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KITP Conference: String Phenomenology 2006 (August 28 - September 1, 2006)
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Monday, August 28, 2006

Talks will be 25 minutes with 10 minutes at the end of
each talk for questions/discussion.

Morning Session Chair: Michael Dine

9:00am Martin Einhorn
(KITP Deputy Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:15am Joe Polchinski
(UCSB, KITP)
The Cosmological Constant and the String Landscape [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Henry Tye
(Cornell)
Cosmic Strings: an Update [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:25am MORNING BREAK
10:55am Krishna Rajagopal
(MIT)
Probing the Properties of Quark-Gluon Plasma with Experiments and AdS/CFT Calculations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Josh Friess
(Princeton)
AdS/CFT and the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:05pm Rob Myers
(Perimeter)
Holographic Phase Transitions with Fundamental Matter [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:40pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Sonia Paban

2:15pm Raphael Bousso
(UC Berkeley)
The Entropic Principle [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Eva Silverstein
(Stanford, SLAC)
Retrofitting O'Raifeartaigh Models with Dynamical Scales [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:25pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:55pm Angel Uranga
(CERN, Switzerland)
IR Dynamics and Supersymmetry Breaking from D-branes at Singularities [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Graham Ross
(Univ. Oxford)
Racetrack Inflation and Assisted Moduli Stabilization [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:05pm INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
6:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *time is flexible

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Talks will be 25 minutes with 10 minutes at the end of
each talk for questions/discussion.

Morning Session Chair: Jihn Kim

9:15am Herman Verlinde
(Princeton)
Towards the Standard Model via D-branes at Singularities [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Burt Ovrut
(UPenn)
Heterotic Standard Models, Supersymmetry Breaking and the Cosmological Constant [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:25am MORNING BREAK
10:55am Alon Faraggi
(Univ. Liverpool)
Minimal Standard Heterotic String Models [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Michael Ratz
(T.U. München)
Local Grand Unification [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:05pm Stuart Raby
(Ohio State)
Stringy Origin of non-Abelian Discrete Flavor Symmetries [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:40pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Mary K. Gaillard

2:15pm Bobby Acharya
(Abdus Salam ICTP)
The LHC and Hierarchies in String/M Theory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Bert Schellekens
(NIKHEF)
RCFT Orientifolds and Standard Model Realizations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:25pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:55pm Gary Shiu
(Univ. Wisconsin)
Brane Inflation: Observational Signatures and Non-Gaussianities [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Richard Easther
(Yale Univ.)
Observational Constraints on Cosmology: Implications (and Hints) For Model Builders [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:05pm INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS WINE AND MIXED NUTS
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *time is flexible

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Talks will be 25 minutes with 10 minutes at the end of
each talk for questions/discussion.

Morning Session Chair: Elias Kiritsis

9:15am Tom Banks
(Rutgers/Sta Cruz)
Remodeling the Pentagon After The Events of 2/23/06 [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Nima Arkani-Hamed
(Harvard, KITP GM)
On Landscape Phenomenology [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:25am MORNING BREAK
10:55am Matt Strassler
(Univ. Washington)
Effect of New Gauge Sectors on Tevatron and LHC Phenomenology [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Steve Giddings
(UCSB)
Warped Compactification Phenomenology [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:05pm Arthur Hebecker
(Univ. Heidelberg)
The Ubiquitous Throat [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:40pm LUNCH BREAK
2:30pm FREE AFTERNOON Shuttle Available to BWSCI
*time is flexible

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Talks will be 25 minutes with 10 minutes at the end of
each talk for questions/discussion.

Morning Session Chair: Shanta de Alwis

9:15am Ignatios Antoniadis
(CERN, Switzerland)
Gaugino Masses from String Loops [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Peter Nilles
(Univ. Bonn)
Mirage Mediation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:25am MORNING BREAK
10:55am Piyush Kumar
(Univ. Michigan)
LHC String Phenomenology [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Albion Lawrence
(Brandeis)
Non-Geometric Vacua [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:05pm Jay Wacker
(Stanford)
On SUSY Breaking and Cosmology [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:40pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Gordy Kane

2:15pm Ralph Blumenhagen
(Max-Planck-Physik)
New Heterotic GUT and Standard Model Vacua [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Wati Taylor
(MIT)
The Landscape of Intersecting Brane Models [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:25pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:55pm SPECIAL SHORT PRESENTATIONS
Brent NelsonGeometry of MSSM[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Bumseok KyaeFlipped SU(5) from Z_{12-I} Orbifold with Wilson Line[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Kang-Sin ChoiUnification in Intersecting Brane Models[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Sabine HossenfelderThe Minimal Length Scale[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Roberto ValandroWarped Models in String Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
Felix BrümmerThe Randall-Sundrum Model in String Theory and Throat Field Mediated SUSY Breaking[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:05pm INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS WINE AND MIXED NUTS
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *time is flexible

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Talks will be 25 minutes with 10 minutes at the end of
each talk for questions/discussion.

Morning Session Chair: Keith Dienes

9:15am Mirjam Cvetic
(UPenn)
Couplings for Standard Model and GUT String Constructions [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Fernando Marchesano
(Ludwig Max. Univ.)
Coisotropic Model Building [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:25am MORNING BREAK
10:55am Fabio Zwirner
(Univ. Padua)
Landscape vs. Swampland: The Power of Local Symmetries [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Scott Thomas
(Rutgers)
Landscape Naturalness [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:05pm Peter Svrcek
(Stanford, SLAC)
Axions and String Theory [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:40pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Gerardo Aldazabal

2:15pm Dieter Lüst
(Ludwig Max. Univ.)
F- and D-terms from D7-branes [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Massimo Bianchi
(Università di Roma)
Generalized CS Couplings and One-scattering Amplitudes in D-brane Worlds [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:25pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:55pm Gary Horowitz
(UCSB)
Microstates of a Neutral Black Hole [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Lisa Randall
(Harvard)
Braneworld Black Holes [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:05pm CONFERENCE END Shuttle to BWSCI, also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus Goleta location. *time is flexible

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