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\bfseries 4th SIGRAV GRADUATE SCHOOL IN CONTEMPORARY \\[2pt]
RELATIVITY AND GRAVITATIONAL PHYSICS \\[3pt]
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2001 SCHOOL ON ALGEBRAIC \\[2pt] GEOMETRY AND PHYSICS \\[10pt]
Villa Olmo, Como (ITALY), May 7--11, 2001
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The {\bf SIGRAV Graduate School in Contemporary Relativity and Gravitational
Physics} is held annually at the Centre for Scientific Culture "Alessandro
Volta", Villa Olmo, Como. It is primarily addressed to PhD students and young
researchers in Physics and Mathematics who are interested in general relativity,
astrophysics, experimental gravity and the quantum theories of
gravitation. In 2001 the School will be a joint venture with the {\bf School on
Algebraic Geometry and Physics} organized by the Mathematical Physics Group of
the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste. The School on
Algebraic Geometry and Physics is part of a series of events that SISSA is
organizing since 1996 aiming at fostering the interaction between mathematicians
working in pure algebraic geometry and researchers who are interested in
applications of algebraic geometry to physics, especially string theory and
integrable systems. Information on the ``Algebraic Geometry and Physics'' series
is available from the web page {\bf http://www.sissa.it/fm/workshops.html},
while information on the SIGRAV schools may be obtained from the page {\bf
http://www.sigrav.unige.it/como.}
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{\bf Programme.} The lectures will start in the morning
of May 7 and will end in the afternoon of May 11.
The theme of the school will be \begin{center}\bfseries \large GEOMETRY AND
PHYSICS OF BRANES \end{center}
Lecturers:
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\item {\bf Kenji Fukaya} (Kyoto), Deformation theory, homotopical algebra,
Floer homology and mirror symmetry
\item {\bf C\'esar G\'omez} (Madrid), Geometry of tachyons in
string theory
\item {\bf Antonella Grassi} (Philadelphia), Topological string theory
\item {\bf Alberto Lerda} (Turin), Introduction to branes
\item {\bf Yassen Stanev} (Rome Tor Vergata), Two-dimensional conformal field
theory on open and unoriented surfaces.
\end{itemize}
Each lecturer will deliver a lecture every day. There will be space
for a few communications by the participants. Those who want
to submit a communication proposal should send a short
abstract to sagp2001@fm.sissa.it within March 3, 2001.
Proponents will be rapidly informed about the acceptance
of their contributions.
{\bf Accommodation.} Participants will be accommodated in hotels nearby Villa
Olmo and will be requested to pay an all-inclusive conference fee, also covering
bed and breakfast, of ITL 900,000 (EURO 465). Those wishing to forgo this
possibility are requested to pay a registration fee of ITL 250,000 (EURO 130).
Some support to cover local expenses will be available; if you need support
please mention that in your application. Please note that no support to cover
travel expenses will be available.
Participation is limited to 60, and applications will be accepted on a
first-come-first-served basis. Registration and accommodation forms are
available by e-mail at {\bf grschool@fis.unico.it}. Applications
should be sent to this address NOT LATER THAN MARCH 3, 2001, and a copy should be sent to
{\bf sagp2001@fm.sissa.it}.
Updated information about the school will be posted on the web page {\bf
http://www.sissa.it/\~{}bruzzo/sagp2001/sagp2001.html.} For information please
write to {\bf sagp2001@fm.sissa.it} or contact directly the Organizing
Secretariat at Centro``A.Volta'' : tel. +39 031 579812/13, fax +39 031 573395.
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{\bf Advisory Committee:} E. Arbarello (Rome La Sapienza), R. Dijkgraaf
(Amsterdam), B. Dubrovin (SISSA Trieste), Yu. Manin (MPI Bonn), M.S. Narasimhan
(SISSA Trieste), C. Viallet (LPTHE Paris).
{\bf Scientific and Organizing Committee:} U. Bruzzo (SISSA, co-chairman), M.
Carfora (Pavia), P. Fr\'e (Turin), V. Gorini (Como, co-chairman), A. Lerda,
(Turin), U. Moschella (Como), A. Sagnotti (Rome Tor Vergata).
{\bf SIGRAV Council:} U. Bruzzo (SISSA), R. Cianci (Genoa), I. Ciufolini
(Lecce), E. Coccia (Rome Tor Vergata), M. Colpi (Milan Bicocca), V. Ferrari
(Rome La Sapienza), M. Francaviglia (Turin), P. Fr\'e (Turin), A. Giazotto
(Pisa), V. Gorini (Como), L. Lusanna (Florence), A. Masiero (SISSA), U. Moschella
(Como), T. Regge (Turin), A. Sagnotti (Rome Tor Vergata).
{\bf Sponsors:}
SIGRAV (Italian Society for Gravitational Physics),
National Research Project ``Singularities, Integrability, Symmetries",
SISSA (Trieste),
University of Insubria (Como-Varese),
Departmente of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics of the University of
Insubria at Como,
Physics Department of the University of Milan,
Physics Department of the University of Turin,
Physics Department of the University of Rome ``La Sapienza",
Physics Department of the University of Rome ``Tor Vergata",
Physics Department of the University of Pavia.
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