The nature of interactions between mathematicians and
physicists has been thoroughly transformed in recent years. String
theory and quantum field theory have contributed a series of profound
ideas that gave rise to entirely new mathematical fields and
revitalized older ones. The influence flows in both directions, with
mathematical techniques and ideas contributing crucially to major
advances in string theory. A large and rapidly growing number of both
mathematicians and physicists are working at the string-theoretic
interface between the two academic fields.

The String-Math conference series aims to bring together leading
mathematicians and mathematically minded physicists working in this
interface.

This volume contains the proceedings of the inaugural conference in
this series, String-Math 2011, which was held June 6–11, 2011, at the
University of Pennsylvania.

Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in
string theory, algebraic geometry, and differential geometry.