Winter School
Homogeneous Spaces and
Geometric Representation Theory
Ruhr University Bochum
February 27 - March 2, 2012

General information The school is intended in priority to PhD's and post-docs working in representation theory and in particular, on subjects supported by the DFG Priority Program SPP1388. It aims to give an introduction on homogeneous spaces and their embeddings (e.g. toric varieties, flag varieties and generalizations) with emphasis on their applications in representation theory of reductive groups.

Contents There will be three 6-hour courses:

1) Victor Batyrev, Universität Tübingen: Selected topics on toric varieties (abstract).
2) Dmitri A. Timashev, Moscow State University: Spherical homogeneous spaces and their equivariant embeddings (abstract).
3) Geordie Williamson, Max-Planck-Institute, Bonn: Parity sheaves (abstract).

and one 3-hour course:

4) Joseph A. Wolf, University of California, Berkeley: Flag Manifolds and Representations of Semisimple Lie Groups. (abstract).

In addition, the participants of the school will have the opportunity to give contributed talks.

Registration The registration is now closed. Here is the list of registered participants.

Location Courses and talks will be held in Kern-Hörsaal NA 01/99, i.e. in the building of the "Naturwissenschaft" Faculty (NA), 1st floor, room 99. Here you can find a map of the Campus, and here indications on how to reach the University.

Schedule Here you can find a schedule of the winter school.

Contact If you have any questions, please send an email to one of the organizers: Stéphanie Cupit-Foutou or Guido Pezzini

Acknowledgments The Winter School is supported by the DFG Priority Program Representation Theory, SPP 1388, and by the Research Grant Symmetries and Universality in Mesoscopic Systems, SFB-TR12.

Lecture slides Joseph A. Wolf: Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3.
Geordie Williamson: Lectures.

Guido Pezzini Last update: March 7, 2012