Institute for Mathematical Sciences

String and M-Theory: The New Geometry of the 21st Century

Date change from 3 - 7 Dec 2018

(10 - 14 Dec 2018)

Venue: IMS Auditorium
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Monday, 10 Dec 2018

08:45am - 09:00amRegistration
09:00am - 10:30am

Higher Gauge theories and superconformal field theories in six dimensions

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Christian Saemann
Heriot-Watt University, UK
10:30am - 11:00amGroup Photo & Coffee Break
11:00am - 12:30pm

Geometric and topological aspects of M-theory

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Hisham Sati
New York University, UAE
12:30pm - 02:00pmLunch Break
02:00pm - 02:50pm

L∞ algebras, the BV formalism, and classical fields

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Martin Wolf
University of Surrey, UK
03:00pm - 03:50pm

Equivariant stable cohomotopy and branes

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Urs Schreiber
Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic and New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
03:50pm - 04:10pmCoffee Break
04:10pm - 05:00pm

Courant algebroid connections and Poisson-Lie T-duality of string effective actions

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Branislav Jurco
Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018

08:45am - 09:00amRegistration
09:00am - 10:30am

M-Branes: lessons from M2's and hopes for M5's

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Neil Lambert
King's College London, UK
10:30am - 11:00amCoffee Break
11:00am - 12:30pm

Double and exceptional geometry as a Kaluza-Klein theory

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David Berman
Queen Mary University of London, UK
12:30pm - 02:00pmLunch Break
02:00pm - 02:50pm

Topology of the space of quantum field theories

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Sergei G. Gukov
California Institute of Technology, USA
03:00pm - 03:50pm

From little strings to M5-branes via a quasi-topological sigma model on loop group

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Meng-Chwan Tan
National University of Singapore, Singapore
03:50pm - 04:10pmCoffee Break
04:10pm - 05:00pm

Tensor hierarchy algebras and extended geometry

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Martin Cederwall
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
05:10pm - 06:00pm

Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series:

Developments in superstring perturbation theory

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Ashoke Sen
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

08:45am - 09:00amRegistration
09:00am - 10:30am

Modular invariants for proper actions

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Fei Han
National University of Singapore, Singapore
10:30am - 11:00amCoffee Break
11:00am - 12:30pm

Exotic equivariant cohomology of loop space applied to the exchange of momentum and winding in T-duality in an H-flux

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Mathai Varghese
The University of Adelaide, Australia
12:30pm - 02:00pmLunch Reception at IMS
02:00pm - 02:50pm

Aspects of T-duality: Recent progress and open questions

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Peter Bouwknegt
Australian National University, Australia
03:00pm - 03:50pm

T-duality methods in topological matter

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Guo Chuan Thiang
The University of Adelaide, Australia
03:50pm - 04:10pmCoffee Break
04:10pm - 05:00pm

Wu Chern-Simons theories and string theory

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Samuel Monnier
University of Geneva, Switzerland
05:10pm - 06:00pm

Deep-learning the landscape

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Yang-Hui He
City, University of London, UK

Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

08:45am - 09:00amRegistration
09:00am - 09:50am

Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series:

Analyticity and crossing symmetry in superstring theory

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Ashoke Sen
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India
10:00am - 10:50am

Supergeometry analysis of geometric structure of double field theory

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Noriaki Ikeda
Ritsumeikan University, Japan
10:50am - 11:10amCoffee Break
11:10am - 12:00pm

Maximal super Yang-Mills on spheres



Joseph Minahan
Uppsala University, Sweden
12:00pm - 02:00pmLunch Break
02:00pm - 02:50pm

Rational higher structures and variations of topological actions

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Matthew Wheeler
The University of Arizona, USA
02:50pm - 03:40pm

Unification of integrability in supersymmetric gauge theories

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Junya Yagi
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
03:50pm - 04:40pm

T-duality twists and asymmetric orbifolds

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Hai Siong Tan
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
04:40pm - 05:30pm

Recent progress of various volume conjectures for links as well as 3-manifolds

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Qingtao Chen
New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
06:00pmExcursion: Night Safari (Volunteer & Self Paid)

Friday, 14 Dec 2018

08:45am - 09:00amRegistration
09:00am - 09:50am

Higher AGT correspondences, W-algebras, and higher quantum geometric Langlands duality from M-Theory

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Meng-Chwan Tan
National University of Singapore, Singapore
10:00am - 10:50am

Supersymmetric curvepoles

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Ori Ganor
University of California, Berkeley, USA
10:50am - 11:10amCoffee Break
11:10am - 12:00pm

Semi-infinite hodge structure: from BCOV theory to Seiberg-Witten geometry

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Si Li
Tsinghua University, China
12:00pm - 01:30pmLunch Reception at IMS
01:30pm - 02:20pm

Holography, Weyl anomaly and induced string current in 6d BCFT

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Chong-Sun Chu
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
02:30pm - 03:20pm

Twisting with the flip: N=2 SYM on curved manifolds

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Maxim Zabzine
Uppsala University, Sweden
03:20pm - 03:40pmCoffee Break
03:40pm - 04:30pm

A proposal for nonabelian mirrors in two-dimensional theories

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Eric Sharpe
Virginia Tech, USA
04:40pm - 05:30pm

T-duality in little string theories

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Kimyeong Lee
Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Korea
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