As part of the ERC Starting Grant N° 677368 QUantum Algebraic Structures In Field Theories (QUASIFT), the conference “Higher Structures in Holomorphic and Topological Field Theory” was held at IHES from 14 to 18 January 2019.
Organized by Christopher ELLIOTT (post-doc QUASIFT at IHES) and Vasily PESTUN (Principal Investigator and permanent professor at IHES), this conference aimed to unite physicists and mathematicians working on higher structures in quantum field theories for them to discuss about the application of physical concepts in algebraic geometry and homotopy theory. The conference focused on different topics, such as the structures associated to line and surface operators, the cobordism hypothesis or factorization homology.
Invited speakers were: David AYALA (University of Montana), Alexander BRAVERMAN (University of Toronto), Damien CALAQUE (University of Montpellier), Emily CLIFF (University of Illinois), Owen GWILLIAM (University of Massachusetts), Justin HILBURN (University of Pennsylvania), David JORDAN (University of Edinburgh), Nikita NEKRASOV (SCGP, Stony Brook), Miroslav RAPČÁK (Perimeter Institute), Jie REN (IHES), Pavel SAFRONOV (University of Zurich), Claudia SCHEIMBAUER (NTNU Trondheim), Brian WILLIAMS (Northeastern University), Junya YAGI (University of Warsaw), Philsang YOO (Yale University).
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