High Energy Theory Seminars: Spring 2005

All seminars will be held in 469 Lauritsen on Fridays at 11AM, unless otherwise noted.
The organizer for this seminar is Masaki Shigemori ().
Date and time Speaker
Jan. 7 Yoshifumi Hyakutake (UCSB) Entropy Counting of Supertubes
Jan. 14 Shamit Kachru (Stanford) Predictive Landscapes?
Jan. 21 Iosif Bena (UCLA) Supertubes, black rings, and black hole entropy
Thu, Jan. 27, 2:30PM Stephen Hawking (Cambridge) The information paradox for black holes
Jan. 28 Vatche Sahakian (Harvey Mudd College) Polarization of closed strings by Ramond-Ramond fluxes
Thu, Feb. 3, 2PM Gautam Mandal (Tata Institute) Matrices from supergravity
Feb. 4 Soo-Jong Rey (Seoul National U) Emergent 5d black holes from weakly interacting hot 4d Yang-Mills gas
Feb. 11 Marcus Spradlin (UCSB) Yang-Mills amplitudes from twistor string theory
Fri, Feb. 11, 1PM Joerg Teschner (Freie University) Infrared issues in 2d string theory
Thu, Feb. 17, 2:30PM Mina Aganagic (Berkeley) Black holes, topological strings, and quantum 2d Yang-Mills theory
Feb. 18 Raphael Bousso (Berkeley & LBNL) Cosmology and the S-matrix
Feb. 25 Eva Silverstein (SLAC & Stanford) Things fall apart: topology change from winding tachyons
Mar. 4 Martijn Wijnholt (Princeton) Topological string theory on H3 × S3
Mar. 11 James T. Liu (Michigan) Bubbling supergravity solutions and reductions on Sn × Sn
Mar. 18 No Seminar (Spring Break)
Mar. 25 Partha Mukhopadhyay (Kentucky) Non-BPS D-branes in Green-Schwarz formalism
Apr. 1 Michael Gutperle (UCLA) 2-loop superstrings and S-duality
Apr. 8 Amir Kashani-Poor (Stanford) IIA compactifications with flux
Apr. 15 Alessandro Tomasiello (Stanford) Towards generalized complex mirror symmetry
Apr. 22 Sergio Ferrara (CERN & INFN) Gauged supergravity algebras from twisted tori compactifications with fluxes
Apr. 29 Koji Hashimoto (Univ of Tokyo) Reconnection of colliding cosmic (D-)strings
May 6 James Sparks (Harvard) Recent developments in AdS/CFT and Sasaki-Einstein geometry
Mon, May. 16, 2:30PM Laurent Baulieu (LPTHE) Reconstruction of all Yang-Mills supersymmetric theories from topological symmetry
May 20 Eric Sharpe (Utah) Gauging noneffective group actions and mirror symmetry
May 27 Hisham Sati (Univ of Adelaide) The M-theory/Type II partition functions and generalized cohomology
Jun. 3 Tapobrata Sarkar (Indian Inst. Tech., Kanpur) Closed string tachyons on orbifolds of C2 and C3
Jun. 10 No Seminar (Commencement)

Archived High Energy Theory Seminar Schedules:
Fall 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2003, Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001

Slides of past seminars are available here (access restricted).

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