LMS 150th Anniversary Northern Regional Meeting

Tuesday 7th April, 2015 to Saturday 11th April, 2015
Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW

LMS 150th Anniversary Northern Regional Meeting and Workshop on Homotopical Algebra and Geometry

Tuesday 7th April, 2pm: LMS 150th Anniversary Northern Regional Meeting

Wednesday 8th-Saturday 11th April: Workshop on Homotopical Algebra and Geometry

Homotopical algebra was created in the 1960s in seminal works of Quillen, Grothendieck-Verdier and Dold-Puppe. Since then it has found innumerable applications in various fields of mathematics, most notably in algebraic topology and algebraic geometry.

In the last couple of decades the influence of homotopical algebra has extended to representation theory, differential geometry and aspects of theoretical physics; its role and importance has been steadily increasing. This workshop aimed to bring together experts from all these areas and more to explore ideas of 'higher algebra' and foster new collaboration.

The LMS Northern Regional Meeting also commerorated the 150th anniversary of the Society. There were three talks given at the Meeting: one exploring the history of algebra and geometry in the UK and the other two given by mathematicians who have helped to shape our modern understanding of homotopical algebra and related fields. The meeting will also incorporate a Wikipedia Editathon.

Invited speakers

Regional Meeting

Peter Neumann, University of Oxford

Dennis Sullivan, SUNY, Stony Brook

Ieke Moerdijk, Radboud University Nijmegen/University of Sheffield


Andrew Baker, University of Glasgow

Gwyn Bellamy, University of Glasgow

Chris Braun, Universität Münster

Kei Yuen Chan, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Denis-Charles Cisinski, University of Toulouse

Carmelo di Natale, University of Cambridge

Vladimir Dotsenko, Trinity College Dublin

Nicola Gambino, University of Leeds

Victor Ginzburg, University of Chicago

Ian Grojnowski, Cambridge University

Mark Gross, Cambridge University

Vladimir Hinich, University of Haifa

Dominic Joyce, University of Oxford

Alastair King, University of Bath

Joachim Kock, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Muriel Livernet, Université Paris-13

Wendy Lowen, Universiteit Antwerpen

Jon Pridham, University of Edinburgh

Ana Rovi, University of Glasgow

Vic Snaith, University of Sheffield

Bruno Vallette, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis



For more information, please contact the organisers using the addresses below.

Organising Committee

Dr Jan Grabowski


Professor Andrey Lazarev


Dr Paul Levy


Dr Mark MacDonald