String Math Summer School

  • Start Date: 06/02/2014
  • End Date: 06/06/2014

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)



University of British Columbia


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: 


UBC Earth Sciences Building Room 2012. Map.



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 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