Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Quantum homogeneous spaces

Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 15, 2018

ICMS, 15 South College Street


Name Institution
Kolb, Stefan Newcastle University
Kraehmer, Ulrich Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden
Skalski, Adam Mathematical Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Voigt, Christian 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 fi elds, 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.

Invitations will be issued by ICMS in February.

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. 

If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.

Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.

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 accommodation and the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 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. The second large railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.    Please be aware that there is also an Edinburgh Park railway station but this is at the west side of the city some way from the city centre.  For ICMS, use Edinburgh Waverley.



Administrative enquiries regarding practical arrangements in Edinburgh should be emailed to:   moira (dot) spencer@icms.org.uk


To be announced