The international workshop on
"Noncommutative Geometry, Duality and Quantum Gravity"

at Science Seminar House in North Campus, Kyoto University, September 4-6, 2017

PHOTO:Sakuhei gate in Kyoto Gyoen


2017.06.27 This web site started.
2017.08.29 The information on the banquet added.


The scope of the workshop is to discuss recent studies and progress on noncommutative geometry, dualities related to doubled geometry and some aspects of quantum gravity.

Invited Speakers

Eric Bergshoeff (U. of Groningen), Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman (U. of Wroclaw), Jerzy Lewandowski (U. of Warsaw), Jerzy Lukierski (U. of Wroclaw), Eoin O Colgain (APCTP), Domenico Orlando (U. of Bern), Harold Steinacker (U. of Vienna), Richard Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.), Hikaru Kawai (Kyoto U.), Jun Nishimiura (KEK), Yuho Sakatani (Kyoto Pref. U. of Med.), Satoshi Watamura (Tohoku U.)

     *  All of the talks are delivered by the invited speakers.


Please register from the following link:

Registration Form

A tentative deadline is August 25, 2017.
Non-registered participants are also welcome, but strongly encouraged to register.
We need to know the number of participants to prepare for a coffee break.


The list of participants



Time Table

   10:00-11:00       11:15-12:15       14:00-15:00       15:15-16:15       16:30-17:30   
   9/4 (Mon)      Lewandowski   Watamura    Szabo   Sakatani   O Colgain
   9/5 (Tue)      Bergshoeff    Orlando   free discussion    free discussion   free discussion
   9/6 (Wed)       Steinacker    Kawai    Kowalski-Glikman       Nishimura    Lukierski

Mini lecture course on "Applied Newton-Cartan Geometry" delivered by E. Bergshoeff is held at Conference Room Y306, Yukawa Hall, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics,
1) 15:00 to 16:00 on Sep. 5th (Tue.), and 2) 10:00 to 12:00, 3) 14:00 to 15:00 on Sep. 7th (Thu.)

A banquet is held from around 18:00 on Sep. 4th. The place is an Izakaya restaurant, Syaraku. For the detailed information, see the following link: Syaraku@GURUNABI
The fee is going to be around 4,000 JPY for every participant.

Talk titles

Speakers Titles
   Eric Bergshoeff       Branes, Duality Symmetries and Mixed-symmetry Potentials   
   Hikaru Kawai       Emergence of space-time and the naturalness problem in matrix models   
   Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman       kappa-deformation as an ultraviolet cut-off of quantum gravity   
   Jerzy Lewandowski       Canonical Loop Quantum Gravity: issues, framework and results   
   Jerzy Lukierski       Quantum Gravity and noncommutative space-times   
   Jun Nishimura       Does the IKKT matrix model determine the space-time dimensionality?   
   Eoin O Colgain       Frank and Rodney at the tip of a noncommutative iceberg   
   Domenico Orlando       Deformations, defects and a noncommutative spectral curve   
   Yuho Sakatani       Double field theory and Yang-Baxter deformed backgrounds   
   Harold Steinacker       Covariant quantum spaces and higher-spin theory in the IKKT matrix model   
   Richard Szabo       Nonassociative Deformations of Quantum Mechanics and 3D Quantum Gravity   
   Satoshi Watamura       Supergeometry and unified picture of fluxes   


To come to Yoshida Campus, Kyoto Univ. from Kansai International Airport, see the following link:
Click here

A convenient way to come from Kansai airport to Kyoto station is to use Limited Express HARUKA. The station of HARUKA is just in front of the airport. See the map of the 2nd floor of KIX MAP. Please go towards #67 on this map. You can buy a ticket around there. The price is around 3,000 yen. Credit cards are available.

The time table of HARUKA is the following:  @ Weekday  @ Saturday  @ Sunday and public holiday

It takes about one and half hours from the airport to Kyoto station.

There are some ways to come from Kyoto station to Yoshida Campus, Kyoto Univ. The cheapest way is to take a bus in front of Kyoto station (230 yen). The lines 206 and 17 are available. But 206 is extremely crowded because of a lot of tourists, so 17 is highly recommended. The easiest way is to take a taxi. You can find taxi stands on this map around Kyoto station. There are two taxi stands, but the north just in front of the hotel Granvia is convenient. It takes around 2,000 yen from Kyoto station to the university (though it depends heavily on the traffic situation).

The venue of the workshop is Science Seminar House in North Campus (#10 in the following map).
Click North Campus map

For invited speakers

Some participants are going to stay at Hotel GIMMOND Kyoto. It is very helpful to see this English map, where how to get to the hotel, how to come to Kyoto Univ. from the hotel etc. are clearly explained with concise and beautiful pictures.

If you come directly from Kyoto station to the hotel, the subway (Karasuma line) is the most convenient. The nearest station is Karasuma-Oike station. As for the detailed location of the hotel, see the location of Hotel. Of course, you may take a taxi from Kyoto station to the hotel (It costs around 1,000 yen, but heavily depends on the trafic situation). Then, just in case, please print out the Japanese map around the hotel and show it to the taxi driver. (Don't expect that taxi drivers can speak English.)

To come from the hotel to Kyoto Univ., it is easy to use the subway from Karasuma-Oike to Imadegawa. Then take a bus 203 from there to Kyodai Nogakubu-mae. The lines 201 & 102 are also available but do not stop at Kyodai Nogakubu-mae. So you have to get off at Hyakumanben and walk to the seminar house. In any of these cases, please be careful for the direction. For the proper direction, you can see Mt. DAIMONJI.


Chong-Sun Chu (NCTS), Tsuyoshi Houri (Kyoto Univ.), Kentaroh Yoshida (Kyoto Univ., Chair)


This workshop is devoted to the kick-off workshop for the research budget, Supporting Program for InteRaction-based Initiative Team Studies (SPIRITS), ``New low-energy effective field theory emerging from superstring theory'' (PI: Kentaroh Yoshida) supported by Kyoto Univ.
It is also co-organized with National Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS), Taiwan.