2004 Workshop
Algebraic Geometry and Physics

Lisbon, IST, 7-12 September

2004 Workshop on Algebraic Geometry and Physics:
Matrix Models and Algebraic Geometry

The Department of Mathematics of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, in collaboration with the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, is organizing the 2004 Workshop on Algebraic Geometry and Physics, that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from Tuesday 7 to Sunday 12, September 2004.

This event is part of a series of workshops and schools organized since 1996 by SISSA in collaboration with other institutions.

Topics covered will include recent interface between matrix models, integrable systems and algebraic geometry.


Sheldon Katz (University of Illinois) "ADE geometry and dualities"
Marcos Mariño (CERN, Geneve & Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon) "Topological strings on Calabi-Yau geometries, integrable hierarchies and matrix models"
(Notes for the Course)
Rahul Pandharipande (Princeton University) "Gromov-Witten theory in low dimensions"
Pierre van Moerbeke (Louvain University & Clay Mathematical Institute) "Random permutations, random matrices and integrable systems"


Ettore Aldrovandi (Florida State University) "Hermitian-holomorphic 2-gerbes and tame symbols"

Bjorn Andreas (Humboldt Universitaet, Berlin) "G-flux and Calabi-Yau geometries"

Claudio Bartocci (Università degli Studi di Genova) "Special Kaehler geometry of classical integrable systems"

Alexander Braverman (Harvard University) "Instanton counting via affine Lie algebras"

Ron Donagi (University of Pennsylvania) "The particle spectrum of heterotic compactifications"

Boris Dubrovin (SISSA, Trieste) "Frobenius manifolds and matrix models"

Francesco Fucito (INFN, Universita' di Roma II) "Non perturbative computations in supersymmetric theories"

Lothar Goettsche (ICTP) "Instanton counting and Donaldson invariants"

Daniel Grunberg (Max Planck Institute, Bonn) "Gromow-Witten potentials and automorphic forms"

Bernd Kreussler (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick) "Semi-stable sheaves on nodal cubics"

Alexei Morozov (ITEP, Moscow) "Matrix models partition functions and string theory"

Motohico Mulase (University of California, Davis) "Symplectic geometry of the moduli space of pointed algebraic curves"

Nikita Nekrasov (IHES, France) "Chasing topological M-theory"

Tony Pantev (University of Pennsylvania) "Heterotic compactifications with fluxes"

Claudio Pedrini (Università degli Studi di Genova) "Finite dimensional motives and the conjectures of Bloch and Beilinson"

Rene Reinbacher (Rutgers University) "Moduli dependent spectra of heterotic compactifications"

Emanuel Scheidegger (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vienna) "Higher genus topological string amplitudes"

Sergei Shadrin (Independent Univ. of Moscow and Stockholm Univ.) "Getzler's relation in dGBV-algebras"


The Conference dinner will take place on September 9, 20h00, in Hotel Tivoli Tejo near the underground station Oriente (red line).

Hotel Tivoli Tejo
Av. D. João II
Parque das Nações
3 Lisboa
Telf: +351 21 891 51 00


There will be a fee of 100 Euros (150 Euros for registrations submitted after May 1st) to be paid in cash upon arrival.


Postal Address:
Departamento de Matemática
Instituto Superior Técnico
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa
Fax: +351 218417035
Phone: +351 218417120
Phone: +351 218417102
You can send mail, fax or email regarding your participation directed to any of the local (IST) organizers

The Symposium will be held in the room PA1 in floor -1 of the Mathematics Department Building (#5 on the left top corner of the campus map) at the IST - Instituto Superior Técnico.

As you can see on the map, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) is located near Alameda Afonso Henriques. The campus in this map is rotated in 90º with respect to the campus map above. The closest underground stations are Saldanha and Alameda. The entrance facing Alameda on the campus map is the one between #17 and #14 on the map above.

Hotel AS Lisboa is marked with an "A" and Hotel Alif with a "B" on the map on your right.

A photo of the main building of IST (#1) from the side of Alameda:

IST Courses on Algebraic Geometry

The week after the WAGP2004 there will be the Second IST Courses on Algebraic Geometry (September 13-17) with Ciro Ciliberto and Rick Miranda as lecturers and main theme:

Degeneration techniques in algebraic geometry

Participants of WAGP2004 are welcome to stay for these courses.
In case you do want to attend them please say so in your hotel reservation.


HOTEL AS Lisboa (***)
Av. Almirante Reis, 18
1000 - 055 Lisboa - Portugal
Tel: +351 21 8429360
fax: +351 21 8429374
email: info@hotel-aslisboa.com
Special prices for the Meeting participants:
Single Room: 51.06 Euros
Double Room (to share): 61.53 Euros.
Both with breakfast.
All rooms with bathroom/lavatory.
The Hotel is close to the conference venue (5 minutes walk).

Hotel Alif (***)
Campo Pequeno, 51
1000-081 Lisboa
Tel. +351 217 826 222
Fax +351 217 954 116
email alif@hotelalif.pt
Special prices for the Meeting participants:
Single Room: 60 Eur
Double Room (to share): 70 Eur
Both with breakfast.
All rooms with bathroom/lavatory.
The Hotel is close to the conference venue (10 minutes walk).

Advisory and Organizing Committees

Advisory Committee
E. Arbarello (Pisa)U. Bruzzo (SISSA)
R. Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam)G. Falqui (SISSA)
R. Donagi (Philadelphia)C. Florentino (IST)
B. Dubrovin (SISSA)M. Mendes Lopes (IST)
Yu.I. Manin (Bonn) J. Mourão (IST)
M.S. Narasimhan (SISSA) J. P. Nunes (IST)
T. Pantev (Philadelphia) R. Schiappa (IST and UCP)
C. Viallet (Paris)

Sponsors of the WAGP04