# High Energy Theory Seminars: Spring 2002

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

The organizers for this seminar are
Iouri Chepelev
(chepelev@theory.caltech.edu)

and Edna Cheung
(cheung@theory.caltech.edu)

The seminars in Jan.07 - Feb.28 are part of the workshop on

"Geometric Transitions--G(2) Holonomy, Geometric Transitions & D-branes."
Workshop Program

FRIDAY, January 11, 11AM
** Kenneth Intriligator**, UCSD
* Introduction to Geometric Transition Dualities *

FRIDAY, January 18, 11AM
** Michael Douglas**, Rutgers
* D-branes in Calabi-Yau, Continued *

FRIDAY, January 18, 1:30PM
** Eva Silverstein**, SLAC
* Non-Perturbative Nonrenormalization in a Nonsupersymmetric Nonlocal
String Theory *

FRIDAY, January 25, 11AM
** Edward Witten**, IAS/Caltech
* Multi-Trace Operators, Boundary Conditions, And AdS/CFT Correspondence *

FRIDAY, February 1, 11AM
** Bobby Acharya**, Rutgers
* Superpotentials, G2 manifolds and exceptional mirror symmetries
*

FRIDAY, February 1, 1:30PM
** Christopher Herzog**, Princeton
* The Conifold and Beyond *

FRIDAY, February 8, 11AM
** Albion Lawrence**, SLAC
* Signature of M-theory in Cosmic Microwave Background *

FRIDAY, February 15, 11AM
** Calin Lazaroiu**, Stony Brook
* Graded Chern-Simons theories, extended moduli spaces and topological
D-branes *

FRIDAY, February 22, 11AM
** Konstantin Savvidy**, Perimeter Inst.
* On D0-brane Bound State Spectrum *

FRIDAY, February 22, 1:30PM
** Shamit Kachru**, Stanford
* String Compactifications with Flux
*

FRIDAY, March 1, 11AM
** Kazumi Okuyama**, U. of Chicago
* Comments on Vacuum String Field Theory *

FRIDAY, March 8, 11AM
** Shou-Cheng Zhang**, Stanford
* A 4 dimensional generalization of the quantum
Hall effect *

FRIDAY, March 15, 11AM
** Ivo Sachs**, Trinity College Dublin
* Horizon Holography *

FRIDAY, March 22, 11AM
** David Kutasov**, U. of Chicago
* Localized Instabilities in String Theory *

FRIDAY, March 22, 1PM
** Curtis Callan**, Princeton
* Biology by and for Particle Physicists: Pedagogical Lecture 1 *

FRIDAY, March 29, 11AM
** Hubert Saleur**, USC
* Sigma models on superprojective spaces *

FRIDAY, March 29, 1PM
** Jae-Suk Park**, Stony Brook
* Covariant Quantum Supermembrane *

FRIDAY, April 5, 11AM
** Joerg Teschner**, Freie Universitat Berlin
* Branes on the Euclidean AdS_3 *

FRIDAY, April 5, 1PM
** Atish Dabholkar**, Tata Institute
* Tachyon Condensation and Black Hole Entropy *

FRIDAY, April 12, 11:15 AM in Lauritsen room 269
** Stephen Hawking**, Cambridge
* Why does inflation start at the top of the hill? *

FRIDAY, April 12, 1PM
**Andrei Mikhailov**, Santa Barbara
* Notes on Higher Spin Symmetries *

FRIDAY, April 19, 11AM
** Curtis Callan**, Princeton
* Biology by and for Particle Physicists: Pedagogical Lecture 2 *

FRIDAY, April 19, 1PM
** Gordon Chalmers**, UCLA
* TBA *

FRIDAY, April 26, 11AM
**Nathan Seiberg**, IAS
* Strings in a Time Dependent Orbifold *
The following seminars are part of the workshop on "String Field Theory."
Workshop Program

FRIDAY, May 3, 11AM
**George Papadopoulos**, King's College London
* Penrose limits, pp-waves and string dynamics *

FRIDAY, May 10, 11AM
** Ricardo Schiappa**, Harvard
* Towards Vacuum Superstring Field Theory: The Supersliver *

FRIDAY, May 17, 11AM
** Leonardo Rastelli**, Princeton
* TBA *

FRIDAY, May 24, 11AM
** Barton Zwiebach**, MIT
* TBA *

FRIDAY, May 31, 11AM
** **
* NO SEMINAR *

FRIDAY, Jun 7, 11AM
** Hiroshi Ooguri**, Caltech
* Worldsheet Derivation of a large N Duality *

FRIDAY, Jun 14, 11AM
** **
* NO SEMINAR *

FRIDAY, Jun 21, 11AM
** Daniel Freedman**, MIT
* Perturbative Gauge Theory and String Interactions *

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