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Workshop

String and M theory approaches to particle physics and cosmology

Mar, 19 2007 - Jun, 22 2007




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)

Related events
String and M theory approaches to particle physics and cosmology (Conference) - Jun, 13 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





Talks
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
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, 05 2007 - 10:00 Hirosi Ooguri Topological strings part I lecture
Jun, 04 2007 - 16:00 Stephan Stieberger Multi-Gluon and MHV Amplitudes in Superstring Theory
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
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
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, 24 2007 - 11:30 J. Gauntlett Supersymmetric AdS Solutions
May, 23 2007 - 11:30 G. Veneziano Large-N and supersymmetry: some new ideas and results Slides
May, 25 2007 - 11:30 L. Tamassia Tensionless branes, higher spins and the singleton Slides
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, 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
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
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, 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, 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, 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
Mar, 26 2007 - 16:00 A. Knauf Geometric Transitions and Generalised Geometries
Mar, 27 2007 - 11:30 M. Wijnholt Geometry of particle physics
Mar, 29 2007 - 11:30 L. Martucci D-brane networks on flux vacua Slides
Mar, 28 2007 - 11:30 C. Bachas Conformal defects in string theory Slides
Mar, 30 2007 - 11:30 F. Gmeiner Wandering the Landscape-Statistics of Intersecting Brane Models