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Monday, 10 December 2018
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:50 to 11:15 Rajesh Gopakumar Welcome address
11:15 to 11:30 -- Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 to 12:45 Jaroslav Trnka Scattering amplitudes and positive Grassmannian

I will outline a very surprising connection between scattering amplitudes which are basic objects in quantum field theory to describe the processes of elementary particles, and the cells in the positive Grassmannian which were studied quite recently from the point of view of algebraic geometry and combinatorics. I will show that cluster algebras play an important role in this description.

12:45 to 14:30 -- Lunch
14:30 to 15:45 Jacob Matherne Introduction to cluster algebras and their types (Lecture 1)

I will introduce cluster algebras through the language of quivers.  The goal of this lecture series is two-fold---first, to give plenty of explicit examples so that participants feel comfortable working with cluster algebras, and second to give classifications of both the finite type and finite mutation type cluster algebras.  Along the way, we will see relationships with root systems and Dynkin diagrams, with associahedra, and with the combinatorics of triangulations of surfaces.

15:45 to 16:00 -- Tea/ Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Tomoki Nakanishi Cluster algebras and dilogarithm identities (Lecture 1)

In the fist half, I explain basic notions and properties of cluster patterns for cluster algebras. In the second half, I explain the dilogarithm identities associated with the periodicity of a cluster pattern.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
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10:00 to 11:15 Arvid Siqveland Noncommutative Geometric Invariant Theory (Lecture 1)

We apply noncommutative deformation theory to general moduli problems.
It is well known that ordinary deformation theory of modules applies to the theory of moduli, and that it solves problems in very special algebraic situations.
In most algebraic situations, e.g. geometric invariant theory, the ordinary deformation theory is not sufficient. Olav Arnfinn Laudal generalized the deformation functor

DefM : ℓ → Sets,

which goes from the category of local artinian (pointed) k-algebras to the category of sets and where M is an A-module, to a noncommutative deformation functor

DefM : ar → Sets,

which goes from the category of r-pointed, not necessarily commutative, artinian k-algebras to the category of sets, and where M = {M1, . . . , Mr} is a family of r (right) A-modules. The study of this generalization is interesting in its own rights, and it turns out that it more or less solves the problems in geometric invariant theory (e.g. when an action of a group is not free).
Lecture 1 introduces noncommutative deformation theory, and the class of resulting algebras. Lecture 2 gives the details of computation of the resulting algebras, and ends with a result on local representability. In Lecture 3 we observe that the representations of the (noncommutative) algebras resulting from the noncommutative deformation theory can be glued together to a noncommutative scheme-theory, thereby unifying representation theory and algebraic geometry. In lecture 4, we introduce Noncommutative Geometric Invariant Theory (NGIT) and prove that this solves some particular problems when a group acts non-freely. Also, we give an example on the moduli of endomorphisms.
The lectures are included in a text which will be available on the conference cite or on ArXiv. The four lectures is the background for the dynamical applications of noncommutative algebraic geometry, which is the second part of the text.

11:15 to 11:30 -- Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 to 12:45 Amihay Hanany Branes and quivers in string theory (Lecture 1)

I will describe the natural way in which quiver gauge theories arise in string theory.

12:45 to 14:30 -- Lunch
14:30 to 15:45 Jacob Matherne Introduction to cluster algebras and their types (Lecture 2)

I will introduce cluster algebras through the language of quivers.  The goal of this lecture series is two-fold---first, to give plenty of explicit examples so that participants feel comfortable working with cluster algebras, and second to give classifications of both the finite type and finite mutation type cluster algebras.  Along the way, we will see relationships with root systems and Dynkin diagrams, with associahedra, and with the combinatorics of triangulations of surfaces.

