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KITP Program: Mathematical Structures in String Theory (Aug 1 - Dec 16, 2005)
in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute, and coordinated by
R. Dijkgraaf, M. Douglas, D. Ellwood, M. Kontsevich, G. Moore , N. Nekrasov, H. Ooguri

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Time Speaker Title
8/3, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Mina Aganagic
KITP & UCB
Topological Strings on CY Manifolds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/5, 11:15 a.m. Dr. Emanuel Diaconescu
Rutgers University
Pedagogical Lecture: Localization and Gromov-Witten theory I[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/5, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Bogdan Florea
Rutgers University
Pedagogical Lecture: Localization and Gromov-Witten theory II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/10, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Annamaria Sinkovics
KITP & University of Amsterdam
Topological membrane[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Kentaro Hori
KITP & University of Toronto
Mirror Symmetry and Reality[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Anton Kapustin
Caltech
Informal Talk on Chiral de Rham complex (bcbetagamma systems) [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Nathan Berkovits
University of Sao Paulo
Progress in Pure Spinor Superstring[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/17, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Hiraku Nakajima
Kyoto University
Instanton Counting in Five Dimensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Anton Kapustin
Caltech
Magnetic Wilson Loops[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/22, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Nikita Nekrasov
IHÉS
The Standard Model of the Physics-Mathematics Interaction[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
8/23, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Hiroaki Kanno
University of Nagoya
On a Possibility of Refining the Topological Vertex[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/24, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Ezra Getzler
Northwestern University
Open-Closed Topological String Operads[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Wolfgang Lerche
CERN
Topological D-Branes, Mirror Symmetry and Landau-Ginzburg Models[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/30, 12:00 p.m. Organizational Meeting All Participants of the Strings Workshop Invited
8/31, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Andrei Mikhailov
Caltech
Bäcklund Transformations in the Sector of Fast Moving Strings[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/01, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Arkady Tseytlin
Ohio State
Semiclassical States in Standard AdS/CFT and Its Deformations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/06, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Juan Maldacena
IAS Princeton
The Plane Wave (BMN) Matrix Model and its Gravity Description[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/07, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Nigel Hitchin
University of Oxford
Generalized Complex Structures: An Introduction[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/08, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jan Louis
Hamburg University
Compactifications on Generalized Geometries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/09, 11:00 a.m. Dr. David Berenstein
UCSB
Emergent Gravity from CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/09, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Amihay Hanany
MIT
Quivers and Sasaki Einstein manifolds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/12, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Amihay Hanany
MIT
General Overview: Quivers and Sasaki Einstein manifolds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/12, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Hirosi Ooguri
Caltech
Probing Geometry by Strings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
9/13, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Eva Silverstein
Stanford/SLAC
New Handles on Stringy Spacetime Dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/13, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
KITP
Informal discussion group: Integrability in Gauge Theory and String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/14, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Niklas Beisert
Princeton
Integrability in AdS/CFT I[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Dave Morrison
KITP & Duke University
How Much Mathematics Does a Theoretical Physicist Need to Know?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Colloquium
9/15, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Matthias Staudacher
IAE, Golem
Integrability in AdS/CFT II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/16, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Ami Hanany
MIT
Informal Seminar: Recent Progress in AdS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/16, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Dave Morrison
Duke Univ
Informal Seminar: Topological Mirror Symmetry with Fluxes (following Tomasiello)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/19, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sergio Benvenuti
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
New Sasaki Einstein Metrics and Their Dual Quivers[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Nelia Mann
UCSB
Bethe Ansatz for a Quantum Supercoset Sigma Model[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Brian Wecht (MIT) A-Maximization and CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Jerome Gauntlett
Imperial College
AdS Solutions and Some Deformations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Nigel Hitchin
University of Oxford
Invariant Functionals in Generalised Geometries[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Brian Wecht
MIT
A-Maximization and AdS[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Radu Roiban
PSU
The Beta Deformations of N=4 SYM and Integrability[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/23, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Chris Herzog
KITP
An Exceptional Collection Tutorial[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/26, 2:00 p.m. AdS/CFT -- Dialogue with Mathematicians
9/27, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Takuya Okuda
KITP
Journal Club on hep-th/0509168[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Rafe Mazzeo
