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Workshop

Emergent Geometries from Strings and Quantum Fields

Mar 30, 2020 - May 08, 2020

Apply (deadline: Oct 31, 2019 )


Abstract
The workshop gathers experts on the main geometric structures emerging from string and field theories, in particular: Poisson geometry, noncommutative geometries, generalized geometries and open/closed string inspired (non)geometries, complex and Kaehler geometry, algebraic and super geometry, 3d quantum geometries. It aims at further interconnecting these researches thus paving the way to physical applications. Topological field theories, T- and U-dualities, supersymmetric field theories, superstrings, string field theory is a non-exhaustive list of topics where these new geometric tools emerged and inspired new directions. The expected outcome is a deeper understanding of the relations between geometry and physics, and ultimately advancements in the quantum structure of spacetime emerging from theories of fields and strings.

Tentative Schedule

1st week: Review Lectures
2nd week: running workshop
3rd week: running workshop
4th week: Conference week
5th week: running workshop
6th week: running workshop

Topics
- Homotopical methods in Quantum Field Theory
- Noncommutative and higher Geometries
- Quantum Geometry and Topological Field Theories
- Algebraic and Super Geometry

Organizers
Paolo Aschieri, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale
Francesco Bonechi, I.N.F.N., Sezione di Firenze
Alberto Cattaneo, Zurich University
Ron Donagi,University of Pennsylvania
Pietro Antonio Grassi, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale
Catherine Meusburger, Erlangen-Nuremberg University
Richard Szabo, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Contact
francesco.bonechi@fi.infn.it