WG2 Training School 2018

2018, September 23  —  2018, September 30
Benasque (Spain)

The 2018 QSPACE Training School is an International Physics School aimed to
provide an advanced specialization to Ph. D. students and young researchers on
the field of noncommutative geometry structures, and more generally in novel
mathematical methods of quantum gravity, strings and field theory.

The program of the School combines five courses and two specialized seminars
with individual work supervised by tutors. Lectures will be delivered mostly in
the mornings, whereas Tutorials and Special Talks on selected topics will be
reserved for the afternoons. Students will work through the solutions of
problems proposed by lecturers, with the help of tutors. All students are also
encouraged to present and discuss their work during specific sessions (Student


– A. Cattaneo (Zurich U.): The BV-BFV formalism
– Y. Fregier (L M de Lens): Deformation theory and structures up to homotopy.
– C. Sleight (Université Libre de Bruxelles): Higher spin theories
– J. Trnka (U. California, Davis, QMAP & Santa Barbara, KITP): Grassmannian
geometry of scattering amplitudes
– W.D. van Suijlekom (Nijmegen U., IMAPP): Noncommutative Geometry and Particle


– J. Trampetic (R. Boskovic Institute, Croacia): Quantum duality of the
noncommutative field theories related by theta-exact Seiberg-Witten map and its
cosmological consequences,
– R. Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.) Perspectives on Nonassociative Geometry,
– J. C. Várilly (Costa Rica U.): String-local quantum fields: an overview

It is convenient to invite young graduates, Ph D students and early career
postdocs to register as soon as possible. Financial aid is available, and in
this respect early registration is advisable.

Benasque is a beautiful village located in the Spanish Pyrenees, just at the
bottom of their highest mountain (Pico de Aneto), with a wonderful
countryside/hiking environment. The Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro
Pascual (http://benasque.org/2018qspace/) is an international meeting
infrastructure which provides excellent facilities and an agreeable atmosphere
to allow the participants to interact with senior speakers and tutors and also
to carry their work during the meeting. The lecture halls and the rooms for
discussion sessions are located in the Centre. Computing and electronic
communication facilities are available.

We kindly ask you to distribute this information and the attached poster
among all your students and colleagues who may be interested in this event.

Best regards,

The organizers:

M. Asorey (Zaragoza University – Benasque CCBPP)
J. M. Gracia-Bondia (Zaragoza University)
B. Jurco (Charles University, Prague)
C. Martin (Complutense University, Madrid)
M. Schlichenmaier (Luxemburg University)