Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics: September 6-15, 2016

Inaugural Conference: Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics, September 6-9, 2016.

School: Physics Background for Applications of Special Holonomy, September 12-15, 2016.

Organized by: Bobby Acharya, Robert Bryant, Simon Donaldson, Mark Haskins and Dave Morrison

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This event is organized by the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy and Geometry. For more information please visit there website at https://sites.duke.edu/scshgap/

Talk Schedule


Time Title Presenter Location
8:30 am Registration N/A SCGP Lobby
9:15 am Introduction N/A SCGP 102
9:30 am Introduction to global questions around special holonomy. Simon Donaldson SCGP 102
10:30 am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00 am On families of special holonomy metrics defined by algebraic curvature conditions Robert Bryant SCGP 102
12:00 pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:15pm G2-manifolds and Particle Physics Bobby Acharya SCGP 102
2:30pm Complete and conically singular G2-manifolds of cohomogeneity one Johannes Nordström SCGP 102
3:30 pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00pm Connected components of the moduli space of G2 manifolds Sebastian Goette SCGP 102
5:00pm Business Meeting: Collaboration P.I.s – SCGP 102 N/A SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Introduction to formal aspects of gauge and submanifold theory Simon Donaldson SCGP 102
10:30 am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am The space of Kähler metrics on singular varieties Eleonora Di Nezza SCGP 102
12:00 pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:15pm From G₂ gauge theory to the ADHM Seiberg–Witten equation Thomas Walpuski SCGP 102
2:30 pm On the existence of Lagrangians with special properties Yng-Ing Lee SCGP 102
3:30 pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00pm Derived differential geometry and moduli spaces in differential geometry Dominic Joyce SCGP 102
6:00pm Workshop Banquet N/A SCGP Cafe

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Moduli, calibrations, and singularities Dave Morrison SCGP 102
10:30am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am On degenerations of the Seiberg–Witten monopoles and G2-instantons Andriy Haydys SCGP 102
12:00 pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:15pm Quasi-Asymptotically Conical Geometries Anda Degeratu SCGP 102
2:30pm Mathematics of fivebranes on smooth 4-manifolds Sergei Gukov SCGP 102
3:30 pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00pm ALF spaces and collapsing Ricci-flat metrics on the K3 surface Lorenzo Foscolo SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Collapse and special holonomy metrics Mark Haskins SCGP 102
10:30 am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am Manifolds with holonomy Sp(n)Sp(1) Simon Salamon SCGP 102
12:00 pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:15pm Ricci curvature: Some recent progress and open questions Jeff Cheeger SCGP 102
2:30pm Degeneration of Calabi-Yau metrics Song Sun SCGP 102
3:30 pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00 pm Adiabatic limits of coassocative fibrations Simon Donaldson SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:15 am Registration/Welcome N/A SCGP Lobby
9:30am Particle physics for mathematicians Bobby Acharya SCGP 102
10:30am Coffe Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am Geometric structures and supersymmetric theories Jacques Distler SCGP 102
12:00 pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:15pm Supergravity theories and their compactification, I Frederik Denef SCGP 102
2:30pm String worldsheets Ronen Plesser SCGP 102
3:30 pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00 pm D-branes, I Johannes Walcher SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30 am Geometric structures and supersymmetric theories Jacques Distler SCGP 102
10:30am Coffe Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am The role of special holonomy in string/M/F compactification Dave Morrison SCGP 102
12:00 pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:15pm Gauge theories in M/string theory and Higgs bundles Sakura Schafer-Nameki SCGP 102
2:30pm D-branes, II Johannes Walcher SCGP 102
3:30 pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00 pm The standard model of particle physics Bobby Acharya SCGP 102
5:15 pm Geometric structures and supergravity theories Jacques Distler SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30 am BPS and all that Ronen Plesser SCGP 102
10:30am Coffe Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am Calibrations and Branes Dave Morrison SCGP 102
12:00 pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:15pm Supergravity theories and their compactification, II Frederik Denef SCGP 102
2:30pm M-theory on CY, singularities and resolutions Sakura Schafer-Nameki SCGP 102
3:30 pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00 pm More Gauge Enhancement in M on CY Jim Halverson SCGP 102

Time Title Presenter Location
9:30 am Beyond the standard model Bobby Acharya SCGP 102
10:30am Coffe Break N/A SCGP Cafe
11:00am Gauge Enhancement in M on G2 Jim Halverson SCGP 102
12:00 pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:15pm Codimension seven singularities in M-theory compactifications Bobby Acharya SCGP 102
2:30pm Odds and Ends Dave Morrison SCGP 102
3:30 pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby