An Invitation to Geometry and Topology via G2
LMS-CMI Research School
Mark Haskins (Imperial)
Jason Lotay (UCL)
Simon Salamon (KCL)
The three main courses are:
- Special holonomy. (Robert Bryant, Duke)
- Calibrated submanifolds. (Jason Lotay, UCL)
- G2 manifolds. (Johannes Nordström, Bath)
There will be three guest lectures by:
- Nigel Hitchin (Oxford) The variational approach to G2 geometry
- Bobby Acharya (KCL) Theoretical physics and its connections with G2 geometry
- Mark Haskins (Imperial) Recent advances in research in G2 geometry
These lecture courses will be supplemented by tutorial sessions.
Applications: Applications should be made using the registration form available via the Society’s website. Research students and post-docs in mathematics and in theoretical physics are particularly encouraged to apply.
The closing date for applications is Monday May 12th 2014. Numbers will be limited and those interested are advised to make an early application.
*All applicants will be contacted within two weeks after the deadline; information about individual applications will not be available before then*
All research students and early career researchers will be charged a registration fee of £150. There will be no charge for subsistence costs.
Other participants will be charged a registration fee of £250 plus the full subsistence costs (£350) £600 in total.
Some contribution to travel costs will be available for both UK-based and overseas-based participants.
Image: Uli Harder (Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike)
The aim of the research school will be to give a thorough introduction to G2 geometry, starting from fundamental material and progressing through to recent breakthroughs and current research in which the UK plays a leading role. The school will also introduce participants to topics of broader interest in algebra (e.g. representation theory), analysis (e.g. elliptic regularity), geometry (e.g. holonomy) and topology (e.g. characteristic classes). The course will also indicate some connections beyond mathematics to contemporary theoretical physics (M-theory)