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ITP Program
on
M-Theory

January 29 - June 29, 2001
Coordinators:
S. Giddings
S. Kachru
E. Silverstein
giddings@physics.ucsb.edu skachru@stanford.edu evas@slac.stanford.edu


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Seminars in Small Seminar Room unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, January 30
12:30 pm
Organizational Meeting
Thursday, February 1
2:00 pm
Anton Kapustin
IAS
Ruminations on Open String Field Theory[Aud]
Tuesday, February 6
12:30 pm
Raphael Bousso
ITP
de Sitter space and the Lambda - N conjecture[Aud][Cam]
Thursday, February 8
2:00 pm
Tom Banks
Rutgers & UC Santa Cruz
TBA (more on de Sitter)[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, February 13
12:30 pm
Mina Aganagic
Harvard
Mirror Symmetry, D-branes and Counting Holomorphic Discs[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Wednesday, February 14
10:00 am
Jerome Gauntlett
Queen Mary
Wrapping M-Branes on Supersymmetric Cycles[Slides]
Thursday, February 15
2:00 pm
Igor Klebanov
Princeton
Supergravity Description of a Cascading Confining Gauge Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, February 20
12:30 pm
Igor Klebanov
Princeton
Gravity Duals of Fractional Branes and Other Backgrounds with Varying Flux[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Thursday, February 22
2:00 pm
Sergei Gukov
Caltech
Applications of Superpotentials Induced by Ramond-Ramond Fluxes[Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, February 27
12:30 pm
Nikita Nekrassov
IHES
Noncommutative Diffeomorphisms[Aud][Cam]
Thursday, March 1
1:30 pm
Savdeep Sethi
Chicago
Triples, Fluxes and Strings[Aud]
Tuesday, March 6
12:30 pm
Stephen Hawking
Cambridge
Living With Ghosts[Slides][Aud]
Main Seminar Room
Thursday, March 8
1:30 pm
Vladimir Kazakov
Ecole Normale Superieure
A Matrix Model for the 2D Black Hole[Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, March 13
12:30 pm
Spenta Wadia
Tata Institute
Matrix Model, Non-Commutative Gauge Theory and Tachyon Potential[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Thursday, March 15
1:30 pm
Chris Hull
Queen Mary
Strongly Coupled Gravity and Duality[Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, March 20
12:30 pm
Nissan Itzhaki
UC Santa Barbara
Traveling Faster than the Speed of Light in Non-Commutative Geometry[Aud]
Thursday, March 22
1:30 pm
Jacques Distler
Texas
Torsion D-branes in Non-Geometric Phases[Aud]
Tuesday, March 27
12:30 pm
Washington Taylor
MIT & Steve Giddings, UCSB
An Introduction to String Field Theory[Aud]
Thursday, March 29
1:30 pm
Tamiaki Yoneya
Tokyo
Space-time Uncertainties and Noncommutativity in String Theory[Aud]
Tuesday, April 3
12:30 pm
Eva Silverstein
SLAC
Closed String Tachyons, AdS/CFT, and Large N QCD[Aud][Cam]
Thursday, April 5
1:30 pm
Clifford Johnson
Durham
Further Aspects of the Enhancon[Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, April 10
12:30 pm
Hirosi Ooguri
Caltech
Strings in AdS3 and the SL(2,R) WZW Model[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Thursday, April 12
1:30 pm
Michael Peskin
SLAC
What String Theorists Need to Know about e+e- Linear Colliders[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, April 17
12:30 pm
Sunil Mukhi
Tata Institute
Gauge-Invariant Couplings of Noncommutative Branes to Ramond-Ramond Backgrounds[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Thursday, April 19
1:30 pm
Ashoke Sen
Harish-Chandra Institute
Tachyons and Open Strings I[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, April 24
12:30 pm
Ashoke Sen
Harish-Chandra Institute
Tachyons and Open Strings II[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Thursday, April 26
1:30 pm
Oleg Andreev
HU Berlin
Variations on a Theme by Boundary String Field Theory[Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, May 1
12:30 pm
Nemanja Kaloper
Stanford
Small Numbers from Tunneling Between Brane Throats[Aud][Cam]
Thursday, May 3
1:30 pm
Andreas Karch
MIT
Localized Gravity in String Theory[Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, May 8
12:30pm
Erik Verlinde
Princeton
CFT & FRW[Aud][Cam]
Thursday, May 10
1:30 pm
Constantin Bachas
LPTENS
Curved Space D-branes[Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, May 15
12:30pm
Jeff Harvey
Chicago
Noncommutative Field Theory and Lorentz Violation[Aud][Cam]
Thursday, May 17
12:00 pm (SPECIAL TIME)
Steve Giddings
UCSB
Hierarchies from Warped String Compactifications[Slides][Aud]
Tuesday, May 22
12:30 pm
Oliver DeWolfe
ITP
Stability of AdS_p x M_q Compactifications without Supersymmetry[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Thursday, May 24
1:30 pm
Mirjam Cvetic
U. Penn
Compactifications of M-Theory on Special Holonomy Spaces[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Tuesday, May 29
12:30 pm
Itzhak Bars
USC
2T-Physics 2001[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Thursday, May 31
4:00 pm
Michael Graesser
UC Santa Cruz
Brane World Susy Breaking[Slides][Aud]
Main Seminar Room
Tuesday, June 12
12:30 pm
Herman Verlinde
Princeton
SL(2,Z) Duality and Fractal Phase Diagram in SYM/NCOS Theory[Aud]
Thursday, June 14
1:30pm
Hirosi Ooguri
Caltech
Seiberg-Witten Transforms of Noncommutative Solitons[Aud]