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Geometry and Physics of Hitchin Systems: January 22 – June 21, 2019

Organized by Lara Anderson and Laura Schaposnik Hitchin systems have found remarkable applications in many different areas of mathematics and physics. In particular, Hausel and Thaddeus related Higgs bundles to mirror symmetry, and in the work of Kapustin and Witten, Higgs bundles were used to give a physical derivation of the geometric Langlands correspondence. Moreover, […]

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Automorphic Structures in String Theory: March 4 – April 5, 2019

Organized by Daniel Persson, Terry Gannon, David Ginzburg, Axel Kleinschmidt, Stephen D. Miller, Boris Pioline The purpose of this interdisciplinary program is to investigate connections between string theory, automorphic forms, mock modular forms and beyond. Automorphic representations form a cornerstone of the Langlands program, while at the same time playing a crucial role in understanding the […]

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Operator Algebras and Quantum Physics: June 3-30, 2019

Organized by: Stefan Hollands, Vaughan Jones, Gandalf Lechner, Roberto Longo Since Heisenberg’s and Jordan’s “matrix formulation” of quantum mechanics about one hundred years ago, theoretical quantum physics has been a major incentive for mathematical research into operator algebras. The stimulus from physics has helped the development of this field, founded by von Neumann with the […]

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