Conference on Number Theory, Geometry, Moonshine & Strings III

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  • 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


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

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Weds: 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM – 2 PM

Registration Closed
Invitation Only

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.


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    9:30 AMTheo Johnson-Feyd | Galois Actions on VOA Anomalies
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMSheldon Katz | A Geometric Realization of the Affine E₈ Global Symmetry of the E-String
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:30 PMMinhyong Kim | Some Finite Path Integrals for Galois Representations
    2:30 PMBREAK
    3:00 PMBogdan Stoica | General Relativity from p-adic Strings
    4:00 PMBREAK
    5:00 PMShamit Kachru | Learning to Count in String Theory (Public Lecture)


    9:30 AMGeorg Oberdieck | Donaldson-Thomas Theory of CHL Manifolds
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMJim Bryan | Modular Forms Arising from the Geometry and Arithmetic of Some of the World’s Tiniest Calabi-Yau Threefolds
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMJohannes Walcher | Arithmetic Questions in Mirror Symmetry
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMAlbrecht Klemm | Genus One Fibrations, Meromorphic Jacobi Forms and 6d Theories
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMFrederik Denef | Higher Genus Siegel Forms and Multi-Center Black Holes in N=4 Supersymmetric String Theory


    9:30 AMMeng-Chwan Tan | From Little Strings to M5-branes via a Quasi-Topological Sigma Model on Loop Group
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMKatrin Wendland | K3 Surfaces and Mathieu Moonshine
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMSergei Gukov | Logarithmic CFTs from 3d
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    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.

    Personal Car

    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.

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    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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