Recent developments in noncommutative algebra and related areas

March 17-19, 2018


The purpose of this three-day conference is to bring together researchers who work in noncommutative algebra and related areas, such as algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, representation theory, and their interactions. We will focus on recent developments and new directions in noncommutative algebraic geometry, Hopf algebras and quantum groups, noncommutative invariant theory, (higher) category theory, and algebraic aspects of mathematical physics.

This workshop is supported by the US National Science Foundation (grant no. DMS-1764210) and the University of Washington, Department of Mathematics (the Milliman Fund).


Jonathan Beardsley, University of Washington, USA
James J. Zhang, University of Washington, USA


Please email the organizers if you plan to attend the meeting. There is no registration fee.


Savery Hall Room 166, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA (Coffee break in SAV Room 156).


Here is a list of hotels near the University Hotels. Participants should arrange their own accommodation during the meeting.

Program (Under Construction)

Click here for schedule and abstract.

A partial list of participants (updating regularly)

Click here for a partial list of participants. Photo.

Conference Proceedings

We will publish conference proceedings of this workshop in the Journal ``Communications in Algebra''. All participants of this conference (and previous Seattle conferences) are encouraged to submit their research papers to the proceedings between January 1 to Dec. 1, 2018. Every paper will be peer-reviewed and will be accepted if the paper meets the standard of the Journal. More information about submission will be provided in January 2018. The guest editors for this issue are Ellen Kirkman, Chelsea Walton and James Zhang.

Conference Dinner

On March 17, 2018 (more information coming).

Local information

Campus map

A campus map with building list can be found on the University of Washington website.

Savery Hall is located near the center of the north central part of the UW campus, see this map.

The Department of Mathematics is located at Padelford Hall, C-wing.

Arriving in Seattle