ESF School in High Energy Physics and Astrophysics
Cargèse Summer School, June 21 to July 3, 2010
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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-Université de Corte-Université de Nice-Sophia-Antipolis

Cargese 2006  


May 22 - JUNE 3, 2006

Strings and Branes:
The present paradigm for gauge interactions and cosmology


Lecturers Title Suggested Reading

I. Antoniadis Topological amplitudes and physical couplings in sting theory

N. Arkani-hamed Causality and analyticity in effective field theories

L. Baulieu Shadow Fields and Renormalization of SYM theories

M. Berkooz Time dependence and space-like singularities in String theory

A. Connes From Renormalization as Birkhoff Decomposition to the Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence,
The Cosmic Galois group, the Group of Diffeographisms and Diffeomorphisms of Coupling Constants, the Role of Motivic Galois Theory.
A Candidate Mental Picture of Space-Time, after Renormalization and Taking the Standard Model Seriously
Alain Connes' lecture pdf

A. Dabholkar Counting Black Holes Big and Small
  1. Black Holes in Supergravity and String Theory,
    T. Mohaupt, hep-th/0004098
  2. Exact Counting of Black Hole Microstates,
    Dabholkar hep-th/0409148
  3. Counting Dyons in N=4 String Theory,
    Dijkgraaf, Verlinde, Verlinde, hep-th/9607026
  4. Elliptic Genera of Symmetric Products and Second Quantized Strings,
    Dijkgraaf, Moore, Verlinde, Verlinde, hep-th/9608096
  5. Recounting Dyons in N=4 String Theory,
    Shih, Strominger, Yin, hep-th/0505094
  6. Dyon Spectrum in CHL Models,
    Jatkar, Sen, hep-th/0510147
  7. Spectrum of dyons and black holes in CHL orbifolds using Borcherds lift,
    Dabholkar, Nampuri, hep-th/0603066

B. de Wit BPS Black Holes
  1. Black hole partition functions and duality,
    Cardoso, de Wit, Kaeppeli and Mohaupt, hep-th/0601108
  2. Black Holes in Supergravity and String Theory
    Mohaupt hep-th/0004098
  3. Introduction to black hole entropy and supersymmetry
    de Wit, hep-th/0503211

M. Douglas Mapping the Stringy Landscape
  1. A Review of Distributions on the String Landscape
    Kumar, hep-th0601053
  2. Distributions of nonsupersymmetric flux vacua
    Denef and Douglas, hep-th/0411183

G. Gabadadze Dark energy and modified gravity

J. Harvey NJL and QCD from string theory
  1. Nambu and Jona-Lasinio, Phys. Rev. 122:345 (1961)
  2. Low energy hadron physics in holographic QCD
    Sakai and Sugimoto, hep-th/0412141
  3. NJL and QCD from String Theory
    Antonyan, Harvey, Jensen and Kutasov, hep-th/0604017

S. Kachru Strings, Cosmology and Supersymmetry Breaking
  1. What would we learn by detecting a gravitational wave signal in the cosmic microwave background anisotropy?
    D. Lyth, hep-ph/9606387
  2. Out of this world supersymmetry breaking
    L. Randall and R. Sundrum, hep-th/9810155
  3. Hierarchies from fluxes in string compactifications
    S. Giddings et al, hep-th/0105097
  4. Towards inflation in string theory
    S. Kachru et al, hep-th/0308055
  5. Cosmic superstrings revisited
    J. Polchinski, hep-th/0410082
  6. Gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking in string theory
    B. Florea et al, hep-th/0512170
  7. Bounds on masses of bulk fields in string compactifications
    S. Kachru et al, hep-th/0601111

W. Lerche Matrix Factorizations and D-branes

O. Lunin Gravitational descriptions of field theories

N. Nekrasov Curved beta-gamma systems, Morse theory, topological strings, and logarithmic CFT in 2 and 4 dimensions
  1. Supersymmetry and Morse theory,
    by E.Witten, 1982, J.Diff.Geom.17:661-692,198
  2. Two-dimensional models with (0,2) supersymmetry: Perturbative aspects.
    E. Witten, hep-th/0504078
  3. On first order formalism in string theory
    A. Losev, A. Marshakov, A. Zeitlin hep-th/0510065
  4. Mirror symmetry in two steps: A-I-B.
    E. Frenkel, A. Losev hep-th/0505131
  5. Lectures on curved beta-gamma systems, pure spinors, and anomalies
    N. Nekrasov hep-th/0511008
  6. Kodaira-Spencer theory of gravity and exact results for quantum string amplitudes
    M. Bershadsky, S. Cecotti, H. Ooguri, C. Vafa, hep-th/9309140

E. Rabinovici Multitrace deformations of vector and adjoint theories and their holographic duals
  1. Multitrace deformations of vector and adjoint theories and their holographic duals
    S. Elitzur, A. Giveon , M. Porrati, E. Rabinovici,

A. Uranga The Standard Model in String Theory from D-branes
  1. Chiral four-dimensional string compactifications with intersecting D-branes.
  2. Toward realistic intersecting D-brane models.

A. Strominger Black Holes, Attractors and Topological Strings

H. Verlinde Open Strings and Particle Physics



Mon 22 May Arrival
9h00 - 10h30 11h00 - 12h30 17h30 - 18h30
Tue 23 May de Wit
part 1
part 1
Free Uranga
part 1
Welcome Party
Wed 24 May Berkooz
part 1
part 1
de Wit
part 2
Thu 25 May Antoniadis
part 1
part 2
part 2
part 2
Fri 26 May Antoniadis
part 2
Douglas Cow Bell Show
Sat 27 May Nekrasov
part 1
part 1
Free afternoon
Sun 28 May free - social activities will be organized
9h00 - 10h30 11h00 - 12h30 16h30 - 17h30 18h00 - 19h00
Mon 29 May Verlinde
part 1
part 2
part 2
part 2
Tue 30 May Gabadadze
part 1
part 1
part 2
part 1
Wed 31 May Harvey
part 1
part 2
part 2
Thu 1 June Lunin
part 1
part 1
part 2
Wisdom Tree
9h00 - 10h30 11h00 - 12h00 14h00 - 15h00 14h00 - 15h00
Fri 2 June Harvey
part 2
part 2
part 2
Concluding Remarks
Sat 3 June Departure

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