Joint IIP-ICTP Workshop on Gravity and String Theory

On May 8-9 (Tuesday-Wednesday), there will be a workshop on gravity and string theory at the ICTP-SAIFR in the auditorium of IFT-UNESP. In addition to seminars by leading experts in these subjects, the workshop will also include a discussion of the role of ICTP-SAIFR. The seminars and discussion are open to the general public and there is no need to register. This workshop will be followed by a two-week school in Natal from May 10-24 at the International Institute of Physics. More information on the workshop and school also appear here.

Speakers and Titles:

Gerardo Aldazabal (CNEA, Bariloche) – “U-fluxes, sugra gaugings and moduli fixing”
Max Bañados (Univ. Católica de Chile, Santiago) – “The action for higher spin black holes in three dimensions”
Claudio Bunster (CECS, Valdivia) – “Comments on electric-magnetic duality”
Anamaria Font (Univ. Central de Venezuela, Caracas) – “Yukawa couplings in 7-brane models”
Carlos Mafra (Cambridge Univ., UK) – “Tree and one-loop n-point superstring amplitudes in pure spinor superspace”
Viatcheslav Mukhanov (LMU, Munich) – “Asymptotic freedom, confinement and triviality in classical lambda phi^4 theory”
Rob Myers (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo) – “Holographic entanglement entropy”
Carmen Núñez (IAFE, Buenos Aires) – “Effective action of double field theory”
Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad) – “What can black holes tell us about microstates?”
Amit Sever (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo) – “The quark anti-quark potential and the cusp anomalous dimension”
Riccardo Sturani (Univ. Urbino, Italy) – “Fundamental gravity with gravitational waves”
Jorge Zanelli (CECS, Valdivia) – “Local SUSY without gravitini”

Program for Joint IIP-ICTP Workshop – May 8 – 9:

Tuesday ( May 8 ) Wednesday ( May 9 )
9:30 – 10:15 A. Sen C. Bunster
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break Coffee break
10:45 – 11:30 J. Zanelli A. Font
11:30 – 12:15 G. Aldazabal Discussion on ICTP-SAIFR
12:15 – 14:00 Lunch Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 C. Mafra R. Sturani
14:45 – 15:30 M. Bañados A. Sever
15:30 – 16:15 Coffee break R. Myers
16:15 – 17:00 C. Núñez Refreshments
17:00 – 17:45 V. Mukhanov

All lectures will be on the fourth floor auditorium of the IFT building. The IFT building is next to the Palmeiras-Barra Funda metro station and arrival instructions are
here. There will be a van for speakers leaving the hotel Paulista Wall Street Suites at 8:30 am on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.