The interplay between physics and geometry has lead to stunning advances and enriched the internal structure of each field. This is vividly exemplified in the theory of supergravity, which is a supersymmetric extension of Einstein's relativity theory to the small scales governed by the laws of quantum physics. Sophisticated mathematics is being employed for finding solutions to the generalised Einstein equations and in return, they provide a rich source for new exotic geometries. This workshop brings together worldleading scientists from both, geometry and mathematical physics, as well as young researchers and students, to meet and learn about each others work.
The workshop is funded by The University of Adelaide's Institute for Geometry and its Applications (IGA) and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), which also offer support to cover travelling costs of students and early career researchers from AMSI member institutions. Further support is given by the Australian National University's Special Year in Geometry and Physics.
Accompanying the workshop will be a Women in Mathematics gathering on Tuesday, 3:00 pm.


Organisers
Peter Bouwknegt Department of Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Sciences Institute Australian National University Canberra, ACT 0200 Email: peter.bouwknegt@anu.edu.au 
Wolfgang Globke School of Mathematical Sciences University of Adelaide North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005 Email: wolfgang.globke@adelaide.edu.au 
Pedram Hekmati School of Mathematical Sciences University of Adelaide North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005 Email: pedram.hekmati@adelaide.edu.au 
Thomas Leistner School of Mathematical Sciences University of Adelaide North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005 Email: thomas.leistner@adelaide.edu.au 