The LMS-EPSRC Durham Research Symposia began in 1974, and form an established series of international research meetings, with over 100 symposia to date. They provide an excellent opportunity to explore an area of research in depth, to learn of new developments, and to instigate links between different branches. The format is designed to allow substantial time for interaction and research. The meetings are held in July or August, lasting up to 10 days, with up to 70 participants, roughly half of whom will come from the UK. Lectures and seminars take place in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University.
Higher homotopical structures such as L-infinity algebras, gerbes, and generalised differential cohomologies are at the heart of string and M-theory. This has been recognised in special cases, and there is much evidence for higher structures to play a key role in understanding these theories. In addition, higher structures have been receiving much attention in mathematics and physics independently. Therefore, it is time to bring together experts in those areas to identify the pertinent open problems and discuss solution strategies. This symposium will combine lectures on the foundations, talks on recent advances, and open discussion sessions.
Note: The scientific programme will start on the morning of August 13th and finish in the afternoon of August 17th.
Accommodation for participants will be in a Durham College. Guest rooms offer en-suite and internet facilities. Attendance is by invitation only; please email email@example.com if you are interested.