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Book DetailsProceedings of Symposia in Pure MathematicsVolume: 85; 2012; 484 ppMSC: Primary 14; 18; 19; 22; 53; 58; 81; 83
The nature of interactions between mathematicians and physicists has been thoroughly transformed in recent years. String theory and quantum field theory have contributed a series of profound ideas that gave rise to entirely new mathematical fields and revitalized older ones. The influence flows in both directions, with mathematical techniques and ideas contributing crucially to major advances in string theory. A large and rapidly growing number of both mathematicians and physicists are working at the stringtheoretic interface between the two academic fields.
The StringMath conference series aims to bring together leading mathematicians and mathematically minded physicists working in this interface.
This volume contains the proceedings of the inaugural conference in this series, StringMath 2011, which was held June 6–11, 2011, at the University of Pennsylvania.
ReadershipGraduate students and research mathematicians interested in string theory, algebraic geometry, and differential geometry.

Table of Contents

Plenary talks

M. Aganagic and S. Shakirov — Refined ChernSimons theory and knot homology

P. Aspinwall and R. Plesser — Elusive worldsheet instantons in heterotic string compactifications

M. Cheng and J. Duncan — The largest Matheiu group and (mock) automorphic forms

R. Donagi, J. Guffin, S. Katz and E. Sharpe — (0,2) quantum cohomology

M. Douglas — Foundations of quantum field theory

S. Gukov and M. Stosic — Homological algebra of knots and BPS states

M. Marcolli — Motivic structures in QFT

G. Moore and Y. Tachikawa — On 2d TQFT’s whose values are holomorphic symplectic varieties

Y. Ruan — The Witten equation and the geometry of the LandauGinzburg model

L.S. Tseng and S.T. Yau — NonKähler CalabiYau manifolds

S. SchaferNameki — F theory GUTs: Global aspects and phenomenology

M. Wijnholt — Higgs bundles and string phenomenology

Contributed talks

D. Baraglia — Topological Tduality with monodromy

N. Behr and S. Fredenhagen — Variable transformation defects

E. Bergshoeff and F. Riccioni — The Dbrane Uscan

N. Carqueville and M. Kay — An invitation to algebraic topological string theory

A. Francis, T. Jarvis, D. Johnson and R. Suggs — LandauGinzburg mirror symmetry for orbifolded Frobenius algebras

J. Fullwood and M. van Hoeij — Hirzebruch invariants of elliptic fibrations

S. Gregorian — $G_2$ structure deformations and warped products

M. Hamanaka — Noncommutative solitons and quasideterminants

B. Jurke — Computing cohomology on toric varieties

T. Kragh — Fibrancy of symplectic homology in cotangent bundles

D. Pomerleano — Curved string topology and tangential Fukaya categories

T. Rahn — Target space dualities of heterotic grand unified theories

F. Ruffino — FreedWitten anomaly and Dbrane gauge theories

J. Seo — Singularity structure and massless dyons of pure SeibergWitten theories with SU and Sp gauge groups

A. Sheshmani — Introduction to the theory of higher rank stable pairs and virtual localization

N. Sibilla — HMS for punctured tori and categorical maping class group actions

J. Yagi — Vanishing chiral algebras and HohnStolz conjecture


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The nature of interactions between mathematicians and physicists has been thoroughly transformed in recent years. String theory and quantum field theory have contributed a series of profound ideas that gave rise to entirely new mathematical fields and revitalized older ones. The influence flows in both directions, with mathematical techniques and ideas contributing crucially to major advances in string theory. A large and rapidly growing number of both mathematicians and physicists are working at the stringtheoretic interface between the two academic fields.
The StringMath conference series aims to bring together leading mathematicians and mathematically minded physicists working in this interface.
This volume contains the proceedings of the inaugural conference in this series, StringMath 2011, which was held June 6–11, 2011, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in string theory, algebraic geometry, and differential geometry.

Plenary talks

M. Aganagic and S. Shakirov — Refined ChernSimons theory and knot homology

P. Aspinwall and R. Plesser — Elusive worldsheet instantons in heterotic string compactifications

M. Cheng and J. Duncan — The largest Matheiu group and (mock) automorphic forms

R. Donagi, J. Guffin, S. Katz and E. Sharpe — (0,2) quantum cohomology

M. Douglas — Foundations of quantum field theory

S. Gukov and M. Stosic — Homological algebra of knots and BPS states

M. Marcolli — Motivic structures in QFT

G. Moore and Y. Tachikawa — On 2d TQFT’s whose values are holomorphic symplectic varieties

Y. Ruan — The Witten equation and the geometry of the LandauGinzburg model

L.S. Tseng and S.T. Yau — NonKähler CalabiYau manifolds

S. SchaferNameki — F theory GUTs: Global aspects and phenomenology

M. Wijnholt — Higgs bundles and string phenomenology

Contributed talks

D. Baraglia — Topological Tduality with monodromy

N. Behr and S. Fredenhagen — Variable transformation defects

E. Bergshoeff and F. Riccioni — The Dbrane Uscan

N. Carqueville and M. Kay — An invitation to algebraic topological string theory

A. Francis, T. Jarvis, D. Johnson and R. Suggs — LandauGinzburg mirror symmetry for orbifolded Frobenius algebras

J. Fullwood and M. van Hoeij — Hirzebruch invariants of elliptic fibrations

S. Gregorian — $G_2$ structure deformations and warped products

M. Hamanaka — Noncommutative solitons and quasideterminants

B. Jurke — Computing cohomology on toric varieties

T. Kragh — Fibrancy of symplectic homology in cotangent bundles

D. Pomerleano — Curved string topology and tangential Fukaya categories

T. Rahn — Target space dualities of heterotic grand unified theories

F. Ruffino — FreedWitten anomaly and Dbrane gauge theories

J. Seo — Singularity structure and massless dyons of pure SeibergWitten theories with SU and Sp gauge groups

A. Sheshmani — Introduction to the theory of higher rank stable pairs and virtual localization

N. Sibilla — HMS for punctured tori and categorical maping class group actions

J. Yagi — Vanishing chiral algebras and HohnStolz conjecture