NSF/CBMS Conference


Deformation Theory of Algebras and Modules

May 16-20, 2011

North Carolina State University


NCSU Department of Mathematics


Organized by:
Kailash Misra
Tom Lada

Principal Speaker

Professor Martin Markl, Mathematics Institute at the Czech Academy of Science will be giving ten lectures entitled:

  1. Algebras and modules
  2. Cohomology of associative algebras
  3. Classical deformation theory of associative algebras
  4. Structures of (co)associative (co)algebras
  5. dg-Lie algebras and the Maurer-Cartan equation
  6. L algebras and the Maurer-Cartan equation
  7. Homotopy invariance and the Maurer-Cartan equation
  8. Deformation quantization of Poisson manifolds
  9. Deformations of general algebras and the related cohomology
  10. Deformations of diagrams of algebras and the related cohomology
Invited Speakers

- Murray Gerstenhaber (University of Pennsylvania): Self-Dual and Quasi Self-Dual Algebras
- Anthony Giaquinto (Loyola University Chicago): Frobenius Lie Algebras and Universal Deformation Formulas
- Haisheng Li (Rutgers University): Quantum Vertex C((t)) Algebras and Their Modules
- Alexander Voronov (University of Minnesota): Quantum Deformation Theory
- Sarah Witherspoon (Texas A & M University): Deformations of Skew Group Algebras


- The schedule can be found here.


Registration can be submitted online or by printing and sending this form.

Please note that registration must be received by April 10, 2011 to be considered for support.

The registration fee will be $30 per person. We can only accept cash or checks payable to NCSU in US dollars, drawn on US banks. Participants may pay upon arrival or mail a check to:

Dr. Thomas Lada
Department of Mathematics
North Carolina State University
Box 8205
Raleigh, NC 27695



Partial support from the conference grant will be available to participants. Priority in funding will be given to graduate students, junior faculty, women, and members of underrepresented minority groups. If interested in being considered for support, please indicate this on the registration form. To be considered for support, participants must register by April 10, 2011.

Any participant requesting support will automatically be considered for room and board. Please note that those receiving conference support will be reimbursed for lodging at the dormitory rate of $34 per night.

The only flights eligible for reimbursement are flights on US carriers.

Non-US citizens need to have appropriate visas (B-1, F-1, J-1 etc) or a "WB" (Waiver of Business) stamp to get reimbursement. Participants from England, France, Germany, etc. can get the "WB" stamp at the entry port. If you need an invitation letter for your visa, please email Tom Lada: lada [at] math.ncsu.edu.

A block of single rooms have been reserved in Syme Hall, a dormitory located very close to SAS Hall on NCSU's campus. These single-occupancy rooms rooms cost $34 per night. There may be some double rooms available at a cost of $23.50/person per night. Participants interested in staying in this dormitory should indicate this on the registration form. Please register early since the number of rooms available is limited.

If you have reserved a room at Syme Hall, you may enter through the front door to check in. Staff will be in the small office immediately on the left. Sunday hours are from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. If you are arriving after this and have arranged to be picked up from the airport by one of our drivers, he or she will have your room key.

For participants who prefer not to stay in a dormitory, consider making your own arrangements at local hotels such as the Holiday Inn Brownstone, the Clarion Hotel State Capitol, or the Ramada Raleigh - Blue Ridge.

Please note that those receiving conference support will be reimbursed for lodging at the dormitory rate of $34 per night.

We plan to arrange airport pickups. Please send your arrival flight information to rljayne [at] ncsu.edu.



Paid parking is available on campus. Please refer to NCSU's policies on visitor parking. After purchasing your permit at the Visitor Information Center on Stinson Dr., you will likely be asked to park in the Coliseum Deck.

The Conference will be held in SAS Hall on NCSU's Campus.


Tom Lada
Phone: (919) 515-8773
Email: lada [at] math.ncsu.edu

Kailash Misra
Phone: (919) 515-8784
Email: misra [at] math.ncsu.edu