Research Program on

Topological String Theory, Modularity
& non-perturbative Physics

June 7 - August 15, 2010

at the

Erwin Schrödinger International Institute
for Mathematical Physics
in Vienna, AUSTRIA

organized by

Attendence time-table

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

  • Maxim Kontsevich on "Homological Mirror Symmetry"
  • Manfred Herbst on "Matrix Factorizations, open strings and superpotentials"
  • Program of the workshop

    Conference: July 19 - 28, 2010
    on Topological Strings, Modularity and non-perturbative Physics

    with introductory lectures by

  • Thomas Grimm on "Holomorphic Couplings in effective 4d Supergravity Action from higher Dimensions"
  • Albrecht Klemm on "Integrabilty in Topological String Theory"
  • Marcos Marino on "Non-Perturbative effects in Matrix model, Chern-Simons Theory and Topological Strings"
  • Don Zagier on "Properties of Modular Form and their Asymptotics"
  • Program of the conference

    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.

    Expected participants include               
    (An attendance time-table can be found here)
    Hatzinikitas Agapitos (Samos)
    Mina Aganagic (Berkeley)
    Marco Baumgartl (Munich)
    Serguei Barannikov (ENS)
    Alexander Belavin (Moscow)
    Giulio Bonelli (SISSA)
    Vincent Bouchard (Alberta)
    Ilka Brunner (Munich)
    Philip Candelas (Oxford)
    Nils Carqueville (Munich)
    Huai-Liang  Chang (Hong Kong)
    Xenia de la Ossa (Oxford)
    Frederic Denef (Harvard)
    Ron Donagi (Penn)
    Michael Douglas (Stony Brook)
    Nadav Drukker (Berlin)
    Anamaria Font (Caracas)
    Thomas Grimm (Bonn)
    Sergei Gukov (Caltech)
    Manfred Herbst (Augsburg)
    Shinobu Hikami (Tokyo)
    Hans Jockers (Stanford)
    Amir Kashani-Poor (Amsterdam)
    Christoph Keller (Caltech)
    Johanna Knapp (Vienna)
    Maxim Kontsevich (IHES)
    Wolfgang Lerche (CERN)
    Jan Manschot (Rutgers)
    Marcos Marino (Geneva)
    Andrei Mironov (ITEP)
    Alexei Morozov (ITEP)
    Alim Murad (Bonn)
    Sameer Murthy (Paris)
    Bengt EW Nilsson (Chalmers)
    Dmitry Orlov (Steklov)
    Tony Pantev (UPenn)
    Serge E. Parkhomenko (Moscow)
    Sara Pasquetti (CERN)
    Boris Pioline (Paris)
    Marco Rauch (Bonn)
    Yongbin Ruan (Michigan)
    Ingo Runkel (Hamburg)
    Emanuel Scheidegger (Augsburg)
    Ricardo Schiappa (Lisbon)
    Karl-Georg Schlesinger (Vienna)
    Piotr Sulkowski (Caltech)
    Alessandro Tanzini (SISSA)
    Stefan Theisen (AEI)
    Yoannnis Vlasopoulos (IHES)
    Johannes Walcher (CERN)
    Peter West (London)