Lie groups in mathematics and physics

Sunday, 27 August, 2017 to Friday, 1 September, 2017

Lie groups and Lie algebras play a crucial role both in physics and mathematics. This conference will bring together specialists working on theoretical aspects of Lie theory and on its applications to physical models.


Please note, that this conference is by invitation only


Organisers: Maria Podkopaeva et Samuel Monnier


  • Dror Bar-Natan, University of Toronto
  • Vadim Cheianov, Leiden University
  • Benjamin Enriquez, Strasbourg University
  • Jiang-Hua Lu, University of Hong Kong
  • Yael Karshon, University of Toronto
  • Anna Lachowska, EPFL
  • Eckhart Meinrenken, University of Toronto
  • Volker Schomerus, DESY and Hamburg University
  • Pavol Severa, Université de Genève
  • Samson Shatashvili, Trinity College Dublin
  • Thomas Strobl, Claude Bernard University Lyon
  • Andras Szenes, Université de Genève
  • Cornelia Vizman, West University of Timisoara
  • Christopher Woodward, Rutgers University
  • Ping Xu, PennState University
  • Xiaomeng Xu, MIT



Monday, August 28

9:30  - 10:30   Jiang-Hua Lu, "Toric and Poisson Degenerations of Bott-Samelson Varieties"
11:00 - 12:00   Pavol Severa, "Dirac structures and deformation quantization"

17:00 - 18:00   Xiaomeng Xu, "Stokes phenomenon and its applications in mathematical physics"
18:15 - 19:15   Eckhard Meinrenken, "Verlinde formulas for nonsimply connected groups"

Tuesday, August 29

9:30  - 10:30   Ping Xu, "Unifying Duflo element and Todd class"
11:00 - 12:00   Yael Karshon, "Bott canonical basis"

Wednesday, August 30

 9:30 - 10:30   Benjamin Enriquez, "A Betti counterpart of the harmonic coproduct"
11:00 - 12:00   Anna Lachowska, "The center of the small quantum group in type A"

17:00 - 18:00   Christopher Woodward, "Categorification of symplectic manifolds, after Fukaya et al, and its computation" 
18:15 - 19:15   Cornelia Vizman, "Lie algebras of symplectic / divergence free vector fields and central extensions"

Thursday, August 31

 9:30 - 10:30   Vadim Cheianov, "Reflections on the chiral magnetic effect"
11:00 - 12:00   Thomas Strobl, "Members of the extended family of Yang-Mills gauge theories"

17:00 - 18:00   Dror Bar-Natan, "The Dogma is Wrong"
18:15 - 19:15   Samson Shatashvili, "Gravitational WZW and factorization"

Friday, September 1

 9:30 - 10:30   Andras Szenes, "Integrating over Hilbert schemes"
11:00 - 12:00   Volker Schomerus, "From Block Spins to Spinning Blocks"

Event location: 

Les Diablerets

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