January 2011 – May 2011                            FS8 Analysis of Quantum Systems: Events in Cardiff


Contact David Evans (Cardiff, evansde@cardiff.ac.uk) for information regarding this programme.


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ESR appointments at Cardiff during FS8:


Alin Galatan (Bucharest),       21 February – 20 May 2011

Antti Harju (Helsinki),                        1 January – 31 May 2011

Grace Kennedy (UCSB),        1 January – 31 May 2011

Jennifer Maier (Hamburg),      1 January – 31 May 2011

Makoto Yamashita (Tokyo),   17 January – 16 May 2011





Mathematical Physics seminars at Cardiff


20-22 December 2010: WIMCS Annual Meeting

21 December 2010:     Mathematical Physics Cluster Plenary Talk: 9am

                                    Speaker: Professor Tim Porter (Bangor, Wales)

                                    Mathematical Physics Cluster Session: 13.45-18.15


17 January 2011:         Learned Society of Wales, Frontiers lecture

                                    Sir Michael Atiyah will give a distinguished lecture. The poster for this event can be downloaded here.


19-21 January 2011:    Series of lectures by Ralf Meyer (Göttingen)

                                    Topic: Geometric models for equivariant bivariant K-theory


14-18 March 2011:      Series of lectures by Nathan Broomhead (Hannover)

                                    Topic: Dimer models and non-commutative crepant resolutions


20-21 April 2011:        WIMCS workshop on Quantum Field Theory

                                    Speakers include: Henning Bostelmann (York), Romeo Brunetti (Trento), Detlev Buchholz (Göttingen), Jan Derezinski (Warsaw) Christian Jäkel (Cardiff),

Gandalf Lechner (Vienna), Florian Robl (Cardiff)


2-3 May 2011:             WIMCS workshop on Representations of Braid and Symmetric Groups - New Approaches, held at Aberystwyth University


9-13 May 2011:           Concentrated period on Higher Gauge Theory, TQFT’s and Categorification

                                    This includes a WIMCS workshop on Higher Gauge Theory, TQFT’s and Categorification on 9-10 May.

                                    Speakers include: Aristide Baratin (Orsay, Paris), Benjamin Bahr (Cambridge), Alexander Kahle (Göttingen), Jeffrey Morton (Lisbon), Urs Schreiber (Utrecht),

                                    Jamie Vicary (Oxford), Konrad Waldorf (Regensburg), Christoph Wockel (Hamburg)





19-21 January 2011:    Visit of Ralf Meyer (Göttingen)


30 January – 12 February 2011: Visit of Robin Hillier (Rome)


7-10 February 2011:    Visit of Christoph Schweigert (Hamburg)


6-12 February 2011:    Visit of Paulo Pinto (Lisbon)


6-12 March 2011:        Visit of Jouko Mickelsson (Helsinki)


13-19 March 2011:      Visit of Nathan Broomhead (Hannover)


21-25 March 2011:      Visit of Pavle Goldstein (Zagreb)


3-9 April 2011:            Visit of Michael Tuite (Galway)


18-24 April 2011:        Visit of Detlev Buchholz (Göttingen)


19-22 April 2011:        Visit of Henning Bostelmann (York), Romeo Brunetti (Trento), Jan Derezinski (Warsaw), Gandalf Lechner (Vienna)



Other events being arranged




Accommodation & Places to eat


Six things to do in Cardiff


For a list of places to eat in Cardiff near the School of Maths and in the City Centre, see here.

For a list of accommodation in Cardiff, click here.


For other lists of accommodation in Cardiff, see:







EU-NCG members should contact their node coordinators about the possibility of funding for any events.



How to get to Cardiff


For directions to Cardiff University, see here.

For maps and university locations, see here.



IT facilities


Temporary username and password will be available on arrival, which will enable you to log in to the Cardiff University network.

Access to computers is available in two computing labs (M/0.33, M/0.35) on the ground floor of the School of Mathematics.

You will be able to save documents on the network, but you will need to retrieve these files before you leave.




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