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April 16, 2012

Research Network String Geometry

Posted by Urs Schreiber

We had applied with the DFG – the German Research Foundation – for a research network on String Geometry. They have granted it, see:

Research Network String Geometry .

This is about the higher differential geometry of string structures and differential string structures.

A more detailed project discription is at the above webpage behind the link Mission.

The network members are Bas Janssen, Thomas Nikolaus, Ulrich Pennig, Konrad Waldorf, Christoph Wockel and myself.

We’ll now have get-togethers with invited guests and talks and discussion every now and then, which will be listed at the above webpage here. The first meeting is in May, at Hamburg University (probably without invited guests yet) featuring a reading course on index theory and talks on the foundations of String geometry.

I’ll try to report here on whatever report-worthy there may be.

Posted at April 16, 2012 1:32 PM UTC

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Re: Research Network String Geometry

Looks great - well done on the grant.

Posted by: Bruce Bartlett on April 17, 2012 12:59 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

From Poisson to String Geometry

The next event is this Workshop is the following.

  • From Poisson to String Geometry

    Erlangen (Germany)

    September 11-14, 2012

    workshop webpage

Description. Both, applications in mathematical physics and the study of Poisson geometry have lead to the consideration of higher categorical geometrical structures, for example higher generalizations of bundles. A profound source for such structures has been the study of sigma models, in particular in its application to the quantization of Poisson manifolds. We plan to bring together people working on Poisson geometry, on higher categorical structures and mathematical physicists. A direction that we want to emphasize for future research are higher categorical structures occurring in the description of geometric string structures.

Confirmed speakers include

  • Christian Becker
  • Larry Breen
  • Ulrich Bunke
  • Henrique Bursztyn
  • Marius Crainic
  • Giovanni Felder
  • Ezra Getzler
  • Gerd Laures
  • Pavel Mnev
  • Jouko Mickelsson
  • Michael Murray
  • Dmitry Roytenberg
  • Christopher Schommer-Pries
  • Danny Stevenson
  • Tilmann Wurzbacher
  • Marco Zambon
Posted by: Urs Schreiber on June 25, 2012 5:44 PM | Permalink | Reply to this
Read the post From Poisson To String Geometry
Weblog: The n-Category Café
Excerpt: A conference in Erlangen on Poisson geometry, String geometry, and some relations.
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Re: Research Network String Geometry

I am told by my browser that I do not have permission to look at the Research Network pages behind this links given above.

Posted by: David Roberts on October 4, 2012 5:30 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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