The Mathematical Foundations of Conformal Field Theory and Related Topics

A conference in honor of Yi-Zhi Huang.


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The conference will take place June 10 - 14, 2019, at the Chern Institute of Mathematics, Nankai University. It will feature invited lectures on a broad range of topics related to conformal field theory.

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Invited Speakers Include

Drazen Adamovic (Zagreb)
Tomoyuki Arakawa (Kyoto)
Scott Carnahan (Tsukuba)
Ling Chen (UCAS - Beijing)
Thomas Creutzig (Alberta)
Terry Gannon (Alberta)
Yun Gao (York, Canada)
Bin Gui (Rutgers)
Sashank Kanade (Denver)
Yasu Kawahigashi (Tokyo)
Kalle Kytölä (Aalto)
Simon Lentner (Hamburg)
James Lepowsky (Rutgers)
Haisheng Li (Rutgers)
Si Li (Tsinghua)
Robert McRae (Vaderbilt)
Sven Moeller (Rutgers)
Eveliina Peltola (Geneva)

Fei Qi (Yale)
David Ridout (Melbourne)
Ingo Runkel (Hamburg)
Eric Schippers (Manitoba)
Yucai Su (Tongji)
Katrin Wendland (Freiburg)
Xiao-Gang Wen * (MIT)
Simon Wood (Cardiff)
Siye Wu (National Tsing Hua)
Xiaoping Xu (Institute of Mathematics, CAS, Beijing)
Xiao Zhang (Institute of Mathematics, CAS, Beijing)

*-not confirmed


Jiayuan Hotel (Guest House of Chern Institute) Nankai University, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin. Tel.: +86 22 2350 8089 (in Chinese) +86 22 2350 8228 (in English)

For invited participants, a room will be booked for you by the Chern Institute. The default dates are June 9 - 15.


The lectures will take place in the Shiing-Shen Building (Chern Institute of Mathematics). It is a very short walk from the Jiayuan Hotel.


Chern Institute and Jiayuan Hotel (click to enlarge)
Walking to the Chern Institute (click to enlarge)


For the purposes of obtaining a travel visa, the Chern Institute will issue you with an invitation. An email concerning this will be sent to all participants in early March, if not sooner.

Travel Info

Schedule and Abstracts


List of Participants

Participant List


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This conference is sponsored in part by the Chern Institute of Mathematics.