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|
|Maissam Barkeshli||University of Maryland|
|Jonathan Belletete||IPHT, Université Paris Saclay, CEA, CNRS|
|Anna Marie Bohmann||Vanderbilt University|
|Meng Cheng||Yale University|
|Iris Cong||Harvard University||Universal Quantum Computing with Gapped Boundaries|
|Colleen Delaney||UC Santa Barbara|
|Lukasz Fidkowski||University of Washington|
|Cameron Gordon||University of Texas, Austin|
|Sergei Gukov||Cal Tech||MTCs, SPTs, and TMFs|
|Matthew Headrick||Brandeis University||Holography and Entanglement|
|Corey Jones||Ohio State University|
|Vaughan Jones||Vanderbilt University|
|Slava Krushkal||University of Virginia|
|Zhengwei Liu||Harvard University|
|Ashley Milsted||Perimeter Institute|
|Scott Morrison||Australian National University|
|Yoshiko Ogata||The University of Tokyo|
|Tobias Osborne||Leibniz University of Hannover||Quantum fields for unitary representations of Thompson’s groups F and T|
|Vincent Pasquier||IPhT Saclay|
|Emily Peters||Loyola University, Chicago|
|Julia Plavnik||Indiana University|
|James Tener||Australian National University|
|Kevin Walker||Microsoft Quantum|
|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|
All participants, including invited speakers, are asked to register online. All questions should be directed to email@example.com . If you intend to request support, please read the section Reimbursement Policy. There will be a registration fee of $50 (waived for speakers). Payment by cash or check is accepted at the conference.
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