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August 18, 2011

Fields Institute Workshop on Category Theoretic Methods in Representation Theory

Posted by Alexander Hoffnung

We’re having a workshop this fall:

Speakers

Sabin Cautis (Columbia)

James Dolan (UC Riverside)

Ben Elias (M.I.T.)

Joel Kamnitzer (Toronto)

Aaron Lauda (Southern California)

Anthony Licata (Institute for Advanced Study)

Marco Mackaay (Universidade do Algarve)

Volodymyr Mazorchuk (Uppsala)

Kevin McGerty (Imperial College London)

Raphaël Rouquier (Oxford)

Catharina Stroppel (Bonn)

Pedro Vaz (University of Zurich and IST Lisbon)

Ben Webster (Northeastern)

Geordie Williamson (Oxford)

Oded Yacobi (Toronto)

Organizers

Alexander Hoffnung (Ottawa)

Alistair Savage (Ottawa)

Financial Support

There is some funding available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Those interested should complete the funding application available on the workshop website (found below). The deadline for applying for support is September 1, 2011.

Posted at August 18, 2011 6:54 PM UTC

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Re: Fields Institute Workshop on Category Theoretic Methods in Representation Theory

That makes me ask: What happened to Deligne’s categories of representations of S_t with non-integral t? When I had read his article, I was and am still puzzled: So there is something bigger, from which categories of representations are just a special case - but what is that “something bigger”, how is that structured, how is the “special case” characterized in it and are there other interesting “special cases”?

Posted by: Thomas on August 20, 2011 10:07 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Fields Institute Workshop on Category Theoretic Methods in Representation Theory

I am not sure I understand the question(s). Where is the description of the bigger structure to which you are referring?

Posted by: Alex on August 22, 2011 3:44 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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