We describe the recently observed relation between knot contact homology and open topological strings. This in particular gives two ways of looking at the augmentation variety from knot contact homology, which describe the relevant string theory at the level of the disk.
Symplectic Geometry Seminar
The seminar meets each Friday at 1:30 pm, with the venue alternating between Fine Hall 322 at Princeton and Simonyi Hall at the IAS. This seminar also has their own webpage. Please click on seminar title for complete abstract.
Please note: two speakers on March 14.
Please note special day (Monday), time and location. More than twenty years ago, Witten proposed a remarkable conjecture connecting the geometry of moduli space of curve or Gromov-Witten theory of point to KdV integrable hierarchies (solved by Kontsevich).
University of Michigan
Australian National University
Please note different location.
Please note: two speakers on April 4; plus different location.
Stony Brook University