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KITP Program: Fundamental Aspects of Superstring Theory (January 5 - May 29, 2009)
Coordinators: Melanie Becker, Nathan Berkovits, Joe Polchinski

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Time Speaker Title
5/29, 1:30 p.m. Amihay Hanany
Imperial College & KITP
Finding M Theory Duals to Type IIA Backgrounds with RR Fluxes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/28, 12:30 p.m. Matthew Headrick
Brandeis & KITP
Tachyon Actions in String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/27, 10:30 a.m. Sera Cremonini
Univ. of Michigan & KITP
Higher Derivative Corrections and the Violation of the Viscosity to Entropy Bound[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/26, 12:30 p.m. Aaron Bergman
Texas A&M & KITP
Gauge Theories and D-branes at Singularities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/22, 1:30 p.m. Veronika Hubeny
DU & KITP
Dynamical Black Holes and Holographic Dual of Entropy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/21, 12:30 p.m. Emery Sokatchev
LAPTH & KITP
Scattering Amplitudes/Wilson Loops Duality, Dual Conformal Symmetry and all That[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/20, 12:30 p.m. M.Roberts, S.Downes, T.Andrade, A.Amsel
(UCSB)
Short Talks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/20, 10:30 a.m. Stephane Detournay
UCSB
Warped AdS_3 Space-Times in Gravity and String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/19, 12:30 p.m. Geoffrey Compere
UCSB
The Extremal Black Hole/CFT Correspondence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/19, 12:30 p.m. Melanie Becker
Texas A&M & KITP
Overview of 3D Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/18, 12:30 p.m. David Lowe
Brown & KITP
Black Hole Complementarity from AdS/CFT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/14, 12:30 p.m. Rajesh Gopakumar
Harvard & KITP
Galilean Conformal Algebras and AdS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/13, 10:30 a.m. Louis Leblond
Texas A&M & KITP
The Perturbative Regime of Inflation and Loop Corrections[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/12, 2:00 p.m. Nadav Drukker
Humboldt Univ. & KITP
Superprotected N-point Functions of Local Operators in N=4 Supersymmetric Yang-Mills[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/08, 1:30 p.m. Sarah Shandera
Columbia Univ. & KITP
Non-Gaussianity: Observing High-energy Interactions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/07, 12:30 p.m. Koji Hashimoto
Riken & KITP
Nuclear Force from String Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/06, 10:30 a.m. Nick Dorey
Univ. Cambridge & KITP
Spiky Strings and Spin Chains[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/05, 2:00 p.m. David Morrison
UCSB & KITP
Non-geometric Heterotic Compactifications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/01, 1:30 p.m. Joshua Lapan
UCSB
Torsional Geometries and Linear Models[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/30, 12:30 p.m. Joe Polchinski
UCSB & KITP
Holography from CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/28, 2:00 p.m. Amihay Hanany
Imperial College & KITP
Brane Tilings, M2 Branes and Chern Simons Theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/23, 12:30 p.m. Savdeep Sethi
Univ. Chicago & KITP
Non-Geometries, Geometries and Fluxes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/22, 10:30 a.m. Jeff Harvey
Fermi Institute
The Pomeron Contribution to p-p Scattering in AdS/QCD[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/17, 1:30 p.m. All Informal Discussion: Various Issues in Integrability[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/16, 12:30 p.m. Rob Myers
Perimeter Inst. & KITP
Beyond η⁄s = 1⁄4π[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/15, 10:30 a.m. Albion Lawrence
Brandeis Univ. & KITP
Seeing Behind the Horizon of a Black Hole[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/14, 2:00 p.m. Joan Simon
Univ. Edinburgh & KITP
Extremal Black Holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/10, 1:30 p.m. Eva Silverstein
Stanford Univ. & KITP
Discussion on Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/09, 12:30 p.m. Ben Freivogel
UCB & KITP
Review of Measures in Eternal Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/08, 10:30 a.m. Radu Roiban
Penn State & KITP
UV Finiteness of Pohlmeyer-Reduced Form of the AdS_5xS^5 Superstring Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/07, 2:00 p.m. Mukund Rangamani
DU & KITP
Overview of Galilean Holography[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/02, 12:30 p.m. Shamit Kachru
Stanford & KITP
SUSY Breaking, String Theory and All That...[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/01, 10:30 a.m. Eva Silverstein
Stanford Univ. & KITP
F is for Four: Toward 4d Quantum Gravity in String Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/31, 2:30 p.m. Liam McAllister
Cornell & KITP
Advances in Inflation in String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/25, 10:30 a.m. Wati Taylor
MIT & KITP
Freedom and Constraints in the Landscape of Intersecting/Magnetized Branes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/24, 2:00 p.m. Wolfgang Lerche
CERN & KITP
Matrix Factorizations, Disk Instantons and Mirror Symmetry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/16-3/20 Mini-conference: Dualities in Physics and Mathematics
3/13, 1:30 p.m. Ron Donagi
Univ. of Penn & KITP
F-theory Compactifications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/12, 12:30 p.m. Katrin Becker
Texas A&M & KITP
Heterotic Torsional Geometries[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/11, 10:30 a.m. Timo Weigand
Stanford & KITP
Review of D-brane Instantons in Type II Orientifolds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 2:00 p.m. Ruben Minasian
CEA & KITP
Fluxes, Generalized Complex Geometry & Dualities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/06, 10:30 a.m. Thomas Grimm
Bonn Univ. & KITP
GUTS in Type IIB Orientifolds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/05, 12:30 p.m. Soo-Jong Rey
Seoul Natl Univ. & KITP
