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Date: 2017-09-04 - 2017-09-07
Location: Braga, Portugal

XXVI International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics, Braga, Portugal

XXVI International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics
Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
4-7 September 2017

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

The XXVI edition of the International Fall Workshop on Geometry and Physics (IFWGP) will take place at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) from the 4th to the 7th of September, 2017. This series of international workshops, held at Spanish and Portuguese universities and research centers, covers topics in the fields of Differential Geometry, Applied Mathematics and Physics. A non-exhaustive list of topics traditionally covered in the workshops is the following:

Classical and quantum field theory
Control theory
General Relativity
Geometric mechanics
Information geometry
Integrable systems
Lie algebroids and mechanics
Lorentz geometry
Mechanics of continuous media
Poisson geometry
Quantum geometry
Quantum gravity
Quantum mechanics
Riemannian and pseudo-Riemannian geometry
String theory
Supergravity and supersymmetry
Symplectic and contact geometry

One of the main goals of the workshops is to bring together researchers of these and related areas to promote the exchange of ideas between geometers and physicists. The participation of young researchers is strongly encouraged so, please, disseminate this message among your students and also among your colleagues who might be interested in the workshop.

As in previous editions the workshop will include two mini-courses. This year the mini-courses will be delivered by:

Paolo Gibilisco (Universita’ di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy)
Jacques Smulevici (Universite’ Paris-Sud, France)

and will be devoted to Information Geometry and the Cauchy-Problem in General Relativity, respectively.

The plenary talks will be given by:

Esmeralda Dias (IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Isabel Fernandez (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
Gustav Holzegel (Imperial College, London, United Kingdom)
Joao Nuno Mestre (Utrech University, The Netherlands)
Jose Natario (IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Sarah Rasmussen (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Helena Reis (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
Melanie Rupflin (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

Information about the meeting, registration procedure, submission of contributed talks and other details can be found at the workshop webpage:
http://w3.math.uminho.pt/IFWGP/

Important dates:
Talk / poster submission: 20 June.
Reduced registration fee: 30 June.

We look forward to meeting all of you in Braga.

Kind regards,
The Scientific and the Organizing Committees of the XXVI IFWGP.