30th International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics ICGTMP2014 – Group30, 14-18 July 2014, Gent, Belgium


30th International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics, ICGTMP2014 — Group30, 14-18 July 2014, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium with parallel session on Clifford algebras, Clifford analysis and applications

Conference URL: www.group30.ugent.be

The 30th International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (Group30) is held at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium, fom Monday 14th July until Friday 18th July 2014.

The ICGTPM series is traditionally dedicated to the application of symmetry and group theoretical methods in physics, chemistry and mathematics, and to the development of mathematical tools and theories for progress in group theory and symmetries. Over the years, it has further broadened and diversified due to the successful application of group theoretical, geometric and algebraic methods in life sciences and other areas. The conference has an interdisciplinary character. It aims to bring together experts and young researchers from different fields encouraging cross disciplinary interactions.

The ICGTMP is one of the traditional conference series covering the most important topics of symmetry which are relevant to the intersection of present-day mathematics and physics.

More than 40 years ago a group of enthusiasts, headed by H. Bacry of Marseille and A. Janner of Nijmegen, initiated a series of annual meetings intended to provide a common forum for scientists interested in group theoretical methods. At that time, most of the participants belonged to two important communities: on the one hand, solid state specialists, elementary particle theorists and phenomenologists, and on the other, mathematicians eager to apply newly-discovered group and algebraic structures.

The conference series has become a meeting point for scientists working to model physical phenomena through mathematical and numerical methods based on geometry and symmetry. It is considered as the oldest one among the conference series devoted to geometry and physics. It has been further broadened and diversified due to the successful applications of geometric and algebraic methods in life sciences and other areas.

The first four meetings took place alternatively in Marseille and Nijmegen. Soon after, the workshop acquired an international flavor, especially following the 1975 Colloquium in Nijmegen and the 1976 Colloquium in Montreal. It has since been held in many places around the world. It has become a bi-annual Colloquium since 1990, the year it was organized in Moscow.

Parallel sessions

  • Lie groups, Lie superalgebras, representation theory
  • Quantum systems and quantum mechanics
  • Group theory in quantum information theory and quantum computation
  • Statistical models, exact solutions
  • Integrable models and related topics
  • Symmetries and group theory in biosciences
  • Clifford algebras, Clifford analysis and applications
  • Wavelets
  • Hopf algebras and quantum groups
  • Symplectic geometry and quantization
  • Superstrings, quantum gravity and conformal field theory
  • Special functions in representation theory
  • Group theory in many-body problems
  • Random matrix theory

Registration / Participation fee (updated: 1 Dec. 2013)
We expect to ask a participation fee of €250 for regular participants and €150 for students. The exact fee will be available early 2014. This participation fee includes the registration fee, all conference material and a book of abstracts, refreshments and coffee on each day of the conference, welcome reception, excursion and banquet dinner. Registration for the conference entitles the delegate to conference publication and attendance of academic sessions. An online registration form will follow later.

Abstract submission / Short communications

  • Participants who would like to present a paper should submit an abstract (no later than 15 April 2014) to the conference secretariat, using the online electronic form.
  • The abstract should be at most 1 page.
  • The list of accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference website as they become available.
  • Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference programme book and scheduled for presentation, only after the participation of the speaker has been confirmed (i.e. after receipt of registration form and payment)
  • An online submission form will follow later.

Conference venue
The colloquium will take place in the Joseph Plateau building, one of the traditional University buildings nearby the historical city centre. This building is named after the famous physicist of Ghent University (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Plateau).

Accommodation
A limited number of rooms is available in the Student Homes of Ghent University. These Homes offer clean and cheap but basic rooms with internet connection. The price is XXX (?). Reservation of these rooms is through the organisers. All other form or accommodation should be arranged by the participants themselves. Some hotels in Ghent offer a reduction to participants of the GROUP30 conference (LINK NAAR UGENT). Because of the Ghent Festival, adjacent to the conference, make sure to do your hotel booking as early as possible.

Travel information: http://www.group30.ugent.be/?page=travel

Local Organizing Committee
Fred Brackx, Ghent University, Belgium
Hennie De Schepper, Ghent University, Belgium
Joris Van der Jeugt (Chair), Ghent University, Belgium

Other members of the Organizing Committee
Jean-Pierre Antoine, UCL, Louvain-La-Neuve University, Belgium
Francoise Bastin, Maths Dept, Liège University, Belgium
Pierre Bieliavsky, Maths Dept, UCL, Louvain-La-Neuve University, Belgium
Stefaan Caenepeel, VUB Brussels, Belgium
Frans Cantrijn, Ghent University, Belgium
Simone Gutt, Maths Dept, ULB Brussels, Belgium
Marc Henneaux, Physics Dept, ULB Brussels, Belgium
Erik Koelink, Maths Dept, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Piet Van Isacker, GANIL, Caen, France
Pierre Van Moerbeke, Maths Dept, UCL, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

Source: Email by F. Brackx, fb_AT_cage.ugent.be, 24 Nov. 2012, http://www.group30.ugent.be/?page=home

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