11 jun 2018 - 22 jun 2018
The Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
Higher categorical structures and homotopy methods have made significant influence in geometry and mathematical physics in recent years.
This summer school is aimed at transferring these ideas and fundamental technical tools into the next generation of mathematicians.
The summer school will focus on the following four topics: higher categorical structures in geometry, derived geometry, factorization algebras, and their application in physics. There will be eight to ten mini-courses on these topics, including mini-courses led by Chris Brav, Kevin Costello, Jacob Lurie, and Ezra Getzler.
The prerequisites will be kept at a minimum, however, a first course in differential geometry, algebraic topology and abstract algebra would be recommended.
This annual school, taking place for its 56th edition this year at the Fields Institute,has as institutional partners the CRM, the MSRI, PIMS the ISM, the CMS and the University of Montreal.
Registration is a separate process then applying for funding. In order to confirm participation in the event, you must complete the registration form through this link.
If you are a student or postdoc interested in attending SMS 2018, and if you require funding to attend, you must fill out the funding application through this link. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2018. Note that funding for travel will not be covered by the Fields Institute. You may also, in addition to filling out the Fields funding form, apply for sponsorship by the MSRI through this link.