Upcoming events

Upcoming Workshops 2016
  • Bethe Forum on „Mirror Symmetry“, July 4-8, 2016
    Convenors: Hans Jockers (Bonn), Daniel Huybrechts (Bonn) and Albrecht Klemm (Bonn)
  • Bethe-Colloquium by Xenia de la Ossa (Oxford) and Eric Zaslow (Evanston), July 7th 2016
  • 8th Bethe Center Workshop "Particle Physics meets Cosmology", October 10 - 14, 2016, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
    Convenors: Hans Peter Nilles, Cristiano Porciani, Matthias Bartelmann, Wilfried Buchmüller, Arthur Hebecker, Bruno Leibundgut, Thomas Konstandin, Jochen Weller

Further information will be given as soon as they are available.

Bethe Colloquium by Xenia de la Ossa (Oxford) and Eric Zaslow (Evanston)

July 2016
Mirror Symmetry Colloquium

July's Bethe Colloquium will take place on July 17th
(2:30 pm) in Hörsaal I:

  • Xenia de la Ossa (Oxford) and Eric Zaslow (Evanston)
  • 25 Years of Mirror Symmetry, 20 Years of Homological Mirror Symmetry
  • Hörsaal I, Physikalisches Institut
  • Part 1 by Xenia de la Ossa at 2:30pm, part 2 by Eric Zaslow at 4:15pm
  • Coffee break at 3:45pm

Part 1: Reflections on Mirror Symmetry (Xenia de la Ossa, Oxford)
I will give a review of the history of mirror symmetry. This has had many ramifications, but its prime utility in physics is that it permits the evaluation of path integrals without recourse to perturbation theory. I will make reference also to a possible impact on arithmetic, and return to the origins of the subject with a consideration of the moduli space of the vacuum state of the heterotic string.

Part 2: HMS, Hopefully Made Simple (Eric Zaslow, Evanston)
I will try to explain a few ideas which make Homological Mirror Symmetry tractable and intuitive in a few simple examples.