Combinatorial Algebra
Algebraic Combinatorics

Fifth Annual Meeting


Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
January 18 - 20, 2008


This meeting is a continuation of four previous annual workshops focusing on the interplay between commutative algebra (particularly, resolutions and inverse systems) and algebraic combinatorics (the representation theory of symmetric groups):

At the inaugural meeting (2004), through a series of expository lectures by Tony Geramita and Francois Bergeron (among others), it was made evident that special cases of the notion of Macaulay's inverse system of Commutative Algebra are essentially the same objects as coinvariants spaces studied in Algebraic Combinatorics and representation theory.  Since that time, the focus of the conference has broadened to include other areas of overlap; for instance, quivers (directed graphs) and their representation theory featured prominently the most recent meeting.

These meetings, which have established collaborations among participants, have been growing in popularity and attracting new participants each year.  They have been praised by graduate students and postdocs for their quality, the accessibility of the presentations, and for the relevance of the topics discussed to the broad international mathematics community.  As such, students are especially encouraged to take part in the 2008 meeting (see Travel Funding, below).


Talks will run from Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20, inclusive.


The schedule can be downloaded from here.


The conference will be held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

All talks will be held in Room 319 of Chase Building, which is marked with C280 on this map.

Invited Speakers:

Accommodations & Transportation:

All out of town participants will be staying at the Lord Nelson Hotel. From the airport, it costs $53 to reach the hotel by taxi. The shuttle is a cheaper way to get to the hotel ($18.00 one way, round trip is cheaper). The shuttle schedule can be found here.

Travel Funding:

Some funds are available to assist students and postdocs with travel costs. Send inquiries to Hugh Thomas.

Contact Information:

Please contact Hugh Thomas (hugh AT if you have any questions.