Representation of Loop Groups

Part of the Long Program Conformal Field Theory and Applications
November 12 - 16, 2001

Overview

This workshop will focus on mathematical structures related to conformal field theory. Related areas of mathematics include representation theory of infinite dimensional algebras, quantum groups, integrable systems, quantization and others. All these fields benefited from ideas originated in quantum field theory and in conformal field theory in particular.

We will bring together leading experts to report on recent developments in the subjects and to survey basic progress in the field during last few years. One of the goals is to outline new possible directions of research and to further stimulate the fruitful interactions between mathematics and physics.

Organizing Committee

Kefeng Liu (UCLA, Mathematics)
Tetsuji Miwa (Kyoto University, Mathematics)
Nicolai Reshetikhin (University of California at Berkeley, Mathematics)