Index Theory, Duality and Related Fields

-An America-Australia-China-Japan-Singapore Index Theory Meeting (1st )

In honor of Professor Varghese Mathai on the occasion of his 60th birthday


June 17-21, 2019@Chern Institute of Mathematics, Tianjin, China









The main theme of this conference is Index Theory and its various generalisations and applications. Index Theory originated over 55 years ago through the fundamental work of the late Sir Michael Atiyah and Isadore Singer (Abel Prize winners in 2004). It is a highly active area of research that acts as a bridge between topology, geometry, analysis with significant applications to mathematical physics, and in particular to T-duality in string theory. 




In the conference, there are also talks given by graduate students and junior researchers, who will compete for the Elsevier Young Scientist Award, presented by Journal of Geometry and Physics.



Special Journal Issue-call for submission

There is a “Journal of Geometry and Physics” virtual special issue (VSI) which is dedicated to this conference, and which has already been set up to accept submissions starting immediately. Please consider submitting your papers to this volume! The deadline for submission will be Mar 01, 2020.


The following are instructions for submission:

(1)Submit your paper on the JGP webpage:

(2)When you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process, select “VSI: Index Theory, Duality”

(3)Papers will be refereed according the standard of JGP. 

(4)Papers will be refereed as soon as they have been submitted, and if accepted they will be published (will not have to wait until all papers are published).

(5)When the VSI is complete, then a limited number of copies will be printed and sent to the editors and authors.



Scientific Committee:


Tsuyoshi Kato (Kyoto University, Japan)

Varghese Mathai (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Guoliang Yu (Texas A&M, America)

Weiping Zhang (Chern Institute, China)





Huitao Feng (Chern Institute, China)

Fei Han (National University of Singapore)




Confirmed Participants:


Peter Bouwknegt (ANU)

David Leonard Brook (Adelaide)

Guanheng Chen (Adelaide)

Xiaoman Chen (Shanghai)

Jaklyn Kate Crilly (Adelaide)

Xianzhe Dai (UCSB)

Jarah Evslin (CAS)

Huitao Feng (Tianjin)

Jian Ge (PKU)

Jianquan Ge (BNU)

Guihua Gong (Puerto Rico)

Sherry Gong (UCLA)

Hao Guo (Texas A&M)

Fei Han (Singapore)

Pedram Hekmati (Aukland)

Peter Hochs (Adelaide)

Ruizhi Huang (CAS)

Tsuyoshi Kato (Kyoto)

Qin Li (SUSTC)

Johnny Khai Yang Lim (Adelaide)

Andrew Linshaw (Colorado)

Bingxiao Liu (MPIM)

Bo Liu (ECNU)

Wen Lu (HUST)

Xiaonan Ma (Paris)

Varghese Mathai (Adelaide)

Richard Melrose (MIT)

Raphael Ponge (SCU)

Shuaige Qiao (ANU)

Hisham Sati (NYUABD)

Shu Shen (Paris)

Yanli Song (St. Louis)

Guangxiang Su (Tianjin)

Daniel Stevenson (Adelaide)

Ahnaf Tajwar Tahabub (Adelaide)

Xiang Tang (St. Louis)

Wilderich Tuschmann (KIT)

Guo Chuan Thiang (Adelaide)

Hang Wang (ECNU)

Xiangsheng Wang (PKU)

Yong Wang (NENU)

Jianchao Wu (PSU)

Siye Wu (Tsinghua, Hsinchu)

Zhizhang Xie (Texas A&M)

Wenjiao Yan (BNU)

Yijun Yao (Fudan)

Guoliang Yu (Texas A&M)

Jianqing Yu (USTC)

Maxim Zabzine (Uppsala)

Weiping Zhang (Tianjin)

Yeping Zhang (Kyoto)

Jialin Zhu (Shanghai)











About Chern Institute


Chern Institute of Mathematics (CIM) was founded through the initiative of the late Professor Shiing-Shen Chern, who was also the first director of the Institute until 1992. The institute is located in Nankai University at Tianjin, China.


  Main Hall, Nankai University           Lake Xinkai, Nankai University



  Old Library, Nankai University         Shiing-Shen Hall, Chern Institute



           Prof. Chern’s tomb






About Tianjin


Tianjin is the third biggest city and one of the four province-level cities in China. It is southeast to Beijing and it takes about half hour from Beijing to Tianjin by high speed train.