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Pre-StringMath Summer School

17-21 of July 2017

The interaction between string theory, quantum field theory and mathematics has produced important new ideas and progress. This school will consist of five courses on topics of current interest from these areas, and is aimed at PhD students and postdocs with some background in mathematics and mathematical physics.

The school poster is available here .

This summer school will precede StringMath 2017, 24 - 28 of July 2017, Hamburg

List of speakers:

Tobias Ekholm (Uppsala University)
Bertrand Eynard (CEA Saclay)
Lotte Hollands (Heriot-Watt University)
Anton Kapustin (Caltech)
Greg Moore (Rutgers)


Ekholm: Knot contact homology and topological strings
Eynard: Topological recursions in mathematical physics and topological strings
Hollands: Spectral networks and superpotentials for theories of class S
Kapustin: Topological phases of matter and topological field theory
Moore: Applications of super Yang-Mills Theory to four-manifold invariants


The school starts on Monday 17 July 2017 at 09:00. The school ends on Friday 21 July 2017 at 17:00. More details will appear in due course.

Registration and financial support:

You can register for the school here. The registration fee is 30 euros, payable on arrival.
There will be a social dinner on Wednesday evening. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to attend the dinner. The dinner will cost an additional 20 euros.

For a limited number of participants we can offer a contribution to their expenses. You can apply for financial support on the registration form. If you are a student applying for a financial contribution, please arrange for a short letter of support from your advisor to be sent to sms2017.math [at] lists [dot] uni-hamburg [dot] de.

The deadline for registration is 18 June 2017.
The deadline for applying for financial support is 30 April 2017.


The summer school will take place in the Hörsaal 2 of the Department of Mathematics, Bundesstr. 55, of the University of Hamburg. Here is a map. The closest metro station is "Schlump" on the red line U2 and the yellow line U3. The train station "Sternschanze" (train lines S11, S21 and S31) is also in walking distance. Here is the website for public transport in Hamburg.


30 rooms have been reserved at a special conference rate and are bookable until 1st of June 2017 at the latest (subject to availability):
A&O Hamburg City, Spaldingstraße 160 , 20097 Hamburg
Please give the following booking code to get the conference rate:
Here is a list of other reasonable hotels.


G. Arutyunov, E. Meir, I. Runkel and C. Schweigert.

If you have any questions or special needs, please feel free to contact the organizers at sms2017.math [at] lists [dot] uni-hamburg [dot] de.

Sponsored by:

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Verein zur Ausrichtung von Tagungen am Fachbereich Mathematik der Universität Hamburg (VATFBMUHH) e.V.

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