Special Year 2015: Geometry and Physics

MSI Special Year 2015

The purpose of this special year is to bring together researchers working in the area of “Geometry and Physics”, i.e. researchers working on the interface of geometry (interpreted in a broad sense, i.e. including differential and algebraic geometry, geometric representation theory, category theory, generalised geometry) and mathematical physics. The planned events will cater both to the experts (specialised workshops), non-­experts and students (school, lecture series).


  • Peter Bouwknegt - Chair
  • David Ridout
  • Bryan Wang


ANU Events:

Workshop, ANU, 13-17 July 2015

“The Mathematics of Conformal Field Theory“

Lecture Series/Workshop, ANU/Kioloa, 6-16 January 2016

“Gromov-Witten Theory, Gauge Theory and Dualities“


Satellite Events:


Joint IGA/MSI workshop,  IGA, University of Adelaide, 13-17 April 2015

“Symmetries and spinors: Interactions between geometry and physics”

AMSI/UQ/ANU Winter School in Algebra, Geometry and Physics, 29 June – 10 July, The University of Queensland

“Winter School in Algebra, Geometry and Physics”

Joint RSPE/MSI/CPMS workshop,  Palm Cove, Queensland, 19-25 July, 2015

“Baxter 2015: Exactly Solved Models & Beyond”

Joint MSI/PIMS/SRC workshop, TSIMF Sanya, China, **postponed to 2016**

“K-theory and Physics”

Joint ESI/MSI/IGA program,  ESI, Vienna, Austria, 16 November - 18 December 2015

“Higher Structures in String Theory and Quantum Field Theory”


Related Events:


Joint IGA/AMSI workshop,  IGA, University of Adelaide, 27-31 July, 2015

“Geometric Quantisation”

Conference, Mooloolaba, Queensland, 14-18 December, 2015

“Geometric and categorical representation theory”


 Brittany Shoard
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Special year events

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