Research Training Group 1670
The quest for a unified theory of quantum theory and gravity has long been an important source of inspiration for mathematics. The advent of string theory with its need for a much broader mathematical treatment has brought a new quality to this interaction. In fact, string theory not only continues to suggest challenging and surprising mathematical conjectures, the string-theoretic viewpoint also links areas of mathematics that were previously considered largely unrelated.
The Research Training Group 1670 offers a structured doctoral training on mathematical and mathematical physics topics in this context. A special emphasis is on acquiring literacy in QFT and string theory to be able to study original physics sources and to assess them properly.
The program builds on an established and very lively collaboration of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Hamburg with the II. Institute of Theoretical Physics and the DESY Theory Group within the Center of Mathematical Physics.
Upcoming events: | |
16 – 20 Feb 2015 Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg |
Workshop "Infinite-dimensional Structures in Higher Geometry and Representation Theory" |
Past events: | |
21 – 25 July 2014 Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg |
Summer School "Quantum groups and integrability – Algebraic, analytic and geometric aspects" |
8 – 12 Sept 2014 Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg |
Workshop "Special Geometric Structures in Mathematics and Physics" |
12 – 16 Aug 2013 Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg |
Summer School on Moduli Spaces in Algebraic Geometry and Physics |
14 June 2013 Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg |
4th Northern German Differential Geometry Day |
2 – 6 April 2013 DESY Hamburg |
String Steilkurs Part I: Introduction to String Theory |
26 – 28 March 2013 Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg |
Workshop "HYPER": Workshop focussed on the interchange of ideas on the geometry
of the hypermultiplet moduli space in Calabi-Yau string compactifications |
13 – 15 Feb 2013 Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg |
Workshop on Field Theories with Defects |
10 – 14 Sep 2012 Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg |
Summer School on Differential Geometry and Supersymmetry |