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
This conference is supported by the US National Science Foundation (grant no. DMS-1764210),
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS),
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
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a tentative schedule,
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In addition to regular talks (from 9am-5:30pm for 3 full days), we have
some other activities during the conference.
Every graduate student is encouraged to give a 5-minute talk about
his/her research between 2:30-3:30pm, March 17. If you are
interested in, please email the ppt of your talk to James Zhang.
Here is a
list of 5-minute presentations
In ``Career Panels'' from 2:30-3:30pm, on March 18, we will
discuss job applications for graduate students and postdoc fellows.
This session will be lead by Chelsea Walton (Temple University
and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Elizabeth Wicks (University of Washington) will be organizing an AWM
(the Association for Women in Mathematics) gathering in the evening of
We have a session on ``Computations in Algebra'' from 2:30-3:30pm,
March 19. Frank Moore (Wake Forest University) and John Palmieri
(University of Washington) will demonstrate some software
concerning computations in algebra (specially in noncommutative algebra).
A partial list of participants
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a partial list of participants and a conference
Message on Dec. 1, 2018: Due to low number of submissions, we
have decided to cancel the special issue ``Proceedings of
Seattle Conferences'', after consulting with the Editor-in-chief
of the Journal ``Communications in Algebra''. All previously
submitted papers to the special issue will be treated as regular
submissions to the Journal ``Communications in Algebra''. We
apologize for the change and any inconvenience caused by this
change. If you have any questions and concerns, please contact
James Zhang (email@example.com). Thank you very much
for your support.
(Original message on March 17, 2018:
We will publish conference proceedings of this conference in the Journal
``Communications in Algebra''. The guest editors for this issue are
Ellen Kirkman, Chelsea Walton and James Zhang. 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.
Here is the
Please submit your paper to Ellen Kirkman or Jason Bell (editor-in-chief)
and mention in the cover letter that the paper is submitted to the
Proceedings of Seattle Conference.
Every paper will be peer-reviewed and
will be accepted if the paper meets the standard of the Journal.)
Conference dinner is going to take place at 6:30pm on
March 17, 2018 (Saturday) at
Optimism Brewery in Capitol Hill
(1158 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122). It will be catered by
a local food truck called
Off the Rez.
The cost of attending the dinner will be $45 per person.
This covers reserving the space for our group (and includes beer),
as well as dinner.
Travel Reimbursement Form
If your travel is supported by the conference (either partially or fully),
please fill out the
form and email it with your receipts to James Zhang by March 30, 2018.
If you are not a US citizen, and crossed the U.S. border to come to Seattle, please also email
James Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org) a copy of your passport (the page with your photo)
and your visa status. Thank you very much.
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
The Department of Mathematics is located at
Padelford Hall, C-wing.
Arriving in Seattle
- You could take taxi or light rail from the Sea/Tac airport to the University
of Washington (UW).
- If you are familiar with the Seattle bus system, you could take light
rail to UW, or to downtown Seattle and change bus from downtown to your
Metro Transit's Trip Planner can help you to find the