Algebraic Cycles, K-Theory, and

Modular Representation Theory

in Honor of the 60th birthday of   Photo of Eric Friedlander in office Photo of Eric Friedlander at blackboard

       Eric Friedlander

        Northwestern University

        September 16-19, 2004

Conference Poster

Conference Photos - Group Photo

Conference Proceedings

Campus Information
Travel Directions
Sponsoring Organizations
Banquet and social events
Local Dining

The theme of the conference will be a survey of the state of the art in Algebraic cycles, K-Theory, and modular representation theory, in particular as influenced by the work of Eric Friedlander.  The conference will feature several key-note talks which will survey the historical background, current state of development,  and prospects for future progress in all of the focused areas.  These talks will be particularly valuable for  young researchers. Other talks will present recent developments in the three focused areas.


Registered Participants:

To register for the conference, please see the Registration link below.

Schedule of Talks and Events:

Talks will begin on Thursday, September 16 and run through 12:30 pm on Sunday, September 19.

All talks will be held in Annenberg Hall - Room G15.  See a campus map below.

Annenberg Hall
is located a short walk northeast of Lunt Hall (the Mathematics Department).


To register for the conference, please send the following information to  There is no registration fee for the conference.
Upon arrival at the conference, all participants should check-in at the registration desk which will be located in Annenberg Hall outside of Room G15 (where the talks will be held).


A limited amount of funding from the NSA and NSF is available to support the expenses of graduate students and recent graduates attending the conference.  To apply for funding, please request funding when sending in your registration information.  Also include the following information:
Deadline: For full consideration, requests must be received by June 15, 2004.
Requests received after that time may be considered as funds permit.
                  Final deadline to request funding is July 31, 2004.


Due to multiple funding sources, participants will be reimbursed either through Ohio State University or Northwestern University.  You will be told at the conference which source will process your reimbursement.  You may also email to find this out.

In either case, you will need to fill out certain paperwork and submit original receipts for all expenses.  All paperwork and receipts should be mailed to the appropriate university by October 16, 2004.


All participants, including speakers, should make their own reservations at area hotels.  Blocks of rooms have been reserved at three area hotels.  In addition, listed below are some other hotels in the area that might offer lower rates.  Participants are encouraged to make reservations early as Northwestern plays a home football game that weekend and hotel rooms may fill quickly.

Reserved Hotels:

Best Western University Plaza

Hampton Inn - Skokie, IL
Holiday Inn Chicago - Skokie

Other Area Hotels: (prices not guaranteed)

Travelodge (Chicago-Nile Thriftlodge)
Chicago-Days Inn Niles/Skokie
Ramada Inn: Chicago - NorthShore

Social Events:

Banquet: (In Honor of Eric Friedlander)


Travel Directions to Evanston:

Parking on-campus:

If you plan to park on campus, a permit will be required on week days.  (Parking is free in campus lots on the weekends.) Visitor permits will be available in Annenberg Hall (or Lunt Hall) for conference participants.  There are also restrictions on lots in which visitors can park.  Further instructions will be provided when you arrive.

Local Dining Information:

Further information will be provided at the conference.

Organizing Committee:

Sponsoring Organizations:

  • The Clay Mathematics Institute
  • The National Science Foundation
  • The National Security Agency
  • Northwestern University

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact any of the organizers.

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Last updated: September 27, 2004.