Higher Structures Emerging from Renormalisation

Master Class and Workshop (in-person meeting)

"Higher Structures Emerging from Renormalisation"
 November 8 - 19, 2021

Advanced Master students, PhD students, Post-Docs and whoever wants to learn about these topics, is welcome to attend the Master class and to stay on for the workshop. We plan an active participation of PhD students, possibly with slots for short communications. Please make yourself known if you want to contribute. A recommendation from your adviser addressed to Sylke Pfeiffer <sypfeiffer@uni-potsdam.de> at an early date, would be most welcome.
Deadline: July 9th, 2021

The first week of the meeting November 8 - 12, 2021 is dedicated to a Master Class around 4 introductory lectures (see abstracts below)
Ilya Chevyrev (Univ. of Oxford) Hopf and pre-Lie algebras in regularity structures
Frédéric Patras (Univ. de Nice) Renormalization à la Wick
Kasia Rejzner (Univ. of York) Renormalization in perturbative algebraic quantum field theory
Lorenzo Zambotti (Univ. Paris VII) Analytic aspects of regularity structures

The aim of the workshop November 15-19, 2021,  which is a follow-up of the online meeting "Higher structures emerging from renormalisation" that took place last October,   is to offer a place to create new and enhance already existing interactions between the subsequent topics:

1) Rough analysis, regularity structures, mould calculus and renormalisation
2) Algebraic and combinatorial structures in renormalisation and QFT
3) Renormalisation in quantum field theory

Beyond these topics, we expect a cross-fertilisation between (stochastic) analytic and algebraic approaches to renormalisation in quantum field theory and related questions.

The following speakers have confirmed their participation:
Y. Bruned (Edinburgh, UK),  A. Chandra (London,UK),   G. Dunne (U. Connecticut, US),  L. Foissy (Calais,F),  A. Frabetti (Lyon, F), J. Gracia-Bondia (San José, Costa Rica), O. GWilliams (U. Massachussets, US), E. Herscovich (Grenoble, F),   M. Hoshino (Osaka, Japan),   B. Jurco (Prague, Czech Republic), F. Lehner (Graz, Austria), F. Otto (Leipzig, D), E. Panzer (Oxford, UK), J. Thürigen (Münster, D),  V. Vargas (Paris, F),  K. Yeats (Waterloo, Canada), E. Garcia Failde (Paris, F), M. Miller (Toronto, Canada), R. Zhu and X. Zhu (Beijing, China, Bielefeld, D).

We also plan to organize talks in pairs with a i) 40 min presentation by a speaker followed by a ii) 15 min discussion on the presentation by a discussant. This pattern borrowed from meetings in Oberwolfach has shown to lead to fruitful interactions. The role of a discussant is to highlight and integrate the contribution of a speaker. They will provide a short summary and general commentary combined with brief exploration of how the presented results advance the topic.

Abstracts of the introductory lectures: November 8 - 12, 2021

Ilya Chevyrev (Univ. of Oxford)
Hopf and pre-Lie algebras in regularity structures

Abstract: This mini-course will focus on the algebraic aspects of regularity structures. I will motivate the Hopf algebra appearing in "positive renormalisation" using polynomials and canonical lifts of smooth functions. I will discuss its similarity to the Connes-Kreimer algebra and present a pre-Lie structure obtained from linearising the group product. I will then discuss "negative renormalisation" and the Hopf algebra of sub-forest extractions. Finally, I will show how the two Hopf algebras (co-)interact and discuss the role of pre-Lie algebras in renormalising stochastic PDEs.

Frédéric Patras (Univ. de Nice)
Renormalization à la Wick

Abstract : The mini-course will come back on a classical example of ``finite renormalization'': the theory of Wick polynomials, Wick products and chaos decompositions. The theory will be presented following a Hopf algebraic approach developed recently that parallels the now usual BWH decomposition in pQFT. Its extension to a noncommutative framework will also be explained as well as the connexion of the theory with other phenomena that received recently a renewed attention (quasi-shuffle products in algebra and probability, among others). The course will essentially be based on recent joint works with K. Ebrahimi-Fard, N. Tapia and L. Zambotti.

Kasia Rejzner (Univ. of York)
Renormalization in perturbative algebraic quantum field theory

Abstract: In this series of lectures I will introduce perturbative algebraic quantum field theory (pAQFT), which is a rigorous framework for constructing interacting QFT models. It uses a formulation of renormalization called Epstein-Glaser renormalization, where no "infinities" are needed and the computation of physical quantities proceeds through the process of extending certain distributions. I will also explain how to incorporate the homological framework of the BV (Batalin-Vilkovisky) formalism into pAQFT and if time permits I will discuss gauge theories.

Lorenzo Zambotti (Univ. Paris VII)
Analytic aspects of regularity structures

Abstract: In this mini-course I plan to introduce the main analytic tools of regularity structures. I’ll start from the Reconstruction Theorem and the Schauder estimates in the general setting of germs, and then I’ll explain the definitions of models and modelled distributions with the different operations acting on them. I’ll try to explain how regularity structures are, in multiple ways, a theory of Taylor expansions.
The content of this mini-course will be based on ongoing work with Francesco Caravenna.

