Monday, 21 January 2008

String School @ CERN

This week the RTN Winter School on Strings, Supergravity and Gauge Theories takes place here at CERN. On a deeply philosophical level, I noticed that running a blog for more than one year implies that some events are recurring. Maybe because they happen annually?

This year we have the following five series of lectures:
- Black hole microstates by Jan de Boer
- Supersymmetry phenomenology for string theorists by Gian Giudice
- Integrability and AdS/CFT by Nick Dorey
- Flux compactifications from gauged supergravities by Henning Samtleben
- Pure spinor formulation of string theory by Yaron Oz
The topics are more formal than usual; Beckenbauer obviously a bit of a surprise there. For this reason, you should not expect an extensive coverage this year.

Video recordings of all lectures are posted on school's web page.

5 comments:

Paolo said...

Unfortunately, the audio was missing from the first videos... I (and probably many other people) reported that and as a result immediately disappeared. Hopefully will be fixed and uploaded again...

Coin said...

Beckenbauer obviously a bit of a surprise there.

Hm, I'm sorry but I don't understand this sentence. Who is Beckenbauer?

Heraclitus said...

coin, if you keep misbehaving name go in book.

Thomas Larsson said...

This is some kind of internal joke??? The only Beckenbauer I know of is Franz, but what does soccer have to do with string theory?

Jester said...

Shame on you guys...you never watch Monthy Python?

Here's the relevant link:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrShK-NVMIU

"Beckenbauer..." means that one person does not fit the rest of the line-up.