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Start Time:

27 March 2008 at 08:30

Ends On:

4 April 2008

Location:

Trieste - Italy

Venue:

LB (Main Lecture Hall); only on 27/3 afternoon: Kastler Lecture Hall, AGH

Organizer(s):

J. de Boer, E. Gava, S. Kachru, K.S. Narain, S. Randjbar-Daemi

Collaboration(s):

SISSA & INFN

Description:

The Aim of the activity is to provide pedagogical treatment of these subjects in the form of a series of lectures by individual speakers. The activity is intended for theoretical physicists or mathematicians with knowledge of quantum field theory, general relativity and string theory.

TOPICS:

• Physics of Black Holes / Black Rings
• Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking
• String Cosmology
• The String Landscape
• Physics Beyond the Standard Model
• Gauge / Gravity Correspondence
• Mathematics of String Theory


LECTURERS INCLUDE:

R. BOUSSO (UC Berkeley)
J. de BOER (University of Amsterdam)
R. EMPARAN (ICREA & Universitat de Barcelona)
S. KACHRU (Stanford University & SLAC)
G. MOORE (Rutgers University)
L. McALLISTER (Cornell University)
S. MINWALLA (TIFR)
Y. NOMURA (UC Berkeley)
A. SEN (HRI)

Material:

27 March 2008
08:30
09:15
REGISTRATION
45'
09:15
09:30
OPENING
15'
09:30
11:30
Dirac Medal Ceremony
02h00'


11:30
14:00
Lunch Break
02h30'
PLEASE NOTE: THURSDAY 27 MARCH 2008 AFTERNOON LECTURES WILL BE HELD IN THE KASTLER LECTURE HALL AT THE ADRIATICO GUESTHOUSE. ALL THE OTHER LECTURES WILL BE HELD IN THE MAIN LECTURE HALL AT THE MAIN BUILDING.
27 March 2008
14:00
15:00
Fluid Dynamics from Black Branes - Lecture 1
01h00'
S. Minwalla
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
15:15
16:15
The Cosmological Constant Problem and the Landscape of String Theory - Lecture 1
01h00'
R. Bousso
University of California at Berkeley, USA
16:30
17:30
Fluid Dynamics from Black Branes - Lecture 2
01h00'
S. Minwalla
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
28 March 2008
09:00
10:00
The Cosmological Constant Problem and the Landscape of String Theory - Lecture 2
01h00'
R. Bousso
University of California at Berkeley, USA
10:15
11:15
Fluid Dynamics from Black Branes - Lecture 3
01h00'
S. Minwalla
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
11:30
12:30
Black hole microstates - Lecture 1
01h00'
J. de Boer
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
12:30
14:30
Lunch Break
02h00'
14:30
15:30
The Cosmological Constant Problem and the Landscape of String Theory - Lecture 3
01h00'
R. Bousso
University of California at Berkeley, USA
15:45
16:45
Discussion Session
01h00'
17:30
19:30
RECEPTION
02h00'
29 March 2008
09:00
10:00
Black hole microstates - Lecture 2
01h00'
J. de Boer
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
10:15
11:15
Physics beyond the Standard Model - Lecture 1
01h00'
Y. Nomura
University of California at Berkeley, USA
11:30
12:30
Black hole microstates - Lecture 3
01h00'
J. de Boer
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 March 2008
09:00
10:00
Physics beyond the Standard Model - Lecture 2
01h00'
Y. Nomura
University of California at Berkeley, USA
10:15
11:15
Black holes in higher dimensions - Lecture 1
01h00'
R. Emparan
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
11:30
12:30
ICTP Prize Ceremony
01h00'


Noncommutative Spaces From Strings and Branes
This talk is a very brief historic review of noncommutative space-times and recent developments of physics on noncommutative Moyal spaces which was mainly motivated by string and brane theory.
M.M. Sheikh-Jabbari  (Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, Iran)
12:30
14:30
Lunch Break
02h00'
14:30
15:30
Introduction to modular functions and their application to 2D CFT
01h00'
G. Moore
Rutgers University, USA
15:45
16:30
SEMINAR: Lovelock Gravity at the Crossroads of Palatini and Metric Formulations
45'
M.M. Sheikh-Jabbari
Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, Iran
Extensions of the Einstein-Hilbert Lagrangian to a general functional of metric and Riemann curvature tensor is considered A given such Lagrangian describes two different theories depending on considering connection and metric (Palatini formulation), or only the metric (metric formulation) as independent dynamical degrees of freedom. Equivalence of the Palatini and metric formulations at the level of equations of motion, which as we will argue is a manifestation of the causality based on Einstein relativity, is a physical criterion that restricts form of Lagrangians of modified gravity theories. We prove that within the class of modified gravity theories we consider, only the Lovelock gravity satisfies this requirement.
1 April 2008
09:00
10:00
Physics beyond the Standard Model - Lecture 3
01h00'
Y. Nomura
University of California at Berkeley, USA
10:15
11:15
Black holes in higher dimensions - Lecture 2
01h00'
R. Emparan
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
11:30
12:30
N=2 supersymmetry and the elliptic genus
01h00'
G. Moore
Rutgers University, USA
12:30
14:30
Lunch Break
02h00'
14:30
15:30
Inflation in String Theory - Lecture 1
01h00'
L. McAllister
Cornell University, USA
15:45
16:45
Discussion Session
01h00'
2 April 2008
09:00
10:00
Precision counting of black hole microstates - Lecture 1
01h00'
A. Sen
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, India
10:15
11:15
Black holes in higher dimensions - Lecture 3
01h00'
R. Emparan
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
11:30
12:30
Precision counting of black hole microstates - Lecture 2
01h00'
A. Sen
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, India
12:30
14:30
Lunch Break
02h00'
14:30
15:30
Inflation in String Theory - Lecture 2
01h00'
L. McAllister
Cornell University, USA
15:45
16:45
Discussion Session
01h00'
3 April 2008
09:00
10:00
Precision counting of black hole microstates - Lecture 3
01h00'
A. Sen
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, India
10:15
11:15
Stringy Avatars of Dynamical SUSY Breaking - Lecture 1
01h00'
S. Kachru
Stanford University, USA
11:30
12:30
Inflation in String Theory - Lecture 3
01h00'
L. McAllister
Cornell University, USA
12:30
14:30
Lunch Break
02h00'
14:30
15:30
Stringy Avatars of Dynamical SUSY Breaking - Lecture 2
01h00'
S. Kachru
Stanford University, USA
15:45
16:45
Discussion Session
01h00'
4 April 2008
09:00
10:00
Extremal N=2 CFT's
01h00'
G. Moore
Rutgers University, USA
10:15
11:15
Inflation in String Theory - Lecture 4
01h00'
L. McAllister
Cornell University, USA
11:30
12:30
Whirlwind tour of wall-crossing formulae for BPS states in d=4, N=2 theories
01h00'
G. Moore
Rutgers University, USA
12:30
14:30
Lunch Break
02h00'
14:30
15:30
Stringy Avatars of Dynamical SUSY Breaking - Lecture 3
01h00'
S. Kachru
Stanford University, USA
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