High Energy Theory Seminars: Spring 2006


All seminars will be held in 469 Lauritsen on Fridays at 11AM, unless otherwise noted.
The organizer for this seminar is Andrei Mikhailov ().
Date and time Speaker
(Affiliation)
Title Slides etc.
Jan. 6 Peter Ouyang (UCSB) Supersymmetry breaking from a Calabi-Yau singularity  
Jan. 13 Tom Graber (Caltech) Gromov-Witten theory of orbifolds and their crepant resolutions  
Jan. 20 Robert Myers (Perimeter & Waterloo) Inflation in the AdS/CFT pdf ppt
Jan. 27 Nathan Berkovits (Sao Paulo, IFT) Pure spinor formalism as an N=2 topological string  
Feb. 3 Akihiro Ishibashi (Chicago) On the stability of higher dimensional black holes  
Fri, Feb. 3, 1PM Yuji Sugawara (Tokyo) Aspects of infalling D-brane in 2d black-hole pdf
Feb. 10 Simon Ross (Durham) Tachyons and smooth solutions in the D1-D5 string pdf
Feb. 17 Iosif Bena (IAS) Geometric Transitions, Black Rings and Black Hole Physics pdf
Feb. 24 Katsushi Ito (Tokyo Inst. Tech.) Non(anti)commutative superspace and N=2 supersymmetric gauge theory pdf
Mar. 3 Andrew Neitzke (IAS) Automorphic forms, topological strings and perhaps black holes pdf
Mar. 10 Peter Svrcek (Stanford) Mediation of supersymmetry breaking in string compactifications pdf
Fri, Mar. 10, 1PM Tadashi Takayanagi (KITP) Entanglement entropy from AdS/CFT correspondence  
Tue, Mar. 14, 2PM Yosuke Imamura (Tokyo U) Boundary states in the open string sector pdf
Mar. 17 Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon) Effective field theories of black holes  
Tue, Mar. 21, 2PM Teruhiko Kawano (Tokyo U) Pouliot type duality via a-maximization pdf
Mar. 24 No Seminar (Spring Break)  
Mon, Mar. 27, 2PM Lee Smolin (Perimeter) Emergence of the standard model fermions from a background independent quantum theory of gravity pdf
Fri, Mar. 31, 1PM Steve Giddings (UCSB) Observables in effective gravity pdf
Apr. 7 Alexei Borodin (Caltech) Periodic Schur process and cylindric partitions  
Mon, Apr. 10, 2:30PM, rm. 269 Lauritsen Stephen Hawking No-boundary amplitudes for the landscape ppt
Apr. 14 Albrecht Klemm (UW-Madison)    
Apr. 21 Kirill Krasnov (Nottingham)
Quantum gravity from Feynman diagramms pdf
Apr. 28 John Estes (UCLA) JANUS and Susy Interface CFT pdf
May 5 Zhiqin Lu (UCI) Geometry of the moduli space of the Calabi-Yau manifolds  
May 12 Marcos Mariño (CERN) Phase transitions in topological string theory  
May 19 Don Marolf (UCSB) Holographic renormalization of asymptotically flat spacetimes  
May 26 no seminar    
Jun. 2 Simeon Hellerman (IAS)    
Jun. 9 No Seminar (Commencement)  

Archived High Energy Theory Seminar Schedules:
Fall 2005, Spring 2005, 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).

Other Caltech seminars: Other local seminars of interest: Recent hep-th papers from nearby institutes

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