



Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueUniversité de CorteUniversité de NiceSophiaAntipolis
May 22  JUNE 3, 2006
Lecturers  Title  Suggested Reading 
I. Antoniadis  Topological amplitudes and physical couplings in sting theory  
N. Arkanihamed  Causality and analyticity in effective field theories  
L. Baulieu  Shadow Fields and Renormalization of SYM theories  
M. Berkooz  Time dependence and spacelike singularities in String theory  
A. Connes  From Renormalization as Birkhoff Decomposition to the RiemannHilbert 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 SpaceTime, after Renormalization and Taking the Standard Model Seriously 
Alain Connes' lecture pdf 
A. Dabholkar  Counting Black Holes Big and Small 

B. de Wit  BPS Black Holes 

M. Douglas  Mapping the Stringy Landscape 

G. Gabadadze  Dark energy and modified gravity  
J. Harvey  NJL and QCD from string theory 

S. Kachru  Strings, Cosmology and Supersymmetry Breaking 

W. Lerche  Matrix Factorizations and Dbranes  
O. Lunin  Gravitational descriptions of field theories  
N. Nekrasov  Curved betagamma systems, Morse theory, topological strings, and logarithmic CFT in 2 and 4 dimensions 

E. Rabinovici  Multitrace deformations of vector and adjoint theories and their holographic duals 

A. Uranga  The Standard Model in String Theory from Dbranes 

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 
Strominger
part 1 
Free  Uranga
part 1 
Welcome Party 
Wed 24 May  Berkooz
part 1 
Kachru
part 1 
de Wit
part 2 
Rabinovici  
Thu 25 May  Antoniadis
part 1 
Uranga
part 2 
Kachru
part 2 
Berkooz
part 2 

Fri 26 May  Antoniadis part 2 
Douglas  Cow Bell Show  
Sat 27 May  Nekrasov
part 1 
Dabholkar
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 
Strominger
part 2 
Nekrasov
part 2 
Dabholkar
part 2 

Tue 30 May  Gabadadze part 1 
Arkanihamed part 1 
Verlinde part 2 
Connes part 1 

Wed 31 May  Harvey part 1 
Connes part 2 
Baulieu 
Arkanihamed part 2 

Thu 1 June  Lunin part 1 
Lerche
part 1 
Gabadadze part 2 
Wisdom Tree  
9h00  10h30  11h00  12h00  14h00  15h00  14h00  15h00  
Fri 2 June  Harvey part 2 
Lerche part 2 
Lunin part 2 
Concluding Remarks  
Sat 3 June  Departure 
