February  3, 2023

Thematic Program on the Geometry of String Theory
Clay Mathematics Institute Public Lecture

Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University

June 2, 2005 -- 4:00 p.m.
held at The Fields Institute, Toronto

The interplay between mathematics and physics has, in recent years, become so profound that the lines have been blurred. The two disciplines, long complementary, have begun a deep and fundamental relationship. I call this blending "physmatics," and illustrate it with an example of duality from string theory. I then discuss the purely mathematical interpretation of this symmetry.


Eric Zaslow was named Clay Senior Scholar at the Thematic Program on The Geometry of String Theory 2004 - 2005 a joint program of the Fields Institute and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He will spend November 2004 and two months in Spring 2005 in residence.

Research Area:
Mathematical Physics. Zaslow studies mathematical aspects of string theory, most recently focusing on mirror symmetry of Calabi-Yau threefolds. This involves enumerative invariants, minimal submanifolds, and the equivalence of D-brane categories.