Seminar Sophus Lie in Greifswald

June 14 - 15, 2019

Seminar Sophus Lie is a series of meetings of mathematicians interested in the theory of Lie groups, Lie algebras, and their applications. It was founded around 1989-90 when open contacts between mathematicians from East and West Germany became reality for the first time since 1961. The first meeting in 1991 was organized by mathematicians from Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, University of Erlangen, University of Greifswald, and University of Leipzig with financial support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The Seminar usually meets once a semester since that time. Over the years the seminar had participants from more and more countries, and also the meeting places went beyond Germany.  By now it is a European event, whose objective is to bring together leading experts, to include promising students and young researchers, and to create an open environment for a fruitful exchange of ideas.

Invited speakers

  • Oliver Baues (Université de Fribourg)
  • Yves de Cornulier (Université Lyon 1 Claude Bernard)
  • Jan Frahm (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Uwe Franz (Université de Franche-Comté Besancon)
  • Bernhard Hanke (Universität Augsburg)
  • Detlef Müller (Universität Kiel)
  • Andreas Thom (TU Dresden)

Contributed talks will be given by:

  • Maximilian Hanusch  (Universität Paderborn)
  • Peter Kristel (Universität Greifswald)
  • Alexander Schmeding (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Leander Stecker (Universität Marburg)


Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9am

in Hörsaal Rubenowstr. 2 b, 17489 Greifswald


Thursday, June 13

Arrival + dinner at 8pm

Friday, June 14

09:00 - 09:50: Frahm
10:00 - 10:30: Hanusch
11:00 - 11:50: Thom
12:00 - 12:50: Hanke
03:00 - 03:30: Stecker
04:00 - 04:50: Franz
05:00 - 05:30: Kristel

Saturday, June 15

09:00 - 09:50: Müller
10:00 - 10:30: Schmeding
11:00 - 11:50: Baues
12:00 - 12:50: de Cornulier
3pm: Social event + dinner

Titles of talks

Oliver Baues: "Algebraic methods in the classification of continuous symmetry groups of compact manifolds with geometric structure"

Yves de Cornulier: "On the Koszul map of Lie algebras"

Uwe Franz: "Lévy processes on real Lie algebras"

Bernhard Hanke: "Local flexibility and counterintuitive approximations"

Maximilian Hanusch: "The regularity problem for Milnor's infinite-dimensional Lie groups"

Peter Kristel: "Spinors on loop space"

Jan Frahm: "Symmetry breaking for real reductive groups of rank one"

Detlef Müller: "Spectral multipliers and wave equation for sub-Laplacians: lower regularity bounds of Euclidean type"

Alexander Schmeding: "Lie groupoids of differentiable mappings"

Leander Stecker: "Homogeneous 3-(\alpha,\delta)-Sasakian manifolds"

Andreas Thom: "Finitary approximation properties of groups"


Important note: Hotels in Greifswald tend to be fully booked during summer. Please make sure to book early (i.e., as soon as possible). In the following hotels (all walking distance) we have reserved contingents that you can access under the code "Sophus Lie":

Further recommended hotels in walking distance are:

If you encounter problems with finding a hotel, please contact us (Gaby Aurell) and we will try to assist.


There is no fee or formal registration. For organizational matters, please write an email to Gaby Aurell if you plan to attend.


Christian Becker, Ines Kath, Michael Schürmann, Konrad Waldorf

Main contact: Ines Kath

Secretary: Gaby Aurell