Anglo-Franco-German Network in Representation Theory and its Applications

EPSRC Grant EP/R009279/1

January 2018 to December 2021

Announcements (jobs, conferences, ...)

13/11/2018 - Postgraduate Group Theory Conference 2019 - Jack Saunders

Dear all,
This is the first announcement for the Postgraduate Group Theory Conference (PGTC) 2019, which will be taking place from the 23rd to the 25th of July 2019 in the University of Birmingham. We will also be holding a GAP satellite event on Monday the 22nd and Friday the 26th for which more details will be posted in due course.
The PGTC is a conference organised by and aimed at postgraduate students working in group theory and related areas where students at all stages of postgraduate study can attend and give talks in a friendly environment. The opening and closing talks will be given by Professors Martin Liebeck and Colva Roney-Dougal and the bulk of the conference will be made up of contributed talks from postgraduate students.
The website is up now and we have a Facebook page. There is also a pre-registration form on the website so that you can be notified when registration opens. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or just email
Jack Saunders
On behalf of the PGTC organising committee.

08/11/2018 - Lectureship in York - Maxim Nazarov

The Department of Mathematics is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Pure
Mathematics to contribute to the continued strength of this field at
York. The successful candidate will bring distinctive research quality
to one of our three research groups, in Algebra, Number Theory and
Geometry & Analysis (including Stochastic Analysis), and will
contribute to teaching within the Department of Mathematics.

08/11/2018 - Positions
in Glasgow - Gwyn Bellamy

Dear all,
We are currently advertising for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader position in pure mathematics in Glasgow.
The application deadline is 28th November.  Please direct any informal enquires either to Michael Wemyss (, or Head of School Ian Strachan (
We are also advertising three Rankin-Sneddon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship positions. The details of these 3 year positions can be found here:
The postdoc positions are across all of mathematics.  These will carry a light teaching load.  The application deadline is also 28th November.   Please direct any informal enquires to Head of Mathematics Tara Brendle (
Best wishes,
Gwyn Bellamy

25/10/2018 - Postdoc position at the University of Manchester - Peter Symonds

Dear Colleagues,

Manchester is currently advertising three 3-year postdoctoral research
fellowships in algebra (broadly defined). The details are here:

The positions involve both normal academic research and some work with the
Heilbronn Institute; the latter means there are some security restrictions
on holding the posts, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are only open
to UK citizens: there's an address in the ad for people to enquire about
their eligibility.

The deadline is November 12th. Please encourage anybody who might be
interested to enquire or apply.

12/10/2018 - Conference "Algebraic Groups, Lie Algebras and their Representations" on the occasion of Jens Carsten Jantzen's 70th birthday

There will be a conference on "Algebraic Groups, Lie Algebras and their Representations" on the occasion of Jens Carsten Jantzen's 70th birthday in November 2018 at the MPI in Bonn. Details can be found here:

12/10/2018 - Conference "
Young Researchers Algebra Conference 2019" - Ilaria Colazzo

Dear All,

this is the first announcement of the conference

          Young Researchers Algebra Conference 2019 (YRAC 2019),  

which will take place in Napoli (Italy) from Monday, September 16th to
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.

The details of the conference can be found at our website


The Deadline for application is May 31st, 2019.

For any question, you can contact the organizers to the following
e-mail address: 


Best wishes,

The organizers: 
Mattia Brescia
Ilaria Colazzo
Maria Ferrara
Paola Stefanelli
Marco Trombetti

12/10/2018 - Conference "Symplectic Representation Theory" - Gwyn Bellamy

Dear all,
This is to announce that the conference “Symplectic Representation Theory” will take place at CIRM Luminy from the 1st  to the 5th of April 2019. The speakers will include
Roman Bezrukavnikov (MIT)  *
Peter Fiebig (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Michael Finkelberg (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
Sam Gunningham (University of Edinburgh)
Victor Ginzburg (University of Chicago)
Iva Halacheva (University of Melbourne)
David Jordan (University of Edinburgh)
Joel Kamnitzer (University of Toronto)
Yanki Lekili (Kings College London)
Davesh Maulik (MIT) *
Hiraku Nakajima (University of Kyoto)
Yoshinori Namikawa (University of Kyoto)
James Pascaleff (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Pavel Safronov (University of Zurich)
Catharina Stroppel (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)
Eric Vasserot (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu - Paris Rive Gauche)
Ben Webster (University of Virginia) *
Yaping Yang (University of Melbourne)

