KITP Program: Strings at the LHC and in the Early Universe (March 8 - May 14, 2010)
Coordinators: Ralph Blumenhagen, Mirjam Cvetič, Paul G. Langacker, Herman Louis Verlinde
Scientific Advisors: Eva Silverstein, Washington Taylor

SVP 2010 Spring Meeting
Coordinators: Lisa Everett, Brent Nelson, Gary Shiu

Monday, May 03, 2010

9:15am Opening remarks
9:30am Keith Dienes
Univ. Arizona
Semper FI? Supercurrents, R-symmetries, and the Status of Fayet-Iliopoulos Terms in Supergravity and String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am Paul Langacker
Alternatives to the GUT Seesaw[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:50am Joseph Marsano
Univ. Chicago
Constraining F-theory GUTs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Lunch
1:30pm Brooks Thomas
Univ. Arizona
String Cosmology, Z' Physics, and Large Numbers of Vacua: Explicit Models of the String-Theory Landscape[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:10pm Ben Dundee
Stabilizing Moduli and Breaking SUSY in Heterotic Orbifold String Models[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Michael Schulz
Bryn Mawr College
Generalized Compactification and the SU(2) WZW Model[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm James Halverson
Univ. Pennsylvania
Instanton Effects in Semi-Realistic MSSM Quivers and F-theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

9:30am Michael Douglas
Stony Brook
Questions About the String Landscape[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am Wati Taylor
Global Aspects of the Space of 6D String Vacua[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:50am Paul McGuirk
Holographic Gauge Mediation with Strongly Coupled Messengers[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Lunch
1:30pm Stuart Raby
OSU (leader)
Discussion of Future Directions for the SVP[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm Paul Langacker
Hunt for New Physics at the LHC (Colloquium)[Slides]

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

9:30am Gordy Kane
Univ. of Michigan
String Theory, Moduli, Dark Matter, and Cosmological History[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am Piyush Kumar
Dynamical Realization of the String Axiverse and Solution to the Strong CP Problem[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:50am Konstantin Bobkov
Kaehler-Independent G2 Fluxless Vacua and their Phenomenology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Lunch
1:30pm Eric Kuflik
Univ. of Michigan
The LSP in M-Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:10pm Jing Shao
The Implication of F-theory GUTs for LHC[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Timothy Renner
Systematic Investigations of the Free Fermionic Heterotic String Landscape at Baylor University[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:10 Mahdi Torabian
ICTP & Michigan
Insights into Moduli Stabilization in M-Theory on G2[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Workshop Summary and Conclusion