Workshop on Symplectic Varieties and Geometric Representation Theory

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Friday 28th October to Sunday 30th October, 2016



UNC Chapel Hill
2016


Speakers
Rina Anno
(Kansas State University)
Affine braid group action on the Fukaya category of the mirror to T^*P^1
Tom Braden
(University of Massachusetts - Amherst)
Proving categories of perverse sheaves are highest weight
Justin Hilburn
(University of Pennsylvania)
Monopoles, vortices, and Vermas
Mee Seong Im
(United States Military Academy - West Point)
Connecting Grothendieck-Springer resolutions to the isospectral Hilbert scheme via universal quiver flags
Xin Jin
(Northwestern University)
Holomorphic Lagrangian branes and perverse sheaves
Ivan Losev
(Northeastern University)
Bernstein inequality and holonomic modules
Andrei NeguČ›
(MIT)
q-W-algebras and the q-AGT-W relations via shuffle algebras
Tom Nevins
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Topological aspects of quiver varieties
Lev Rozansky
(University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
Flag varieties and HOMFLY-PT link homology
Ben Webster
(University of Virginia)
Representation theory and the Coulomb branch

About the workshop

The aim of this workshop is to explore the interplay between symplectic varieties and geometric representation theory. Topics will include the representation theory associated to symplectic singularities and their resolutions (for example, Springer resolutions), representation theory arising in moduli of sheaves, quiver varieties, Hilbert schemes of points on surfaces, and hypertoric varieties, and related themes like categorification.

This workshop will bring together experts working on these topics and in related areas. Support for the conference is provided by the National Science Foundation, award DMS-1547117.


Location

The meeting will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in the Department of Mathematics, located in Phillips Hall. Registration and coffee breaks will take place in Phillips 265 and 330, and lectures will take place in Phillips 265 and 332. Click here for a campus map: Phillips Hall is on East Cameron Ave.


Schedule
Friday, October 28th
Saturday, October 29th
Sunday, October 30th
Time
Place
Activity
3:30-4:00 Phillips 265
Registration
4:00-5:00
Phillips 265
Talk: Nevins
5:15-6:15
Phillips 265
Talk: Hilburn
Time
Place
Activity
8:30-9:00 Phillips 330
Registration and Coffee
9:00-10:00
Phillips 332
Talk: Braden
10:15-11:15
Phillips 332
Talk: Jin
11:15-11:45
Phillips 330
Coffee Break
11:45-12:45
Phillips 332
Talk: Webster
12:45-2:30
Local Restaurants
Lunch
2:30-3:30
Phillips 332
Talk: Rozansky
3:30-4:00
Phillips 330
Coffee Break
4:00-5:00
Phillips 332
Talk: Anno
7:00
Kipos Greek Taverna
Workshop Feast
Time
Place
Activity
8:30-9:00 Phillips 330
Coffee
9:00-10:00
Phillips 332
Talk: NeguČ›
10:15-11:15
Phillips 332
Talk: Im
11:15-11:45
Phillips 330
Coffee Break
11:45-12:45
Phillips 332
Talk: Losev


Organizers

Prakash Belkale and Justin Sawon.

If you have any questions, send us an e-mail. Our postal address is

Department of Mathematics
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3250
USA


Registration

Please help us have everything ready on time! Register as soon as you know that you will be attending. Just send an e-mail stating your name, position, and if you will be applying for financial support.

We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by mid-September and on a rolling basis thereafter.


Financial Assistance

Some financial support will be available for students and young unsupported faculty. Please state in your registration if you need financial assistance, and include the name of your PhD advisor (or postdoc mentor) and expected graduation date. Accommodation for supported participants at the University Inn (tel: 888-452-5765 or 919-929-2171) will be reserved and paid for directly by the UNC mathematics department.

We expect to communicate financial assistance decisions by mid-September and on a rolling basis thereafter.


Accommodation

Options for accommodation in Chapel Hill include the University Inn (tel: 888-452-5765 or 919-929-2171), the Carolina Inn (tel: 800-962-8519), the Franklin Hotel (tel: 919-928-5437 or 888-709-4772), and the Hampton Inn & Suites (tel: 919-969-6988). Please reserve your room directly with the hotel, unless you are a supported participant.


Transportation

You can travel to Chapel Hill by airplane or by car:

By plane: Raleigh/Durham Airport is a destination for most airlines. Once at the airport, you can take a taxi to Chapel Hill (approximately 30 mins).

By car: The closest visitor parking lot to Phillips Hall is the Morehead Lot.


Local Information
  • The weather in Chapel Hill is usually perfect... In late October, expect pleasantly warm days and cool nights. Current weather conditions can be checked here.
  • Official Chapel Hill web site.

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