### Center for MathPhys Opening Colloquium in Hamburg

#### Posted by Urs Schreiber

I’ll move to Hamburg next week, where I start a postdoc position in Prof. Schweigert’s group.

There is a fairly new Center for Mathematical Physics which

[…] is a joint venture of DESY, the physics and the mathematics department of Hamburg University. It has been founded in December 2004. Its aim is to foster the activities in mathematical physics in Hamburg. These activities have a long standing tradition both at DESY and at the University. The main focus of its activity are

mathematical aspects of string theory and quantum field theory.

The center’s opening colloquium takes place on **October 20th-22nd**. The registration form is here.

Invited speakers are

* John Cardy

“SLE - a new way of thinking about Conformal Field Theory”

* Philippe DiFrancesco

“Combinatorics and Physics: The Miracles of Integrability”

* Robbert Dijkgraaf

* Nigel Hitchin

“Generalized Geometries”

* Roberto Longo

“The Structure and Classification of local conformal Sets”

* Nikita Nekrasov

“Chiral Algebras, pure Spinors and Superstrings”

* Tudor S. Ratiu

* Nicolai Reshetikhin

* Matthias Staudacher

“Integrability and the AdS/CFT Correspondece”

* Robert M. Wald

* Alexander Zamolodchikov

* Martin Zirnbauer

“From Random Matrices to Supermanifolds”

Should be fun!

Posted at September 23, 2005 6:41 PM UTC