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February 15, 2008

Slides: L-Infinity Connections and Applications

Posted by Urs Schreiber

Next week I’ll be travelling through Great Britain.

Ezra Getzler has kindly invited me to speak at the London Geometry and Topology Seminar on Monday Feb 18.

After that I will take a train to Sheffield where I’ll meet Bruce Bartlett (and possibly Simon Willerton and Eugenia Cheng and …?) to chat about extended Chern-Simons TQFT (I, II, III).

Then on Wednesday Feb 20 I am invited to speak at the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group Seminar.

After that I go back to Sheffield to continue chatting with Bruce (and possibly Simon and Eugenia and …?).

I suppose I will give blackboard talks, but I like to prepare slides anyway.

L L_\infty-connections and applications to String- and Chern-Simons nn-transport
(slides, pdf article, arXiv, blog)

(The slides contain plenty of hyperlinks which allow you to navigate through them – and in particular to skip over various details. )

Of course there also are the closely related very extensive slides I prepared last time:

On String- and Chern-Simons nn-Transport
(pdf slides (long, don’t try to print!) , blog)

Next month, March 17, Gregory Ginot has kindly invited me to give a talk in Paris.

Then in April I will be travelling to bridge some time, first visiting Jens Fjelstad # then Stephan Stolz # and finally Jim Stasheff, before the summer starts, with its Trimester Program in Geometry and Physics in Bonn.

There, they still don’t seem to have a list of participants, and it was only yesterday that I learned that my co-author Hisham Sati will be at the program, too! That should give us the opportunity to work more intensely on Fivebrane structures, the followup to our L L_\infty-connections…

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