- Organized by
Jeffrey Harvey, Ph.D.Professor, University of Chicago
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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Shamit Kachru | Black Holes, BPS Jumping, and Special Loci 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Sameer Murthy | Black Hole Bound States and Modularity 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM Sheldon Katz | Refined BPS Invariants and Modular Forms 2:30 PM BREAK 3:00 PM Martin Raum | Vector-Valued and Mock Modular Forms 4:00 PM BREAK 5:00 PM PUBLIC LECTURE | Ken Ono | The Riemann Hypothesis 6:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Greg Moore | More about Four-Manifolds and Supersymmetric Gauge Theory 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM John Duncan | Moonshine and Geometry 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM Albrecht Klemm | Periods and Quasiperiods of Modular Forms and D-Brane Masses of the Quintic 2:30 PM BREAK 3:00 PM Sergei Gukov | Mock Modular Forms and BPS State Counting 4:00 PM BREAK 4:30 PM Georg Oberdieck | Counting Curves in K3 Geometries and Jacobi Forms 5:30 PM DAY TWO CONCLUDES
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Ken Ono | Polya's Program for the Riemann Hypothesis and Related Problems 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Jeff Harvey | Hecke Relations Between RCFT Characters 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Minhyong Kim | Arithmetic Gauge Fields in Diophantine Geometry 2:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
Victor Aricheta Emory University Chris Beem Oxford University Lea Beneish Emory University Nathan Benjamin Stanford University Jim Bryan University of British Columbia Gautam Chinta CUNY John Duncan Emory University Rebecca Frankel New York University Dorian Goldfeld Columbia University Joao Gomes University of Amsterdam Michael Griffin Brigham Young University Sergei Gukov California Institute of Technology Michael Harris Columbia University Sarah Harrison Harvard University Jeff Harvey University of Chicago Herve Jacquet Columbia University Shamit Kachru Stanford University Sheldon Katz University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Maryam Khaqan Emory University Minhyong Kim Oxford University Albrecht Klemm Hausdorff Center for Mathematics Jim Lepowsky Rutgers University Stephen Miller Rutgers University Greg Moore Rutgers University David Morrison UC Santa Barbara Sameer Murthy King's College, London Georg Oberdieck MIT Ken Ono Emory University Natalie Paquette California Institute of Technology Martin Raum University of Gothenburg Brandon Rayhaun Stanford University Meng-Chwan Tan National University of Singapore Karen Taylor CUNY Arnav Tripathy Harvard University Ian Wagner Emory University Shou-Wu Zhang Princeton University Max Zimet Stanford University
Air and Train
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Group A
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.