Theme of Conference:
This first workshop will focus on the mathematics of noncommutative differential geometry, centered on cyclic cohomology. Current trends to be covered include: (a) Strong progress in noncommutative Chern-Weil theory and the cyclic cohomology of Hopf algebras, sparked by work on the transverse index theory of foliations. (b) The growing deep connection between noncommutative geometry and number theory, in particular the relation between the theory of motives in the sense of Grothendieck and noncommutative geometry. (c) Related developments in algebraic K-theory, triangulated categories, quantum group methods.
Invited Speakers to Include (to be confirmed):
P Baum, A Connes, C Consani, N Higson, M Karoubi, M Khalkhali, M Kontsevich, M Marcolli, H Moscovici, R Nest, R Plymen, G Segal, B Tsygan, M Wodzicki, G Yu.
Location and Cost:
The conference will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathroom at Wolfson Court. The conference package, costing £480, includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 30 July 2006 to breakfast on Saturday 5 August 2006, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. Participants who wish to attend but do not require the Conference Package will be charged a registration fee of £40. Self-supporting participants are very welcome to apply.
Are available here. Invited participants to the semester long programme whose dates coincide with those of the workshop need not apply or pay any registration fee.
The closing date for the receipt of applications has passed.