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March 30, 2022

Bicategories, Categorification and Quantum Theory

Posted by Tom Leinster

Guest post by Nicola Gambino

We are pleased to announce that pre-registration for the London Mathematical Society Research School “Bicategories, categorification and quantum theory”, to be held 11th-15th July 2022 at the University of Leeds, is now open. 

The school will include mini-courses on Bicategories (Richard Garner, Macquarie University), Monoidal categories like that of Hilbert Spaces (Chris Heunen, University of Edinburgh), Categorification (Marco Mackaay, University of Algarve) and Hopf Algebras (Sonia Natale, Universidad National de Córdoba), as well as tutorials.

You can pre-register by visiting the web page of the Research School and following the relevant link. The deadline for pre-registration is Friday 29th April 2022.

The pre-registration form allows you also to apply for financial support. After the deadline, the organizing committee will review pre-registrations and provide instructions to complete registration. At present, the plan is to hold the school entirely in-person, with a maximum number of participants set at 50.

The organisers (Nicola Gambino, Vanessa Miemietz, Jamie Vicary)

Posted at March 30, 2022 11:48 PM UTC

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Re: Bicategories, Categorification and Quantum Theory

This looks realy interesting. But why you accept only people involved in formal academics activity? That’s unfair.

Posted by: j on April 1, 2022 7:52 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Bicategories, Categorification and Quantum Theory

I would like to clarify that having an academic affiliation is not necessary condition for acceptance to the Research School.

Posted by: Nicola Gambino on April 1, 2022 4:22 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Bicategories, Categorification and Quantum Theory

Thanks, good to know. But following the link I can see this:

Registration costs will be as follows. These costs include accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks.

PhD students: £150
Early-Career Researchers (up to 5 years since PhD): £250
Senior Researchers: £500

So it’s not clear what costs apply in this case.

Posted by: j on April 1, 2022 9:45 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Bicategories, Categorification and Quantum Theory

We expect to be able to support some participants by means of a reduction to the registration fees, thanks to the support offered by the London Mathematical Society and the School of Mathematics of the University of Leeds. Decisions on support will be made by the organising committee on the basis of the information provided in the pre-registration form.

Please email organisers if you have any queries.

Posted by: Nicola Gambino on April 2, 2022 9:08 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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