Intensive period on: "CONFIGURATION SPACES: GEOMETRY, COMBINATORICS AND TOPOLOGY"
The importance of configuration spaces has been growing steadily in central areas of Mathematics often related to Theoretical Physics, hyperplane arrangements, and combinatorics.
Despite their simple definition, configuration spaces admit important, broad applications with deep
classical ties to knot theory, homotopical algebra, the theory of operands as well as conformal field theory. The theory of configuration spaces also has links to the study of low dimensional topology, and combinatorics. The aim of this initiative is to bring together to Pisa leading experts in these different, but significantly overlapping areas, and to inform on the current state of the art, also promoting interaction among experts in order to foster new developments.
This period includes minicourses, seminars, and two workshops on 24-26 May and 21-25 June, and is part of the CRM PISA 2010 scientific programme.
No attendance fee. Required registration to be made by March 15, 2010.
Scientific Committee: Anders Bjorner, Fred Cohen, Corrado De Concini, Claudio Procesi, Mario Salvetti.