##### 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 |