LMS-CMI Research School: An invitation to Geometry and Topology via G2

31 May 2016, by ablahatherell in Sponsored events

7 – 11 July 2014

Imperial College London

The aim of the research school will be to give a thorough introduction to G2 geometry, starting from fundamental material and progressing through to recent breakthroughs and current research in which the UK plays a leading role. The school will also introduce participants to topics of broader interest in algebra (e.g. representation theory), analysis (e.g. elliptic regularity), geometry (e.g. holonomy) and topology (e.g. characteristic classes). The course will also indicate some connections beyond mathematics to contemporary theoretical physics (M-theory).

The three main courses are:

  • Special holonomy. (Robert Bryant, Duke)
  • Calibrated submanifolds. (Jason Lotay, UCL)
  • G2 manifolds. (Johannes Nordström, Bath)

There will be three guest lectures by:

  • Nigel Hitchin (Oxford) The variational approach to G2 geometry
  • Bobby Acharya (KCL) Theoretical physics and its connections with G2 geometry
  • Mark Haskins (Imperial) Recent advances in research in G2 geometry

Organisers:  Mark Haskins (Imperial), Jason Lotay (UCL), Simon Salamon (KCL)

More information on CMI website