22 Jan 2024 - 2 Feb 2024
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Johanna Knapp (University of Melbourne)
Jock McOrist (University of New England)
Alessandro Sfondrini (IAS Princeton)
Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli (University of Queensland)
The deep connections between mathematics, quantum field theory, and string theory (the latter being a leading candidate for a consistent framework to quantise gravity) have been for several decades a driving force of ground-breaking scientific discoveries in pure mathematics, mathematical physics, and theoretical physics. This program aims to bring together leading international and Australian experts in string theory and related topics with the goal of exchanging ideas, results, strengthening existing collaborations and launching new ones. The research focus is, broadly speaking, on deformations of quantum field and gravity theories that are related to string theory and mathematics.
The overarching theme of the workshop is deformations of quantum field and gravity theories. We divide this into three specific but related topics:
• Marginal deformations in string theory and signa-models
• Higher-derivative deformations in string theory and supergravity
• TTbar-like deformations of quantum field theories
Program Structure: TBD
MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 23 January 2024
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.