May 28, 2024

Thematic Program on the Geometry of String Theory
A joint program of the Fields Institute, Toronto & Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo

September 27 - October 2, 2004
Workshop on Forms of Homotopy Theory:
Elliptic Cohomology and Loop Spaces

(to be held at the Fields Institute)

Organizing Cttee: M. Ando (UIUC), M. Hopkins (MIT), H. Miller (MIT), J. Morava (Johns Hopkins)

Supported by :
The Connaught Fund

National Science Foundation



The focus of the conference is recent progress in homotopy theory related to string theory, particularly elliptic cohomology and the topology of loop spaces. Along the way we will celebrate the influence of Jack Morava, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Confirmed Speakers:

Mark Behrens (MIT)
David Ben-Zvi (Texas)
Michael Ching (MIT)
Ralph Cohen (Stanford)
Nora Ganter (MIT)
Veronique Godin (Stanford)
Paul Goerss (Northwestern)
Vassily Gorbounov (Kentucky)
Michael Hopkins (MIT)
Po Hu (Wayne State)
Mikhail Kapranov (Yale)
Nitu Kitchloo (Johns Hopkins)
Igor Kriz (Michigan)
Jacob Lurie (MIT)

James McClure (Purdue)
Goro Nishida (Kyoto)
Charles Rezk (UIUC)
Eric Sharpe (UIUC)
Andrew Stacey (NTNU, Trondheim)
Stephan Stolz (Notre Dame)
Dennis Sullivan (SUNY Stonybrook)
Constantin Teleman (Cambridge)
Hirotaka Tamanoi (UC Santa Cruz)
Takeshi Torii (Fukuoka, Japan)


The organizers have applied to the US National Science Foundation for funds to support travel to this conference. Please note that as funds are limited, priority will be given to recent, US-based PhD's and graduate students. Minority and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. (Please note: airfare must be on a US carrier in order to be reimbursed.)

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