6-8 February 2023
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This is the second edition of the "Beyond Lorentzian Geometry" workshops.  The first was held in Edinburgh in October 2019 and it was a resounding success.

Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in the study and application of non-Lorentzian geometries such as Newton-Cartan and Carrollian geometries. They feature in such diverse areas such as

  • approximations of general relativity
  • fluid dynamics and (soft)-condensed matter physics
  • string theory
  • holography
  • asymptotically flat spacetimes (BMS symmetries)
  • black hole physics

Geometry plays an important role in all of these areas and non-Lorentzian structures have been found to appear in worldsheet geometries, spacetime boundaries, string target spacetimes, near horizon geometries, non-relativistic field theories on nontrivial backgrounds, etc.

In this workshop we would like to bring together researchers working on both mathematical and physical aspects of these novel geometries.



  • Jay Armas
  • Arjun Bagchi
  • Eric Bergshoeff
  • Jan de Boer
  • Laura Donnay
  • Joaquim Gomis
  • Kevin Grosvenor
  • Daniel Grumiller
  • Troels Harmark
  • Akash Jain
  • Niels Obers
  • Gerben Oling
  • Giandomenico Palumbo
  • Noémie Parrini
  • Silvia Penati
  • Stefan Vandoren
  • Ziqi Yan


For questions please contact:

José Figueroa-O'Farrill (j.m.figueroa@ed.ac.uk)

Jelle Hartong (j.hartong@ed.ac.uk)




We are grateful for the financial support from the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust Learning and Research Support Fund and from the Royal Society.

Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust       Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust

Bayes Centre for Data Science, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT
Registration for this event is currently open.
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