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From Subfactors to Quantum Topology - In memory of Vaughan Jones


09:00 - 12:00


University of Geneva
Uni Dufour (Auditorium U300)
Rue Général-Dufour 24
1205 Geneva

Eminent mathematician and Fields Medal winner in 1990, Vaughan Jones was particularly attached to the University of Geneva where he had studied physics before obtaining his doctorate in mathematics in 1979, under the supervision of Prof. André Haefliger.

Der Mathematiker Vaughan Jones
Bild: UniGe

Vaughan Jones' research work but also his enthusiasm and generosity have deeply marked all those who had a chance to work with him and who wish to pay him a vibrant tribute through this conference in his memory.



  • Dror Bar-Natan (University of Toronto)
  • Dietmar Bisch (Vanderbilt University)
  • Christian Blanchet (Université Paris Diderot)
  • Martin Bridson (University of Oxford)
  • Alain Connes (IHES)
  • David E. Evans (Cardiff University)
  • Cameron Gordon (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Jean-Claude Hausmann (University of Geneva)
  • Mikhail Khovanov (Columbia University)
  • Aaron Lauda (University of South California)
  • Lisa Piccirillo (MIT)
  • Jake Rasmussen (University of Cambridge)
  • Pavel Safronov (University of Edinburgh)
  • Dylan Thurston (Indiana University)
  • Paul Wedrich (Universität Hamburg)
  • Hans Wenzl (University of California at San Diego)
  • Helen Wong (Claremont McKenna College)

Music performance

In addition to the talks, a classical music performance will take place on Monday 27th of June at 4:00 PM, with a string quartet composed of young soloists, all students of Daniel Haefliger, and a Mozart trio played by Jean-Claude Hausmann, Ian Jones (Vaughan's son) and Ian's fiancée Emily Nolan.


If the weather allows it, a hike in the Salève "as Vaughan liked it" will also be planned on Wednesday 29th of June in the afternoon.


  • Anton Alekseev (University of Geneva)
  • Anna Beliakova (University of Zurich)
  • Rinat Kashaev (University of Geneva)
  • Thang Le (Georgia Institute of Technology)

For more information and registration click the link on the right.