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Solvay Workshop on "Higher Spin Gauge Theories, Topological Field Theory and Deformation Quantization"

Brussels, 17 - 21 February 2020 (ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room)


Over the recent years several fascinating connections have been discovered between Higher Spin

gauge theories, Deformation Quantisation and Topological Field Theory. As it often happens, many concepts and structures are independently (re)discovered by mathematicians and theoretical
physicists from different perspectives.

The workshop is designed to bring together, for the first time, leading experts in these fields so as
to foster cross-fertilization of ideas between the communities and trigger the production of new lines
of research.



Invited Speakers



Registration is now closed




Scientific and Organising Committee

Glenn Barnich (ULB, Brussels, Belgium)
Pierre Bieliavsky (UC Louvain, Belgium)

Nicolas Boulanger (UMONS, Belgium)

Boris Feigin (HSE & Landau Institute, Moscow, Russia)
Maxim Grigoriev (LPI & ITMP MSU, Moscow, Russia)
Evgeny Skvortsov (Max Planck, Germany)

Michel Van Den Bergh (U. Hasselt, Belgium)

Marco Zambon (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Practical information for attendees

Fee and registration

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required (limited space).

Name badges and WIFI codes will be distributed on site on Monday 17 February from 10:45 a.m.


The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine
1050 Brussels (Building N.O. - 5th Floor - Solvay Room). Click HERE for the map of the Campus.


A banquet will be held on Thursday 20 February at 7:30 p.m.
For those who wish to attend, there will be a 50 Euro banquet fee to be paid cash on the first day of the workshop.

An email with the banquet registration details will be sent to all participants in January.

Getting here

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta". Delta is the metro station on the campus.
Click HERE for the map of the metro.

For more information about public transport in Brussels go to the STIB's website.

If you come by car, please click HERE for directions.

Travel and accommodation

Attendees will have to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Brussels.


Brussels City Center:

Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - - Hotel Saint-Nicolas

Hotel Queen Anne - Hotel Bloom - Max Hotel - Metropole Hotel - Plaza Hotel


Hotels close to the venue:

U-Residence: 1.2 km (12 minutes walk - tram number 25: 8 minutes)

Hotel Brussels: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Barsey by Warwick: 3,8 km (28 minutes walk - tram number 8: 21 minutes)

Hotel Ibis Styles Hotel Brussels Louise: 3.6 km (25 minutes walk - tram number 8: 20 minutes)

Hotel Capital: 3.3 km (19 minutes walk - tram number 8: 16 minutes)



***For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (