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String/Gravity Theory Seminar

Wednesday, 2pm

MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, Cosman Seminar room 6C-442

Organizers: Barton Zwiebach and Hong Liu

September 15th
Emanuel Katz, Boston University


September 22nd

``N=2 Supersymmetric theories and 4d/2d correspondences"
Cumrun Vafa, Harvard

September 29th
"N=2 Sigma Models for Ramond-Ramond Backgrounds".
Nathan Berkovits, Universidade Estadual, Brazil

October 6th
"Symmetry constraints on counterterms in N=8 supergravity"
Henriette Elvang, University of Michigan

October 13th
`` Overview of Wall-Crossing"
Greg Moore, Rutgers

October 15th, Friday Special seminar note day and place
Ayasil Conference Room
``Quantum Phase Transitions in holographic Superfluids
at finite baryon and isospin chemical potentials"
Patrick Kerner, Max Planck Inst., Munich


October 20th
``Collective Field Mapping of AdS Space-Time
Antal Jevicki, Brown University

October 27th
"Drilling Where The Wood Is Deep: Toward The
Solution Of An Old SUSY Problem."
S. James Gates, U Maryland/MIT

November 3rd
``The exact superconformal R-Symmetry in three dimensions minimizes Z”
Daniel Jafferis, IAS

November 10th
`How Do Black Holes Predict the Sign of the Fourier Coefficients of Siegel Modular Forms?'
Ashooke Sen, HRI, India

November 17th
``From N=4 Super Yang-Mills to Superconformal QCD''
Leonardo Rastelli, SUNY, Stony Brook

Novemer 24th (no seminar due to Thanksgiving)

December 1st NOTE: This week only held in 4-331 Duboc room in building 6c-CMT
``Electron stars and metallic quantum criticality"
Sean Hartnoll, Harvard

December 8th
``Constraining F-theory Model Building"
Sakura Schafer-Nameki, King's College, London



"Microscopic Realization of the Kerr/CFT correspondence"

Monica Guica, IP, Saclay

See you in the Spring 2011