Jul 27 – 31, 2020
Europe/Zurich timezone

The String Math series of conferences have become an important event of the year for anyone working at the interface between mathematics and theoretical physics (string theory, quantum field theory and adjacent topics). In 2020, String Math comes to South Africa! Hosted jointly by the Universities of Stellenbosch and Cape Town from July 27th-31st, the conference itself will be hosted on Zoom (link provided by email upon registration) and live-streamed to Youtube. The Slack channel can be joined at http://stringmath2020.com/slack.

Invited Plenary Speakers

Tomoyuki Arakawa, Cyril Closset, Kevin Costello, Thomas Creutzig, Tudor Dimofte, Jonathan Mboyo Esole, Francesca Ferrari, Soheyla Feyzbakhsh, Sarah Harrison, Yang-Hui He, Theo Johnson-Freyd, Johanna Knapp, Thomas Mainiero, Andy Neitzke, Natalie Paquette, Du Pei, Pawel Putrov, Shu-Heng Shao, Eric Sharpe, Meng-Chwan Tan, Joerg Teschner, Pedro Viera(*), Timo Weigand, Edward Witten

Organising Committee

Jeff Murugan (Chair, UCT), Bruce Bartlett (Stellenbosch), Ron Donagi (UPenn), Shajid Haque (UCT), Nathan Moynihan (UCT), Ingrid Rewitzky (Stellenbosch), Jonathan Shock (UCT), Amanda Weltman (UCT)

Scientific Advisory Committee

Louis Alvarez-Gaume, Mina Aganagic, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Philip Candelas, Miranda Cheng, Mirjam Cvetic, Kevin Costello, Simon Donaldson, Xenia de la Ossa, Mboyo Esole, Davide Gaiotto, Sergei Gukov, Antonella Grassi, Albrecht Klemm , Matilde Marcolli, Marcos Marino, Juan Maldecena, Greg Moore, Hiraku Nakajima, Nikita Nekrasov, Rahul Pandharipande, Tony Pantev, Leonardo Rastelli, Sakura Schafer-Nameki, Eric Sharpe, Marcus Spradlin, Yuji Tachikawa, Richard Thomas, Pedro Viera, Ashvin Vishwanath, Katrin Wendland, Xiao-Gang Wen, Konstantin Zarembo

Steering Committee

Ron Donagi (UPenn), Dan Freed (Texas), Nigel Hitchin (Oxford), Sheldon Katz (Urbana-Champaign), Maxim Kontsevich (IHES), David Morrison (UCSB), Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech & IPMU), Boris Pioline (Sorbonne), Joerg Teschner (DESY), Edward Witten (IAS), Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard)

Code of Conduct

This event is committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, religion or lack thereof. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Online bullying, sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, breakaway sessions, online social gatherings, Facebook, Twitter and other online media. Strings participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event.