Moonshine - the First Quarter Century and Beyond.

A Workshop on the Moonshine Conjectures and Vertex Algebras

5 to 13 July 2004, Edinburgh

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Scientific Organising Committee:

A. Baker (Glasgow)
A. A. Ivanov (Imperial College)
J. Lepowsky (Rutgers)
J. McKay (Concordia)
V. Nikulin (Liverpool)
M. Tuite (Galway)

Moonshine and related topics have been active research areas since the late 1970s. The aim of this Workshop is to review the impact of this research area on mathematics and theoretical physics and to highlight possible new directions.

The lectures will start early in the morning of Monday 5 July and finish in the afternoon of Tuesday 13 July.

The first part of the meeting will be expository, including such areas as Borcherds's proof of the Conway-Norton conjecture, Construction of the Monster, Vertex (operator) algebras, Modular Moonshine, BKM algebras and automorphic forms, FLM's constuction and proof of the McKay-Thompson conjecture. Saturday 10 July is Spitalfields Day, a day of talks open to everyone, to be held in the William Robertson Building in George Square. The second part of the meeting will consist of invited talks on current research.

The meeting is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Adminstrative contact: icms@maths.ed.ac.uk

Updated 30 June 2004
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