- Organized by
Jeffrey Harvey, Ph.D.Professor, University of Chicago
Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.
In this century, the connections between number theory, geometry and string theory have deepened, with developments in the theory of harmonic Maass forms, the appearance of mock modular forms in enumerative geometry and string theory, and new relationships between automorphic forms and arithmetic geometry. New forms of moonshine have illuminated new paths for exploration.
This third conference on the topic will bring together mathematicians and physicists to elucidate, synthesize, develop and disseminate emerging relationships between number theory, geometry, moonshine and string theory. In addition, the conference aims to revisit topics from the first two conferences to survey the progress that has been made in these new directions and to facilitate discussions that will lead to future research topics that can benefit from combining the insights and techniques of physicists and mathematicians.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Theo Johnson-Feyd | Galois Actions on VOA Anomalies 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Sheldon Katz | A Geometric Realization of the Affine E₈ Global Symmetry of the E-String 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM Minhyong Kim | Some Finite Path Integrals for Galois Representations 2:30 PM BREAK 3:00 PM Bogdan Stoica | General Relativity from p-adic Strings 4:00 PM BREAK 5:00 PM Shamit Kachru | Learning to Count in String Theory (Public Lecture) 6:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Georg Oberdieck | Donaldson-Thomas Theory of CHL Manifolds 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Jim Bryan | Modular Forms Arising from the Geometry and Arithmetic of Some of the World’s Tiniest Calabi-Yau Threefolds 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Johannes Walcher | Arithmetic Questions in Mirror Symmetry 2:00 PM BREAK 2:30 PM Albrecht Klemm | Genus One Fibrations, Meromorphic Jacobi Forms and 6d Theories 3:30 PM BREAK 4:00 PM Frederik Denef | Higher Genus Siegel Forms and Multi-Center Black Holes in N=4 Supersymmetric String Theory 5:00 PM DAY TWO CONCLUDES
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM Meng-Chwan Tan | From Little Strings to M5-branes via a Quasi-Topological Sigma Model on Loop Group 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM Katrin Wendland | K3 Surfaces and Mathieu Moonshine 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:00 PM Sergei Gukov | Logarithmic CFTs from 3d 2:00 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
Air and Train
Group AThe 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 BIndividuals 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 CarFor 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.
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.