Geometric representation theory and low-dimensional topology

10-14 June 2019

ICMS, The Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT

Scientific Organisers

  • Dan Freed, University of Texas, Austin
  • David Jordan, University of Edinburgh
  • Peter Samuelson, University of California, Riverside
  • Olivier Schiffmann, University of Paris-Sud, Orsay

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in topological field theory, geometric representation theory, mathematical physics, and algebraic combinatorics to report on recent progress and open questions at the intersection of these fields. In recent years, several independent research groups have raised the possibility of new 3- and 4-dimensional topological field theories tying together Khovanov-Rozansky knot homology, double affine Hecke algebras and elliptic Hall algebras, super Yang-Mills theory, Betti quantum geometric Langlands, and Hilbert schemes. As each of these topics constitutes a specialist field in its own right, it is essential that we bring researchers together to exchange ideas and insights.

In the week preceding this workshop, there will be a five-day residential summer school for junior participants, primarily aimed at Ph.D. students and post-docs. This will provide participants the necessary background material to comprehend and engage with the talks in the research conference.

This workshop is organised in partnership with the European Research Council and the National Science Foundation.

Invited speakers:

Mina Aganagic, University of California, Berkeley
Yuri Berest, Cornell University
Adrien Brochier, IMJ-PRG, Université Paris-Diderot
Ivan Cherednik, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tudor Dimofte, University of California, Davis
Pavel Etingof, MIT
John Francis, Northwestern University
Sergei Gukov, California Institute of Technology
Fabian Haiden, University of Miami
Anton Mellit, University of Vienna
Andrei Negut, MIT
Alexei Oblomkov, University of Massachusetts
Catharina Stroppel, University of Bonn
Du Pei, Caltech/Aarhus University
Pavel Safronov, University of Zurich
Laura Schaposnik, University of Illinois at Chicago
Claudia Scheimbauer, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Noah Snyder, Indiana University
Constantin Teleman, University of California, Berkeley
Harold Williams, University of California, Davis
Dimitri Wyss, Sorbonne Université

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Invited speakers were sent an email invitation from ICMS in early February.

The deadline for applications for the workshop has passed and all applicants have been informed of decisions. We are unable to accept late applications.