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)
  • Tilmann Wurzbacher (Université de Lorraine; to be confirmed)

Apart from the talks of invited speakers, there will be contributed talks by participants. If you would like to give a talk, please contact the organizers!


Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9am

in Hörsaal, Rubenowstr. 2 b, 17489 Greifswald

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, June 13: Arrival; dinner at 7pm

Friday, June 14: Talks 9am - 5pm

Saturday June 15: Talks 9am - 1pm; social event in the afternoon, dinner


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