Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Geometry and Physics of F-Theory

February 24-27, 2014


The workshop Geometry and Physics of F-Theory brings together international experts in mathematics and physics to investigate the geometric structure underlying string compactifications via F-theory. It will discuss open questions in the description of elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau fourfolds both from a mathematical perspective and with regards to their relevance for F-theory.
The workshop thus aims at an inspiring exchange of ideas from pure mathematics and from theoretical physics and intends to stimulate interactions between both disciplines.

Speakers include:

  • Lara Anderson (Virginia Tech)
  • Andreas Braun (King's College, London)
  • Volker Braun (Oxford University)
  • Inaki Garcia-Etxebarria (MPI Munich)
  • Antonella Grassi (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Thomas Grimm (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Munich)
  • James Halverson (KITP Santa Barbara)
  • Denis Klevers (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Andre Lukas (Oxford)
  • Fernando Marchesano (IFT-UAM/CSIC)
  • Luca Martucci (University of Padova)
  • Christoph Mayrhofer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)
  • Dave Morrison (UC Santa Barbara)
  • Raffaele Savelli (Saclay, Paris)
  • Sakura Schäfer-Nameki (King's College, London)
  • Roberto Valandro (ICTP Trieste)
  • Taizan Watari (IPMU,Tokyo)