### Homotopical Algebra with Applications to Mathematical Physics

#### Posted by Urs Schreiber

*guest post by Jim Stasheff*

We are organizing a special session at the 2009 Spring Southeastern Section Meeting in Raleigh, NC, during April 4-5, 2009:

Session Title: *Homotopical Algebra with Applications to Mathematical Physics*

Organizers:

Tom Lada, North Carolina State University, lada `at` math.ncsu.edu (Main Contact)

Jim Stasheff, UNC Chapel Hill, Emeritus, jds `at` math.upenn.edu

Various aspects of homotopy algebras such as $A_\infty$, $L_\infty$, and open-closed homotopy algebras are currently the object of research by a large number of mathematicians. These algebras are closely linked to a variety of topics in mathematical physics, for example, open string theory, closed string theory, gauge theory. This session will provide a forum for reports on current developments in both areas – algebraic structures as well as physical implications.

We particularly encourage graduate students to report on their current research on these topics. We hope to have at least one lecture that will present the overall picture that relates these subjects. If you are interested in giving such a survey, please let us know.

If you are interested, even provisionally, please respond to both of us. The official deadline for submitting an abstract to the AMS is —.

Posted at August 21, 2008 8:19 PM UTC