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Gauge Theory and Special Holonomy, Imperial College, January 8-12, 2018

Arrival date: Sunday, January 7, 2018. Departure date: Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Talks will take place at Huxley Building   [ click for map ] —
→ Monday-Wednesday: Huxley Building room 140
→ Thursday-Friday: Huxley Building room 340 & 139 (see chart below)


Schedule

MON 8 JAN

TUE 9 JAN

WED 10 JAN

THU 11 JAN

FRI 12 JAN

9.00 -9.30

Registration

9.30-10.30

Walpuski  Joyce Haydys Weiß
(Huxley 340)
Li
(Huxley 340)

10.30-11.00

Q+A Q+A Q+A Q+A Q+A

11.00-11.30

Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee

11.30-12.30

Thomas Walpuski Thomas He
(Huxley 340)
Acharya
(Huxley 340)

12.30-2.00

Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch

2.00-3.00

Sibley Doan Toma Cherkis
(Huxley 139)
Nordström
(Huxley 340)

3.00-3.30

Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee

3.30-4.30

de la Ossa Discussion Svanes Discussion
(Huxley 139)
Chen
(Huxley 340)

7.00-9.00

Social dinner

Speakers:

 

Special Holonomy: Progress and Open Problems 2017: September 10-13, 2017, SCGP, Stony Brook

Arrival date: Saturday, September 9.
Departure date: Wednesday afternoon, September 13, or Thursday, September 14.

Schedule

Sun. Sept. 10 Mon. Sept. 11 Tues. Sept. 12 Wed. Sept. 13
8:30 BREAKFAST
9:30 Simon Salamon Bobby Acharya Aleksander Doan Gao Chen
10:30 MORNING BREAK
11:00 Jason Lotay Daniel Butter Sebastian Goette Joel Fine
12:00 LUNCH
1:15 Gavin Ball Lorenzo Foscolo Sergei Gukov Thomas Walpuski
2:30 Robert Bryant Johannes Nordström Samson Shatashvili Song Sun
3:30 AFTERNOON TEA
4:00 Discussion Discussion Discussion

Speakers & Lecture titles:

This conference will be immediately followed by our First annual meeting held at the Simons Foundation in New York City.

Constructions of Compact Exceptional Holonomy Spaces: Past, Present and Future, Imperial College, June 5-9, 2017

Arrival date: Sunday, June 4, 2017. Departure date: Saturday, June 10, 2017.

All talks will take place at Huxley Building room 340 [ click for map ]


Schedule

MON 5 JUN

TUE 6 JUN

WED 7 JUN

THU 8 JUN

FRI 9 JUN

9.00 -9.30

Registration

9.30-10.30

Joyce Joyce Goette Lotay Donaldson

10.30-11.00

Q+A, Discussion Q+A, Discussion Q+A, Discussion Q+A, Discussion Q+A, Discussion

11.00-11.30

Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee

11.30-12.30

Nordström Nordström Kovalev Pacini Jacob

12.30-2.00

Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch

2.00-3.00

Corti Acharya Li  

Calibrated fibrations
discussion

 

Gauge theory on G2 / Spin(7) manifolds discussion

3.00-3.30

Coffee Coffee Discuss new
constructions for (singular) compact
G2– and Spin(7)-manifolds

3.30-4.30

Karigiannis Braun

4.30-5.00

Q+A, Discussion Q+A, Discussion

7.00-9.00

Social dinner

Speakers:

 

Sir Simon Donaldson receives honorary doctorate

Sir Simon Donaldson, one of our Collaboration’s Principal Investigators, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Professor Donaldson was presented with the degree at an award ceremony on January 20, 2017; he delivered a lecture entitled “Metrics on Algebraic Varieties” on the previous day. Details can be found here. Congratulations, Simon!

Collapse, Adiabatic Limits and Special Holonomy, January 9-13, 2017, Imperial College, London

Arrival date: Sunday, January 8, 2017. Departure date: Saturday, January 14, 2017.

All talks Monday – Wednesday will take place at Huxley Building room 140 [ click for map ]


Schedule

Mon. JAN. 9 TUES. JAN. 10 WED. JAN. 11 THURS. JAN. 12 FRI. JAN. 13
  9:30 Registration/
Welcome
10:00 Gilles Carron Tristan Collins Dietmar Salamon Song Sun Open Discussions
11:30 Bobby Acharya Song Sun Dietmar Salamon Song Sun
  2:00 Joel Fine Mark Gross Dominic Joyce Open Discussions 1:30 David Morrison
  3:30 Gilles Carron Mark Haskins &
Lorenzo Foscolo
Open Discussions Open Discussions
  4:45 PI Business Mtg
4:45 – 5:30 pm

Speakers & Lecture titles:

Dominic Joyce awarded the Fröhlich Prize

Dr. Dominic Joyce, one of our Collaboration’s Principal Investigators, has been awarded the 2016 Frölich Prize by the London Mathematical Society “for his profound and wide-ranging contributions to differential and algebraic geometry.”  Dr. Joyce was presented with a certificate honoring this achievement at the Annual General Meeting of the LMS on Friday, November 11, 2016.  Congratulations, Dominic!

New! Papers & Preprints

We have added a new page and menu item to our website for the papers and preprints which have been supported by the collaboration.

Go to “Papers & Preprints” in the main menu or click here.

Physics Background for Applications of Special Holonomy, September 12-15, 2016, SCGP, Stony Brook

Arrival date (for second week attendees): Sunday, September 11. Departure date: Friday, September 16.


Schedule

Mon. Sept. 12 Tues. Sept. 13 Wed. Sept. 14 Thurs. Sept. 15
9:15 Registration/Welcome
9:30 Jacques Distler Johannes Walcher Ronen Plesser Bobby Acharya
11:00 Jacques Distler Dave Morrison Dave Morrison Jim Halverson
1:15 Bobby Acharya Sakura Schafer-Nameki Frederik Denef Bobby Acharya
2:30 Frederik Denef Johannes Walcher Sakura Schafer-Nameki Dave Morrison
4:00 Ronen Plesser Bobby Acharya Jim Halverson
5:15 Jacques Distler

Speakers & Lecture titles:

Inaugural Conference: September 6-9, 2016, SCGP, Stony Brook

Arrival date: Monday, September 5. Departure date (for first week attendees): Saturday, September 10.


Schedule:

Tues. Sept. 6 Wed. Sept. 7 Thurs. Sept. 8 Fri. Sept. 9
8:30 Registration
9:15 Welcome
9:30 Simon Donaldson (Intro 1) Simon Donaldson (Intro 2) Dave Morrison Mark Haskins
11:00 Robert Bryant Eleonora Di Nezza Andriy Haydys Simon Salamon
1:15 Bobby Acharya Thomas Walpuski Anda Degeratu Jeff Cheeger
2:30 Johannes Nordström Yng-Ing Lee Sergei Gukov Song Sun
4:00 Sebastian Goette Dominic Joyce Lorenzo Foscolo Simon Donaldson
5:00 Business Meeting:
Collaboration P.I.s
6:00 Banquet

NOTE: Blaine Lawson’s talk has been cancelled, but he has provided the slides he had prepared for the talk.


Speakers & Lecture titles:

Simons Foundation Announces Collaboration

The Simons Foundation announces the establishment of the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis and Physics, directed by Robert Bryant at Duke University. The collaboration will advance the theory and applications of spaces with special holonomy and the geometric structures and calibrated submanifolds and instantons associated with them, particularly in two exceptional cases: spaces with holonomy G2 or Spin(7) in seven or eight dimensions, respectively.

Read the announcement