Talks
Derek Wise
Here is a list of some of the talks I've given, or am scheduled to give.

Lifting General Relativity to Observer Space
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October 2012, International Loop Quantum Gravity Seminar

Extended Topological Quantum Field Theory in a Bimodule 2Category
September 2012, Recent Advances in Topological Quantum Field Theory, Lisbon, Portugal.

Cartan Geometrodynamics
July 2012, 3Quantum: Algebra, Geometry and Information, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.

InfiniteDimensional 2Group Representations
1 June 2012. Göttingen Mathematics Department.

Torsion, Teleparallel Gravity, and 2Groups
31 May 2012, Göttingen Mathematics Department, Kolloquium des Graduiertenkollegs 1493.

Cartan Geometrodynamics
27 February 2012, Meeting of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), Göttingen.

Higher Gauge Theory and Teleparallel Gravity
November 2011, Workshop on Representation Theoretical and Categorical Structures in Quantum Geometry and Conformal Field Theory, University of Erlangen.

Cartan Gauge Theory and Gravity
May 2011, Loops 11, Madrid.

2Group Representations and StateSum Models
June 2011, Quantum Theory and Gravitation, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

2Group Representations and Geometry
February 2011, Higher Gauge Theory, TQFT and
Quantum Gravity, Lisbon.

Extended Topological Gauge Theory
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24 Feb 2010, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada.

Topologically Massive Gravity with a Negative Cosmological Constant
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11 July 2008,
17th Oporto Meeting on Geometry, Topology and Physics, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

Topologically Massive Gravity with a Cosmological Constant
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3 July 2008
Quantum Geometry and Quantum Gravity (QG^{2}), University of Nottingham, UK.

Representations of 2Groups on Higher Hilbert Spaces
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18 June 2008
Minicourse at the Workshop on Categorical Groups in Barcelona.

Loops, Bubbles, and Trace Divergences in Quantum Field Theory
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28 April 2007, Workshop TRACES'07 (Applications of traces to algebra, analysis and categorical logic), University of Ottawa.

Spacetime Geometry and Cartan Connections
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16 March 2007,
23rd Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, held at Caltech.

A Tour of Homogeneous Spacetimes
16 November 2006,
Quantum Gravity Seminar, UC Riverside.

Loop Braids and Quandles
24 October 2006, University of Ottawa.

Volumetric Field Theory
21 October 2006,
Category Theory Octoberfest 2006, University of Ottawa, October 2122, 2006.

Higher Electromagnetism: Volumetric Field Theory
18 October 2006,
Topology Seminar, UC Riverside.

Exotic Statistics and Particle Types in 3 and 4d BF Theory
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13 July 2006,
Perimeter Institute.

Groupvalued momentum and exotic statistics in BF theory
4 July 2006, University of Western Ontario.

Chain Field Theory
29 June 2006, International Category Theory Conference, CT 2006

Loop Braids and Topological Gravity
9 March 2006, Topology Seminar, U.C. Riverside.

Lagrangians for General Relativity: Palatini and MacDowellMansouri formulations
7 February 2006,
Quantum Gravity Seminar at U.C. Riverside.

The Geometry of MacDowellMansouri Gravity
9 February 2006, Quantum Gravity Seminar at U.C. Riverside.

Discrete pform Electromagnetism as a Chain Field Theory
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11 October 2005,
Loops '05, at the Albert Einstein Institute
(AEI), Golm, Germany.

Electricity, Magnetism and Hypercubes
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16 September 2005,
Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.

Lattice pForm Electromagnetism
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1 September 2005, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

pForm Electromagnetism on Discrete Spacetimes I:
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15 June 2005

Path Integral Quantization of pForm Electromagnetism
24 February 2005, Mathematical Physics Seminar, UC Riverside.

pForm Electromagnetism and Discrete Spacetime
17 February 2005, Mathematical Physics Seminar, UC Riverside.