# Strings and Geometry

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*Michael Douglas; Jerome Gauntlett; Mark Gross*

A co-publication of the AMS and Clay Mathematics Institute

This volume is the proceedings of the 2002 Clay Mathematics Institute School on
Geometry and String Theory. This month-long program was held at the Isaac
Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, England, and was
organized by both mathematicians and physicists: A. Corti, R. Dijkgraaf,
M. Douglas, J. Gauntlett, M. Gross, C. Hull, A. Jaffe and M. Reid. The early
part of the school had many lectures that introduced various concepts of
algebraic geometry and string theory with a focus on improving communication
between these two fields. During the latter part of the program there were also
a number of research level talks.

This volume contains a selection of expository and research articles by
lecturers at the school and highlights some of the current interests of
researchers working at the interface between string theory and algebraic
geometry. The topics covered include manifolds of special holonomy,
supergravity, supersymmetry, D-branes, the McKay correspondence and the
Fourier-Mukai transform.

The book is suitable for graduate students and research mathematicians
interested in relations between mathematical physics and algebraic geometry.

Titles in this series are co-published with the Clay Mathematics Institute (Cambridge, MA).

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in relations between mathematical physics and algebraic geometry.