Workshop Periods and Motives: A Modern Perspective on Renormalization

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:37am

The school on Comformal Blocks will offer lectures on the following topics:
- Unitarity of the KZ/Hitchin connection
- Divisors over the moduli space of n-pointed rational curves
- Identification between the Conformal Field Theory construction of Topological Quantum Field Theory (TQFT) and the TQFT based on
knot theory
- Toric algebras and combinatorics of the Verlinde formula

Each speaker will give a series of lectures on one of the above topics:
- Jorgen Andersen (QGM, Aarhus Univ., Denmark)
- Prakash Belkale (UNC Chapel Hill, USA)
- Najmuddin Fakhruddin (TIFR, Bombay, India)
- Noah Giansiracusa (Univ. Zurich, Switzerland)
- Eduard Looijenga (Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- Christopher Manon (UC Berkeley, USA)
- T. R. Ramadas (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)

Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas- ICMAT. Campus de Cantoblanco, Madrid (Spain)