Hessenberg Varieties in Combinatorics, Geometry and Representation Theory (18w5130)


(University of Maryland - College Park)

Megumi Harada (McMaster University)

John Shareshian (Washington University in St. Louis)

(University of Miami)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Hessenberg Varieties in Combinatorics, Geometry and Representation Theory" workshop from October 21st to October 26th, 2018.

Hessenberg varieties were invented in the late 1980s to study problems in applied mathematics. Since then, they have become important in three different fields within pure mathematics: combinatorics, algebraic geometry and representation theory. This conference will be a much-needed opportunity for researchers from these three different fields to come together to share ideas.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).