Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, May 3-9, 2019
|Welcome to the homepage for the Seventeenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras & 34th Shanks Lecture|
This year’s topic is Algebra and Geometry Quantized and Quantified. The Spring Institute 2019 will focus on common themes and recent developments in topology, quantum algebra, topological condensed matter physics, subfactor theory and quantum information theory.
The Seventeenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras will be held in conjunction with the 34th Shanks Lecture, delivered by Fields Medalist Michael Freedman (Microsoft Research). The annual spring institute on NCGOA is a combination of spring school and international conference. During the school part of the meeting several mini-courses or short talk series on a variety of topics from noncommutative geometry, operator algebras and related topics will be given by leading experts. The conference will consist of a number of invited research talks and short contributions. We strongly encourage students and postdocs to attend this conference. Please read the section on financial aid below regarding information on how to apply for financial support.
|Michael Freedman (Shanks Lecturer)||Microsoft Quantum – Santa Barbara||Quantum Computation via Octonions (Shanks Lecture); Quantum Cellular Automata Beyond 1D (2nd talk)|
|Maissam Barkeshli||University of Maryland||Coupling Fractons to Topological Quantum Field Theories and Non-Abelian Fractal Quasiparticles|
|Jonathan Belletete||IPHT, Université Paris Saclay, CEA, CNRS||Topological Defects in Temperley-Lieb Lattice Models|
|Anna Marie Bohmann||Vanderbilt University||Loops, Free Loops, Multiplication and Comultiplication|
|Meng Cheng||Yale University||Boundary States of Fermionic Symmetry-Protected Topological Phases|
|Iris Cong||Harvard University||Universal Quantum Computing with Gapped Boundaries|
|Colleen Delaney||UC Santa Barbara||Algebraic Theory of Bilayer Symmetry Defects and TQC|
|Lukasz Fidkowski||University of Washington||Non-trivial Quantum Cellular Automata in 3 Dimensions|
|Cameron Gordon||University of Texas, Austin||ADE Links and Cyclic Branched Covers|
|Sergei Gukov||Cal Tech||MTCs, SPTs, and TMFs|
|Daniel Harlow||MIT||Symmetry in Quantum Field Theory and Gravity|
|Matthew Headrick||Brandeis University||Holography and Entanglement|
|Corey Jones||Ohio State University||Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking from Anyon Condensation|
|Vaughan Jones||Vanderbilt University||Discrete Scale Invariance in Quantum Spin Chains – a Proposed Experiment|
|Slava Krushkal||University of Virginia||Applications of TQFT to Classical and Quantum Graph Polynomials|
|Zhengwei Liu||Harvard University||Quantum Fourier Analysis|
|Robert McRae||Vanderbilt University||Twisted Modules and G-equivariantization in Logarithmic Conformal Field Theory|
|Ashley Milsted||Perimeter Institute||Emergence of Conformal Symmetry in Critical Quantum Spin Chains and Tensor Networks|
|Scott Morrison||Australian National University||Algebras in Higher Categories|
|Yoshiko Ogata||The University of Tokyo||Classification of Symmetry Protected Topological Phases in Quantum Spin Chains|
|Tobias Osborne||Leibniz University of Hannover||Quantum Fields for Unitary Representations of Thompson’s Groups F and T|
|Vincent Pasquier||IPhT Saclay||Classical versus Quantum Dynamics|
|David Penneys||Ohio State University||G-Graded Extensions of Braided Enriched Fusion Categories|
|Emily Peters||Loyola University, Chicago||New Fusion Categories in the Morita Equivalence Class of Extended Haagerup|
|Julia Plavnik||Indiana University||An Overview of Gauging Symmetry of Modular Tensor Categories|
|James Tener||Australian National University||A Unified Perspective on 2D Chiral CFT|
|Kevin Walker||Microsoft Quantum||n-Category Completions, an Ostrik Theorem for n-Category Modules, and Classifying Symmetry Enhanced Phases|
|Zhenghan Wang||Microsoft Quantum||Beyond Anyons: From Fractons to Black Holes|
|Shmuel Weinberger||University of Chicago||Lipschitz Constants and Geometric Complexity|
|Tim Ziman||Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble and CNRS||Transformation of Currents and Critical Spin Fluctuations|
|Modjtaba Shokrian Zini||UC Santa Barbara||Hopf Monads and Generalized Symmetries of Fusion Categories|
All participants, including invited speakers, are asked to register online. All questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you intend to request support, please read the section Reimbursement Policy. There will be no registration fee.
We expect that some financial support will be available to (partially) fund graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other participants without grant support. We encourage those of you who are asking for support to share accommodations. If you plan to apply for funding, please fill out the “Request Financial Support” portion of the registration form. International participants need to fill out a Business Visitor Questionnaire. Please submit your request for financial support by March 15, 2019. Late applications will be considered as long as financial support is available. Note that we are unable to provide any support in advance.
Funding for the Seventeenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras & 34th Shanks Lecture is provided by the National Science Foundation, the College of Arts & Science and the Shanks Endowment of the Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University. We are grateful for their support.
This conference is supported by NSF grant DMS-1855787.
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University
Michael Freedman (Microsoft Quantum- Santa Barbara)
Vaughan Jones, Vanderbilt University