Representation theory’s hidden motives: Conference at Münster and Sydney

The workshop takes place in-person at the University of Münster and at the University of Sydney, on 27 September – 1 October 2021. It can also be attended online. Workshop participation is free of charge. However, a registration is required. 

In recent years, motivic techniques have been applied in several branches of representation theory, for example in geometric and modular representation theory. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in these areas in order to foster new synergies in topics such as foundational aspects of the theory of motives, Tate motives on varieties of representation-theoretic origin, motivic aspects of the Langlands program, and motives of classifying spaces.


Speakers marked (*) will speak in Münster, (**) will speak in Sydney.

Angeltveit, Vigleik (Canberra, **)
Cass, Robert (Harvard, *)
Coulembier, Kevin (Sydney, **)
Eberhardt, Jens (Bonn, *)
Fu, Lie (Lyon, *)
Haesemeyer, Christian (Melbourne, **)
Hoskins, Victoria (Nijmegen, *)
Kamgarpour, Masoud (UQ, **)
Lanini, Martina (Roma, *)
Levine, Marc (Essen, *)
Richarz, Timo (Darmstadt, *)
Semenov, Nikita (Munich, *)
Soergel, Wolfgang (Freiburg, *)
Spitzweck, Markus (Osnabrück, *)
Treumann, David (Boston College, *)
Vilonen, Kari (Melbourne, **)
Xue, Ting (Melbourne, **)
Yang, Yaping (Melbourne, **)
Zhao, Gufang (Melbourne, **)
Zhong, Changlong (Albany, *)


Nora Ganter (Melbourne)
Jakob Scholbach (Münster)
Matthias Wendt (Wuppertal)
Geordie Williamson (Sydney)

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Integrable Systems in Geometry and Mathematical Physics, Conference in Memory of Boris Dubrovin (online, 28 June to 2 July 2021)

The notion of integrable system in classical mechanics dates back to Joseph Liouville and has an illustrious and long history; it has since expanded considerably and received input from distant areas of mathematics and physics like  algebraic geometry, symplectic topology, string-theory, combinatorics, statistical mechanics, stochastic models and more. The conference aims at bringing together leading mathematicians that have contributed and are contributing to the success and dissemination of methods and ideas originating from integrable systems in all areas of mathematics and physics.

The conference is  in memory of Boris Dubrovin (1950 – 2019), whose activity in the past forty years has been a driving force and a reference beacon for many researchers in Mathematical Physics and Geometry.

Preliminary list of speakers:

Anne Boutet de Monvel (Paris VI, France), Gaetan Borot (TU Berlin), Alexander Buryak (Leeds, UK),  Mattia Cafasso (Angers, France)
Mauro Carfora (Pavia, Italy),  Guido Carlet  (Dijon, France),  Tom Claeys (UCLouvain, Belgium)
Vladimir Dragovic (UT Dallas, USA),  Yakov Eliashberg  (Stanford, USA), Gregorio Falqui (Milano Bicocca, Italy), Giovanni Felder  (ETH, Zurich, CH), Evgeny Ferapontov (Loughbourough, UK),  Alexander Givental (Berkeley, USA),  Claus Hertling, (Mannheim, Germany),  Alexander  Its (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianpolis, USA),  Nalini Joshi (Sidney, AU), Christian Klein, (Dijon, France), Dmitry Korotkin (Concordia, CA),  Igor Krichever (Columbia, USA and Skoltech, Moscow), Arno  Kuijlaars  (KU Leuven Belgium),  Marta Mazzocco (Birmingham, UK),  Ken McLaughlin (Fort Collins, USA),  Sergei P. Novikov* (Steklov, Moscow and UMD, Maryland, USA), Andrei Okounkov (Columbia, USA), Vasilisa Shramchenko (Sherbook, CA), Ian Strachan (Glasgow, UK), Alexander Veselov (Loughborough, UK),  Lauren Williams (Harvard)  Di Yang (Hefei, China), Youjin Zhang (Tsinghua, China),  Don Zagier (ICTP, Trieste Italy  and  Max Planck Bonn, Germany)

See the website at

Mathematics of Conformal Field Theory II (July 5–9)

The 2020 conference “The Mathematics of Conformal Field Theory II” was postponed due to the pandemic. We are happy to announce that it has now been approved to go ahead at the Mathematical Sciences Institute of the ANU from July 6-9. Furthermore, the conference will be preceded by a day of talks celebrating Peter Bouwknegt’s 60th birthday on July 5.

The majority of talks will be in-person at the ANU, following  appropriate COVID-safe protocols. These will be complemented by zoom talks from international speakers. The themes of the conference are  being interpreted broadly and will thus cover a wide range of topics connected to conformal field theory.

Confirmed speakers include:
– Arnaud Brothier (UNSW)
– Ilka Brunner (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich)
– Nora Ganter (Melbourne)
– Pinhas Grossman (UNSW)
– Yi-Zhi Huang (Rutgers University)
– Jock McOrist (New England)
– Alexander Molev (Sydney)
– Krzysztof Pilch (University of Southern California)
– Thomas Quella (Melbourne)
– Jorgen Rasmussen (Queensland)
– Anna Romanov (Sydney)
– Kareljan Schoutens (University of Amsterdam)
– Christoph Schweigert (University of Hamburg)
– Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli (Queensland)
– Mathai Varghese (Adelaide)
– Siye Wu (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

Registration for the conference and birthday celebration is now open at the following website:

We also invite abstracts for contributed talks and encourage researchers at all career stages to apply.

