universidad de Buenos Aires
Spencer, Christopher University of Edinburgh
Stafford, Toby University of Manchester
Stroppel, Catharina University of Bonn
Sutherland, Tom University of Oxford
Szendroi, Balazs University of Oxford
Szöllösi, István Babes-Bolyai University
Tsygan, Boris Northwestern University
Tucker-Simmons, Matthew University of California, Berkeley
Vatne, Jon Eivind Bergen University College
Vitoria, Jorge University Stuttgart
Vyas, Rishi University of Cambridge
Wadsley, Simon University of Cambridge
Walton, Chelsea Temple University
Wemyss, Michael University of Edinburgh
Wu, Min University of Washington
Wu, Quanshui Fudan University
Yakimov, Milen Louisiana State University/University of California,Santa barbara UC
Zhang, James University of Washington