Summer School: Strings, Gravity, & Cosmology

Conference Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2005 (All day) to Friday, July 8, 2005 (All day)


This will be the third in an ongoing series of annual summer schools in theoretical physics held in Canada. The firstand second editions of these schools will be held at the University of British Columbia.


These schools are intended to educate graduate students and young researchers on current developments in string theory and its interface with gravity and cosmology. Our intent in organizing the 2005 school at the Perimeter Institute at this time is that it will also offer the students the opportunity to attend the Strings 2005 conference, which will be held in Toronto in the week immediately following the school.


List of Topics and Speakers

Supersymmetry Basics Erich Poppitz (University of Toronto)
Perturbative String Theory Clifford Johnson (University of Southern California)
QFT in Curved Space Don Marolf (UC Santa Barbara)
Complex manifolds Paul Aspinwall (Duke University)
Particle Phenomenology Gordon Kane (University of Michigan)
SUSY Gauge Theory Philip Argyres (Cincinnati University)
Supergravity Jim Liu (University of Michigan)
AdS/CFT Correspondence Vijay Balasubramanian (Pennsylvania University)
Black holes in String Theory Samir Mathur (Ohio State University)
Cosmology Mark Trodden (Syracuse University)
String Cosmology Henry Tye (Cornell University)
Advanced AdS/CFT Topics SooJong Rey (Seoul National University)
nonAdS/nonCFT correspondence Ofer Aharony (Weizmann Institute)
Matrix Models and Noncritical Strings Nathan Seiberg (Institute of Advanced Study)
Topological String Theory Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech)
Flux Compactifications Katrin Becker (University of Utah)
Landscape Studies Frederik Denef (Rutgers)

Special Topics Lectures

  • Freddy Cachzo (Perimeter Institute)    Twistor String Theory and Perturbative Yang-Mills
  • Lev Kofman (CITA/University of Toronto)    Early Universe Cosmology
  • David Mateos (Perimeter Institute)    Black Rings and Supertubes
  • Ashoke Sen (Harish Chandra Research Institute)    Black Holes, Attractors and Elementary Strings
  • Stephen Shenker (Stanford University)    Physics Beyond the Horizon
  • Piljin Yi (Korea Institute of Advanced Study)    Monopoles and Dyons in Super-Yang-Mills

Taejin Lee