This Conference is a Satellite Activity of the 9th European Congress of Mathematics (ECM). Registered participants in the ECM can enjoy a 20% discount in the registration fee (please choose the applicable option when completing your registration).

Satellite ECM 2024 Conference: Joint Perspectives in Geometry, Algebra and Topology

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From July 01, 2024
to July 05, 2024
Registration deadline 09 / 06 / 2024
    • Regular registration: 130 €.*

    • Registration for ECM participants (20% discount): 104 €.*

*Registration includes coffee breaks and social dinner. Lunch is NOT included.

This conference is an effort to gather researchers from Geometry, Algebra and Topology (GAT) and reinforce the growing interdisciplinarity between these fields of research. Geometry and Topology rely on increasingly advanced algebraic tools, while geometric and topological insights are becoming more and more important to structure the development of Algebra.

The talks in the conference aim to show different aspects of such interactions and will be addressed to a wide mathematical audience.

Related Activities:

GATMAID EMS Summer School


Lidia Angeleri Hügel

Università degli Studi di Verona

Lidia Angeleri Hügel is a professor of algebra at the University of Verona. She studied mathematics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, completing a Ph.D. there in 1991 under the supervision of Wolfgang Zimmermann. She continued at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich as a postdoctoral researcher from 1992 to 2002, earning a habilitation there in 2000. In 2002, she was Ramon y Cajal Fellow at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and briefly held an associate professorship at the University of Insubria, before moving to the University of Verona as an associate professor. She became full professor at the University of Verona in 2016.

Florent Balacheff

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Florent Balacheff has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Montpellier (2005) in France. He held postdoctoral positions at the University of Geneva and Neuchâtel, in Switzerland, and then was an Associate Professor at the University of Lille in France from 2008 to 2018. After that, he came to the UAB first as a Ramon y Cajal Researcher (2018-2023) and is now an Associate Professor since September 2023. His research is at the interface between Geometry and Topology.

Natalia Castellana

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – CRM

Natalia Castellana has been an Associate Professor at the UAB since 2010. She was an EPSRC postdoc at Aberdeen University from 2000 to 2001, and a visiting professor at Purdue University in 2005. She has participated in several research programmes: Mittag-Leffler Institute (2006, 2022), Bernoulli Centre (2005), Max-Planck Institut für Mathematik (2001, 2022), Fields Institute (2020), Banff International Research Centre (2022), Hausdorff Institute (2022), ICTS Bangalore (2023), and several workshops at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach. She was the Coordinator of the Spanish Topology Network in 2012.

Joan Claramunt

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Joan Claramunt obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Pere Ara. He continued at UAB as a postdoctoral researcher until 2020, when he obtained a postdoctoral fellowship to be carried on at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. After that, and during the period 2020-2024, he held postdoctoral positions at UK (Lancaster University) and Germany (Universität Leipzig, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences). He is currently an “Ayudante Doctor” at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).

His research interests are in the general areas of group theory, noncommutative algebra, operator algebras and the interplay between these. He also has extensive interests in the broad area of mathematical physics, in particular on the mathematics of quantum spin systems.

Miguel Domínguez Vázquez

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Miguel Domínguez Vázquez is a Profesor Titular de Universidad at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC, Spain), and a researcher at the Galician Center for Mathematical Research and Technology (CITMAga, Spain). He obtained his PhD from the same university in 2013, under the supervision of J. Carlos Díaz Ramos. Before joining the USC in 2019 with a Ramón y Cajal fellowship, he held positions at IMPA (Brazil), ICMAT-CSIC and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). His mathematical research revolves around the mutual influence between symmetry and shape from the viewpoint of differential geometry and, specifically, of Riemannian submanifold geometry.

Ellen Henke

Technische Universität Dresden

Ellen Henke holds the chair of Algebra with a focus on group theory at the Institute for Algebra of the Technische Universität Dresden since August 2020. She previously worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and also carried out research at the universities in Copenhagen and Birmingham. Her research area is finite group theory and its applications. In particular, she is interested in the structure theory of finite groups with respect to a prime number, which is generalized in the study of saturated fusion systems. This is also related to parts of homotopy theory, cohomology theory and modular representation theory of finite groups.

Bernhard Keller

Université Paris Cité

Bernhard Keller is a professor at the Université Paris Cité. His research is in homological algebra and the representation theory of quivers and finite-dimensional algebras. He has applied triangulated Calabi–Yau categories to the (additive) categorification of cluster algebras. In 2013, he received an honorary degree from the University of Antwerp. In 2014 he received the Sophie Germain Prize. He was an Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid in 2006, with a talk On differential graded categories. Keller is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Karen Strung

Czech Academy of Sciences

Karen Strung is a researcher in the department of Abstract Analysis at the Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IMCAS). She is also part of the Prague Noncommutative Geometry and Topology (NGC&T) group, which consists of researchers at IMCAS, Charles University, and the Czech Technical University. She obtained her doctoral degree in January 2014, from the University of Münster, under the supervision of Wilhelm Winter.

Before joining the IMCAS, she held postdoctoral positions at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada, the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, and Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

She is currently vice-chair of the COST Network “Calista”, and she is also part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral network “California”.

Stephen Theriault

University of Southampton

Professor of Pure Mathematics, University of Southampton, 2015-present. Reader in Mathematics, University of Southampton, 2012-15. Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, 2006-12. Lecturer B, University of Aberdeen, 2002-06. Whyburn Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia, 1999-2002. Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998-99. Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT, 1997-98. PhD and MSc, University of Toronto, 1991-97. BSc, Dalhousie University, 1987-91.

Research interests: the homotopy theory of spheres and Moore spaces, applications of homotopy theory to Lie groups, gauge groups and manifolds, and polyhedral products and toric topology.

Rafael Torres

Sissa (International School for Advanced Studies)

Rafael Torres is an associate professor in the Geometry and Mathematical Physics Group at SISSA (Trieste), and a member of the Institute for Geometry and Physics (IGAP). He previously worked at the University of Oxford as a Simons Foundation Research Fellow. Torres’s research interests are in differential geometry and manifold theory. He is interested in studying geometric structures, and understanding the requirements that they impose on the underlying manifold. This enterprise makes use of tools and technology from geometric topology, mathematical physics, (pseudo-)Riemannian and symplectic geometry among several other branches of mathematics.


Participants have the option to contribute with a talk if they wish to do so.  To apply, please select the relevant option during the registration process.
  • Deadline for proposals: 15/05/24
Decisions will be communicated during the last week of May.

Laurent Cantier

Czech Academy of Sciences | Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Dolors Herbera Chair

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | CRM

Roberto Rubio

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Simone Virili

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Antonio Viruel

Universidad de Málaga

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Muhammad Athar Kharal Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
Dolors Herbera Espinal Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Ramon Antoine Riolobos Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Francesc Perera Domenech Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Natàlia Castellana Vila Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
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This activity is an initiative of the  research group LIGAT-Laboratori d’Interaccions entre Geometria, Àlgebra i Topologia (2021 SGR 01015). We also thank the funding of 

We are also grateful to Red Temática de Álgebra no Conmutativa (RED2022-134631-T) for its collaboration.


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