Workshop on Mathematical Physics

August 10-13, 2018

São Paulo, Brazil



The Workshop will focus on different aspects and applications of vertex algebras and infinite dimensional Lie algebras to representation theory and conformal field theory. The International Congress of Mathematicians, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro from August 1-9, 2018, will preceed this event. There is no registration fee.


  • Vyacheslav Futorny (USP, Brazil)
  • Reimundo Heluani (IMPA, Brazil)


Plenary talks:

  • Marco Aldi (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA): Generalized CRF-structures and Spinors – Video
  • Tomoyuki Arakawa (Rims-Kyoto, Japan): Higgs branch conjecture for class S theory – Video
  • Wolfgang Bock (TU Kaiserlautern, Germany): Some new ideas of continuum graded Lie algebras
  • Jethro van Ekeren (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil): Rationality and Fusion Rules of Affine W-Algebras – Video
  • Anne Moreau (University of Lille, France):  Chiral symplectic leaves and arc spaces of Slodowy slices – Video 
  • Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University, USA):  Enumerative symplectic duality – Video
  • Vera Serganova (University of California-Berkeley, USA): Categorification constructions involving superalgebras on the example
    of the periplectic case. –
  • Mathew Szczesny (Boston University, USA): Factorization algebras from fibrations and toroidal vertex algebras
  • Vladimir Sokolov (UFABC, Brazil): Integrable systems and non-associative algebraic structures – Video
  • Geordie Williamson (University of Sydney, Australia): Characters in the modular representation theory of algebraic groups
  • Hiroyuki Yamane (University of Toyama, Japan): Representation theory using Coxeter groupoids – Video


  • Edson Ribeiro Alvares (UFPR, Brazil): Tilting Sheaves, Tilting Complexes and Piecewise Hereditary Algebras – Video
  • Lucas Henrique Calixto (UFMG, Brazil): The structure of bounded weight modules
  • Maria Lewtchuk Espindola (UFPB, Brazil): Linearization of the Scchroedinger Equation
  • Nelson José Rodrigues Faustino (UFABC, Brazil): The role of $\mathfrak{sl}_{-1}(\mathbb{R})$ symmetries on Dirac-like representations
  • Malika Ait Ben Haddou (Moulay Ismail University, Morocco): Some applications of indefinite Kac- Moody Lie algebras
  • El Kinani El Hassan (Moulay Ismail University, Morocco): Symmetry Group Analysis of Conformable Fractional Differential Equations
  • Natanael Karjanto (Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea): Solitons in a chain of charge-parity-symmetric dimers – Video
  • Dmitry Melnikov (IIP-UFRN, Brazil): Topological theories and quantum computing
  • Ashish Mishra (UFPA, Brazil): On Tanabe algebra and complex reflection group G(r, p, n) – Video
  • Mikhail Neklyudov (UFAM, Brazil): Hasimoto transform for stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation – Video
  • Zouhair Mouayn (Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Morocco): Berezin transforms attached to Landau levels
  • Izabella Stuhl (The Pennsylvania State University, USA): High-density hard-core model on a triangular lattice
  • Francesco Toppan (CBPF, Brazil): Quasi-nonassociativity from an exceptional spectrum-generating superalgebra – Video
  • Jian Zhang (IME-USP, Brazil): Gelfand-Tsetlin modules of Yangians – Video 


  • Dino Beghetto Junior (FEG-UNESP, Brazil): The Restricted Inomata-McKinley spinor-plane, homotopic deformations and the Lounesto classification
  • Sanjeev Kumar (Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Univ.-Agra, India): A model for the effects of unsteady free convection radiation near an infinite vertical porous plate with hall current
  • Oscar Armando Hernandez Morales (IME-USP, Brazil): Gelfand-Tsetlin representations of vertex algebra
  • Ion Vasile Vancea (UFRJ, Brazil): Entanglement Entropy in sigma-model on de Sitter space



Registration is now closed



LIST OF ABSTRACTS: PDF updated on August 11, 2018

WORKSHOP PROGRAM: PDF updated on August 12, 2018

Additional Information

Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on August 10 at the institute from 9:00 to 9:30 am.

List of Participants:  Updated on August 2

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1,5m x 1m. We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like:

Accommodation: Participants and Speakers whose accommodation has been provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat. Each participant/speaker, whose accommodation has been provided by the institute, has received the accommodation details individually by email.

How to reach the Institute: The workshop will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.

Ground transportation instructions: 

Ground transportation from Guarulhos Airport to The Universe Flat

Ground transportation from Congonhas Airport to the Universe Flat

Ground transportation from The Universe Flat to the institute