From Poisson to String Geometry


Department Mathematik, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Erlangen, September 11 - 14 2012



Photo Workshop

Photograph by Johanna Kulzer


Scientific Objective

Both, applications in mathematical physics and the study of Poisson geometry have lead to the consideration of higher categorical geometrical structures, for example higher generalizations of bundles. A profound source for such structures has been the study of sigma models, in particular in its application to the quantization of Poisson manifolds. We plan to bring together people working on Poisson geometry, on higher categorical structures and mathematical physicists. A direction that we want to emphasize for future research are higher categorical structures occurring in the description of geometric string structures.


Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Christian Becker, Universität Potsdam
  • Lawrence Breen, Université Paris 13
  • Ulrich Bunke, Universität Regensburg
  • Henrique Bursztyn, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro
  • Marius Crainic, Utrecht University
  • Giovanni Felder, ETH Zürich
  • Ezra Getzler, Northwestern University
  • Gerd Laures, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Pavel Mnev, ETH Zürich
  • Jouko Mickelsson, University of Helsinki
  • Dmitry Roytenberg, University of Nijmegen / Utrecht University
  • Urs Schreiber, Utrecht University
  • Danny Stevenson, University of Glasgow
  • Christian Voigt, University of Glasgow
  • Tilmann Wurzbacher, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Marco Zambon, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, ICMAT


Organisers


Travel and Location

The workshop will take place in Erlangen, which is a university town in the south-east of Germany in the region of Franconia. It is easy to reach by a combination of air and train travel. For detailed travel instructions, see our travel and directions page. The conference venue is the Department of Mathematics, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Cauerstraße 11, 91058 Erlangen. (Map, Campus Map ) The talks will take place in the lecture theatre Hörsaal 13 on the first floor.


Support

This workshop is an activity of the Research Network String Geometry and the Emerging Fields Project Quantum Geometry and funded by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg via its Emerging Fields Programme.


Local Organisers

Conference secretaryLocal organising committee
Johanna Kulzer
Department Mathematik
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Cauerstraße 11
91058 Erlangen
Germany

Tel: 0049 9131 85 67035
Fax: 0049 9131 85 67036
Johanna.Kulzer@math.uni-erlangen.de
Catherine Meusburger
Department Mathematik
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Cauerstraße 11
91058 Erlangen
Germany

Tel: 0049 9131 85 67034
Fax: 0049 9131 85 67036
Catherine.Meusburger@math.uni-erlangen.de


Kristina Giesel
Institut für Theoretische Physik
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Klaus Mecke
Institut für Theoretische Physik
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Karl Hermann Neeb
Department Mathematik
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Thomas Thiemann
Institut für Theoretische Physik
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Stefan Waldmann
Department Mathematik
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg