Black holes, topological strings, and invariants of holomorphic submanifolds

January 30-31, 2006

At the Harvard Mathematics Department and the Harvard Physics Department

Cumrun Vafa
Cumrun Vafa Harvard University, Physics Department
Shing Tung Yau
Shing Tung Yau, Harvard University, Mathematics Department
Sheldon Katz
Sheldon Katz University of Chicago, Urbana Champaign, Mathematics/Physics


Cumrun Vafa, Shing Tung Yau and Sheldon Katz


January 30-31 2006


Science center, lecture hall D, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 02138. Directions


There is no registration and no registration fee for the conference.


Monday January 30, 2006
0900-0955Hirosi Ooguri: Chiral Baby Universes
1000-1055Erik Verlinde: The topological string partition function and the counting of BPS states
1115-1210Greg Moore: Uncertainty and Fluxes
1400-1455Sir Michael Atiyah: Analysis, Geometry, and Topology
1500-1555Shing Tung Yau: Contribution of Raoul Bott in geometry
1615-1710Daniel Freed: Encounters with Raoul
Tuesday January 31, 2006
0900-0955Rahul Pandharipande: New calculations in Gromov-Witten Theory
1000-1055Albrecht Klemm: Counting BPS states on the Enriques Calabi-Yau
1115-1210Mina Aganagic: Branes, Black Holes and Topological Strings
1400-1455Frederik Denef: Counting D-brane ground states
1500-1555Kefeng Liu: Localization and conjectures from string duality
1615-1710Robbert Dijkgraaf: A Universal Wave Function


Mina Aganagic
Mina Aganagic, University of California-Berkeley
Sir Michael Atiyah
Sir Michael Atiyah, University of Edinburgh
Frederik Denef
Frederik Denef, Rutgers University
Robbert Dijkgraaf
Robbert Dijkgraaf, University of Amsterdam
Daniel Freed
Daniel Freed, University of Texas at Austin
Albrecht Klemm
Albrecht Klemm, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kefeng Liu
Kefeng Liu - University of California, Los Angeles
Greg Moore
Greg Moore, Rutgers University
Hirosi Ooguri
Hirosi Ooguri, California Institute of Technology
Rahul Pandharipanda
Rahul Pandharipande, Princeton University
Erik Verlinde
Erik Verlinde, University of Amsterdam
Shing Tung Yau
Shing Tung Yau, Harvard University

Memorial talks:

On Monday 2.00 pm as an addition to the conference, Sir Michael Atiyah, Shing Tung Yau and Daniel Freed will give lectures in memoriam of Raoul Bott who passed away on December 20, 2005.

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