Nikolaus Conference 2010

Topic and aim

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 who have recently finished a diploma or PhD thesis in this area to attend and to present their results.


This year the talks are scheduled from Friday, December 10, 2010, about 2pm to Saturday, December 11, 2010, 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 meeting point and place for discussions during the breaks is at Lehrstuhl D für Mathematik, RWTH Aachen. This map shows our building, Templergraben 64. The Lehrstuhl D is on the second floor (German counting). The talks will be in nearby lecture rooms.

Is there a registration?

Yes, if you intend to come, please fill this registration form.

It would be particularly welcome if you offered a talk with your registration, just tell me a title (and possibly provide an abstract).

Note: We had pre-reserved rooms in the RWTH guesthouse and some hotels. But these are all used now. This means that we can no longer reserve rooms for you, you have to do it yourself.
But this should not be too difficult, you can book online by going to (-> Tourismus -> Hotels). Please, contact us, if this does not work for you.

Hotels in Aachen are very busy in December because of the popular Christmas market. So, don't wait too long with your booking/registration.

Can I talk longer than 20 minutes?

Yes! Speakers are allowed to talk five minutes longer if (and only if!) they have successfully solved the Nikolaus puzzle.

Of course, everybody else is also invited to try the puzzle.

Frank Lübeck

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