Algebra Conferences:


9 - 14 June, 2008, Universities of Sherbrooke and Bishop’s
The meeting lies within the framework a series of colloquia of non commutative
algebra, in which take part mathematicians from France, South America and Québec.
These colloquia are being held approximately twice a year in France, Argentina or
Uruguay. For the first time, one of these conferences takes place at the
universities of Sherbrooke and Bishop’s.
The aim of these meetings is to bring together a varied group of experts whose
interaction shows the relation between different points of view in the study of
problems of non commutative algebra, which all use homological algebra as an
essential tool.
Mini-courses by:
Max Karoubi (University of Paris VII, France)
Christian Kassel (University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France)
Dieter Happel (University of Chemnitz, Germany)
Andrzej Skowron'ski (Nicolas Copernicus University, Torun, Poland)
Main lectures by:
Roland Berger (University of Saint-Étienne, France)
Flavio Coelho (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Otto Kerner (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany)
Michel Dubois-Violette (Orsay, France)
Alex Martsinkovsky (Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A)
Patrick Le Meur (ENS, Cachan, France)
José Antonio de la Peña (UNAM, Mexico)
Manuel Saorín (University of Murcia, Spain)
Gordana Todorov (Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A.)
Andrei Zelevinsky (Northeastern University, Boston, U.S.A.)


June 16th-July 4th, 2008, Institut Fourier (Grenoble, France).  
The theme of this school is the theory of quiver representations,
in its algebraic and geometric aspects. In this subject, there have
been important advances during the last twenty-five years (work of
Lusztig, Nakajima, King, Crawley-Boevey...), in relation to algebraic
geometry (McKay correspondence, punctual Hilbert schemes, geometric
invariant theory) and to other domains of representation theory
(quantum groups, canonical bases). 
The school will aim at presenting an overview of the subject, with its
algebraic aspects (which only require small prerequisites, of
representation theory), and its more advanced geometric aspects. The
latter play a very important role in recent developments. 
The first two weeks will be devoted to fundamental courses aimed at
pre-graduate and graduate students ; these courses will present the
basic notions of the domain, and the main directions of research. The
third week will consist of seminar talks on the latest developments.
June 18-21, 2008, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Conference on Algebra and its Applications
In honor of S.K. Jain on his 70th birthday
The Conference is dedicated to recent developments in classical Ring Theory, Module
Theory, Representation Theory, Group Algebras, Rings with Polynomial Identities, and
related topics including applications
Invited Speakers include: 
Alberto Facchini (University of Padova, Italy)
Carl Faith (Rutgers University, USA)
Jose Luis Gomez Pardo (University do Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Ken Goodearl (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Charudatta Hajarnavis (University of Warwick, UK)
Birge Huisgen-Zimmerman (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
T.Y. Lam (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Barbara Osofsky (Rutgers University, USA)
Jae K. Park (Busan National University, South Korea)
Donald Passman (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
Louis Rowen (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Sudarshan K. Sehgal (University of Alberta, Canada)
Lance Small (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Agata Smoktunowicz (The University of Edinburgh, UK)
Robert Wisbauer (University of Dusseldorf, Germany)
E. Zelmanov (University of California, San Diego, USA)
There will also be sessions for contributed talks.
Deadline for submitting abstracts for all talks is: May 15, 2008
For registration, submission of abstract, and other information, please go to
Modules and Representation Theory
July 22-26, 2008, Brussels, 
Noncommutative Structures in Mathematics and Physics
28 July - 2 August, 2008, Ubatuba, Brazil
The International Conference "Groups, Rings and Group Rings 2008" will be held from
July 28th to August 2nd, 2008 at the Wembley Inn Hotel, in Ubatuba, a beach resort
in the north coast of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is the second edition of
this event. The first one took place at the same venue in 2004. Please find some
pictures of this past event at

