And there will the opportunity to present a contributed talk!

Aim of the Conference

The conference "Groups and Rings talking: Conference in Honor of Ángel del Río's 60th Birthday" will be held at the University of Murcia, Spain. The international conference will celebrate the contributions of Ángel del Río in the areas of ring theory, group theory, group rings and their applications in other areas of mathematics.

There will be the possibility for participants to present a contributed talk. Please indicate when registering, if you would be interested to do so by May 1st.


The talks will begin Friday morning, June 19th, and finish on Saturday, June 20th. Arrival is expected on Thursday June 18th. The week after, the algebra group of the University of Murcia will organize another conference Algebraic Structures and Applications (ASA2020) which might be of interest to those attending.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate and write to us: grt2020@um.es

  • The registration is open now.
  • A poster is available here.
  • A link to our sister conference the week after.
  • Eli Aljadeff (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • José Joaquín Bernal
  • Mauricio Caicedo (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Ferran Cedó (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, Spain)
  • Àngel GarcÍa Blàzquez (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Jairo Z. Goncalves (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Allen Herman (Univeristy of Regina, Canada)
  • Eric Jespers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Ann Kiefer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Wolfgang Kimmerle (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Sugandha Maheshwary (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India)
  • Leo Margolis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Gabriela Olteanu (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
  • Ángel del Río (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Manuel Ruiz (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Mariano Serrano
  • Juan Jacobo Simón (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Pavel Zalesskii (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)

Scientific committee

Eric Jespers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Leo Margolis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Manuel Ruiz (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)

local organizers

José Joaquín Bernal
Àngel García Blàzquez
Mariano Serrano
Juan Jacobo Simón


The registration is open now. To register please send an e-mail to: grt2020@um.es.

Please indicate if you would have interest in giving a contributed talk. Consider also registering for Algebraic Structures and Applications (ASA2020) the week after.

If you would like one of the pre-reserved rooms in the hotel El Churra, where the speakers will be staying, please write an e-mail to jesusmartinez@viajescombos.com with subject GRT2020.

Event schedule

A detailed schedule will appear here at a reasonable moment.


There are many good, not expensive hotels in the city of Murcia. The speakers of the conference will be located in the hotel El Churra and there will be further rooms reserved for participants which can be booked on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in booking such a room please send an e-mail to jesusmartinez@viajescombos.com with subject GRT2020.
The center of Murcia is not big and completely accesible by foot. A direct tram to the University of Murcia, where the conference will take place, departs from Plaza Circular.

Here are some links with interesting sites in Murcia and its surroundings.


For international arrivals the airport of Alicante is the closest airport. From there buses are available to the city of Murcia. The bus ride takes about one hour and a schedule is available here. To take the bus to Murcia exit the airport and walk right until you reach the bus stop at the end of the sidewalk. A ticket can be bought directly at the bus stop. Note that the last bus on Thursdays already departs at 21:15h.
In case you can not take the bus, a taxi from the airport to the city of Murcia costs around 120 Euros. Murcia is connected by train and bus with most Spanish cities, please check the websites of Renfe and ALSA for more information.

Coordinates of the conference site:

Departamento de Matemáticas
Facultad de Matemáticas
Universidad de Murcia
Murcia 30100