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KITP Conference: QCD and String Theory (Nov 15-19, 2004)
Coordinators: O. Aharony, M. Strassler, M. Beneke, A. Vainshtein

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Monday, November 15, 2004

Morning Session

9:15am David Gross
(KITP)
Welcome [Aud][Cam]
9:30am Julius Kuti
(UCSD)
Bosonic String Formation in QCD [Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:20am MORNING BREAK
10:50am Valentin Zakharov
(MPI Munich)
Two-dimensional vacuum defects in four-dimensional lattice Yang-Mills theory [Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:40am Steven S. Gubser
(Princeton)
Confinement without a mass gap from strings on the deformed conifold [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session

2:00pm Raman Sundrum
(John Hopkins)
Structure and safety from warped compactifications [Slides][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Andreas Karch
(U. Washington)
AdS/CFT without supersymmetry [Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:10pm DISCUSSION From QCD to strings, and back again [Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm SESSION END
5:30pm VAN TO BWSCI


Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Morning Session

9:00am Freddy Cachazo
(IAS)
Computing tree and one-loop amplitudes in gauge theory [Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Zvi Bern
(UCLA)
Loop amplitudes and twistor space [Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:40am MORNING BREAK
11:10am Valentin Khoze
(U. Durham)
MHV rules for amplitudes with Higgs and many gluons [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm DISCUSSION Twistors, strings, and perturbative methods [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session

2:00pm Henri Kowalski
(DESY)
Small-x, diffraction and QCD results from HERA [Slides][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Joe Polchinski
(KITP)
Regge physics in gauge/string duality [Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:10pm Alex Kovner
(U. Connecticut)
Perturbative saturation [Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm DISCUSSION Physics at small-x and high energies [Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SESSION END
5:30pm WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
6:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm VAN TO BWSCI


Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Morning Session

9:00am William Zajc
(Columbia)
RHIC experimental overview: What we have (not) learned [Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Dam Son
(INT, U. Washington)
Viscosity from black hole physics [Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:40am MORNING BREAK
11:10am Edward Shuryak
(SUNY, Stony Brook)
Strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma, in QCD and N=4 SUSY YM [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm DISCUSSION QCD at high temperatures and densities [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:45pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Free



Thursday, November 18, 2004

Morning Session

9:00am Niklas Beisert
(Princeton)
Integrable spin chains in N=4 SYM and QCD [Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Matthias Staudacher
(AEI Potsdam)
Non-diffractive scattering in the CFT/AdS system [Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:40am MORNING BREAK
11:10am Gregory Korchemsky
(LPT, U. Paris XI)
Integrability in high-energy QCD [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm DISCUSSION Integrability in field theory and string theory [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session

2:30pm Dimitra Karabali
(CUNY)
On mass gap and confinement in (2+1) Yang-Mills theory [Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Nissan Itzhaki
(Princeton)
The large N harmonic oscillator as a string theory [Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:10pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:40pm Oleg Lunin
(IAS)
AdS/CFT correspondence for half-BPS states [Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SESSION END
5:40pm WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
6:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm VAN TO BWSCI


Friday, November 19, 2004

Morning Session

9:00am Hirosi Ooguri
(Caltech)
q-deformed 2d YM, black hole entropy, and non-perturbative definition of topological string theory [Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Leonardo Rastelli
(Princeton)
The elusive pentaquark [Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:40am MORNING BREAK
11:10am Aneesh Manohar
(UCSD)
1/N meets reality [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Giuseppe Marchesini
(Milan-Bicocca U.)
Jet evolution, fragmentation and Monte Carlo modeling [Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session

2:30pm Larry Yaffe
(U. Washington)
Large N gauge theories: old and new [Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:20pm Misha Shifman
(TPI, U. Minnesota)
Planar equivalence: from supersymmetric gluodynamics to one-flavor QCD [Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:10pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:40pm DISCUSSION New directions and future prospects [Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm CONFERENCE END
5:45pm VAN TO BWSCI

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