BPS states, mirror symmetry, and exact WKB II

University of Sheffield, 5-9 September 2022

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.



  • Sergey Alexandrov (Montpellier)
  • Michele Cirafici (Trieste)
  • Ben Davison (Edinburgh)
  • Fabrizio del Monte (Montreal)
  • Veronica Fantini (IHES)
  • Qianyu Hao (UT Austin)
  • Oliver Leigh (Stockholm)
  • Helge Ruddat (Mainz, tbc)
  • Alexander Shapiro (Edinburgh)
  • Joerg Teschner (Hamburg, tbc)

The conference will start on Monday morning and will finish on Friday afternoon.


Please register by filling out this Google form. Deadline for registration: 31 July 2022.

We may have some limited funding to support students and early career postdocs to attend. Please indicate if you require funding in the Google form. Deadline for funding applications: 15 June 2022.

Practical information

Travel advice to get to the University of Sheffield and the Hicks building.

Organising committee

Tom Bridgeland, Andrea Brini, Nadir Fasola and Nikita Nikolaev (Sheffield).
For any questions, please contact Andrea Brini.