Aspects of Supergravity: January 6 – 10, 2014

Organized by Chris Herzog, Leonardo Rastelli, Martin Rocek, and George Sterman.

Dates: January 6-10, 2014

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Supergravity was discovered in 1976 and continues to be central for M-theory, string theory phenomenology, quantum properties of black holes, and the AdS/CFT correspondence. Applications have ranged from extensions of the Standard Model to supersymmetric black hole solutions and strongly coupled systems, with myriad implications for High Energy, Condensed Matter and Nuclear theory and experiment. The term supergravity has entered the discourse of theoretical physics, and each year hundreds of papers appear with “supergravity” in their titles and abstracts. The workshop, Aspects of Supergravity will be devoted to these exciting developments, as well as to some of their historical background.

The theory of supergravity was co-discovered at Stony Brook by Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, who turned 75 on October 26, 2013, and the workshop will celebrate this milestone birthday and Peter’s distinguished and ongoing career in theoretical physics. Peter has also made major contributions to Kaluza-Klein theory, which is central to many applications of supergravity, developed powerful techniques to study solitons in various dimensions, has been a major contributor to BRST methods, and was one of the first to investigate the quantum behavior of gravity and supergravity theories. All these topics are inter-related in deep and unexpected ways, and contribute to our understanding of fundamental aspects of physical law.

*All workshop talks and discussion periods will be held in the Simons Center Lecture Hall (Room 102)
*More information on the Della Pietra lecture on Thursday, January 9th, can be seen here. This talk will be held in Simons Center Auditorium (Room 103)

Aspects of Supergravity Workshop Schedule

Time Title Presenters  Video
 9:00am Breakfast/registration begins (9:00am – 10:00am) SCGP Lobby and Cafe
10:00am In heaven there is no beer; that’s why we drink it here! Dan Freedman video
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10:45am Coffee Break SCGP Cafe
11:00am Rotating Black Holes and Duality Riccardo D’Auria video
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11:45am Break
12:00pm QFT approach to a sustainable fisheries policy Gustav Delius video
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12:45pm Lunch SCGP Cafe
 2:00pm Applied Supergravity Anna Ceresole video
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 2:45pm Worldline approach to higher spin fields on (A)dS Fiorenzo Bastianelli video
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 3:30pm Tea Time SCGP Cafe
 4:00pm The Branes of Supergravity Eric Bergshoeff video
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Time Title Presenters  Video
 9:00am Breakfast begins (9:00am – 10:00am) SCGP Cafe
10:00am Lorentz invariant CPT violation and particle-antiparticle mass splitting Kazuo Fujikawa video
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10:45am Coffee Break SCGP Cafe
11:00am Tensor Hierarchies from D=11 Supergravity Hermann Nicolai video
11:45am Break
12:00pm From strings to maximal supergravity and back with more surprises to come Bernard Julia video
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12:45pm Lunch SCGP Cafe
 2:00pm Entropy in higher spin theories Jan de Boer video
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 2:45pm Supersymmetric Janus solutions in maximal supergravities Krzysztof Pilch video
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 3:30pm Tea Time SCGP Cafe
 4:00pm Off-shell dimensional reduction Bernard de Wit video
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Time Title Presenters  Video
 9:00am Breakfast begins (9:00am – 10:00am) SCGP Cafe
10:00am Covariant Map between RNS and Pure Spinor Superstring Formalisms Nathan Berkovits video
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10:45am Coffee Break SCGP Cafe
11:00am Integral Forms: from Superstrings to Supergravity Pietro Grassi video
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11:45am Break
12:00pm Black holes in gauged supergravity and supersymmetry breaking Stefan Vandoren video
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12:45pm Lunch SCGP Cafe
 2:00pm Status of massive 3D gravity Paul Townsend video
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 2:45pm Anti-de Sitter space, Kaluza-Klein Theory and Condensed Matter Koenraad Schalm video
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 3:30pm Tea Time SCGP Cafe
 4:00pm Anomalies and central charges in N=2 theories Robert Wimmer video
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Time Title Presenters  Video
 9:00am Breakfast begins (9:00am – 10:00am) SCGP Cafe
10:00am R+R2 theory of Supergravity and inflaton potential Sergio Ferrara video
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10:45am Coffee Break SCGP Cafe
11:00am Higher Spin Gauged Supergravity Theories Ergin Sezgin video
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11:45am Break
12:00pm Non-perturbative aspects of the gauge/gravity correspondence Alberto Lerda video
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12:45pm Lunch SCGP Cafe
 2:00pm Understanding AdS/CMT: LG and vortices from ABJM/AdS4xCP3 Horatiu Nastase video
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 2:45pm Higgs boson decay into two photons in a strong magnetic field Niels Nielsen abstract
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 3:30pm Tea Time SCGP Cafe
 4:00pm Aspects of the Early Days of Supergravity Mark Fischler video
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 5:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception for Della Pietra Lecture SCGP Lobby
 5:30pm Della Pietra Lecture: “The Higgs particle” (Room 103) Martinus Veltman video
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 7:00pm Banquet SCGP Cafe
 7:30pm Peter van Nieuwenhuizen’s After Dinner Speech SCGP Cafe slides


Time Title Presenters  Video
 9:00am Breakfast begins (9:00am – 10:00am) SCGP Cafe
10:00am Conformal field theory in momentum space Kostas Skenderis video
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10:45am Coffee Break SCGP Cafe
11:00am Surprising Aspects of Quark-Gluon-Plasma due to Supergravity Anton Rebhan video
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11:45am Break
12:00pm Einstein’s Fugu Andrew Waldron video
12:45pm Lunch SCGP Cafe
 2:00pm Jets in strongly coupled plasmas Diana Vaman video
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 2:45pm A Walk on the Supersymmetric Worldsheet Alexander Sevrin video
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 3:30pm Tea Time SCGP Cafe
 4:00pm Following SUSY Representation Theory from Adinkra Graphs to Riemann Surfaces Jim Gates video
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YITP faculty 1975

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