4-8 March 2013
Lecture hall (1st floor), Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo
Asia/Tokyo timezone

The aim of this winter school is to bring together researchers and students interested in the study of exceptional structures in geometry and physics. Historically fruitful examples of exceptional algebraic structures have included the E-series of simple Lie algebras, the Leech lattice, and the monster simple group. The discovery of each of these has led to new understanding of representation theory and the structure of fundamental physics, such as orbifold conformal field theory. We will focus on new efforts at classification, including recent work on fusion categories and hyperbolic Lie algebras, and on specific structures, such as the conjectural Mathieu symmetry underlying superconformal field theories attached to K3 surfaces. There is funding available, provided by the University of Tsukuba "Program to disseminate the Tenure Tracking System". Please request funding when registering.

Organizers

  • Scott Carnahan
  • Satoshi Kondo
  • Kyoji Saito

Speakers

  • Daniel Allcock (UT Austin)
  • Miranda Cheng (Jussieu)
  • John Duncan (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Scott Morrison (Australian National University)
  • Noah Snyder (Indiana University)
  • Hiroshi Yamauchi (Tokyo Women's Christian University)

Titles

  • Allcock: Root systems for rank 3 hyperbolic Kac-Moody algebras
  • Cheng: Umbral moonshine
  • Duncan: Umbral Moonshine
  • Morrison: Constructing and classifying small subfactors
  • Snyder: Dualizable Tensor Categories
  • Yamauchi: Binary codes and classification of framed vertex operator algebras
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Asia/Tokyo
Lecture hall (1st floor), Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, 277-8583, Japan

Access to Kavli IPMU
http://www.ipmu.jp/visitors/access-ipmu

Supported by:

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
MEXT, Japan (Kakenhi, 原始形式に付随する導来圏と無限次元代数)
University of Tsukuba (筑波大学テニュアトラック普及・定着事業補助金)

 

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