Quantum symmetries: Tensor categories, Topological quantum field theories, Vertex algebras
|From||Monday 10th October 2022|
|To||Friday 04th November 2022|
|Location||Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada||Link|
This is a month-long program covering applications of category theory to various types of quantum field theory. There will be seven minicourses of various levels, ranging from graduate students to established researchers, and a one-week conference featuring talks from international leaders in these fields. The program is as follows:
- Week 1
Dmitri Nikshych (University Of New Hampshire): Braided fusion categories (5x1h).
Daniele Valeri (Sapienza Università di Roma): W-algebras and Lax operators (4×1.5h).
- Week 2
Anna Beliakova (University of Zurich): Algebraization of low-dimensional topology (4x1h).
Emily Peters (Loyola University Chicago): Diagrammatics in categories (5x1h).
Jethro van Ekeren (Universidade Federal Fluminense): Affine W-algebras (4×1.5h).
- Week 3
Conference: confirmed speakers include Tomoyuki Arakawa, Christian Blanchet, Emily Cliff, Boris Feigin, Jürgen Fuchs, Azat Gainutdinov, Cesar Galindo, Nathan Geer, Sergei Gukov, Theo Johnson-Freyd, Andrew Linshaw,
Susan Montgomery, Sonia Natale, Cris Negron, Eric Rowell, Christoph Schweigert, Noah Snyder, Helen Wong.
- Week 4
Simon Lentner (University Hamburg): Modular tensor categories, quantum groups and vertex algebras (4×1.5h).
Du Pei (Harvard University): VOAs from higher-dimensional QFTs (4×1.5h).