Dualities in Physics and Mathematics

March 16-20, 2009

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, U. C. Santa Barbara

Organizers: Edward Frenkel, David Morrison, Joe Polchinski

In conjunction with the KITP program Fundamental Aspects of Superstring Theory, we will hold a mini-conference on Dualities in Physics and Mathematics at KITP from March 16 through March 20, 2009.

The goal of this mini-conference is to explore the newly found connections between various dualities in physics (such as the S-duality in 4D supersymmetric gauge theory and Mirror Symmetry of 2D sigma models) and in mathematics (geometric Langlands Program). Among the topics considered will be the work of Gaiotto and Witten on duality of boundary conditions in 4D super-Yang-Mills theory, as well as the wall-crossing formulas studied in mathematics by Joyce, Bridgeland, Toledano Laredo, Kontsevich, and Soibelman and in physics by Gaiotto, Neitzke, Moore, and others.

Invited participants should register by applying for participation in the parent KITP program ``Fundamental Aspects of Superstring Theory'' for the dates March 16-20.

List of Participants

Schedule of Lectures

Audio/Video/Notes for all Mini-Conference Lectures