Combinatorial Algebra
Algebraic Combinatorics

Sixth Annual Meeting


Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada
January 16 - 18, 2009


This meeting is a continuation of five previous annual workshops focusing on the interplay between commutative algebra (particularly, resolutions and inverse systems) and algebraic combinatorics (the representation theory of symmetric groups). Links to the previous workshops can be found here .


Talks will run from Friday, January 16 through Sunday, January 18, inclusive.

Schedule & Location:       

The talks will start Friday afternoon and will end on Sunday by noon. The talks will take place on the campus of Memorial University. The first meeting at 2 p.m., in Henrietta Harvey Building (Department of Mathematics and Statistics), room HH-2010 (Atlantic Algebra Centre). From there we move to a lecture room (to be announced later). The minivans will depart from The Quality Inn at 2:30 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2009. The map of St. John's campus of MUN is available here.

The schedule for the workshop is here.

Invited Speakers:

Local Information:

Accommodations: Reservations will be made for all participants at Quality Hotel Harbourview.

Airport Transportation: A taxi to the hotel should cost anywhere from $15 to $25. On arrival you can go to Ground Transportation Desk and ask for Coop Taxi (this company will help us with daily transportation). You may also call 709-753-5100. Then wait outside for taxi and when the taxi arrives request a ride to Quality Inn. One can also go by City Wide Taxi but those charge much more ($20 per person +$2.50 for additional passenger).

Local transportation: We will organize the delivery of people from the hotel to MUN. The price of taxi from Quality Inn to Math Building on Elizabeth Avenue (you may also say Arts and Administration building on Elizabeth avenue) is $11 - 12. One may also use metrobus, but the buses are rare, the routs are long and you do not save much, especially if 2 - 4 people travel together. The web site of metrobus is here.

The arranged minivans for the conference will depart from Quality Hotel at 2:30 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2009. The map of St. John's campus of MUN is available here.

Conference Dinner & Restaurants: Conference dinner will be on Saturday at 6:30 - 7 p.m. We will meet in the lobby of Quality Hotel. There will be a contribution from the Organizing Committee towards the cost of this dinner. Most restaurants are on Water Street and Duckworth Street (both start near Quality in and go westwards, for details see the guide. A nice place to go on Friday night is a rather new museum The Rooms with a great St. John's Harbour view. It has an art gallery and a restaurant.

Travel Funding:

Some funds are available to assist students and postdocs with travel costs. Send inquiries to Sara Faridi.

Contact Information:

Please contact Sara Faridi (faridi AT if you have any questions.