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KITP Program: String Phenomenology (August 7 - December 15, 2006)
Coordinators: Michael Dine, Shamit Kachru, Gordy Kane, Joe Lykken, Fernando Quevedo, Eva Silverstein

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Time Speaker Title
8/10, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Wati Taylor IV
MIT & KITP
String Vacua and the Quest for Predictions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/15, 10:00 a.m. Mr. Piyush Kumar
University of Michigan
New Physics and the LHC for beginners[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/15, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Haack
Ludwig Maximilians University & KITP
Quantum Corrections in String Model Building[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/17, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Henry Tye
Cornell & KITP
Brane Inflation, An Update[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/21, 12:15 p.m. Prof. Gordy Kane
University of Michigan
String Phenomenology -- What Could That Be?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
8/22, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Graham Ross
University of Oxford & KITP
A Review of Fermion Masses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/27-9/01 Conference: String Phenomenology
9/05, 2:00 p.m. String Phenomenology Organizational Meeting
9/07, 12:30 p.m. Dr. David Berenstein
UCSB
Weakly Coupled D-brane Phenomenology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/12, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Scott Thomas
Rutgers & KITP
Dark Matter: Possibilities and and Prospects for Detection[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/13, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Gordy Kane
Discussion Leader
LHC and String Theory: What will we Learn[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/14, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Fernando Quevedo
Cambridge, DAMTP & KITP
Large Volume Moduli Stabilisation: Soft SUSY Breaking and Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/19, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Shamit Kachru
Stanford University
String Theory and r[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Mirjam Cvetic
Leader
Discussion on open problems in string model building [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Giovanni Villadoro
Harvard University
N=1 Effective SUGRAs from D-brane Flux Compactifications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/26, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Keith Dienes
University of Arizona & KITP
A Statistical Study of the Heterotic Landscape[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Mirjam Cvetic
Leader
Discussion on open problems in string model building, contd [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/03, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Steve Shenker
Stanford & KITP
Measures in Old Eternal Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Emilian Dudas
Ecole Polytechnique & KITP
Stringy U(1)'s, Supersymmetry Breaking and Flavor Effects[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/10, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Steve Shenker
Stanford & KITP
Eternal Talk on Eternal Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Herman Verlinde
Princeton & KITP
D-branes at Singularities, Compactification, and Hypercharge[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/12, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Natalia Saulina
Caltech
Stringy Instantons and Quiver Gauge Theories
10/16, 12:15 p.m. Prof. Joe Polchinski
KITP, UCSB
Cosmic Strings and Superstrings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
10/18, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Raman Sundrum
Johns Hopkins University
Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 12:15 p.m. Prof. Michael Dine
University of Michigan
Prospects for a String Phenomenology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
10/24, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Johannes Walcher
IAS & KITP
Some Complicated Way to Count Holomorphic Discs on the Quintic[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/24, 2:00 p.m. Mr. Keith Copsey
UCSB
Bubbles Unbound: Bubbles of Nothing without Kaluza-Klein[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
UCSB, KITP
Discussion on Cosmology with a Focus on 'Eternal Inflation'[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Eva Silverstein
SLAC & KITP
The Growth of Negativity: Geometry, Topology, and Dimensionality in String Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/31, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Stuart Raby
Ohio State University & KITP
Constructing 3 Family Models from the E(8)xE(8) Heterotic String[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/01, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Michael Douglas
Rutgers University & KITP
Computing the Kahler Potential in N=1 String Compactification[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/02, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Liam McAllister
Princeton & KITP
Compactification Effects in D-brane Inflation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/07, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Per Berglund
University of New Hampshire & KITP
Topology from Cosmology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Michael Douglas
Rutgers University & KITP
String Vacuum Project[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Didina Serban
CE-Saclay
Integrable Super-spin Chains and the AdS/CFT Correspondence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/09, 12:30 p.m. Mr. Daniel Green
Stanford & KITP
Nothing for Branes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Xingang Chen
Cornell & KITP
Multi-throat Brane Inflation and Heating[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/15, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Allan Adams
MIT
Linear Models for Flux Vacua[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/16, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Sergei Gukov
Caltech & KITP
G2 Holonomy and Model Building[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/28, 2:00 p.m. Mr. Anshuman Maharana
UCSB
EFTs and SUSY Breaking in IIB Warped Compactifications[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Michael Dine
UCSC
Flavor and Taste
11/30, 12:30 p.m. Dr. David Mateos
UCSB
String Theory and RHIC Physics: The Fundamental Story[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/04, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Albion Lawrence
Brandeis University & KITP
Torsion and Soft SUSY Breaking[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/05, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jonathan Feng
UC Irvine
The Complete Phase Diagram of Minimal Universal Extra Dimensions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Gordy Kane
University of Michigan & KITP
Emergence of the Weak Scale from M Theory with Stabilized Moduli and Unification[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 12:30 p.m. Prof. Melanie Becker
Texas A&M
Heterotic Compactifications with Torsion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Chris Herzog
University of Washington & KITP
Quark Energy Loss from AdS/CFT[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12/12, 2:00 p.m. Prof. Jim Liu
University of Michigan & KITP
Chain Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/14, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Scott Watson
University of Toronto & KITP
Cosmological Aspects of the Landscape[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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