CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings and Gauge Theories
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Monday, 9 February 2009 (09:00)
to
Friday, 13 February 2009 (18:00)
Monday, 9 February 2009
09:30
Gravity and hydrodynamics (I)
Gravity and hydrodynamics (I)
09:30 - 10:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
10:30
BSM physics at the LHC (I)
BSM physics at the LHC (I)
10:30 - 11:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
These four lectures will provide a broad-brush, pedagogical overview of the present ideas on Beyond-the-Standard-Model (BSM) physics at the TeV scale, and what the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can say about them. The target audience are PhD students and young postdocs in string theory, with only a basic knowledge of particle phenomenology. The plan of the lectures is the following: 1) critical review of the SM and of Higgs boson searches; 2) bottom-up approaches to BSM physics; 3) supersymmetry at the TeV scale; 4) other ideas for the TeV scale. Suggested reading:</br> -G.Altarelli, New Physics and the LHC, arXiv:0805.1992 [hep-ph] -S.P.Martin, A Supersymmetry Primer, arXiv:hep-ph/9709356 -H.C.Cheng, Little Higgs, Non-standard Higgs, No Higgs and All That, arXiv:0710.3407 [hep-ph]. -C.Grojean, Electroweak symmetry breaking: to Higgs or not to Higgs, CERN Academic Training, January 2009
12:15
Condensed matter applications of AdS/CFT (I)
Condensed matter applications of AdS/CFT (I)
12:15 - 13:15
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
These lectures will discuss the application of ads/cft techniques to condensed matter systems. After motivating this endeavor, I will review the basic features of the ads/cft correspondence that will be used. I will review the physics of spectral functions and how they can be computed via AdS/CFT. Holographic superconductors will be discussed. The lectures will conclude with a discussion of open questions and future directions. References: - Holographic Superconductors. Sean A. Hartnoll, Christopher P. Herzog, Gary T. Horowitz, JHEP 0812:015,2008, arXiv:0810.1563 [hep-th] - Ohm's Law at strong coupling: S duality and the cyclotron resonance, Sean A. Hartnoll, Christopher P. Herzog, Phys.Rev.D76:106012,2007, arXiv:0706.3228 [hep-th] - Gravity duals for non-relativistic CFTs. Koushik Balasubramanian, John McGreevy, Phys.Rev.Lett.101:061601,2008, arXiv:0804.4053 [hep-th] - Toward an AdS/cold atoms correspondence: A Geometric realization of the Schrodinger symmetry. D.T. Son, Phys.Rev.D78:046003,2008, arXiv:0804.3972 [hep-th]
14:30
Gravity and hydrodynamics (II)
Gravity and hydrodynamics (II)
14:30 - 15:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
15:30
BSM physics at the LHC (II)
BSM physics at the LHC (II)
15:30 - 16:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
These four lectures will provide a broad-brush, pedagogical overview of the present ideas on Beyond-the-Standard-Model (BSM) physics at the TeV scale, and what the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can say about them. The target audience are PhD students and young postdocs in string theory, with only a basic knowledge of particle phenomenology. The plan of the lectures is the following: 1) critical review of the SM and of Higgs boson searches; 2) bottom-up approaches to BSM physics; 3) supersymmetry at the TeV scale; 4) other ideas for the TeV scale. Suggested reading:</br> -G.Altarelli, New Physics and the LHC, arXiv:0805.1992 [hep-ph] -S.P.Martin, A Supersymmetry Primer, arXiv:hep-ph/9709356 -H.C.Cheng, Little Higgs, Non-standard Higgs, No Higgs and All That, arXiv:0710.3407 [hep-ph]. -C.Grojean, Electroweak symmetry breaking: to Higgs or not to Higgs, CERN Academic Training, January 2009
17:00
Reception
Reception
17:00 - 18:00
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
10:00
Special LHC lecture
Special LHC lecture
10:00 - 11:00
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
12:15
BSM physics at the LHC (III)
BSM physics at the LHC (III)
12:15 - 13:15
