##### Workshop

#### New Perspectives in String Theory

**Apr, 06 2009 - Jun, 19 2009**

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

**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

**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 |