June 28, 2007

Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

Posted by Urs Schreiber

In September, the following conference will take place:

Categories in Geometry and Physics
September 24-28, 2007
at MedILS, Split, Croatia,

organized by Zoran Škoda and Igor Baković.

Requests for possible attendance should be promptly emailed to zskoda at irb.hr.

The preliminary list of invited participants:

N. Durov – Russia, St Petersburg
U. Schreiber – Germany, Hamburg
A. L. Rosenberg – USA, Manhattan, Kansas
M. Kontsevich – France, Bures-sur-Yvette
A. Neeman – Australia, Canberra
T. Brzezinski – UK, Swansea
J-L. Loday – France, Strasbourgh
N. Baas – Norway, Trondheim
F. Muro – Spain, Barcelona
L. Breen – France, Paris
P. Severa – Slovakia, Brno
I. Moerdijk – Netherlands, Utrecht
J. Mrčun – Slovenia, Ljubljana
S. Mardesic – Croatia, Zagreb
C. MacKenzie – UK , Sheffield
V. Lyubashenko – Ukraine, Kiev
M. Batanin – Australia, Sidney
P. May – USA, Chicago
T. Maszczyk – Poland, Warszawa
O. Manzyuk – Ukraine, Kiev
T. Leinster – UK, Glasgow

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Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

I’ve been unable to find the homepage for this conference. Any hints?

Posted by: Henning on July 17, 2007 8:16 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

I’ve been unable to find the homepage for this conference. Any hints?

I am being told that the page is still to appear. But apparently not before the next two weeks.

Posted by: Urs Schreiber on July 21, 2007 11:30 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

A provisional webpage for this conference is now here.

Posted by: Urs Schreiber on August 6, 2007 10:14 AM | Permalink | Reply to this
Weblog: The n-Category Café
Excerpt: A conference on groupoids.
Tracked: September 14, 2007 5:57 PM
Read the post Obstructions, tangent categories and Lie n-tegration
Weblog: The n-Category Café
Excerpt: Thoughts on n-bundle theory in terms of Lie n-algebras.
Tracked: September 24, 2007 10:00 PM
Read the post An Invitation to Higher Dimensional Mathematics and Physics
Weblog: The n-Category Café
Excerpt: A public talk supposed to illustrate some of the basic reasoning underlying higher dimensional algebra.
Tracked: September 25, 2007 6:00 PM
Read the post Detecting Higher Order Necklaces
Weblog: The n-Category Café
Excerpt: Nils Baas on higher order structures,Enrico Vitale on weak cokernels and a speculation on weak Lie n-algebras triggered by discussion with Pavol Severa.
Tracked: September 28, 2007 12:44 AM

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

The conference - which was fantastic! - attracted an amazing amount of press attention. Urs stars in this article, and if you look in the box in the bottom-right corner you’ll see a description of his activities as a blogovima at the $n$-Café.

I get a quick mention in the fourth column… or do I? They refer to a britanski matematicar, but name my doppelgänger. The Croatian public will be terribly confused.

Posted by: Tom Leinster on October 17, 2007 1:30 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

What is a “blogovima”? I wish I could read the article :)

Posted by: Eric on October 17, 2007 4:51 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

A blogger, I guess. But my Croatian’s no better than yours.

Posted by: Tom Leinster on October 17, 2007 2:15 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

The doppelgaenger is Thomas Leistner, recently ex-Adelaide ;)
Imagine my excitement as a beginning graduate student that TL was at my university - then I checked the spelling…

Posted by: David Roberts on October 17, 2007 5:22 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

This is great… Urs looks cool! Blogovima is such a nice word too. Too bad for Tom ;-) You guys sort of look like you’re in a rock band:

Posted by: Bruce Bartlett on October 17, 2007 10:57 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

Ocean’s 11 came to mind…

Posted by: David Roberts on October 18, 2007 3:15 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

Zoran tells me that somewhere also the TV recordings they made appeared on Croatian TV. Apparently one could see there Maxim Kontsevich saying that objects in math are more interesting than objects in real life, and also me saying that the way to make math accessible to students is to connect them to real life (well, to (high energy) physics, as far as most of the math we were talking about is concerned).

So I guess it all depends on what you count as your real life and how far you trust theoretical physicist’s speculations.

Posted by: Urs Schreiber on October 17, 2007 10:57 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

Urs, didn’t you see those TV clips? They’re here and here. Unfortunately (for those whose English is better than their Croatian) you can’t hear much of what either you or Kontsevich are saying before the Croatian voiceover kicks in, though little snippets peep through.

Posted by: Tom Leinster on October 17, 2007 2:14 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

Urs, didn’t you see those TV clips?

No, I hadn’t. How did you learn of their existence?

Will need to find a computer whose sound output isn’t broken, like mine…

Posted by: Urs Schreiber on October 17, 2007 4:02 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

I got an email from Duje Bonacci, the PR officer from the Institute Rudjer Boskovic who was at the conference. I’m surprised you didn’t get one too - it must have been an oversight.

Here’s the mail. (I’m too lazy to turn these into hyperlinks - you’ll have to cut and paste.)

Dear all,

thanx for the help with the media in Split, here is the full list of links
to the media clips about the Split conference:

Newspapers:
———–

1)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/09-2007/21-09-2007/Vjesnik%20večernje%20izdanje/Presscut_6843308.pdf

2)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/09-2007/23-09-2007/Novi%20list/Presscut_6851358.pdf

3)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/09-2007/25-09-2007/Vjesnik%20večernje%20izdanje/Presscut_6856572.pdf

4)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/09-2007/23-09-2007/Novi%20list/Presscut_6851358.pdf

5)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/09-2007/25-09-2007/Vjesnik%20večernje%20izdanje/Presscut_6856572.pdf

6)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/09-2007/25-09-2007/Novi%20list/Presscut_6857400.pdf

7)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/09-2007/25-09-2007/Poslovni%20dnevnik/Presscut_6857446.pdf

8)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/09-2007/25-09-2007/Slobodna%20Dalmacija/Presscut_6857642.pdf

9)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/09-2007/25-09-2007/Večernji%20list%20Dalmacija/Presscut_6859322.pdf

10)
http://www.presscut.hr/Web%20Sharing%20ZON/10-2007/07-10-2007/Novi%20list/Presscut_6910077.pdf

TV

1) http://www.presscut.hr/VIDEOCLIP/VideoClip_164221.wmv

2) http://www.presscut.hr/VIDEOCLIP/VideoClip_164296.wmv

—–

1) http://www.presscut.hr/AUDIOCLIP/AudioClip_163379.mp3

cheers!
duje

Posted by: Tom Leinster on October 17, 2007 5:34 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

I’m surprised you didn’t get one too

Hm, that worries me a little, because just yesterday I was getting the impression that there were emails from the catory theory mailing list which seemed to have circulated but never made it into my inbox. Hopefully it’s not the spam filter being overenthusiastic about its duties.

Posted by: Urs Schreiber on October 17, 2007 5:45 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

Boskovic!
Anyone want to know about him?

Posted by: jim stasheff on October 17, 2007 5:47 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

Boskovic! Anyone want to know about him?

I had visited Zoran Škoda and Igor Baković in Zagreb at Institute Rudjer Boskovic last year, but missed to inform me about Rudjer Boskovic himself. Would be intersted in what you have to say about him.

Posted by: Urs Schreiber on October 17, 2007 5:56 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Conference on Categories in Geometry and Physics

Yes!

Posted by: Tom Leinster on October 17, 2007 6:15 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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