Chern-Simons Theory: Geometry, Topology and Physics

May 4-6, 2013 at the Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

Organized by Jason DeBlois and Hisham Sati
supported by the Math Research Center

This expository workshop explores the Chern-Simons invariant as it appears in geometry, mathematical physics, and low-dimensional topology.




Urs Schreiber, University of Utrecht Higher Chern-Simons theory
Konrad Waldorf, University of Regensburg Gerbes, loop spaces, and Chern-Simons theory (linked to lecture notes)
Scott Wilson, Queens College Chern-Simons forms, differential K-theory, and loop spaces
Christian Zickert, University of Maryland Chern-Simons theory and representations of 3-manifold groups

Each speaker will give three talks, one per day. The schedule is below.

9:30 AM
10 AM
11 AM
2 PM
3 PM
   coffee & bagels      Christian Zickert       Konrad Waldorf       lunch      Scott Wilson       Urs Schreiber   

Talks will shift an hour earlier on Monday in order to accomodate departures.
All talks in 704 Thackeray Hall

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