Workshop photos can be viewed here.
LHC Stretching Exercise
The "data" will be presented on Monday morning at Gordy Kane's
talk. Everyone is encouraged to figure out the underlying theory just
as they will for the LHC. There will be an extended session on Wednesday
afternoon devoted to discussing the implications of collider data to
stringy physics. The answer will be revealed on Friday before the conference
concludes.
The
complete talk by Gordy Kane
LHC Data from talk by Gordy Kane
Gordy's Black Box Revealed
Bus Service
Please note, for participants attending the String Phenomenology Workshop
(March 28  April 1, 2005) immediately following the N=1 Workshop, at
Perimeter Institute, there will be buses leaving the Fields Institute
on Sunday, March 27, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. travelling to the
Four Points Sheraton in Kitchener/Waterloo. There will be signup sheets
available to reserve a seat.
Accommodation/Travel:
String Phenomenology workshop participants will be staying at the Four
Points Sheraton in Kitchener and a shuttle will run between the
hotel and PI daily.
Although noninvited participants are responsible for covering
their own accommodation costs, you can take advantage of the corporate
rate at the Four Points Sheraton at $105/night. To make a reservation,
please call them at (519)7444141 and tell them you are with the "Perimeter
Institute reservation".
The Four Points Sheraton is located in downtown Kitchener, at 105 King
Street East.
For more information, please see their website at: www.fourpoints.com/kitchener
If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact
Jessica Harrison at jharrison@perimeterinstitute.ca
or at (519)5697600, ext. 6051
Overview:
String phenomenology is an emerging research area in the rich interdisciplinary
boundaries of string theory, particle physics, and cosmology. Although
research in string phenomenology is motivated by physical questions,
progress often comes from connections to more formal and mathematical
aspects of string theory. These connections include:

How does the Standard Model of particle physics arise from string
theory?: Calabi–Yau manifolds, G_{2 }manifolds, brane
worlds, orientfolds, intersecting D–branes, warped compactifications,
flux compactifications

Can string theory provide a realistic cosmology?: brane cosmology,
tachyon condensation, string field theory, decay of unstable branes,
thermodynamics of strings and branes, Hagedorn temperature, models
of inflation, time–dependent backgrounds

What are the experimental signatures of string theory?: brane
worlds, extra dimensions, signatures of short distance physics from
early universe cosmology, cosmic strings
It is truly an exciting time in cosmology where experiments have produced
and are continuing to yield an abundance of precision data. Similarly,
collider experiments at Fermilab, SLAC and CERN, as well as precision
low–energy experiments, have the potential to make remarkable new
discoveries in particle physics in the next five years. Hence string
phenomenology is both a timely and exciting topic of a workshop in 2005.
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