Starts 27 Feb 2017
Ends 2 Mar 2017
Central European Time
ICTP
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The goal of this conference is to bring together the experts in the field of F-theory from around the globe, both from the physics and the mathematics community, in order to exchange ideas about recent progress and future endeavours.  F-theory is a non-perturbative realisation of string theory that is written in the language of algebraic geometry, and has always benefitted greatly from interdisciplinary interactions such as this conference.


TOPICS:

  • Phenomenological aspects of F-theory particle physics, including Grand Unification, proton decay, selection rules, Yukawa couplings
  • Analysis of effective theories arising from F-theory compactifications to various dimensions
  • Dualities to other string theories
  • New mathematical advances including geometrical aspects of elliptic fibrations, Matrix Factorisation, resolution of singular manifolds, Calabi-Yau four-folds and five-folds.

Organizers

Andres Collinucci (Universite Libre de Bruxelles), Simone Giacomelli (ICTP), Local Organiser: Roberto Valandro (University of Trieste)

Co-sponsors