Conference on Number Theory, Geometry, Moonshine & Strings

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September 6-8, 2017

Simons Foundation
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium, 2nd Floor
160 Fifth Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10010

REGISTER HERE
Note: Attendance is by invitation only.
 

Conference organizer: Jeffrey Harvey

The recognition that Calabi-Yau manifolds are fundamental for string compactification initiated a synthesis of geometry and string theory in the 1980s. This reinvigorated enumerative geometry, reshaped Gromov-Witten theory, and precipitated the development of new fields such as Donaldson-Thomas theory, quantum cohomology and homological mirror symmetry. Contemporaneously, efforts to unravel the mysteries of monstrous moonshine produced new algebraic theories which elucidated the role of automorphic forms in string theory and facilitated further developments in these and other fields.

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.

The Conference on Number Theory, Geometry, Moonshine & Strings is the first in a series of meetings that will bring together mathematicians and physicists to elucidate, synthesize, develop and disseminate these emerging relationships between number theory, geometry, moonshine and string theory. The first meeting will focus on exploring number theoretic and string theoretic aspects of some recently discovered half-integral weight forms of moonshine which exhibit connections to modularity of varieties and the Birch–Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture.
 

Agenda

Wednesday, September 6
8:00 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Program
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Program
11:30 AM Program
12:30 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Program
3:00 PM BREAK
3:15 PM Program
4:15 PM TEA
5:00 PM Public Lecture
6:00 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
Thursday, September 7
8:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Program
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Program
11:30 AM Program
12:30 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Program
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM Program
4:30 PM DAY TWO CONCLUDES
Friday, September 8
8:00 AM BREAKFAST
9:00 AM Program
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Program
11:30 AM Program
12:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM Program
2:30 PM Program
3:30 PM MEETING CONCLUDES

Travel

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.

Hotel

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.

Contacts

Travel Assistance

Christophe Vergnol, Protravel International
christophe.vergnol(replace this with the @ sign)protravelinc.com
646-747-9767

Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance

Meghan Fazzi
Senior Executive Assistant, Simons Foundation
mfazzi(replace this with the @ sign)simonsfoundation.org
(212) 524-6080