*New Perspectives in Topological Field Theories*

#### Posted by Urs Schreiber

This summer, August 27 - 31 (2012), the Center for Mathematical Physics in Hamburg hosts the coference:

**New Perspectives in Topological Field Theories**

From their **website**:

In this conference we will bring together researchers in mathematics and theoretical physics which are involved in recent developments related to topological field theories. Specifically, the topics covered are higher categories, Khovanov homology, non-compact Chern-Simons theory, and topological conformal field theory. The spectrum of topics is chosen to provide enough common ground between participants from these fields to stimulate intensive interaction. Namely, from a mathematical perspective, all topics are related to structures in representation theories and their categorifications. On the physics side, structures inspired or derived from string theory are the unifying link.

See here for further contact information.

Posted at March 16, 2012 6:17 PM UTC