String Seminar

Starting with the Spring semester (2001)the seminars will be at 2:00PM

Center for Theoretical Physics, Building 6, Third Floor Seminar Room, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Schedule of Talks

Thursday, February 8, 2001 at 1:00PM
D-type Gravitational Instantons from String Theory
Sergey Cherkis
UCLA

Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 1:00PM
Traveling Faster than the Speed of Light in Non-commutative Geometry
Aki Hashimoto
IAS

Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 1:00PM
Localizing gravity on smooth branes
Yuri Shirman
California Institute of Technology

Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 2:00PM (NOTE New time)
Tachyon instability and Kondo type models
Anatoly Konechny
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Thursday, March 15, 2001 at 2:00PM (NOTE New time)
A Large N duality for N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories
Cumrun Vafa
Harvard University

Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 2:00PM (NOTE New time)
Some results on AdS_3 and the D1-D5 system
Samir Mathur
Ohio State University

Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 2:00PM(NOTE New time)
The BPS fundamental membrane and exceptional theta correspondences
Boris Pioline
Harvard University

Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 2:00PM(NOTE New time)
D-branes on Orbifolds
Ben Craps
University of Chicago

Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 2:00PM(NOTE New time)
Kerr-AdS Black Holes and the AdS/CFT Correspondence
Adel Awad
University of Kentucky/MIT

Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 12noon(note new time)
D-branes, mirror symmetry and counting holomorphic discs
Mina Aganagic
Harvard University

Thursday May 3, 2001, 12:00noon (note change in time)

``Understanding fluxes in K-theory"
Eric Gimon
Princeton University

Thursday May 10, 2001, 2:00PM
``Fluxbranes in String Theory"

Andrew Strominger

Harvard University

Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 2:00PM(NOTE New time)
``Intersecting Branes and N=2 AdS/CFT"
Douglas Smith
University of Durham, UK

Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 2:00PM(NOTE New time)
``Low energy description of the decay of supersymmetric states"
Philip Argyres
Cornell University