Women at the Intersection of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

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Conference Date: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 (All day) to Friday, November 13, 2020 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Mathematical Physics


Whereas in the early 20th century, physicists would typically turn to mathematicians for technical advice, these later strongly benefitted from the advances of quantum field theory and string theory as can be seen from various standing mathematical conjectures motivated by physics. The links between physics and mathematics have become so strong, that some fields of research have developed at the very threshold between these disciplines, where distinguishing between the mathematical and physical input has become artificial if not impossible. This meeting  will be the fourth of a series  of meetings that bring together women mathematicians and physicists working in these threshold areas  aimed at identifying new trends of research at the frontier between mathematics, quantum field theory and string theory and exploring how they intertwine.

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  • Johanna Erdmenger, Max Planck Institute for Physics
  • Valentina Forini, City University of London
  • Alessandra Frabetti, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  • *Cohl Furey, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Renate Loll, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Catherine Meusburger, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Eveliina Peltola, Université de Genève
  • Ana Ros Camacho, Utrecht University
  • Sumati Surya, Raman Research Institute
  • Asuka Takatsu, Tokyo Metropolitan University

More speakers to be announced

*via teleconference

Scientific Organizers:

  • Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
  • Theo Johnson-Freyd, Perimeter Institute
  • Sylvie Paycha, University of Potsdam
  • Katarzyna Rejzner, University of York
  • Anne Taormina, Durham University
  • Reiko Toriumi, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology