Throughout the academic year, there are regular seminar series and CRM-University of Ottawa Distinguished Lectures. Additionally, each year there are a number of workshops and conferences. Several of the faculty are members of the Network Of Lie Theorists (NOLT).
Algebra seminar
The Joint Algebra Seminar is a weekly seminar on various topics in algebra.
Past seminars
Number Theory Seminar
The Joint Number Theory Seminar focusses on topics in number theory and cryptography.
Upcoming Conferences/Workshops
- Fields-Carleton Distinguished Lecture Series, Speaker: Chelsea Walton, Carleton University, October 26–27, 2023.
- Fields Workshop on Galois Cohomology and Massey Products, University of Ottawa, June 13–16, 2024.
Past Events
A list of past algebra-related research events in Ottawa.
Past events
- Conference on New Developments in Lie Superalgebras and Quantum Groups, University of Ottawa, August 31–September 1, 2023.
- Canada-Mexico-USA Conference in Representation Theory, Noncommutative Algebra, and Categorification, Centre de Recherches MathÃ©matiques, August 24–27, 2023.
- Symmetric Spaces, Their Generalizations, and Special Functions, University of Ottawa, August 18–21, 2022.
- Algebra and Geometry of Homogeneous Spaces, Online, June 2–4, 2021.
- Canadian Mathematical Society 75th Anniversary Summer Meeting, University of Ottawa, June 4–7, 2021.
- Quantum groups, representation theory, superalgebras, and tensor categories, Online, August 20–23, 2020.
- Workshop on Forms, Flags, Graphs, and Beyond, University of Ottawa, May 9–12, 2019.
- Combinatorial Algebra meets Algebraic Combinatorics, University of Ottawa, January 25–27, 2019. Organizers: Colin Ingalls (Carleton), Daniel Panario (Carleton), Franco Saliola (UQAM), Alistair Savage (Ottawa)
- Ottawa-Lyon-São Paulo Workshop on Representation Theory, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, July 3–7, 2018. Organizers: Yuly Billig (Carleton), Alistair Savage (Ottawa).
- Lie Theory and its Interactions with Geometry and Combinatorics, University of Ottawa, November 11–12, 2017. Organizer: Hadi Salmasian (Ottawa).
- Fields Workshop on Hecke Algebras and Lie Theory, University of Ottawa, May 12–15, 2016. Organizers: Siddhartha Sahi (Rutgers), Hadi Salmasian (Ottawa).
- Fields Workshop on Equivariant Generalized Schubert Calculus and its Applications, University of Ottawa, April 28–May 1, 2016. Organizers: Cristian Lenart (SUNY Albany), Kirill Zaynullin (Ottawa), Changlong Zhong (SUNY Albany).
- The Use of Linear Algebraic Groups in Geometry and Number Theory, Banff International Research Station, September 13–18, 2015. Organizers: Skip Garibaldi (UCLA), Nicole Lemire (Western), Raman Parimala (Emory), Kirill Zaynullin (Ottawa)
- Fields Workshop on Representation Theory and Analysis on Lie Groups over Local Fields, University of Ottawa, May 7–10, 2015. Organizers: Monica Nevins and Hadi Salmasian.
- From Lie algebras to group schemes, Fields Institute Workshop and 74th Algebra Day, University of Ottawa and Carleton University, May 4–5, 2015. Organizers: Yuly Billig, Erhard Neher, Alistair Savage and Kirill Zaynullin.
- Thematic program New directions in Lie theory, January–June 2014, Centre de Recherces Mathématiques. Organizers: Vyjayanthi Chari (UC Riverside), Erhard Neher (Ottawa) , Alistair Savage (Ottawa).
- Fields Workshop on Algebraic and Geometric Invariants of Linear Algebraic Groups and Homogeneous Spaces, University of Ottawa, May 23–26, 2014. Organizers: Vladimir Chernousov and Kirill Zainoulline.
- Lie Theory Seminar: Fall 2013, Winter 2013, Fall 2012, Winter 2012, Fall 2011, Winter 2011, Fall 2010
- CMS Winter 2013 Meeting, Ottawa, December 6–9, 2013.
- Thematic program on torsors, nonassociative algebras and cohomological invariants, January–June 2013, Fields Institute for Reseach in the Mathematical Sciences. Organizers: Vladimir Chernousov (Alberta), Erhard Neher (Ottawa) , Alexander Merkurjev (UCLA), Arturo Pianzola (Alberta), Kirill Zainoulline (Ottawa).
- Fields Workshop on Exceptional Algebras and Groups, University of Ottawa, April 19–22, 2012. Organizers: Erhard Neher and Kirill Zainoulline.