15:45 to 16:00 -- Tea/ Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Tomoki Nakanishi Cluster algebras and dilogarithm identities (Lecture 2)

In the fist half, I explain basic notions and properties of cluster patterns for cluster algebras. In the second half, I explain the dilogarithm identities associated with the periodicity of a cluster pattern.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Time Speaker Title Resources
10:00 to 11:15 Tomoki Nakanishi Cluster algebras and dilogarithm identities (Lecture 3)

In the fist half, I explain basic notions and properties of cluster patterns for cluster algebras. In the second half, I explain the dilogarithm identities associated with the periodicity of a cluster pattern.

11:15 to 11:30 -- Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 to 12:45 Arvid Siqveland Noncommutative Geometric Invariant Theory (Lecture 2)

We apply noncommutative deformation theory to general moduli problems.
It is well known that ordinary deformation theory of modules applies to the theory of moduli, and that it solves problems in very special algebraic situations.
In most algebraic situations, e.g. geometric invariant theory, the ordinary deformation theory is not sufficient. Olav Arnfinn Laudal generalized the deformation functor

DefM : ℓ → Sets,

which goes from the category of local artinian (pointed) k-algebras to the category of sets and where M is an A-module, to a noncommutative deformation functor

DefM : ar → Sets,

which goes from the category of r-pointed, not necessarily commutative, artinian k-algebras to the category of sets, and where M = {M1, . . . , Mr} is a family of r (right) A-modules. The study of this generalization is interesting in its own rights, and it turns out that it more or less solves the problems in geometric invariant theory (e.g. when an action of a group is not free).
Lecture 1 introduces noncommutative deformation theory, and the class of resulting algebras. Lecture 2 gives the details of computation of the resulting algebras, and ends with a result on local representability. In Lecture 3 we observe that the representations of the (noncommutative) algebras resulting from the noncommutative deformation theory can be glued together to a noncommutative scheme-theory, thereby unifying representation theory and algebraic geometry. In lecture 4, we introduce Noncommutative Geometric Invariant Theory (NGIT) and prove that this solves some particular problems when a group acts non-freely. Also, we give an example on the moduli of endomorphisms.
The lectures are included in a text which will be available on the conference cite or on ArXiv. The four lectures is the background for the dynamical applications of noncommutative algebraic geometry, which is the second part of the text.

12:45 to 14:30 -- Lunch
14:30 to 15:45 Jacob Matherne Introduction to cluster algebras and their types (Lecture 3)

I will introduce cluster algebras through the language of quivers.  The goal of this lecture series is two-fold---first, to give plenty of explicit examples so that participants feel comfortable working with cluster algebras, and second to give classifications of both the finite type and finite mutation type cluster algebras.  Along the way, we will see relationships with root systems and Dynkin diagrams, with associahedra, and with the combinatorics of triangulations of surfaces.

15:45 to 16:00 -- Tea/ Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Amihay Hanany Branes and quivers in string theory (Lecture 2)

I will describe the natural way in which quiver gauge theories arise in string theory.

Thursday, 13 December 2018
Time Speaker Title Resources
10:00 to 11:15 Laurent Demonet Representations of (acyclic) quivers, Auslander-Reiten sequences, the Caldero-Chapoton formula (Lecture 1)

The aim of this series of lectures is to introduce the earliest version of categorification of cluster algebras, via the Caldero Chapoton map. The plan will be as follows:
1 - Representations of quivers and their category
2 - Auslander-Reiten theory
3 - Euler characteristic of module Grassmannians
4 - The Caldero-Chapoton map
This series of lectures will be useful as an introduction to the series of lectures given by B. Keller and the series of lectures given by P.G. Plamondon.

