A meeting to celebrate the 60th birthday of Professor Ed Corrigan

University of York

10-11 August 2006

This meeting is intended to survey the state of the art and to discuss open problems in all topics on which Professor Corrigan has worked, but particularly his current interests in integrable systems and quantum field theory.


All lectures will be held in the Biology building, room B/B002

Thursday 10 August

14.00   David Fairlie         Strings and Yang-Mills: the view from Durham in the 1970s

15.00   Pierre Ramond     Super Yang-Mills theory on the light cone

16.00         Tea

16.30   Michael Atiyah     Some challenging thoughts on quantum theory

17.30         Close of afternoon session

18.30         Reception in Vanbrugh College Dining Room

19.30         Dinner in Vanbrugh College

    Partners and other friends are welcome at the dinner, and indeed at any part of the meeting.

Friday 11 August

9.00    Peter Goddard       Algebras and strings

10.00  David Olive        
    Witten's work on the Langlands programme

11.00           Coffee

11.30   Anne Taormina     
N=4 extended superconformal symmetry in string theory

12.15   Ryu Sasaki            
Exact solution in the Heisenberg picture and  annihilation-creation operators

13.00         Lunch

14.00   Evgueni Sklyanin  

14.45   Patrick Dorey     
Differential equations and quantum integrability

15.30          Tea

16.00   Werner Nahm       

17.00          Close

There is a registration fee of £20. Accommodation is available at the University of York; to be sure of accommodation please register by 14 July. Travel information and maps can be found here.

Financial assistance with the costs of attendance is offered to students.

The meeting is supported by the London Mathematics Society and the
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics group of the Institute of Physics.

To register, please contact Tony Sudbery, as2@york.ac.uk or
Department of Mathematics
University of York
YO10 5DD.