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Rodrigo Barbosa: Lectures

April , 2019
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Physics and Special Holonomy, KITP, 8-12 April 2019

Arrival Date: Sunday April 7, 2019. Departure Date: Saturday April 13, 2019.

All talks and discussions will be held in the Main Seminar Room at KITP on the UC Santa Barbara campus.

Shuttle service will be provided for conference participants between the Best Western South Coast Inn and KITP beginning at 7:45 a.m. each morning, with return shuttles beginning 15 minutes after the conclusion of the final event of the day.


Schedule

MON 8 APR

TUE 9 APR

WED 10 APR

THU 11 APR

FRI 12 APR

9:00 -9:50

Haskins 1 Halverson Schafer-Nameki Li Fiset

9:50-10:20

COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE

10:20-11:10

Kachru Del Zotto Gukov 1 Goette Heckman

11:10-12:50

LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH

12:50-13:40

Haskins 2 DISCUSSION Gukov 2 Kane DISCUSSION

13:40-14:30

Acharya Sun Xie Cvetic COFFEE

14:30-15:00

COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE END OF MEETING

15:00-15:50

Lotay Braun Barbosa Kinsella

15:50-16:40

DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION

17:30-18:00

Reception

18:00-?

Conference Banquet

Speakers:

Dan Xie: Lectures

April 10, 2019
TITLE: New Five Dimensional Sasaki-Einstein Manifolds and the ADS/CFT Correspondence

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Pavel Putrov: Lectures

April 10, 2019
TITLE: 6d (1,0) theories on 4-manifolds

Lecture cancelled.

Alex Kinsella: Lectures

April 11, 2019
TITLE: Heterotic Duals of M-Theory on Joyce Orbifolds

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Gordon Kane: Lectures

April 11, 2019
TITLE: Hidden Sectors and Associated Physics — Supersymmetry Breaking, Dark Matter, de Sitter Vacuum

ABSTRACT: Compactifications on G2 manifolds lead to theories that describe the world well. As we understand G2 manifolds better we can test and improve this situation. Hidden sectors generically accompany G2 manifolds, and in turn lead to important physics – in particular supersymmetry breaking, De Sitter vacua, and candidates for the dark matter of the universe.

Shamit Kachru: Lectures

April 8, 2019
TITLE: K3 Metrics from Little String Theory

ABSTRACT: I explain how one can find formulae for Ricci flat metrics on K3 surfaces by using data about the BPS spectrum of an auxiliary (compactified) little string theory. Well known approximations to such metrics, like the semi-flat approximation and the Gross-Wilson metric, arise as limits of this formalism.

Jonathan Heckman: Lectures

April 12, 2019
TITLE: F-Theory and Spin7 Manifolds

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We discuss some recent progress in understanding 4D vacua obtained from F-theory on Spin(7) manifolds. Such backgrounds provide a potentially attractive way to avoid fine-tuning to cancel zero point energies. We present a general proposal for cosmological solutions in this framework, and also develop the physical formalism of local Spin(7) geometries containing a four-manifold of ADE singularities.

Based on work with C. Lawrie, L. Lin, and G. Zoccarato, hep-th/1811.01959

and C. Lawrie, L. Lin, J. Sakstein and G. Zoccarato, hep-th/1901.10489.

Marc-Antoine Fiset: Lectures

April 12, 2019
TITLE: Mirror Symmetry for G2 Compactifications

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Mirjam Cvetic: Lectures

April 11, 2019
TITLE: M3-branes and T-branes in G2 Backgrounds

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