Special Lectures by Prof. Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (QGM, Aarhus university) will take place as follows:

**Date & Time**- Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10:00-12:00

Friday, February 17, 2017, 10:00-12:00・14:00-15:00 **Venue**- 127 Conference room, Faculty of Science Bldg. #3, Kyoto University
**Title & Abstract**-
**[Feb. 16] Moduli Space Techniques in RNA and Protein Folding**- We will report on how various techniques from the study of moduli spaces in mathematics and quantum field theories in physics can be put to good use towards our understanding of how RNA and proteins fold.
**[Feb. 17] Geometric Quantisation of Moduli Spaces and Relations to TQFT**

In this talk we will cover the basics of quantization of moduli spaces of bundles over Riemann Surfaces. This will include both moduli spaces for compact Lie groups and also for non compact ones, which can also be though of as moduli spaces of Higgs bundles. In particular we will discuss quantisation with respect to both complex and real polarisations, the old and new Verlinde formulae and construct Hitchin-Witten connections so as to obtain quantum representation of mapping class groups and further their relations to conformal field theory and TQFT.**Target Audience**- Graduate students
**Language**- English