Group Representation Theory and Related Topics

Conference Announcement


This is an international conference that will take place in

Lausanne, Switzerland,
from Tuesday, 22nd until Friday, 25th of June, 2010.

Group representation theory is a very active area of mathematics which has connections and overlaps with areas such as algebraic topology, K-theory, algebraic geometry and commutative ring theory. Research in the area has been driven by several conjectures and open problems which have pushed the development of new methodology and broader interactions with other areas of mathematics.

The aim of the conference is to stimulate activity in and enhance interaction between representation theory and other areas of mathematics, like those presented above.

In addition to the lectures, there will be a conference dinner in honour of Professor Jacques Thévenaz. It will take place on Thursday, 24th of June.

Here is a pdf version of the conference poster.

Invited Speakers

It is also planned to have several contributed talks, as listed on the program.


Talks shall be held in room Polydôme.

Tuesday, June 22
Wednesday, June 23
Thursday, June 24
Friday, June 25
 S. Bouc
From the Burnside group to the Dade group
S. Donkin
Some representation theory of SL_2
P. Webb
Developments in the Representation Theory of Categories
N. Mazza
Endotrivial modules
 coffee break coffee break coffee break coffee break
 F. Oda
The generalized Burnside rings for normalizers of centric p-radical subgroups
M. Chlouveraki
Basic sets for Hecke algebras
C. Cibils
Incompressible subcategories
J. Scherer [10h30-11h15]
From localization of simple groups to nilpotency
11h15-12h M. Linckelmann
On finite generation of Hochschild cohomology of Hecke algebras
M. Geck
Generic representations of finite groups of Lie type
J. Grodal
Homotopical representation theory
P. balmer [11h30-12h15]
Separability and descent in triangulated categories

lunch break lunch break lunch break
M. Broué
Higman's criterion revisited
B. Oliver
Exotic fusion systems over 2-groups
D. Benson
Representations of elementary abelian p-groups
15h-15h30 S. Koshitani
Relative projective cover works for Broué's abelian defect group conjecture
E. Henke
Minimal Fusion Systems
A. Santana
The Kostant form of U(sl+ n ) and projective resolutions of Weyl modules
15h30-16h B. Kuelshammer
The depth of subgroups and subrings
S. Park
Applications of characteristic elements for saturated fusion systems
J. MacQuarrie
Modular representation theory of profinite groups
16h-16h30 coffee break coffee break coffee break
16h30-17h15 R. Kessar
Saturated fusion systems and Brauer indecomposability of Scott modules
L. Iancu
Ordering characters of finite Coxeter groups
P. Symonds
Regularity of Rings of Invariants
19h30     Conference Dinner
Apéritif from 18:30
Dinner at 19:30

Abstracts are all be available on the Bernoulli Center webpage.
Schedule [.pdf]


Here are the current available electronic copies of the talks given during the conference ( in progress).


At the end of the conference, two mini-courses took place at the EPFL. Details here.
Please find here a copy of the lecture notes of the short course entitled Finite p-groups in representation theory.


A list of participants can be found on the following page.


The first 99 pictures taken at the Conference Dinner are now available on the following picture page.
More should be uploaded soon...stay tuned!

Practical Information

You will find here some information concerning directions, EPFL campus services, catering, math library, conference Dinner, ...

Travel and Accommodation

Information on how to get to the EPFL and around in Lausanne can be obtained from the EPFL website, including links to urban public transports and maps of the campus and Lausanne (see sidebar on the right-hand side).

Due to a big event organised in Lausanne during the same period, it might be very difficult, perhaps impossible, to book a hotel room at the last minute. We heartily encourage you to make your hotel bookings as soon as possible. In most hotels, if a booking is modified or cancelled up to 72 hours prior to the date of arrival, no fee will be charged. (Check it up!)

Organizing Committee:
For any enquiry, please feel free to email any of the organizers.
Financial Support:
  • CUSO: Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale
  • EPFL: FSB - faculté des Scineces de Base, IGAT - Institut de Géométrie, Algèbre et Topologie, CTG - Chaire de Théorie des Groupes
  • FNS-SNF: Fond National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique
  • SMG-SMS: Swiss Mathematical Society

Last updated : November 12, 2010.