BPS states, mirror symmetry, and exact WKB

28 June--2 July 2021

This online 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.

Confirmed speakers:

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

The conference will be delivered online. Registration is free but mandatory.


Please register by filling out this Google form. Deadline for registration: 18 June 2021.

Organising committee

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