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

(16 Aug 2021–10 Sep 2021)

Organizing Committee


  • Fei Han (National University of Singapore, Singapore)


Contact Information

General Enquiries: ims(AT)
Scientific Aspects Enquiries: scitmc(AT)


This 1-month program is a sequel to the highly successful “String and M-Theory: The New Geometry of the 21st Century” conference held from 10-14 Dec 2018, where we will again bring together pure and string mathematicians who work on the mathematical foundations of string/M-theory and string mathematics, respectively, to further investigate and explore the mathematical underpinnings and implications of string/M-theory, so as to gain a better understanding of the “new kind of geometry” that it embodies. Apart from bringing us closer to obtaining our sought-after “Theory of Everything”, this effort will also help advance pure mathematics and theoretical physics in a nontrivial way, as a better understanding of the “new kind of geometry” that string/M-theory embodies, would mean that new mathematics can be formulated, while current physical models which can be realized within the framework of string/M-theory can also be more deeply understood.

It will consist, in the first 3 weeks, of morning lectures on sub-themes with afternoons free for discussions and tutorials, and in the last week, a conference on the latest research developments with morning talks and afternoons free for discussions.



List of Participants

Fei Han National University of Singapore, Singapore
Neil Lambert King's College London, UK
Christian Saemann Heriot-Watt University, UK
Hisham Sati New York University, UAE
Meng-Chwan Tan National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mathai Varghese The University of Adelaide, Australia
Edward Witten Institute for Advanced Study, USA
Shing-Tung Yau Harvard University, USA
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