8-12 July 2024
Leonhard Euler International Mathematical Institute in Saint Petersburg
Europe/Moscow timezone

Conference "Algebraic groups: the White Nights season IV"

In memory of Nikolai Vavilov (1952-2023)

July 8 - 12, 2024

Nowadays the concept of an algebraic group plays a key role in many branches of mathematics and its applications. The theory of algebraic groups includes plenty of deep ideas and results that establish links between different subjects and techniques, and provides a uniform approach to completely different problems. There are several active research groups in Kazan, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saratov and Yekaterinburg, working on various aspects of algebraic groups, and the aim of the conference is to bring researchers from these groups together and to provide a space for sharing the results, exchanging ideas, and discussing possible future projects. The major part of participants, including invited speakers, will be young researchers.

The subjects of the event are the structural theory of algebraic groups and the theory of algebraic transformation groups. The talks will be devoted to automorphisms of algebraic varieties, torus actions, gradings on algebras, affine geometry, locally nilpotent derivations, real forms of algebraic groups, homogeneous spaces, Galois cohomology, Poisson structures on Lie algebras, and invariant theory.

The conference is dedicated to the memory of Nikolai Vavilov (1952-2023), bright mathematician who contributed significantly to algebraic groups, Chevalley groups, and algebraic K-theory. Nikolai Vavilov was the leader of St. Petersburg's school in algebraic groups and active participant of the conference series "Algebraic groups: the White Nights seasons". He brought up many disciples; some of them are among the speakers and participants of the conference.

List of speakers 

  • Anton Fonarev (Steklov IM, Moscow)
  • Sergey Gaifullin (MSU/HSE, Moscow)
  • Ilya Gorshkov (Sobolev IM, Novosibirsk)
  • Mikhail Ignatyev (HSE, Moscow)
  • Valentina Kiritchenko (HSE, Moscow)
  • Alexander Kuznetsov (Steklov IM, Moscow)
  • Natalia Maslova (Krasovskii IM, Yekaterinburg)
  • Eugene Plotkin (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
  • Yuri Prokhorov (Steklov IM/HSE/MSU, Moscow)
  • Alexander Sergeev (Saratov SU)
  • Konstantin Shramov (Steklov IM, Moscow)
  • Serge Skryabin (Kazan FU)
  • Anastasia Stavrova (SPbU, Saint Petersburg)
  • Alexey Stepanov (SPbU, Saint Petersburg)

Organizing Committee

  • Ivan Arzhantsev (HSE University)
  • Victor Petrov (St. Petersburg University)
  • Dmitry Timashev (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

Institutions participating in the organization of the event

Pages of previous years

Conference "Algebraic groups: the White Nights season III"

Conference "Algebraic groups: the White Nights season II"

Mini-workshop "Algebraic groups: the White Nights season"

Leonhard Euler International Mathematical Institute in Saint Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Pesochnaya nab. 10, 197022, Russia