

Workshop on The geometry and integrability of topological QFT and string theory 


Date: 
Monday 31st March  Saturday 5th April, 2008 


Organizing
Committee: 
Ron Donagi (UPenn Philadelphia)
Claus Hertling (Mannheim)
Nigel Hitchin (Oxford)
Miles Reid (Warwick)
Emanuel Scheidegger (Augsburg)
Katrin Wendland (Augsburg) 


Abstract: 
The workshop will be devoted to recent developments in the study of the geometry and integrability of topological QFT and string theory. The spectrum of ideas we will explore range from the physics of string theory, topological QFT, the formalism of tt* equations and their classical limits, to mathematical rigorous notions such as Dubrovin's Frobenius structures on manifolds and Hertling's TERP structures. Furthermore, the current developments on extending these structures to open strings, to manifolds with prescribed submanifolds and bundles, the socalled Dbranes, will be a focus of the conference. 


Website: 
http://www.math.uniaugsburg.de/geo/wendland/Warwick_TQFT/Warwick_TQFT.html#conference 




Aspen
Center for Physics Workshop: Strings, Branes and Superpotentials 


Date: 
July
19August 15, 2004 


Organizing
Committee: 
Robbert Dijkgraaf
Daniel Freed
Gregory Moore
Hirosi Ooguri
Tony Pantev 


Abstract: 
In the recent years the collaboration of string theorists
and mathematicians has been very fruitful. Many deep result in suppersymetric
gauge theories, topological strings, Mtheory, nonperturbative string
theory, algebraic geometry, symplectic topology and category theory
have been obtained as a direct result of the joint efforts of physicists
and geometers. The current activity aims to streamline and organize
the trends in the cooperation between string theorists and mathematicians. 


Website: 
http://www.aspenphys.org/aspen.html#workshops 




KITP
Miniprogram: Geometry, Topology, and Strings (miniprogram) 


Date: 
July
14, 2003  August 08, 2003 


Organizing
Committee: 
R. Dijkgraaf (UAmsterdam)
D. Freed (UTexas)
T. Pantev (UPenn) 


Abstract: 
This is the fourth in a series of workshops for mathematicians
and string theorists will take place at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical
Physics (ITP) in Santa Barbara. The program will run for four weeks July
14  August 8. Each day there will be two lectures in the morning. Weeks
1, 2, and 4 will be devoted to minicourses, two each week. The lecturers
for these courses are: Emanuel Diaconescu, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Nigel Hitchin,
Michael Hopkins, Anton Kapustin, and Paul Seidel. During week 3 there will
be single talks by other participants. There are no formal activities planned
in the afternoons. 


Website: 
http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/activities/mp03 




IPAM
Workshop: Symplectic Geometry and String Theory 


Date: 
June
2  6, 2003 


Organizing
Committee: 
R. Donagi (UPenn)
A. Kapustin (CIT)
M. Kontsevich (IHES)
B. Ovrut (UPenn)
T. Pantev (UPenn)
S.T. Yau (Harvard) 


Abstract: 
This workshop will focus on the less common applications
of symplectic geometry to String theory. The principal goal
of the String theory workshop will be to go beyond the stringy
applications of integrable systems and moment map techniques.
The collaborative emphasis will be on the implementation of
the new methods developed by the symplectic topologists to
the physics of Dbranes, cosmology and astrophysics. 


Website: 
http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/sgp2003/index.html#sgpstring 




KITP
Miniprogram: The Duality Workshop: A Math/Physics Collaboration (miniprogram) 


Date: 
June
18, 2001  July 13, 2001 


Organizing
Committee: 
R. Donagi (UPenn)
A. Klemm (HumboldtU)
B. Ovrut (UPenn)
E. Zaslow (NorthwesternU) 


Abstract: 
The Duality Workshop: A Math/Physics Collaboration is
a four week program held at the Institute for Theoretical Physics
of the University of California, Santa Barbara, from June 18July
13, 2001. The program will focus on the interplay between physics
and mathematics in strings and Mtheory, aiming to create an atmosphere
mutually beneficial to members of the two communities. There will
be a series of short courses on specific topics, interspersed with
specialized seminars. 


Website: 
http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/online/mp01/simp01info.html 





