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

**Speakers**:

**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

**Program:**

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"