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Workshop on Non-Associativity in
Physics and Related Mathematical Structures

May 1 - 3, 2014
114 McAllister Building


Workshop Program


Thursday, May 1
Time Speaker Title Slides
  9:00 -   9:30 Coffee and Registration
  9:30 - 10:30 Dieter Luest
LMU and MPI, Munich
Non-Commutative/Non-Associative Geometry and Non-Geometric String Backgrounds [Slides]
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Ralph Blumenhagen
MPI, Munich
Non-Associative Deformations of Geometry in Double Field Theory [Slides]
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Djordje Minic
Virginia Tech
Quantum Gravity, Dynamical Phase Space and String Theory: The Case for Fundamental Non-Commutativity and Non-Associativity [Slides]
15:15 - 15:35 Pre-Colloquium Social
15:35 - 16:35 Efim Zelmanov
UC San Diego
Math Department Colloquium: Asymptotic Theory of Finite Groups [Slides]
Friday, May 2
Time Speaker Title Slides
  9:30 - 10:30 Barton Zwiebach
MIT
Alpha'-Deformations of Double Field Theory [Slides]
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Chris Hull
Imperial College, London
Non-Associativity in Double Field Theory and String Theory? [Slides]
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Efim Zelmanov
UC San Diego
Infinite Dimensional Lie and Jordan Superalgebras and Their Representations [Slides]
15:00 - 16:00 James Stasheff
University of Pennsylvania
A Homotopy Theorist Looks at Double Field Theory [Slides]
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:30 Radu Roiban
Penn State
Color/Kinematics Duality and Gravity from Gauge Theories [Slides]
Saturday, May 3
Time Speaker Title Slides
  9:00 - 10:00 Olaf Holm
MIT
The Gauge Structure of Double and Exceptional Field Theory [Slides]
10:00 - 11:00 Thomas Strobl
University of Lyon
2D Gauge Theories and Generalized Geometry [Slides]
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:20 Richard Szabo
MIMS, Edinburgh
Membranes, Non-Geometric Strings and Nonassociative Geometry [Slides]
12:20 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Peter Schupp
Jacobs University, Bremen
Non-Associative Quantum Mechanics from Non-Geometric Strings [Slides]
15:00 - 16:00 Abhijit Gadde
Caltech
Exact Solution of 2D SQCD [Slides]

Workshop sponsored by the Center for Fundamental Theory

Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, The Pennsylvania State University