The Manifold Geometries of Quantum Field Theory

Date: June 30 - July 5, 2008

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

Organizers: Sergio Albeverio, Hanno Gottschalk and Matilde Marcolli

The theory of quantum fields has fostered new mathematical topics in a large variety of ways: Quantum fields on geometrical backgrounds are frequently used in cosmological models. Loop gravity, string theory and non-commutative geometry attempt to quantize space-time itself and create new geometries. Infinite dimensional geometry has quantum field theory as its major source of inspiration. Quantum fields on geometries with a very high degree of symmetry have been applied to a whole range of models cosmology to condensed matter physics.

The aim of the present conference is to assemble top speakers from the different areas of research outlined above sharing QFT as a common language.

Participation: The Hausdorff Center invites researchers to participate in this workshop. Registration is free but mandatory. Limited funds are availible, in particular for young scientists. Applications should be sent to visitors-secretary(at)him.uni-bonn.de and include a CV, a publications list and a short letter of recommendation. Application deadline is June 15, 2008.