Time: August 24, 1997 - August 31, 1997.
Scientific Committee: | ||
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I. Batalin (Moscow) | L. Bonora (Triest) | |
R. Bryant (Durham, NC) | M. Dubois-Violette (Orsay) | |
M. Fliess (Paris) | P. Griffiths (Princeton, NJ) | |
M. Henneaux (Brussels) | V. Kozlov (Moscow) | |
I. Krasil'shchik (Moscow) | G. Marmo (Naples) | |
B. Sadovnikov (Moscow) | J. Stasheff (Chapel Hill, NC) | |
M. Talon (Paris) | I. Tyutin (Moscow) | |
C. Viallet (Paris) | A. Vinogradov(Salerno-Moscow) | |
B. Voronov (Moscow) | ||
Local Committee: | ||
V. Kozlov (Moscow) | I. Krasil'shchik | |
B. Sadovnikov (Moscow) | A. Samokhin (Moscow) | |
M. Vinogradov(Moscow) |
The term secondary calculus refers to such
topics as higher symmetries of PDE's, the C-spectral sequence (variational
bicomplex) which are secondary analogues of usual vector fields and differential
forms, respectively. Recently it became clear that there exist secondary
counterparts of all ingredients of the standard calculus which are various
type cohomology classes living on infinite prolongations of appropriate
equations. Among them are BRST-anti-fields, Batalin-Vilkovisky bracket
and similar cohomology constructions which are natural to be called cohomological
physics.
The conference is thought to be a forum of both mathematicians and physicists
to fix the state of art and perspectives in this extremely promising area.
Topics:
A list of invited speakers includes:
M. Asorey, G. Barnich, C. Becchi, L. Bonora, F. Brandt, R. Bryant, M. Fliess, M. Henneaux, V. Kozlov, I. Krasil'shchik, A. Ibort, N. Maggiore, G. Marmo, M. Rasetti, B. Sadovnikov, J. Stasheff, A. Verbovetsky, C. Viallet, A. Vinogradov,
The program
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Proceedings:
Papers of the invited lecturers are published in the Contemporary Mathematics series of the American Mathematical Society, volume 219, 1998. All other contributions are e-printed in the Electronic Conference Proceedings of EMIS.