29th North British Mathematical Physics Seminar

The 29th meeting of the North British Mathematical Physics Seminar will be held on Wednesday 16 February 2011 in seminar room 2.14 of the Appleton Tower in central Edinburgh.


Lunch Restaurant Beirut (see details below)
Andrew Bruce (Manchester)
On odd Jacobi manifolds
I will define a Grassmann odd analogue of a Jacobi structure on a supermanifold. I will then explore the odd Jacobi algebra structure on the algebra of functions over the said supermanifold. One can think of an odd Jacobi algebra as a Schouten (aka odd Poisson) algebra in which the Leibniz rule has been relaxed. I will finally ask, and partially answer the question can odd Jacobi manifolds find application in the BV-antifield formalism? The audience will not be expected to be experts in the theory of supermanifolds or the BV-formalism. The talk is based on the preprint arxiv1101.1844v1 [math-ph].
Ian Moss (Newcastle)
On heterotic M-theory
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Ben Craps (Brussels)
Thermalization of strongly coupled field theories
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Vidas Regelskis (York)
Reflecting magnons and Yangian symmetry in AdS/CFT
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Patricia Ritter (U of Edinburgh)
A full immersion into warped AdS Black Hole solutions of topologically massive gravity.
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Practical Information

The Appleton Tower is on Crichton Street, south of Princess Street and an easy 15 minute walk from Waverley station. A map can be obtained here .

Train information can be obtained from here.

Lunch at Restaurant Beirut (24 Marshall Street, close to the Appleton Tower) will be between 12-1pm, and will be subsidised. For a map click here . If you would like to take part in the lunch please send an e-mail to Bernd Schroers by 15 February. Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.

Limited funds are available to help with travel expenses of participants with no other source of funding. We hope that this will encourage postgraduate students and postdocs to attend the meeting. Please email Bernd Schroers in advance if you would like to apply for support. Please book early to take advantage of the cheaper train fares.

Postscript: the meeting took place successfully on 16 February 2011. Click here to view a list of people who took part.

Bernd Schroers
Last modified: 28 February 2011