Aspect of Wilson Loops in AdS_4-ABJM[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/04, 10:30 a.m. Sakura Schafer-Nameki
Caltech & KITP
A Toolkit for F-theory Model Building[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/03, 2:00 p.m. Melanie Becker Texas A&M & KITP Informal Discussion: Flux Compactifications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/26, 10:00 a.m. Juan Maldacena
Princeton, IAS
Conformal Collider Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/25, 10:30 a.m. Didina Serban
CEA & KITP
Pedagogical Lecture: Bethe Equations at Strong Coupling[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 2:00 p.m. Igor Klebanov
Princeton
Warped Conifolds and D-Brane Inflation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 10:30 a.m. Andy Strominger
Harvard & KITP
Chiral Gravity, Log Gravity and Extremal CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/19, 3:30 p.m. Tristan McLoughlin
MPI & KITP
AdS4/CFT3 and Integrability[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/19, 12:30 p.m. Andy Strominger
Harvard & KITP
The Kerr/CFT Correspondence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/18, 10:30 a.m. Volker Schomerus
DESY & KITP
Non-linear Superspace Sigma Models[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/17, 2:00 p.m. Niklas Beisert
MPG/AEI & KITP
Dual (Super) Conformal Symmetry and Integrability in AdS5 x S5[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/13 Conference: Stanleyfest
2/12, 12:30 p.m. Hirosi Ooguri
Caltech
Crystal Melting and Quantum Calabi-Yau[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/11, 10:30 a.m. Stefan Zieme
MPI & KITP
The Virtual Scaling Function of AdS/CFT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/10, 2:00 p.m. Pedro Vieira
MPI & KITP
Luscher Formulas and the Four Loop Konishi Operator[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/09, 2:00 p.m. Charles Thorn
Univ. of Florida & KITP
Lightcone Worldsheet Approaches to Field/String Duality[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/06, 1:30 p.m. Nathan Berkovits
Univ. Sao Paulo & KITP
Perturbative Super-Yang-Mills and the Topological AdS_5 x S^5 String[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/05, 12:30 p.m. Volodya Kazakov
ENS & KITP
Integrability for the Full Spectrum of Planar AdS/CFT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/04, 10:30 a.m. Andrei Mikhailov
Caltech & KITP
Overview of Pure Spinors and Integrability[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/03, 2:00 p.m. Matthias Staudacher
MPI & KITP
Introduction to AdS/CFT Integrability: What Exactly is a Magnon?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 12:15 p.m. Joe Polchinski
KITP
What is String Theory?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
1/30, 1:30 p.m. Pietro Grassi
Univ. Piemonte Orientale & KITP
Informal Discussion of Lower-Dimensional Pure Spinors and Non-Critical Strings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/29, 12:30 p.m. Massimo Bianchi
Univ. Roma & KITP
(Unoriented) T-Folds with Few T's and L-R Asymmetric D-Branes
1/28, 10:30 a.m. Brenno Vallilo
Univ. Andres Bello & KITP
Informal Discussion of Hybrid Formalism and Flux Compactification[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/27, 2:00 p.m. Leonardo Rastelli
Stony Brook Univ. & KITP
Integrability and Holography in the Veneziano Limit?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/26, 10:30 a.m. Nikita Nekrasov
IHES & KITP
Pure Spinors, Beta-Gammas, Super-Yang-Mills and Chern-Simons, part 2[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/23, 10:30 a.m. Nathan Berkovits
Univ. Sao Paulo & KITP
Informal Discussion of Beta-Gamma Systems and Non-Minimal Fields[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/22, 12:30 p.m. Kostas Skenderis
UvA & KITP
BRST Derivation of the Pure Spinor Amplitude Prescription and Anomalies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/21, 10:30 a.m. Edward Frenkel
UCB
Instantons Beyond Topological Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/20, 2:00 p.m. Nikita Nekrasov
IHES & KITP
Pure Spinors, Beta-Gammas, Super-Yang-Mills and Chern-Simons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/20, 10:30 a.m. Everyone Interesting Open Problems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/15, 1:00 p.m. Yuji Okawa
Univ. Tokyo & KITP
The Boundary State from Open String Fields[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/15, 12:00 p.m. Michael Kiermaier
MIT & KITP
Riemann Surfaces in Schnabl Gauge[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/14, 10:00 a.m. Warren Siegel
SUNY & KITP
Projective Superspace[Notes][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/13, 2:00 p.m. Dmitri Sorokin
INFN & KITP
The Complete AdS(4)xCP(3) Superspace for the Type IIA Superstring and D-branes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/12, 2:00 p.m. Luca Mazzucato
Stony Brook Univ. & KITP
Introduction to Pure Spinors IV[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/12, 11:00 a.m. Yuji Okawa
Univ. Tokyo & KITP
Introduction to String Field Theory IV[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/09, 10:00 a.m. All Discussion of String Field Theory and Pure Spinor Review Lectures[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/08, 3:30 p.m. Pierre Vanhove
CEA & KITP
Introduction to Pure Spinors III[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/08, 11:00 a.m. Martin Schnabl
Institute of Physics AS CR & KITP
Introduction to String Field Theory III[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/07, 3:30 p.m. Nathan Berkovits
Univ. Sao Paulo & KITP
Introduction to Pure Spinors II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/07, 11:00 a.m. Barton Zwiebach
MIT & KITP
Introduction to String Field Theory II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/06, 2:00 p.m. Nathan Berkovits
Univ. Sao Paulo & KITP
Introduction to Pure Spinors I[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/06, 11:00 a.m. Barton Zwiebach
MIT & KITP
Introduction to String Field Theory I[Notes][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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