Nikolaus Conference 2007


The Nikolaus conference is an annual meeting at Lehrstuhl D für Mathematik (RWTH Aachen). The focus is on group and representation theory, with an emphasis on computational aspects. We particularly encourage people to attend who have recently finished a diploma- or phd-thesis in this area.


This year the talks are scheduled from Friday, December 7, 2007, about 2pm to Saturday, December 8, 2007, about 6pm. Participants are also welcome to join the traditional Research Cambridge Style sessions on Friday and Saturday evening in a nearby restaurant and pub (many participants will stay until Sunday morning).

All talks on a Nikolaus conference are scheduled for 20 minutes. We hope that the breaks between the talks and the "evening sessions" leave enough time for further discussions.


The meeting point and place for discussions during the breaks is at Lehrstuhl D für Mathematik, RWTH Aachen. See here for a map. The Lehrstuhl D is on the second floor (German counting). The talks will be in the Hauptgebäude across the street.


If you would like to come, please fill this this registration form. Alternatively, you can write an email containing the same information to me.

Please, consider to offer a talk with your registration by telling me a title (and possibly an abstract).

We will help you to find accomodation for the days of the meeting. Unfortunately, it was not possible for us to reserve rooms in the RWTH Guesthouse this year. So, we need to book hotel rooms for all guests. Note that hotels in Aachen are very busy in December because of the popular Christmas market, they only accept reservations for specific persons. Therefore:

Please, register as early as possible!

(otherwise it may become difficult to find any affordable accomodation).


Here is the list of participants which I will update regularly.


The program will be fixed about one week before the meeting. Please, send offers of talks and abstracts before that time.

Talks with more than 20 minutes

There is one possibility to get five extra minutes for your talk. For this you must successfully finish this years Nikolaus game.

Of course, everybody else is also invited to try it!

Frank Lübeck

Questions and suggestions to Frank.Luebeck@Math.RWTH-Aachen.De.