Holonomy Groups and Applications in String Theory

Workshop at University of Hamburg

July 14 - 18, 2008

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together physicists and mathematicians working in related areas of differential geometry and theoretical physics. The main focus will we be on holonomy groups and special geometric structures and their applications in string theory.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dmitry Alekseevsky (University of Edinburgh)
  • Bernd Ammann (Universität Regensburg)
  • Marcel Berger (IHES)
  • Volker Braun (University of Pennsilvania)
  • Francisco Martín Cabrera (Universidad de La Laguna)
  • Gil Cavalcanti (Oxford University)
  • Simon Chiossi (Humboldt Universität Berlin)
  • Sergio Console (Università di Torino)
  • Antonio J. Di Scala (Politecnico di Torino)
  • Johanna Erdmenger (Max-Planck-Institut München)
  • José M. Figueroa-O'Farrill (University of Edinburgh)
  • Anna Fino (Università di Torino)
  • Klaus Fredenhagen (Universität Hamburg)
  • Anton Galaev (Masarykova Univerzita)
  • Murat Günaydin (Penn State)
  • Stefan Ivanov (Sofia University)
  • Ryoichi Kobayashi (Nagoya University)
  • Thomas Mohaupt (University of Liverpool)
  • Paul-Andi Nagy (University of Auckland)
  • Pawel Nurowski (Uniwerzytet Warszawski)
  • Carlos Olmos (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)
  • George Papadopoulos (King's College London)
  • Martin Rocek (Stony Brook)
  • Lorenz Schwachhöfer  (Universität Dortmund)
  • Kellogg S. Stelle  (Imperial College)
  • Stefan Vandoren  (Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Frederik Witt (Universität Regensburg) 

Organisers:  Vicente Cortés and Thomas Leistner, University of Hamburg.

 Schedule, detailed Schedule, Abstracts, How to get from Station/Airport to Hotel/Workshop, Poster.

New:  Talks (with PDF files  of slides and presentations)

On Monday at 10 am, after registration, we start with the
Opening Lecture by Prof. Marcel Berger: "Holonomy Groups from 1924 to 1955".

The workshop takes place at the Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg in the  GEOMATIKUM, Bundesstrasse 55, 20146 Hamburg, in the lecture halls H1, H2, and H4, which are located on the ground floor. The registration will be in front of these on Monday, July 14, between 9 and 10 am. The lecture halls are equipped with large blackboards, slide and data projectors.

Practical information you may find here or on the page of the local public transport company HVV .

For hotel reservations please send an e-mail to Birgit Mehrabadi with the exact time of your stay. Most of the participants will stay in the Hotel Boritzka (Schäferkampsallee 67, 20357 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 448582, mobile +49 (0)172 4162220) or in the Hotel Mercure (Schröderstiftstrasse 3,  20146 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 450690).

On Wednesday afternoon a harbour boat trip with Kapitän Prüsse and a dinner in the restaurant Yin-Yang is organised. Please let us know at the registration on Monday if you will participate.

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Last update: Thomas Leistner, July 9, 2008