The XIXth Oporto Meeting on Geometry, Topology and Physics will take place in Faro, Portugal, from July 19th to July 23rd, 2010 (Monday through Friday). As the name suggests, these meetings usually take place in Oporto, in the north of Portugal. However, as in 2007, the organizing committee decided to hold next year’s meeting in Faro, in the southern-most province of Portugal, the Algarve. The aim of the Oporto meetings is to bring together mathematicians and physicists interested in the inter-relation between geometry, topology and physics and to provide them with a pleasant and informal environment for scientific interchange. The web pages of previous meetings can be found at: OM.
As in previous years, the meeting is focussed on the short courses given by the main speakers. The talks are at the advanced graduate or postdoctoral level, and should be of interest to all researchers wishing to learn about recent developments in the overlap between geometry, topology and physics. The remaining participants are invited to submit titles and abstracts for contributed talks. The latter should be relevant to the main topic of the meeting.
The main topic of our XIXth edition will be: Categorification. The main speakers are:
Geometric categorification - Read Abstract
Prof. Khovanov had to cancel unfortunately
A diagrammatic categorification of quantum sl2 - Read Abstract
Link homologies from Lie theory - Read Abstract
Heegaard Floer homology - Read Abstract
Categorifying Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants - Read Abstract