More information is available on the conference website and you can register there as a participant.  We have limited funding to support travel costs for U.K. participants, and are hoping to secure some funding for U.S. participants too (and possibly other places in addition). This will be allocated in the first instance to early career researchers. If you wish to apply for funding to cover travel costs, please email one of the organizers.
Any questions, feel free to contact one of the organizers (Gwyn Bellamy, David Ben-Zvi, Travis Schedler, Olivier Schiffmann, Peng Shan).
Best wishes,
Gwyn Bellamy

04/10/2018 - Vacancies at Warwick University - Gavin Brown

Warwick is advertising 12 academic posts: positions for 3 Professors
and 2 Readers (UK position between Associate and Full Professor),
and 3 Assistant and 2 Associate Professors.  These are all permanent
positions, after a short probationary period.

Also 2 Warwick Zeeman Lectureships, 3-year fixed-term positions.

The deadline is October 21st.

Warwick has a vibrant algebraic geometry group with strong links to
related areas.  We are centrally located in the UK (40 minutes to
Oxford, one hour to London, 20 minutes to Birmingham airport).

02/10/2018 - Vacancies at the University of Leeds - Robert Marsh

1. Professor and Head of the School of Mathematics.
Closing date Monday 8 October 2018

2. Daphne Jackson Fellowship in Mathematics
Intended for individuals returning to research in an area of Mathematics or Statistics.
Closing date Monday 29th October 2018.

Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in applying.

12/07/2018 - PhD position in London - Konni Rietsch
The London School of Geometry and Number Theory (LSGNT), , is accepting applications for one final PhD studentship commencing in September 2018, with an application deadline of July 31. This is a fully funded studentship open to EU citizens. Women students are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please could you alert your final year students to this opportunity for a four year fully funded PhD in London. The LSGNT is a collaboration between the mathematics departments of University College London, King’s College London and Imperial College London.

22/06/2018 -
Postdoc Positions in Lausanne - Donna Testerman

Please see

04/06/2018 -
Postdoc Positions at Edinburgh and Glasgow - Iain Gordon

Applications are invited for two 3-year postdoc positions on the EPSRC Programme Grant "Enhancing Representation Theory, Noncommutative Algebra and Geometry through Moduli, Stability and Deformations".  One post is based at the University of Edinburgh, one post is based at the University of Glasgow.  Candidates are encouraged to apply for both, and indeed they must do so if they wish to be considered for both positions.

This project combines the expertise of Arend Bayer, Tom Bridgeland, Iain Gordon, Agata Smoktunowicz and Michael Wemyss across algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra and representation theory, to develop common methodology and to answer a variety of questions in each topic. The post-holder will also be encouraged to pursue their own, and newly arising, research questions.  For more details of the project, see

The link for the Glasgow position is, and the link for the Edinburgh position is

The closing date is 25th June 2018.  Please direct any informal enquiries to me (, or Michael Wemyss (

Many thanks,

04/06/2018 - Conference "Representations in Lie Theory and Interactions" - Cedric Lecouvey

Dear colleagues,

This is the second announcement for the conference "Representations in Lie Theory and Interactions" which will be held at the CIRM (Luminy, France) in November 5-8, 2018.

More information about this conference is already available on the webpage:

We recall that, in addition to the one-hour talks and the mini-courses, we have planned shorter talks of 35 minutes aimed in priority to young researchers. If you are interested in giving such a talk, please contact one of the organizers as soon as possible. We will try to satisfy the largest possible number of demands.

You can already pre-register on the above webpage. If you need some funding for your stay in Luminy, please write

With best regards,

The organizers.

