Algebras, Geometries, and Groups

A conference in memory of Jacques Tits (1930 - 2021). 

When: Tuesday 20th December and Wednesday 21th December 2022 

Where: Académie Royale de Belgique (Rooms Albert II and Salle de marbre) Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles 

Registration: Attendance is open to everyone, but registration is compulsory, see below for registration (no google address is required; if you have any trouble with the registration form then just send an email to yvik(dot)swan(at)ulb(dot)be). 

Registration fee: If you register (and pay the registration fee) before October 15th: attendance is free for PhD students and 30 EUR per person per day for non-PhD students. From October 16 onwards, attendance is 30 EUR per day for PhD students and 50 EUR per person per day for non-PhD students. 

After registration, you will receive an email confirmation along with information about the method of payment. 

Registration includes lunches and coffee breaks. 

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Jean-Pierre BOURGUIGNON (IHES): Reminiscences about Science and Jacques Tits
  • Michel BROUE (Paris)
  • Bernhard MÜHLHERR (Gießen): Buildings and Root Gradings
  • Anne PARREAU (Grenoble)
  • Guy ROUSSEAU (Nancy)
  • Katrin TENT (Münster): Sharply 2-transitive groups and the Burnside problem
  • Donna TESTERMAN (Lausanne): Overgroups of regular unipotent elements, finite and algebraic 
  • Jean-Pierre TIGNOL (Louvain-La-Neuve)
  • Richard WEISS (Tufts): Tits Polygons

Organisers: Pierre-Emmanuel CAPRACE (UCLouvain), Ann DOOMS (VUB), Fabien DURAND (UPJV, SMF), Simone GUTT (ULB), Alain VALETTE (UNeuchatel, SMS), Hendrik VAN MALDEGHEM (UGent), Joost VERCRUYSSE (ULB, BMS). 

With the administrative support of the Belgian Mathematical Society via Céline ESSER (ULiège) and Yvik SWAN (ULB). 


* FWO Scientific Research Network "Coding Theory and Cryptography"