Affine Algebraic Groups, Motives and Cohomological Invariants (18w5021)


(University of Alberta)

(University of California at Los Angeles)

(Université Sorbonne Paris Nord)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Affine Algebraic Groups, Motives and Cohomological Invariants" workshop from September 16th to September 21st, 2018.

The theory of affine algebraic groups was developed by Chevalley, Borel, Serre, and Tits as an algebraic analogue of the highly successful and widely applied theory of Lie groups, and it now provides deep connections between algebra, number theory, and geometry.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together specialists and young researchers in these areas that will establish new links and projects, exploiting new emerging applications of algebraic groups.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that providesan 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).