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Geometric, algebraic and topological methods in QFT

Villa de Leyva 

July 31st to August 9th 2023

Aim of the school

This school is the 11th in a series of summer schools that have been taking place every other year since July 1999, with gaps in 2019 and 2021. The topics of the school lie on the border between geometry, topology, algebra and quantum field theory, and they offer courses addressed to both physicists and mathematicians .

The school will take place in Villa de Leyva, from July 31st to August 9th 2023. A total of 10 days during which the lecturers (leaders in their own areas) will give both mini-courses and specialized talks on their fields of expertise, addressed to Master and PhD level students, and other interested scientists who want to get acquainted with the respective fields.

The courses are meant to serve as introductions to active areas of research. The duration of each course will be 6 hours. 

We plan to post the lecture notes on the school's web site and to publish them in a proceedings volume, following the tradition of the previous schools. Participants will be given the opportunity to present their research which may, eventually, be considered for publication in the proceedings subject to the approval of a referee. Also, there will be poster sessions where students will be able to present their masters work or their partial results on their Ph.D. research.

As it was the case for the past schools, we expect the beautiful setting in the small colonial town of Villa de Leyva and the friendly atmosphere at the school to be propitious to numerous interactions between lecturers and participants.