04/06/2018 - LMS Midlands Regional Meeting - Sibylle Schroll

Dear All,
the 2018 LMS Midlands Regional Meeting will take place on Monday June 4, 2018 at the University of Leicester. The featured speaker for the Regional Meeting are:

Fabrizio Catanese (University of Bayreuth, Germany): Mathematical Mysteries behind the Interplay of Algebra and Topology in Moduli Theory
Minhyong Kim (University of Oxford, UK): Diophantine geometry and principal bundles
Leila Schneps (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu Paris, France) : Pro-unipotent Grothendieck-Teichmüller theory: surprising connections with number theory
These lectures are aimed at a general mathematical audience. All interested, whether LMS members or not, are most welcome to attend this event.
The LMS Midlands Regional Meeting will be followed by a workshop on 'Galois Covers, Grothendieck-Teichmüller Theory and Dessins D'enfants' from June 5-7 2018.
Invited workshop speakers include:

Ingrid Bauer (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Fabrizio Catanese (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Anna Felikson (Durham University, UK)
Paola Frediani (University of Pavia, Italy)
Benoit Fresse (University of Lille, France)
Christian Gleissner (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Pierre Guillot (IRMA, Strasbourg, France)
Gareth Jones (University of Southampton, UK)
Minhyong Kim (University of Oxford, UK)
Bernhard Koeck (University of Southampton, UK)
Michael Lönne (University of Bayreuth)
Goran Malic (University of Manchester, UK)
Marta Mazzocco (University of Birmingham, UK)
Roberto Pignatelli (University of Trento, Italy)
Mohammed Saïdi (University of Exeter, UK)
Leila Schneps (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu Paris, France)
Richard Webb (University of Cambridge, UK)
The meeting and workshop are sponsored by the London Mathematical Society and the University of Leicester. Detailed information including the programme, schedule and
any practical details can be obtained from the website:
Everyone is very welcome. In case you plan to attend the meeting or workshop or have any questions, please send an email to:
We look forward to welcoming you in Leicester!
Frank Neumann and Sibylle Schroll

04/06/2018 - Conference "Representations of groups and Hecke algebras in memory of Anton Evseev" - Simon Goodwin

A conference on Representations of groups and Hecke algebras in memory of Anton Evseev will be held at the University of Birmingham Tuesday 18 – Wednesday 19 September.  Preliminary information including a list of speakers can be found on the website
Registration should open within the next couple of weeks.
Organizers: David Craven, Simon Goodwin and Chris Parker.

18/05/2018 -
Lectureship in Mathematics at Birkbeck, University of London - Ben Fairbairn

Lectureship in Mathematics at Birkbeck, University of London – details here:

18/05/2018 -
Research Fellow Position at Leeds - Joao Faria Martins

Dear Colleagues,

A research fellow position is now open in the School of Mathematics of the  University of Leeds:

Research Fellow in Geometric Topology, Topological Quantum Field Theory and Applications to Quantum Computing

Closing Date:  Tuesday 29 May 2018

We are looking for a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on our  Leverhulme Trust funded research project, “Emergent physics from lattice  models of higher gauge theory”. You will contribute to our project aim,  which is to investigate the different  types of point-like and loop / string-like topologically excited states  arising in higher gauge theory lattice models for (3+1)-dimensional  topological phases of matter. A central topic of this project concerns  analysing the behaviour of loop excitations when they move in  three-dimensional space, braid and interact, and explore applications to  topological quantum computing and to knot theory in four dimensions.

Keywords: TQFTs;  Extended TQFTs;  Knotted Surfaces;  Loop Braid Group and Necklace Braid Group;  2-group;  Crossed Module;  Higher Gauge Theory;  Categorification; Topological Quantum Computing;  Braided Fusion Category; Emergent Physics.

For more details  (and to apply online) see



The project page is:

Informal enquires can be sent to:

Dr João Faria Martins, Lecturer, PI, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4433, Email:,

or to

Professor Paul Purdon Martin, co-I, Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7787, Email:

26/04/2018 -
Conference "Group Theory in Florence II" - Eugenio Giannelli

Dear All,

This is the second announcement of the conference "Group Theory in Florence II". The meeting will be held in Florence, September 5th-7th 2018.

The invited speakers are:

Collin Bleak (St Andrews)
Jon Gonzalez (Bilbao)
Martin Kassabov (Cornell)
Radha Kessar (London)
Markus Linckelmann (London)
Andrea Lucchini (Padova)
Emanuele Pacifici (Milano)

There will be a few slots for contributed talks.
Young researchers are encouraged to give a short talk at this meeting.
The deadline to submit a title for a contributed talk is April 9th 2018.

