Symmetry, Invariants, and their Applications A Celebration of Peter Olver's 70th Birthday.

August 3-5, 2022, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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During his prolific career, Peter J. Olver played an important role in the development of symmetry group methods to differential equations, geometry, and applied mathematics. The purpose of the conference "Symmetry, Invariants, and their Applications: A Celebration of Peter Olver's 70th Birthday" is to bring together leading experts, promising younger researchers, and graduate students from around the world to assess the rapid advances occurring in the field of symmetries and invariants, and evaluate the most promising directions of future developments. The topics to be addressed during the conference are as follows:

Welcome information

Here is a link to information about the Chase building and campus maps: Campus maps

Please also see the following document for important local information: Welcome information

Conference program

The program for this workshop can be found here: Program

Confirmed list of participants (underlined participants made slides available)



If you are interested in participating in this conference, please fill out the following registration form:

Register here

Note that a $25 registration fee will be due upon registration to partially offset local expenses.


Local Information

Covid Information. Nova Scotia and Canada are gradually easing sanitary restrictions and we expect to be able to hold a fully in-person conference. For more information and travel requirements, please visit

Nova Scotia Coronavirus information

Canada Coronavirus information

Covid tests. Covid-19 Antigen or PCR Tests for international travel can be done:

Close to campus

At the airport

In Halifax

Accommodation (Hotels). We have reserved a block of 20 rooms at the Atlantica hotel at a rate of $135/night + taxes for August 2 - 6 (4 nights). The rate is available through June 24. After that date, the hotel will charge the market rate, subject to room availability. To reserve, call 1-(888)-810-7288 and mention the Dalhousie Department of Mathematics block.

In addition to Atlantica, two nearby hotels of interest are the

Lord Nelson

Garden South Park Inn

Accommodation (Residences). For a close and affordable option, one can also stay in the Dalhousie University student dorms

Dalhousie residences

Transportation. The workshop will organize airport shuttles on August 2 (arrival) and August 6 (departure). Please contact robert.milson@dal.ca with your flight information to reserve space on a shuttle.

If you want to organize your own transportation, there are several ground transportation options from Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Downtown Halifax. More information can be found here:

Airport transport

Food. Information about where to eat can be found here:

Food options

Things to do. For a list of things to do in the Halifax area in the summer, see Things to do.

Child care. If the participant needs access to a childcare center during the conference, there are multiple options. We leave it to the participant to contact providers.

Childcare options



If you are interested in getting more information about this conference, please contact one of the local organizers:

  • Alex Bihlo (Memorial University), abihlo@mun.ca.
  • Mark Fels (Utah State), mark.fels@usu.edu.
  • Irina Kogan (North Carolina State), iakogano@ncsu.edu.
  • Robert Milson (Dalhousie University), robert.milson@hey.com.
  • Francis Valiquette (Monmouth University), fvalique@monmouth.edu.