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Message from the Director
Photo: AU Communication
By Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen
2015 was a very productive year for QGM in many Very talented mathematicians from all over the world
ways. QGM researchers and close international col- was present at Aarhus University during these two
laborators produced among others 92 peer reviewed events.
journal articles in many different well known Journals
such as Inventiones Mathematicae, Advances in Math- Our Indian collaboration has continued. The total
ematics, Asian Journal of Mathematics and Communi- number of India exchanges ultimo 2015 was 47 man-
cations in Mathematical Physics. A selection of QGMs months. Three joint events has been conducted. Six
many exciting results are presented on the following of the involved Danish and one of the involved Indian
pages. PhD students have ultimo 2015 obtained their PhD
degrees. In 2015, 47 journal papers, 1 conference
Our invaluable network strengthens every year. Both proceeding and 24 preprints associated with the col-
new and longstanding relations are a huge and es- laboration were published.
sential part of the work at QGM. Further our network
expands as the interdisciplinarity increases. In this In 2015 QGM members gave 105 invited talks around
way we continuously discover new groundbreaking the world, we have had 128 guests from 75 different
ways to apply mathematics to other subject areas as research institutions and presented 50 seminars by
for example physics, computer science, biology and international guests. Likewise many of our excellent re-
medicine. searchers have visited strong foreign partner institutions
and participated in many conferences and workshops
In November 2015, our former Niels Bohr Professor all over the world. It's a privilege to be working along
Nicolai Reshetikhin, agreed to give his second mas- side researchers, who are motivated and competent at
terclass at QGM entitled Perturbative Quantization their work.
of Gauge Theories on Manifolds with Boundary. The
masterclass was a great success and attracted many
talented PhD students.
Further QGM hosted a huge conference in July 2015
aimed at New developments in TQFT followed by a
Masterclass/CMI Summer School by Dominic Joyce
and Lino Amorim on Differential and Symplectic Ge-
ometry.
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AFSNITSNAVN 3 PUBLIKATIONSNAVN Message from the Director Photo: AU Communication By Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen 2015 was a very productive year for QGM in many Very talented mathematicians from all over the world ways. QGM researchers and close international col- was present at Aarhus University durin
CENTRE FOR QUANTUM GEOMETRY OF MODULISPACES (QGM) 4 PUBLIKATIONSNAVN AFSNITSNAVN QGM was established in 2009 as a Center of Ex- Mission statement cellence funded by the Danish National Research - To contribute to defining quantum field theory as a Foundation. The research objective is to address fun
AFSNITSNAVN PUBLIKATIONSNAVN 5 HELLOS ... QGM continues to be an attractive workplace for both national and international researchers. Aside from the permanent profes- sors, the Centre hosts a population of 7-8 postdocs and around 15 PhD students at any one time. Qiongling Li Alessandro Malusà Postd
6 = i k πpj 2 e p cos k k p=0 πi SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH PUBLIKATIONSNAVN AFSNITSNAVN 2 ρ k,1 (S)(ẽ j ) = k k1 sin p=1 πpj ẽ p k 2 ρ k,0 (T )(e j ) = e πi/4 e 2k j e j , πi 2 ρ k,1 (T )(ẽ j ) = e πi/4 e 2k j ẽ j . 2 2 2πk(bb)y Isomorphisms between the combinatorial of Complex Chern-Simons t
AFSNITSNAVN 7 PUBLIKATIONSNAVN With Soibelman, Maxim Kontsevich established an algebraic wall-crossing struc- ture (applicable e.g. to cluster algebras). Kontsevich further found a resurgence structure in the path integral for the free particle on the sphere. Together with F. Haiden, L. Katzarkov an
8 PUBLIKATIONSNAVN AFSNITSNAVN Locality of Gravitational Systems from Entangle- ment of Conformal Field Theories Topological recursion for Gaussian means and cohomological field theories One of Hirosi Ooguris current J.E. Andersen & Leonid Chekhov proved combinato- projects is to derive robust pre-
PHD RESEARCH PROJECTS PUBLIKATIONSNAVN 9 Construction of Modular Functors from Modular Tensor Categories Willam Petersen adapted, in joint 1 6 k 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 6 πi 2 πpj 2 e p ρ k,0 (T )(e j ) = e πi/4 e 2k j e j , ρ k,0 (S)(e j ) = i cos construction of modular functors k k p=0 from modular ten
10 AWARDS 2015 PUBLIKATIONSNAVN AFSNITSNAVN Maxim Kontsevich, Docteur Honoris Causa de l'Universite de Vienne, Austria Maxim Kontsevich, Member of the Selection Committee for the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and the New Horizons in Physics Prize Edward Frenkel, The Euler Book Prize
INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION WITH iNANO AFSNITSNAVN PUBLIKATIONSNAVN Center leader Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen joined the A molecular biological system comprises the building Modelling and the Medicine Group at iNANO, Aarhus blocks of all living systems. A description of the struc- University in Ma
12 CONFERENCE ON NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TQFT PUBLIKATIONSNAVN AFSNITSNAVN The historical background for the conference New developments in TQFT is the seminal work of Vaughan Jones and Edward Witten. First Jones defined his knot polynomial based on his tower construction in von Neumann algebras in the
AFSNITSNAVN PUBLIKATIONSNAVN 13 In total 59 participants joined the conference New developments in TQFT SPEAKERS Dror Bar-Natan (University of Toronto) Christian Blanchet (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, U. Paris Diderot) Gaëtan Borot (MPI, Bonn) Steven Bradlow (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Cha
14 RESEARCH REPORTS PUBLIKATIONSNAVN By Leonid Chekhov Visiting prof. at QGM In collaboration with Jørgen Andersen, Bob Penner, and Paul Norbury (Melbourne University), we have applied the technique of topological recursion developed in 20042006 by Bertrand Eynard, Nicolas Orantin and myself to calc
AFSNITSNAVN By Yang Huang Postdoc at QGM PUBLIKATIONSNAVN 15 In 2015 Yang Huang constructed, in a joint work in progress with Prof. K. Honda, a contact Morse function in the critical level, which may play a fundamental role in the intrinsic understanding of contact mani- folds in any dimension. Anot
16 PUBLIKATIONSNAVN AFSNITSNAVN PHD PROFILE By Simone Marzioni Simone Marzioni is presently working on his PhD thesis. He expects to finish 31 July 2016. I started my PhD program at the QGM in 2013 as a student of Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, after a master degree at the University of Bologna. My prev
AFSNITSNAVN 17 PUBLIKATIONSNAVN QGM EVENTS 2015 Conferences, Masterclasses & workshops CENTRE Masterclass by Ivan Loseu (Northeastern University) Quantized quiver March 2015 varieties Title : Quantized quiver varieties Q G M for QUANTUM GEOMETRY of MODULI SPACES D E P A R T M E N T of M A T H E M A
18 PUBLIKATIONSNAVN AFSNITSNAVN PUBLICATIONS 2015 Journal articles Abad, C.A. & Schätz, F., Higher holonomies: comparing two constructions, Differential Geometry and its Applications, vol. 40, 1442 Alexeev, N.V., Andersen, J.E., Penner, R.C. & Zograf P., Enumeration of chord diagrams on many interva
AFSNITSNAVN PUBLIKATIONSNAVN 19 Mandel, T., Tropical theta functions and log CalabiYau surfaces, Paper accepted for publication in Selecta Mathematica Martens, J., Thaddeus, M., Compactifications of reductive groups as moduli stacks of bundles, Compositio Mathematica, vol. 152, no. 1, 62- 98 Mayer,
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