Mathematics Research Communities, American Mathematical Society

3 688Program ID: MRC-GEOMETRIC [#688]
Program Title: Geometric Representation Theory and Equivariant Elliptic Cohomology June 2-8, 2019
Program Location: Rhode Island, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2019/02/15 (posted 2018/07/10, updated 2018/06/26, listed until 2019/12/31)
Program Description:    

About the Mathematics Research Communities:

Mathematics Research Communities (MRC), a program of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), nurtures early-career mathematicians--those who are close to finishing their doctorates or have recently finished--and provides them with opportunities to build social and collaborative networks through which they can inspire and sustain each other in their work.

The structured program is designed to engage and guide all participants as they start their careers. For each topic, the program includes a one-week summer conference, a Special Session at the next Joint Mathematics Meetings, and a longitudinal study of early career mathematicians.

Those accepted into this program will receive a flat rate transportation allowance for the summer conference, and will be partially supported for their participation in the Joint Mathematics Meetings which follow in January 2020.

ELIGIBILITY: Individuals within one to two years prior to the receipt of their PhDs, or up to five years after receipt of their PhDs, are welcome to apply.  Most of those supported by NSF funds to participate in the MRC program will be US-based, that is, employed by or a full-time student at a US institution at the time of the MRC summer conference. However, the terms of the grant allow for a limited number of individuals who are not US-based. A few international participants may be accepted. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  All participants are expected to be active in the full MRC program.

For any program, fellowship, prize or award that has a maximum period of eligibility after receipt of the doctoral degree, the selection committee may use discretion in making exceptions to the limit on eligibility for candidates whose careers have been interrupted for reasons such as family or health. Therefore, an applicant who has had to slow down or temporarily stop his or her career for personal reasons may request to be considered for an extension in the amount of time after the PhD degree. Please send exception requests to

  • Completed on-line application form
  • One (1) reference letter submitted by a professor or supervisor who knows the applicant and can address how the applicant will benefit from, and contribute to, the MRC program.

Note that all applicants will be notified of their status by May 1, 2019.

Week 1: June 2 – 8, 2019-- Geometric Representation Theory and Equivariant Elliptic Cohomology

Dan Berwick-Evans, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emily Cliff, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nora Ganter, University of Melbourne
Arnav Tripathy, Harvard University
Josh Wen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

One of the tried-and-true techniques in representation theory is to apply topological invariants to spaces built out of Lie groups. The workshop will study this paradigm where the invariant is equivariant elliptic cohomology. Elliptic cohomology has deep roots in homotopy theory, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics. The resulting interplay has proven to be fertile territory, rich with intricate examples in many disciplines, including integrable systems, enumerative geometry, and elliptic algebras. The recent and ongoing understanding of the geometry of elliptic cohomology has revealed new conceptual understanding and computational tools. The focus of this workshop will be to apply these new Ideas to geometric representation theory. An ideal participant will have experience in one of the related areas, but need not have exposure to all of them. In particular, prior expertise in elliptic cohomology is not necessary. We look forward to bringing together advanced graduate students and postdocs from a mix of backgrounds for a workshop centered on cross-disciplinary interaction and collaboration.

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