Amitsur Memorial Symposium 2020

The Amitsur Memorial Symposium is an annual conference in memory of Prof. Shimshon Avraham Amitsur, 1921–1994. It is hosted by a different institution each year since 1995.

The 27th Amitsur Memorial Symposium was originally planned to take place on the grounds of the Open University of Israel in Raanana. Instead, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was held online on June 24th and 25th.

Organizing Committee: Avinoam Mann, Gil Alon, Dani Szpruch, Elad Paran.

The recorded talks are available: Follow the links in the program below.


June 24th

17:00  Greetings by Gil Alon (The Open University of Israel). Video
17:10–18:10  Andrei Rapinchuk (University of Virginia), On the notion of genus for division algebras and algebraic groups. Abstract  Slides  Video
18:20–19:20  Lior Bary-Soroker (Tel Aviv Univesity), The Galois group of a trimmed exponential. Abstract  Video
19:30–20:30  Eli Aljadeff (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology), On Group Gradings on Division Algebras. Abstract  Video

June 25th

17:00–18:00  Raman Parimala (Emory University), Hasse principle for linear algebraic groups over 2-dimensional fields. Abstract  Video
18:10–19:10  Ido Efrat (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Filtrations of Profinite groups and Cohomological Operations. Abstract Video
19:20–20:30  Wine and Cheese – An informal session dedicated to mathematical and non-mathematical recollections of  Prof. Shimshon Avraham Amitsur. Video