11:15 to 11:30 -- Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 to 12:45 Maitreyee Kulkarni First examples of cluster structures on coordinate algebras, Postnikov diagrams and the cluster structure on Grassmannians, dimer models and cluster categories of Grassmannians (Lecture 1)
12:45 to 14:30 -- Lunch
14:30 to 15:45 Maitreyee Kulkarni First examples of cluster structures on coordinate algebras, Postnikov diagrams and the cluster structure on Grassmannians, dimer models and cluster categories of Grassmannians (Lecture 2)
15:45 to 16:00 -- Tea/ Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Arvid Siqveland Noncommutative Geometric Invariant Theory (Lecture 3)

We apply noncommutative deformation theory to general moduli problems.
It is well known that ordinary deformation theory of modules applies to the theory of moduli, and that it solves problems in very special algebraic situations.
In most algebraic situations, e.g. geometric invariant theory, the ordinary deformation theory is not sufficient. Olav Arnfinn Laudal generalized the deformation functor

DefM : ℓ → Sets,

which goes from the category of local artinian (pointed) k-algebras to the category of sets and where M is an A-module, to a noncommutative deformation functor

DefM : ar → Sets,

which goes from the category of r-pointed, not necessarily commutative, artinian k-algebras to the category of sets, and where M = {M1, . . . , Mr} is a family of r (right) A-modules. The study of this generalization is interesting in its own rights, and it turns out that it more or less solves the problems in geometric invariant theory (e.g. when an action of a group is not free).
Lecture 1 introduces noncommutative deformation theory, and the class of resulting algebras. Lecture 2 gives the details of computation of the resulting algebras, and ends with a result on local representability. In Lecture 3 we observe that the representations of the (noncommutative) algebras resulting from the noncommutative deformation theory can be glued together to a noncommutative scheme-theory, thereby unifying representation theory and algebraic geometry. In lecture 4, we introduce Noncommutative Geometric Invariant Theory (NGIT) and prove that this solves some particular problems when a group acts non-freely. Also, we give an example on the moduli of endomorphisms.
The lectures are included in a text which will be available on the conference cite or on ArXiv. The four lectures is the background for the dynamical applications of noncommutative algebraic geometry, which is the second part of the text.

19:00 -- Conf. Dinner
Friday, 14 December 2018
Time Speaker Title Resources
10:00 to 11:15 Arvid Siqveland Noncommutative Geometric Invariant Theory (Lecture 4)

We apply noncommutative deformation theory to general moduli problems.
It is well known that ordinary deformation theory of modules applies to the theory of moduli, and that it solves problems in very special algebraic situations.
In most algebraic situations, e.g. geometric invariant theory, the ordinary deformation theory is not sufficient. Olav Arnfinn Laudal generalized the deformation functor

DefM : ℓ → Sets,

which goes from the category of local artinian (pointed) k-algebras to the category of sets and where M is an A-module, to a noncommutative deformation functor

DefM : ar → Sets,

which goes from the category of r-pointed, not necessarily commutative, artinian k-algebras to the category of sets, and where M = {M1, . . . , Mr} is a family of r (right) A-modules. The study of this generalization is interesting in its own rights, and it turns out that it more or less solves the problems in geometric invariant theory (e.g. when an action of a group is not free).
Lecture 1 introduces noncommutative deformation theory, and the class of resulting algebras. Lecture 2 gives the details of computation of the resulting algebras, and ends with a result on local representability. In Lecture 3 we observe that the representations of the (noncommutative) algebras resulting from the noncommutative deformation theory can be glued together to a noncommutative scheme-theory, thereby unifying representation theory and algebraic geometry. In lecture 4, we introduce Noncommutative Geometric Invariant Theory (NGIT) and prove that this solves some particular problems when a group acts non-freely. Also, we give an example on the moduli of endomorphisms.
The lectures are included in a text which will be available on the conference cite or on ArXiv. The four lectures is the background for the dynamical applications of noncommutative algebraic geometry, which is the second part of the text.

11:15 to 11:30 -- Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 to 12:45 Laurent Demonet Representations of (acyclic) quivers, Auslander-Reiten sequences, the Caldero-Chapoton formula (Lecture 2)

The aim of this series of lectures is to introduce the earliest version of categorification of cluster algebras, via the Caldero Chapoton map. The plan will be as follows:
1 - Representations of quivers and their category
2 - Auslander-Reiten theory
3 - Euler characteristic of module Grassmannians
4 - The Caldero-Chapoton map
This series of lectures will be useful as an introduction to the series of lectures given by B. Keller and the series of lectures given by P.G. Plamondon.

