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LECTURE TOPICS AND REFERENCES
Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study
Topic: Matrix Models
LECTURES ON 2-D GRAVITY AND 2-D STRING THEORY.
By Paul H. Ginsparg (Los Alamos), Gregory W. Moore (Yale U.),. YCTP-P23-92, LA-UR-92-3479, (Received Apr 1993). 230pp.
Lectures given at TASI summer school, Boulder CO, June 11-19, 1992.
Published in Boulder TASI 92:277-470 (QCD161:T45:1992)
e-Print Archive: hep-th/9304011
2-D GRAVITY AND RANDOM MATRICES.
By P. DiFrancesco (Saclay), Paul J. Ginsparg (Los Alamos), J. Zinn-Justin (Saclay),. LA-UR-93-1722, SACLAY-SPH-T-93-061, Jun 1993. 168pp.
Published in Phys.Rept.254:1-133,1995
e-Print Archive: hep-th/9306153
Charles Thorn, University of Florida in Gainesville
Topic: Quantum Field Theory in the Language of String
Stephen Shenker, Stanford University
Topic: Behind the Horizon
hep-th/0306170, MAGOO review hep-th/9905111 on
Curtis Callan, Princeton University
Topic: Aspects of string quantization in AdS5xS5: perturbative
approaches and comparison with N=4 SYM
Igor Klebanov, Princeton University
Topic: D-branes on the Conifold and Gauge/Gravity Duality
References:D-BRANES ON THE CONIFOLD AND
N=1 GAUGE / GRAVITY DUALITIES.
By Christopher P. Herzog, Igor R. Klebanov, Peter Ouyang (Princeton U.),.
PUPT-2039, May 2002. 41pp.
e-Print Archive: hep-th/0205100
SYMMETRY BREAKING AND AXIONIC STRINGS IN THE
WARPED DEFORMED CONIFOLD.
By Steven S. Gubser (Princeton U.), Christopher P. Herzog (Santa Barbara,
KITP), Igor R. Klebanov (Princeton U.),. PUPT-2120, NSF-KITP-04-71, May
e-Print Archive: hep-th/0405282
Louise Dolan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topic: Integrability in superconformal Yang Mills theory
L. Dolan, C. Nappi, and E. Witten, "A Relation Between Approaches to Integrability in Superconfomal Gauge Theory'', hep-th/0308089.
L. Dolan, C. Nappi, and E. Witten, "Yangian Symmetry in D=4 superconformal Yang-Mills Theory'',
L. D. Faddeev, "How Algebraic
Ansatz Works for Integrable Models'', hep-th/9605187.
L. D. Faddeev, "Algebraic Aspects of Bethe Ansatz'', hep-th/9404013.
J. Minahan and K. Zarembo, "The Bethe Ansatz for N=4 Super
N. Beisert, "The Complete One Loop Dilatation Operator of N=4 Super
Yang-Mills Theory, hep-th/0307015.
N. Beisert, C. Kristjansen and M. Staudacher, "The Dilatation
Operator of Conformal N=4 Super Yang-Mills'', hep-th/0303060.
I. Bena, J. Polchinski, and R. Roiban, "Hidden Symmetries of the AdS5
x s5 Superstring'', hep-th/0305116.
Kenneth Intriligator, University of California at San Diego
Topic: 4D Superconformal field theories and c-theorems
Zamolodchikov: JETP Lett. 43
Cardy Phys. Lett. B215 (1988) 749.
Burt Ovrut, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Physical Vacua in Heterotic Theory
Paul Steinhardt, Princeton University
Topic: Contracting Universes and the Big Crunch/Big Bang
astro-ph/0404480, The Cyclic Model Simplified
Steven Gubser, Princeton University
Topic: Scalar interactions in the dark sector
Alexander Polyakov, Princeton University
Topic: Two Talks in Search of a Title
Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study
Topic: Twistor String Theory
Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study
Topic: Strings in two dimensions
LECTURES ON 2-D GRAVITY AND 2-D STRING THEORY
By Paul H. Ginsparg, Gregory W. Moore
e-Print Archive: hep-th/9304011
A NEW HAT FOR
THE C=1 MATRIX MODEL
Douglas, Klebanov, D. Kutasov, J. Maldacena, E. Martinec, N. Seiberg
e-Print Archive: hep-th/0307195
Nissan Itzhaki, Princeton University
Topic: Unstable D-branes and closed strings
Leonardo Rastelli, Princeton University
Topic: General lessons for open/closed duality from non-critical strings
How does open/closed duality work? In some non-critical (often topological) string theories we can answer this question exactly. We begin by reviewing the relevant geometry of the moduli space of open and closed Riemann surfaces. We then describe some simplex matrix models and their precise interpretation as the open string duals to topological closed string theories. We attempt to draw general lessons about AdS/CFT.