Geometry and Physics: Atiyah80
Apr 20, 2009 - Apr 22, 2009
Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh
Organisers
Name | Institution |
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Ellwood, David | Clay Mathematics Institute |
Ranicki, Andrew | University of Edinburgh |
Scientific Committee
Professor Simon Donaldson, FRS (Imperial College, London)
Professor Nigel Hitchin, FRS (Oxford)
Professor Frances Kirwan, FRS (Oxford)
Professor Graeme Segal, FRS (Oxford)
Sir Michael Atiyah
(Image copyright of the Artist, Juliet Wood)
The workshop is planned to coincide with the 80th birthday on 22nd April 2009 of Sir Michael Atiyah PRS, PRSE, Fields and Abel Medallist, and undoubtedly the most influential British mathematician of the last 50 years.
Perhaps the most exciting interaction between physics and mathematics at the moment is in Quantum Field Theory and String Theory. The proposed workshop is intended to bring the world leaders in this interaction to ICMS; to exchange ideas, to give lectures to active practitioners in the fields and to announce their latest results.
Invited Speakers
Tom Bridgeland (Sheffield)
Robbert Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam)
Simon Donaldson (Imperial College, London)
Peter Higgs (Edinburgh)
Nigel Hitchin (Oxford)
Mike Hopkins (Harvard)
Frances Kirwan (Oxford)
Dusa McDuff (Stony Brook/Barnard)
David Saxon (Glasgow)
Graeme Segal (Oxford)
Paul Seidel (MIT)
Cumrun Vafa (Harvard)
Edward Witten (IAS, Princeton and CERN)
Honorary Speakers
Fritz Hirzebruch (Bonn)
Isadore Singer (MIT)
Supporting Institutions
EPSRC
LMS
EMS
Clay Mathematics Institute
Trinity College, Cambridge
NSF (for information about NSF funding, please click here)
Poster
Download a pdf of the conference poster for your noticeboard
Links
Biography, St.Andrews' MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive
Biographical material from Barcelona (PDF of 67.20 KB)
Abel Prize 2004
Arrangements
Andrew Ranicki's Workshop website
Andrew's website especially for the workshop has photos and downloads of interest for those who attended the workshop and the dinner.
Venue
The workshop was held in the new Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh.
Public Event
The Higgs boson: what, why, how?
Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh
Date and time: 21 April at 18.00
As part of this workshop there will be a a panel discussion organised jointly by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and ICMS. Sir Michael Atiyah will chair the meeting. Peter Higgs (Edinburgh) will speak on the origins of the concept of the eponymous boson. Edward Witten (IAS and CERN) will speak about the modern theory of the boson, and what is being tested at CERN. Professor Saxon (Glasgow) will outline the experimental challenges. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
Tickets will be available for most workshop participants. Additional tickets will be available through the RSE.
Post-graduate and Post-doc Event
Atiyah 80 Plus
Venue: 14 India Street, Edinburgh
Date and time: 23 April 9.30-17.30
To follow up on the workshop, the PG students of the University of Edinburgh are organizing a one-day event. Please follow the link above for more information and contact details.
"Science, Politics and Drama"
On April 23/24 the Royal Society of Edinburgh will be organizing a series of events entitled "Science, Politics and Drama" reflecting some of Sir Michael Atiyah's non-mathematical interests.
Registration
A registration fee is payable in advance and is a prerequisite for final acceptance.
Maps
A map of Pollock Halls, including the location of South Hall where the workshop dinner is held can be found here
Download a map of the location of the Informatics Forum here
Travel
Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.
Meals and Refreshments
Included meals: There will be breaks for refreshments between the talks, as detailed in the programme. A sandwich buffet lunch will be provided during the lunch breaks. The Monday evening wine reception and Wednesday night workshop dinner are also included.
Accommodation
You are asked to reserve your own accommodation. (Accommodation will be reserved for invited speakers).
Programme
Videos of lectures can be found at this website
Monday 20 April
08.30 - 09.45 | Registration and coffee |
09.45 - 10.00 | Sir Timothy O'Shea (Principal of University of Edinburgh) |
10.00 - 11.00 | Edward Witten (Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton and CERN) |
11.00 - 11.30 | Coffee |
11.30 - 12.30 | Nigel Hitchin (University of Oxford) |
12.30 - 14.30 | Lunch |
14.30 - 15.30 | Tom Bridgeland (University of Sheffield) |
15.30 - 16.00 | Coffee |
16.00 - 17.00 | Frances Kirwan (University of Oxford) |
17.00 - 19.00 | Reception |
Tuesday 21 April
10.00 - 11.00 | Mike Hopkins (Harvard University) |
11.00 - 11.30 | Coffee |
11.30 - 12.30 | Graeme Segal (University of Oxford) |
12.30 - 14.30 | Lunch |
14.30 - 15.30 | Dusa McDuff (Stony Brook/Barnard) |
15.30 - 16.00 | Coffee |
16.00 - 17.00 | Paul Seidel (MIT) |
18.00 - 19.30 | Higgs Boson panel discussion, Royal Society of Edinburgh |
Wednesday 22 April
10.00 - 11.00 | Cumrun Vafa (Harvard University) |
11.00 - 11.30 | Coffee |
11.30 - 12.30 | Simon Donaldson (Imperial College London) |
12.30 - 14.30 | Lunch |
14.30 - 15.30 | Robert Dijkgraaf(Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) |
15.30 - 16.00 | Coffee |
16.00 - 17.00 | Fritz Hirzebruch (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn) |
19.30 - Late | Dinner, South Hall |
More PDFs of talks will be made available here when they are received.
