Workshop on Geometry and Mathematical Physics

(including the Hong Kong Geometry Colloquium)


30 November - 1 December, 2012

Room 210, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU

Abstracts (in PDF format)


Morning Session, Friday, 30 November

10:00 - 11:00

Peter Bouwknegt (Australian National University, Canberra)

On the K-theory classification of topological states of matter

11:15 - 12:15

Xinwen Zhu (Northwestern University, Evanston and HKUST, Hong Kong)

Hitchin fibrations and Langlands duality


Afternoon Session, Friday, 30 November

14:30 - 15:30

Mathai Varghese (University of Adelaide, Adelaide)

New deformations of geometric elliptic complexes

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:05

Man Ho Ho (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

A condensed proof of the Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch theorem in differential K-theory

Workshop Dinner

Morning Session (Hong Kong Geometry Colloquium), Saturday, 1 December

10:00 - 10:05

Ngaiming Mok (Director, Institute of Mathematical Research, HKU)


10:05 - 11:05

Xiaochun Rong (Capital Normal University, Beijing and Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

Continuity of extremal transitions and flops for Calabi-Yau manifolds

Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:20

James Fullwood (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

On topological invariants of elliptic fibrations


Organizer: Siye Wu