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Connections for Women: Introduction to the Spring, 2008 programs January 16, 2008 - January 18, 2008
Registration Deadline: January 05, 2008 over 16 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 16, 2007 over 16 years ago
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Organizers Bhama Srinivasan and Monica Vazirani

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This intensive three-day workshop for women will introduce advanced graduate students and recent PhDs to current areas of research in Representation Theory. It will consist of introductory mini-courses and talks, as well as a poster session where all participants will be encouraged to present their work. An important purpose of the workshop is to establish a professional network for participants by introducing them to each other and each others' work. To this end there will also be a dinner and social activities, as well as a panel discussion on issues related to women in mathematics. The workshop is part of the semester programs Combinatorial Representation Theory and Representation Theory of Finite Groups and Related Topics and participants are encouraged to attend associated Introductory Workshops on Combinatorial Representation Theory from January 21 to January 25, and Representation Theory of Finite Groups from January 28 to February 1. The Connections for Women workshop will be a good introduction to these two workshops. Participant Research Summaries Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. The following Group Code should be entered in the "Comment" field when booking through our Website. Group Code = CGMS54 . The cut-off date for reservations is December 31, 2007. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: EN0000. The cut-off date for reservations is December 16, 2007.
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent PhDs, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Jan 16, 2008
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Type A Combinatorics
Monica Vazirani (University of California, Davis)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Crystal BAses--What is it all about?
Anne Schilling (University of California, Davis)
Jan 17, 2008
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  l-Modular Representations of Finite Groups of Lie Type: Past, Present, Future
Bhama Srinivasan (University of Illinois at Chicago)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Modular Representations of Algebraic Groups: Or To Characteristic Zero and Back Again, with Applications to Representations of Finite Groups of Lie Type in the Defining Characteristic
Terrell Hodge
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
  Cohomology and Support Varieties
Julia Pevtsova (University of Washington)
Jan 18, 2008
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Combinatorial Representation Theory - Old and New
Georgia Benkart (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Early History of Finite Group Representations
T. Y. Lam