THEMATIC PROGRAMS

September  2, 2014

Thematic Program on The Geometry of String Theory 2004 - 2005

A joint program of the Perimeter Institute and the Fields Institute

Workshop on Gravitational Aspects of String Theory
May 2-6, 2005
(to be held at the Fields Institute)

Organizing Cttee: P. Kraus, D. Marolf, A. Peet

Revised Schedule:

Monday, May 2
9:00
REGISTRATION & MORNING COFFEE
9:30
Gary Horowitz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Holographic Description of a Cosmological Singularity
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
Shiraz Minwalla, Tata Institute and Harvard University
Plasma Balls in Confining Large N Gauge Theories
12:00
BREAK FOR LUNCH
2:00
Short talks
3:00
AFTERNOON TEA
3:30 free time
4:30 RECEPTION
Tuesday, May 3
9:00
MORNING COFFEE
9:30
Bernard de Wit, Utrecht University
Variational principles for BPS black hole entropy
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
Antoine Van Proeyen, K.U. Leuven - Belgium
The geometry and landscape of supergravity
12:00
BREAK FOR LUNCH
2:00
Jerome Gauntlett, Imperial College
AdS solutions and some deformations
3:00
AFTERNOON TEA
Wednesday, May 4
9:00
MORNING COFFEE
9:30
"The Fellowship of the Ring"
Harvey Reall,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Supersymmetric black rings
10:00 "The Fellowship of the Ring"
David Mateos, Perimeter Institute
Microscopics of black rings
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
"The Fellowship of the Ring"
Henriette Elvang, University of California, Santa Barbara
Non-supersymmetric black rings
11:30 "The Fellowship of the Ring"
Roberto Emparan, Universitat de Barcelona
Nutty black rings and 4D black holes
12:00
BREAK FOR LUNCH
afternoon free
3:00 AFTERNOON TEA
Thursday, May 5
9:00
MORNING COFFEE
9:30
Alex Maloney, SLAC and Stanford University
Stringy resolution of null singularities
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
Renata Kallosh, Stanford University
A simple example of moduli fixing
12:00
BREAK FOR LUNCH
2:00
Miguel Costa, Porto University
Chronology protection in string theory
3:00
AFTERNOON TEA
Friday, May 6
9:00
MORNING COFFEE
9:30
Eva Silverstein, Stanford University
The uses of tachyons
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
Sumit Das, University of Kentucky
Time dependent backgrounds in 2D string theory
12:00
Simon Ross, University of Durham
Non-supersymmetric smooth geometries and D1-D5-P bound states
1:00 BREAK FOR LUNCH
afternoon free
3:00 AFTERNOON TEA

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