2D Supersymmetric Theories and Related Topics

Joy Lukman

  • 17 Jan 2022 - 28 Jan 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Johanna Knapp (University of Melbourne)
Jock McOrist (University of New England)
Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli (University of Queensland)
Emanuel Scheidegger (Peking University)

Program Description:

The deep connections between mathematics and string theory have been a driving force of groundbreaking scientific discoveries in pure mathematics and theoretical physics. This program aims to bring together leading international and Australian experts in string theory and related mathematics with the goal of exchanging ideas, results and launching new collaborations. The research focus is on two-dimensional supersymmetric field theories that are related to string theory and mathematics. Indeed, the mathematical richness derives from their close connection with algebraic, differential and enumerative geometry, representation theory and category theory. Key topics will centre on new developments in (2,2) and (0,2) supersymmetric theories and their connections to heterotic strings, Calabi-Yau spaces, AdS/CFT, generalised complex geometry, 2D conformal field theories and their T-Tbar deformations. There are rich interconnections amongst these topics, promising fruitful interactions and new discoveries.

Program Structure: TBD


  • Deadline: 17 November 2021
  • Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested to participate in this research program, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.


MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 18 January 2022
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.