In order to register and to find more information, please visit the conference website:

The organizers:
Carlo Casolo, Silvio Dolfi, Francesco Fumagalli, Eugenio Giannelli, Orazio Puglisi and Lucia Sanus

28/03/2018 -
Workshop `Randomness and Symmetry’ - Neil O'Connell

Dear colleagues,

This is a preliminary announcement for the workshop `Randomness and Symmetry’, to be held at University College Dublin, June 18-22, 2018.

Confirmed speakers include - Elia Bisi (Warwick), Philippe Bougerol (Paris), Jeremie Bouttier (Saclay), Manon Defosseux (Paris), Persi Diaconis (Stanford), Nick Ercolani (Arizona), Jonathan Novak (San Diego), Satya Majumdar (Orsay), Dan Romik (Davis), Gregory Schehr (Orsay), Craig Tracy (Davis), Pierre Van Moerbeke (Leuven), Balint Virag (Toronto), Paul Zinn-Justin (Melbourne).

There is limited space available (and some funding for PhD students and young researchers) to participate in this workshop.  To apply / register your interest, please email before May 1, 2018.

Further details are available on the workshop web page

With best wishes, on behalf of the organisers,

Fabio Deelan Cunden
Antoine Dahlqvist
Neil O’Connell

20/03/2018 - Lectureship in Aberdeen - Jean-Baptiste Gramain

The Institute of Mathematics at the University of Aberdeen invites application in all areas of Pure Mathematics for a position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, to start on or before 1 September 2018.
To find more information and apply, please follow the link below
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2018.

For more details or informal enquiries, please contact Assaf Libman,

12/02/2018 - Conference
"Geometric representation theory" (September 2018) - Simon Riche

This is the first announcement for the conference "Geometric representation theory" which will take place in Besse (the birthplace of the Bourbaki group, near Clermont-Ferrand) on Sept. 3-7, 2018. The speakers will be:

Mini courses :
Pramod N. Achar (Louisiana State University)
Olivier Dudas (CNRS et Université Paris 7)
Ben Elias (University of Oregon)

Individual talks :
Chris Bowman (University of Kent)
William Hardesty (Louisiana State University)
Leonardo Patimo (Max Planck Institut für Mathematik)
Manish Patnaik (University of Alberta)
Sebastian Posur (Universität Siegen)
Petra Schwer (Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie)
Peng Shan (Yau Mathematical Sciences Center)

Due to space limitation, the number of participants will be limited to 35; early registration is therefore recommended.

More information and the on-line registration form are available on the web page of the conference:

12/02/2018 - Conference "Quantum integrability and quantum Schubert calculus" (June 2018) - Christian Korff

Dear colleagues,

This is an announcement of a 3-day workshop on
Quantum integrability and quantum Schubert calculus
held under the auspices of the Royal Society at the Kavli Centre, Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire (near London) from 11-13 June 2018.
Further information on the venue and the theme of the workshop can be found on the following website:
Invited speakers include:
Mina Aganagic                   (Berkeley)
Lotte Hollands                   (Heriot-Watt)
Thomas Lam                       (Michigan)
Leonardo Mihalcea          (Virginia Tech)
Andrei Negut                     (MIT)
Nikita Nekrasov                (Simons Center/IHES)
Andrei Okounkov             (Princeton)
Clelia Pech                          (Kent)
Konstanze Rietsch           (King's College)
Evgeny Sklyanin                 (York)
Andrey Smirnov                 (Berkeley)
Catharina Stroppel*        (Bonn)
Alexander Varchenko    (UNC Chapel Hill)
Paul Zinn-Justin                 (Melbourne)
Maxim Nazarov                 (York)
Eric Vasserot                      (Paris Diderot)
*to be confirmed
Due to limited spaces at the venue, participation is currently by invitation only, there is a link on the website to request one. There is a poster session for early career researchers.
Kind regards,
Christian Korff and Vassily Gorbounov

09/02/2018 - Conference in Algebraic Combinatorics (June 2018)
- Nicolas Jacon

Dear Colleagues

This is an announcement for a conference on Algebraic Combinatorics.  The meeting will be held in Reims, June 21th-22th 2018. The list of speakers is available at the following webpage.

In order to register and to find more information, please send an email to Costs of a limited number of participants can be supported by our funding.

