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Hyperplane Arrangements : recent advances and open problems, Vietnam, March 11-22, 2019

The CIMPA school “Hyperplane Arrangements: recent advances and open problems” in Hanoi introduced a modern and very active area of mathematics to the audience in Vietnam and the region. The school is primarily oriented towards PhD students and young researchers. This CIMPA school and workshop brought together 60 participants, among which about 35-40 percent were from foreign countries. With 6 selected lectures given by well-known specialist in the field and some more invited talks at the workshop, this CIMPA school and workshop was an important event to provide a stimulating intellectual environment for researchers from Viet Nam and neighboring countries in Asia to interact.

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Isfahan Conference on Representations of Algebras, Iran, April 16-19, 2019

Representation Theory is a central branch of modern mathematics that studies realizations of abstract non-linear structures using classical linear and/or combinatorial concrete structures like matrices, linear operators and quivers. It is a very active and dynamic area, both heavily influenced by important applications to algebra, combinatorics, geometry, topology, analysis, category theory, number theory, mathematical physics and other branches of mathematics and physics.
The aim of this school was to introduce some of the currently most active research topics of the subject mainly to the Iranian algebra community and also to neighboring countries. The emphasis was on background theories and connections to more classical theory. Some of the central topics that were discussed by well-known experts were: support varieties and connection to group representations, triangulated categories, categorical and combinatorial aspects of recent generalizations of tilting theory, and model theoretical aspects of representation theory.

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Summer School: Combinatorics meets Algebra, Geometry and Optimization - ECCO 2018, Colombia, June 5-16, 2018

This school was the sixth "Encuentro Colombiano de Combinatoria (ECCO)” (Colombian Meeting on Combinatorics). Previous meetings took place in Bogotá (2003, 2008, 2012, and 2014), and in Medellín (2016). The main objective of the school was to bring young mathematicians from the region into close contact with international researchers and leading experts in various fields of combinatorics and its applications. The aim was to promote mathematical research among young students in a motivating environment and to consolidate a regional research network in combinatorics. The two weeks of the school consisted of four mini courses, exercise sessions, a Sage Math tutorial, and research talk given by the participants.

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ICRAAM 2019, Pakistan, February 20-22, 2019

The Conference on Recent Advances in Applied Mathematics was held at Department of Mathematics, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, on February 20 – 22, 2019. The ICRAAM 2019 provided a platform for researchers and graduate students in South Asia to interact and network with expert mathematicians and was an opportunity for them to exchange research ideas with their peers. Since the conference covered a wide range of research areas, the ICRAAM 2019 attracted a huge interest from researchers from the neighboring developing countries.

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ICANTA 2019, Morocco, April 24-27, 2019

The "Arithmétique, Calcul Scientifique et Applications" Laboratory (ACSA) of the sciences faculty of the Mohammad Premier University, Oujda, Morocco, recently organized its third International Congress named "Algebra, Number Theory and their Applications (ICANTA-2019)". This scientific event, held from 24 to 27 April, 2019 at the Oujda Knowledge Campus, was an opportunity for participants to present and discuss the latest novelties, publications and recent works in some fields  of algebra and number theory. This conference brought together participants, including renowned mathematicians, from several countries, including: Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Austria, Portugal, Algeria, Kuwait, Tunisia, Senegal as well as Morocco. Young doctoral researchers of different nationalities were also present to attend presentations and lectures on the latest results of the most interesting areas of research in algebra, number theory and their applications.

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ICCGNFRT 2018, India, October 8-11, 2018

The ICCGNFRT 2018 was held in Allahabad, India, from the 8th to the 11th October 2018. This was the second program round in the series `International conference on class groups of number fields and related topics' (ICCGNFRT). The previous conference was well supported and appreciated.The main purpose of this thematic conference was to bring various experts working on different aspects of the Class Groups at one place. This will provide young researchers with an unique opportunity to learn the techniques and scope in the subject in order to collaborate with the experts.

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CIMPA School "Elliptic Curves: Arithmetic and Computation", Uruguay, February 11-22, 2019

Universidad de la República

The CIMPA research school “ Elliptic curves: Arithmetic and Computation " was organized by CIMPA in conjunction with the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was held at the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, from the 11th to the 22th of Febraury 2019. The scientific program of the school was very interconnected as one of the main goals of the school was to developed the theory of elliptic curves from its very beginning to the level needed to understand and appreciate the Birch and Swinnerton Dyer conjecture. Another aspect that was dwelled on was that of explicit computations, in particular there were several classes on computation with the PARI/GP software.  There were two extra session of exercises in the second week and students were very eager to present solutions to the problems assigned.

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2018 Nairobi School – Pre-Workshop and Workshop in Algebraic  Geometry, Kenya, August 21 – 31, 2018

University of Nairobi

The School and Workshop had 38 participants. Junior participants stayed for both the school and workshop. The school consisted of introductory lectures and problem sessions regarding algebraic geometry. The workshop consisted mostly of research level talks as well as a round table style discussion. 

Organizers of the pre-workshop school 

  • Aurelio Carlucci, University of Oxford 
  • Alberto Cazzaniga, Stellenbosch University/AIMS South Africa      
  • Diletta Martinelli, University of Edinburgh 

Workshop organizers  

  • Damian Maingi, University of Nairobi 
  • Diletta Martinelli, University of Edinburgh 
  • Jared Ongaro, University of Nairobi 
  • Balazs Szendroi, University of Oxford

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EMALCA – Venezuela 2018, September 2-7, 2018

Universidad de Los Andes (ULA)

The EMALCA – Venezuela 2018 took place in the Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) from the 2nd September until the 7th September 2018 in Mérida, Venezuela. A total of 42 participants were registered: 28 undergraduate students, 10 graduate students, 2 postdoctoral fellows and 2 mathematics teachers from national universities, almost all from different cities of the country. The three scheduled courses were carried out as planned. Each course consisted of 7 sessions of 2 hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 11 am, and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm), Friday morning was dedicated to evaluation activities.
Course 1: Introducción a la solución numérica de ecuaciones no lineales.
Course 2: Programación Polar.
Course 3: Dinámica de cubrimientos del anillo.

For the scientific report go here.

QUANTUM 60 - Colloquium on Algebras and Representations, Argentina, December 10-14, 2018

Universities of Cordoba and La Plata

The Colloquium on Algebras and Representations Quantum 60 was held in the Casa Serrana Hotel, Huerta Grande, Córdoba from the 10. December until the 14. December 2018 in Córdoba, Argentinia. The meeting was in honour of Prof. Nicolás Andruskiewitsch 60th birthday, which motivated that many renowned mathematicians from Europe and the USA attended the colloquium. The lectures gave advanced, graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to learn and familiarize with new contents in classical subjects in algebra as well as in diverse lines of research which are carried out by specialists. The “Quantum” meetings started in 1999, and since 2011 they take place every year in different locations of Argentina and, more recently, south America, such as the 2016 edition in Chile and 2014 in Brazil. 

For the scientific report go here.