Presentations:
Presentation Details | |
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Bridgeland, Tom | |
Counting invariants and wall-crossing | |
View Abstract | |
Dijkgraaf, Robbert | |
Topological strings and quantum curves | |
View Abstract | |
Donaldson, Simon | |
Kahler-Einstein metrics and Geometric Quantisation | |
View Abstract | |
Hirzebruch, Friedrich | |
Reminiscences of the Fifties | |
Hitchin, Nigel | |
Hyperbolic monopoles and rational normal curves | |
Hopkins, Mike | |
Applications of algebra to a problem in topology | |
Kirwan, Frances | |
Geometric invariant theory for non-reductive group actions and applications via jet differentials | |
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McDuff, Dusa | |
Symplectic embeddings of $4$-dimensional ellipsoids | |
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Segal, Graeme | |
Noncommutative geometry and quantum field theory | |
Seidel, Paul | |
Homological mirror symmetry for the genus two surface | |
View Abstract | |
Vafa, Cumrun | |
Strings and the geometry of particle physics | |
View Abstract | |
Witten, Edward | |
Nahm's equations, the Bogomolny equation, and an application to Geometric Langlands | |
View Abstract |
Participants
Name | Institution |
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Abdelgadir, Tarig | University of Glasgow |
Abel, Mart | University of Tartu |
Abouzaid, Mohammed | Clay Mathematics Institute / MIT |
Adams-Florou, Spiros | University of Edinburgh |
Altalli, Rajaa | Northeastern University |
Alvarez-Consul, Luis | ICMAT Madrid |
Amazeen, Grétar | University of Edinburgh |
Atiyah, Sir Michael | University of Edinburgh |
Baird, Tom | University of Oxford |
Baker, Michael | University of Oxford |
Benavides Navarro, Jhon Jairo | University of Florence |
Bielawski, Roger | University of Leeds |
Borat, Ayse | University of Aberdeen |
Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre | CNRS-IHÉS |
Braden, Harry | University of Edinburgh |
Brandon, Lynn | Springer |
Bridgeland, Tom | University of Sheffield |
Brown, Nigel | University of Edinburgh |
Bruening, Jochen | Humboldt University of Berlin |
Byrne, Catriona | Springer |
Carqueville, Nils | King's College London |
Collins, Julia | University of Edinburgh |
Constantine, David | University of Michigan |
Culetu, Hristu | Ovidius University |
D'Avanzo, Antonella | University of Edinburgh |
Dancer, Andrew | University of Oxford |
Davison, Alexander | University of the Witwatersrand |
de Medeiros, Paul | University of Edinburgh |
Del Debbio, Luigi | Universty of Edinburgh |
Dhand, Vivek | Michigan State University |
Dijkgraaf, Robbert | University of Amsterdam |
Docherty, Pamela | University of Edinburgh |
Dodd, James | Anthem Corporate Finance |
Donaldson, Simon | Imperial College London |
Donovan, Will | Imperial College London |
Dupont, Johan | Aarhus University |
Evans, David | Cardiff University |
Evans, Jonathan | University of Cambridge |
Feigin, Misha | University of Glasgow |
Ferapontov, Evgeny | Loughborough University |
Ferreira, Ana | University of Oxford |
Figueroa-O'Farrill, José | University of Edinburgh |
Fine, Joel | Université Libre de Bruxelles |
Fourman, Michael | University of Edinburgh |
Franco, Emilio | CSIC (Spain) |
Furness, Peter | Peter Furness Limited |
Gabella, Maxime | University of Oxford |
Galatius, Soren | Stanford University |
Garcia Pulido, Ana Lucia | University of Warwick |
Garcia-Fernandez, Mario | ICMAT, CSIC |
Garcia-Prada, Oscar | CSIC-Madrid |
Gasparim, Elizabeth | University of Edinburgh |
Gate, Martin | MBDA |
George, Jacob | University of Manchester |
Giansiracusa, Jeffrey | Swansea University |
Goddard, Peter | Institute for Advanced Study |
Gordon, Iain | University of Edinburgh |
Gothen, Peter | University of Porto |
Grant, Mark | The University of Edinburgh |
Gray, Jeremy | Open University |
Greuel, Gert-Martin | Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach |
Gualtieri, Marco | University of Toronto |
Hambleton, Ian | McMaster University |
Haskins, Mark | Imperial College London |
Haydys, Andriy | University of Bielefeld |
Heinze, Joachim | Springer |
Hepworth, Richard | University of Aberdeen |
Hezlet, Susan | London Mathematical Society |
Higgs, Peter | University of Edinburgh |
Hill, Michael | University of Virginia |
Hirzebruch, Friedrich | Max Planck Institute for Mathematics |
Hitchin, Nigel | University of Oxford |
