**Gauge theory** is an established and fertile scientific principle with a broad spectrum of

important applications throughout mathematics and theoretical physics. On the other

hand, **noncommutative geometry** is a comparatively young yet equally exciting field

of mathematics: it has already found a fascinating collection of applications in areas as

diverse as particle physics, algebraic geometry, quantum field theory and number theory.

The** interaction between gauge theory and noncommutative geometry** is one of the

most promising new areas of research in modern mathematical physics and is the * topic of this workshop*. Its purpose is to bring together an elite collection of mathematicians

and physicists whose research is centred upon the various approaches to gauge theory on

noncommutative manifolds, including their physical applications. The main focus will be

to provide an intimate and productive atmosphere in which leading experts will be able

to discuss cutting edge topics and new directions of research in the field.

Besides the five days of lectures, seminar talks and discussion sessions, there will also be a** public evening lecture ** on **Monday April 4 (18:00, Huygens building)** that will be delivered by French mathematician and Fields medallist Alain Connes (IHÉS/Collège de France).

Link to** animation movie** Noncommutative geometry and particle physics

**Photos of public event** (by Esmee Sherlock):