##### 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)

**Related events**

String and M theory approaches to particle physics and cosmology (Conference) - Jun, 13 2007

**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 |
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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 |