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 string theory workshops several times a year. The goal of this workshop 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

  • Oren Bergman (Technion)

  • Amihay Hanany (Imperial College)
  • Nori Iizuka (Osaka University)
  • Satoshi Iso (KEK)
  • Antal Jevicki (Brown University)
  • Joe Minahan (Uppsala University)
  • Sanjaye Ramgoolam (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Others to be confirmed


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 Workshops and School. We are especially grateful to Ragnie Leahy and Maddalena Teixeira for administrative support.


shinji.hirano at, vishnu.jejjala at