High Energy Theory Informal Meeting Winter/Spring 2009

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 469 Lauritsen.

Wednesdays, 2.45pm
14. January
Matt Johnson
Extremal limits and black hole entropy
21. January
Sergei Gukov
Introduction into BPS invariants and their wall crossing I
28. January
Sergei Gukov
Introduction into BPS invariants and their wall crossing II
4. February
Joe Marsano
Dark Matter: Recent Experiments and some Potential Implications
Ref: 0810.0713, 0812.2075
11. February
Chang-Soon Park
String theory realizations of non-relativistic conformal field theories
Ref: 0807.1111, 0807.1100, 0807.1099
18. February
Arthur Lipstein
Landscape of superconducting membranes
Ref: 0901.1160
25. February
Masahito Yamazaki
Melting Toric Calabi-Yau Manifolds
Ref: 0811.2801
4. March
Kirill Saraikin
On two-parametric topological string
11. March
Ricardo Monteiro
(DAMTP)
Thermodynamic instability of rotating black holes
18. March
Lisa Randall
Flavour Physics from F-theory
25. March
Lisa Randall
Searching for Unconventional Dark Matter
31. March
Special Date!
Cosmas Zachos (ANL)
Basics of ternary algebras and their underlying Nambu brackets
8. April
2.45pm!!
John Schwarz
Overview of recent work in AdS/CFT I
15. April
2.45pm!!
John Schwarz
Overview of recent work in AdS/CFT II
22. April
2.45pm!!
No Seminar
No Seminar
29. April
2.45pm!!
Andrei Mikhailov
Pure Spinors in AdS
6. May
2.45pm!!
Tudor Dimofte
The Volume Conjecture and Topological Strings
Ref: 0903.2084
13. May
2.45pm!!
Matt Johnson
Dynamical compactification from de Sitter space
20. May
2.45pm!!
Sergei Gukov
Surface Operators in N=2 Gauge Theories and Instanton Counting
27. May
2.45pm!!
Chang-Soon Park
Supersymmetric non-relativistic geometries in M-theory
3. June
2.45pm!!
Nikolay Bobev (USC)
Supersymmetric IIB Solutions with Schrodinger Symmetry