The 2014 Kyoto Prize Workshops

String Theory and Mathematical Sciences in the 21st Century

Edward Witten

/  Theoretical Physicist

Basic Sciences

Mathematical Sciences(Including Pure Mathematics)

2014

11 /12 Wed

13:00 - 17:30

Place: Kyoto International Conference Center

Address:Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan

Finished

Program

13:00
Opening
Welcome Address Nagahiro Minato (Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University)
Opening Address and Introduction of Laureate Tohru Eguchi
Laureate’s Lecture Edward Witten (the Laureate in Basic Sciences)
“Knots and Quantum Physics”
Intermission
Lecture Hiraku Nakajima (Professor, Kyoto University)
“4-Dimensional Gauge Theory and Representation Theory”
Lecture Yuji Tachikawa (Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo)
“Twenty Years of the Seiberg-Witten Theory”
Intermission
Lecture Tadashi Takayanagi (Professor, Kyoto University)
“AdS/CFT Correspondence and Quantum Entanglement”
Lecture Kenji Fukaya (Permanent Member, State University of New York, Stony Brook)
“Is Open String Theory on Cotangent Bundle a Perturbative Chern-Simons Theory?”
Closing Address Motoko Kotani
17:30
Closing

Laureates

Edward Witten

Theoretical Physicist

Dr. Witten has made significant contributions to theoretical physics for more than 30 years as a leader in the dramatic evolution of superstring theory. Moreover, by applying his physical intuition and mathematical skills, he has advanced mathematics, and prompted the cutting-edge research of many mathematicians. His achievements are both unique and outstanding.

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Related information

date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 13:00-17:30
place
Kyoto International Conference Center
Coordinator
Tohru Eguchi (Professor, Rikkyo University) Motoko Kotani (Professor, Tohoku University)
Moderator
Motoko Kotani
Organized by Inamori Foundation and Kyoto University
Supported by Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto City Government, NHK
With the cooperation of The Mathematical Society of Japan and The Physical Society of Japan