String-Math 2013

Conference Announcement: String-Math 2013

REGISTRATIONThe registration deadline for the String-Math conference has passed. If you wish to attend this conference, you can still register on-site and pay the same application fee of $250. If you have any questions, please email Kim Keary at

REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS MUST BOOK THEIR OWN HOTEL ROOM. Please see the “Accommodations” tab on the right to view hotel listings.

Participant List  View Schedule   View Transportation


Organizing Committee: Alexander Abanov, Michael Douglas, Ljudmila Kamenova, Claude LeBrun, John Morgan, Nikita Nekrasov, Leonardo Rastelli, and Martin Rocek

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is hosting a third annual meeting of String-Math series of conferences in June 17-21, 2013.

The main goal of the conference is to bring together mathematicians and physicists who work on ideas related to string theory. String theory, as well as quantum field theory, has contributed a series of profound ideas which gave rise to entirely new mathematical fields and revitalized older ones. By now there is a large and rapidly growing number of both mathematicians and physicists working at the string-theoretic interface between the two academic fields. The influence flows in both directions, with mathematical techniques and ideas contributing crucially to major advances in string theory.

For mathematics, string theory has been a source of many significant inspirations, ranging from Seiberg-Witten theory in four-manifolds, to enumerative geometry and Gromov-Witten theory in algebraic geome- try, to work on the Jones polynomial in knot theory, to advances in symplectic topology, to recent progress in the geometric Langlands program and the development of derived algebraic geometry and n-category theory.

In the other direction, mathematics has provided physicists with powerful tools, ranging from powerful differential geometric techniques for solving or analyzing key partial differential equations, to toric geometry, to K-theory and derived categories in D-branes, to the analysis of Calabi-Yau manifolds and string compactifications, to the use of modular forms and other arithmetic techniques. The depth, power and novelty of the results obtained in both fields thanks to their interaction is truly mind boggling. String-Math is the annual conference that was founded to reflect the most significant progress at the interface of string theory and mathematics.

Topics Include:

  • New and exotic supersymmetric field theories
  • Localization and gauge theory
  • Gauge theory and Khovanov homology
  • Perturbative amplitudes
  • Topological phases of matter
  • Gauge theory angle at integrability
  • Homological mirror symmetry
  • Categorical constructions of topological field theories
  • Mathematical string phenomenology
  • Non-perturbative dualities, F-theory
  • Wall-crossing formulas
  • Hitchin systems
  • Geometric Langlands
  • Arithmetic of strings
  • Gromov-Witten theory and enumerative geometry
  • A-twisted Landau-Ginzburg models
  • String topology
  • Elliptic cohomology
  • Heterotic mirror symmetry
  • Topological T duality
  • Superstring scattering amplitudes
  • Chiral de Rham complexes
  • Noncommutative geometry


Mohammed Abouzaid, Mina Aganagic, Miranda Cheng, Kevin Costello, Simon Donaldson, Dan Freed, Kenji Fukaya, Alexander Goncharov, Marco Gualtieri, Sergei Gukov, Daniel Jafferis, Dominic Joyce, Ludmil Katzarkov, Andrew Neitzke, Nikita Nekrasov, Peter Ozsvath, Tony Pantev, Vasily Pestun, Boris Pioline, Slava Rychkov, Sakura Schafer-Nameki, Pierre Vanhove, Martijn Wijnholt, Edward Witten, Eric Zaslow

Steering Committee:

Ron Donagi, Dan Freed, Nigel Hitchin, Sheldon Katz, Maxim Kontsevich, David Morrison, Edward Witten, Shing-Tung Yau

International Advisory Committee:

Mina Aganagic, Michael Atiyah, Niklas Beisert, *Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, *Tom Bridgeland, *Phillip Candelas, Kevin Costello, Robbert Dijkgraff, Jacques Distler, *Simon Donaldson, *Tohru Eguchi, Edward Frenkel, Matthias Gaberdiel, Jerome Gauntlett, Rajesh Gopakumar, Antonella Grassi, Mark Gross, Chris Hull, Ludmil Katzarkov, Albrecht Klemm, Juan Maldacena, Marcos Marino, Greg Moore, *Werner Nahm, Hirosi Ooguri, *Rahul Panharipande, Tony Pantev, Nicholas Read, *Subir Sachdev, Volker Schomerus, Ashoke Sen, Samson Shatashvili, *Dam Son, Cumrun Vafa, Johannes Walcher, Katrin Wendland, Paul Wiegmann, Maxim Zabzine, *Don Zagier, Eric Zaslow

* To be confirmed

Previous String-Math conferences:

Future String-Math conferences:

String Math 2014 will be at:
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada
June 9 – 13 2014

GAP 2013: Geometry And Physics, CRM, Montreal, Canada

June 3 – 14, 2013: Moduli Spaces and their Invariants in Mathematical Physics, CRM, Montreal, Canada

SMS 2013: Physics and Mathematics of Link Homology, CRM, Montreal, Canada