Date change from 3 – 7 Dec 2018
- Meng-Chwan Tan (National University of Singapore)
- Fei Han (National University of Singapore)
- Neil Lambert (King's College London)
- Hirosi Ooguri (California Institute of Technology)
- Christian Saemann (Heriot-Watt University)
- Hisham Sati (New York University)
- Mathai Varghese (The University of Adelaide)
- Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced Study)
- Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard University)
In this 5-day workshop, we aim to 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.
String and M-Theory: The New Geometry of the 21st Century: 10–14 Dec 2018
The 5-day workshop will consist of introductory lectures and research talks, with some afternoons free for informal discussions involving all participants. The topics that will be discussed revolve around four sub-themes as follows:
Sub-theme 1: The SQFTs along the M-branes
- Little string theory formulation of the M5-brane worldvolume theory.
- Non-abelian gerbes and the higher gauge theory formulation of M5-brane worldvolume theory.
- Three-Lie algebra/ABJM formulation of M2-brane worldvolume theory
Sub-theme 2: The role of homotopy super Lie-n algebras in M-theory and EFT
- Homotopy super Lie-n algebras and higher WZW models of branes.
- Homotopy super Lie-n algebras and string dualities.
- Exceptional Field Theory.
Sub-theme 3: The mathematics of string dualities and stringy objects
Sub-theme 4: String Mathematics
- The mathematical implications of string theory and its associated QFTs.
IMS Distinguished Visitor Lecture Series
- David Berman, Queen Mary University of London, UK
- Peter Bouwknegt, Australian National University, Australia
- Martin Cederwall, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Qingtao Chen, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Chong-Sun Chu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
- Ori Ganor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Sergei G. Gukov, California Institute of Technology, USA
- Fei Han, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Yang-Hui He, City, University of London, UK
- Noriaki Ikeda, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
- Branislav Jurco, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
- Neil Lambert, King’s College London, UK
- Kimyeong Lee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Korea
- Si Li, Tsinghua University, China
- Joseph Minahan, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Samuel Monnier, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- Christian Saemann, Heriot-Watt University, UK
- Hisham Sati, New York University, UAE
- Urs Schreiber, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic and New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Ashoke Sen, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India
- Eric Sharpe, Virginia Tech, USA
- Hai Siong Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Meng-Chwan Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Guo Chuan Thiang, The University of Adelaide, Australia
- Mathai Varghese, The University of Adelaide, Australia
- Matthew Wheeler, The University of Arizona, USA
- Martin Wolf, University of Surrey, UK
- Junya Yagi, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
- Maxim Zabzine, Uppsala University, Sweden