Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Summertime

We should perhaps update this blog more often but we find almost no time to do that! Alain is very busy editing, correcting, and finalizing his book, Noncommutative Geometry, Quantum Fields and Motives, with Matilde Marcolli. This is no easy task given the size and scope of the work. BTW, I hope sometime soon we will have a good and extensive review of this book in this blog. I am also busy traveling, going to conferences and giving talks.

Last week I attended the Max Planck Institute conference on Hochschild and cyclic cohomology. The meeting was on Hopf cyclic cohomology and higher homotopy structures on Hochschild and cyclic complexes (the so called `stringy topology'). Somehow both topics are very hot these days and I shall report on some of the talks there later. This is the second in a series of three conferences this summer, all co-organized by Matilde, at MPI devoted to noncommutative geometry and its applications.

Another summer conference is a meeting in Warsaw in honor of Paul Baum's 70 th birthday. Happy birthday Paul!

6 comments:

Axiom said...

Could AC comment on this article please?
http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/in-no-time
A very interesting article that talks about a potentially new model of "our world", which is timeless

Chris said...

I like your title. It reminds me George Gershwin's beautiful 1930's song:

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

One of these mornings
You're going to rise up singing
Then you'll spread your wings
And you'll take to the sky

But till that morning
There's a'nothing can harm you
With daddy and mamma standing by

Summertime,
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high

Your daddy's rich
And your mamma's good lookin'
So hush little baby
Don't you cry

tryygth said...

Glad to hear Alain and Matilde are writing a book. I had downloaded their paper on Motives, converted it to HTML with MathML and was hoping to put it up on a Wiki for annotation.

Now I can just wait for the book! :)

tryygth said...

Alain, I just downloaded the PDF of you and Matilda's new book. We are going to start a reading club at work about it. I understand that there might be several reasons not to grant this request, but can you provide a LaTex version of the current draft? I want to put it up on an internal wiki so we can start working on a link explication.

Thanks and if not, thanks for the preview.

Harry said...

Hello,
Is there already any release date for the latest book of AC "Noncommutative Geometry, Quantum Fields and Motives" ? Thanks by advance

AC said...

Dear Harry

The release date of the book is
scheduled in January of 2008.
All the best
Alain