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2011 Arnold Sommerfeld School

Algebraic Geometry for String Theorists

10.10.2011 – 14.10.2011

The Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics will host a PhD school on ''Algebraic Geometry for String Theorists'' in the period October 10-14.

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  • Ugo Bruzzo (SISSA): Algebraic geometry for physicists [Videos 1-3]
  • James Gray (LMU): Algebraic geometry and N=1 string compactifications [Videos 1-3]
  • Albrecht Klemm (Bonn): Mirror symmetry, the closed string point of view [Videos 1-3]
  • Dave Morrison (UCSB): Singularities in string theory [Videos 1-3]
  • Balazs Szendroi (Oxford): Mirror symmetry and D-branes [Videos 1-3]


List of participants

School Picture

Further reading



Thomas Grimm, Michael Haack, Robert Helling and Martijn Wijnholt



Please send a short email to indicating your affiliation, full name and professional status (postdoc, PhD student, ...), before September 1.



Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics
Theresienstr. 37
80333 München

Lecture hall: A348/349 (3rd floor)

Reachable by underground (take line U3 or U6 to stop Universität or line U2 to stop Theresienstraße) and by tram (take line 27 to stop Pinakotheken).


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