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Workshop

New Perspectives in String Theory

Apr 06, 2009 - Jun 19, 2009



Abstract
Starting from Veneziano's 1968 amplitude, String Theory has experienced forty years of intense development and brought to astonishing achievements in several areas of Particle Physics and Cosmology. It is time to try and iden- tify its basic principles. The proposed twelve-week extended workshop aims at addressing the most acute and urgent problems in String Theory, including non-perturbative formulations, vacuum stabilization, and holographic inter- pretation, and to draw lines of attack for future investigations. The workshop will start with a short opening Conference in early April. A longer mid-term School will take place in June. The "Strings 2009" Conference to be held in Rome will mark the end of the workshop late in June.

Topics
- Quest for basic principles of string theory
- Covariant quantization and pure spinor approach
- Gauged supergravity and flux compactifications
- D-brane instantons and other non-perturbative effects
- Topological strings and microstate counting
- Black Holes and Attractors
- Holographic correspondence and higher spin theories
- String dynamics in curved and time-dependent backgrounds
- Applications to particle physics and cosmology


The application form has been closed on November,2 due to the high number of applications.

Organizers
Costas Bachas (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France), Massimo Bianchi (University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy), Michel Green (DAMTP, Cambridge University, UK), Jeff Harvey (Chicago University, USA), Augusto Sagnotti (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy), Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India)

Related events
New Perspectives in String Theory: opening conference (Conference) - Apr 06, 2009

New Perspectives in String Theory School (School) - Jun 08, 2009






Talks
Apr 14, 2009 - 14:00 D. Martelli Galilean conformal field theories and holography Seminar
Apr 15, 2009 - 11:00 B. Pioline D-instantons, black holes and hypermultiplets Seminar
Apr 16, 2009 - 11:00 E. Dudas On stringy instanton effects in orientifolds Seminar
Apr 21, 2009 - 11:00 A. Dabholkar Wall-crossing, Holography, and Mock Modular Forms Seminar
Apr 22, 2009 - 11:00 M. Staudacher AdS/CFT Integrability: Spectral Problem and Bethe's Ansatz Seminar
Apr 23, 2009 - 11:00 N. Beisert AdS/CFT Integrability: Spacetime Scattering Amplitudes Seminar
Apr 23, 2009 - 14:00 E. Sokatchev TBA Seminar
Apr 28, 2009 - 11:00 D. Francia Unconstrained higher spins of any symmetry Seminar Slides
Apr 29, 2009 - 11:00 G. Bossard Extremal black holes and nilpotent orbits Seminar
Apr 30, 2009 - 11:00 S. Giddings The bulk S-matrix from AdS/CFT? Seminar
May 05, 2009 - 11:30 D. Luest Open string scattering amplitudes for Standard Model quivers and their application for the LHC Seminar Slides
May 06, 2009 - 11:30 P. Di Vecchia Kaehler metrics and Yukawa couplings of twisted chiral strings in magnetized brane models Seminar Slides
May 06, 2009 - 14:00 M. Taylor Horava-Lyfschitz Theory Informal Discussion
May 07, 2009 - 11:30 A. Tseytlin On the spectrum of strings in AdS5 x S5 Seminar Slides
May 08, 2009 - 11:30 A. Marshakov Integrability in gauge theories and topological strings Seminar Slides
May 12, 2009 - 11:30 G. Semenoff Holographic Giant Polyakov Loops Seminar
May 13, 2009 - 11:30 M. Taylor Holographic realization of gauge mediated supersymmetry breaking Seminar
May 14, 2009 - 11:30 M. Grana E7 formulation of N=2 backgrounds Seminar Slides
May 15, 2009 - 11:30 H. Samtleben Nonabelian tensor fields in supergravity Seminar
May 19, 2009 - 11:30 R. Blumenhagen GUTs from Type IIB Orientifolds Seminar
May 20, 2009 - 11:30 S. Stieberger Disk scattering of open and closed strings Seminar Slides
May 21, 2009 - 11:30 J. Minahan Integrability in superconformal Chern-Simons Seminar
May 22, 2009 - 11:30 A. Zaffaroni Chern-Simons theories and the AdS_4/CFT_3 correspondence Seminar
May 26, 2009 - 11:30 A. Faraggi Novel symmetries in heterotic string vacua Seminar Slides
May 27, 2009 - 11:30 G. Gibbons The Bernstein conjecture and the fate of the 8-brane Seminar Slides
May 28, 2009 - 11:30 V. Niarchos Blackfolds: a world-volume effective theory for higher-dimensional black holes. Seminar
May 29, 2009 - 11:30 A. Van Proeyen The embedding tensor formalism with fields and antifields Seminar Slides
Jun 01, 2009 - 14:30 J. Gomis Space-time Supersymmetry with Vector and Scalar Supercharges Seminar Slides
Jun 03, 2009 - 11:30 A. Hanani Brane Tilings, M2 Branes and Chern Simons theories Seminar
Jun 04, 2009 - 11:30 H. Elvang Superamplitudes in maximally super theories Seminar
Jun 05, 2009 - 11:30 L. Rastelli AdS/CFT in the Veneziano Limit Seminar