Thematic Program

Mathematics of Quantum Field Theory

January 6–14, 2016

String Field Theory of the B-Model

January 6–9, 2016

Homotopical Methods in Quantum Field Theory

January 11–14, 2016

IBS Center for Geometry and Physics, Pohang, South Korea

At the boundary between physics and mathematics, one overarching goal is to develop a rigorous mathematical model for quantum field theory that accounts for the various non-rigorous physical constructions and phenomena. Among active endeavors toward this goal, the mathematical rigorization of Batalin-Vilkovisky quantization has seen significant progress in recent years. The following pair of events scheduled for two consecutive weeks in January 2016 focuses on two aspects of this rigorization.

Conference 1

Title: String Field Theory of the B-Model
Date: January 6 – 9, 2016

Conference 2

Title: Homotopical Methods in Quantum Field Theory
Date: January 11 – 14, 2016

Mini-Course Lecturers

  • Young-Hoon Kiem (Seoul National University)
  • Daniel Murfet (University of Melbourne)
  • Kyoji Saito (Kavli IPMU, University of Tokyo)
  • Matthew Young (The University of Hong Kong)


  • Daniel Berwick-Evans (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Damien Calaque (University of Montpellier 2)
  • Alberto Cattaneo (University of Zurich)
  • Kwokwai Chan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Ryan Grady (Montana State University)
  • Sam Gunningham (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Alastair Hamilton (Texas Tech University)
  • Branislav Jurco (Charles University in Prague)
  • Albrecht Klemm (University of Bonn)
  • Liang Kong (University of New Hampshire & Harvard University)
  • Qin Li (South University of Science and Technology of China)
  • Pavel Mnev (Max Plank Institute for Mathematics)
  • Nick Rozenblyum (Northwestern University)
  • Pavel Safronov (University of Oxford)
  • Claudia I. Scheimbauer (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics)
  • Dev Sinha (University of Oregon)
  • Atsushi Takahashi (Osaka University)
  • Benjamin Ward (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics)
  • Brian Williams (Northwestern University)
  • Jesse Wolfson (University of Chicago)


  • IBS Center for Geometry and Physics
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  • Gabriel C. Drummond-Cole (IBS Center for Geometry and Physics)
  • Owen Gwilliam (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics)
  • Calin Iuliu Lazaroiu (IBS Center for Geometry and Physics)
  • Wolfgang Lerche (CERN)
  • Changzheng Li (IBS Center for Geometry and Physics)
  • Si Li (YMSC, Tsinghua University)
  • Jae-Suk Park (IBS Center for Geometry and Physics & POSTECH)


Online registration is available here until December 31, 2015.

How to get to POSTECH

Visit here for information about how to get to Pohang.

For the location of the conference site, click here for POSTECH Campus Map.

Lecture Schedule

Jan. 6
Jan. 7
Jan. 8
Jan. 9
Jan. 10
Jan. 11
Jan. 12
Jan. 13
Jan. 14
09:30 – 10:00 Registration Registration
10:00 – 11:00 D. Murfet D. Murfet D. Murfet Q. Li A. Cattaneo D. Calaque A. Hamilton S. Gunningham
11:00 – 11:20 Break Break
11:20 – 12:20 K. Chan M. Young M. Young M. Young P. Mnev P. Safronov B. Jurco D. Berwick-Evans
12:20 – 14:30 Lunch Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 K. Saito K. Saito K. Saito A. Takahashi A. Losev C. Scheimbauer B. Ward D. Sinha
15:30 – 16:00 Break Break
16:00 – 17:00 L. Kong Y. Kiem Y. Kiem Y. Kiem B. Williams N. Rozenblyum J. Wolfson R. Grady
Banquet Banquet


We regret to say that we cannot support your travel and local expenses unless the conference promised to pay. For booking an accommodation in Pohang, please contact the hotel directly referring the list below.

To visit the website of the hotel, please click the name of the hotel.

POSCO Int'l Center Hotel Yeongildae Apple Tree Hotel Philos Hotel Benikea Hotel Pohang
Double Room 88,000 KRW 110,000 KRW 50,000 KRW 90,000 KRW 70,000 KRW
Twin Room 88,000 KRW 132,000 KRW 60,000 KRW 90,000 KRW 80,000 KRW
(1 person)
13,200 KRW 12,000 KRW free 14,300 KRW free
Distance from Venue 5 min. by walk 5 min. by car 10 min. by car 15 min. by car 15 min. by car
Contact +82-54-279-8500 +82-54-221-9452 +82-54-241-1234 +82-54-250-2000 +82-54-282-2700

* The above rate is as of April, 2015 (VAT included)

** The rate may vary


Please visit here and if you need to apply for the visa to attend the conference, please contact We would request a copy of your passport and up-to-date CV for review.