##### 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 |