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Quantization in Derived Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory

2nd May 2021   -   7th May 2021
Oaxaca, Mexico


An essential paradigm in science is solving a problem through the study of its symmetries. Whether dealing with a chemical, physical, or mathematical system, its symmetries are intimately related to the conservation laws characterizing the system itself. Therefore, their study leads us to its full understanding. Quantum groups are deformations of the most elementary symmetries in Nature, describing, for example, infinitesimal layers of ice. They first appeared in the eighties as symmetries of one and two-dimensional statistical mechanical models and are nowadays ubiquitous objects in mathematics. Quantum groups represent only an instance of the more general Theory of Quantization, in which the procedure of "deforming" classical structures gives rise to their "quantum" analog. This theory proved soon to have spectacular connections with many and only apparently unrelated areas of mathematics and physics, especially in representation theory (as described above), algebraic geometry (in particular the theory of moduli spaces), and theoretical physics (e.g. gauge theory). The present workshop aims to provide a survey of the state of the art of the Quantization Theory, with a special emphasis on using advanced techniques from (derived) algebraic geometry to the realm of Quantization.