& non-perturbative Physics

**at the **

for Mathematical Physics

**organized by **

- Ludmil Katzarkov (Vienna University)
- Albrecht Klemm (Bonn University)
- Maximilian Kreuzer (Vienna University of Technology)
- Don Bernard Zagier (MPI Bonn)

**If you want to give a
talk please contact the organizers**

Workshop: June 21 - 30, 2010

on D-branes, Effective Actions and
Homological Mirror Symmetry

with *introductory lectures* by

Conference: July 19 - 28, 2010

on Topological Strings, Modularity and
non-perturbative Physics

with *introductory lectures* by

The study of the topological sectors of gauge- and string theories proved to be indispensable for our understanding of the true nature of these theories, which are the basis of our understanding of particle physics and quantum gravity. In particular (non-perturbative) symmetries, which are realized as discrete automorphic groups and as integrable structures, have been discovered. They revealed dual descriptions of physical systems and lead to very concrete improvements in solving them, which are benefical to string phenomenology, black hole physics, dynamics of supersymmetric gauge theories and questions of dynamical supersymmetry breaking.

In bringing together the experts from mathematics and physics on the relevant subjects we focus particularly on three fields: 1.) Theory and application of automorphic forms, which are ubiquitous in the field. 2.) Techniques of solving the integrable structures as developed in statistical mechanics and matrix models. 3.) Application of these techniques to study non-perturbative contributions to the effective action of string- and gauge theory models.

(An attendance time-table can be found here)Expected participants include

HatzinikitasAgapitos(Samos) MinaAganagic(Berkeley) MarcoBaumgartl(Munich) SergueiBarannikov(ENS) AlexanderBelavin(Moscow) GiulioBonelli(SISSA) VincentBouchard(Alberta) IlkaBrunner(Munich) PhilipCandelas(Oxford) NilsCarqueville(Munich) Huai-LiangChang(Hong Kong) Xeniade la Ossa(Oxford) FredericDenef(Harvard) RonDonagi(Penn) MichaelDouglas(Stony Brook) NadavDrukker(Berlin) AnamariaFont(Caracas) ThomasGrimm(Bonn) SergeiGukov(Caltech) ManfredHerbst(Augsburg) ShinobuHikami(Tokyo) HansJockers(Stanford) AmirKashani-Poor(Amsterdam) ChristophKeller(Caltech) JohannaKnapp(Vienna) MaximKontsevich(IHES) WolfgangLerche(CERN) JanManschot(Rutgers) MarcosMarino(Geneva) AndreiMironov(ITEP) AlexeiMorozov(ITEP) AlimMurad(Bonn) SameerMurthy(Paris) Bengt EWNilsson(Chalmers) DmitryOrlov(Steklov) TonyPantev(UPenn) Serge E.Parkhomenko(Moscow) SaraPasquetti(CERN) BorisPioline(Paris) MarcoRauch(Bonn) YongbinRuan(Michigan) IngoRunkel(Hamburg) EmanuelScheidegger(Augsburg) RicardoSchiappa(Lisbon) Karl-GeorgSchlesinger(Vienna) PiotrSulkowski(Caltech) AlessandroTanzini(SISSA) StefanTheisen(AEI) YoannnisVlasopoulos(IHES) JohannesWalcher(CERN) PeterWest(London)