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Inaugural Workshop on Black Holes in Supergravity and M/Superstring Theory

September 9 - 11, 2010
320 Whitmore Lab

Workshop Program


Thursday, September 9
Time Topic Speaker
  8:30 -   8:50 Coffee and Registration
  8:50 -   9:00 Welcome Jayanth Banavar
  9:00 - 10:00 Lifshitz Solutions of String/M-Theory
Slides   |   Audio
Jerome Gauntlett
Imperial College
10:00 - 11:00 Horava-Witten Constructions in D=7/D=6
Slides   |   Audio
Kelly Stelle
Imperial College
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:20 Black Holes and the Hoop Conjecture
Slides   |   Audio
Chris Pope
Texas A&M
12:20 -   2:00 Lunch
  2:00 -   3:00 Wall Crossing from Supersymmetric Galaxies
Slides   |   Audio
Frederik Denef
Harvard University
  3:00 -   4:00 Extremal Black Holes from Nilpotent Orbits
Slides   |   Audio
Guillaume Bossard
AEI Potsdam
Friday, September 10
Time Topic Speaker
  9:00 - 10:00 Why Black Holes are Difficult
Slides   |   Audio
Jan de Boer
University of Amsterdam
10:00 - 11:00 Comments on Kerr/CFT Correspondence
Slides   |   Audio
Finn Larsen
University of Michigan
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:20 Holographic Quantum Criticality and Magnetic Fields
Slides   |   Audio
Per Kraus
UCLA
12:20 -   2:00 Lunch
  2:00 -   3:00 Blackboard Talk: (A) Some Remarks on Euclidean Black Holes and (B) A Toy Model for Quantum Gravity in AdS_2 Space
Audio
Juan Maldacena
Institute for Advanced Study
  3:00 -   4:00 Proof that Fuzzballs are Essential for Unitarity
Slides   |   Audio
Samir Mathur
Ohio State
  4:00 -   4:20 Break
  4:20 -   5:20 Microstate Geometries and Non-BPS Black Holes and Black Rings
Slides   |   Audio
Nick Warner
University of Southern California
Saturday, September 11
Time Topic Speaker
  9:00 - 10:00 Charged Spinning Black Holes and Kerr/CFT
Slides   |   Audio
Mirjam Cvetic
University of Pennsylvania
10:00 - 11:00 N=2 BPS Black Holes: New Perspectives
Slides   |   Audio
Bernard de Wit
Utrecht University
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:20 Special Geometry, Black Holes and Instantons
Slides   |   Audio
Thomas Mohaupt
University of Liverpool
12:20 -   2:00 Lunch
  2:00 -   3:00 Hidden Symmetries and Instantons in Euclidean N=4 Supergravity
Slides   |   Audio
Dmitry Gal'tsov
Moscow State University
  3:00 -   4:00 E7(7) Symmetry in Perturbatively Quantized N=8 Supergravity
Slides   |   Audio
Guillaume Bossard
AEI Potsdam

Workshop sponsored by the Center for Fundamental Theory

Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, The Pennsylvania State University