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.

We decided to postpone this event as governments across the world, including Norway, are posing travel restrictions to deal with ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will wait until around January/February before deciding on a more precise plan, but the basic idea is to reschedule it sometime in the summer/autumn of 2021, and turn it into an online event if the travel options will still be very limited by that time.


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 Postponed
  • 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


We will reopen the registration after deciding on a more precise schedule.


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 Feb. 11, 2021 10:03 AM