12:45 to 14:30 -- Lunch
14:30 to 15:45 Tomoki Nakanishi Cluster algebras and dilogarithm identities (Lecture 4)

In the fist half, I explain basic notions and properties of cluster patterns for cluster algebras. In the second half, I explain the dilogarithm identities associated with the periodicity of a cluster pattern.

15:45 to 16:00 -- Tea/ Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Maitreyee Kulkarni First examples of cluster structures on coordinate algebras, Postnikov diagrams and the cluster structure on Grassmannians, dimer models and cluster categories of Grassmannians (Lecture 3)
Saturday, 15 December 2018
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11:30 to 12:45 K. Ramasubramanian Interesting recusive relations employed in Indian astronomical works
Monday, 17 December 2018
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10:00 to 11:15 Bernhard Keller From cluster categories to scattering diagrams (Lecture 1)

We will start by introducing the cluster category of an acylic quiver. We will show how it allows to categorify cluster variables and clusters in the associated cluster algebra. This leads to a natural explanation of Zamolodchikov periodicity for Dynkin quivers and, with a suitable generalization of the cluster category, for pairs of Dynkin quivers. We will then show how the choice of an initial seed leads to an orientation of the exchange graph, which then identifies with the Hasse diagram of a poset of torsion classes. We will conclude with a brief introduction to scattering diagrams, which are closely related to the poset of torsion classes.

11:15 to 11:30 -- Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 to 12:45 Pierre-Guy Plamondon Generic bases for cluster algebras (Lecture 1)

We will first see how cluster characters are defined in the abstract setting of 2-Calabi-Yau triangulated categories.  We will then see various applications to categorification of cluster algebras, including multiplication formulas.  We will end with the study of generic cluster characters, and their application to the definition of generic bases for cluster algebras.

12:45 to 14:30 -- Lunch
14:30 to 15:45 Jon Wilson Cluster algebras from surfaces II: expansion formulas, good bases, (generalizations of) cluster algebras arising from surfaces with orbifold points or non orientable surfaces (Lecture 1)
15:45 to 16:00 -- Tea/ Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Jacob Matherne Quivers and mutations, definition of cluster algebras, finite-type classification, cluster algebras from surfaces (Lecture 4)
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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10:00 to 11:15 Laurent Demonet Representations of (acyclic) quivers, Auslander-Reiten sequences, the Caldero-Chapoton formula (Lecture 3)

The aim of this series of lectures is to introduce the earliest version of categorification of cluster algebras, via the Caldero Chapoton map. The plan will be as follows:
1 - Representations of quivers and their category
2 - Auslander-Reiten theory
3 - Euler characteristic of module Grassmannians
4 - The Caldero-Chapoton map
This series of lectures will be useful as an introduction to the series of lectures given by B. Keller and the series of lectures given by P.G. Plamondon.

11:15 to 11:30 -- Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 to 12:45 Bernhard Keller From cluster categories to scattering diagrams (Lecture 2)

We will start by introducing the cluster category of an acylic quiver. We will show how it allows to categorify cluster variables and clusters in the associated cluster algebra. This leads to a natural explanation of Zamolodchikov periodicity for Dynkin quivers and, with a suitable generalization of the cluster category, for pairs of Dynkin quivers. We will then show how the choice of an initial seed leads to an orientation of the exchange graph, which then identifies with the Hasse diagram of a poset of torsion classes. We will conclude with a brief introduction to scattering diagrams, which are closely related to the poset of torsion classes.

12:45 to 14:30 -- Lunch
14:30 to 15:45 Pierre-Guy Plamondon Generic bases for cluster algebras (Lecture 2)

We will first see how cluster characters are defined in the abstract setting of 2-Calabi-Yau triangulated categories.  We will then see various applications to categorification of cluster algebras, including multiplication formulas.  We will end with the study of generic cluster characters, and their application to the definition of generic bases for cluster algebras.

