Geometry, Topology, and Strings (Minipgm)

Coordinators: Robbert H. Dijkgraaf, Daniel S. Freed, Tony Pantev

There will be two lectures each morning of the program; the afternoons are free. Weeks 1, 3, and 4 will consist of two lecture series. During Week 3 there will be individual seminar talks(to be arranged at the program). The lecture series schedule is:

Week 1:
  • Michael Hopkins
  • Emanuel Diaconescu
Week 3:
  • Nigel Hitchin
  • Anton Kapustin
Week 4:
  • Paul Seidel
  • Robbert Dijkgraaf
Some talk titles include:
Kapustin: Mirror symmetry, derived categories, and D-branes
Seidel: Homological mirror symmetry
Robbert Dijkgraaf: Geometry and matrix models
Diaconescu: Large N duality and Gromov-Witten invariants
Hitchin: Geometry with B-fields
Hopkins: Algebraic topology and differential forms