SCHEDULE OF TALKS

**Monday, Jan. 17 - 3:30 p.m. -- Fields Institute **

The Mathematics of String Theory

One of the lasting impacts of string theory will be its stimulating
influence in mathematics. Diverse subjects such as geometry, topology,
representation theory, and infinite dimensional analysis have been
transformed by ideas from physics. Furthermore, string theory has
uncovered new interconnections between these various parts of mathematics
stressing again the unity of mathematical thought. I will highlight
some of the most striking phenomena of this new dialogue: conformal
field theory, mirror symmetry, and matrix models.

**Tuesday, Jan. 18 - 2:00 p.m. -- Perimeter Institute, Waterloo**

Topological String Theory I

**Thursday, Jan. 20 - 2:00 p.m. -- Fields Institutue **

Topological String Theory II

In these two lectures I will present on overview of topological string
theory, starting with the basic concepts and continuing to the most
recent developments. Aspects that will be covered are: closed and
open strings, Gromov-Witten theory, matrix models, quantum crystals,
and special holonomy manifolds. I will end with some more speculative
thoughts about the non-perturbative definition of (topological) string
theory and quantum geometry.

**Shuttle bus service is available from Perimeter to Fields.

The Fields Institute Coxeter Lecture Series (CLS) brings a leading
mathematician to the Institute to give a series of three lectures in
the field of the current thematic program.The first talk is an overview
for a general mathematical audience, postdoctoral fellows and graduate
students. The other two talks are chosen, in collaboration with the
organizers of the thematic program, to target specialists in the field.

Index of
Fields Distinguished and Coxeter Lectures.

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