We are very grateful to the following institutions for their generous support:
GDR Renormalisation : nouvelles structures et applications
under the auspices of the CNRS
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Foundation Compositio Mathematica

Research group  Stochastics and Finance Mathematics,
Technische Universität Berlin

IRIMAS, Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France

NTNU Norwegian University of  Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway


Coming soon.

  • Carlo Bellingeri (TU Berlin)
  • Marc Bellon (Sorbonne U, Paris)
  • Marko Berghoff (U Oxford)
  • Nils Berglund (U of Orléans)
  • Eugenia Boffo (Charles U, Prague)
  • Lucas Broux (Sorbonne U, Paris)
  • Yvain Bruned (U Edinburgh)
  • Diego de Jesus Caudillo Amador (NTNU, Trondheim)
  • Adrián Celestino Rodriguez (NTNU, Trondheim)
  • Ajay Chandra (Imperial College, London)
  • Ilya Chevyrev (U Edinburgh)
  • Pierre Clavier (U of Haut-Alsace) — Organizer
  • Jacky Cresson (University of Pau)
  • Joscha Diehl (U Greifswald)
  • John Dougherty (LMU Munich)
  • Pawel Duch (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan)
  • Gerald Dunne (U of Connecticut)
  • Kurusch Ebrahimi-Fard (NTNU, Trondheim) — Organizer
  • Quentin Ehret (U of Haut-Alsace)
  • Hugo Eulry (U Rennes 1)
  • Frederic Fauvet (U Strasbourg)
  • Léonard Ferdinand (Paris-Saclay University)
  • Loic Foissy (U of Littoral Côte d’Opale, Dunkerque)
  • Alessandra Frabetti (U Lyon)
  • Peter K. Friz (TU Berlin) — Organizer
  • Maria Immaculada Gálvez Carrillo (UPC)
  • Elba Garcia Failde (Sorbonne U, Paris)
  • Nicolas Gilliers (NTNU, Trondheim)
  • José M. Gracia-Bondía (Universidad de Costa Rica)
  • Albin Grataloup (U Montpellier)
  • Harald Grosse (U Vienna) — Organizer
  • Subbarao Venkatesh Guggilam (ODU)
  • Owen Gwilliam (UMass Amherst)
  • Paul Hager (HU Berlin)
  • Florian Hanisch (U of Potsdam)
  • Estanislao Herscovich (U Grenoble Alpes)
  • Alexander Hock (U Oxford)
  • Masato Hoshino (U Osaka)
  • Florian Huber (U Vienna)
  • Tajron Juric (RBI, Zagreb)
  • Foivos Katsetsiadis (U Edinburgh)
  • Tom Klose (TU Berlin)
  • Joachim Kock (U Autonoma, Barcelona)
  • Toni Kodžoman (Institut Ruđer Bošković)
  • Adrien Laurent (U of Bergen)
  • David Lee (Sorbonne U, Paris)
  • Imene Lehbab (U of Haut-Alsace)
  • Franz Lehner (TU Graz)
  • Pablo Linares (MPI Leipzig)
  • Chong Liu (TU München)
  • Diego Lopez Valenci (U of Potsdam)
  • Ihsane Malass (U of Potsdam)
  • Dominique Manchon (U Clerment Auvergne) — Organizer
  • Michael Miller (U Toronto)
  • Muhammad Usama Nadeem (U Edinburgh)
  • Rita Nader (U of Orléans)
  • Victor Nador (U Bordeaux)
  • Thanh Loan Nguyen (U Clerment Auvergne)
  • Vu Nguyen Dinh (Paris 13)
  • Felix Otto (MPI Leipzig)
  • Erik Panzer (U Oxford)
  • Frederic Patras (U Côte d'Azur, Nice)
  • Sylvie Paycha (U of Potsdam) — Organizer
  • Nicolas Perkowski (FU Berlin)
  • Sylke Pfeiffer (U of Potsdam) — Organizer
  • Rosa Preiß (TU Berlin)
  • David Prinz (HU Berlin)
  • Ludwig Rahm (NTNU, Trondheim)
  • Kasia Rejzner (U of York)
  • Vincent Rivasseau (U Paris Sud)
  • Claude Roger (U Lyon)
  • William Salkeld (U Côte d'Azur, Nice)
  • Claudia Scheimbauer (TU Munich)
  • Leonard Schmitz (U Greifswald)
  • Oliver Schnetz (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Adrian Tanasa (U Bordeaux)
  • Markus Tempelmayr (MPI Leipzig)
  • Johannes Thürigen (WWU Münster)
  • Andrew Tonks (UPC)
  • Yannic Vargas (U of Potsdam)
  • Emanuele Verri (U Greifswald)
  • Fabien Vignes-Tourneret (UCBL)
  • Hendrik Weber (U Bath)
  • Raimar Wulkenhaar (U Münster)
  • Karen Yeats (U Waterloo)
  • Lorenzo Zambotti (Sorbonne U, Paris)
  • Rongchan Zhu (AMSS, Beijing)
  • Xiangchan Zhu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)
At a glance
Graduate School
Nov. 8, 2021 — Nov. 19, 2021
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Pierre Clavier (U of Haut-Alsace)
Kurusch Ebrahimi-Fard (NTNU, Trondheim)
Peter K. Friz (TU Berlin)
Harald Grosse (U Vienna)
Dominique Manchon (U Clerment Auvergne)
Sylvie Paycha (U of Potsdam)
Sylke Pfeiffer (U of Potsdam)