By Radu Laza,Matthias Schütt,Noriko Yui

In contemporary years, study in K3 surfaces and Calabi–Yau types has noticeable outstanding growth from either mathematics and geometric issues of view, which in flip maintains to have an important impact and impression in theoretical physics—in specific, in string thought. The workshop on  mathematics and Geometry of  K3 surfaces and Calabi–Yau threefolds, held on the Fields Institute (August 16-25, 2011), aimed to offer a cutting-edge survey of those new advancements. This lawsuits quantity encompasses a consultant sampling of the wide variety of issues lined by way of the workshop. whereas the themes variety from mathematics geometry via algebraic geometry and differential geometry to mathematical physics, the papers are clearly comparable through the typical topic of Calabi–Yau types. With the wide range of branches of arithmetic and mathematical physics touched upon, this quarter unearths many deep connections among topics formerly thought of unrelated.

 

Unlike so much different meetings, the 2011 Calabi–Yau workshop all started with three days of introductory lectures. a range of four of those lectures is integrated during this quantity. those lectures can be utilized as a place to begin for the graduate scholars and different junior researchers, or as a consultant to the topic.

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