Workshop on Mathematical Physics

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Start time: June 16, 2016

Ends on:  June 17, 2016

Location: São Paulo, Brazil


Organizers and Speakers:

  • Nathan Berkovits (ICTP-SAIFR & IFT-UNESP, Brazil) – Untwisting the pure spinor formalism
  • Vyacheslav Futorny (IME-USP, Brazil) – Gelfand-Tsetlin representation for gl(n)


  • Yuly Billig (Carleton U., Canada) – Representation theory of Lie algebra of vector fields on a torus
  • Jethro van Ekeren (UFF, Brazil) – Classification and construction of simple vertex algebras
  • Laurent Freidel (Perimeter, Canada) – On the non-commutative geometry of compactified string
  • Pedram Hekmati (IMPA, Brazil) – D-branes in orientifolds
  • Reimundo Heluani (IMPA, Brazil) – On higher 1 point functions on the torus
  • Martin Kruczenski (Purdue U., USA) – Wilson loops and minimal area surfaces in hyperbolic space
  • Andrei Mikhailov (IFT-UNESP, Brazil) – BV formalism and string amplitudes
  • Cristian Ortiz (IME-USP, Brazil) – Morita equivalence of vector bundles
  • Pedro Vieira (Perimeter, Canada & ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil) – Bootstrapping massive quantum field theories
  • Elizaveta Vishnyakova (IME-USP, Brazil) – Geometrization of graded manifolds
  • Jorge Zanelli (CECS, Chile)
  • Jian Zhang (IME-USP, Brazil) – Quantum determinants and quantum Pfaffians


This two-day workshop will include seminars by mathematicians and physicists on topics of mutual interest. It will precede the 31st International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics which will be held in Rio de Janeiro from June 19-25.

There will be no application form for this activity and everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, send email to .





Workshop Program: updated on June 15

Click on the (video)  to watch the videos and (pdf) to download the talk files available

Thursday, June 16

Friday, June 17

10:00 – 10:40

Yuly Billig

(video) (PDF)

Laurent Freidel


10:50 – 11:30

Jethro van Ekeren


Martin Kruczenski


11:40 – 12:20

Cristian Ortiz

(video) (PDF)

Pedro Vieira


12:30 – 14:00



14:00 – 14:40

Reimundo Heluani

(video) (PDF)

 Jorge Zanelli


14:50 – 15:30

Elizaveta Vishnyakova

(video) (PDF)

Pedram Hekmati 


15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:40

 Jian Zhang

(video) (PDF)

Andrei Mikhailov 

(video) (info)


Vyacheslav Futorn​y

(video) (PDF)

Nathan Berkovits 



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