# High Energy Theory Seminars: Spring 2001

All seminars to be held in Lauritsen room 469 (unless otherwise
noted).

The organizers for this seminar are
Katrin Becker (beckerk@theory.caltech.edu)
and

Edna Cheung (cheung@theory.caltech.edu)

FRIDAY, January 19, 11AM
** Yuji Okawa **, Caltech,
* How Noncommutative Gauge Theories Couple to Gravity *

FRIDAY, January 26, 11AM
** Oren Bergman **, Caltech,
*New Insights Into Orbifolds and Orientifolds *

FRIDAY, February 2, 11AM
** Joseph Polchinski **, ITP Santa Barbara,
* Some Results on Warped Compactifications *

FRIDAY, February 9, 11AM
** Jerome Gauntlett **, Queen Mary Westfield College,
* Supergravity Duals for Wrapped Fivebranes *

FRIDAY, February 9, 1PM (LECTURE SERIES)
** Michael Atiyah **, University of Edinburgh,
* Configurations of Points in 3-space *
*** Sloan Rm.151 ***

FRIDAY, February 16, 11AM
** Michael Douglas **, Rutgers University ,
* D-Branes, Categories and N=1 Supersymmetry *

FRIDAY, February 16, 1PM (LECTURE SERIES)
** Michael Atiyah **, University of Edinburgh,
* Projective K-theory *
*** Sloan Rm.151 ***

FRIDAY, February 23, 11AM
** Klaus Behrndt **, Berlin,
* Brane worlds from Supergravity *

FRIDAY, February 23, 1PM (LECTURE SERIES)
** Michael Atiyah **, University of Edinburgh,
* M-theory Flops and Duality *
*** Sloan Rm.151 ***

FRIDAY, March 2, 11AM
No Seminar

FRIDAY, March 9, 11AM
** Volker Schomerus **, Potsdam, Max Planck Inst. ,
* Open Strings and Fuzzy Gauge Theories *

FRIDAY, March 9, 12:45PM
** Yuji Sugawara **, University of Tokyo,
* Wilson Lines in SU(2) WZW Model and Spherical D-branes *

FRIDAY, March 16, 11AM
** Stephen Hawking **, Cambridge,
* Living with the Ghosts *
***** Lauritsen Rm 269 *****

FRIDAY, March 23, 11AM
** Tamiaki Yoneya **, University of Tokyo,
* How is SUSY Realized in Unstable Open-string Vacua with Tachyon? *

FRIDAY, March 23, 12:45PM
** Ramadevi Pichai **, IIT, Mumbai,
* Knots, Links, Three-Manifold Invariants from Chern-Simons Theory *

FRIDAY, March 30, 11AM
** John H. Schwarz **, Caltech,
* Anomaly Analysis of Brane--Anti-brane System *

FRIDAY, April 6, 11AM
** Michael Gutperle **, Harvard University,
* Fluxbranes in M-theory and String theory *

FRIDAY, April 13, 11AM
** Ken Intriligator **, University of California, San Diego
* A Gauge Theory Duality via a Geometric Transition *

FRIDAY, April 20, 11AM
** Sunil Mukhi **, Tata Institute,
* Gauge-Invariant Couplings of Noncommutative Branes
to Ramond-Ramond Backgrounds *

FRIDAY, April 27, 11AM
** John Preskill **, Caltech,
* Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Error Correction *

FRIDAY, May 4, 11AM
** Costas Bachas **, Ecole Normale Superieure,
* D-branes in AdS3 *

FRIDAY, May 11, 11AM
** Eva Silverstein **, SLAC,
* Closed String Tachyons, AdS/CFT and large N QCD *

FRIDAY, May 18, 11AM
** Mirjam Cvetic **, University of Pennsylvania,
* M-theory on Special Holonomy Manifolds *

FRIDAY, May 25, 11AM
** Chris Hull **, Queen Mary,
* TBA *

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