Arturo   PIANZOLA

 

CURRICULUM VITAE





ADDRESS

Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB   T6G 2G1
Canada

Telephone:  

(780) 492-3525

Fax:  

(780) 492-6826

 



EDUCATION

Ph.D.

University of Saskatchewan, Department of Mathematics, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Thesis title:     The arithmetic theory of elements of finite order in simple Lie groups.
Supervisor:     R.V. Moody.

1984

M.Sc.

University of Saskatchewan, Department of Mathematics, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Thesis title:     Isomorphically representable Lie algebras.
Supervisor:     R.V. Moody.

1981

B.Sc.

Centro de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Exactas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1979





ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD

Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alberta

1996-

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alberta.

1990-1996

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Alberta

1986-1990

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University.

1984-1986

 



AWARDS and DISTINCTIONS

Investigador Principal, CONICET, Argentina.

2007

Professeur Invité, Université Paris-Sud (Orsay).

2006

Long term invited visitor, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

2005/07

Killam Annual Professor, University of Alberta.

2004

Miembro Correspondiente, Instituto Argentino de Matemática.

2003

UNESCO Visiting Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires.

2001

McCalla Professor, University of Alberta.

1998

Guest Scientist, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.

1987

 

 

 



RESEARCH INTERESTS

·   Lie Theory

·   Algebraic Groups

·   Application of algebraic-geometric methods to the theory of infinite dimensional Lie algebras

 



RESEARCH GRANTS

PIMS Collaborative Research Grant

2005-2007

NSERC Operating Grants

1986-present

Research Grant, Gouvernement du Québec

1984-1986

 



THESES SUPERVISED

C. Sepp

 

Ph.D.

 

2010-

Z. Chang

 

Ph.D.

 

2009-

J. Bagpied

 

Ph.D.

  ***(Co-supervised with T. Gannon)***

2009-

X. Tan

 

Ph.D.

 

 

2009-

X. Tan

 

M.Sc.

  Diagonalizable Subalgebras of the First Weyl Algebra

***(Co-supervised with J. Kuttler)***

2010

J. Sun

Ph.D.

  Descent Constructions for Central Extensions of Infinite Dimensional Lie Algebras

2008

J. Valencia

Ph.D.

Lie theory for some quotients of the affine group represented by the Hopf shuffle algebra

1999

F. Szechtman

M.Sc.

Jordan-Chevalley Decompositions and the Wedderburn-Malcev Theorem

1994

N. Lemire

M.Sc.

Polynomial invariants of finite reflection groups

1993

P. Zizler

M.Sc.

Geometric lattices and their theta functions

1991

 



POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

H. Chen

(Co-supervised with N. Guay)

2009-2011

H. Salmasian

(PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow)

Yale

2008

T. Tvalavadze

(PIMS Posdoctoral Fellow)

Moscow , Memorial

2007-2009

I. Pop
(PIMS Posdoctoral Fellow)

Gothenburg

2005-2007

M. Lau

(NSERC Posdoctoral Fellow)

University of Ottawa

2006

W. L. Yee
(Killam Posdoctoral Fellow)

MIT

2004-2006

D. Grantcharov
(PIMS Posdoctoral Fellow)

University of California at Riverside

2003-2005

M. Nivens
(Killam Posdoctoral Fellow)

MIT

1998-2000

G. Brüchert

Universität Hamburg

1995-1996

Y. Billig

Moscow University

and École Normale Supérieure, Paris

1992-1994

 



SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS (Last 10 years)

2010

Fields Institute Workshop on "Torsors and representation theory", Univeristy of Ottawa.

Seminario de Geometría Algebraica, Universidad de Buenos Aires.

2009

Workshop on "Linear algebraic groups and related structures", BIRS, Banff.

Seminaire "Varietes rationnelles", École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Minicourse "Torsors and Infinite Dimensional Lie Theory", Lens, France .

Annual meeting of the Unión Matemática Argentina (Plenary talk), Mar del Plata, Argentina .

2008

Winter meeting of the Canadian Mathematical Society, Ottawa.

International workshop on D-modules, Algebraic Geometry and Foliations (Plenary talk), Buenos Aires.

2nd Canada-France congress, Montréal.

Workshop on infinite dimensional Lie theory and quantum algebras, BIRS, Banff.

2007

University of British Columbia (Colloquium).

École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Seminario de geometría algebraica, Universidad de Buenos Aires.

International algebra summer school, BIRS, Banff.

2006

Lie theory seminar, University of California, Berkeley.

Seminaire sur les algèbras envelopantes, Université Paris VI.

Universidad National Autónoma de Mexico.

University of San Jose (Colloquium).

1st Joint congress of the Canadian and Mexican Mathematical Societies.

Workshop on Lie theory, Santa Cruz, California.

58th Algebra day, Ottawa.

École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

2005

Journes Solstice d'été: Groupes. Institute de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Paris.
American Mathematical Society national meeting, Atlanta.

XVI Coloquio latinoamericano de algebra, Uruguay.
University of Ottawa.
University of British Columbia.
The Fields Institute, Toronto.

2004

Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
International conference on non-associative algebras, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
International conference on Lie and Jordan algebras, Guaruya, Brazil.
"Lie day" at the University of Ottawa.
University of Virginia.
École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

2003

Conference on finite Lie algebras, BIRS, Banff.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
University of Calgary (Colloquium).
University of Madison at Wisconsin.

2002

École Normale Supérieure, Paris.
Workshop on Galois cohomology and algebraic groups, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Université de Lyon 1, France.
10th International conference on representations of algebras (ICAR), The Fields Institute, Toronto.
International conference on Lie and Jordan algebras , Guaruyá, Brasil.

Workshop on infinite dimensional Lie groups, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, Université de Montréal.

2001

Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay.
Canadian Mathematical Society winter meeting (Plenary talk), Toronto.

University of Toronto.
Canadian Mathematical Society summer meeting, Saskatoon.
McMaster University (Colloquium).

2000

Canadian Mathematical Society summer meeting, Hamilton.
Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London.
Joint meeting of the American and Canadian Mathematical Societies, Toronto.
University of Toronto.
The Fields Institute, Toronto.

1999

University of Virginia (Colloquium).
Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London.
Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.
Canadian Mathematical Society winter meeting.

 



OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2009

Organizer of the Algebra session of the 2nd Joint congress of the Canadian and Mexican Mathematical Societies, Vancouver.

2006

Organizer of the "Infinite dimensional Lie theory" Workshop at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach.

2006

Organizer of a special session on "Lie algebras and applications" at the AMS spring meeting, San Francisco.

2001-2005

Organizer of the "Applications of torsors to Galois cohomology and Lie theory" Workshop at BIRS, Banff.

2001-2005

Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Canadian Mathematical Society.

2001

Organizer of the "Aspects of symmetry" Conference on the occasion of Robert V. Moody's sixtieth birthday, Banff.

2000

Organizer of the "Infinite dimensional Lie theory and its applications" Workshop at The Fields Institute, Toronto.

2000

Organizer of the "Algebra 2000" Conference, Edmonton.

1997-2001

Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques, Université de Montréal.

1997

Organizer of a Lie theory session at the CMS winter meeting, Victoria.

1995

Coorganizer of the International conference in group theory, Banff.

1994

Organizer of the "4th Western Canada algebra meeting", Kananaskis.

1991

Organizer of a special session in Lie theory at the CMS winter meeting.

1988-1989

Reviewer for the Mathematical Review.