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Timetable (MTHW02)

M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry

Monday 11th February 2002 to Friday 15th February 2002

Monday 11th February 2002
10:00 to 10:50 Registation \& Coffee
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
10:50 to 11:00 Welcome and Introduction by Sir John Kingman and Lars Brink
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
11:00 to 11:30 S Das ([Tata & Kentucky])
Thermality in AdS and dS spacetimes and holography
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
11:30 to 12:00 M Berkooz ([Weizman])
Non-local string theories
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
12:00 to 12:30 D Olive ([Wales, Swansea])
Hyperbolic Lie algebras
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INI 1
12:30 to 14:30 Lunch
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
14:30 to 15:00 J Gauntlett ([QMUL])
Supergravity duals of wrapped branes
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
15:00 to 15:30 B Stefanski ([Albert-Einstein])
(Non-BPS) Dirichlet branes, orientifolds and K-theory
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
15:30 to 16:00 Tea
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
16:00 to 16:30 D Mateos (University of Cambridge)
Tachyons, supertubes and supersymmetric braneanti-brane systems
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INI 1
16:30 to 17:00 B Pioline ([Paris 6])
Exceptional theta series and the quantum BPS membrane
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
17:00 to 17:30 S Ross ([Durham])
The enhancon made simple
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INI 1
17:45 to 00:00 Wine Reception
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
Tuesday 12th February 2002
10:00 to 11:00 M Atiyah ([Edinburgh])
K-theory and charges
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
11:00 to 11:30 Coffee
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
11:30 to 12:00 B Kors ([Spinoza])
Intersecting branes: phenomenology and geometry
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
12:00 to 12:30 E Rabinovici ([Hebrew])
TBA
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
12:30 to 14:30 Lunch
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
14:30 to 15:00 P West ([KCL])
Symmetries of M-Theory
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
15:00 to 15:30 M Staudacher ([MPI Golm])
Maldacena-Wilson loops
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
15:30 to 16:00 Tea
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
16:00 to 16:30 P de Medeiros ([QMUL])
Conformal topological Yang-Mills theory and de Sitter holography
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
16:30 to 17:00 G Ferretti ([Goteborg])
Fractional branes and N = 1 gauge theories
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
Wednesday 13th February 2002
10:00 to 11:00 M Douglas (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
D-branes on Calabi-Yau manifolds
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
11:00 to 11:30 Coffee
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
11:30 to 12:00 P Townsend (University of Cambridge)
WZ solitons near the CMS
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
12:00 to 12:30 K Lee ([KIAS])
The Topological sector of the deconstructed six-dimensional theories
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
12:30 to 14:30 Lunch
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
Thursday 14th February 2002
10:00 to 11:00 G Gibbons (University of Cambridge)
Conifolds in M-Theory
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
11:00 to 11:30 Coffee
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
11:30 to 12:00 M Reall ([QMUL])
The limits of uniqueness
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
12:00 to 12:30 M Bianchi ([Rome])
Holographic renormalisation
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
12:30 to 14:30 Lunch
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
14:30 to 15:00 I Brunner ([CERN])
Orientifolds of curved backgrounds: Geometry and CFT
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
15:00 to 15:30 N Obers ([Spinoza])
Black holes on cylinders
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
15:30 to 16:00 Tea
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
16:00 to 16:30 E Kiritsis ([Crete])
NS5 brane distributions at weak coupling
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
16:30 to 17:00 JB Gutowski ([QMUL])
Moduli spaces of supersymmetric solutions
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
19:30 to 00:00 Conference Dinner - Trinity College Old Kitchen
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
Friday 15th February 2002
10:00 to 11:00 N Berkovits ([Estadual Paulista])
Covariant quantization of the superstring and supermembrane
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
11:00 to 11:30 Coffee
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
11:30 to 12:00 S Kovacs (University of Cambridge)
Instanton corrections to circular Wilson loops in N=4 supersymmetric Yang--Mills
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
12:00 to 12:30 A Hashimoto ([IAS])
Observables of string field theory
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
12:30 to 14:30 Lunch
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
14:30 to 15:00 G Lifchytz ([Haifa])
Probing black holes
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INI 1
15:00 to 15:30 G Papdopoulos ([KCL])
Penrose limits and maximal supersymmetric solutions in string and M-theories
Session: M-Theory, Gravity and Geometry
INI 1
15:30 to 16:00 Tea
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16:00 to 16:30 A Klemm ([Humboldt])
N = 1 superpotentials and localisation
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INI 1
16:30 to 17:00 SJ Rey (Seoul National University)
A little wand of deconstruction
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INI 1
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