CIRM, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
The Department of Mathematics of the University of Trento

Programme of the second conference on
Symmetric Spaces and their Generalisations
Levico Terme, June 25-29, 2012

Tuesday, June 26
9:00-9:10 Opening
9:10-10:10 Donna Testerman, Double centralizers of unipotent elements in semisimple algebraic groups
10:15-11:00 Michael Bulois, The commuting variety of semisimple symmetric Lie algebras
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Dmitri Panyushev, Commuting involutions and degenerations of isotropy representations
13:00 Lunch
15:00-16:00 Paolo Papi, Maximal abelian Borel stable subspaces and the CSDW conjecture for symmetric spaces
16:15-17:00 Tobias Pecher, Multiplicity-free actions induced by Dual pairs
19:30 Dinner

Wednesday, June 27
9:00-10:00 Evgeny Feigin, Degenerate flag varieties
10:15-11:00 Vladimir Zhgoon, On the complexity of the invariant Lagrangian subvarieties in the symplectic G-varieties
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Aleksy Tralle, Hamiltonian characteristic classes and cohomology of the group of hamiltonian symplectomorphisms of some homogeneous spaces
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Excursion to Panarotta 2002. (By bus to Vetriolo, then on foot to the top of the mountain).
19:30 Dinner

Thursday, June 28
9:00-10:00 Mark Reeder, Graded Lie algebras and representations of p-adic groups
10:15-11:00 Tommy Murphy, Riemannian foliations of symmetric spaces
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Rudolf Tange, On certain spherical embeddings in characteristic p
13:00 Lunch
15:00-16:00 Giovanna Carnovale, Spherical orbits and Weyl group elements
16:15-17:00 Jacopo Gandini, On the projective normality of model wonderful varieties
19:30 Dinner

Friday, June 29
9:00-10:00 Wilberd van der Kallen, Cohomological finite generation and some homogeneous spaces
10:05-10:50 Guido Pezzini, A generalization of Delzant polytopes for certain non-abelian multiplicity-free Hamiltonian actions
10:50-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-12:20 Hanspeter Kraft, On the nullcone of representations of reductive groups
12:30 Lunch