Joburg Workshop on String Theory

Counting Problems in Quantum Field Theory and String Theory

18-22 December 2017

The Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics holds high energy theory workshops several times a year. The goal of the 9th Joburg Workshop on String Theory is two-fold. Firstly, we wish to expose our local community to exciting recent developments in understanding the degrees of freedom in gravitational, quantum field theoretic, and stringy systems. Secondly, we aim to stimulate discussion and interaction which might lead to new research directions and collaborations.

Associated to the workshop is the 2017 Joburg String School for students.

International Participants


Wits Rural Facility



Robert de Mello Koch, Kevin Goldstein, Shinji Hirano, Vishnu Jejjala, João Rodrigues, Costas Zoubos


The String Group thanks the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics, the National Institute for Theoretical Physics, the National Research Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the South African Research Chairs Initiative, the University of Pretoria, and the University of the Witwatersrand for generous funding of the Workshop. We are especially grateful to Ragnie Leahy, Paula Marais, and Maddalena Teixeira for administrative support.


shinji.hirano at, vishnu.jejjala at