Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences


4 Feb - 19 Jul 2002

Organisers: Professor R Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam), Professor M Douglas (Rutgers), Professor JP Gauntlett (London), Professor C Hull (London)

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Clay Mathematics Institute, USA


25 March - 19 April 2002

Higher Dimensional Complex Geometry (04.02.02 - 19.07.02) M-Theory (04.02.02 - 19.07.02)

Programme Participants

Organising Committee: Alessio Corti (Cambridge), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam), Michael Douglas (Rutgers/IHES), Jerome Gauntlett (London), Mark Gross (Warwick), Chris Hull (London), Arthur Jaffe (Harvard), Miles Reid (Warwick)

Theme: The topics that will be covered are the following: Orbifolds and McKay correspondence, Calabi-Yau 3 folds and mirror symmetry, hyperKähler and other geometries based on special holonomy, and applications of these to the study of supersymmetric compactifications and brane configurations in string/M theory

Partial List of Lecturers Bobby Acharya (Rutgers), Serguei Barannikov (ENS), Emanuel Diaconescu (Rutgers), Robert Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam), R Donagi (UPenn), Simon Donaldson (Imperial College), Nick Dorey (Swansea), Michael Douglas (Rutgers/IHES), Gary Gibbons (Cambridge), Mark Gross (Warwick), Jerome Gauntlett (London), Nigel Hitchin (Oxford), Dominic Joyce (Oxford), Frances Kirwan (Oxford), Maxim Kontsevich (IHES), Greg Moore (Rutgers), Miles Reid (Warwick), Claire Voisin (Paris).

Location and Cost: The conference will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathroom at Wolfson Court and New Hall. The workshop package includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 24 March until breakfast on Saturday 20 April, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. Full financial support is available to young researchers specialising in higher dimensional geomety or string theory. Numbers will be restricted to about 100 participants.

Closing Date for Applications:
15 December 2001

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