mathematical string theory meeting
This is the webpage for the southeastern regional mathematical string theory
meeting, held every six months (early April and early October), often at
Duke University but occasionally elsewhere.
The spring 2018 meeting will be held on Saturday April 7, 2018,
at Duke University, in Durham, NC.
Speakers will include Fei Yan (UT Austin),
Eugene Rabinovici (UC Berkeley),
Laura Schaposnik (Univ Illinois Chicago),
Daniel Roberts (IAS / FAIR).
If you are interested in speaking, please contact
Some group photos from the fall 2017 meeting are
Some group photos from the spring 2017 meeting are
Some group photos from the spring 2016 meeting are
A group photo from the fall 2015 meeting is
There are several coffee shops located close to the Duke physics department:
- There are two coffee shops in the Bryan Center.
- Another coffee shop, ``Twinnies,'' is located in the Fitzpatrick Center.
- Coffee is served in the LSRC cafeteria.
- There is a coffee shop in the Perkins Library.
- Caribou Coffee, 110 West Franklin Street
- Starbucks, 103 East Franklin Street
- Alpine Bagel Cafe, in the Carolina Union
For visitors to the area:
- For those flying in, the closest airport is
Raleigh-Durham International (RDU).
- A map of Duke's campus can be found here.
- Convenient visitor parking at Duke
can often be found in the parking deck behind the
Bryan Center, off of Science Drive. On rare occasion, that parking deck
may be closed or full. In such an event, there is a visitor information
center located at the traffic circle on Towerview Road, and the staff there
can provide other visitor parking options. (For example, there is a parking
deck on Erwin Road, across from the main entrance to the hospital -- but
getting from there to the physics department is nontrivial.)
for a comprehensive list of Duke visitor parking options.
- For those driving in from out of town,
it should be noted that I-40 typically gets jammed with RTP traffic during
morning and afternoon rush hours.
- A map of UNC-CH's campus can be found
- For parking in Chapel Hill, there are several municipal parking lots and
decks off of Rosemary St., parallel and next to Franklin St.,
or find a map
We have (limited) funding available to reimburse students and postdocs,
both those speaking and those merely attending who,
because of distance travelled, need to spend
a night in a hotel, courtesy of NSF grant PHY-1643420.
IMPORTANT: If you wish to be reimbursed, see here
for the paperwork you will need to provide, and also let Eric Sharpe
know that you will wish to be reimbursed.
Previous regional meetings:
For information on previous meetings, see here.
Other upcoming meetings of interest:
A list of upcoming events in VA can be found
Raleigh-Durham area attractions:
For those not acquainted with the area, there are a number of things
to see. In no particular order, a few include:
- Morehead Planetarium
in Chapel Hill,
- There is a small
Museum of NC history
on the UNC-CH campus.
- Nasher Museum of Art at Duke
University, open late on Thursday evenings,
- NC Museum of Art in Raleigh,
open late on Friday evenings,
- NC Museum of Natural Sciences,
which has movies on the evening of the
last Friday of each month,
- NC Museum of History
- Reader's Corner,
a used book store on Hillsborough St. in Raleigh,
Price Books, another used book store on Hillsborough St. in Raleigh,
- Other Raleigh events held on the first Friday of every month are
- Full Frame Documentary Film
Festival, held in April of each year.
in Chapel Hill are often listed