Press Release:

Free Resolutions, Representations, and Asymptotic Algebra

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Free Resolutions, Representations, and Asymptotic Algebra" workshop from April 3rd to April 8th, 2016.

A central idea in modern mathematics is that complicated structures can stabilize, or become apparent, only for sufficiently large values of a parameter. This workshop focuses on new explicit algebraic versions of this general phenomenon. Specifically, recent asymptotic results on free resolutions and equivariant commutative algebra point towards a common underlying source. This workshop will, for the first time, bring together a wide range of mathematicians interested in these algebraic asymptotic ideas. The main challenge will be to refine these new asymptotic methods and identify the most promising new directions for study.

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 disc iplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineeri ng 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).

BIRS Scientific Director, Nassif Ghoussoub
E-mail: birs-director[@]