N.Jacon, L. Poulain d'Andecy et R. Yu

02/02/2018 - Conference "Representations in Lie Theory and Interactions" (November 2018) - Cedric Lecouvey

Dear colleagues,

This is the first announcement for the conference "Representations in Lie Theory and Interactions" which will be held at the CIRM (Luminy, France) in November 5-8, 2018.

This conference is supported by the GDR "Algebraic and Geometric Lie Theory" and the associated GDRI "Representation Theory". More information can be found on the conference's webpage:

In addition to the one-hour talks and the mini-courses, we have planned to organise a short talk session (+/- 30 minutes)  reserved in priority to young researchers. If you want to participate to this session please submit an abstract on the website when you register for the conference. We will try to satisfy the largest possible number of demands.

You can already pre-register on the conference webpage and we encourage you to do so especially if you think you will need some funding for your stay in Luminy (this can be indicated during the registration process).

Also the deadline to register is the 9 of September.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

With best regards,

The organisers.

18/01/2018 - Workshop "Discrete Categories in Representation Theory" (April 2018) - Henning Krause

There will be a Workshop "Discrete Categories in Representation Theory" at Bielefeld University (Friday 20 April and Saturday 21 April 2018).

Speakers include

   Andre Beineke (Bielefeld)
   Grzegorz Bobinski (Torun)
   Nathan Broomhead (Plymouth)
   Frédéric Chapoton (Strasbourg)
   Christof Geiss (Mexico)
   Bernhard Keller (Paris)
   Rosanna Laking (Bonn)
   Steffen Oppermann (Trondheim), to be confirmed
   David Pauksztello (Lancaster), to be confirmed
   Alexandra Zvonareva (St. Petersburg)

For details please see

You are very welcome to attend!

Henning Krause
(on behalf of the organisers)

18/01/2018 - Postdoctoral positions in Bielefeld -
Bill Crawley-Boevey and Henning Krause

We are advertising two 3-year research positions, to join the research group in representations of finite dimensional algebras at Bielefeld University, Germany,

Both positions are supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship of William Crawley-Boevey with minimal teaching duties. One position is to work in cooperation with William Crawley-Boevey, and the other to work in cooperation with Henning Krause.

Start date: September 2018 or by agreement.

Closing date for applications: 22 February 2018.

For more details see:

05/01/2018 - Announcement of the new network - Stephane Launois

Dear all,

This is to draw your attention to a new EPSRC funded network:  the Anglo-Franco-German Network in Representation theory and its Applications. This new network will be running from Jan. 2018 to Dec. 2021.  The  network is  a successor to “Anglo-Franco-German Representation Theory Network” and will  be run along similar lines.  The main new development is that there is a stronger emphasis on applications of Representation Theory. The network has a steering committee whose members are: Martina Balagovic, Ivan Fesenko, Iain Gordon, Nicolas Jacon, Stephane Launois, Gunter Malle, Paul Martin, Lionel Mason, Neil O’Connell, Konstanze Rietsch and Sibyl Schroll.

Further information can be found on the network webpage:

Amongst other things, the webpage has a link to the EPSRC grant proposal which on pages 6 and 7 describes the sort of activities the network aims to support. We would welcome any suggestions or ideas you might have for organising (or participating in) activities which fit into the network’s remit.     

In order to make sure that the mailing list is up to date, could you please forward this email to your department, and ask colleagues to contact Stephane Launois (e-mail:  if  they would like to be added/removed from the list or would like a different address to be used.

Best wishes and Happy New Year,
Iain Gordon and Stephane Launois. 

04/01/2018 - Workshop on Deligne-Lusztig Theory (August 2018) - Ben Elias

Dear Colleagues,

I'm writing to announce the 2018 WARTHOG workshop, which will be on the topic of: Deligne-Lusztig Theory. It will be held August 13-17, 2018 at the University of Oregon. The workshop is intended for graduate students with some postdocs, and will be led by Olivier Dudas. More information can be found here:

If you know of somebody who might be interested, please pass this information along!


04/01/2018 -Postdoctoral position at University Paris-Diderot - David Hernandez

This is an announcement for a (1 or 2 years) post-doctoral position in Paris starting in September 2018, as part of the ERC grant project "Representations of Quantum Affine Algebras and Applications" (CNRS and Univ. Paris-Diderot Paris 7).

Interested candidates are invited to contact by e-mail David Hernandez ( and to send a CV/research statement before January 10.