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Overview Days for non-specialists

8th January 2013 to 10th January 2013

Organisers: John Jones (University of Warwick), Pierre Lochak (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu), Herbert Gangl (Durham University), and Bruno Vallette (Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis).

Workshop Theme

At the beginning of the 90's, two pairs of mathematical fields respectively met with great success: operads and deformation theory on the one hand, and Grothendieck-Teichmüller theory and multiple zeta values on the other. Recent results show that these interactions can go even further: these four topics seem to globally overlap with great interest. The main goal of the GDO programme is to bring together the various researchers working on these subjects to facilitate the cross-fertilization between them.

The purpose of this introductory workshop is to provide the audience with an entry door to the various themes that will be covered during the four months of the GDO programme. It is intended for graduate students, post-docs, and researchers interested in following the developments of this programme and the related areas of research.

The first day will be filled with four accessible talks by the organizers to introduce the four general fields of the programme:

  • John Jones: Deformation quantization
  • Pierre Lochak: Grothendieck-Teichmüller Theory
  • Herbert Gangl: Multiple Zeta Values
  • Bruno Vallette: Operads

The two other days will see participants of the programme giving one-hour talks on their research including those listed below. These talks will be aimed at wide audience.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute The Leverhulme Trust London Mathematical Society Microsoft Research NM Rothschild and Sons