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Hyperbolic operators on Lorentzian manifolds and quantization

Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics (ESI) Vienna, Austria
10.11.2005 - 12.11. 2005

Organizers: Christian Bär (Potsdam), Helga Baum (Berlin), Klaus Fredenhagen (Hamburg)

The workshop will bring together mathematicians interested in geometric and analytic aspects of hyperbolic operators on Lorentzian manifolds and physicists working in quantum field theory on curved spacetimes. The aim is to discuss recent results and open problems in the field.

Invited speakers include:  B. Ammann (Nancy), R. Brunetti (Hamburg), C. Fewster (York), F. Finster (Regensburg), G. Hollands (Göttingen), G. Huisken (AEI Potsdam), W. Junker (Hannover), I. Kath (MPI Leipzig), M. Sanchez (Granada), E. Schrohe (Hannover), R. Verch  (Leipzig)

The workshop will include the following series of introductory lectures for PhD students and younger scientists, given by Chr. Bär, N. Ginoux  and F. Pfäffle (Potsdam):
1. Basics on Lorentzian geometry and normally hyperbolic operators
2. Riesz distributions
3. Local fundamental solutions
4. Cauchy problem and global fundamental solutions
5. C*-algebras and canonical commutator relations
6. Quantization

The workshop will take place during the  ESI-program "Geometry of pseudo-Riemannian manifolds with applications in Physics"  held at the Erwin Schrödinger Insitute in Vienna, September - December 2005.  It is supported by the DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm 1154 "Global Differential Geometry", the Erwin Schrödinger Institute and the SFB 647 "Space-Time-Matter. Analytic and Geometric Structures" .

The workshop will take place at the Erwin Schrödinger Institute for Mathematical Physics (ESI), Boltzmanngasse 9, A-1090 Vienna. The Program will start on Thursday, November 10, in the morning and will end late afternoon of  Saturday, November 12.
You can find travel information to Vienna and to the ESI on the ESI homepage.




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Last modification: 25.10.2005