Nikolaus Conference 2012

  Aim of the conference

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 masters, diploma or PhD thesis in this area to attend and to present their results.

  The dates and times

This year the talks are scheduled from Friday, December 7, 2012, about 2pm to Saturday, December 8, 2012, 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.

  How to find us

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.

  How to register

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

You are particularly welcome to offer a talk with your registration, just tell me a title (and possibly provide an abstract).


New (Nov 9): We had pre-reserved some rooms in the RWTH guesthouse and a few hotel rooms for participants with early registration. These are now all booked out! Please, book a room yourself.

December is a busy time for hotels in Aachen because of the popular Christmas market. For this reason few hotels accept reservations from our institute but prefer a direct booking. This should not be too difficult if you book soon. You can book online by going to (-> Tourismus -> Hotels). A generic site like should also work. Please, contact us, if it does not work for you.

Frank Lübeck

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