FRG Workshop in Cambridge

Generalized Geometry, String Theory and Deformations

August 25-27, 2012, Harvard University, Room 507

This is a NSF funded Focused Research Groups FRG workshop organized by Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard), Mboyo Esole (Harvard) and An Huang (Berkeley). Previous FRG conference pages are FRG 2011 and FRG 2009. Here is the Schedule [PDF] and Poster [PDF].
Saturday August 25, 2012

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Lara Anderson (Harvard) Heterotic vector bundles, deformations and conifold transitions 
11:15 AM-12:15 PM Cumrun Vafa (Harvard) Topological strings, Q-deformed A-polynomials and knot contact homology
12:15 PM- 2:00 PM Lunch
 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Bong Lian (Brandeis) Period integrals and tautological systems 
 3:15 PM- 4:15 PM Ron Donagi (U Penn) Superstring perturbation theory and obstructions to splitting the moduli of super Riemann surfaces
 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM Katrin Becker (Texas A&M) D-brane and O-plane actions from string amplitudes

Sunday August 26, 2012

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Jonathan Heckman (IAS) Covariant non-commutative geometry from string theory 
11:15 AM-12:15 PM An Huang (Harvard) The holonomic rank problem 
12:15 PM- 1:30 PM Lunch
 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM Albion Lawrence (Brandeis) Entanglement entropies, bosonization, and Riemann surfaces
 2:45 PM- 3:45 PM Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard) Concept of space adapted to modern physics 
 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM Tony Pantev (U Penn) Integral transforms in non-abelian Hodge theory 
 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM Siu Cheung Lau (Harvard) Open mirror theory and crepant resolution conjecture

Monday August 27, 2012

 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Paul Seidel (MIT) Extended automorphism groups in symplectic and algebraic geometry 
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Si Li (Nothwestern) Quantum A1 singularity and pure gravity 
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Washington Taylor (MIT) F-theory and structure of elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds
12:30 PM- 2:00 PM Lunch
 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Li-Sheng Tseng (UC Irvine) Cohomologies of differential forms on symplectic spaces
 3:15 PM- 4:15 PM Mboyo Esole (Harvard) Generalized tadpole relation in F-theory
 4:15 PM- 5:15 PM Edgar Shaghoulian (Stanford) Hyperscaling violation and holography

Funded by NSF. Harvard Mathematics. Last update: August 27, 2012