# string gravity

Wednesday at 2:00pm

Center for Theoretical Physics, NE25

4th floor seminar room, 5 Cambridge Center

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

##### Organizers

Dan Freedman, Brian Wecht

**Spring** **2006** schedule of talks

**Monday, January 30,** 2:00PM ( note day)

*Gauge theory, mirror symmetry and geometric Langlands duality*

**Anton Kapustin**

Cal Tech

**February 1,**

*Pure Spinor formalism as an N=2 Topological String
*

**Nathan Berkovits**

IFT, Sao Paulo

**February 8**, no seminar due to Joint Theory seminar

**February 16**, Thursday (note day)

*D-branes in non-critical superstrings*

**Jan Troost**

LPT-ENS

**February 22** no seminar Holiday

**March 1** no seminar due to Joint Theory seminar

**March 8**

*From AdS3/CFT2 to Black Hole/Topological String*

**Xi Yin
**Harvard

**March 15**

*Pure Spinor Type Covariant Quantization of Superbranes*

**Yoichi Kazama**

U Tokyo

**March 22**no seminar due to Joint Theory seminar

**March 29**no seminar Spring break

**April 5**

*Dynamical SUSY Breaking in Meta-Stable Vacua*

**Ken Intriligator**

UC, San Diego/IAS

**April 12** no seminar due to Joint Theory seminar

**April 14**, Friday (note day and time) 3:00PM

*Gauge Theories, Strings and Cosmology*

**Igor Klebanov
**Princeton

**April 19**

*D terms from D-branes, Gauge Invariance and Moduli Stabilization in flux Compactifications*

**Giovanni Villadoro**

Harvard

**April 26**

*Black Rings, Geometric Transitions and Black Hole Microstates*

**Iosif Bena**

IAS

**May 3** note special time 4:30PM

*Ghost D-branes*

**Takuya Okuda**

UCSB

**May 10**

*On the origin of gravatational thermodynamics*

**Joan Simon**

U Pennsylvania

**May 17**

*Conformal frames and algebraic structures in string field theory*

**Leonardo Rastelli**

YITP, StonyBrook

End of semester.