Generalized Geometry Meets String Theory (24w5222)


Vicente Cortés (Universität Hamburg)

Katrin Becker (Texas A&M University)

(Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas)

Mariana Grana (CEA/Saclay)

Marco Gualtieri (University of Toronto)


The Institute of Mathematics at the University of Granada will host the "Generalized Geometry meets String Theory" workshop at the University of Granada (IMAG) in Spain, from May 12 - 17, 2024.

The workshop "Generalized Geometry meets String Theory'' will bring together mathematicians and physicists. Two distinct scientific cultures and research communities will come together and exchange their radically different views and ideas on the very same mathematical structures which govern the large scale structure of our universe as well as the quantum realm.

We anticipate a thrilling event leading to new insights and questions about how Einstein's theory of gravity can be generalized geometrically to naturally include physically expected quantum properties. Hot topics include: generalized Einstein metrics, deformation theory of generalized geometric structures, geometry of string theoretic moduli spaces and the Swampland Programme.

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. BIRS 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).