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Connections between String Theory and Special Holonomy: January 10-14, 2022, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University

The collaboration will hold a meeting at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, on January 10-14 2022, entitled “Connections between String Theory and Special Holonomy”.

Scientific Organizers:
Dominic Joyce, Jason Lotay, and Sakura Schafer-Nameki.


Summary:
The programme will have three strands:

  • Enumerative invariants in algebraic and differential geometry.
  • 3d Coulomb branches and hyper-Kähler geometry.
  • Differential geometry related to special holonomy.

One of our goals is to promote understanding between mathematicians and physicists, so where relevant we will aim to have talks by mathematicians intended to be understood by physicists, and vice versa, with some coordination between the mathematics and physics talks.

Who can come to the conference?
In-person attendance at the conference is by invitation only.
In order to maintain 1 metre social distancing in our main lecture theatre, we want to limit in-person attendees to 54 people. Taking into account collaboration members and associates, speakers, and Oxford locals, we are already expecting this number. So we are sorry, but we will almost certainly have to say no to people not in these categories who want to come. Oxford locals who would like to attend, please write to the organizers.
We will do our best to make most or all of the lectures available online.

Speakers:

The links will take you to abstracts, slides of lectures, and/or video recordings of the lectures (when available).

  • Benjamin Aslan (UCL)
  • Antoine Bourget (ENS/Saclay)
  • Mathew Bullimore (Durham)
  • Shih-Kai Chiu (Oxford)
  • Cyril Closset (Birmingham)
  • Andrew Dancer (Oxford)
  • Lorenzo Foscolo (UCL)
  • Frances Kirwan (Oxford)
  • Maxim Kontsevich * (IHES)
  • Martijn Kool (Utrecht)
  • Jan Manschot (TC Dublin)
  • Hiraku Nakajima * (Kavli IPMU)
  • Nikita Nekrasov ** (SCGP)
  • Jihwan Oh (Oxford)
  • Felix Schulze (Warwick)
  • Ragini Singhal (King’s)
  • Jeffrey Streets (UC Irvine)
  • Richard Thomas (Imperial)

* via Zoom

** to be confirmed