3 day Worskshop: Workshop on Higher Gauge Theory

Workshop on Higher Gauge Theory: Where should we look for higher gauge matter? (From emerging physics and topological quantum computing to string and M-theory.)

Higher gauge theory is a generalisation of ordinary gauge theory with additional levels of structure and of symmetry. 
A key feature of higher gauge theory is parallel transport along surfaces. 
Higher gauge theory is mathematically coherent and natural, but a role for higher gauge models in physics has yet to be confirmed. 
Mechanisms whereby higher gauge systems could appear in nature have recently been discovered. 
These include via M-theory, quantum gravity, and topological phases of matter with emergent higher gauge symmetry. 

To register please contact João Faria Martins or find out more.