Geometry and Physics of F-theory (18w5190)


Washington Taylor (MIT)

Antonella Grassi (Università di Bologna)

(University of Pennsylvania)



The Banff International Research Station will host the "Geometry and Physics of F-theory" workshop from January 21st to January 26th, 2018.

The Banff International Research Station is hosting a workshop in 2018 on The Geometry and Physics of F-theory. This workshop brings together leading physicists and mathematicians who are studying a rich set of connections between recent developments in geometry and the physics of string theory. These new connections shed light on some long-standing problems in physics and in mathematics. In particular, through the geometric framework of "F-theory", insight from physics gives new perspectives and tools on geometry problems in mathematics, and recent progress in mathematics leads to new understanding of how geometric structure may encode physical theories of gravity and other forces like electromagnetism, and matter.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides 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 is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and 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).