Jul 12 – 16, 2021
US/Eastern timezone

The annual String Phenomenology conference discusses recent progress in compactifications of string theory and their relation to particle physics and cosmology.

Due to the global pandemic, String Phenomenology 2021 will take place virtually. In order to allow for maximum participation across the globe, the conference scope has been reduced to a few hours each day to ameliorate global time zone constraints. To compensate for this reduced scope, there is a weekly seminar series on String Phenomenology.

Topics include

  • Swampland and Quantum Gravity Conjectures 
  • Machine learning and AI techniques in string theory
  • Formal and mathematical aspects of string compactifications
  • String model building in particle physics and cosmology

Plenary speakers

  • Lara Anderson (Virginia Tech)
  • Anthony Ashmore (Chicago)
  • Ralph Blumenhagen (MPI Munich)
  • Xingang Chen (Harvard)
  • Mirjam Cvetic (UPenn)
  • Alon Faraggi (Liverpool)
  • Anamaria Font (Caracas)
  • Mariana Grana (Saclay)
  • Thomas Grimm (Utrecht)
  • Sergei Gukov (Caltech)
  • Arthur Hebecker (Heidelberg)
  • Jonathan Heckman (UPenn)
  • Patrick Jefferson (MIT)
  • Vishnu Jejjala (Witwatersrand)
  • Sven Krippendorf (LMU Munich)
  • Magdalena Larfors (Uppsala)
  • Andre Lukas (Oxford)
  • Dieter Lust (LMU Munich)
  • Liam McAllister (Cornell)
  • Hans Peter Nilles (Bonn)
  • Burt Ovrut (UPenn)
  • Fernando Quevedo (Cambridge)
  • Tom Rudelius (Berkeley)
  • Sakura Schafer-Nameki (Oxford)
  • Gary Shiu (Madison)
  • Eva Silverstein (Stanford)
  • David Tong (Cambridge)
  • Angel Uranga (Madrid)
  • Irene Valenzuela (Harvard)
  • Timo Weigand (DESY)


Local organizing committee: Jim Halverson, Brent Nelson, Matt Reece, Fabian Ruehle, Wati Taylor

virtual (Zoom)