Description
TOPICS:
* Black holes in string theory
* Topological strings
* Flux compactification and string landscape
* Aspects of string phenomenology
* Spin chains and Yang-Mills theories

LECTURERS INCLUDE:
I. Antoniadis (CERN)
C. Beasley (Harvard Univ., USA)
N. Beisert (Princeton Univ., USA)
F. Denef (Rutgers Univ., USA)
D. Martelli (CERN)
H. Ooguri (CALTECH)
A. Strominger (Harvard Univ., USA)
B. Zwiebach (MIT, USA)
Go to day
  • Monday, 27 March 2006
    • 08:15 - 09:30 REGISTRATION
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 08:15 REGISTRATION 1h15'
    • 09:30 - 09:45 Opening
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 09:30 Opening 15'
        Speaker: K.R. Sreenivasan (Director, ICTP)
    • 09:45 - 10:45 Integrability in AdS/CFT - Lecture I
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 09:45 Integrability in AdS/CFT - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Beisert (Princeton University)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:15 - 12:15 The string theory landscape: theory and applications - Lecture I
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 11:15 The string theory landscape: theory and applications - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Denef (Katholieke Univ., Leuven)
    • 12:15 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 12:15 Lunch Break 2h15'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 New developments in black hole attractors - Lecture I
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 14:30 New developments in black hole attractors - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Strominger (Harvard University)
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 28 March 2006
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Integrability in AdS/CFT - Lecture II
      • 10:15 Integrability in AdS/CFT - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Beisert
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 The string theory landscape: theory and applications - Lecture II
      • 11:30 The string theory landscape: theory and applications - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Denef
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 New developments in black hole attractors - Lecture II
      • 14:30 New developments in black hole attractors - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Strominger
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
    • 17:30 - 19:00 RECEPTION
      Location: Main Building Cafeteria
      • 17:30 RECEPTION 1h30'
  • Wednesday, 29 March 2006
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Integrability in AdS/CFT - Lecture III
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Integrability in AdS/CFT - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Beisert
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 New developments in black hole attractors - Lecture III
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 10:15 New developments in black hole attractors - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: A. Strominger
    • 11:30 - 12:30 The string theory landscape: theory and applications - Lecture III
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 11:30 The string theory landscape: theory and applications - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: F. Denef
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Phenomenological aspects of string theory - Lecture I
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 14:30 Phenomenological aspects of string theory - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Antoniadis (CERN, Geneva)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      Location: Main Building Main Lecture Hall
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Thursday, 30 March 2006
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Phenomenological aspects of string theory - Lecture II
      • 09:00 Phenomenological aspects of string theory - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Antoniadis
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Integrability in AdS/CFT - Lecture IV
      • 10:15 Integrability in AdS/CFT - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: N. Beisert
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Phenomenological aspects of string theory - Lecture III
      • 11:30 Phenomenological aspects of string theory - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Antoniadis
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Worldsheet instanton effects in heterotic Calabi-Yau compactifications - Lecture I
      • 14:30 Worldsheet instanton effects in heterotic Calabi-Yau compactifications - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Beasley (Harvard University)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
    • 16:45 - 17:45 Hidden dimensions of the universe
      • 16:45 Hidden dimensions of the universe 1h0'
        Speaker: I. ANTONIADIS (CERN, Geneva)
  • Friday, 31 March 2006
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Analytic solutions in open string field theory - Lecture I
      • 09:00 Analytic solutions in open string field theory - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: B. Zwiebach (MIT)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Phenomenological aspects of string theory - Lecture IV
      • 10:15 Phenomenological aspects of string theory - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: I. Antoniadis
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Worldsheet instanton effects in heterotic Calabi-Yau compactifications - Lecture II
      • 11:30 Worldsheet instanton effects in heterotic Calabi-Yau compactifications - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Beasley
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Analytic solutions in open string field theory - Lecture II
      • 14:30 Analytic solutions in open string field theory - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: B. Zwiebach
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Saturday, 1 April 2006
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Analytic solutions in open string field theory - Lecture III
      • 09:00 Analytic solutions in open string field theory - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: B. Zwiebach
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Worldsheet instanton effects in heterotic Calabi-Yau compactifications - Lecture III
      • 10:15 Worldsheet instanton effects in heterotic Calabi-Yau compactifications - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Beasley
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Analytic solutions in open string field theory - Lecture IV
      • 11:30 Analytic solutions in open string field theory - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: B. Zwiebach
  • Monday, 3 April 2006
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Worldsheet instanton effects in heterotic Calabi-Yau compactifications - Lecture IV
      • 09:00 Worldsheet instanton effects in heterotic Calabi-Yau compactifications - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: C. Beasley
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Sasaki-Einstein geometry and the AdS/CFT correspondence - Lecture I
      • 10:15 Sasaki-Einstein geometry and the AdS/CFT correspondence - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: D. Martelli (CERN)
        Material: lecture notes
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Topolgical string series - Techniques and applications - Lecture I
      • 11:30 Topolgical string series - Techniques and applications - Lecture I 1h0'
        Speaker: H. Ooguri (Caltech)
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Sasaki-Einstein geometry and the AdS/CFT correspondence - Lecture II
      • 14:30 Sasaki-Einstein geometry and the AdS/CFT correspondence - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: D. Martelli
    • 15:45 - 16:45 Discussion Session
      • 15:45 Discussion Session 1h0'
  • Tuesday, 4 April 2006
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Sasaki-Einstein geometry and the AdS/CFT correspondence - Lecture III
      • 09:00 Sasaki-Einstein geometry and the AdS/CFT correspondence - Lecture III 1h0'
        Speaker: D. Martelli
    • 10:15 - 11:15 Topological string series - Techniques and applications - Lecture II
      • 10:15 Topological string series - Techniques and applications - Lecture II 1h0'
        Speaker: H. Ooguri
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Sasaki-Einstein geometry and the AdS/CFT correspondence - Lecture IV
      • 11:30 Sasaki-Einstein geometry and the AdS/CFT correspondence - Lecture IV 1h0'
        Speaker: D. Martelli