Nikolaus Conference 2009

Topic and aim of the meeting

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.

The dates

This year the talks are scheduled from Friday, December 11, 2009, about 2pm to Saturday, December 12, 2009, 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. The coffee breaks between the talks and the "evening sessions" provide time for further discussions.

The place

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 nearby lecture rooms.

How to register

If you intend to come, please fill this registration form.

It would be nice if you would offer a talk when you register, just tell me a title (and possibly provide an abstract).

We can help you to find accomodation for the days of the meeting. We have pre-reserved some rooms in the RWTH Guesthouse. Register soon to have one of these reserved for you.

Note that hotels in Aachen are very busy in December because of the popular Christmas market, they only accept reservations for specific persons. So, don't wait too long with your registration.

Participants and speakers

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

A tentative program is now available here.

Talks with more than 20 minutes

This year there is again the possibility to earn five extra minutes for your talk. To get these you must successfully finish the Nikolaus game.

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

Frank Lübeck

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