Preparatory Course 
In preparation of the Conference on Conformal Field Theory, Autormorphic Forms and Related Topics there will be a preparatory course, taking place July 11  22 at the Mathematics Department. The lectures will cover subjects on modular forms, vertex operators, denominator formula and relation to conformal field theory. This will give an introduction to the mathematical techniques which are underlying the topics of the CFT conference. The target audiences are postdocs and mathematical graduate students with a previous knowledge in modular forms. The course will enable them to participate and take advantage of the conference lectures.
The speakers are:
Miranda Cheng (Harvard University): General Title: Automorphic Forms in String Theory and Geometry In this set of lectures I will summarize the fruitful interplay between physics and the subject of automorphic forms. On the one hand, the latter has found many applications in physics, and in particular in string theory. On the other hand, I will demonstrate how string theory provides a natural connection between various automorphic forms and between automorphic forms and geometry. The topics that we will cover include :
Geoffrey Mason (University of California, Santa Cruz): General title: Vertex operator algebras and modularinvariance. These talks are an introduction to vertex operator algebras (VOAs) and the relations between VOAs, their automorphism groups, and modular forms. Topics include:


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