Young Researcher's Workshop on Positivity in Lie Groups
The aim of this workshop is to understand the notion of total positivity and Theta-positivity and how it relates to Higher Teichmüller theory. Theta-positivity is a notion of positivity in semisimple Lie groups and was recently introduced by Guichard and Wienhard in Positivity and higher Teichmüller theory as a generalization of Lusztig’s total positivity.
The workshop is aimed at graduate students that are interested in the topic. Every participant will play an active role in the seminar - either by preparing a talk, or by organizing an exercise session to consolidate what has been learned.
The workshop will take place from January 10th to 14th, 2022.
The preliminary timetable for the workshop is available here.
The workshop will take place at the IWH Heidelberg.
Travel to Heidelberg is simple by train or by plane to Frankfurt am Main, which is an hour away by train from Heidelberg. All talks will take place at IWH. To get to the IWH from the main station (Heidelberg Hbf), take the bus 20 direction Karlsplatz for 12 minutes, get off at Karlsplatz and walk 3 minutes to IWH. There are also other bus options which might involve longer trips on the bus or longer walking.
Accomodation for all participants will be provided at IWH in double rooms. Lunches from Monday to Friday will also be provided at the IWH. The participants are free to organize their own dinners. We have limited funding to reimburse travel costs.
The list of participants includes:
Thomas Le Fils
Luca De Rosa
Nguyen Thi Dang
Francesco Fournier Facio
Fernando Cadena Camacho
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the STRUCTURES - Cluster of Excellence Young Researcher’s Convent. We thank the IWH Heidelberg for providing its rooms.