- Fields Workshop on Category Theoretic Methods in Representation Theory, University of Ottawa, October 14–16, 2011. Organizers: Alexander Hoffnung and Alistair Savage.
- Fields Workshop on Group Actions, Generalized Cohomology Theories and Affine Algebraic Geometry, April 22–24, 2011, University of Ottawa. Organizers: Daniel Daigle and Kirill Zainoulline.
- Representation Theory and Quantization Workshop, The Fields Institute, February 25–27, 2011. Organizers: Ivan Dimitrov and Hadi Salmasian.
- Third Lie Day, University of Ottawa, Friday, April 23, 2010. Organizers: Hadi Salmasian and Alistair Savage.
- Workshop on Torsors, Lie algebras and Galois cohomology, University of Ottawa, March 26–28, 2010. Organizers: Erhard Neher and Kirill Zainoulline.
- Workshop on Lie Theory and its Applications, Carleton University, February 26–28, 2010. Organizer: Yuly Billig.
- Summer School and Conference in Geometric Representation Theory and Extended Affine Lie Algebras - From June 15–27, 2009, the University of Ottawa hosted a two week Fields Institute summer school focusing on geometric representation theory and extended affine Lie algebras. The summer school was followed by a workshop (June 28 - July 3) featuring research talks on recent developments in these areas. Organizers: Erhard Neher and Alistair Savage.
- Workshop on Geometry Related to the Langlands Programme, University of Ottawa, May 27–31, 2009. Organizers: Clifton Cunningham and Monica Nevins.
- CMS Winter 2008 Meeting - The 2008 winter meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society took place in Ottawa December 6–8, 2008, and was sponsored by Carleton University. There were the following algebra-related sessions:
- Infinite-Dimensional Lie Theory. Organizers: Yuly Billig and Alistair Savage.
- Geometric Group Theory. Organizers: Inna Bumagin and Benjamin Steinberg.
- Representation Theory of Algebras. Organizers: Ragnar Buchweitz and Vlastimil Dlab.
- Fields Institute Lie Theory Workshop, University of Ottawa, April 13–15, 2007. Organizers: Erhard Neher and Alistair Savage.
- Fields Institute Workshop on the Representation Theory of Reductive Algebraic Groups, University of Ottawa, January 18–21, 2007. Organizers: Clifton Cunningham and Monica Nevins.
- Fields Institute Workshop on Lie Algebras, University of Ottawa, March 24–26, 2006. Organizer: Erhard Neher.
- Fields Institute Workshop on Jordan Algebras and Related Fields, University of Ottawa, September 21–24, 2005. Organizers: Erhard Neher and Michel Racine.
- Lie Theory Workshop, University of Ottawa, March 5–6, 2005. Organizers: Erhard Neher and Wulf Rossmann
- Fields Institute Workshop on the Representation Theory of p-adic Groups, University of Ottawa, May 5–9, 2004. Organizers: Jason Levy and Monica Nevins
- Lie Day, University of Ottawa, December 20, 2003. Organizer: Erhard Neher.
Algebra days
- 75th Algebra Days, October 6–7, 2022, University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
- 74th Algebra Day: From Lie algebras to group schemes, Fields Institute Workshop, May 4–5, 2015, University of Ottawa.
- 73rd Algebra Day, May 27, 2014, University of Ottawa.
- 72nd Algebra Day, September 21, 2013, Carleton University.
- 71st Algebra Day, April 6, 2013, University of Ottawa.
- 70th Algebra Days, October 20–21, 2012, Carleton University.
- 69th Algebra Day, April 14, 2012, University of Ottawa.
- 68th Algebra Day, April 9, 2011, University of Ottawa.
- 67th Algebra Day, September 25, 2010, Carleton University.
- 66th Algebra Day, April 24, 2010, University of Ottawa.
- 65th Algebra Day, September 26, 2009, Carleton University.
- Algebra Week (including the 63rd and 64th Algebra Days) - September 13-21, 2008. Some of the talks are available for streaming.
- V. Drensky, Introduction to PI-Algebras
- E. Zelmanov, CRM-University of Ottawa Distinguished Lecture, Asymptotic properties of finite groups and finite dimensional algebras
- 62nd Algebra Day, April 5, 2008, University of Ottawa.
- 61st Algebra Day, September 22, 2007, Carleton University.
- 60th Algebra Day, March 31, 2007, University of Ottawa.
- 57th Algebra Day, October 1, 2005, Carleton University.
- 54th Algebra Day, May 1-2, 2004, University of Ottawa.
- First 50 Algebra Days - 1969–2000.