Lots of conferences are going on right around now, here’s some of them, many with on-line versions of the talks.
Also at Durham, a workshop on Geometry, Conformal Field Theory and String Theory, blogging from Paul Cook.
Introduction to Collider Physics, a summer program aimed at graduate students, taking place at the Institute in Princeton.
The summer meeting in Oporto has taken place. I’d love to hear from anyone who was there about Graeme Segal’s lectures.
The Simons Workshop in Stony Brook has started, leading off with a talk by Cumrun Vafa on The Swamp Surrounding the Landscape. He seems to be suggesting that theorists should be spending their time investigating the “swamp” of possible effective field theories for which it is unknown whether they can be the low energy limit of a string theory. Why he thinks its a good idea to try and lead the field into a “swamp” is very unclear to me, although one could argue it is already there anyway….
Update: A commenter properly takes me to task for ignoring what’s going on down under. There’s been a Conference in honor of Ross Street’s 60th birthday, together with one workshop on categorical methods and another one on noncommutative geometry and index theory, all covered extensively by bloggers over at the String Coffee Table.