Entropy and energy fluctuations in nonequilibrium quantum statistical mechanics
Annalisa Panati
University of Toulon
"Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics has seen some impressive developments in the last three decades, thank to the pioneering works of Evans, Cohen, Morris and Searles on the violation of the second law, soon followed by the groundbreaking formulation of the Fluctuation Theorem by Gallavotti and Cohen for entropy fluctuation in the early nineties.
On hidden quantum group symmetries in CFT
Eveliina Peltola
University of Bonn
"I discuss applications of a hidden $U_q(\mathfrak{sl}_2)$symmetry in CFT with central charge $c \leq 1$ (focusing on the generic, semisimple case, with $c$ irrational). This symmetry provides a systematic method for solving BelavinPolyakovZamolodchikov PDE systems, and in particular for explicit calculation of the asymptotics and monodromy properties of the solutions. Using a quantum SchurWeyl duality, one can understand solution spaces of such PDE systems in a detailed way.
Change the coefficients of conditional entropies in extensivity
Asuka Takatsu
Tokyo Metropolitan University
The BoltzmannGibbs entropy is a functional on the space of probability measures. One characterization of the BoltzmannGibbs entropy is given by the ShannonKhinchin axioms, which consist of continuity, maximality, expandability and extensivity. The extensivity is expressed in terms of the linear combinations of conditional probabilities. Replacing the coefficients in the linear combinations with a power function provides a characterization of the Tsallis entropy. I talk about the impossibility to replace the coefficients with a nonpower function.
Why women leave: Model women and models of discrimination
Susama Agarwala
Johns Hopkins University
" In this talk, I posit two concepts from the economics literature as hypotheses for the observed data on women in academia. This talk includes time for discussion about how these concepts can inform our approach to mentoring junior women.
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From gauge fields to direct connections on gauge groupoids
Alessandra Frabetti
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1  Institut Camille Jordan
"Geometrically, a gauge theory consists of a spinor bundle describing the matter fields, associated to some principal bundle whose gauge group rules the internal symmetries of the system. The gauge fields are the local expressions of a principal connection inducing a covariant derivative which settles the dynamics of the matter fields.
Principal connections can be seen as parallel displacements on the fibres of the principal bundle along curves on the base manifold.
Conformal correlators and AdS2/CFT1
Valentina Forini
City, University of London
A gentle introduction to (modular tensor) categories
Ana Ros Camacho
Cardiff University
In this talk we will introduce categories, a notion that packages mathematical objects of any kind and provides an abstract language to study them. We will build up our way towards socalled modular tensor categories, which roughly speaking are categories with a tensor product, duals, and quite a bit of extra categorical structure. They arise in (rational) conformal field theory and its study poses many interesting questions on their classification, internal structure and generalizations. I will give an overview of these questions and some current lines of research in this topic.
Researcher Presentations

Astrid Eichhorn University of Southern Denmark

Colleen Delaney Indiana University

Roberta Iseppi University of Southern Denmark

Lisa Glaser Universität Wien

Mahumm Ghaffar Memorial University of Newfoundland

Eilind Karlsson Technische Universität München (TUM)

Evelyn Yoczira Lira Torres Queen Mary  University of London (QMUL)

Sharmia Gunasekaran Memorial University of Newfoundland
Exploring spacetime beyond classicality
Renate Loll
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
The physics of General Relativity is deeply intertwined with the mathematics of Lorentzian differentiable manifolds. The latter provide excellent models of spacetime across a vast range of physical scales, encoding gravitational interactions into the curvature properties of smooth metric spaces. However, describing geometry in terms of the infinitesimal line element "ds" does not seem appropriate in the quantum regime near the Planck scale.
On generalized hyperpolygons
Laura Schaposnik
University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign (UIUC)
In this talk we will introduce generalized hyperpolygons, which arise as Nakajimatype representations of a cometshaped quiver, following recent work joint with Steven Rayan. After showing how to identify these representations with pairs of polygons, we shall associate to the data an explicit meromorphic Higgs bundle on a genusg Riemann surface, where g is the number of loops in the comet. We shall see that, under certain assumptions on flag types, the moduli space of generalized hyperpolygons admits the structure of a completely integrable Hamiltonian system.