Stringy Geometry For Junior Researchers 2018


In this one-day workshop, we give the opportunity to (graduate) students and postdocs in the Boston area to present their work to their peers and interact with each other. We hope to organize similar events once or twice per year.

The workshop will be held at Northeastern University on Friday, September 28th, 2018 (in room SL 017 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and in room SL 011 from 2:30 PM to 5 PM, for a map of Northeastern Campus, click here.)

This year, the workshop is organized as a satellite to the F-theory workshop hosted at the CMSA on September 29-30, 2018.




Time Activity
9:30 -10:00 Welcome
10:00-10:30 Cody Long (Northeastern), "Vacuum Selection from Cosmology on Networks of String Vacua"
10:30 -11:00 Patrick Jefferson (Harvard), "Classifying 5d SCFTs using elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds"
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30 -12:00 Yu-Chien Huang (MIT), "On the prevalence of elliptic and genus one fibrations among toric hypersurface Calabi-Yau threefolds"
12:00 -12:30 Ling Lin (U. Penn), "Phases of 5D SCFTs from F-theory on non-flat fibrations"
12:30 -14:30 Lunch
14:30 -15:00 Andrew Turner (MIT), “Generic matter representations in 6D supergravity theories"
15:00 -15:30 Fei Yan (Rutgers), “Line defect Schur indices, Verlinde algebras and U(1) fixed points"
15:30 -16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 -16:30 Craig Lawrie (U Penn), “2d and 4d Theories with Duality Defects from Geometry and Holography"
16:30 -17:00 Closing-Discussion


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