The 52nd ARTIN meeting will be held at the Institute of Mathematics, University of Aberdeen on March 2224, 2018. This meeting is supported by the London Mathematical Society, the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust and the AngloFrancoGerman Representation Theory network. It is being organized by Alexey Sevastyanov.
It is planned that speakers and participants will arrive on Thursday, Mar 22 in the morning or early afternoon and the talks will start at around 2 p.m. There will be a conference dinner on Friday night and the last talk should finish on Saturday, Mar 24 around noon. The full schedule will appear here shortly.
Schedule of talks:
Tea and coffee will be served before the first talk in the common space of Math Department, Fraser Noble building. All talks are in room FN156, Fraser Noble Building, Mathematics Department (note this is different than what was first announced)

Peter Jorgensen (Newcastle): cvectors of 2CalabiYau categories
22nd March 2018, 2:00pm to 3:00pm  Show/hide abstractAbstract: We develop ageneral framework for cvectors of 2Calabi–Yau categories withrespect to arbitrary cluster tilting subcategories, based on Dehy andKeller's treatment of gvectors. This approach deals with clustertilting subcategories which are in general unreachable from eachother, and does not rely on (finite or infinite) sequences ofmutations. We propose a general program for decomposing sets ofcvectors and identifying each piece with a root system. 
Tea/coffee
22nd March 2018, 3:00pm to 3:45pm 
Luis Paris (Dijon): Commensurability in Artin groups
22nd March 2018, 3:45pm to 4:45pm  Show/hide abstractAbstract: Recall that an Artin group is a group defined by a presentation withrelations of the form sts… = tst…, the word on the left hand sideand the word on the right hand side having the same length.These groups were introduced by Tits in the 1960s and they are involved in several fields such as singularities, lowdimensional topology, or geometric group theory. There are very few results valid for all Artin groups and the theory mainly consists on the study of particular families. The most studied and better understood are the family of rightangled Artin groups (RAAG) and the family of spherical type Artin groups. The latter is the topic of the talk.Following a result from 2004 where I proved that two spherical type Artin groups are isomorphic if and only if they have the same presentation, the project of classifying these groups up to commensurability was born. This relation is a kind of equality up to finite index. Our aim will be to give a general presentation on this question and to explain recent advances. This is a joint work with Maria Cumplido Cabello.

Dmitry Rumynin (Warwick): Localisation and duality for KacMoody Groups
23rd March 2018, 9:30am to 10:30am  Show/hide abstractAbstract: We will look at representation theory of a complete KacMoody group G over a finite field. After defining the group we discuss localisation of its category of smooth representations. We also discuss homological duality for this category. 
Tea/Coffee
23rd March 2018, 10:30am to 11:00am 
Kevin McGerty (Oxford): Kriwan surjectivity and moduli spaces
23rd March 2018, 11:00am to 12:00pm  Show/hide abstractAbstract: A classical result of Kirwan proves that cohomology ring of a quotient stack surjectsonto the cohomology of an associated GIT quotient via the naturalrestriction map. In many cases the cohomology of the quotient stackis easy to compute so this often yields, for example, generators forthe cohomology ring of the GIT quotient. In the symplectic case, itis natural to ask whether a similar result holds for (algebraic)symplectic quotients. Although this surjectivity is thought to failin general, it is expected to hold in many cases of interest. Inrecent work with Tom Nevins (UIUC) we establish this surjectivityresult for Nakajima's quiver varieties. An important role is playedby a new compactification of quiver varieties which arises from thestudy of graded representations of the preprojective algebra. Timepermitting we will discuss work in progress on the case ofmultiplicative quiver varieties. 
Lunch
23rd March 2018, 12:00pm to 2:00pm 
Eric Vasserot (Paris VII): Yangians and cohomological Hall algebras
23rd March 2018, 2:00pm to 3:00pm  Show/hide abstractAbstract: Using symplectic geometry and Nakajima's quiver varieties, Maulik and Okounkov have associated an Rmatrix to any quiver. For quivers of Dynkin types, we recover the rational Rmatrices, corresponding to Yangians. For general quivers, there is no algebraic description of the quantum groups corresponding to these Rmatrices. There are expected to be closely related with the Hall algebra of the quiver. We'll explain a conjecture relating these new quantum groups to a new family of algebras called cohomological Hall algebras. We'll also describe some recent progress toward the proof of this conjecture. 
Ian Grojnowski (Cambridge): TBA
23rd March 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm 
Tea/coffee
23rd March 2018, 4:00pm to 4:30pm 
Andrey Mudrov (Leicester): Extremal twist and complete reducibility of tensor product of highest weight modules.
23rd March 2018, 4:30pm to 5:30pm  Show/hide abstractAbstract: Consider a reductive quantum group and its two irreducible modules of highest weights, of which one is infinite dimensional. We give acriterion for complete reducibility of their tensor product. It is controlled by a linear operator that we call extremal twist. This operator is defined on an "extremal" subspace of either of the modules determined by the other module. Then the tensor product is completely reducible if and only if either of these operators (and hence both) has zero kernel. Extremal twist is related to the Zhelobenko cocycle and dynamical Weyl group of EtingofTarasovVarchenko. 
Dinner
23rd March 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm 
Andrey Lazarev (Lancaster): Derived categories of 2nd type and theorems of RiemannHilbert type.
24th March 2018, 9:30am to 10:30am  Show/hide abstractAbstract:A twisted module over a differential graded (dg) algebra A is a dg Amodule that is free over A after forgetting the differential. The homotopy category of twisted Amodules is an analogue of the derived category of A but is a finer invariant, in particular it is not a quasiisomorphism invariant of A. It is sometimes called a derived category of second type of A (or a contraderived category of A). I will explain how the contraderived category of A is a homotopy invariant of A. Taking A tobe the de Rham algebra of a smooth manifold X or a singular cochain algebra of a topological space X leads to categories that could be called derived categories of X, in analogy with derived categories of algebraic schemes. These categories turned out to be equivalent to the categories of cohomologically locally constant sheaves on X and thus carry a lot of information about its homotopy type.This is a joint work with J. Chuang and J. Holstein.

Tea/Coffee
24th March 2018, 10:30am to 11:00am 
Philip Boalch (Orsay): Twisted wild character varieties
24th March 2018, 11:00am to 12:00pm  Show/hide abstractAbstract: I will describe all the symplectic leaves of the space of GL_n(C) representations of the wild fundamental group of a smooth complex algebraic curve (i.e. the Tannaka group of the category of connections on vector bundles). In the compact case the symplectic form is due to AtiyahBott/Goldman 1983/4, the tame case is in Atiyah's 1990 knot book, the untwisted wild cases were done by the speaker (analytically 1999, algebraically 200214), and finally the twisted cases were completed in work with D. Yamakawa (2015), for any complex reductive group. I will try to describe the spaces using the "DeligneLusztig" approach (proved by Malgrange 1982) involving flags on sectors in fixed relative positions (i.e. Stokes filtrations), as well as the equivalent "wild monodromy" approach used in the speaker's papers.
There are some additional funds to support participants from within the ARTIN network. If you plan to attend, please fill out the form here.
If you need an overnight accommodation you may try to contact Aberdeen Northern Hotel https://www.aberdeennorthernhotel.com .
If you have any questions, please contact Alexey Sevastyanov, a.sevastyanov at abdn.ac.uk .