GAP 2014: Geometry And Physics

to be held May 29 – 31, 2014,
at the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

Organizing Committee:   Charles Doran (Alberta), Marco Gualtieri (Toronto), Tristan Hübsch (Howard), Spiro Karigiannis (Waterloo), Ruxandra Moraru (Waterloo), McKenzie Wang (McMaster).

GAP is now in its sixth year!

Every year, the GAP conference focuses on a current hot research topic at the interface between geometry and physics. The conference usually consists of 4 or 5 mini-courses on different aspects of the chosen theme.


*** REGISTRATION/ACCOMMODATION: There is no registration fee, but all participants should sign up.
The registration form, as well as information about available accommodations, is at the bottom of this page: GAP 2014 Registration/Accommodation.
(You will need to sign up for a free PIMS account.)

Poster for "GAP 2014: Geometry and Physics"

Mini-courses will be given by the following speakers:

  • Chris Brav (Institute for Advanced Study)
  • Ron Donagi (University of Pennsylvania)
  • José Figueroa-O'Farrill (University of Edinburgh)
  • Daniel Waldram (Imperial College London)

In addition, an introductory lecture and a special public lecture will be given by:

Related events in May – June 2014 in Western Canada, as part of PIMS CRG 26: Geometry and Physics

  • String Math Summer School [June 2 – 6, 2014; University of British Columbia]
  • String Math 2014 [June 9 – 13, 2014; University of Alberta]

  • Previous GAP conferences

  • GAP 2013: (wall-crossing and integrable systems) [Centre de Recherches Mathématiques]
  • GAP 2012: (special holonomy; generalized geometry; integrable systems) [University of Waterloo / Perimeter Institute]
  • GAP 2011: (advances in Floer theory; geometric flows; the AdS/CFT correspondence) [Fields Institute]
  • GAP 2010: (mathematical relativity; gauge theory; mirror symmetry) [University of Waterloo / Perimeter Institute]
  • GAP 2009: (elliptic/parabolic equations in geometry; geometry/topology of moduli spaces; symplectic structures) [Perimeter Institute]

  • Disambiguation:

    There's another, different "GAP": Our series of conference started out being called "Connections in Geometry and Physics". We later shortened the name to "GAP: Geometry and Physics", unaware of a previously existing and similar conference series that also goes by the same name, whose history can be found here: One can distinguish between the two as follows: we use the format "GAP yyyy" where yyyy is the current year, and they use "GAP xx" where xx is the consecutive number of their conference. However, since they rightfully laid claim to the GAP name before us, we will likely change our name at some point, once we can think of a nice, catchy acronym. Any clever suggestions would be welcome!

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