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Workshop on Topological Aspects of Quantum Field Theories
(14 - 18 January 2013)

 

Organizing Committee · Visitors and Participants · Overview · Activities · Venue

 

 Organizing Committee



 Visitors and Participants

 

 

 Overview

 

In recent years, the interplay between algebraic topology and theoretical physics, in particular quantum field theories and string theory, has played a significant role in the work of many researchers. The ideas from quantum field theories and string theories have profoundly influenced algebraic topology. There are several significant progresses in the past years.

 

This workshop will be focusing on, but not limited to, the following topics:

1) K theory, elliptic cohomology and various field theories;

2) String topology

 

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on the areas to communicate ideas and dig out the connections as well as stimulate possible research collaboration. The workshop will also provide opportunities to graduate students, both locally and internationally, to learn new progresses of the relevant fields as well as communicate with working mathematicians.


 Activities

 

In this 5-day workshop, there will be 4-5 lectures on each day.

 

Each of the following people will give a 3-lecture minicourse:


Monday, 14 Jan 2013

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:30am

Variants of analytic torsion and relation to TQFT
Mathai Varghese, The University of Adelaide, Australia

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Group Photo & Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

Gerbes with connections I
Konrad Waldorf, Universität Regensburg, Germany

12:00nn - 02:30pm

--- Lunch ---

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Factorization algebras I
Owen Gwilliam, University of California at Berkeley, USA

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Scanning and the homotopy type of bordism categories I
Søren Galatius, Stanford University, USA

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Discussion

Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:30am

Twisted K-homology of CW-complexes
Alan Carey, Australian National University, Australia

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

Gerbes with connections II
Konrad Waldorf, Universität Regensburg, Germany

12:00nn - 02:30pm

--- Lunch ---

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Factorization algebras II
Owen Gwilliam, University of California at Berkeley, USA

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Scanning and the homotopy type of bordism categories II
Søren Galatius, Stanford University, USA

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Discussion

Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:30am

Topological field theories and the homotopy groups of spheres.
Michael Hopkins, Harvard University, USA

10:30am - 10:40am

--- Break ---

10:40am - 11:40am

Gerbes with connections III
Konrad Waldorf, Universität Regensburg, Germany

11:40am - 11:50am

--- Break ---

11:50am - 12:50pm

Higher Chern-Simons theory I
Urs Schreiber, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

12:50pm - 02:30pm

--- Lunch Reception at IMS ---

02:30pm - 06:00pm

Excursion (Gardens by the Bay)
(Volunteer and self-paid)

06:30pm - 09:30pm

Dinner at East Coast Seafood Center
(Volunteer and self-paid)

Thursday, 17 Jan 2013

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:30am

Asymptotics of analytic torsion
Weiping Zhang, Nankai University, China

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

Higher Chern-Simons theory II
Urs Schreiber, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

12:00nn - 02:30pm

--- Lunch ---

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Factorization algebras III
Owen Gwilliam, University of California at Berkeley, USA

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Scanning and the homotopy type of bordism categories III
Søren Galatius, Stanford University, USA

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Discussion

Friday, 18 Jan 2013

09:15am - 09:30am

Registration

09:30am - 10:30am

Invertible Klein TQFTs
Ulrike Tillmann, Oxford University, UK

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:00nn

Higher Chern-Simons theory III
Urs Schreiber, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

12:00nn - 02:30pm

--- Lunch ---

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Supersymmetric sigma models, elliptic cohomology and the Witten genus
Dan Berwick-Evans, University of California at Berkeley, USA

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Higher string topology via Hochschild homology
Nathalie Wahl, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Discussion

 


Students and researchers who are interested in attending these activities are requested to complete the online registration form.

The following do not need to register:

  • Those invited to participate.


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