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SUMMARY:Topological String Theory and Related Topics
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190603T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190614T160000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190419T082228Z
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DESCRIPTION:Short description\n\nThe first week of the Institute will prim
arily focus on non-perturbative topological string theory\, refinement\, e
xact quantisation and matrix models\, while the second week will deal with
B-type topological string theory\, open-closed mirror symmetry and catego
ries of matrix factorisations. One of the goals of the second week is to
bring together researchers in both Mathematics and Physics.\n\nThis inform
al workshop will have just 2-3 talks per day to allow for extensive discu
ssions and collaboration. It is supported jointly by CERN and by the Korea
n government under the CERN-Korea Collaboration agreement.\n\nOrganisers:
Ahmad Zein Assi\, Alba Grassi\, Cheol-Hyun Cho\, Calin Lazaroiu\, Wolf
gang Lerche\, Marcos Marino\, Nikita Nekrasov\, Yong-Geun Oh and Johannes
Walcher.\n\nKey speakers: \n\n1st week: A. Klemm\, K. S. Narain\, R. Sch
iappa\n\n2nd week: C.-H. Cho\, J.-S. Park and J. Solomon\n\nPractical info
rmation: There is no registration fee\, and participation is open except f
or limited desk space. A limited number of rooms have already been pre-
booked at CERN hotels\, please contact THworkshops.secretariat@cern.ch (a
fter registration) if you want to stay there during the meeting.\n\nRegist
ration: Closed \n\nExtended description\n\nTopological string theory ha
s played an important role in the past decades in inducing a deeper unders
tanding of string theory\, but has also led to a plethora of new results a
nd applications both in mathematics and physics.\n\nFrom the mathematical
point of view\, this theory is deeply related to matrix models\, arithmeti
c and integrability\, spectral theory\, supersymmetric gauge theories\, Pa
inlevé equations\, knot theory and homological mirror symmetry. These re
lations have been exploited in recent years leading to important developme
nts in these fields. For instance it has been possible to compute exactly
and explicitly the spectrum of a new class of operators and integrable sys
tems or to analyse in detail certain non-perturbative effects in supersymm
etric gauge and string theories\, and matrix models. Important progress ha
s also been made in understanding topological open string invariants via m
irror symmetry.\n\nOn the other hand\, from the physical point of view\, t
opological string theory has had a direct impact on the understanding of t
he physical string theory from which it can be constructed. Indeed\, it
can be viewed as a toy model for string theory probing its BPS sector only
. For example\, it has been shown that the partition function of topologic
al string theory computes a class of higher derivative gravitational coupl
ings in the string effective action. At low energies\, this connection has
led to new insights into Seiberg-Witten theory and its deformations. In a
similar vein\, there is still a number of interesting problems and challe
nges\, one of which is to provide a clear worldsheet definition of the ref
ined topological string and its applications to the physics of black holes
.\n\nThe goal of the institute is to bring together mathematicians and phy
sicists working on topics related to topological string theory and to give
an overview of the recent developments over the last years. This will hel
p in fostering new collaborations by providing a stimulating environment t
o make further advancements in the field.\n\nhttps://indico.cern.ch/event/
793420/
LOCATION:CERN 4-3-006 - TH Conference Room
URL:https://indico.cern.ch/event/793420/
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