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Lessons from conformal field theory

June 8-9, 2017
Hamburg

Conformal field theory, in particular in two dimensions, is an important source of inspiration and insight at the interface of mathematics and physics. It is closely connected to another such brigding topic, topological quantum field theory, and the better understanding of their interplay resulted in important advances on both sides. Many people, including Jürgen Fuchs, who, by a pure coincidence, turns 60 this year, have made key contributions to these fields.

This conference is funded by the Research Training Group 1670 "Mathematics inspired by string theory and quantum field theory". It is a joint activity of the Research Training Group 1670, and the Center for Mathematical Physics Hamburg.

List of speakers

  • Terry Gannon (Univ. of Alberta, Canada)
  • Albrecht Klemm (Bonn University, Germany)
  • Gregor Masbaum (Jussieu, Paris, France)
  • Victor Ostrik (Univ. of Oregon, USA)
  • Nicolai Reshetikhin (Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Bert Schellekens (NIKHEF, Netherlands)
  • Alexei Semikhatov (Lebedev Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia)
  • Joost Slingerland (Maynooth University, Ireland)
  • Yinhuo Zhang (Univ. Hasselt, Belgium)

Program

The conference will start Thursday, 8.6, in the morning and end on Friday, 9.6, in the early afternoon. The detailed schedule will be announced later.

Registration

To help us organise the event, it would be kind if you could send a short email to rtg1670.office@math.uni-hamburg.de if you are planning to attend.

Venue

The conference will take place in the Hörsaal H2 of the Department of Mathematics, Bundesstr. 55, of the University of Hamburg. Here is a map. The closest metro station is "Schlump" on the red line U2 and the yellow line U3. The train station "Sternschanze" (train lines S11, S21 and S31) is also in walking distance. Here is the website for public transport in Hamburg.

Accommodation

Here is a list of hotels.

Organisers

Ingo Runkel
Christoph Schweigert

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers here or here.
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