Welcome to the International Workshop on Exceptional Symmetries and Emerging Spacetime in Singapore, to be held from the 10 to 12 November 2014!
In superstring theory and in supergravity theories, the U duality is a different kind of symmetry from the standard ones used in particle physics. In the case of N=8 supergravity, this symmetry is the exceptional group E7(7) and it plays a remarkable rôle which is still not fully understood. There are indications that even larger exceptional symmetries could be fundamental in our understanding of the fundamental theories. The exceptional symmetries are also connected in a significant way to the spacetime symmetries. In this workshop, these issues will be penetrated and discussed by some of the leaders in this field.
We welcome all interested faculty, researchers and students to actively participate in this exciting workshop!