Graduate Summer School on String Phenomenology, July 2 – 13, 2012

July 2 – July 13, 2012

String theory is not just a quantum theory of gravity; it is also a powerful framework to address
fundamental questions about our world. String phenomenology attempts to derive testable
predictions for our four-dimensional world from the fundamental 10/11 dimensional string/M-theory.
Significant progress has been made in this direction in the last few years.

The Simons Center is holding a pedagogical summer school on string phenomenology to review this
progress and provide a foundation for future research. The school is open to PhDs in their final year
and recent postdocs in theoretical particle physics and related fields. There will be 8 lecture series and
additional seminar speakers, with ample time for informal discussions and interactions. The lectures
will be posted online and annotated with detailed derivations and references.

 

Summer School on String Phenomenology Schedule: Week 1

 Topics Presenter  Video
09:30  Supergravity Effective Actions from Strings  Jan Louis video
11:00 Fluxes and Moduli Stabilization Shamit Kachru video
Kachru Lecture Notes
01:30  Soft Supersymmetry Breaking Langrangians Kiwoon Choi videoChoi Lecture Notes1-3
02:45  Type-II Models and Instantons Angel Uranga videoUranga Lecture Notes 1
04:00 Tea

Presenters Video
09:30  Supergravity Effective Actions from Strings Jan Louis video
11:00 Fluxes and Moduli Stabilization Shamit Kachru video
Kachru Lecture Notes
01:30  Soft Supersymmetry Breaking Langrangians Kiwoon Choi videoChoi Lecture Notes1-3
02:45  Type-II Models and Instantons Angel Uranga videoUranga Lecture Notes 1
04:00 Tea

Presenters  No Video
09:30  Supergravity Effective Actions from Strings Jan Louis
11:00 Fluxes and Moduli Stabilization Shamit Kachru Kachru Lecture Notes
01:30  Soft Supersymmetry Breaking Langrangians Kiwoon Choi Choi Lecture Notes1-3
 2:45  Type-II Models and Instantons Angel Uranga  Uranga Lecture Notes- 2

Presenters  Video
09:30  Supergravity Effective Actions from Strings Jan Louis video
11:00  Fluxes and Moduli Stabilization Shamit Kachru video
Kachru Lecture Notes
01:30  Soft Supersymmetry Breaking Langrangians Kiwoon Choi videoChoi Lecture Notes 2
02:45  Type-II Models and Instantons Angel Uranga videoUranga Lecture Notes- 2

Presenters Video
09:30  Supergravity Effective Actions from Strings Jan Louis video
11:00  Cosmology Liam McAllister video
01:30  Type-II Models and Instantons Angel Uranga videoUranga Lecture Notes- 2
02:45  Soft Supersymmetry Breaking Langrangians Kiwoon Choi videoChoi Lecture Notes 2

Title Presenters  No Video
09:30  Cosmology Liam McAllister
11:00 Gordon Kane

Summer School on String Phenomenology Schedule: Week 2

 Title Presenter  Video
09:30  Calabi-­‐Yau Manifolds II Lara Anderson and James Gray video
11:00  G2 Compactifications Bobby Acharya video
01:30  Heterotic Model Building  Michael Ratz videoLink to slides:http://einrichtungen.ph.tum.de/T30e/HeteroticModelBuilding/
02:45  F-Theory  Johnathan Heckman video
04:00  Tea

 Title Presenters Video
09:30  Calabi-­‐Yau Manifolds II  Lara Anderson and James Gray  video
11:00  G2 Compactifications  Bobby Acharya  video
01:30  Heterotic Model Building  Michael Ratz  video
Link to slides:http://einrichtungen.ph.tum.de/T30e/HeteroticModelBuilding/
02:45  F-Theory  Johnathan Heckman  video

 

 Title Presenters Video
09:30  Calabi-­‐Yau Manifolds II  Lara Anderson and James Gray  video
11:00  G2 Compactifications  Bobby Acharya  video
01:30  Heterotic Model Building  Michael Ratz  video
 2:45  F-Theory  Johnathan Heckman  video

Title Presenters  Video
09:30  Calabi-­‐Yau Manifolds II  Lara Anderson and James Gray  video
11:00  G2 Compactifications  Bobby Acharya  video
01:30  Heterotic Model Building  Michael Ratz  video
02:45  F-Theory  Johnathan Heckman  video

 Title Presenters Video
09:30  Calabi-­‐Yau Manifolds II  Lara Anderson and James Gray  video
11:00  G2 Compactifications  Bobby Acharya  video
01:30  Heterotic Model Building Michael Ratz  video
02:45  F-Theory  Johnathan Heckman  video

 

Lecturers and Topics

Bobby Acharya (ICTP Trieste), G2 compactifications
Lara Anderson (Harvard), Calabi-Yau Manifolds II
Kiwoon Choi (KAIST), Soft Supersymmetry Breaking Lagrangians
James Gray (LMU Munich), Calabi-Yau Manifolds I
Jonathan Heckman (IAS), F-theory
Shamit Kachru (Stanford), Fluxes and Moduli Stabilization
Jan Louis (Hamburg), Supergravity Effective Actions from Strings
Liam McAllister (Cornell), Cosmology
Michael Ratz (TU Munich), Heterotic Model Building
Angel Uranga (ITP Madrid), Type-II Models and Instantons

Organizing Committee

Michael R. Douglas (SCGP & YITP, Stony Brook)
Rouven Essig (YITP, Stony Brook)
Gordon Kane (Michigan)
Patrick Meade (YITP, Stony Brook)
Fernando Quevedo (Cambridge/ICTP)

 

Participants

Archana Anandakrishnan,  Thomas Bachlechner, Federico Bonetti, Fang Chen, Sujan Dabholkar, Sean Downes, Wan Zhe Feng, Maximilian Fischer, Jim Halverson, Ben Heidenreich, Christoph Horst, Andrew Irrgang, Bei Jia, Peggy Kouroumalou, Haishan Liu, Lihui Liu, Ran Lu, David Marsh, Andrea Massari, Damian Kaloni Mayorga Pena, Viraf Mehta, Paul-Konstantin Oehlmann, Hernan Piragua, Diego Regalado, Felix Rennecke, Fabian Ruehle, Markus Rummel, Matthias Schmitz, Pramod Kumar Shukla, Jaewon Song, Christian Staudt, Charles Strickland-Constable, Jesus Torrado Cacho, Irene Valenzuela, William Walters, Zhao Wang, Matthias Weißenbacher, Lukas Witkowski, Chaolun Wu .

 

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