30 July-8 August 2008 Sao Paulo, Brazil,

WORKSHOP: in Sao Paulo, USP Campus, 30 July -2 August
CONFERENCE: at Salvetti Beach Hotel, Boraceia: 4-8 August
1)        We have been able to extend the deadline for preliminary registration and
abstract submission to June 1, 2008.
2)        We have had favorable responses from a number of publishers to publish our
Conference Proceedings. We will make our decision on the publisher for our
Proceedings and include it in the Final Announcement before the conference starts.
3)        The proceedings will contain a mix of peer reviewed survey/expository articles
and research papers. The survey/expository articles will be by invitation and will
provide an overview of various areas in or related to Ring and Module theory by some
of our plenary speakers or other well known experts in Algebra. The research papers
will contribute to the further development of areas in or related to Ring and Module
theory and will be open to participants. The authors are strongly encouraged to
provide ample details so as to make the articles and papers accessible to beginning
researchers, advanced graduate students, and researchers in related areas. Also
authors are encouraged to provide applications of their research to Algebra or other
related areas such as Functional Analysis, Geometry, Topology, Combinatorics, Number
Theory, Coding Theory, Cryptography, Physics, etc. Moreover, it is hoped that
authors will submit Open Problems to stimulate further progress in Algebra. Pap
ers related to Ring and Module theory from authors who are not able to participate
in the Conference will be considered for inclusion in the Proceedings.
4)        The editorial board for the Conference Proceedings consists of : Toma Albu, Gary
F. Birkenmeier, Ali Erdoðan, and Adnan Tercan.
5)        We have posters available upon request if you wish to help us to advertise the
6)        Again, we want to state that this conference is intended to be as inclusive as
possible for Mathematicians working in the area of Rings and Modules. So please pass
on this announcement to any colleagues who may be interested in this conference, but
who not have received this or the First Announcement.


18-23 August 2008 in Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden, at Chalmers campus Johanneberg.
Mathematics Physics Platform Summer School 2008 on Algebraic and computational
methods for strongly correlated systems
Scope: the lectures will give an introduction to a wide range of methods and models
used to address systems with strong correlations. Topics range from basic
mathematical concepts to more applied computational techniques.
Audience: the school is open for graduate students and post-docs in physics or
Ferdi Aryasetiawan (Japan)      First-principles approaches
Fabian Essler (UK)                   Integrable models, Bethe Ansatz
Jürgen Fuchs (Sweden)             CFT and Tensor categories
Maria Gorelik (Israel)               Representation theory
Ansgar Liebsch (Germany)       Dynamical mean field theory
Dror Orgad (Israel)                  Bosonization, Luttinger liquid
Anders Sandvik (US)               Quantum Monte Carlo
Organizing Committee: Alexander Stolin, Bo Hellsing, Henrik Johannesson, Stig
Larsson, Iulia Pop, Mats Granath (for questions email:,
Maria Björkevik, administrator and Camilla Nygren, economist.


September 25 - 27, 2008, Workshop in Barcelona
"Interactions between representation theory and commutative algebra"
 (organised by the Centre de Recerca Matematica)


Conference on Algebraic Groups and Invariant Theory
Centro Stefano Franscini, Switzerland, August 30 - September 4, 2009
The main focus of the conference is on recent developments in the theory of
semisimple algebraic groups and their Lie algebras. The key topics are W-algebras,
invariants of subalgebras, nilpotent orbits, geometric  representation theory.
More information will be announced in due course.
Organizers: K. Baur, A. Premet, D. Testerman


16th-19th September 2008, Universidade de Lisboa,
Rings and Modules in honour of Patrick F. Smith's 65th birthday
December 8 - 20, 2008 in Mexico.
"International Conference on Cluster Algebras and Related Topics" 
The deadline for abstract submission is June 25.
August 30 - September 4, 2009, Centro Stefano Franscini, Switzerland
Conference on Algebraic Groups and Invariant Theory
The main focus of the conference is on recent developments in the theory of
semisimple algebraic groups and their Lie algebras. The key topics are W-algebras,
invariants of subalgebras, nilpotent orbits, geometric  representation theory.
More information will be announced in due course.
Organizers: K. Baur, A. Premet, D. Testerman