Geometry and Physics of G2 Manifold

Part of the Long Program Symplectic Geometry and Physics
April 29 - May 2, 2003

Schedule


Tuesday, April 29, 2003

9:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:00
Naichung Conan Leung (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Tutorial: Geometry of G_2 manifolds I
PDF Presentation

2:00 - 3:00
Robert Bryant (Duke University)

Some remarks on associative submanifolds

3:30 - 4:00
Frederik Witt (Oxford University)

Generalized G_2 structure

4:10 - 4:40
Shengli Kong (Northeastern University)

From nearly Kahler manifolds to G_2 manifolds


Wednesday, April 30, 2003

9:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:00
Naichung Conan Leung (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Tutorial: Geometry of G_2 manifolds II

2:00 - 3:00
Alexei Kovalev (Cambridge University)

Coassociative fibrations of compact G2 manifolds

3:30 - 4:30
Sergei Gukov (Harvard University)

Topology Change in G2 and Spin(7) Manifolds


Thursday, May 1, 2003

9:30 - 10:30
Christopher Pope (Texas A&M University)

(Almost) Special Holonomy and M-theory
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11:00 - 12:00
Eric Zaslow (Northwestern University)

Duality and fibrations on G2-manifolds

2:00 - 3:00

Friday, May 2, 2003

9:15 - 10:15
Mirjam Cvetic (University of Pennsylvania)

Couplings in M-theory on G2 Holonomy Spaces from Type II String Theory on Orientifolds with Intersecting D6-Branes
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10:45 - 11:45
Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard University)

Construction of G2 manifold