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April 1, 2019

Motion Group Workshop in Leeds

Posted by Simon Willerton

Braid groups are what you get when you let points move around in the plane: motion groups, or loop braid groups, are what you get when you let circles move around in 3-space. There’s an upcoming workshop in Leeds this summer.

This workshop will revolve around loop braid groups and related braided and knotted structures, throughout different areas of geometric topology, with an eye on applications in physics, namely modeling topological phases of matter.

The current list of speakers is:

  • Benjamin Audoux (l’Université d’Aix-Marseille)
  • Tara Brendle (University of Glasgow)
  • Scott Carter (University of South Alabama)
  • Alessia Cattabriga (University of Bologna)
  • Seiichi Kamada* (Osaka City University)
  • Toshitake Kohno (University of Tokyo)
  • Sofia Lambropoulou (National Technical University of Athens)
  • Victoria Lebed (Université de Caen)
  • Martin Palmer-Anghel (University of Bonn)
  • Roger Picken (University of Lisbon)
  • Arthur Soulié (Université de Strasbourg)
  • Markus Szymik (NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
  • Anne-Laure Thiel (Université de Caen)

*: to be confirmed

To register, please visit the website:

The deadline for registrations is the 31st of May 2019. Please do register as early as possible, in order to facilitate the planning process.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to write at Celeste Damiani or João Faria Martins.

Posted at April 1, 2019 6:59 PM UTC

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Re: Motion Group Workshop in Leeds

For those who don’t know the geography of England very well, Leeds and Sheffield are rival Yorkshire cities, being just 40 minutes apart by train.

This looks like an interesting meeting but I’ll probably have to forgo most of it as it’s the magnitude workshop in Edinburgh during the same week.

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