KITP Program: Superstring Cosmology (Aug 4 - Dec 19, 2003)
Coordinators: T. Banks, S. Carroll, J. Maldacena, J. Polchinski, G. Veneziano

Speakers: Please lend your transparencies to the KITP staff members in the front office (Rm 1102) for scanning, or see us about file upload.

Time Speaker Title
8/06, 12:30 p.m. Dr. David Wands
KITP & Portsmouth
What a Cosmologist Wants from String Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/07, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Stephen Shenker
KITP & Stanford
The Black Hole Singularity in AdS/CFT[Aud][Cam]
8/12, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Stephen Shenker
KITP & Stanford (Moderator)
Informal Discussion of Cosmological Singularities[Aud][Cam]
8/13, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Finn Larsen
KITP & Univ. of Michigan
de Sitter Holography and the CMB[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Geraldine Servant
KITP & Univ. of Chicago
Kaluza-Klein Dark Matter[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/19, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Csaba Csaki
(KITP & Cornell (discussion leader))
Dr. Christophe Grojean
(KITP & Saclay (discussion leader))
Discussion on Modifications of Gravity at Large Distances[Aud][Cam]
8/20, 9:00 a.m. Dr. Steve Giddings
Branes, Fluxes, Moduli Potentials, and the Fate of Four Dimensions[Aud][Cam]
8/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eva Silverstein
Entropy and Holography in (A)ds Flux Models[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/22, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Gabriele Veneziano
KITP & CERN (discussion leader)
Discussion on Problems in Bouncing Cosmologies[Aud][Cam]
8/26, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Shamit Kachru
Inflation from String Theory[Aud][Cam]
8/27, 12:00 a.m. Dr. Washington Taylor
String Field Theory, Cosmology, and Tachyons[Aud][Cam]
8/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Fernando Quevedo
University of Cambridge
8/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Cliff Burgess
McGill University
Warped Brane Worlds from 6d Gauged Supergravity[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/29, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Sean Carroll
University of Chicago
Why is the Universe Accelerating?[Aud][Cam]
9/03, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Lam Hui
Running Spectral Index Inflation and Gravity Waves -- an Astrophysicist's Perspective[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/04, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrei Linde
Eternal Inflation[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/09, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Raphael Bousso,
KITP & UC Berkeley
Holography in Cosmology and in Flat Space[Aud][Cam]
9/10, 12:30 p.m. Dr. David Wands
Alternate Scenarios for the Origin of Structure[Aud][Cam]
9/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Renata Kallosh
Review of Inflation in String Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/16, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jim Hartle
Discussion: Wavefunction of the Universe[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/17, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Brian Greene
Discussion: Transplanckian Effects in Inflation[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alessandra Buonanno
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Gravitational Waves and the Very Early Universe[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/23, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Edmund Copeland
Discussion: Perturbations in Bouncing Cosmologies[Aud][Cam]
9/24, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Gary Horowitz
Cosmic Censorship Violation in String Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. David Langlois
Inst. Astro., Paris
Cosmology in a Brane-Universe[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Sandip Trivedi
Tata Institute
Attempts at Inflation in String Theory Flux Compactifications[Aud][Cam]
10/02, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Elias Kiritsis
CPHT, École Polytechnique
Cosmological Brane Bulk Energy Exchange and New Mechanisms for Acceleration[Slides][Aud]
10/07, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Veronika Hubeny
Black Holes in Asymptotically Plane Wave Space-Times[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Mark Trodden
Syracuse University
Is Cosmic Acceleration Telling Us Something about Gravity?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/09, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nemanja Kaloper
UC Davis
Quantum Black Holes as Holograms[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Scott Thomas
Fundamental Physics from Precision Cosmology[Aud][Cam]
10/15, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Stephen Hawking
Cosmology from the Top Down[Aud][Cam]
10/16, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Ramy Brustein
Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva
Discussion: Interpreting the Accelerated Expansion of the Universe[Aud][Cam]
10/13-17 Conference: Superstring Cosmology
10/28, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jim Cline
Discussion Session: Multi-field Inflation from String Theory?[Aud][Cam]
10/29, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Robert Brandenberger
Back Reaction of Cosmological Perturbations and the Cosmological Constant?[Aud][Cam]
11/04, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Thibault Damour
E10 and a Small Tension Expansion of M-Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
F and D Cosmic Strings in Flux Compactifications[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/06, 2:00 p.m. Amanda Weltman
Chameleon Fields: Awaiting Surprises for Tests of Gravity in Space[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/12, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Gary Horowitz
The Black Hole Final State[Aud][Cam]
11/13, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew Chamblin
Los Alamos
Holographic Weyl Entropy Bounds[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/18, 10:30 a.m. Dr. David Lyth
University of Lancaster
What is the Best Model of Inflation?[Aud][Cam]
11/19, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Sergey Solodukhin
Cosmological Horizon Holography[Aud][Cam]
11/20, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Stephon Alexander
Topological Inflation and D-anti-D-Brane Annihilation[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/25, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Albion Lawrence
The Quantum to Classical Transition in Inflation[Aud][Cam]
12/02, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Micha Berkooz
Weizmann Institute
Standard Model Baryogenesis with Horizontal Symmetries[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew Strominger
Matrix Model for AdS2[Aud][Cam]
12/04, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Tom Banks
UCSC & Rutgers
Holographic Cosmology[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/10, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Steve Gubser
String Inspired Modifications of Cold Dark Matter[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sean Carroll
University of Chicago
How Eternal Inflation Explains the Second Law of Thermodynamics[Aud][Cam]
12/16, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Don Marolf
Entropy Bounds: Can We Live Without Them?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/17, 12:00 p.m. End of Program Discussion Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

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