
Infinite Dimensional Lie Theory and its Applications
September 2000 to January 2001
Scientific Organizing Committee
S. Berman, University of Saskatchewan
Y. Billig, University of New Brunswick
V. Ginsburg, University of Chicago
V. Kac, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B. Khesin, University of Toronto
O. Mathieu, CNRS Lyon1
A. Pianzola, University of Alberta
Various infinitedimensional Lie algebras and Lie groups, including
groups of diffeomorphisms and algebras of vector fields, the affine
KacMoody algebras and groups, Borcherds Lie algebras, algebras of pseudodifferential
operators and various generalizations of these, have beautiful connections
with other areas of mathematics and physics such as quantum field theory,
fluid mechanics, singularity theory, modular forms, the Monster group,
and soliton theory, to name just a few. All these topics, as well as
other related aspects and applications of Lie theory, are the subject
of this program.
Coxeter Lecture Series 2000
December 5  7, 2000
Graeme Segal: "The Idea of Space in String Theory"

