Symplectic Geometry and Physics Workshop III: Symplectic Geometry and String Theory

Part of the Long Program Symplectic Geometry and Physics
June 2 - 6, 2003

Schedule


Monday, June 2, 2003

9:30 - 10:30
Sergey Cherkis (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton)

Asymptotically Locally Flat Hyperkahler Metrics of D-type

11:00 - 12:00
Chiu-Chu (Melissa) Liu (Harvard University)

A conjectural formula of Marino-Vafa

2:00 - 3:00
Naichung Conan Leung (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Instantons and Lagrangians in manifolds with vector cross product
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3:30 - 4:30
Itzhak Bars (University of Southern California)

Non Commutative Geometry and String Field Theory


Tuesday, June 3, 2003

9:30 - 10:30
David Morrison (Duke University)

TBA

11:00 - 12:00
Chien-Hao Liu (Harvard University)

S1 fixed points in Quot-schemes, mirror principle, and the Hori-Vafa formula
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2:00 - 3:00
Sheldon Katz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Open Gromov-Witten Invariants

3:30 - 4:30
Ludmil Katzarkov (University of California, Irvine)

Homological Mirror Symmetry for Fano's and beyond


Wednesday, June 4, 2003

9:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:00
Mina Aganagic (Harvard University)

TBA

2:00 - 3:00
Cumrun Vafa (Harvard University)

The Topological Vertex
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3:30 - 4:30
Xiaobo Liu (University of Notre Dame)

Universal equations for Gromov-Witten invariants


Thursday, June 5, 2003

9:30 - 10:30
Kentaro Hori (University of Toronto)

Orientifolds And Mirror Symmetry
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11:00 - 12:00
Mark Gross (UCSD / University of Warwick)

"Affine manifolds and mirror symmetry"

1:45 - 2:45
3:15 - 4:15
4:30 - 5:30
Ai-Ko Liu (University of California at Berkeley)

Algebraic Seiberg-Witten Invariants and Family Blowup Formula


Friday, June 6, 2003

9:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:00
Anton Kapustin (Caltech / USC)

The Geometry of A-branes

2:00 - 3:00
Emanuel Diaconescu (Rutgers University)

Extremal Transitions in Gromov-Witten Theory
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