BPS states, mirror symmetry, and exact WKB

Sheffield, 6-10 July 2020


This event has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and will be rescheduled to a later date. Please check back for updates.

This conference will be centred on recent progress on BPS invariants, which sit at a focal point of interaction between enumerative algebraic geometry (Donaldson-Thomas theory), quantum field and string theory (BPS spectra of N=2 theories), and the theory of complex differential equations with irregular singularities.

The conference will provide a window into current topical research and it is conceived as an invitation targeted primarily at graduate students and non-specialists in the field. The meeting will feature in particular four introductory survey lectures by world-leading experts, as well as more advanced research talks. We also aim to provide ample opportunity of collaboration and discussion in a workshop-style setting, usually with no more than 4 hours of talks each day. The conference is funded by the ERC grant `Stability conditions, Donaldson-Thomas invariants and cluster varieties and the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Sheffield.

Invited speakers include (*=to be confirmed):

  • Pierrick Bousseau (ETH Zurich)
  • Ioana Coman (Amsterdam)
  • Tobias Ekholm* (Uppsala)
  • Kohei Iwaki (Nagoya/Tokyo)
  • Oleg Lisovyi (Tours)
  • Pietro Longhi (ETH Zurich)
  • Jan Manschot (Dublin)
  • Sergej Monavari (Utrecht)
  • Andy Neitzke (Yale)
  • Nikita Nikolaev (Geneva)
  • Ana Peón-Nieto (UPC Barcelona)
  • Joerg Teschner* (DESY Hamburg)
  • Fei Yan (Rutgers)
  • Tony Yue Yu (Orsay)

Registration and funding

The conference has been postponed to a later date due to the ongoing Coronavirus epidemic. Registration will be re-opened as soon as plans to reschedule the event are finalised.

Organising committee

Anna Barbieri, Tom Bridgeland, Andrea Brini and Kento Osuga (Sheffield).
Contact e-mail: sm6alg@sheffield.ac.uk.