High Energy Theory Seminars: Winter 2007All seminars will be held in 469 Lauritsen on Fridays at 11AM, unless otherwise noted. The organizer for this seminar is Joseph Marsano (). 
Date and time  Speaker (Affiliation) 
Title  Slides etc. 

Jan 5  
Jan 12  Ivo Sachs (LMU München)  Openclosed string correspondence in background independent string field theory  
Jan 19  Veronika Hubeny (Durham) 
Decoding bulk geometry from gauge theory correlators  
Jan 26  Eva Silverstein (Stanford) 
New Dimensions for Wound Strings and Dduality  
Jan 29 11am 
Chris Hull (Imperial)  Nongeometric String Backgrounds  
Feb 2  Hermann Nicolai (AEI)  Infinite dimensional R symmetries in Mtheory  
Feb 9  Ashoke Sen (HRI)  Extremal Black Hole Entropy I  pdf1 pdf2 
Feb 16  Ofer Aharony (Weizmann, Stanford) 
On the CFT/AdS correspondence and massive gravitons  
Feb 16 1:00 pm 
Tohru Eguchi (Tokyo) 
Liouville Field, Modular Forms, and Elliptic Genera  
Feb 23  Katrin Becker (Texas A&M) 
Moduli Stabilization in NonGeometric Backgrounds 
ppt pdf ps 
March 2  Pavel Kovtun (KITP) 
Quantum critical transport, duality, and Mtheory 

March 9  Samuel Vazquez (UCSB)  Reconstructing BPS Geometries from N=4 SYM  ppt pdf 
March 9 1:00 pm 
Kirill Krasnov (Perimeter) 
Renormalizable Nonmetric Gravity?  
March 16  Kirill Saraikin (Harvard)  Extremal Black Hole Entropy and Topological Strings  
March 23  Andrew Waldron (Davis)  Higher Spins, Lichnerowicz Algebras, and Superparticles  
March 30  Hubert Saleur (USC)  Logarithmic conformal field theories and supergroup sigma models  
April 6  Zvi Bern (UCLA)  Three Loop Superfiniteness of N=8 Supergravity  
April 13  Mark Van Raamsdonk (UBC)  Aspects of Quantum Mechanics / Gravity Duality  
April 13 1:00 pm 
Emeri Sokatchev (LPTHE) 
N=4 SYM theory in twistor harmonic superspace  
April 20  Bogdan Florea (SLAC) 
Metastable quivers in string compactifications 

April 27  Ian Swanson (IAS)  TBA  
May 4  Joshua Davis (UCLA) 
5D Black Holes and Strings with Higher Derivatives  
May 9 1:00 pm 
Lilia Anguelova
(QMUL) 
Metastable SUSY Breaking and Supergravity at Finite Temperature  
May 11  Sumit Das (Kentucky)  Null Singularities and their Gauge Theory Duals  
May 18  No Speaker  No Seminar  
May 25  L Fernando Alday (Utrecht) 
Gluon scattering amplitudes at strong coupling  
May 25 1:00 pm 
Xi Yin (Harvard) 
Superconformal ChernSimonsMatter Theories  
June 1  Norihiro Iizuka (KITP) 
Attractors and Spinning Strings  
June 1 1:00 pm 
Sean Hartnoll (KITP) 
Topology change and new phases of N=4 SYM theory  
June 8  (no seminar)  commencement 