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Avatars of M-Theory
June 5-8, 2001
Organizers: S. Giddings, S. Kachru, E. Silverstein, W. Taylor

All sessions to be held in ITP Main Seminar Room unless otherwise specified.



Tuesday,
June 5, 2001
8:00 am
Registration ITP Lobby
8:45 am
Daniel Hone
(Deputy Director, ITP)
Welcome to the ITP[Aud][Cam]
Steven Giddings
(UCSB)
Welcome to the Conference[Aud][Cam]
9:00 am
Joseph Polchinski
(ITP, UCSB)
Hierarchies from Fluxes[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:55 am
Jan De Boer
(Univ. of Amsterdam)
Point Particles in AdS3 and All That [Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:50 am
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:20 am
Nima Arkani-Hamed
(Harvard/UC Berkeley)
Deconstructing Dimensions [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:15 pm
Lunch ITP Front Patio
2:00 pm
Mina Aganagic
(Harvard)
Mirror Symmetry, Disk Instantons and a G2 Flop[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2:55 pm
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
3:45 pm
Cumrun Vafa
(Harvard)
Dualities as Geometric Transitions[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:00 pm
Special Event:
Light Reception
ITP Front Patio
6:00 pm
Special Event:
Buffet Dinner
ITP Front Patio
Wednesday,
June 6, 2001
   
9:00 am
Thomas Banks
(Rutgers/UC Santa Cruz)
Holography and Cosmology[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:55 am
Gregory Moore
(Rutgers)
Komments on Brane Charges [Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:50 am
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:20 am
Eva Silverstein
(SLAC)
Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:15 pm
Lunch ITP Front Patio
2:00 pm
Bobby Acharya
(Rutgers)
M-theory, Singular G2-Holonomy Spaces and N=1 Theories in Four Dimensions[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2:55 pm
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
3:45 pm
Edward Witten
(Institute for Advanced Study)
M-Theory Dynamics On A Manifold of G2 Holonomy[Slides][Aud][Cam]
Thursday,
June 7, 2001
9:00 am
Juan Maldacena
(Institute for Advanced Study)
Eternal Black Holes in AdS[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:55 am
Gary Horowitz
(UCSB)
Fate of the Black String Instability [Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:50 am
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:20 am
Barton Zwiebach
(MIT)
Vacuum String Field Theory and the Sliver State [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:15 pm
Lunch ITP Front Patio
2:00 pm
Savas Dimopoulos
(Stanford)
Way Beyond the Standard Model[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2:55 pm
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
3:45 pm
Ashoke Sen
(Mehta Research Institute)
Vacuum String Field Theory and D-brane Solutions[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:00 pm
Special Event:
Light Reception
ITP Front Patio
6:00 pm
Special Event:
Buffet Dinner
ITP Front Patio
Friday,
June 8, 2001
9:00 am
Igor Klebanov
(Princeton)
Remarks on Gravity Duals of N=1 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:55 am
David Gross
(ITP, UCSB)
Split String Field Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:50 am
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:20 am
Duiliu-Emanuel Diaconescu
(Institute for Advanced Study)
D-Branes and Categories [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:15 pm
Lunch ITP Front Patio
2:00 pm
Willy Fischler
(Univ. of Texas, Austin)
The Acceleration of the Universe, a Challenge for String Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2:55 pm
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
3:45 pm
John Schwarz
(Caltech)
Anomaly Analysis of Brane-Antibrane Systems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:40 pm
Joseph Polchinski
(ITP, UCSB)
Conference Summary[Aud][Cam]
5:00 pm
End of Conference
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