The Mathematics of String Theory



18-22 November 2002

String Theory is arguably the most exciting research area in modern mathematical physics. There is prolific research done in String Theory world-over, see the hep-th archive for the daily list of nearly 40-50 research papers. String Theory is known to the general public as the "Theory Of Everything", thanks to its great success in unifying Relativity and Quantum Field Theory, yielding a theory of Quantum Gravity. The impact of String Theory is not just felt in physics, but also in modern mathematics. It has profound connections with a broad spectrum of modern mathematics, including algebraic geometry, differential geometry, noncommutative geometry, K-theory, index theory and representation theory. Research in String Theory has created several interesting open problems both in this rapidly developing field, and in the related areas of modern mathematics.

We have organized a series of expository lectures, for students in both mathematics and mathematical physics, at the level of beginning postgraduate students.

Lecturers and Titles:

Venue: Engineering & Maths Building, Room EMG07 (see D11 on map)

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 MondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFriday
9:30   Berglund Römelsberger Berglund Römelsberger
10:30 refreshments refreshments refreshments refreshments refreshments
11:00 Bouwknegt Römelsberger Berglund Römelsberger Römelsberger
12:00 Berglund Kuzenko Kuzenko Murray Murray
13:00 lunch lunch lunch lunch lunch
14:00 Berglund Eastwood Eastwood Norbury Norbury
15:00 refreshments refreshments refreshments refreshments refreshments
15:15 Mathai Mathai Stevenson Stevenson  

In addition there will be a Mathematical Physics Seminar on Friday November 22, at 4:00pm, by Michael Kroyter (Tel Aviv University) on "Squeezed State Projectors in String Field Theory" (CSSM Seminar Room, Level 4, 10 Pulteney Str).

If you are interested in attending the Mini Spring School, please fill out the registration form, and Email or fax it to one of the organisers below by 25/10/2002


A/Prof Peter Bouwknegt
Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics
and Department of Pure Mathematics
University of Adelaide, SA 5005

Phone: (08) 8303-5308
Fax: (08) 8303-4380
   A/Prof Mathai Varghese
Department of Pure Mathematics
University of Adelaide, SA 5005

Phone: (08) 8303-4173
Fax: (08) 8303-3696

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