Saturday, May 5, 2012 (All day) to Monday, May 7, 2012 (All day)
This is a joint workshop between the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute. May 5th will be held at the University of Waterloo and May 6th and 7th will be held at Perimeter Institute.
The first "Connections in Geometry And Physics" conference (GAP 2009) was held in May 2009 at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada. The primary goal was to bring together geometers, from Canada and around the world, who work at the interface between mathematics and physics. An important secondary objective was to further increase Canada's presence and visibility in geometry within the international mathematical community. GAP 2010 was held in May 2010, also at the Perimeter Institute. GAP 2011 was held in May 2011, at the Fields Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada.
Each year, the format of the conference combines three separate but related themes in geometry and physics. This approach results in a very interesting mixture of talks. We expect that GAP will be an annual event. The aim of our conference is to present some of the exciting new developments in the areas of our chosen themes, as well as to expose local area graduate students and postdocs to these ideas. In fact, the previous conferences involved heavy participation by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (over one third of all participants) from the universities of Toronto, â€¨Queen's, Waterloo, McMaster, and Western Ontario, the Perimeter Institute, as well as other institutions in Canada and around the world.
This year's themes are: special holonomy; generalized geometry; and integrable systems.
For more information, and to register for this conference, please click here.