# Twists on Strings

Seminar in the Winter Semester 2023/24

String theory remains a most promising candidate as a fundamental theory of nature, and a source of inspiration for mathematics. Following a thorough review of the basics, this seminar will cover the background and some recent developments in understanding twisted versions of various dualities, and especially the AdS/CFT correspondence.

### Registration and Organizational Meeting

- The regular meeting place of the seminar is
**Mathematikon SR 5**(and NOT Philosophenweg as originally advertised) **Registration**is now open in Müsli- The
**organizational meeting**with assignment of topics took place on**Friday, July 21, 2023, at 14h00 (s.t.) in SR 7 Mathematikon**. If you are interested in one of the two remaining topics, please contact the course coordinator.

## Description

##### Prerequisites

Knowledge of String Theory at the level of the two-semester sequence taught by Prof. Walcher in the academic year 2022/23, ideally complemented by the Mathematical Aspects series of Dr. Noja.

##### Credits

The course is listed as “Masterseminar” in both Physics and Mathematics. In addition to a 1hr talk, regular attendance is a mandatory common sense courtesy. The language of instruction is English. Registration in Müsli is required.

##### Instructors

Coordinator: Dr. S. Noja
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Tutors: Fabian Hahner
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Valdo Tatitscheff
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Johannes Walcher
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Donald Youmans
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##### Time and place

Tuesday 16-18h, Mathematikon SR 5
**First Meeting: October 17**