15:45 to 16:00 -- Tea/ Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Amihay Hanany Branes and quivers in string theory (Lecture 3)

I will describe the natural way in which quiver gauge theories arise in string theory.

Thursday, 20 December 2018
Time Speaker Title Resources
10:00 to 11:15 Bernhard Keller From cluster categories to scattering diagrams (Lecture 3)

We will start by introducing the cluster category of an acylic quiver. We will show how it allows to categorify cluster variables and clusters in the associated cluster algebra. This leads to a natural explanation of Zamolodchikov periodicity for Dynkin quivers and, with a suitable generalization of the cluster category, for pairs of Dynkin quivers. We will then show how the choice of an initial seed leads to an orientation of the exchange graph, which then identifies with the Hasse diagram of a poset of torsion classes. We will conclude with a brief introduction to scattering diagrams, which are closely related to the poset of torsion classes.

11:15 to 11:30 -- Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 to 12:45 Amihay Hanany Branes and quivers in string theory (Lecture 4)

I will describe the natural way in which quiver gauge theories arise in string theory.

12:45 to 14:30 -- Lunch
14:30 to 15:45 Pierre-Guy Plamondon Generic bases for cluster algebras (Lecture 3)

We will first see how cluster characters are defined in the abstract setting of 2-Calabi-Yau triangulated categories.  We will then see various applications to categorification of cluster algebras, including multiplication formulas.  We will end with the study of generic cluster characters, and their application to the definition of generic bases for cluster algebras.

15:45 to 16:00 -- Tea/ Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Jon Wilson Cluster algebras from surfaces II: expansion formulas, good bases, (generalizations of) cluster algebras arising from surfaces with orbifold points or non orientable surfaces (Lecture 2)
17:30 -- Concert
Friday, 21 December 2018
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10:00 to 11:15 Pierre-Guy Plamondon Cluster characters, generic bases for cluster algebras (Lecture 4)

We will first see how cluster characters are defined in the abstract setting of 2-Calabi-Yau triangulated categories.  We will then see various applications to categorification of cluster algebras, including multiplication formulas.  We will end with the study of generic cluster characters, and their application to the definition of generic bases for cluster algebras.

11:15 to 11:30 -- Tea/ Coffee break
11:30 to 12:45 Laurent Demonet Representations of (acyclic) quivers, Auslander-Reiten sequences, the Caldero-Chapoton formula (Lecture 4)

The aim of this series of lectures is to introduce the earliest version of categorification of cluster algebras, via the Caldero Chapoton map. The plan will be as follows:
1 - Representations of quivers and their category
2 - Auslander-Reiten theory
3 - Euler characteristic of module Grassmannians
4 - The Caldero-Chapoton map
This series of lectures will be useful as an introduction to the series of lectures given by B. Keller and the series of lectures given by P.G. Plamondon.

12:45 to 14:30 -- Lunch
14:30 to 15:45 Jon Wilson Cluster algebras from surfaces II: expansion formulas, good bases, (generalizations of) cluster algebras arising from surfaces with orbifold points or non orientable surfaces (Lecture 3)
15:45 to 16:00 -- Tea/ Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Bernhard Keller From cluster categories to scattering diagrams (Lecture 4)

We will start by introducing the cluster category of an acylic quiver. We will show how it allows to categorify cluster variables and clusters in the associated cluster algebra. This leads to a natural explanation of Zamolodchikov periodicity for Dynkin quivers and, with a suitable generalization of the cluster category, for pairs of Dynkin quivers. We will then show how the choice of an initial seed leads to an orientation of the exchange graph, which then identifies with the Hasse diagram of a poset of torsion classes. We will conclude with a brief introduction to scattering diagrams, which are closely related to the poset of torsion classes.