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LECTURE TOPICS AND REFERENCES Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study
Topic: Matrix Models
References:
LECTURES ON 2D GRAVITY AND 2D STRING THEORY.
By Paul H. Ginsparg (Los Alamos), Gregory W. Moore (Yale U.),. YCTPP2392, LAUR923479, (Received Apr 1993). 230pp.
Lectures given at TASI summer school, Boulder CO, June 1119, 1992.
Published in Boulder TASI 92:277470 (QCD161:T45:1992)
ePrint Archive: hepth/9304011
2D GRAVITY AND RANDOM MATRICES.
By P. DiFrancesco (Saclay), Paul J. Ginsparg (Los Alamos), J. ZinnJustin (Saclay),. LAUR931722, SACLAYSPHT93061, Jun 1993. 168pp.
Published in Phys.Rept.254:1133,1995
ePrint Archive: hepth/9306153
Charles Thorn, University of Florida in Gainesville
Topic: Quantum Field Theory in the Language of String References:
hepth/0405018
hepth/0209102
hepth/0203167
hepph/0112326
hepth/0110301
Stephen Shenker, Stanford University
Topic: Behind the Horizon References:
hepth/0306170, MAGOO review hepth/9905111 on
AdS/CFT
Curtis Callan, Princeton University
Topic: Aspects of string quantization in AdS5xS5: perturbative
approaches and comparison with N=4 SYM References:
hepth/0307032
hepth/0404007
hepth/0405153
hepth/0407096
Igor Klebanov, Princeton University
Topic: Dbranes on the Conifold and Gauge/Gravity Duality References:
DBRANES ON THE CONIFOLD AND
N=1 GAUGE / GRAVITY DUALITIES.
By Christopher P. Herzog, Igor R. Klebanov, Peter Ouyang (Princeton U.),.
PUPT2039, May 2002. 41pp.
ePrint Archive: hepth/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.),. PUPT2120, NSFKITP0471, May
2004. 26pp.
ePrint Archive: hepth/0405282
Louise Dolan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topic: Integrability in superconformal Yang Mills theory References:
L. Dolan, C. Nappi, and E. Witten, "A Relation Between Approaches to Integrability in Superconfomal Gauge Theory'', hepth/0308089.
L. Dolan, C. Nappi, and E. Witten, "Yangian Symmetry in D=4 superconformal YangMills Theory'',
hepth/0401243.
L. D. Faddeev, "How Algebraic
Ansatz Works for Integrable Models'', hepth/9605187.
L. D. Faddeev, "Algebraic Aspects of Bethe Ansatz'', hepth/9404013.
J. Minahan and K. Zarembo, "The Bethe Ansatz for N=4 Super
YangMills'', hepth/0212208.
N. Beisert, "The Complete One Loop Dilatation Operator of N=4 Super
YangMills Theory, hepth/0307015.
N. Beisert, C. Kristjansen and M. Staudacher, "The Dilatation
Operator of Conformal N=4 Super YangMills'', hepth/0303060.
I. Bena, J. Polchinski, and R. Roiban, "Hidden Symmetries of the AdS5
x s5 Superstring'', hepth/0305116.
Kenneth Intriligator, University of California at San Diego
Topic: 4D Superconformal field theories and ctheorems References:
Zamolodchikov: JETP Lett. 43
(1986), 73
Cardy Phys. Lett. B215 (1988) 749.
hepth/9708042
hepth/0304128
hepth/0312098
Burt Ovrut, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Physical Vacua in Heterotic Theory References:
TBA
Paul Steinhardt, Princeton University
Topic: Contracting Universes and the Big Crunch/Big Bang
Singularity References:
astroph/0404480, The Cyclic Model Simplified
Steven Gubser, Princeton University
Topic: Scalar interactions in the dark sector
References:
hepth/0402225
Alexander Polyakov, Princeton University
Topic: Two Talks in Search of a Title References:
TBA
Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study
Topic: Twistor String Theory
References:
TBA
Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study
Topic: Strings in two dimensions References:
LECTURES ON 2D GRAVITY AND 2D STRING THEORY
By Paul H. Ginsparg, Gregory W. Moore
ePrint Archive: hepth/9304011
A NEW HAT FOR
THE C=1 MATRIX MODEL
Douglas, Klebanov, D. Kutasov, J. Maldacena, E. Martinec, N. Seiberg
ePrint Archive: hepth/0307195
Nissan Itzhaki, Princeton University
Topic: Unstable Dbranes and closed strings References:
hepth/0203211
hepth/0203265
hepth/0302146
hepth/0303139
hepth/0304192
Leonardo Rastelli, Princeton University
Topic: General lessons for open/closed duality from noncritical strings Abstract:
How does open/closed duality work? In some noncritical (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. References:
TBA
