String Theory is arguably the most exciting research area in modern
mathematical physics. There is prolific research done in String Theory
world-over, see the
hep-th archive for the daily list of nearly 40-50
research papers. String Theory is known to the general public as the
"Theory Of Everything", thanks to its great success in unifying
Relativity and Quantum Field Theory, yielding a theory
of Quantum Gravity.
The impact of String Theory is not just felt in physics, but also in
modern mathematics. It has profound connections with a broad spectrum
of modern mathematics, including algebraic geometry, differential
geometry, noncommutative geometry, K-theory, index theory and
representation theory. Research in String Theory has created several
interesting open problems both in this rapidly developing field, and
in the related areas of modern mathematics.
We have organized a series of expository lectures, for students in
both mathematics and mathematical physics,
at the level of beginning postgraduate students.
Lecturers and Titles:
Click HERE
for a set of maps of the Adelaide Region, Adelaide City and North
Adelaide, and the University of Adelaide Campus.
SCHEDULE
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | |
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9:30 | Berglund | Römelsberger | Berglund | Römelsberger | |
10:30 | refreshments | refreshments | refreshments | refreshments | refreshments |
11:00 | Bouwknegt | Römelsberger | Berglund | Römelsberger | Römelsberger |
12:00 | Berglund | Kuzenko | Kuzenko | Murray | Murray |
13:00 | lunch | lunch | lunch | lunch | lunch |
14:00 | Berglund | Eastwood | Eastwood | Norbury | Norbury |
15:00 | refreshments | refreshments | refreshments | refreshments | refreshments |
15:15 | Mathai | Mathai | Stevenson | Stevenson | |
16:15 |
Organisers:
A/Prof Peter Bouwknegt Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics and Department of Pure Mathematics University of Adelaide, SA 5005 Australia Phone: (08) 8303-5308 Fax: (08) 8303-4380 E-mail: pbouwkne@physics.adelaide.edu.au |
A/Prof Mathai Varghese Department of Pure Mathematics University of Adelaide, SA 5005 Australia Phone: (08) 8303-4173 Fax: (08) 8303-3696 E-mail: vmathai@maths.adelaide.edu.au |
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