Friday October 26, 2012, a day in memory of

            T.A. Springer (1926-2011)

           Please find here the text of the reminiscences of Jan R. Strooker

                                     pronounced at this occasion.



Morning: Went Building Blue Room

10:00-11:00  Corrado de Concini (Sapienza, Rome):

    Steinberg section and branching rules

11:30-12:30  Michel Brion (Grenoble):

    On algebraic semigroups and monoids

Afternoon: Minnaert Building Room 208

13:45-14:45  Eric Opdam (Univ. of Amsterdam):

   The missing representations

15:00-16:00  Arjeh Cohen (Eindhoven):

   Reflections on and in Springer's work


Jaap Murre (Leiden): Springer as a friend

Jan Strooker (Utrecht): Springer, teacher and colleague

16:45-18:00 Reception in the Library of the Wiskunde Building.

Note that the location of the morning lectures differs from the one of the afternoon activities. Information on how to get there can be found on this map.

As of 18:30 a buffet will take place in the Faculty Club of the University for 25 € p.p. and for which you may register by sending an email to, preferably by October 19. Although the day program can be attended without registration, it is helpful for the organization if you use this email address also to inform us that you are planning to come.