Geometry and analysis of quantum groups

Winter school at University of Oslo

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This winter school is funded by «Pure Mathematics in Norway», which is a part of the Mathematics Programme of the Trond Mohn Foundation with the collaboration of the Tromsø Research Foundation. It is also supported by the Norwegian Research Council through the "Quantum Symmetry" project.

The theory of quantum groups is a fruitful melting pot of ideas from different fields of mathematics and mathematical physics, ranging from Poisson geometry, operator algebras, tensor categories, integrable systems, and beyond. More than 30 years after its invention by Drinfeld, Jimbo, Woronowicz, and others, the interplay between these different viewpoints still provides connections leading to surprising new insights and results.

To help early stage researchers familiarize with the basics and recent developments of the theory, and also to cultivate new communication among experts working on different aspects of quantum groups, we organize a winter school at University of Oslo with distinguished international lecturers.

Time and location

  • November 30 to December 4, 2020
  • Blindern campus, University of Oslo (we will announce precise location later)


  • Julien Bichon (University of Clermont Auvergne)
  • Gail Letzter (United States Department of Defense)
  • Pavel Safronov (University of Zurich)

Research talks


The registration is now open.


There is a good possibility that the event will have to be cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The final decision on this will be made in late September/early October. We recommend the participants not to make any travel arrangements before that.

Tags: Operator algebras, Quantum groups
Published Nov. 14, 2019 5:04 PM - Last modified July 6, 2020 10:58 PM