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March 16, 2007

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 nn-Café-reader will be there, too, we could maybe coordinate our visits. Just drop me an email, if so.

Posted at March 16, 2007 6:22 PM UTC

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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”.)

Posted by: John Baez on March 16, 2007 8:19 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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

So, there’s an interval August 12 - September 10 when I can do whatever I want

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll keep this time window in mind. Would very much enjoy seeing you in a more relaxed time frame than last time.

Posted by: urs on March 19, 2007 1:45 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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

I have now made my hotel reservation. I’ll be in Vienna

August 13th to August 26th, 2007 .

I am staying in “Pension Ani” (if I understood the ESI secretary correctly, that is…)

Posted by: urs on May 11, 2007 12:13 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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

I’m attempting to get a room at ‘Pension Ani’ from Saturday August 18th to Sunday August 26th. I’ll try to let you know if this works — I’m writing this now just in case I forget to tell you later!

I look forward to being more relaxed than I was when I saw you at the Fields Institute! You can never have much fun when you’re the host of the party.

Posted by: John Baez on May 14, 2007 6:39 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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

Now there is a web-page for this event.

Posted by: urs on May 4, 2007 4:47 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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

Here is the list of seminar talks, all taking place in the ESI Schrödinger lecture hall.

U. S. (Hamburg)

String and Chern-Simons Lie 3-Algebras, 2007 08 14, 09:30


Calin-I. Lazaroiu (Trinity College)

Open topological string theories, 2007 08 14, 11:00

Open topological string theories II, 2007 08 16, 09:30


Alexei Kotov (University of Luxembourg)

Dirac geometry and Dirac sigma models, 2007 08 15, 11:00

Dirac geometry and Dirac sigma models II, 2007 08 16, 11:00


Jae-Suk Park (Korea Institute for Advanced Studies)

Classical and quantum aspects of BV quantization, 2007 08 15, 09:30

Classical and quantum aspects of BV quantization II, 2007 08 17, 09:30


Hans-Christian Herbig (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

Deformation quantization of singular symplectic quotients, 2007 08 15, 16:30


Daniel Grumiller (TU-Wien)

Poisson-sigma model for two-dimensional gravity with non-metricity, 2007 08 17, 11:00


Martin Bojowald (Penn State University)

Toward a loop quantization of Poisson Sigma Models 2007 08 17, 16:30

Posted by: Urs Schreiber on August 9, 2007 2:21 PM | Permalink | Reply to this
Read the post String and Chern-Simons Lie 3-Algebras
Weblog: The n-Category Café
Excerpt: A talk on Chern-Simons Lie n-algebras.
Tracked: August 10, 2007 6:19 PM
Read the post On BV Quantization. Part I.
Weblog: The n-Category Café
Excerpt: On BV-formalism applied to Chern-Simons theory and its apparent relation to 3-functorial extentended QFT.
Tracked: August 17, 2007 10:06 PM
Read the post More on Tangent Categories
Weblog: The n-Category Café
Excerpt: More comments on the nature of tangent categories and their relation to the notion of shifted tangent bundles to differential graded spaces.
Tracked: August 21, 2007 10:47 AM
Read the post That Shift in Dimension
Weblog: The n-Category Café
Excerpt: What makes the Kontsevich-Cattaneo-Felder theorem tick? How can it be that an n-dimensional quantum field theory is encoded in an (n+1)-dimensional one?
Tracked: August 25, 2007 2:33 AM

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