Geometric and Categorical Aspects of CFTs (18w5131)

Arriving in Oaxaca, Mexico Sunday, September 23 and departing Friday September 28, 2018


(Max Planck Institute for Mathematics)

Jorgen Ellegaard Andersen (Aarhus University)

(University of Melbourne)

(Mathematisch Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Geometric and Categorical Aspects of CFTs" workshop from September 23rd to September 28th, 2018.

This workshop aims to be a melting pot for researchers (with such varied profiles as algebraic geometers, quantum topologists, category and representation theorists) working on geometrical and categorical approaches to conformal field theories. We will focus on 2 main areas and their numerous interactions: (1) representation theory of VOA and beyond MTCs ; (2) CohFTs and their generalizations coming from geometry via Chern character. There is an essential need for unification and diffusion of knowledge across these communities, issuing from the diversity of algebraic structures and sources of examples and motivation from geometry, and we expect this workshop to build strong bridges between them.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT.