4 Feb - 19 Jul 2002
Organisers: Professor R Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam), Professor M Douglas (Rutgers), Professor JP Gauntlett (London), Professor C Hull (London)
SCHOOL ON GEOMETRY AND STRING THEORY
25 March - 19 April 2002
|Higher Dimensional Complex Geometry (04.02.02 - 19.07.02)||M-Theory (04.02.02 - 19.07.02)|
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