Stanford
Mathematical Foundations for the Study of Poincare-Einstein Spaces[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/28, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Robin Graham
University of Washington
Dirichlet-to-Neumann Map for Poincare-Einstein Metrics a.k.a. Stress-Energy Tensor for Pure Gravity AdS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/29, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Zvi Bern
UCLA
The S-Matrix Reloaded: Twistors, Unitarity, Gauge Theories and Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Leopoldo Pando Zayas
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Deforming Quiver Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/03, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Ouyang
KITP
Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking from a Calabi-Yau Singularity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Iosif Bena
UCLA
Geometric Transitions, Black Rings and Black Hole Microstates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
KITP
Open Heterotic Strings[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Isadore Singer
MIT
The Projective Dirac Operator and its Rational Index
10/07, 11:00 a.m. Dr. David Vegh
MIT
Brane Tilings from Toric Diagrams[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Greg Moore
KITP & Rutgers
Mathematical Aspects of Fluxes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/12, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Alessandro Tomasiello
Stanford
Complex/Symplectic Mirrors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Laurent Baulieu
LPTHE, Paris
Closure of the Symmetry of N=4,D=4 Super Yang-Mills Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/18, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Peter Teichner
UCB
Generalized Cohomology and Supersymmetric Field Theories, Part I[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/19, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Graeme Segal
All Souls College, Oxford
On the Locality of the Statespace of Quantum Field Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Stephan Stolz
University of Notre Dame
Generalized Cohomology and Supersymmetric Field Theories, Part II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/24, 11:00 a.m. Sir Michael Atiyah
University of Edinburgh
Does the Universe Have a Memory?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Constantin Teleman
St. Johns College
The Structure of 2D Semi-Simple Field Theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Mathai Varghese
University of Adelaide
T-Duality Via Noncommutative Geometry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/31, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Svrcek
Stanford
Axions in String Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/01, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Tony Pantev
University of Pennsylvania
Mirror Symmetry and Generalized Hodge Structures[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/02, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Michael Freedman
KITP
Universal Manifold Pairings and "Quantum Media"[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/03, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Tom Bridgeland
University of Sheffield
Stability Conditions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Andrew Strominger
Harvard
Black Holes and Quiver Quantum Mechanics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/09, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Wati Taylor
MIT
Non-Geometric Flux Compactifications of String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Matilde Marcolli
Max Planck Bonn
Perturbative Renormalization in Quantum Field Theory and the Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence, Part I[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/15, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Matilde Marcolli
Max-Planck, Bonn
Renormalization and the Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence, Part II[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/16, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Michael Douglas
Rutgers
Computational Complexity of the Landscape[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Alain Connes
IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette
Non-Commutative Geometry & Space-Time[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alain Connes
IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette
Noncommutative Motives, Thermodynamics, and the Spectral Realization of Zeros of Zeta[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/23, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Frederik Denef
Rutgers
Counting Black Hole Microstates as Open String Flux Vacua[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Christian Romelsberger
Perimeter Institute
Counting BPS States in d=4 SCFT's[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Johannes Walcher
IAS
Matrix Factorizations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/01, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Hong Liu
MIT
Black Hole Singularities in Yang-Mills Theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/02, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Albert Schwarz
UC Davis
Integrality of Instanton Numbers and Topological Sigma-Models Over P-adic Numbers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Boris Pioline
LPTHE Paris
The Quantum Attractor Mechanism[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Sergei Gukov
Harvard
Asymptotic Freedom and the Spectral Index of String Vacua[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Per Kraus
UCLA
Black Hole Entropy and Anomalies[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Murat Günaydin
Penn State
Minimal Unitary Representations of U-Duality Groups, Conformal Quantum Mechanics and Extremal Black Holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/12, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Masaki Shigemori
Caltech
Counting Small Black Rings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/13, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Dmitriy Belov
Imperial College
Holographic Approach to the Action of Self-Dual Fields and RR Fields[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Xi Yin
Harvard
Exact Counting of 4D BPS Black Holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/15, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Andrei Parnachev
Rutgers
Thermo-and Hydrodynamics of Black Holes in String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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