Colloquium and conference in memory of Christine Bessenrodt

In order to remember Christine Bessenrodt and her work in combinatorics, representation theory and related areas of mathematics, our faculty and the institute will organise a 2-day event (in-person only):

  • a colloquium on Friday afternoon 14:00–17:00, July 8th, 2022 for general audience
  • a conference on Saturday 9:00–14:00, July 9th, 2022 about combinatorial representation theory

Everybody is welcome to attend the colloquium and the conference.

Registration: For organisational reasons we would be grateful if people interested in attending would register per email by Lucia Morotti or Benjamin Sambale.

Organisers: Chris Bowman, Michael Cuntz, Ulrich Derenthal, Thorsten Holm, Lucia Morotti, Benjamin Sambale

The event is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

  • Talks / Schedule

    Colloquium on Friday, July 8th, 2022:

    • 14:00 Opening Volker Epping (President of the University of Hannover)
      Ulrich Derenthal (Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics)
    • 14:15–15:15 Tensor Products, Modular Representations, and Character Vanishing, Chris Bowman (University of York), abstract
    • Coffee
    • 16:00–17:00 Christine Bessenrodt (1958–2022) – Life and work, Jørn Olsson (University of Copenhagen), abstract
    • 18:30 Dinner (details will be sent to participants who registered no later than June 29th)

    Both talks will take place at the lecture hall B305 in the University's main building (Welfenschloss) at Welfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover

    Conference on Saturday, July 9th, 2022:

    • 9:00–9:50 On the endomorphism algebra of Specht modules, Haralampos Geranios (University of York), abstract
    • 10:00–10:50 Rouquier blocks for Ariki-Koike algebras, Sinead Lyle (University of East Anglia), abstract
    • Coffee
    • 11:30–12:20 A recursive formula for plethysm coefficients and some applications, Stacey Law (Emmanuel College Cambridge), abstract
    • 12:30–13:20 Modular plethysms of symmetric functions, Mark Wildon (Royal Holloway University London), abstract

    All conference talks will take place at the lecture hall B305 in the University's main building (Welfenschloss) at Welfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover

  • Participants
    • Annika Bartelt
    • Wolfram Bauer
    • Barbara Baumeister 
    • Monika Bessenrodt-Weberpals
    • Roger Bielawski
    • Luca Blaas
    • Chris Bowman
    • Alice Dell'Arciprete
    • Gabriel Dill
    • Wolfgang Ebeling
    • Karin Erdmann
    • Niamh Farrell
    • Giuliano Gagliardi
    • Haralampos Geranios
    • Michèle Heurs
    • Adrian Homma
    • Erzsébet Horváth
    • Klaus Hulek
    • Timo Keller
    • Lars Kühne
    • Burkhard Külshammer
    • Caroline Lassueur
    • Stacey Law
    • Sinead Lyle
    • Gunter Malle
    • David Munkacsi
    • Scheima Obeidi
    • Jørn Olsson
    • Judith Ortmann
    • Alison Parker
    • Stefan Schreieder
    • Elmar Schrohe
    • Knut Smoczyk
    • Marcos Soriano
    • Britta Späth
    • Gernot Stroth
    • Erec Thorn
    • Klaus Timmerscheidt
    • Patrick Wegener
    • Thomas Wick
    • Mark Wildon
    • Wolfgang Willems
    • Dean Yates
    • members of the local math department
  • Directions and hotels

    To get to Hannover University:

    • by train: get off at Hannover main station and either walk to the Welfenschloss (25 minutes according to google maps) or walk to the close-by tram station "Kröpcke". From there, either take line 4 or 5 heading to Garbsen or Stöcken respectively and get off at "Leibniz Universität" (just three stops from Kröpcke, costs 1,6 EUR (Kurzstreckenkarte)). 
    • by plane: Hannover has a small airport at Langenhagen. From there, take a local train (S5) to the main train station. Hannover also has direct (fast) train connections to the international airports of Hamburg and Frankfurt. See Bahn homepage for directions.
    • by car: see link "How to reach Leibniz University"


    Recommended hotel:

    We have arranged a room contingent for you at the Cityhotel am Thielenplatz. With the keyword "Bessenrodt Kolloquium", you may book a single room at university conditions. The price is then 75,50 € plus 12,50 for breakfast per night. You will get the special price only by writing an e-mail to the Cityhotel am Thielenplatz and enter the keyword. The booking engine of the hotel does not know anything about the special conditions. E-mail:
    The contingent will be available until 24.06.2021 or as long as the contingent is not fully booked
    The Cityhotel am Thielenplatz is located about 3 min. walking distance from the main railway station and also offers parking spaces for participants arriving by car.