SUPERGRAVITY AT 25  Stony Brook, 2001

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On the weekend of December 1st and 2nd, 2001, the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics will host the conference Supergravity at 25 at the Stony Brook campus of the State University of New York. This conference will celebrate this year as the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the theory of supergravity, in which Stony Brook played a major role.


There will be 20 half-hour talks covering the development of supergravity, from its conception till the present, and including prospects for the future. Our speakers are Bernard de Wit, Michael Duff, Sergio Ferrara, Pietro Fré, Daniel Freedman, S. James Gates, Gary Gibbons, Marc Grisaru, Bernard Julia, Renata Kallosh, Igor Klebanov, Ulf Lindström, John Schwarz, Ashoke Sen, Ergin Sezgin, Kostas Skenderis, Emery Sokatchev, Arkady Tseytlin, Nicholas Warner, and Peter West:

Saturday, December 1
9FerraraMatter coupling in supergravity theories
9:30SokatchevAdS/CFT correspondence tests in D=4 and D=6
10WestThe construction of supergravity theories and their symmetries
11GrisaruA matter of some supergravity
11:30GatesIs string/supersymmetry quintessentially challenged?
12GibbonsEncounters with supergravity
2JuliaInventing symmetries
2:30KlebanovSupergravity duals of N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories
3LindströmHigher order invariants in supergravity
3:30de WitMuch ado about N=2
4:30SchwarzComments on Born-Infeld theory
5DuffM-theory on manifolds of G2 holonomy: the first 20 years
5:30KalloshSupergravity, black holes and cosmology
6SenSupergravity and open strings

Sunday, December 2
9FreedmanAdS/CFT for a field theory with defect
9:30SezginHigher spin extension of AdS supergravities in diverse dimensions
10WarnerGauged supergravity and holographic RG Flow
10:30Break, Conference photo
11TseytlinConformal supergravity and strings
11:30FréType II B supergravity, Dp-branes and ALE spaces
12SkenderisString corrections to D-brane solutions

All talks, breaks, and the Sunday lunch will be located in P-137 Harriman Hall. The Saturday lunch and dinner will be at the University Club, 2nd floor Chemistry Building.

You may also find useful this travel information and these local maps.

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