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SUMMARY:Geometrical Aspects of String Theory
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DESCRIPTION:Speakers: Ulf LindstrÃ¶m (Uppsala University)\, Maxim Zabzine
(Uppsala University)\nSuperstring theory is a candidate for quantum gravit
y and it is supposed to provide a unification \n of all forces in nature.
\nEver since the birth of string theory\, interaction with geometry has b
een one of the primary driving forces that has led to progress in superstr
ing theory. On one hand\, string theory has generated many new geometrical
concepts\; and on the other hand new ideas from geometry have often found
their first applications in string theory. These topics include vertex al
gebras\, conformal field theory\, mirror symmetry\, topological field theo
ry and string theory\, exact solutions of supersymmetric gauge theory\n an
d noncommutative field theory. Recent exciting developments include the ma
trix model approach to N=1 gauge theory\, open string mirror symmetry\, th
e derived category approach to D-branes on Calabi-Yau manifolds\, geometri
c transitions\, proof of the N=2 Seiberg-Witten solution by instanton meth
ods\, and indications of integrable structures in super Yang-Mills theory
and AdS string theory.\nThe program will be devoted to geometrical subject
s motivated by string theory\, and to recent developments in string theory
and related physical fields which are of strong geometrical interest. \n\
nWithin the program there will be a Workshop "Geometrical Aspects of Strin
g Theory" from the 20th of October till the 24th of October 2008.\n\n\n\nW
ithin the program there will be "The 22nd Nordic Network Meeting on "Stri
ngs\, Fields and Branes" " from the 27th of November till the 29th of Nove
mber 2008.\nhttps://indico.fysik.su.se/event/597/
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URL:https://indico.fysik.su.se/event/597/
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