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School and International Workshop on String Phenomenology and String Cosmology 2016

Asia/Shanghai
Chengdu, China

Chengdu, China

Description

The Short School and International Workshop on String Phenomenology and String Cosmology 2016 (SPSC2016) will be held during 24-30 July 2016 at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Sichuan University in Chengdu, P. R. China. We will have introductory lectures on string phenomenology and string cosmology, intended for graduate students and young researchers, as well as topic talks devoted to the latest progress in this area.

Time

  • July 24 - 28: Introductory Lectures for the Short School (preSPSC)
  • July 28 - 30: Topic Talks for the International Workshop (SPSC)

Venue

Lecture Hall of Kehuayuan Hotel, Sichuan University (Wangjiang Campus)

Host

  • Center for Theoretical Physics, College of Physical Science and Technology, Sichuan University
  • Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • School of Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

International Coordinators

  • Ralph Blumenhagen (Max Planck Inst., Munich, Germany)
  • Joseph Conlon (Oxford U., UK)
  • Mirjam Cvetic (UPenn, USA)
  • Liam McAllister (Cornell U., USA)
  • Fernando Quevedo (Cambridge U., UK and ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
  • Savdeep Sethi (Chicago U., USA)
  • Gary Shiu ((Wisconsin U., Madison, USA and Hong Kong U. Sci. Tech., Hong Kong, China)
  • Henry Tye (Cornell U., USA and Hong Kong U. Sci. Tech., Hong Kong, China)
  • Ivonne Zavala (Swansea U., UK)

Local Organizing Committee

Tianjun LI, Xiao LIU, Bo NING, Dimitri POLYAKOV, Zheng SUN, Peng WANG, Haitang YANG.

Contact

  • Center for Theoretical Physics, College of Physical Science and Technology, Sichuan University, 29 Wangjiang Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610064, P. R. China.
  • Email to < spsc2016_at_outlook.com > for inquiries.
    • 1
      Introduction to inflationary cosmology I
      Speaker: Prof. Yungui Gong (Huazhong U. Sci. Tech.)
      Slides
    • 9:45 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 2
      Introduction to superstrings and compactification I
      Speaker: Dr Hiroaki Nakajima (Sichuan U.)
      Slides
    • 11:30 AM
      Lunch
    • 3
      Introduction to inflationary cosmology II
      Speaker: Prof. Yungui Gong (Huazhong U. Sci. Tech.)
    • 3:15 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 4
      Introduction to superstrings and compactification II
      Speaker: Dr Hiroaki Nakajima (Sichuan U.)
    • 5
      Inflation in string theory I
      Speaker: Prof. Timm Wrase (TU Vienna, Austria)
      notes
      Slides
    • 9:45 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 6
      Axions I
      Speaker: Prof. Joseph Conlon (Oxford U., UK)
      notes
    • 11:30 AM
      Lunch
    • 7
      F-theory for model building I
      Speaker: Prof. Iñaki García-Etxebarria (MPI Munich, Germany)
      notes
    • 3:15 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 8
      Inflation in string theory II
      Speaker: Prof. Timm Wrase (TU Vienna, Austria)
    • 9
      F-theory for model building II
      Speaker: Prof. Iñaki García-Etxebarria (MPI Munich, Germany)
    • 9:45 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 10
      Axions II
      Speaker: Prof. Joseph Conlon (Oxford U., UK)
    • 11:30 AM
      Lunch
    • 2:00 PM
      Opening Address
    • 11
      Linking dark matter to dark energy in a string theory scenario
      Speaker: Prof. Henry Tye (Cornell U., USA & HKUST, Hong Kong, China)
      Slides
    • 12
      Searches for Axion-Like Particles with NGC1275: Observation of Spectral Modulations
      Speaker: Prof. Joseph Conlon (Oxford U., UK)
      Slides
    • 3:50 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 13
      Global string embeddings for nilpotent Goldstino multiplet
      Speaker: Prof. Iñaki García-Etxebarria (MPI Munich, Germany)
      Slides
    • 14
      The weak gravity conjecture, black holes, and cosmology
      Speaker: Prof. Gary Shiu (UW - Madison, USA & HKUST, Hong Kong, China)
      Slides
    • 5:50 PM
      Group Photo
    • 6:00 PM
      Reception
    • 15
      D-brane model building and conformal field theory I
      Speaker: Prof. Gabriele Honecker (Mainz U., Germany)
      notes
      Slides
    • 9:45 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 16
      Moduli of heterotic string compactifications I
      Speaker: Prof. Magdalena Larfors (Uppsala U., Sweden)
      notes
    • 11:30 AM
      Lunch
    • 17
      Non-geometric string backgrounds and axion monodromy inflation I
      Speaker: Prof. Erik Plauschinn (LMU Munich - ASC, Germany)
      notes
    • 3:15 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 18
      Inflation in string theory 2 I
      Speaker: Prof. Susha Parameswaran (Liverpool U., UK)
      notes
    • 19
      D-brane model building and conformal field theory II
      Speaker: Prof. Gabriele Honecker (Mainz U., Germany)
    • 9:45 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 20
      Moduli of heterotic string compactifications II
      Speaker: Prof. Magdalena Larfors (Uppsala U., Sweden)
    • 11:30 AM
      Lunch
    • 21
      Non-geometric string backgrounds and axion monodromy inflation II
      Speaker: Prof. Erik Plauschinn (LMU Munich - ASC, Germany)
    • 3:15 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 22
      Inflation in string theory 2 II
      Speaker: Prof. Susha Parameswaran (Liverpool U., UK)
    • 23
      Type II model building at the crossroads between (astro)particle physics and moduli stabilization
      Speaker: Prof. Gabriele Honecker (Mainz U., Germany)
      Slides
    • 24
      Constrained multiplets in N=1 supergravity and their connection to string cosmology
      Speaker: Prof. Timm Wrase (TU Vienna, Austria)
      Slides
    • 10:10 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 25
      Hierarchies and inflation in the mirror quintic
      Speaker: Prof. Ivoonne Zavala (Swansea U., UK)
      Slides
    • 11:20 AM
      Lunch
    • 26
      Relating double-field theory to N=2 gauged supergravity
      Speaker: Prof. Erik Plauschinn (LMU Munich - ASC, Germany)
      Slides
    • 27
      Infinitesimal moduli of G2 holonomy manifolds with instanton bundles
      Speaker: Prof. Magdalena Larfors (Uppsala U., Swede)
      Slides
    • 3:40 PM
      Coffee Break
    • 28
      F-theory duality in multiply fibered Calabi-Yau
      Speaker: Dr Xin Gao (Virginia Tech.)
      Slides
    • 29
      Classifying rank-1 d=4 N=2 superconformal field theories by Seiberg-Witten geometries
      Speaker: Dr Yongchao Lu (Cincinati U.)
      Slides
    • 5:40 PM
      Closing Remarks
    • 8:30 AM
      Free Discussion