QMAP Events

The center will host various events of interest both to the scientific community working on related areas as well as events aimed at explaining to a wide audience the science we explore.

QMAP colloquium

The main regular event is the QMAP colloquium. It brings high profile speakers to address audience of both physicists and mathematicians interested in the core topics of the QMAP center.

Future colloquium:

April 11, 2018: Roberto Emparan (Barcelona): Black hole fusion made easy

Past colloquia:

February 27, 2018, Sergei Gukov (Caltech): Conformal symmetry and 4-manifolds

November 21, 2017, Nicolai Reshetikhin (UC Berkeley): Superintegrable systems

October 24, 2017, Maxim Kontsevich (IHES): Quaternionic D-branes

October 17, 2017, Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS): Spacetime, Quantum Mechanics and Positive Geometry

Organizers are Jaroslav Trnka and Tudor Dimofte. More details on past and future colloquia can be found here.

QMAP conference

The inaugural QMAP conference, entitled, Recent Developments in Fields, Strings, and Gravity, took place in Dec 2016. Please visit the conference page linked above for details,

There will be an annual QMAP conference which where the QMAP members will present their research. This will consist of both expert talks and public talks for the wider campus community. The first QMAP conference is scheduled for winter 2018/2019.

Affiliated seminar series

There are also weekly seminar series focused on particular topics:

  • QMAP FSG seminar: Thursdays 1:30pm in Physics 432
  • QMAP math seminar: Fridays 11:00am in Math 2112

In addition there are regular seminar series in the Physics and Mathematics Departments which are of interest. For details please consult:

QMAP workshops and summer schools

QMAP will also regularly organize conferences, workshops and summer schools. This will bring to the campus experts in respective research areas to discuss latest developments. Currently planned events are:

Public lectures

QMAP will also organize public lectures to educate the general audience and attract young generation. See the webpage for details.


If you are interested in the technical talks, research seminars etc., you can sign-up to receive announcements at: QMAP mailing list.

For announcements related to the QMAP public lectures etc., you can sign-up at: QMAP Friends mailing list.

Event Calendar