Pavel Etingof (MIT),
Mikhail Khovanov (Columbia University),
Alexander Kirillov (Stony Brook),
Anna Lachowska (EPFL, Switzerland),
Ivan Loseu (Yale),
Andrew Neitzke (Yale),
Joshua Sussan (CUNY Medgar Evers),
Anton Zeitlin (Louisiana State University)
The theme of the meeting is the continued influence of mathematics and physics on each other. In particular, the workshop will highlight progress in the areas of vertex operator algebras, conformal field theory, representation theory of affine Lie algebras, loop groups, and quantum groups.
Advances in positive representations of real quantum groups and their connections to cluster algebras will be reported on.
Recent developments in quantum invariants of 3 and 4-dimensional manifolds coming from mathematical physics and their connections to vertex algebras will also be highlighted.
Categorified quantum groups and link invariants from various representation theoretic, algebraic-geometric, and physical perspectives will also be a focus of the workshop.
This workshop is Organised in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute and is also supported by the NSF.