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Workshop

String and M theory approaches to particle physics and cosmology

Mar 19, 2007 - Jun 22, 2007



Abstract
String theory is the leading candidate for unifying quantum gravity with particle physics. The recent successes of string theory include detailed connections with the physics of black holes, with strongly coupled gauge theories, and with modern mathematics. In particular, dualities between gauge theories and strings have produced new insights into colour confinement and chiral symmetry breaking; they also provide new approaches to non-perturbative definitions of string theory.One of the main objectives of string theory is to make quantitative connections between string theory and experimental physics on microscopic and macroscopic scales, including particle physics in and beyond the Standard Model, and cosmological models of the early universe.During the workshop we plan to have regular seminars and discussions by the participants. During the first and the last weeks of the workshop there will also be two 3-day conferences open to a wider audience.

Topics
- String compactifications and resulting low-energy theories
- Applications of string theory to Cosmology
- Dualities between gauge fields and strings
- Applications of topological strings


Organizers
J. Gomis (University of Barcelona), I. Klebanov (Princeton University), A. Lerda (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria),
H. Ooguri (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena), A. Van Proeyen (University of Leuven)

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Talks
Mar 26, 2007 - 16:00 A. Knauf Geometric Transitions and Generalised Geometries
Mar 27, 2007 - 11:30 M. Wijnholt Geometry of particle physics
Mar 28, 2007 - 11:30 C. Bachas Conformal defects in string theory Slides
Mar 29, 2007 - 11:30 L. Martucci D-brane networks on flux vacua Slides
Mar 30, 2007 - 11:30 F. Gmeiner Wandering the Landscape-Statistics of Intersecting Brane Models
Apr 02, 2007 - 16:00 P.Townsend Fake susy vs real susy Slides
Apr 03, 2007 - 11:30 M. Bianchi Non perturbative and flux superpotentials in Z_3 orientifolds
Apr 03, 2007 - 11:30 I. Klebanov Conifolds: Warped, Resolved and Deformed Extra discussion session Slides
Apr 04, 2007 - 11:30 J. Rosseel Pseudo supersymmetry: a tale of alternate realities Slides
Apr 05, 2007 - 11:30 A. Zaffaroni Sasaki-Einstein spaces and AdS/CFT Discussion
Apr 06, 2007 - 11:30 K. Stelle Kaluza-Klein Supersymmetry Breaking and a
Natural Mass Hierarchy in a Type IIB Randall-Sundrum geometry
Apr 10, 2007 - 11:30 D. Roest Supersymmetric string backgrounds: from bottom to top Slides
Apr 11, 2007 - 11:30 R. Tatar Metastable Vacua in Supersymmetric Field Theory and Geometric Engineering
Apr 12, 2007 - 10:00 G. Dall’Agata Flux compactifications: the swampland program Part I Slides
Apr 13, 2007 - 10:00 G. Dall’Agata Flux compactifications: the swampland program Part II Slides
Apr 16, 2007 - 16:00 R. Russo The three-point function in N=4 SYM and its AdS dual
Apr 17, 2007 - 10:00 C. Nunez Some uses of Gauge-Strings duality. Part I Slides
Apr 18, 2007 - 11:30 M. Abou Zeid Super-Yang-Mills, Supergravity and Twistor-Strings
Apr 19, 2007 - 10:00 C. Nunez Some uses of Gauge-Strings duality. Part II Slides
Apr 20, 2007 - 11:30 E. Bergshoeff E11 from a Supergravity Point of View Slides
Apr 23, 2007 - 10:00 R. Emparan Black rings Part I Slides
Apr 24, 2007 - 10:00 R. Emparan Black rings Part II Slides
Apr 26, 2007 - 11:30 M. Bertolini Metastable non-supersymmetric states in gauge theories and in string theories
Apr 26, 2007 - 16:00 P. Di Vecchia Chiral and scale anomalies of gauge theories from the gauge/gravity dual
Apr 27, 2007 - 11:30 T. Harmark Matching the Hagedorn temperature in AdS/CFT; How to see free strings in Yang-Mills theory Slides
Apr 30, 2007 - 16:00 F. Benini Adding unquenched flavors to gauge/gravity duals
May 02, 2007 - 11:30 B. de Wit Probing M-Theory degrees of freedom Slides
May 03, 2007 - 11:30 P. West E_{11}
May 04, 2007 - 11:30 L. Cornalba Eikonal Methods in AdS/CFT Slides
May 07, 2007 - 16:00 K. Becker Moduli stabilization in non-geometric backgrounds
May 08, 2007 - 11:30 S. Vandoren Instanton corrections to hypermultiplet moduli spaces
May 09, 2007 - 11:30 A. Lerda Gauge Instantons from Open Strings and D-branes Slides
May 10, 2007 - 11:30 G. Villadoro String web dualities and consistency of p-branes in flux backgrounds
May 11, 2007 - 11:30 P. Vanhove Non renormalisations theorems in superstring and maximal supergravity theories
May 14, 2007 - 16:00 F. Riccioni: The E11 origin of gauged maximal supergravities Slides
May 15, 2007 - 11:30 L. Rastelli Solving open string field theory
May 16, 2007 - 11:30 P. Berglund Topology from Cosmology: Aspects of Inflation in Large-Volume Compactifications
May 21, 2007 - 16:00 D. Orlando Categorifying the dimer model: from the free fermion to SQM
May 22, 2007 - 11:30 L. Mezincescu Symmetries of Super-Landau Models Slides
May 23, 2007 - 11:30 G. Veneziano Large-N and supersymmetry: some new ideas and results Slides
May 24, 2007 - 11:30 J. Gauntlett Supersymmetric AdS Solutions
May 25, 2007 - 11:30 L. Tamassia Tensionless branes, higher spins and the singleton Slides
May 28, 2007 - 16:00 N. Drukker Wilson loops in 4d SYM, in 2d YM and in 0d
May 29, 2007 - 10:00 Susanne Reffert String compactifications, orientifolds and applications Part I
May 30, 2007 - 11:30 S. Benvenuti Cusp anomaly, integrablility and AdS/CFT Slides
May 31, 2007 - 10:00 Susanne Reffert String compactifications, orientifolds and applications Part II
Jun 01, 2007 - 11:30 A. Tanzini Topological theories on local spaces and black hole entropy countings
Jun 04, 2007 - 16:00 Stephan Stieberger Multi-Gluon and MHV Amplitudes in Superstring Theory
Jun 05, 2007 - 10:00 Hirosi Ooguri Topological strings part I lecture
Jun 06, 2007 - 10:00 Hirosi Ooguri Topological strings part II
Jun 07, 2007 - 11:30 Raffaele Marotta Magnetized Branes: Narain versus Non-abelian branes
Jun 08, 2007 - 11:30 Koenraad Schalm Effective actions for gravity
Jun 11, 2007 - 16:00 Aldo Cotrone Holography and unquenched quark-gluon plasmas
Jun 12, 2007 - 11:30 Jorge Zanelli Chern-Simons gravity scenarios
Jun 18, 2007 - 16:00 Gianluca Grignani Finite Size Spectrum of the Giant Magnon
Jun 19, 2007 - 11:30 Sunil Mukhi String Webs and Dyons
Jun 20, 2007 - 11:30 Chris Pope Kac-Moody Symmetries in Reductions to Two Dimensions Slides
Jun 20, 2007 - 16:00 John Schwarz String Theory -- The Early Years: a Personal Perspective historical talk