Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium, 2nd Floor
160 Fifth Avenue at 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
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.
|Wednesday, September 6|
|8:00 AM||CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST|
|5:00 PM||Public Lecture|
|6:00 PM||DAY ONE CONCLUDES|
|Thursday, September 7|
|4:30 PM||DAY TWO CONCLUDES|
|Friday, September 8|
|3:30 PM||MEETING CONCLUDES|
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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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Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance
Senior Executive Assistant, Simons Foundation
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