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Foundations and Applications of Random Matrix Theory in Mathematics and Physics – Aug 24 – Dec 18

Foundations and Applications of Random Matrix Theory in Mathematics and Physics Organized by Alexei Borodin,Peter Forrester, Yan Fyodorov, Alice Guionnet, Jon Keating, Mario Kieburg, and Jacobus Verbaarschot August 24 – December 18, 2015 Weekly Talks are held in SCGP Room 313 at 11:00 am. Random Matrix theory has been applied to many areas in pure […]

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Large N limit problems in Kahler Geometry

Organized by Robert Berman, Semyon Klevtsov, Paul Wiegmann, and Steve Zelditch April 20 – June 19, 2015 This program centers on the use of holomorphic sections of high powers of positive Hermitian holomorphic line bundles over a Kahler manifold to construct projective embeddings, Bergman Kahler metrics, and Gaussian random fields. The main tool is the […]

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Knot homologies, BPS states, and SUSY gauge theories

Organized by Sergei Gukov, Mikhail Khovanov, and Piotr Sulkowski March 16 – June 12, 2015 The aim of this program is to understand new relations between knot theory, supersymmetric field theories, and string theory. Tremendous development in knot theory in recent decades led to the formulation of polynomial knot invariants, such as the Jones polynomial […]

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Automorphic forms, mock modular forms and string theory: August 29 – September 30, 2016

Organized by: Terry Gannon, David Ginzburg, Axel Kleinschmidt, Stephen D. Miller, Daniel Persson, and Boris Pioline The purpose of this interdisciplinary program is to investigate connections between string theory and the theory of automorphic forms, modular forms and mock modular forms. This is an emergent field with a lot of potential for interdisciplinary collaborations. Recent […]

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Mathematical Problems in General Relativity

Mathematical Problems in General Relativity Organized by Mike Anderson, Sergiu Klainerman, Philippe LeFloch, and Jared Speck January 5 – February 6, 2015 Einsteins field equation of general relativity is one of the most important geometric partial differential equations. Over the past decade, the mathematical research on Einstein equation has made spectacular progress on many fronts, […]

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Geometric Flows

Geometric Flows Organized by Simon Brendle, Xiuxiong Chen, Simon Donaldson, and Yuanqi Wang October 13 – December 19, 2014 Since its invention in 1982, Hamilton’s Ricci flow has become a central tool in global differential geometry. In particular, the Ricci flow has played a central role in Perelman’s proof of the Poincare conjecture, as well […]

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Interactions of Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology with Physics through Algebra and Geometry

Interactions of Homotopy Theory and Algebraic Topology with Physics through Algebra and Geometry Organized by John Morgan and Dennis Sullivan October 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 While activities will depend on the visitors for their specific focus, we expect them to be organized around several general themes: (i) rigorous approaches to perturbative quantum field theories, and especially to gauge theories […]

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Gauge Theory, Integrability, and Novel Symmetries of Quantum Field Theory

Gauge Theory, Integrability, and Novel Symmetries of Quantum Field Theory Organized by Anton Kapustin, Nikita Nekrasov, Samson Shatashvili, Volker Schomerus, and Konstantin Zarembo September 2 – December 19, 2014 The interplay between the supersymmetric gauge theories and (non-supersymmetric) integrable theories in various dimensions is a puzzling development of several decades of research. In recent years […]

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G2 Manifolds

G2 Manifolds Organized by Mark Haskins, Dietmar Salamon, and Simon Donaldson August 18 – October 3, 2014 This program seeks to connect recent developments and open questions in the theory of compact manifolds with special or exceptional holonomy (especially G_2 manifolds) with other areas of mathematics and theoretical physics: differential topology, algebraic geometry, (non compact) Calabi-Yau […]

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Moduli Spaces of Pseudo-holomorphic curves and their applications to Symplectic Topology

Organized by Kenji Fukaya, Dusa McDuff, and John Morgan January 2 – June 30, 2014 Gromov-Witten theory, Lagrangian-Floer homology and symplectic field theory arise from the notion of pseudo-holomorphic curves, possibly with boundary conditions, in symplectic manifolds. All these theories rely in a fundamental way on Gromov’s compactness result for moduli spaces of pseudo-holomorphic curves, […]

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