# High Energy Theory Seminars: Spring 2003

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

The organizers for this seminar are
Sanefumi Moriyama
and Michael Schulz
().

FRIDAY, January 10, 11AM
** Mark van Raamsdonk**, Stanford & UBC
* Transverse Fivebranes in Matrix Theory*

FRIDAY, January 17, 11AM
** Zheng Yin**, CERN
* Families of N=2 Strings* and *Superboundaries*

THURSDAY, January 23, 1:30PM
** Cumrun Vafa**, Harvard & Caltech
* Beginning of Thursday Lecture Series:*
* Matrix Model and N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories I*

FRIDAY, January 24, 11AM
** Micha Berkooz**, Weizmann
* Cosmological Singularities in String Theory*

FRIDAY, January 24, 1PM
** Shing-Tung Yau**, Harvard & Caltech
* Quasi-local Mass and Black Holes*

THURSDAY, January 30, 1:30PM
** Cumrun Vafa**, Harvard & Caltech
* Matrix Model and N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories II*

FRIDAY, January 31, 11AM
** Chris Herzog**, KITP
* AdS/CFT Correspondence at Finite Temperature and Hydrodynamics*

THURSDAY, February 6, 1:30PM
** Cumrun Vafa**, Harvard & Caltech
* Matrix Model and N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories III*

FRIDAY, February 7, 11AM
** Rajesh Gopakumar**, HRI
* Geometry and the Master Field*

THURSDAY, February 13
** *Vafa Lecture Cancelled This Week***

FRIDAY, February 14, 11AM
** Nadav Drukker**, Weizmann
* Different Actions for the Vacuum of String Field Theory*

THURSDAY, February 20, 1PM -- note time change!
** Hirosi Ooguri**, Caltech
* Matrix Model and N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories IV*

FRIDAY, February 21, 11AM
** Sergei Gukov**, Harvard
* The Wave Function of a 3-Dimensional Universe*

FRIDAY, February 21, 1PM
** Tohru Eguchi**, Tokyo
* Supercoset CFT's for String Theories on Non-Compact Special
Holonomy Manifolds*

THURSDAY, February 27, 1PM
** Cumrun Vafa**, Harvard & Caltech
* Matrix Model and N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories V*

FRIDAY, February 28, 11AM
** Eric D'Hoker**, UCLA
* Progress on Two Loop Superstrings*

THURSDAY, March 6, 1PM
** Cumrun Vafa**, Harvard & Caltech
* Matrix Model and N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories VI*

FRIDAY, March 7, 11AM
** Andrei Mikhailov**, KITP
* AdS Branes from Calibrated Cycles*

FRIDAY, March 7, 1PM
** Marcos Mariño**, Harvard
* Matrix Models and Geometric Engineering*

FRIDAY, March 14, 11AM
** Andrew Frey**, UCSB
* Just How Stable is de Sitter Anyway?*

FRIDAY, March 14, 1PM
** Raphael Bousso**, Harvard
* From Gravity to Quantum Mechanics -- Light-Sheets and
Bekenstein's Bound*

FRIDAY, March 21, 11AM
** Mina Aganagic**, Harvard
* Matrix Models, Mirror Symmetry and Chern-Simons Theory*

TUESDAY, March 25, 1:30PM
** Michael Douglas**, Rutgers
* The Statistics of String/M Theory Vacua*

FRIDAY, March 28
** No Seminar**
* Spring Break *

FRIDAY, April 4, 11AM
** Petr Horava**, Berkeley
* String Theory and Holography in Gödel Universes*

FRIDAY, April 11, 11AM
** Leonardo Rastelli**, Princeton
* Closed Strings as Imaginary D-branes*

FRIDAY, April 18, 11AM
** Burt Ovrut**, Penn
*Non-Perturbative Superpotentials for Moduli in Heterotic
String Theory *

FRIDAY, April 18, 1PM
** Vladimir Kazakov**, ENS
* Analytic Curves of Matrix Models*

FRIDAY, April 25, 11AM
** Albion Lawrence**, Brandeis
* Nature Abhors a(lpha) Vacua*

FRIDAY, April 25, 1PM
** Robbert Dijkgraaf**, Amsterdam
* Supersymmetric Gauge Theories and
Matrix Models*

FRIDAY, May 2, 11AM
** Andreas Karch**, Washington
* Strings from Partons*

FRIDAY, May 2, 1PM
** Eric Sharpe**, Urbana-Champaign
* BRST = Ext*

FRIDAY, May 9, 11AM
** Keshav Dasgupta**, Stanford
* Compactifications of Heterotic Theory on
Non-Kähler Manifolds*

THURSDAY, May 15, 1PM -- note date change!
** Iosif Bena**, UCLA
* N=1* in 5 Dimensions -- Dijkgraaf-Vafa Meets Polchinski-Strassler*

FRIDAY, May 16, 11AM
** Eva Silverstein**, SLAC & Stanford
* D-Sitter Space*

FRIDAY, May 23, 11AM
** Anton Kapustin**, Caltech
* Topological Correlators in Landau-Ginzburg Models with D-branes*

FRIDAY, May 23, 1PM
** Cumrun Vafa**, Harvard & Caltech
* The Topological Vertex*

FRIDAY, May 30, 11AM
** Ori Ganor**, Berkeley
* Nonlocal Effects on D-branes in Plane-Wave Backgrounds*

FRIDAY, May 30, 1PM
** Juan Maldacena**, IAS
* Closed Strings from Unstable D-Branes*

FRIDAY, July 11, 11AM
** Wolfgang Lerche**, CERN
* N=1 Superpotentials from Open String Mirror Symmetry*

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