The aim of the Oporto meetings is to bring together mathematicians and physicists interested in the inter-relation between geometry, topology and physics and to provide them with a pleasant and informal environment for scientific interchange.
As in previous years, the meeting is focussed on the short courses given by the main speakers. The talks are at the advanced graduate or postdoctoral level, and should be of interest to all researchers wishing to learn about recent developments in the overlap between geometry, topology and physics. The remaining participants are invited to submit titles and abstracts for contributed talks, relevant to the main topic of the meeting.
The main topic of our XIXth edition will be: Categorification.
The main speakers are:
Sabin Cautis (Columbia University)
Mikhail Khovanov (Columbia University)
Aaron Lauda (Columbia University)
Catharina Stroppel (Univ. of Bonn)
Dylan Thurston (Columbia University)