US-China Summer School and Workshop
on Representation Theory
at East China Normal University
July 10-26, 2010
East China Normal University
National Science Foundation
National Natural Science
Shanghai Municipal Government
Naihong Hu, Loek Helminck and Naihuan
Contact: Naihuan Jing, N.
C. State University, jing at math dot ncsu dot edu
V. Chari, UC Riverside, Finite
dimensional representations of quantum affine algebras (8
Y. Gao, York Univeristy, Extended
affine algebras (8 lectures)
S. Kang, Seoul National Univ, Crystal bases (8
O. Mathieu, Lyon, BGG resolution: the
algebraic and the geometric approach (8 lectures)
N. Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley,
Topics in representation theory of quantum affine algebras (8
R. Zhang, U. Sidney, Quantum
invariant theory (10 lectures)
Workshop Speakers also include:
R. Griess* (Michigan), A. Helminck (NCSU), C. Jiang (Shanghai
Jiaotong), N. Jing (NCSU), Q. Wu (Fudan), P. Zhang (USTC)
Pudong International Airport is served by all major airlines from USA
and Europe. Some Japanese Airlines will serve to Hongqiao
Airport. Due to World Expo 2010 the airfare to Shanghai will be more
expensive than to Beijing, Guangzhou or Hong Kong.
Participants from Asia may consider flying to Wuhan or Xiamen instead
then take the express train from Wuhan to Shanghai
(5.5 hours). If you are on a budget and arrive in Guangzhou or Hong
Kong, you can take overnight express train (380 yuan
and 17 hours).
Chinese Railway networks are rapidly moving into one of the best in the
world. For example, the Wuhan-Guangzhou express
train travels at a speed of 350 km/hr, the fastest in the world and
covering 1200 km within 3 hours (it takes 2 hours to fly
from Wuhan to Guangzhou directly!).
Here is a map showing some of the major hubs in China (1200 refers to
Use Pythagoreans theorem to compute the distance between Beijing and
Express trains to surrounding areas are convenient. Here are estimated
travel time from Shanghai station to nearby cities:
1) Suzhou, 40 mintues 2) Hangzhou 1 hour by high speed train, 2 hour by
express train 3) Nanjing, 2 hours by express train
4) Hefei, 2.5 hours
Long-distance express trains from Shanghai to 1) Beijing, 10 hours 2)
Wuhan, 5.5 hours 3) Guangzhou, 17 hours etc.
Pudong airport is linked by subways in 2 ways:
1) Regular subway: It takes about 40 mintues from the Airport to the
Transfer Station at Long Yang Sta. Please note that
the airport line begins daily service at 9 am. If
you want to catch an earlier flight, use Maglev from Long Yang Sta.
2) Maglev, the
world's fastest public transportation (speed 400 km/h
during rush hours). It costs 50 yuan and in 5-7 minutes you travel from
Pudong Airport to
Long Yang subway sta.
From Long Yang Sta you can go to other places easily.
Buses and taxis are also convenient.
Airport Shuttle Bus: 8-10 lines to the city, price 20-30 yuan.
ECNU has two campuses: Zhongshan campus and Minhuang campus. The summer
school will be held in Minhuang campus.
Shanghai is one of the largest metropolitan centers in the world and
one of the financial centers in Asia. Her surrounding
area has some of the most popular destinations for tourists:
1) Hangzhou, anciant capital. Hangzhou and Suzhou are regarded as the
most beautiful cities in China.
2) Suzhou, famous for its gardens. Capital of Wu Kingdom 2000 years ago.
3) Nanjing (South Capital in Chinese). It was the capital of China in
and during 1911-49. Ming Palace. Palace of Heavenly Kingdom etc.
support is available for 5 US graduate students.
Note: The summer school will be followed by a 3 day
fee: directly to ECNU.