Workshop on Higher Gauge Theory: Where should we look for higher gauge matter?
(From emerging physics and topological quantum computing to string and M-theory)

Where to look for higher gauge phenomena in nature (and in abstraction)?

University of Leeds: 28 February 2018 (14:00) - 2 March 2018 (18:00)

Surface holonomy along the surface Σ
Aleksandar Mikovic (Lusofona Lisbon University and GFMUL)
Branislav Jurčo (Charles University in Prague)
Catherine Meusburger (Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Celeste Damiani (Osaka City University)
Jamie Vicary (Birmingham and Oxford)
Eric Rowell (Texas A&M University)
Roger Picken (University of Lisbon)
John Huerta (University of Lisbon)
Christian Saemann (Heriot Watt)  
Volodymyr Mazorchuk (Uppsala)
Vanessa Miemietz (East Anglia)
Alexander Bullivant (Leeds)
Roberto Zucchini (Bologna)
Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter)
John Barrett (Nottingham)
André Henriques (Oxford)
Satoshi Sasaki (Leeds)
Jiannis Pachos (Leeds)
Steve Simon (Oxford)
Almut Beige (Leeds)
Martin Wolf (Surrey)

Loop-particles moving in 2D space

Workshop description:

Abstracts here. List of participants. Provisional schedule.

Local Organising committee:

      Venue: University of Leeds (campus map)

    • To register to attend please contact João (J.fariamartins @
    • We gratefully acknowledge funding from Leeds University School of Mathematics, and (PM) from EPSRC.
    • Poster here when ready.

PM would like to thank Zoltan Kadar and Alison Parker
for valuable suggestions and help.

Links to useful resources

                                        Anyonic loops moving in 3D space

                                                    Ice patterns at Ilkey Moor

Anyons moving in 2D space