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New Perspectives in Topological Field Theories

Center for Mathematical Physics, Hamburg

August 27 - 31, 2012

Theme of the conference

In this conference we will bring together researchers in mathematics and theoretical physics which are involved in recent developments related to topological field theories. Specifically, the topics covered are higher categories, Khovanov homology, non-compact Chern-Simons theory, and topological conformal field theory. The spectrum of topics is chosen to provide enough common ground between participants from these fields to stimulate intensive interaction. Namely, from a mathematical perspective, all topics are related to structures in representation theories and their categorifications. On the physics side, structures inspired or derived from string theory are the unifying link.

Provisorial List of Speakers

  • Jørgen Andersen (QGM, Aarhus University)
  • Dror Bar-Natan (University of Toronto)
  • John Barrett (University of Nottingham)
  • Nils Carqueville (LMU München)
  • Alberto Cattaneo (Universität Zürich)
  • Tudor Dimofte (IAS Princeton)
  • Sergei Gukov (Caltech)
  • Rinat Kashaev (Université de Genève)
  • Scott Morrison (Berkeley)
  • Hitoshi Murakami (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Hendryk Pfeiffer (University of British Columbia)
  • Ed Segal (Imperial College London)
  • Peter Teichner (MPI Bonn)
  • Masahito Yamazaki (Princeton University)

Here you can find the conference poster.


Please contact Christoph Wockel if you have any problem with the registration and/or webpage and Ingo Runkel for all kinds of organisational questions.


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