Buildings, Groups and Algebras

Ghent, 14 – 15 October 2005

A conference in honour of Jacques Tits
on the occasion of his 75th birthday

Organizers: B. Mühlherr and H. Van Maldeghem

First Announcement

Dear colleague,

On the occasion of the 75th birthday of Jacques Tits we organize a conference in Gent. This conference will start on Friday, October 14 in the afternoon, and end in the early afternoon on Saturday, October 15. Each day there will be three one-hour lectures. We are happy that the following speakers agreed to give a talk:

Pierre-Emmanuel Caprace (Bruxelles)

Tom De Medts (Gent)

Gopal Prasad (Ann Arbor)

Bertrand Rémy (Lyon)

Jean-Pierre Serre (Paris)

Richard Weiss (Boston)

There will be no registration fee. A conference dinner will be organized on Friday evening.

If you want to receive the second announcement (beginning of July) with more details details about the programme, accomodation, travel information, etc., please send an email to

You may also wish to visit the homepage of the conference, which is

which will be updated from time to time.

Bernhard Műhlherr & Hendrik Van Maldeghem