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
These four lectures will provide a broad-brush, pedagogical overview of the present ideas on Beyond-the-Standard-Model (BSM) physics at the TeV scale, and what the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can say about them. The target audience are PhD students and young postdocs in string theory, with only a basic knowledge of particle phenomenology. The plan of the lectures is the following: 1) critical review of the SM and of Higgs boson searches; 2) bottom-up approaches to BSM physics; 3) supersymmetry at the TeV scale; 4) other ideas for the TeV scale. Suggested reading:</br> -G.Altarelli, New Physics and the LHC, arXiv:0805.1992 [hep-ph] -S.P.Martin, A Supersymmetry Primer, arXiv:hep-ph/9709356 -H.C.Cheng, Little Higgs, Non-standard Higgs, No Higgs and All That, arXiv:0710.3407 [hep-ph]. -C.Grojean, Electroweak symmetry breaking: to Higgs or not to Higgs, CERN Academic Training, January 2009
14:30
Condensed matter applications of AdS/CFT (II)
Condensed matter applications of AdS/CFT (II)
14:30 - 15:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
These lectures will discuss the application of ads/cft techniques to condensed matter systems. After motivating this endeavor, I will review the basic features of the ads/cft correspondence that will be used. I will review the physics of spectral functions and how they can be computed via AdS/CFT. Holographic superconductors will be discussed. The lectures will conclude with a discussion of open questions and future directions. References: - Holographic Superconductors. Sean A. Hartnoll, Christopher P. Herzog, Gary T. Horowitz, JHEP 0812:015,2008, arXiv:0810.1563 [hep-th] - Ohm's Law at strong coupling: S duality and the cyclotron resonance, Sean A. Hartnoll, Christopher P. Herzog, Phys.Rev.D76:106012,2007, arXiv:0706.3228 [hep-th] - Gravity duals for non-relativistic CFTs. Koushik Balasubramanian, John McGreevy, Phys.Rev.Lett.101:061601,2008, arXiv:0804.4053 [hep-th] - Toward an AdS/cold atoms correspondence: A Geometric realization of the Schrodinger symmetry. D.T. Son, Phys.Rev.D78:046003,2008, arXiv:0804.3972 [hep-th]
15:30
Gravity and hydrodynamics (III)
Gravity and hydrodynamics (III)
15:30 - 16:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
17:00
17:00 - 19:00
Room: Room: see WG information
Contributions
17:00
Working group 6: F-theory phenomenology
17:00
Working group 3: Super-Chern-Simons field theories, multiple M2 branes, BLG models and tri-algebras
17:00
Working group 2: 3D gravity theories and the Kerr/CFT correspondence
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
09:30
The black hole information problem and the fuzzball proposal (I)
The black hole information problem and the fuzzball proposal (I)
09:30 - 10:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
10:30
Cosmology (I)
Cosmology (I)
10:30 - 11:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
12:15
Condensed matter applications of AdS/CFT (III)
Condensed matter applications of AdS/CFT (III)
12:15 - 13:15
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
These lectures will discuss the application of ads/cft techniques to condensed matter systems. After motivating this endeavor, I will review the basic features of the ads/cft correspondence that will be used. I will review the physics of spectral functions and how they can be computed via AdS/CFT. Holographic superconductors will be discussed. The lectures will conclude with a discussion of open questions and future directions. References: - Holographic Superconductors. Sean A. Hartnoll, Christopher P. Herzog, Gary T. Horowitz, JHEP 0812:015,2008, arXiv:0810.1563 [hep-th] - Ohm's Law at strong coupling: S duality and the cyclotron resonance, Sean A. Hartnoll, Christopher P. Herzog, Phys.Rev.D76:106012,2007, arXiv:0706.3228 [hep-th] - Gravity duals for non-relativistic CFTs. Koushik Balasubramanian, John McGreevy, Phys.Rev.Lett.101:061601,2008, arXiv:0804.4053 [hep-th] - Toward an AdS/cold atoms correspondence: A Geometric realization of the Schrodinger symmetry. D.T. Son, Phys.Rev.D78:046003,2008, arXiv:0804.3972 [hep-th]
