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SUMMARY:Topological String Theory and Related Topics
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190603T060000Z
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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. It is also supp
orted by the IBS Center for Geometry and Physics\, Korea.\n\nOrganisers:
Ahmad Zein Assi\, Alba Grassi\, Cheol-Hyun Cho\, Calin Lazaroiu\, Sangmi
n Lee\, Wolfgang Lerche\, Marcos Marino\, Nikita Nekrasov\, Yong-Geun Oh
and Johannes Walcher.\n\nKey speakers: \n\n1st week: A. Klemm\, K. S. Na
rain\, R. Schiappa\n\n2nd week: C.-H. Cho\, J.-S. Park and J. Solomon\n\nP
ractical information: There is no registration fee\, and participation is
open except for limited desk space. A limited number of rooms have alre
ady been pre-booked at CERN hotels\, please contact THworkshops.secretari
at@cern.ch (after registration) if you want to stay there during the meeti
ng.\n\nRegistration: Closed \n\nExtended description\n\nTopological str
ing theory has played an important role in the past decades in inducing a
deeper understanding of string theory\, but has also led to a plethora of
new results and applications both in mathematics and physics.\n\nFrom the
mathematical point of view\, this theory is deeply related to matrix model
s\, arithmetic and integrability\, spectral theory\, supersymmetric gauge
theories\, Painlevé equations\, knot theory and homological mirror symme
try. These relations have been exploited in recent years leading to import
ant developments in these fields. For instance it has been possible to com
pute exactly and explicitly the spectrum of a new class of operators and i
ntegrable systems or to analyse in detail certain non-perturbative effects
in supersymmetric gauge and string theories\, and matrix models. Importan
t progress has also been made in understanding topological open string inv
ariants via mirror symmetry.\n\nOn the other hand\, from the physical poin
t of view\, topological string theory has had a direct impact on the under
standing of the physical string theory from which it can be constructed.
Indeed\, it can be viewed as a toy model for string theory probing its BP
S sector only. For example\, it has been shown that the partition function
of topological string theory computes a class of higher derivative gravit
ational couplings in the string effective action. At low energies\, this c
onnection has led to new insights into Seiberg-Witten theory and its defor
mations. In a similar vein\, there is still a number of interesting proble
ms and challenges\, one of which is to provide a clear worldsheet definiti
on of the refined topological string and its applications to the physics o
f black holes.\n\nThe goal of the institute is to bring together mathemati
cians and physicists working on topics related to topological string theor
y and to give an overview of the recent developments over the last years.
This will help in fostering new collaborations by providing a stimulating
environment to make further advancements in the field.\n\nhttps://indico.c
ern.ch/event/793420/
LOCATION:CERN 4/3-006 - TH Conference Room
URL:https://indico.cern.ch/event/793420/
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