# Overview

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The goal is to gather emerging and leading scientists using algebraic methods in physics. The specific topics are chosen to cover a wide variety of areas in both algebra and mathematical physics. Doing so we hope to stimulate interactions between colleagues sharing similar tools, but working in different areas. The invited speakers cover a wide spectrum of interests, ranging from pure algebra to applications in physics. The event will complement nicely the topics emphasized at the Congress (icmp2018.org). Here is a partial list of topics that we hope to cover.

Spin chains related to algebras

Quantum information

Temperley-Lieb, Hecke algebras and finite fusion

Askey-Wilson algebras

Onsager algebra

Cluster algebras

W algebras

Virasoro algebra and conformal symmetry in higher dimensions

Vertex Algebra & categorical methods

Airy structures

Tau-functions

Higher-spin algebras
Etc.