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The goal of this network is to facilitate, stimulate, and further promote the many interactions of low-dimensional topology and geometry with various fields including (in no particular order) gauge theory, quantum topology, symplectic topology and geometry, Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, string theory and quantum field theory.
The network is intended to be organized on a European wide scale, reflecting the global nature of the ongoing research in these areas. The planned activities of workshops and conferences, schools and programmes of research visits will reach across international and disciplinary lines to stimulate current and future progress.
At the same time, this network will bring together leading experts in the above-mentioned areas with a new generation of researchers, providing them with the interdisciplinary perspective and training which will plant seeds for the breakthroughs of the future.
More information can be found on the programme dedicated site.
Low-dimensional Geometry and Topology, Gauge theory, Quantum Topology, Symplectic Geometry and Topology, Hyperbolic Geometry, Quantum Field Theory and String Theory.
5 years from April 2009 until April 2014