Participants are expected to be familiar with the basics of representation theory of quivers and some rudiments of abelian categories and triangulated categories.
The following papers (and the references therein) can be used to suitably prepare for the materials discussed in this school.
For more background on representation theory of finite dimensional algebras, the following standard textbooks can be used:
All lectures will be in room PK-5115 (on the 5th floor) of the Président-Kennedy building.
The PK building is located at 201 avenue du Président-Kennedy. This is right at the corner of Av. du Président-Kennedy and Rue Kimberley (see the map below).
Due to the limited space and resources, the registration for in-person participation is now closed. However, if you wish to follow the school remotely, please complete the registration form to receive the Zoom link and updates.
In general, the public transportation in Montreal is efficient. If you are going to regularly use the public transportation, from any subway station you can purchase different types of passes, including 1-day, 3-day, weekend, weekly, etc.
(1) Subway: The Président-Kennedy (PK) building of UQAM, where the school is held, is built on top of subway (metro) station "Place des-Arts". You can find the map of the metro system (and more information) here: https://www.stm.info/en/info/networks/metro
(2) Bus: In the vicinity of the school, there are many bus stops and you can get different bus routes to many neighborhoods in Montreal. In particular, the shuttle 747 is one of the most convenient ways to commute between downtown Montreal and the airport (Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau). For more information, see https://www.stm.info/en
(3) Public Bikes: Following some incidents, the city of Montreal has banned e-scooter rental, but there is a system to rent bikes, called bixi, which is easy to use and there are plenty of locations in Montreal. For more information, see https://bixi.com/en/how-does-bixi-work
*** If all of the above fails, Uber is easily available in Montreal ***
The summer school is located at Place des Arts, one of the main touristic locations in Montreal, and where the Montreal Jazz festival will be held. For more information, see https://www.montrealjazzfest.com
There are many restaurants, cafes, pubs, museums, art galleries, live performances and events within walking distance of the school, including those in the old port, downtown and the Mont Royal.
During the school, we have some social activities where the participants can spend more time with each other and/or do some sightseeing collectively. For more information, see the relevant posts under the "Forum" tab.