Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Four Dimensionsal Geometry and Quantum Field Theory

4 November - 13 December 1996

Organisers:Michael Atiyah (Cambridge), Isadore Singer (MIT)

Monday 9 December

09.30 M Douglas (Rutgers)

GPH

D-Branes and short distances in string theory
11.30 R Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam)

GPH

Elliptic genera of symmetric products and string theory

Tuesday 10 December

09.30 P Townsend (Cambridge)

GPH

M-theory and M-branes: an introduction
11.00 M Douglas (Rutgers)

GPH

More D-branes and introduction to M theory

Wednesday 11 December

11.15 R Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam)

GPH

Workshop: Spitalfields Day
Duality in field theory and string theory
13.45 F Kirwan (Oxford)

GPH

Workshop: Spitalfields Day
Cohomology of moduli spaces of bundles over Riemann surfaces
15.00 H Nakajima (Tokyo)

GPH

Workshop: Spitalfields Day
Jack polynomials and Hilbert schemes of points on surfaces
16.30 T Hollowood (Swansea)

GPH

Workshop: Spitalfields Day
Supersymmetric monopoles

Thursday 12 December

09.30 M Green (Cambridge)

GPH

Dirichlet in all directions
11.30 D Kutasov (Chicago)

GPH

Self dual gauge theory coupled to gravity, and string theory

Friday 13 December

11.30 G Papadopoulos (Cambridge)

GPH

Superstring dualities and p-brane bound states
14.30 N Manton (Cambridge)

GPH

Vortex moduli spaces and dynamics

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