ICM98 Satellite Conference

Representations of finite groups and combinatorics

August 10-14, 1998

Magdeburg, Germany

This was a satellite conference to the ICM98 - International Congress of Mathematicians Berlin 1998 . It took place at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, located about 150 km west of Berlin. The focus of the meeting was on those areas of representation theory of finite groups which have strong connections with combinatorics, the related combinatorics of partitions and tableaux, the theory of symmetric functions, and related areas.

The conference was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Kultusministerium des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt .


C. Bessenrodt (Magdeburg), A. O. Morris (Aberystwyth), J. B. Olsson (Copenhagen)

Scientific committee

C. Bessenrodt. K. Erdmann, P. Hanlon, G.D. James, A.O. Morris, J.B.Olsson and R. Stanley

Principal speakers

Stephen Donkin (London, Great Britain), Karin Erdmann (Oxford, Great Britain), Adriano Garsia (San Diego, USA), Meinolf Geck (Paris, France), Phil Hanlon (Ann Arbor, USA), Gordon James (London, Great Britain), Alexander Kleshchev (Eugene, USA), Peter Littelmann (Strasbourg, France), Gunter Malle (Heidelberg, Germany), Arun Ram (Princeton, USA), Bhama Srinivasan (Chicago, USA), Richard Stanley (Boston, USA)

Additional talks

In addition to the one hour lectures by the principal speakers there were further talks by the participants on the following topics: Representation theory of symmetric and related groups. Representations of finite groups of Lie type. Representations of Hecke algebras and q-Schur algebras. Combinatorics of partitions and tableaux. New combinatorial concepts for studying representations. Symmetric functions. Relations to other areas, such as invariant theory and physics.


Contact Address

ICM Satellite Conference, Institut für Algebra und Geometrie, Fakultät für Mathematik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg D-39016 Magdeburg, Germany.

email: bessen@mathematik.uni-magdeburg.de

Last update: October 19, 1998