April 17, 2014
Thematic Program on the Geometry of String Theory
A joint program of the Fields Institute, Toronto & Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo

January 10-14, 2005
Workshop on Topological Strings

held at the Fields Institute

Organizing Cttee: E. Getzler, K. Hori, S. Katz

National Science Foundation
Topological string theory is currently a very active field of research for both mathematicians and physicists --- in mathematics, it leads to new relations between symplectic topology, algebraic geometry and combinatorics, and in physics, it is a laboratory for the study of basic features of string theory, such as background independence, open/closed string duality, non-perturbative completion, as well as an effective framework for computing spectra and interactions in full-fledged string compactifications.

This workshop will bring together a range of experts on different aspects of topological string theory from both the mathematics and physics communities.

Guest Speakers:

  • Mina Aganagic, UC Berkeley
  • Jim Bryan, University of British Columbia
  • Cheol-Hyun Cho, Northwestern University
  • Costello, Kevin J, Imperial College London
  • Robbert Dijkgraaf, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Amsterdam
  • Duiliu Emanuel Diaconescu, Rutgers University
  • Alexander Givental, University of California at Berkeley
  • Eleny-Nicoleta Ionel, Stanford University
  • Bumsig Kim, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • Yon Seo Kim, UCLA
  • Albrecht Klemm, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Yuan-Pin Lee, University of Utah
  • Jun Li, Stanford University
  • Andrei Losev, ITEP, Moskow
  • Yong-Geun Oh, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Andrei Okounkov, Princeton University
  • Takuya Okuda, California Institute of Technology
  • Hirosi Ooguri, California Institute of Technology
  • Pan Peng, UCLA
  • Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley
  • Lev Rozansky, University of North Carolina
  • Richard Thomas, Imperial College
  • Cumrun Vafa, Harvard University

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