M-Theory and Mathematics: Classical and Quantum Apects

The interaction between mathematics and physics has been increasingly thriving, leading to novel discoveries and perspectives. A deep goal of theoretical physics is to unify the four fundamental forces of nature, described by quantum field theory and general relativity. Einstein spent many years on this quest. While his attempts were not successful, his pursuit was certainly worthwhile and the mantle is being carried today by researchers from modern perspectives. Interestingly, mathematics has been playing an increasingly important role in this quest, allowing to probe deeper by studying emerging structures, classical and quantum.

Title: D-instanton amplitudes in string theory

Speaker: Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Institute, India)

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Title: A non-Lorentzian View of the M5-brane

Speaker: Neil Lambert (Kings College, UK)

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Title: Universal accelerating cosmologies from 10d supergravity

Speaker: Dimitrios Tsimpis (University of Lyon, France)

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Day 2 - January 13, 2023

Title: T-duality for loop spaces, or equivalently for the 1D sigma model

Speaker: Varghese Mathai (University of Adelaide, Australia)

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Title: Graded T-duality with H-flux for 2d sigma models

Speaker: Fei Han, National University of Singapore

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Title: Geometric and Non-Geometric T-duality with Higher Bundles

Speaker: Christian Saemann (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland)

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Title: Exact Renormalisation Group and statistical Inference

Speaker: David Berman (Queen Mary University of London)

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Title: Machine-Learning Mathematical Structures

Speaker: Yang-Hui He (University of Oxford)

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Title: An introduction to decomposition

Speaker: Eric Sharpe, Virginia Tech University

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Day 3 - January 14, 2023

Title: D-branes and doubled geometry

Speaker: Richard Szabo (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland)

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Title: Charges and Duality in Gravity

Speaker: Chris Hull  (Imperial College London)

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Title: Correspondences of Quantum L-infinity Algebras (BV-theories)

Speaker: Branislav Jurco (Charles University, Prague )



Title: Matrix Quantization of Classical Nambu Brackets and Super p-Branes

Speaker: Meer Ashwinkumar (The University of Tokyo)

Title: Non-invertible symmetry, holography and branes

Speaker: Ibrahima Bah (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Day 4 - January 15, 2023

Title: M-theory and matter via twisted equivariant differential (TED) K-theory

Speaker: Hisham Sati (New York University, Abu Dhabi)

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Title: Topological Quantum Gates from M-Theory

Speaker: Urs Schreiber (New York University, Abu Dhabi)

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Title: The E_k symmetry of dimensional reductions of M-theory

Speaker: Alexander Voronov (University of Minnesota, USA)

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Title: Exceptional super Yang-Mills in 27 + 3 and worldvolume M-theory

Speaker: Alessio Marrani (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)

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Title: Derived n-plectic geometry: towards non-perturbative BV-BFV quantisation and M-theory

Speaker: Luigi Alfonsi (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

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