Conference on Number Theory, Geometry, Moonshine & Strings II

  • Organized by
  • Quantrell Award winner Jeff Harvey, a physics professor, in the Gordon Center Monday, May 20, 2013, at the University of Chicago.    (Photo by Robert Kozloff)Jeffrey Harvey, Ph.D.Professor, University of Chicago
Date & Time

Wed.: 8:30AM - 6:00PM
Thu.: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri.: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM


Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
160 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010 United States

The Conference on Number Theory, Geometry, Moonshine & Strings II is the second in a series of meetings that will bring together mathematicians and physicists to elucidate, synthesize, develop and disseminate emerging relationships between number theory, geometry, moonshine and string theory. The first meeting focused on exploring number theoretic and string theoretic aspects of connections between moonshine, modularity of varieties and the Birch–Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. The second meeting will focus on BPS state counting and black hole entropy in string theory, the arithmetic of Calabi-Yau spaces, new developments in moonshine and relations between these topics.

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    9:30 AMShamit Kachru | Black Holes, BPS Jumping, and Special Loci
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMSameer Murthy | Black Hole Bound States and Modularity
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:30 PMSheldon Katz | Refined BPS Invariants and Modular Forms
    2:30 PMBREAK
    3:00 PMMartin Raum | Vector-Valued and Mock Modular Forms
    4:00 PMBREAK
    5:00 PMPUBLIC LECTURE | Ken Ono | The Riemann Hypothesis


    9:30 AMGreg Moore | More about Four-Manifolds and Supersymmetric Gauge Theory
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMJohn Duncan | Moonshine and Geometry
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:30 PMAlbrecht Klemm | Periods and Quasiperiods of Modular Forms and D-Brane Masses of the Quintic
    2:30 PMBREAK
    3:00 PMSergei Gukov | Mock Modular Forms and BPS State Counting
    4:00 PMBREAK
    4:30 PMGeorg Oberdieck | Counting Curves in K3 Geometries and Jacobi Forms


    9:30 AMKen Ono | Polya's Program for the Riemann Hypothesis and Related Problems
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMJeff Harvey | Hecke Relations Between RCFT Characters
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMMinhyong Kim | Arithmetic Gauge Fields in Diophantine Geometry
  • Participantsplus--large
    Victor ArichetaEmory University
    Chris BeemOxford University
    Lea BeneishEmory University
    Nathan BenjaminStanford University
    Jim BryanUniversity of British Columbia
    Gautam ChintaCUNY
    John DuncanEmory University
    Rebecca FrankelNew York University
    Dorian GoldfeldColumbia University
    Joao GomesUniversity of Amsterdam
    Michael GriffinBrigham Young University
    Sergei GukovCalifornia Institute of Technology
    Michael HarrisColumbia University
    Sarah HarrisonHarvard University
    Jeff HarveyUniversity of Chicago
    Herve JacquetColumbia University
    Shamit KachruStanford University
    Sheldon KatzUniversity of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
    Maryam KhaqanEmory University
    Minhyong KimOxford University
    Albrecht KlemmHausdorff Center for Mathematics
    Jim LepowskyRutgers University
    Stephen MillerRutgers University
    Greg MooreRutgers University
    David MorrisonUC Santa Barbara
    Sameer MurthyKing's College, London
    Georg OberdieckMIT
    Ken OnoEmory University
    Natalie PaquetteCalifornia Institute of Technology
    Martin RaumUniversity of Gothenburg
    Brandon RayhaunStanford University
    Meng-Chwan TanNational University of Singapore
    Karen TaylorCUNY
    Arnav TripathyHarvard University
    Ian WagnerEmory University
    Shou-Wu ZhangPrinceton University
    Max ZimetStanford University
  • Travelplus--large

    Air and Train

    1. Group A
      The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Group A. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
    2. Group B
      Individuals in Group B will not receive travel or hotel support. Please register at the link above so that we can capture your dietary requirements. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

    Personal Car

    1. For participants driving to Manhattan, The Roger Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
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    Participants in Group A who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of four nights at The Roger hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense.

    The Roger New York
    131 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 30th and 31st Streets)

    To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    For driving directions to The Roger, please click here.

  • Contactsplus--large

    Travel Assistance
    Christophe Vergnol, Protravel International

    Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance
    Meghan Fazzi
    Senior Executive Assistant, Simons Foundation
    (212) 524-6080

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