Quantum homogeneous spaces

11-15 June 2018

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA


Stefan Kolb Newcastle University
Ulrich Kraehmer Technische Universität Dresden  
Adam Skalski Mathematical Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences  
Christian Voigt  University of Glasgow

The objective of this workshop is to exhibit connections and stimulate interactions amongst three different research trends:

  • ergodic actions of topological quantum groups
  • quantum symmetric pairs
  • commutative quantum homogeneous spaces

The three research themes are currently very active and several workshops and conferences have taken place in recent years, see below. There are natural relations and connections between the topics, and yet the three  fields have developed more or less independently up to now. This workshop will bring together members of all three communities, mix analytic with algebraic methodology, and emphasise the interaction aspect throughout and will contribute to the development of all these fields, open up novel research directions, and strengthen the area of quantum groups as a whole.

Please note that this workshop is anticipated to commence around 09:00 on Monday 11 June and close around lunchtime on Friday 15 June 2018. Please take this into account when planning your travel arrangements.


Please note that this workshop will commence with registration around 09:00 on Monday 11 June  and close around lunchtime  on Friday 15 June 2018.


The registration period for this workshop is now closed.


There will be a  registration fee of 100.00 GBP for this workshop. This will be collected on arrival at ICMS at registration.  


The workshop will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. 


All talks will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.  The lecture theatre has a built in computer, data projector, and visualiser/document camera.  In addition, there are two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  We advise Speakers that, where possible, you bring your talk on a memory stick/USB to put onto our computer in advance of your session - either at the start of the day or during coffee/lunch breaks.   ICMS staff can help with this.   It is possible for you to use your own laptops but it is then your own responsibility to ensure that resolutions are changed on the laptops if necessary (ICMS will not change the resolution on our equipment).   If you use a Mac we expect you to bring your own adaptor. 


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Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies  that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 to 25.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.50 GBP single or 7.50 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, only a short walk to the workshop venue.

Lothian buses charge £1.70 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street.  If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge.


To be announced