Description
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) is organizing a Workshop on Geometric Correspondence of Gauge Theories, to be held in Trieste from 12 to 16 September 2016.
The Workshop will be co-sponsored by SISSA and INFN.

The main focus of this workshop will be recent developments on exact results in supersymmetric quantum field theories and superstrings on curved backgrounds, and their impact on enumerative geometry, knot theory and representation theory of infinite-dimensional algebras. These developments are mainly driven on the one side by the correspondence between Supersymmetric Gauge Theories in four dimensions and Conformal Field Theories, in two dimensions (AGT conjecture), and on the other side by further insights on the dynamics of supersymmetric quantum field theories in dimension higher than four and M-theory. A key technical tool in these developments is equivariant localization.

Topics:
• moduli spaces and their classical and quantum invariants
• quantum integrable systems
• vertex algebras and their representation theory
• relations to knot theory and Khovanov Homology
• K-theory of quiver varieties


The list of speakers of the Workshop includes:
Mikhail Bershtein (Landau Institute and Higher School of Economics, Russia)
Erik Carlsson (Harvard University)
Sergio Cecotti (SISSA)
Boris Feigin (Higher School of Economics, Russia), tbc
Amihay Hanany (Imperial College, London)
Hiroshi Iritani (Kyoto University)
Seok Kim (Seoul National University)
Hee Cheol Kim (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
Albrecht Klemm (Universität Bonn)
Martjin Kool (Utrecht University)
Marcos Marino (Université de Genève)
Kazunobu Maruyoshi (Seikei University)
Alexey Morozov (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow)
Hiraku Nakajima (Kyoto University)
Nikita Nekrasov (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics)
Alexei Oblomkov (University of Massachusetts)
Soo-Jong Rey (Seoul National University)
Fernando Rodriguez Villegas (ICTP)
Masahito Yamazaki (Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Tokyo)
Maxim Zabzine (Uppsala University)

GRANTS
A limited number of grants are available to support the travel and living expenses of selected participants, with priority given to participants working in a developing country and who are at the early stages of their career.

HOW TO APPLY
The application form can be accessed through the link below.
Once you access the online application system, comprehensive instructions will guide you step-by-step, on how to fill out and submit online the application form. Recommendation letters are not mandatory, but will help you in the admission process.



NEW DEADLINES:
15 July 2016   if visa is needed
30 July 2016   if visa is NOT needed





 
Go to day
  • Monday, 12 September 2016
    • 09:00 - 16:30 Monday 12 September 2016
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      Material: Shuttle to E.Fermi Building
      • 09:00 Registration Formalities and Coffee Break 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
        All participants and faculty should register for the Workshop.
        
        AFTER registration, Visitors funded by the ICTP should collect their dues at the Operations      Office c/o E. Fermi building, ground floor (Mon, Tue & Fri, 8:30-12:00 and 13:30-14:30). 
        Please bring with you: name badge,  identity card or passport plus any travel tickets, if travel expenses reimbursement is due.
        Note:  Payments are mainly done via bank cheque to be cashed at UniCredit Banca (open on Monday  and Friday, from 8.20 to 13.20  and 14.30 to 16.00 hrs.). 
        
        A welcome coffee will be served from 9:30 to 10:00 outside the Giambiagi Lecture Hall.
      • 10:00 Branes and the Kraft Procesi transition 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Hanany (Imperial College, London)
        Material: Video
      • 11:00 Superstring compactification and Frobenius structures on the deformations of Gepner chiral rings 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Belavin (L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics)
        Material: Video
      • 12:00 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:00 Donaldson-Thomas invariants of local elliptic surfaces 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Kool (Utrecht University)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 15:30 Toplogical String theory and Jacobi forms 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Klemm (Universität Bonn)
        Material: Abstract Video
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2016
    • 09:30 - 16:30 Tuesday 13 September 2016
      • 09:30 Infrared supersymmetry enhancement in 4d QFT 1h0'
        Speaker: K. Maruyoshi (Seikei University)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Non-perturbative topological strings 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Marino (Université de Genève)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 12:00 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:00 Q-deformed Painleve tau function and q-deformed conformal blocks 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Bershtein (Landau Institute and Higher School of Economics)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 15:30 Seiberg-Witten theory as a Fermi gas 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Grassi (ICTP)
        Material: Abstract Video
  • Wednesday, 14 September 2016
    • 09:30 - 16:30 Wednesday 14 September 2016
      • 09:30 Integrability from Four-Dimensional Gauge Theory" 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Yamazaki (Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Tokyo)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Knot Homology and Sheaves on the Hilbert Scheme of Points on the Plane 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Oblomkov (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:00 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:00 Monopoles and Vortices in 3d N=4 gauge theories 1h0'
        Speaker: H.C. Kim (Harvard University)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 15:30 Partition Functions of N=4 Supersymmetric Yang-Mills 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Manschot (Trinity College)
        Material: Abstract Video
  • Thursday, 15 September 2016
    • 09:30 - 17:30 Thursday 15 September 2016
      • 09:30 Toric mirror symmetry via Seidel representation  1h0'
        Speaker: H. Iritani (Kyoto University)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 3D partition functions and q-Virasoro  1h0'
        Speaker: M. Zabzine (Uppsala University)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:00 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:00 3D dualities and monopole superpotentials 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Benvenuti (SISSA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 15:30 6d strings and exceptional instantons 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Kim (Seoul National University)
        Material: Slides Video
  • Friday, 16 September 2016
    • 09:30 - 16:30 Friday 16 September 2016
      • 09:30 Hilbert schemes, combinatorics and character varieties 1h0'
        Speaker: E. Carlsson (University of California at Davis)
        Material: Abstract
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 4d N=2 SCFT indices, BPS spectra and Chiral Algebras 1h0'
        Speaker: S. Cecotti (SISSA)
        Material: Video
      • 12:00 Lunch Break 2h0'
      • 14:00 Elliptic algebras and large-N gauge theories 1h0'
        Speaker: P. Koroteev (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
        Material: Slides Video