High Energy Theory Informal Meeting Autumn/Winter 2008

This meeting is for relatively informal discussions of topics that happen to be interesting us - occasionally we also have a formal seminar.
If you have ideas or suggestions, please let Sakura Schafer-Nameki know.
The location of this meeting is Interaction Room, 4th floor, Downs/Lauritsen.

Tuesdays, 2pm
24. September
John Schwarz
Superconformal Chern-Simons Theories
30. September
Sakura Schafer-Nameki
SUSY breaking in F-theory GUTs
7. October
Masahito Yamazaki
(Tokyo)
Chern-Simons quivers and AdS4/CFT3 correspondence
14. October
Matt Buckley
Dark matter and dark radiation
21. October
Matt Johnson
An obstacle to populating the string theory landscape
28. October
Ketan Vyas
Surface Operators and Seiberg Duality
4. November
Alexander Braverman
(Brown)
Cohomology of certain instanton moduli spaces and
representations of affine Lie algebras
11. November
Masahito Yamazaki
(Tokyo)
Heterotic-F theory duality revisited
18. November
2pm
Lauritsen 248!!
Hans Jockers
(Stanford)
Effective superpotentials and open-/closed-string mirror symmetry
18. November
4pm
Downs 103!!
Lance Dixon
(Stanford)
Gluon scattering in N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory
from weak to strong coupling
25. November
Kirill Saraikin
OSV and Hybrid Superstrings
Ref: 0811.1758
2. December
Jaewon Song
Superconformal Indices for N=4, 5 Chern-Simons Theories
10. December!!
Lauritsen 469!!
Michael Mulligan
(Stanford)
Holography and Dynamical Critical Phenomena
15. December!!
Lauritsen 469!!
Stanley Deser
Cosmological Topologically massive gravity
23. December
Christmas
Happy Holidays!