Welcome to the ESI

The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematics and Physics (ESI) is a programme-oriented research institute for mathematics and physics at the University of Vienna. Since its foundation in 1992 it has been the mission of the ESI to advance research in mathematics, physics and mathematical physics at the highest international level through fruitful interaction between scientists from these disciplines.

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Current and Upcoming Activities

Due to Covid-19, many events cannot take place as intended. Click here to view all events which have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.
Research in Teams Project: Noncommutative Cluster Structures and their Symmetries July 1, 2020 — Aug. 31, 2020 Research in Teams
Postponed due to Covid-19
Sebastian Falkner (Goethe University of Frankfurt): Heterogeneous cavitation on graphitic surfaces in a Lennard‐Jones fluid and water at negative pressures Aug. 1, 2020 — Nov. 30, 2020 Junior Research Fellow
Higher Structures and Field Theory - online Aug. 2, 2020 — Aug. 21, 2020 Online Workshop
Higher Structures and Field Theory Aug. 3, 2020 — Sept. 25, 2020 Thematic Programme
Aliaksandr Hancharuk (U Lyon): Higher Gauge Theories Aug. 24, 2020 — Sept. 25, 2020 Junior Research Fellow
Spectral Theory of Differential Operators in Quantum Theory Sept. 7, 2020 — Sept. 11, 2020 Workshop
Postponed due to Covid-19
Research in Teams Project: l-modular Langlands Quotient Theorem and Applications Sept. 12, 2020 — Sept. 27, 2020 Research in Teams
Partially rescheduled for September 2020
Research in Teams Project: Blackbody Radiation Induced Inertial Effects and Collective Phenomena - Theoretical Basis and Experimental Feasibility Sept. 20, 2020 — Sept. 26, 2020 Research in Teams
Rescheduled for September 2020
Higher Structures Emerging from Renormalisation Oct. 5, 2020 — Oct. 16, 2020 Workshop
Davide Pradovera (CSQI, EPFL, Lausanne): Model Order Reduction of parametric PDEs with meromorphic structure based on minimal rational approximation Oct. 12, 2020 — Nov. 15, 2020 Junior Research Fellow

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Upcoming Talks

Aug 25. 2020

Advances in Algebraic Quantum Field Theory I: Framework of AQFT Klaus Fredenhagen (U Hamburg) Aug 25. 2020, 09:00 - 10:00 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).

Aug 26. 2020

Topological quantum field theory with defects Nils Carqueville (U Vienna) Aug 26. 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).
Moduli spaces of flat connections as quasi-BV manifolds Jan Pulmann (U Genève) Aug 26. 2020, 15:30 - 16:30 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).

Aug 27. 2020

Advances in Algebraic Quantum Field Theory II: Perturbative approach towards AQFT Klaus Fredenhagen (U Hamburg) Aug 27. 2020, 09:00 - 10:00 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).
Operations on the Hochschild bicomplex of a diagram of algebras Eli Hawkins (UCAS) Aug 27. 2020, 15:30 - 16:30 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).

Aug 28. 2020

Advances in Algebraic Quantum Field Theory III: Perspectives and open problems Klaus Fredenhagen (U Hamburg) Aug 28. 2020, 09:00 - 10:00 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).
Asymptotic fields in QFT from the point of view of BV-BFV formalism Kasia Rejzner (UCAS) Aug 28. 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).

Aug 31. 2020

Higher structures in algebraic quantum field theory I Alexander Schenkel (U of Nottingham) Aug 31. 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).
Topological field theories with boundaries - some constructions and some applications Christoph Schweigert (U Hamburg) Aug 31. 2020, 15:30 - 16:30 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).

Sep 01. 2020

Higher structures in algebraic quantum field theory II Alexander Schenkel (U of Nottingham) Sep 01. 2020, 09:00 - 10:00 Part of Higher Structures and Field Theory (Thematic Programme).