ABOUT

The major theme of this international conference is the deep interaction between algebra and incidence geometry in its various guises — in particular, we want to focus on geometric aspects of algebra, and algebraic theories underlying incidence geometries. Some of the main topics of the conference are:

  • Generalized polygons and related geometries.
  • Buildings of higher rank.
  • Geometries and groups of Lie-type.
  • Simple groups and their geometries.
  • Rank one groups and Moufang sets.
  • Algebraic and geometric aspects of the Freudenthal-Tits magic square.
  • Algebraic varieties related to incidence geometries.
  • Automorphism groups of incidence geometries, and geometric group actions.
  • Algebraic groups and Kac-Moody groups.
  • Graph- (and in particular tree-) theoretic properties of incidence geometries.
  • Topological aspects of buildings and related geometries.
  • Computational aspects of the algebraic and combinatorial theory behind incidence geometries of low rank.
Because of the interplay with many other fields of mathematics, a wide variety of ideas and methods will come together at the meeting. The conference will give the opportunity to research faculty and young researchers in algebra and incidence geometry to learn about the latest developments in the main sub-areas, and explore different visions and directions for future work.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION
  • The conference fee is €100. This includes the coffee breaks and the reception on Wednesday, and is to be payed in cash the first day of the conference.
  • There is a conference dinner on Thursday. The estimated costs are €50 per person.
  • This conference will take place at Ghent University, campus "Sterre", building S25, lecture hall "Emmy Noether".
  • Due to COVID-19, it is currently hard to predict whether the conference will take place. We will communicate this on May 15 at the latest.
REGISTRATION
I wish to attend the conference dinner on Thursday.
I am planning to attend the Baer colloquium on Saturday June 27.
INVITED SPEAKERS
  • Anneleen De Schepper, Ghent university
  • Hans Cuypers, TU Eindhoven
  • James Hirschfeld,University of Sussex
  • James Parkinson, University of Sydney
  • Jeroen Schillewaert, The University of Auckland
  • Markus Stroppel, Universität Stuttgart
  • Peter Abramenko, University of Virginia
  • Ralf Köhl, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • Richard Weiss, Tufts University
  • Sasha Ivanov, Imperial College London
  • Theo Grundhöfer, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
SCHEDULE

The time schedule is still temporary and subject to changes. Titles and abstracts will be added closer to the date.

  June 24 June 25 June 26
09:30 A. De Schepper J. Parkinson
10:30 Coffee and Tea
11:00 T. Grundhöfer P. Abramenko
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Coffee and Tea
14:00 H. Cuypers Coffee and Tea
15:00 R. Köhl M. Stroppel J. Schillewaert
16:00 Coffee and Tea
16:30 A. Ivanov J. Hirschfeld R. Weiss
17:30 Reception
19:00 Conference Dinner
Scientific committee

Pierre-Emmanuel Caprace
Bart De Bruyn
Tom De Medts
Dimitri Leemans
Bernhard Mühlherr
Joseph A. Thas
Koen Thas

Organizing committee:

Pierre-Emmanuel Caprace
Maarten De Boeck
Bart De Bruyn
Tom De Medts
Paulien Jansen
Dimitri Leemans
Bernhard Mühlherr
Johannes Roth
Joseph A. Thas
Koen Thas
Magali Victoor