string lunch club

Tuesdays at 12:30pm

Center for Theoretical Physics, building 6
3rd floor seminar room
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The String Lunch Club is a forum for members of the string theory group (and long-term visitors) to discuss their current work with each other. Talks are informal and usually blackboard. All are welcome to attend.

Organizers

Barton Zwiebach and Matt Headrick

Spring 2005 schedule of talks

February 1
How to make an ether -- a bosonnic medium whose collective modes are light-like and electron-like excitations
Xiao-Gang Wen
MIT
 
February 8
Integrability in Yang-Mills and String Theory
Joe Minahan
Uppsala University/MIT
February 15
Beyond U-dualities
Bernard Julia
Ecole Normale, France
February 22 no seminar

 

March 1
Integrability in Yang-Mills and String Theory(part 2)
Joe Minahan
Uppsala University/MIT
 

 

March 8
Black hole geometries from Yang-Mills theories
Guido Festuccia
MIT

 

March 15
Taming the Tachyon in Cubic String Field Theory
Ilia Sigalov
MIT

 

March 22 no talk, spring break


March 29
Rolling the Tachyon in Cubic and Boundary String Field Theory
Valentina Forini
Perugia U/INFN

 

April 5 TALK CANCELLED, THERE WILL BE NO TALK THIS WEEK.
Hawking Radiation and General Covariance in an Effective Field Theory
Sean Robinson
MIT


April 12
Chern-Simons Supergravity
Jorge Zanelli
CECS, Chile
 

 

April 19
Student holiday no seminar

 

April 26
Cascading RG flows from New Sasaki-Einstein Manifolds
Qudsia Jabeen Ejaz
MIT

 

May 3
Volume Stabilization and Brane Inflation at one Loop
Boris Kors
MIT
 
May 10
BPS microstates and the open topological string
Andy Neitzke
Harvard
May 31 and June 7th
Black holes and elementary string states
Ashoke Sen
Harish-Chandra Res. Inst.





 

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