Summer School 

                                Reductive Groups

                                                          July 27 - August  7,  2015

                                           Franken-Akademie   Schloß Schney


  • Bernhard Krötz
  • Eric M. Opdam


  • 5 lecture courses consisting of five one hour lectures each
  • 4 additional short courses in week 2
  • Concluding Conference in the second half of week two


Short courses:

  • Dan Barbasch          The (Spherical) Unitary Dual
  • Dan Ciubotaru         Characters of Unipotent Discrete Series of Semisimple p-adic Groups
  • Bernhard Krötz        Real Spherical Spaces
  • Eitan Sayag             Mixed Models for Representations

Special lecture: 

  • Simon Gindikin       Complex Analysis on Symmetric Spaces (ref 1, ref 2)

For further reading please click on the lecture titles.

Conference Speakers:

  • Dan Barbasch               Unipotent representations and the Theta-correspondence
  • Dan Ciubotaru              Dirac cohomology of symplectic reflection groups
  • Tobias Finis                  Continuity of the geometric side of the trace formula
  • Iain Gordon                  Cells and cactus groups
  • Simon Gindikin            Horospherical Transform for Discrete Series
  • Jasmin Matz                 Distribution of Hecke eigenvalues for GL(n)
  • Guido Pezzini              Spherical subgroups of Kac-Moody groups
  • Alexander Yom Din     A formula for the geometric Jacquet functor and its character sheaf analogue



Practical Information:

  • Arrival, Sunday July 26
  • Departure, Saturday, August 8
  • All local expenses (meals and room) covered

How to get there:

  • By Airplane: We recommend the airports Munich or Frankfurt. From there you can continue your journey by train.
  • By Train: Please check out your itinerary at for the rail destination "Lichtenfels".
  • Transfer from Lichtenfels station to Schloss Schney: Please call a taxi by phone (+49-9571/5206 - Taxi Dütsch) and mention that your a participant of the workshop.

Please note: You are invited to order your taxi some hours (or even one day) in advance. This will minimize the possibility of waiting time.

Excursions on the weekend:


 --- Fully sponsored by ERC Advanced Investigators Grant HARG 268105 ---

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