We’re hosting the next Southern California Strings Seminar here at USC. It will be on Friday 6th May. I’ve been working on it a lot over the last several days* and put the finishing touches on the arrangements just this morning.

There’ll be no Saturday morning component this time, since there’s yet another huge event down at USC this weekend, and things will be rather disrupted, I understand, as there’ll be lots of people, street closures, and so forth**. (It is the Revlon Run/Walk event in exposition park, across the street from us, an excellent event!)

So I’ve packed five exciting talks into Friday, and I think it is going to be fun! Here’s the schedule:

START

09:00 – 09:15 Welcoming remarks and Orientation

09:15 – 10:15 Eric Perlmutter (UCLA) “Schrodinger Holography: Universality and Exactness”

10:15 – 10:30 discussion

10:30 – 10:45 coffee and cookies

10:45 – 11:45 Tameem Albash and Clifford V. Johnson (USC) “Toward Quark and Meson Dynamics in QGP Via N=2*”

11:45 – 12:00 discussion

12:00 – 13:45 lunch

13:45 – 14:45 Michael Gutperle (UCLA) “Higher Spin Black Holes”

14:45 – 15:00 discussion

15:00 – 15:15 coffee and cookies

15:15 – 16:15 David R. Morrison (UCSB) “Supergravity and F-theory vacua in six dimensions.”

16:15 – 16:30 discussion

16:30 – 16:45 coffee and cookies or tea and biscuits

16:45 – 17:45 Stephan Stieberger (MPP) “The Harmony of Superstring Amplitudes: Implications from/to Field-Theory”

17:45 – 18:00 discussion

END

It’ll all be at DML 233 on the main campus at USC. ~~[I expect I’ll update the online SCSS website sometime middle/late tomorrow, along with this post.]~~ Done. Schedule on the site here.

-cvj

*Thanks to Tameem for helping with the organization.

**Thanks Scott for pointing that out last week!

A very interesting program, indeed. Will the talks be put online?

There are no plans to do that.

-cvj

At any string theory conference, it might be a good idea to ask: What are the 10 most important questions in string theory? Consider the following: Is Milgrom’s work important for the future of string theory? Can string theory explain the space roar? What is the explanation for the GZK paradox? (In particular, does inverse Compton scattering from relativistic jets explain the GZK paradox, and is string necessary for a complete understanding of relativistic jets?)

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