2 thoughts on “AMS Summer Institute in Algebraic Geometry

  1. Are these ‘unlikely connections’ old things from decades ago or very recent stuff? String Theory has been tightly connected to Algebraic Geometry for as long as I remember. For example the fact that String theory prefers to live in certain dimensions (eg. 26 for bosonic strings) comes straight from the Grothendieck-Riemann-Roch theorem.

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