14:30
Cosmology (II)
Cosmology (II)
14:30 - 15:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
16:00
16:00 - 18:00
Room: Room: see WG information
Contributions
16:00
Working group 1: Topological strings (Non-compact CY's)
16:00
Working group 2 (second session): 3D gravity theories and the Kerr/CFT correspondence
16:00
Working group 4: Type IIA superstrings in AdS_4 x CP^3 background
Thursday, 12 February 2009
09:30
The black hole information problem and the fuzzball proposal (II)
The black hole information problem and the fuzzball proposal (II)
09:30 - 10:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
10:30
Condensed matter applications of AdS/CFT (IV)
Condensed matter applications of AdS/CFT (IV)
10:30 - 11:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
These lectures will discuss the application of ads/cft techniques to condensed matter systems. After motivating this endeavor, I will review the basic features of the ads/cft correspondence that will be used. I will review the physics of spectral functions and how they can be computed via AdS/CFT. Holographic superconductors will be discussed. The lectures will conclude with a discussion of open questions and future directions. References: - Holographic Superconductors. Sean A. Hartnoll, Christopher P. Herzog, Gary T. Horowitz, JHEP 0812:015,2008, arXiv:0810.1563 [hep-th] - Ohm's Law at strong coupling: S duality and the cyclotron resonance, Sean A. Hartnoll, Christopher P. Herzog, Phys.Rev.D76:106012,2007, arXiv:0706.3228 [hep-th] - Gravity duals for non-relativistic CFTs. Koushik Balasubramanian, John McGreevy, Phys.Rev.Lett.101:061601,2008, arXiv:0804.4053 [hep-th] - Toward an AdS/cold atoms correspondence: A Geometric realization of the Schrodinger symmetry. D.T. Son, Phys.Rev.D78:046003,2008, arXiv:0804.3972 [hep-th]
12:15
BSM physics at the LHC (IV)
BSM physics at the LHC (IV)
12:15 - 13:15
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
These four lectures will provide a broad-brush, pedagogical overview of the present ideas on Beyond-the-Standard-Model (BSM) physics at the TeV scale, and what the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can say about them. The target audience are PhD students and young postdocs in string theory, with only a basic knowledge of particle phenomenology. The plan of the lectures is the following: 1) critical review of the SM and of Higgs boson searches; 2) bottom-up approaches to BSM physics; 3) supersymmetry at the TeV scale; 4) other ideas for the TeV scale. Suggested reading:</br> -G.Altarelli, New Physics and the LHC, arXiv:0805.1992 [hep-ph] -S.P.Martin, A Supersymmetry Primer, arXiv:hep-ph/9709356 -H.C.Cheng, Little Higgs, Non-standard Higgs, No Higgs and All That, arXiv:0710.3407 [hep-ph]. -C.Grojean, Electroweak symmetry breaking: to Higgs or not to Higgs, CERN Academic Training, January 2009
14:30
Cosmology (III)
Cosmology (III)
14:30 - 15:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
15:30
The black hole information paradox and the fuzzball proposal (III)
The black hole information paradox and the fuzzball proposal (III)
15:30 - 16:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
17:00
17:00 - 19:00
Room: Room: see WG information
Contributions
17:00
Working group 5: Condensed matter applications of AdS/CFT
17:00
Possible second session of other working groups
17:00
Working group 1: Progress on Topological Strings (compact CY's)
19:30
School Dinner
School Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Room: Restaurant 1
Friday, 13 February 2009
09:30
Cosmology (IV)
Cosmology (IV)
09:30 - 10:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
10:30
Gravity and hydrodynamics (IV)
Gravity and hydrodynamics (IV)
10:30 - 11:30
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium
12:15
The black hole information problem and the fuzzball proposal (IV)
The black hole information problem and the fuzzball proposal (IV)
12:15 - 13:15
Room: 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium