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Physics and Special Holonomy, KITP, 8-12 April 2019

Arrival Date: Sunday April 7, 2019. Departure Date: Saturday April 13, 2019.

All talks and discussions will be held in the Main Seminar Room at KITP on the UC Santa Barbara campus.

Shuttle service will be provided for conference participants between the Best Western South Coast Inn and KITP beginning at 7:45 a.m. each morning, with return shuttles beginning 15 minutes after the conclusion of the final event of the day.

Online Talks

Monday, Apr 08, 2019

9:00am Mark Haskins (University of Bath) Survey of Constructions of Local and Global G2 Holonomy Spaces, 1[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Shamit Kachru (Stanford University) K3 Metrics from Little String Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm Mark Haskins (University of Bath) Survey of Constructions of Local and Global G2 Holonomy Spaces, 2[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1:40pm Bobby Acharya (ICTP and King's College London) New Local G2 Holonomy Spaces and their Gauge Theory Interpretations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Jason Lotay (Oxford University) Bryant-Salamon metrics and coassociative fibrations
3:50pm All Participants Discussion

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019

9:00am Jim Halverson (Northeastern University) Cosmological Questions for G2 Landscapes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Michele Del Zotto (University of Durham) Selected topics about 5d theories and geometry[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm All Participants Discussion
1:40pm Song Sun (UC Berkeley) Small complex structure limit of Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Andreas Braun (Oxford University) Spin7 Connected Sums and String Theory Dualities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:50pm All Participants Discussion

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

9:00am Sakura Schaefer-Nameki (Oxford University) Higgs Bundles in M Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Sergei Gukov (Caltech) Lagrangian Disks in M-theory, 1[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm Sergei Gukov (Caltech) Lagrangian Disks in M-theory, 2[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1:40pm Dan Xie (Tsinghua University) Sasaki-Einstein Manifolds and the ADS/CFT Correspondence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Rodrigo Barbosa (U. Penn) Deformations of G_2-structures, String Dualities and Flat Higgs Bundles[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:50pm All Participants Discussion

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019

9:00am Yang Li (Imperial College London) Taub-NUT and Ooguri-Vafa in complex dimension 3[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Sebastian Goette (Freiburg University) Distinguishing G2-manifolds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm Gordon Kane (University of Michigan) Hidden Sectors and Associated Physics -- Supersymmetry Breaking, Dark Matter, de Sitter Vacuum[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1:40pm Mirjam Cvetic (University of Pennsylvania) M3-branes and T-branes in G2 Backgrounds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Alex Kinsella (UCSB) Heterotic Duals of M-Theory on Joyce Orbifolds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:50pm All Participants Discussion

Friday, Apr 12, 2019

9:00am Marc-Antoine Fiset (Oxford University) Mirror Symmetry for G2 Compactifications[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Jonathan Heckman (University of Pennsylvania) F-Theory and Spin7 Manifolds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm All Participants Discussion