Southern California Strings Seminar

Friday 6th May 2011

Location: University of Southern California

Doheny Memorial Library, Intellectual Commons (DML 233)

Join us as we (members of several of the local groups with interest in string theory and related topics) sit together to discuss new ideas and developments (both general and technical) in the field. The presentations will be accompanied by plenty of discussion and in the first part of each talk the speaker will take special care to set the scene and context of the work in a pedagogical manner so as to encourage participation by younger members of the field.



09:00 - 09:15 Welcoming remarks and Orientation

09:15 - 10:15 Eric Perlmutter (UCLA) "Schrodinger Holography: Universality and Exactness"
10:15 - 10:30 discussion

10:30 - 10:45 coffee and cookies

10:45 - 11:45 Tameem Albash and Clifford V. Johnson (USC) "Toward Quark and Meson Dynamics in QGP Via N=2*"
11:45 - 12:00 discussion

12:00 - 13:45 lunch

13:45 - 14:45 Michael Gutperle (UCLA) "Higher Spin Black Holes"
14:45 - 15:00 discussion

15:00 - 15:15 coffee and cookies

15:15 - 16:15 David R. Morrison (UCSB)  "Supergravity and F-theory vacua in six dimensions."
16:15 - 16:30 discussion

16:30 - 16:45 coffee and cookies or tea and biscuits

16:45 - 17:45
Stephan Stieberger (MPP)  "The Harmony of Superstring Amplitudes: Implications from/to Field-Theory"
17:45 - 18:00 discussion


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