String Math Summer School

  • Start Date: 06/02/2014
  • End Date: 06/06/2014
Speaker(s):

Courses will be presented by:

 

Kevin Costello (Northwestern) Towards the mathematics of type IIB superstring theory and AdS/CFT.

Andy Neitzke (Texas).  Open string mirror symmetry and Hitchin’s equations

Tony Pantev (University of Pennsylvania) Shifted structures and quantization 

Balazs Szendroi (Oxford) Cohomological Donaldson-Thomas theory

Eric Zaslow (Northwestern) Knots, Sheaves and Physics

 

 

with supplementary lectures/problem sessions led by Theo Johnson-Freyd (Northwestern)

 

Location: 

University of British Columbia

Description: 

The String Math Summer School is aimed at advanced graduate students and postdocs interested in geometry related to physics. This summer school is intended to be a good preparation for attending the Math-Strings conference in Alberta in the following week.

 

 

Other Information: 

Location:

UBC Earth Sciences Building Room 2012. Map.

 

Accommodation:  

Undergraduate, Masters and Phd Students are encouraged to stay at the Gage Tower Apartments. These offer rooms in a shared apartment. These price friendly rooms are suitable for discussions, networking with peers and are located next to university transit. However, all options are listed below. 

 

**Place Vanier- Pacific Spirit Hostel:  Beginning at $33CAD per night, UBC's Place Vanier is an undergraduate first year residence on campus  and open to the public. Each room is private with shared bathrooms and a TV lounge on each floor, Bedding and linen are provided. NB: this option is the farthest from the transit loop, but a  5 minute walk to the workshop venue. Booking and Information here

 

** Gage Standard or Premium Single Rooms: Private bedroom with single bed in a six-bedroom shared apartment. Guests share a washroom, lounge with flat-panel TV, breakfast bar and kitchen (not equipped with dishes, cookware, etc.). A full continenetal breakfast is provided with this reservation. Please book here

 

Travel and Accommodation

Funding applications for the String Math Summer School are now closed. 

 

Travel Documentation:

If you are an international participant and require a visa to attend this summer school, you can find relevant information here. Apply for your visa well in advance of your travel!

 

Registration:

Registration for this event is open. Please sign up and register  at the bottom of this page. Payment must be made via Credit Card;PIMS will not accept bank transfers. Please note that  we will only accept complete registrations. 

 

This event is part of CRG 26 in Geometry and Physics

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