

For mathematics, string theory has been a source of many significant
inspirations, ranging from SeibergWitten theory in fourmanifolds, to
enumerative geometry and GromovWitten theory in algebraic geometry, to
work on the Jones polynomial in knot theory, to recent progress in the
geometric Langlands program and the development of derived algebraic
geometry and ncategory theory. In the other direction, mathematics has
provided physicists with powerful tools, ranging from powerful
differential geometric techniques for solving or analyzing key partial
differential equations, to toric geometry, to K theory and derived
categories in Dbranes, to the analysis of CalabiYau manifolds and
string compactifications, to the use of modular forms and other
arithmetic techniques. 

International
Advisory
Committee
Michael Atiyah 
This is the first conference in a series of large meetings bringing
together mathematicians and physicists who work on ideas related to
string theory. String theory, as well as quantum field theory, have
contributed a series of profound ideas which gave rise to entirely new
mathematical fields and revitalized older ones. The conference aims
to engage the large and rapidly growing number of mathematicians and
physicists working at the stringtheoretic interface between the two
academic fields and to facilitate the flow of ideas with mathematical
techniques and ideas contributing crucially to major advances in
string theory.
Topics to be covered include but are not limited to
News: StringMath 2012 will take place July
16  20, 2012, at the University of Bonn, Germany.
Live streaming of
lectures: Click HERE to see the lectures live.
For people staying in the
dorms: You will be staying in Harrison College House,
located at 3910 Irving Street. You will receive your room assignment
when checking in at the Harrison Information Center (front desk) on
your scheduled checkin date. The Harrison Information Center is open
24/7, so someone will be there to greet you upon your arrival. Please
be sure you have a photo ID with you at checkin to obtain your key.
Public Lecture: As part of the conference activities, Professor Cumrun Vafa, Donner Professor of Science at Harvard University, will deliver a public lecture "Strings and Geometry" on Monday, June 6, 5:30pm in David Rittenhouse Laboratory, room A1. Click here for the poster for the public lecture. A live stream of the public lecture will be available HERE Note: Talks will start in the morning of Monday, June 6 and will finish by noon on Saturday, June 11.
Interested participants should register by filling the
Organizers
Jonathan Block 

  
stringmath2011@math.upenn.edu 
Sponsors:
