The goal of the workshop is to bring together people working on finite type invariants, people working on Gromov-Witten invariants (or more generally, invariants that are obtained by counting holomorphic maps), and physicists who can explain the recent progress in physics that has forged a strong link connecting these two areas.
The mathematical communities working on finite-type invariants and Gromov-Witten invariants are largely disjoint. The hope is that this workshop will expand the interaction and exchange of ideas between these two areas of active mathematical research. There are a number of reasons to believe that there are deep connections between these theories. These reasons come from both math and physics.
Workshop Schedule (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)
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