Strings: Geometry and Symmetries for Phenomenology (21w5171)



Anamaria Font (Universidad Central de Venezuela)

Hans Peter Nilles (University of Bonn)

Fernando Quevedo (University of Cambridge)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Strings: Geometry and Symmetries for Phenomenology" workshop in Oaxaca, from November 7 to November 12, 2021.

The quest for a microscopic theory of all natural forces including gravitation has challenged physicists for almost a century. String theory is a strong candidate for such a fundamental description. The main proposal of string theory is that particles’ true nature is that of a spatially extended, vibrating string. Quantum consistency of such approach requires that every point of space-time be thought of as having a set of six tiny extra coordinates, which are not perceptible at energies and distances probed up to now, but whose shape and size produce the qualities of the strings and thereby of all known particles and gravitational effects.

In this workshop, experts in the physics and mathematics of string theory shall gather together to discuss the current progress on the study of the physical consequences (for particle physics and cosmology) of string models, and to explore new exciting formal (and informal) proposals that may constitute important tools to gain a better understanding of string theory and its possible predictions. Besides traditional overview talks and seminars on the ongoing research in this field, the workshop will provide an adequate environment for fruitful discussion and collaboration.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT