15-19 Oct 2012 Madrid (Spain)


We will offer lectures on the following topics:

- Unitarity of the KZ/Hitchin connection 
- Divisors over the moduli space of n-pointed rational curves 
- Identification between the Conformal Field Theory construction of Topological Quantum Field Theory (TQFT) and the TQFT based on knot theory 
- Toric algebras and combinatorics of the Verlinde formula


Each speaker will give a series of lectures on one of the above topics:

- Jorgen Andersen (QGM, Aarhus Univ., Denmark)

- Prakash Belkale (UNC Chapel Hill, USA)

- Najmuddin Fakhruddin  (TIFR, Bombay, India)

- Noah Giansiracusa (Univ. Zurich, Switzerland)

- Eduard Looijenga (Univ. Utrecht, The Netherlands)

- Christopher Manon (UC Berkeley, USA)

- T. R. Ramadas (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)

Financial support

We expect to have funds for paying the accomodation and travel expenses of 10 PhD students. Our sponsors are: 



The school will be held at the ICMAT in Madrid. The address is:  Nicolás Cabrera, nº 13-15, Campus Cantoblanco.  How to get there.

Organizing Comitee

Luis Alvarez Consul - Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas, Madrid, Spain

Michele Bolognesi - IRMAR, Universite de Rennes 1, France

Tomas Gomez - Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas, Madrid, Spain

Christian Pauly - Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas, Madrid, Spain
and Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France

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