While its role as a theory of the fundamental forces of nature is still being settled, the mathematics of string theory has led to some extraordinary advances in areas of pure mathematics. These areas range from algebraic and enumerative geometry to number theory as well as inspiring new mathematics such as Hitchin’s generalised geometry. The significance of these advances have been recognised by many awards including three Fields medals in recent decades. The research aim of this workshop is to bring together mathematicians from Australia and world leading international experts to discuss the latest developments in the “physical mathematics” of string theory and its umbrella of related subjects. These topics range from conformal field theory and vertex algebras to arithmetic & number theoretic properties of Calabi-Yau’s to integrable systems, AdS/CFT, supersymmetry and supergravity.

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