University of Durham
July 12-13th

An informal 2-day meeting about strings

Durham Cathedral

Timetable and Programme

The `official' talks and discussion sessions will be held on Friday morning and afternoon and on Saturday morning. We now have a provisional programme for the meeting. Many of our visitors will be in Durham earlier in the week, and there will be additional talks during this time also. Visitors include:

Andrew Chamblin
Neil Constable
Roberto Emparan
Nick Evans
Jeff Harvey
Yang-Hui He
Albion Lawrence
Don Marolf
Shiraz Minwalla
Dave Morrison
Rob Myers
Amanda Peet
Michaela Petrini
Gary Shiu
David Tong
Nick Warner

Venue and Accommodation

The meeting will be held in the Dawson Building, close to the Department of Mathematical Sciences on the University Science Site. Accomodation for participants will either be at Hatfield College, which is picturesquely located on the peninsula near the cathedral, or at Collingwood College, close to the Science Site. It is expected that most participants will stay in College rooms on Thursday and Friday night. We will try to arrange additional accommodation for those that wish to stay longer. Breakfast will be in College. We hope to provide a light lunch. Hatfield College is in the centre of the city which provides a wide choice of venues for dinner.

Registration and Financial Support

If you would like to participate in the meeting, please download a registation form (in PDF format). Print this form, complete it and either fax it (0191-374-7388) or post it to

PreStrings 2002
Dr. S.F. Ross
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Durham
South Rd

There will be a nominal registration of 10 to cover the cost of lunches and refreshments. The cost of College Bed and Breakfast is around 25 pounds per night. We have received financial support from the Institute of Physics and the EPSRC and are seeking additional funding. Priority for financial support will be given to students and researchers at an early stage in their career, and this is expected to cover accommodation and travel within the UK (at APEX rail-fare rate). Please indicate on the form whether you hope to obtain financial support.

Getting to Durham

A map showing the location of Hatfield College, Collingwood College and the Department of Mathematical Sciences is available. Here is a link to another map which shows the location of Hatfield College (21), Collingwood College (6), the Dawson Building where the sessions will be held (13) and the Department of Mathematical Sciences (15). More information about how to get to Durham can be found here. Information about trains from London and elsewhere to Durham can be found at Railtrack's website (timetable information) and GNER's website (buying tickets online). Also you might be interested in flying directly to Newcastle Airport or Teeside Airport (flights from London, Amsterdam and many other European destinations).

Contacting us

If you have any further enquiries about this meeting please email any of the Maths CPT members below:

Steve Abel
Peter Bowcock
Chong-Sun Chu
Patrick Dorey
Ruth Gregory
Clifford Johnson
Paul Mansfield
Simon Ross
Douglas Smith
Anne Taormina

This meeting is being supported by the and the