### Poisson-Sigma Models, Lie Algebroids, Deformations and Higher Analogues in Vienna

#### Posted by Urs Schreiber

This summer the Erwin-Schrödinger Institute in Vienna hosts a program

Poisson Sigma Models, Lie Algebroids, Deformations and Higher Analogues

Organizers: H. Bursztyn, H. Grosse and T. Strobl

August 1 to September 30, 2007

There seems to be no web page with further details yet.

The list of topics in the title are related to the stuff I was blogging about almost two years ago on the String Coffee Table:

PSM and Algebroids, Part I

PSM and Algebroids, Part II

PSM and Algebroids, Part III

PSM and Algebroids, Part IV

PSM and Algebroids, Part V.

I will spend a period of two weeks in the time Aug 1 to Sept 30 in Vienna, still having to decide which two weeks exactly. If any other $n$-Café-reader will be there, too, we could maybe coordinate our visits. Just drop me an email, if so.

The ESI is a great place to stay. With blackboards even in the bathrooms. I was there once, last year, and blogged about it here:

Workshop on Gerbes, Groupoids and QFT

ESI Workshop on Homological Mirror Symmetry

Castellani on FDA in SuGra: gauge 3-group of M-Theory

Kontsevich Lectures on Mirror Symmetry, I

Pantev on Langlands, I

Kapustin on SYM, Mirror Symmetry and Langlands, I

Soibelman on NCG of CFT and Mirror Symmetry

Sharpe on Derived Categories and Strings on Stacks

## Re: Poisson-Sigma Models, Lie Algebroids, Deformations and Higher Analogues in Vienna

I’ve been invited to speak at this get-together, so it would be nice to see you there. I haven’t worked out my schedule yet. I definitely can’t come before August 9th, and Bob Coecke has invited me to speak on categorical quantum logic from the 10th to the 12th, which seems awfully tempting. Then I’m free ‘til September 10th, when I’m visiting Sheffield for the British Topology Meeting — and thus Bruce Bartlett, and Eugenia Cheng!

So, there’s an interval August 12 - September 10 when I can do whatever I want, modulo the fact that I’m married. This means Lisa and I will mainly reside in Greenwich, England, where we’ll be housesitting for a friend. But, I’d like to visit the ESI for a portion of that interval.

(Of course “modulo” is the wrong word, since my motion is constrained to a subspace, not a quotient space. But, mathematicians think it’s cool to say “modulo”.)