String Theory Seminar, Spring 2003

Thursday, January 23, 2003, 4:00 pm, 265 Phillips Hall, String Theory
Seminar at UNC

Asad Naqvi (University
of Pennsylvania),
* Matrix models and Multitrace Superpotentials*
* *[abstract
]
[video]

Thursday, January 30, 2003, 4:00 pm, 265 Phillips Hall, String Theory
Seminar at UNC

Martin
Schnabl (MIT, LNS),
* Operator vs. Geometric approach to String Field
Theory*

[abstract
]
[video]
[transparencies]

Thursday, February 6, 2003, 2:30pm, 120 Physics, String Theory Seminar
at Duke

David
Morrison (Duke University),

*Half-K3 surfaces*

Thursday, February 20, 2003, 4:00 pm, 265 Phillips Hall, String Theory
Seminar at UNC

Troels
Harmark (Harvard
University),
* Supersymmetric Gödel Universes in String
Theory*

[abstract
]
[transparencies]

Thursday, March 6, 2003, 2:30pm, 120 Physics, String Theory Seminar
at Duke

Philip
Argyres (University of
Cinncinati),

* Higher derivative terms in harmonic superspace*

Thursday, March 27, 2003, 2:30pm, 120 Physics, String Theory Seminar
at Duke

Radu Tatar (LBNL),
* Geometry, Matrix models and effective superpotentials*

Wednesday, April 9, 2003, 1:00pm, 277 Phillips Hall, String Theory Seminar
at UNC

James
Stasheff (University of Pennsylvania),

*Poisson sigma models, Batalin-Vilkovisky machinery
and L _{infinity}-algebra*

[abstract ] [video] [notes]

Thursday, April 10, 2003, 2:30pm, 120 Physics, String Theory Seminar
at Duke

Keshav Dasgupta
(Stanford University),

*Heterotic Compactification on Non-Kähler
Manifolds*

Thursday, May 1, 2003, 2:30pm, 120 Physics, String Theory Seminar at
Duke

Shamit
Kachru (Stanford
University),
* Towards inflation in string theory*

Thursday, May 8, 2003, 2:30pm, 120 Physics, String Theory Seminar
at Duke

Bogdan
Florea (Rutgers University),

*Large N Duality for Compact Calabi-Yau Threefolds*

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