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Master class and Workshop on Topological Quantum Field Theories


 

FINAL INFORMATION 

 

-Final information document

 
DESCRIPTION 

 

 

The study of Topological Quantum Field Theories (TQFT's) is one of the presently most active areas of research in the interplay between geometry and physics. It has relations with many other different branches of geometry and algebra. This Master Class and Workshop will be devoted to the interplay between TQFT's and low dimensional topology.
The Master Class will be devoted to the Isomorphism between the Combinatorial and the Conformal Field Theory Construction of TQFT, recently proved by J. Andersen and K. Ueno.
The workshop will be devoted to the following topics:
- TQFT integrals and applications to the mapping class group
- Geometric approximation to TQFT's and the Adersen-Ueno isomorphism, with applications to moduli spaces and geometric theory of groups.
- The volume conjecture and its relation to the hyperbolic geometry of 3-folds
- The AJ conjecture and the asymptotic behaviour of semi-classic TQFT's
- Quantum Teichmüller theory and TQFT's for non compact gauge groups

 

MASTER CLASS ON THE ISOMORPHISM BETWEEN THE COMBINATORIAL AND THE CFT CONSTRUCTION OF TQFT 

 

April 19, 20 and 23, 2012 at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain

Master Class on the Isomorphism between the Combinatorial and the Conformal Field Theory Construction of TQFT

 

 LIST OF SPEAKERS

 

Joergen Ellegaard Andersen, QGM, Aarhus
Gregor Masbaum, IMJ, Université de Paris 6
Christian Pauly, Université de Nice, France

WORKSHOP ON TOPOLOGICAL QUANTUM FIELD THEORIES 

 

 April 24 to 27, 2012 at the IMUB, Universitat de Barcelona

 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, QGM, Aarhus
Gregor Masbaum, IMJ, Université de Paris 6

LIST OF SPEAKERS 

 

Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, QGM, Aarhus
François Costantino, Strasbourg, France
Benjamin Himpel, QGM, Aarhus
Rinat Kashaev, Université de Geneve
Thang T. Q. Le, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Gregor Masbaum, IMJ, Université de Paris 6
Brendan McLellan, QGM, Aarhus
Bertrand Patureau-Mirand, Université Bretagne-Sud, Vannes, France
Christian Pauly, Université de Nice, France
Ramanujan Santharoubane, IMJ, Université Paris 6

 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANTS

 

Funding for graduate students and postdocs from US institutions is available through a grant from the US National Science Foundation.
Contact Steven Bradlow at bradlow@illinois.edu for more information.

 REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

 

 

CRM research visitors conducting an invited visit during the time of this scientific event do not need to register through the web page. To be on the list of participants, please contact Núria Hernandez (nhernandez@crm.cat).
 

 

Registration fee to the Master Class on TQFT’s: 30 Euros
Registration fee to the Workshop on TQFT’s: 40 Euros
Registration fee to both Master Class and Workshop on TQFT’s: 70 Euros
Extended deadline for Registration and Payment: April 15, 2012

* Registration includes: Participation to the lectures, documentation package, and the coffee breaks.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION 

 

Participants are encouraged to book their lodging as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact the CRM Administration.