Please note that we will of course need to be flexible with our arrangements in case of any changes to the domestic COVID situation.

Canadian Mathematical Society’s 75th+1 anniversary summer meeting

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) invites the mathematical community to the 2021 CMS Online Summer Meeting.

Registration is now open for the CMS’ third online meeting happening from June 7–11, 2021 and on June 4th.

The CMS Summer Meeting is an occasion for the community to come together, like we always have, in a new way.

A complete and detailed list of sessions and speakers is available on our website.

Other engaging activities include:


Enjoy 7 mini courses on June 4th. If you wish to attend, register for any of the courses on the registration website.

Joint CMS/CMESG Panel happening on Monday

Data literacy – What are the competencies that people need to access data literacy? What are the implications for the classroom?

Public Lectures

Anne Broadbent (University Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing, University of Ottawa)

5 Plenary Lectures

Henri Darmon (McGill University)

Moon Duchin (Tufts University)

Matilde Marcolli (University of Toronto)

Aaron Naber (Northwestern University)

Ian Putnam (University of Victoria)

3 Prize Lectures

Alfonso Gracia-Saz (University of Toronto) – Excellence in Teaching Award

Joel Kamnitzer (University of Toronto) – Jeffrey-Williams Prize

Anita Layton (University of Waterloo) – Krieger-Nelson Prize


An Introduction to Programming in Maple – Friday June 4th | 11:00 – 14:00

Career Diversity in Mathematics – Friday June 4th | 15:00 – 18:00, Complimentary Admission

Presenters: Megan Dewar and David Thomson (Tutte Institute for Mathematics and Computing & Carleton University)

Combinatorial Game Theory – Friday June 4th | 11:00 – 14:00

Presenters: Melissa Huggan (Ryerson), Svenja Huntemann (Carleton), Richard J. Nowakowski (Dalhousie)

Tools and Techniques for Modelling and Analyzing Complex Networks – Friday June 4th | 11:00 – 14:00

Presenters: Francois Théberge (Tutte Institute and Ottawa)

Mathematical Modelling Of Real-World Infectious Disease Epidemics – An R Based Hands-On Mini Course – Friday June 4th | 15:00 – 18:00

Presenters: Ashok Krishnamurthy (Mount Royal University)

STUDC Mini-Course – Friday June 4th, Complimentary Admission

Optimal transport and stochastic processes in developmental biology – 

Friday June 4th | 11:00 – 14:00

Strategies for Supporting Mathematics and Statistics Students in Higher Education – Friday June 4th, Complimentary Admission

Presenters: Dr Ana-Lucia Vargas Sandoval (University of Amsterdam) & MSc Paula Beukers (The University of Groningen)


Students can register for the AARMS-CMS Student Poster Session and for the Student Research Talks Session! To participate in either session, send your title, abstract and affiliation to for the poster or to for the talks by May 27th. Top posters will be awarded prizes!

Connecting Women in Mathematics Across Canada (CWiMAC)

June 2-3, 2021 | Online | Complimentary Admission for All

Anyone wishing to contribute a talk can email.

The 2021 CWiMAC workshop is organized in coordination with the CMS Women in Mathematics Committee. The purpose of the CWiMAC workshops is to support the career development of junior female-identified academics in the Canadian mathematics community. The workshop will be held at the University of Ottawa on the evening of Wednesday, June 2 and all day on Thursday, June 3, 2021, immediately preceding the 75th+1 Anniversary Meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society online. 

Virtual Exhibits

Visit the virtual exhibit booths where you will find our exhibitors: AMS, Bolster Academy, Maplesoft, Springer, and Cambridge University Press


To make the meeting accessible for all and to balance the needs of your Society, we are offering two tiers of registration rates from which to choose. The discounted COVID rate is significantly lower. We encourage all researchers who are able to do so to register at the regular rate, which includes access to several special value-added features.


COVID Registration

Australian Algebra Conference AAC04

The Fourth Australian Algebra Conference AAC04 will be held online from 18 – 19 January 2021 hosted by the University of Melbourne.

The website for AAC04 is available here:

Registration is free and is now open here:

Students are especially encouraged to present a talk.

This conference is the 39th iteration of an annual conference which for many years was called the Victorian Algebra Conference. Over the years it has become increasingly national, both in participation and location, and this is reflected in the new name. Here is an extract from the website of the Australian Algebra Group (formerly the Victorian Algebra Group) which runs the conference.

“The main aim of the annual Australian Algebra Conference is to foster communication between algebraists in Australia. We interpret algebra quite broadly, including areas such as topological algebra, algebraic logic, graph theory and coding theory. The conference has a proud tradition of encouraging talks by students: typically about one third of the talks are presented by students. The conference aims to provide graduate students in algebra with the opportunity to give their first public presentation in a relaxed and supportive environment. Each conference, the most outstanding student talk is awarded the Gordon Preston Prize.”