The Fifth New England String Meeting
Brown University
Friday, November 18, 2011


Free Registration
The meeting is open to all, but it would be helpful to us if you please register by clicking here if you plan to attend.

The Fifth New England String Meeting will be a small, regional one-day conference open to all students, postdocs and faculty. The schedule will leave a generous amount of time for coffee breaks and meals, so people will have plenty of time to chat informally.

Confirmed Speakers Include
Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS)
Sergei Gukov (Caltech)
Alex Maloney (McGill)
Subir Sachdev (Harvard)
Herman Verlinde (Princeton)
Barton Zwiebach (MIT)

Tentative Schedule

11.00amBarton Zwiebach, "Double Field Theory: Basics and Recent Developments"
11.50amSergei Gukov, "3d Gauge Theories Labeled by 3-Manifolds"
12.40pmLunch at local restaurants
2.10pmAlex Maloney, "The Holographic Dual of the Ising Model"
3.00pmSubir Sachdev, "Holography of Compressible Quantum States"
4.20pmHerman Verlinde, "Gravity from Instantons"
5.10pmNima Arkani-Hamed, "Scattering Amplitudes and the Positive Grassmannian"
6.00pmDinner at local restaurants

Practical Information
The talks will be held in Room 190 of the Barus-Holley Building, which is located on the northwest corner of George Street and Hope Street.


Brown University is easily accessible by the MBTA from Boston as well as by Amtrak.
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Past Meetings
The First New England String Meeting
The Second New England String Meeting
The Third New England String Meeting
The Fourth New England String Meeting