XX Oporto Meeting on Geometry, Topology and Physics

Jul 19 2012 - 09:00
Jul 22 2012 - 13:00
Venue: 

Mathematics Building, Faculty of Sciences, University of Oporto, Portugal

Short description of the event: 

The XX Oporto Meeting on Geometry, Topology and Physics will be held in
Oporto, Portugal, from July 19th to July 22nd, 2012. The main
theme of this year's special anniversary meeting will be

Noncommutative Geometry and Conformal Field Theory

with mini-courses given by our main speakers:

Jurgen Fuchs (Karlstad) - Characters and coends in conformal field theory
Terry Gannon (Alberta) - TBA
Yasuyuki Kawahigashi (Tokyo) - Superconformal Field Theory and Operator Algebras
Roberto Longo (Rome) - Operator Algebras and Boundary Quantum Field Theory

The talks are at the advanced graduate or postdoctoral level, and should
be of interest to all researchers wishing to learn about recent
developments in the overlap between geometry, topology and physics.
Interested participants are invited to submit titles and abstracts for
contributed talks relevant to the theme.

Organisers: David Evans (Cardiff) - Chairman
Miguel Costa (Oporto), Carlos Herdeiro (Aveiro), Marco Mackaay
(Algarve), Jose Mourao (IST, Lisbon), Roger Picken (IST, Lisbon),
Paulo Pinto (IST, Lisbon), Joao Nuno Tavares (Oporto)

Deadline: 30th April for registration and applications for support

Recently Oporto was awarded the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2012 by European Consumers Choice:
http://www.europeanconsumerschoice.org/travel/european-best-destination-...

The XXth Oporto Meeting is a satellite meeting of the 6th European Congress of Mathematics, Krakow, 2-7 July 2012,
and the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Physics, Aalborg 6-11 August 2012.