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, Dbranes and Counting Holomorphic Discs[Slides][Aud][Cam] 
Wednesday, February 14
10:00 am 
Jerome Gauntlett
Queen Mary 
Wrapping MBranes 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 RamondRamond 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, NonCommutative 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 NonCommutative Geometry[Aud] 
Thursday, March 22
1:30 pm 
Jacques Distler
Texas 
Torsion Dbranes in NonGeometric 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 
Spacetime 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 
GaugeInvariant Couplings of Noncommutative Branes to RamondRamond Backgrounds[Slides][Aud][Cam] 
Thursday, April 19
1:30 pm 
Ashoke Sen
HarishChandra Institute 
Tachyons and Open Strings I[Slides][Aud][Cam] 
Tuesday, April 24
12:30 pm 
Ashoke Sen
HarishChandra 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 Dbranes[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 MTheory on Special Holonomy Spaces[Slides][Aud][Cam] 
Tuesday, May 29
12:30 pm 
Itzhak Bars
USC 
2TPhysics 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 
SeibergWitten Transforms of Noncommutative Solitons[Aud] 