String Theory Meeting in the Greater Tokyo Area


String Theory in the Greater Tokyo Area is the fifth in a series of workshops whose aim is to bring researchers of Tokyo and the greater Kanto area, working in the fields of strings, high-energy theory and related mathematics, together for lectures and research discussions, with the goal of developing ties and new research opportunities among the area’s research groups. The meeting will be divided between talks and ample discussion time among the participants.

Place Date Speakers (see below for program)

Waseda University

Nishi-Waseda Campus

Building 55, Conference Room 2


Tokyo Metropolitan


Minami-Ohsawa Campus

International House, Room 231

28-29 November





1-2 December


H. Abe (Waseda U.)
R. Bielawski (Hannover, Germany)
T. Eguchi (Rikkyo U.)
P. Gavrilenko (Moscow, Russia)
J. Geipel (Hannover, Germany)
S. Hellerman (Kavli IPMU)
K. Ito (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
M. Jimbo (Rikkyo U.)
D. Kaparulin (Tomsk, Russia)
S. Ketov (TMU and Kavli IPMU)
T. Kimura (Keio U.)
Oleg Lisovyi (Tours, France)
C. Muranaka (Hamburg, Germany)
H. Nagoya (Kanazawa U.)
T. Watari (Kavli IPMU)


Nishi-Waseda Campus access map and Map showing building 55

Minami-Ohsawa Campus access map showing International House


Monday 28 November (Waseda)

11:25: opening
11:30-12:30: M. Jimbo (Rikkyo U.) Integrals of motion and Bethe ansatz: an approach from quantum toroidal algebras
12:30-14:00 lunch
14:00-15:00: H. Abe (Waseda U.) Phenomenological aspects of magnetized SYM theories in higher dimensions
15:00-15:30: coffee break
15:30-16:30: T. Eguchi (Rikkyo U.)
String theory and moonshine phenomena
16:30-17:00: coffee break
17:00-18:00: R. Bielawski (Hannover U., Germany)
Nahm's equations and transverse Hilbert schemes

Tuesday 29 November (Waseda)

11:30-12:30: O. Lisovyi (Tours U., France)
Painleve functions, conformal blocks and combinatorics I
12:30-14:00 lunch
14:00-15:00: P. Gavrilenko (Moscow HSE, Russia)
Painleve functions, conformal blocks and combinatorics II
15:00-15:30: coffee break
15:30-16:30: K. Ito (Titech, Tokyo)
ODE/IM correspondence and Bethe ansatz for affine Toda field equations
16:30-17:00: coffee break
17:00-18:00: R. Bielawski (Hannover U., Germany)
Asymptotics of the monopole metrics

Wednesday 30 November: no activity

Thursday 1 December (TMU)

11:30-12:30: T. Kimura (Keio U.)
Exotic branes and gauge field theories
12:30-14:00 lunch
14:00-15:00: T. Watari (Kavli IPMU)
Heterotic-IIA duality map of discrete data
15:00-15:30: coffee break
15:30-16:30: S. Ketov (TMU and Kavli IPMU)
Nonperturbative scalar potential and moduli stabilization in type IIA strings on rigid Calabi-Yau threefolds with fluxes
16:30-17:00: coffee break
17:00-18:00: S. Hellerman (Kavli IPMU)
Super-big J: superconformal moduli spaces from local operators
18:15-20:15 reception (please notify attendance to organisers by 15 November), TMU International House, 1st floor

Friday 2 December (TMU)

11:30-12:30: H. Nagoya (Kanazawa U.)
On degeneration limits of Virasoro conformal blocks
12:30-14:00 lunch
14:00-15:00: J. Geipel (Hannover U., Germany)
Equivariant dimensional reduction and Sasakian quiver gauge theories
15:00-15:30: coffee break
15:30-16:30: C. Muranaka (Hamburg, Germany)
Moduli spaces of AdS_5 backgrounds in N=2 supergravity
16:30-17:00: coffee break
17:00-18:00: D. Kaparulin (Tomsk U., Russia)
Conservation laws and stability of higher-derivative dynamics


DAAD-Waseda International Partnership Program

Mathematics and Physics Unit "Multiscale Analysis, Modelling and Simulation" Top Global University Project, Waseda University

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

Partially supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)25247005 (PI: Martin Guest), (C)26400252 (PI: Sergey Ketov)

Organizing Committee: Martin Guest (Waseda), Sergey Ketov (TMU, Kavli IPMU)