- Meng-Chwan Tan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
- 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)
- Mathai Varghese (The University of Adelaide, Australia)
- Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced Study, USA)
- Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard University, USA)
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.
Dates of activities will be announced soon.