# Program

A list of speakers with titles of their talks and links to abstracts will be posted here when they are available. Talks will begin on Friday, May 2, 2014 at around 9:30am, and end on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at around 1pm.

**Minicourses**

Speaker |
Affiliation |
Minicourse Topic |

Terry Gannon | University of Alberta, Canada | |

Masaki Izumi | Kyoto University, Japan |
Near Group Categories and Their Relatives: Cuntz Algebra Approach |

Geoffrey Mason | UC Santa Cruz | Introduction to Vertex Operator Algebras |

Scott Morrison | Australian National University, Australia | Problems in the Classification of Small Index Subfactors |

David Penneys | University of Toronto, Canada | Introduction to Subfactors |

Peter Teichner | UC Berkeley and Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany | Functorial Field Theories and Ring Spectra |

Antony Wassermann | Aix-en-Provence, France | Operator Theoretic Aspects of Conformal Field Theory |

Each mini-course will consist of 3 lectures. Click on the mini-course title to see an abstract (when available).

**Invited Speakers**

The following people have agreed to speak at this conference (please click on the title to see the abstract):

Speaker |
Affiliation |
Title of Talk |

Marcel Bischoff | University of Goettingen | Topological Defects and Phase Boundaries in Algebraic Conformal Quantum Field Theory |

Chongying Dong | UC Santa Cruz |
On Classification of Rational Vertex Operator Algebras with Central Charge 1 |

David Evans | Cardiff University | K-theory and Conformal Field Theory |

Andre Henriques | Universiteit Utrecht | |

Gerald Höhn | Kansas State University | |

Yasuyuki Kawahigashi | University of Tokyo | Boundary Conformal Field Theory, Subfactors and Tensor Categories |

Valerio Toledano Laredo | Northeastern University | Braid Groups, Flat Connections and Quantum Groups |

James Lepowsky | Rutgers | Rational and Logarithmic Vertex Tensor Category Theory |

Richard Ng | Iowa State University and Louisiana State University | Cauchy’s Theorem for Tensor Categories |

Dmitri Pavlov | University of Muenster | Tomita-Takesaki Theory via Modular Algebras |

Stephan Stolz | University of Notre Dame | Factorization Algebras and Functorial Field Theories |

James Tener | UC Berkeley | Segal CFT at the Boundary |

Dan Voiculescu | UC Berkeley | Bi-free Convolution in the Plane and the Simplest Bi-free R-transform |

Feng Xu | UC Riverside | On Mirror Extensions of Vertex Algebras |

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