High Energy Theory Seminars: Fall 2007All seminars will be held in 469 Lauritsen on Fridays at 11AM, unless otherwise noted. The organizer for this seminar is Joseph Marsano (). 
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
Slides 
*Sep 12* *1pm* 
Sergey
Cherkis (Trinity College, Dublin) 
Bows
and Quivers: Instantons on ALF Spaces 
pdf 
Sep 14 
Lara Anderson
(Oxford)

Mtheory
on Singular G_2 Spaces 
pdf 
Sep 21 
Amos
Yarom (Munich) 
Heavy
Ion
Collisions and
AdS/CFT 
ppt 
Sep
28 *1pm* 
Per Kraus (UCLA) 
AdS/CFT
for Fundamental Strings 

Oct 5 
Shamit Kachru (Stanford) 
Stringy
instantons, geometric transitions, and dynamical SUSY breaking 
pdf 
Oct 12 
David Shih (IAS) 
The
Phenomenology of (Extra)Ordinary Gauge Mediation 

Oct 12 1pm 
Luca
Mazzucato (TelAviv) 
Supersymmetry
breaking vacua from Mtheory fivebranes 

Oct 19 
Sergio Ferrara (CERN and UCLA) 
Properties
of BPS and nonBPS Attractors in Diverse Dimensions 

Oct 26 
Jon Heckman (Harvard) 
A
Cascading Quiver and the MSSM 
ppt 
*Oct 31* *1pm* 
Marlene Weiss (CERN & Zurich) 
Nonperturbative
effects in matrix models and topological strings 
pdf 
Nov 2 
Luca Grisa (NYU) 
Tales
from a Braneworld 

*Nov 7* *2pm* 
Volker Braun (Penn) 
CalabiYau
Metrics and the Solutions of the Laplacian 

Nov 9 
Umut Gursoy (Ecole Polytechnique) 
Exploring
holographic approaches to QCD 
pdf 
Nov 16 
Niklas Beisert (Potsdam) 
Spectral
Curve
for the
Heisenberg Ferromagnet and AdS/CFT 
pdf 
Nov 16 *1pm* 
Oscar
Varela (Imperial) 
AdS
spacetimes and KaluzaKlein consistency 
pdf 
*Nov 21* *2pm* 
Akin
Wingerter (OSU) 
MSSMlike
Models from Strings 
pdf 
Nov 23 
No Talk 
Thanksgiving 

Nov 30 
Julian Sonner (DAMTP) 
Geometric
Phases in String Theory 

Nov 30 *1pm* 
Ari Pakman (Stony Brook) 
Progress
in AdS_3/CFT_2 

Dec 7 
Michael Dine (Santa Cruz) 
Symmetries
in String Theory 
ppt 
Dec 14 
Andy Neitzke (IAS) 
Comments
on the holomorphic anomaly for closed and open topological strings 

Dec 21 
No Talk 
Happy
Holidays 
