Cohomology and Support in Representation Theory and Related Topics

University of Washington

Seattle Summer π-School: July 27-30, 2012

Workshop: August 1-5, 2012

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Schedule, Location, & Notes Schedule, Location, & Notes Organizers Travel Directions
Participants Participants Sponsors Local Dining
Poster Session Social Activities Poster Local Activities

The theme of this two week conference will be a survey of the state of the art in the use of cohomology and support in the study of representation theory, commutative algebra, triangulated categories, and various related topics. The first week will be a preparatory summer school intended for graduate students, recent doctoral recipients, or others new to the field to introduce the fundamental ideas. Three speakers will each present a series of four lectures. The second week of the conference will consist of talks on latest develoments in the field with ample time for discussion and collaboration.

Summer School Speakers:

Workshop Speakers:

Click here for abstracts of these talks (pdf).

Poster Session:

There will be an opportunity for all interested participants to display a research poster during the workshop. Posters will be viewable informally on multiple days of the workshop. There will also be a scheduled formal poster session where presenters can discuss their work with other participants.

If you would like to display a poster, please email the organizers at


To register for the Summer School and/or Workshop, please click here and complete the on-line form.

Note: There will be a banquet on the evening of August 2. The cost is $30 per person for faculty (and guests) and $20 for graduate students. On the registration form, please complete the requested information about whether or not you plan to attend the banquet. Payment may be made at the conference.

Deadline for registering: July 17, 2012

Funding Opportunities:

The deadline for applying for funding has now passed.


Participants who are not speakers or are not receiving travel support should reserve their own rooms. Hotel rooms in the area fill quickly, so participants are encouraged to make reservations early.

PhD students and recent PhDs receiving funding from the Summer School will be housed (double occupancy) in McMahon Hall on the University of Washington campus for the duration of both the summer school and workshop. McMahon Hall (see map) is located about 5 minutes away (by foot) from both the main lecture room at Savery Hall and the discussion session rooms at Loew Hall.

Other participants, at their own expense can also stay in the university housing through the Visiting Scholars Program.

Social Activities:

Field Trip to Volunteer Park:
Conference Banquet:
Conference Party:

Travel Directions to the University of Washington:

Local Dining Information:

Local Activities:

Organizing Committee:

    Summer School


Sponsoring Organizations:

  • The National Science Foundation
  • The National Security Agency
  • Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
  • University of Washington
Photo Credit: Thanks to CHAM|KAO photography for providing the campus photo for the conference poster.

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact any of the organizers or send an email to

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Last updated: July 5, 2012.