Holstein, Julian | University of Cambridge |
Hopkins, Mike | Harvard University |
Husain, Hafiz | University of Edinburgh |
Husemoller, Dale | Max Planck Institute for Mathematics |
James, Berian | University of Edinburgh |
Ji, Lizhen | University of Michigan |
Joachim, Michael | Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität |
Johnston, Des | Heriot-Watt University |
Kahle, Alexander | Georg-August University Göttingen |
Kakiichi, Koki | University of Edinburgh |
Kang, Hyosang | University of Michigan |
Karigiannis, Spiro | University of Waterloo |
Kennedy, Anthony | University of Edinburgh |
Kirwan, Frances | University of Oxford |
Knops, Robin | Heriot-Watt University |
Köppe, Thomas | University of Edinburgh |
Lee, Hwasung | University of Oxford |
Lenagan, Tom | University of Edinburgh |
Lenells, Jonatan | Baylor University |
Levikov, Filipp | University of Aberdeen |
Liu, Haitao | University of New Brunswick |
Logares, Marina | Universidade do Porto |
Lord Mackay, | |
Lu, Rongmin | University of Adelaide |
Luke, Glenys | University of Oxford |
Ma'u, Sikimeti | Massachusetts Institute of Technology |
Macintyre, Angus | Queen Mary University of London |
Maciocia, Antony | University of Edinburgh |
Manolescu, Ciprian | UCLA / University of Cambridge |
Manton, Nicholas | University of Cambridge |
Martens, Johan | University of Toronto |
Martin, Alexandre | University of Edinburgh |
Mason, Lionel | University of Oxford |
McDuff, Dusa | Barnard College, Columbia University |
McGerty, Kevin | University of Oxford |
McKay, Benjamin | University College Cork |
McTague, Carl | University of Southampton |
Meachan, Ciaran | University of Edinburgh |
Mendez-Escobar, Elena | University of Edinburgh |
Morava, Jack | The Johns Hopkins University |
Murray, Michael | University of Adelaide |
Nappi, Chiara | Princeton University |
Newstead, Ann | University of Liverpool |
Newstead, Peter | University of Liverpool |
Owens, Brendan | University of Glasgow |
Panov, Dmitri | Kings College London |
Picken, Roger | Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon |
Plansangkate, Prim | University of Cambridge |
Pokorny, Florian | University of Edinburgh |
Powell, Mark | University of Edinburgh |
Ranicki, Andrew | University of Edinburgh |
Raynor, Sophie | University of Leiden |
Rees, Elmer | University of Bristol |
Reintjes, Moritz | University of California Davis |
Reynolds, Paul | University of Edinburgh |
Ritter, Patricia | University of Edinburgh |
Roe, John | Penn State University |
Ross, Julius | University of Cambridge |
Rubio, Roberto | Institute for the Mathematical Sciences |
Saxon, David | University of Glasgow |
Schaposnik, Laura | University of Oxford |
Scheithauer, Nils | Technische Universität Darmstadt |
Schlueter, Dirk | University of Oxford |
Segal, Ed | Imperial College London |
Segal, Graeme | University of Oxford |
Seidel, Paul | Massachusetts Institute of Technology |
Sepe, Daniele | University of Edinburgh |
Serman, Olivier | Laboratoire Paul Painlevé |
Shannon, Alexander | University of Cambridge |
Siegel, Paul | Pennsylvania State University |
Sinclair, Allan | University of Edinburgh |
Singer, Isadore | Massachusetts Institute of Technology |
Singer, Michael | University College London |
Smith, Graham | CRM, Barcelona |
Smith, Ivan | University of Cambridge |
Spencer, Christopher | University of Edinburgh |
Stevenson, Daniel | University of Glasgow |
Sutherland, Tom | University of Sheffield |
Szablikowski, Blazej | University of Glasgow |
Szabo, Richard | Heriot-Watt University |
Teh, Jyh-Haur | National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan |
Thomas, Richard | Imperial College London |
Toland, John | Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences |
Unwin, James | University of Oxford |
Uuye, Otgonbayar | University of Cardiff |
Vafa, Cumrun | Harvard University |
Valentino, Alessandro | Georg-August University Göttingen |
Vasilyev, Vladimir | Bryansk State University |
Veselov, Alexander | University of Loughborough |
Walker, Alan | University of Edinburgh |
Wallace, David | Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences |
Wendland, Katrin | Universität Freiburg |
Willerton, Simon | University of Sheffield |
Wilson, Pelham | University of Cambridge |
Witten, Edward | Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, CERN |
Woit, Peter | Columbia University |
Xambo, Sebastia | Polytechnic University of Catalonia |