CGTP

Video Archive of the `Center' for Geometry and Theoretical Physics, Duke University

Thanks to videotaping and conversion to web video formats by the math department, we collect here videos and associated lecture notes for selected seminars sponsored by the CGTP.

In addition to viewing the archived videos, you can occasionally catch a live broadcast at times indicated on the calendar.

Note that as of fall, 1999, we are providing only the G2 realvideo format; you may need to update your realvideo player.

Spring 2006 seminars:

Yi Li Deformation of Generalized Complex Structures and Topological Sigma Models 2/23/06
Lecture Notes
Video coming soon
Lilia Anguelova R^4 Corrections and Flux Superpotential in Heterotic M-theory 2/16/06
Lecture Notes
Video coming soon
Florian Gmeiner, One in a Billion: MSSM-like D-Brane Statistics 2/2/06 (UNC string seminar)
Lecture Notes, and
Video coming soon
Liam McAllister Random Matrices and Inflation from String Axions 1/19/06
Lecture Notes
Video coming soon

Fall 2005 seminars:

Katrin Wendland Z_4 orbifold limits of K3 and a family of smooth quartic K3s: A nonclassical duality 12/1/05
Lecture Notes
G2 Video
Ilarion Melnikov, Topological Correlators from the Coulomb Branch 11/17/05
G2 Video
Raul Rabadan, Some remarks about axions and other pseudoscalar particles 11/10/05
Notes coming soon
G2 video
Volker Braun, A Heterotic Standard Model 11/3/05 (UNC string seminar)
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Albion Lawrence, Closed String Tachyon Dynamics 10/20/05
G2 Video
Mohammad Edalati, On singular effective superpotentials in supersymmetric gauge theories 10/13/05
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Per Berglund, On Moduli Stabilisation in Calabi-Yau Flux Compactifications 10/06/05
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Eric Sharpe, Stringy corrections to spacetime superpotentials 9/29/05 (UNC string seminar)
G2 Video part 1 and part 2
Igor Mencattini, Special Kahler geometry of classical integrable systems 9/22/05 (UNC string seminar)
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Christian Romelsberger, An index to count chiral primaries in N=1 d=4 SCFT's 9/15/05
G2 Video
Hisham Sati, The M-theory/Type II partition functions and generalized cohomology 9/1/05
Lecture Notes
Sorry, no video

Spring 2005 seminars:

Duiliu-Emanuel Diaconescu, A Vertex Formalism for Local Ruled Surfaces 5/26/05
Sorry, no video
Eric Sharpe, Gauging noneffective group actions and mirror symmetry 5/24/05
Lecture Notes
Sorry, no video
Marco Gualtieri, Generalized Kahler geometry and T-duality 4/28/05
G2 Video
James Sparks, Recent Developments in AdS/CFT and Sasaki-Einstein Geometry 4/21/05 (UNC string seminar)
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Martin Wolf, Supertwistors, Super Yang-Mills Theory and Integrability 4/15/05
Lecture Notes
Sorry, no video
David Page, Geometric transitions with branes and flux 4/14/05
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Toby Wiseman, Numerical Ricci flat metrics on K3 4/7/05 (UNC string seminar)
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Ken Intriligator, Exploring RG flows with a-maximization 3/31/05
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Andrew Neitzke, Elements of Topological M-Theory 3/24/05
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Daniel Robbins, Flux compactifications and the hybrid formalism 3/17/05
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Sven Rinke, Supersymmetric Boundary Conditions for the N = 2 Sigma Model with Non-Abelian Gauge Fields 3/3/05
G2 Video
Albion Lawrence, Worldsheet RG and target space time evolution 2/24/05
G2 Video
Paul Frampton, Conformality and String Phenomenology 2/17/05
G2 Video
Johannes Walcher, Stability of Landau-Ginzburg branes 2/10/05 (UNC string seminar)
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Sudarshan Ananth, Maximally Supersymmetric theories, Dynkin Indices and UV Divergences 2/3/05 (UNC string seminar)
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Niklas Beisert, Strings on AdS5 x S5, N=4 Super Yang-Mills and Algebraic Curves 1/20/05 (UNC string seminar)
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Washington Taylor, Counting flux vacua with special properties 1/13/05
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video

Fall 2004 seminars:

Marcel Vonk, Topological Strings, Black Holes and Matrix Models 12/9/04
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
David Shih, Target Space in Minimal String Theory 12/2/04
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Brian Wecht, Towards a c-theorem in Four Dimensions 11/18/04
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Louise Dolan, Integrable Spin Models and Superconformal Yang-Mills Theory 11/11/04 (UNC string seminar)
Lecture Notes, and
mp3 Audio
Pascal Grange, Non-Lagrangian A-branes and Mirror Symmetry 11/04/04
Lecture Notes (41 MB pdf file), and
G2 Video
Christian Stahn, The type IIB effective action, threebranes and instantons 10/28/04
Lecture Notes, and
G2 Video
Allan Adams, LISA in the Sky with Dark Matter 10/21/04
Lecture Notes (11 MB pdf file), and
G2 Video
Stephon Alexander, Observing the string: The cosmic matter-antimatter asymmetry from string theory and the universality of the Green-Schwarz mechanism 10/14/04
G2 Video
Ilarion Melnikov, The Coulomb Branch in Gauged Linear Sigma Models 9/30/04
G2 Video
Robert Duivenvoorden, Dual views of string impurities 9/17/04
G2 Video

Spring 2004 seminars:

Fall 2003 seminars:

Christopher Beasley, Residues and world-sheet instantons 11/20/03
G2 Video
Christopher Herzog, del Pezzo, Markov and Seiberg 11/6/03
G2 Video

Spring 2003 seminars:

Philip Argyres, Higher derivative terms in harmonic superspace 3/6/03
G2 Video

Fall 2002 seminars:

Brook Williams, Geometric Constructions of Nongeometric String Theories, 10/03/02
G2 Video
Brian Wecht, Effective field theory on unstable branes 9/26/02
G2 Video

Spring 2002 seminars:

Fall 2001 seminars:

John McGreevy, Linear sigma models for open strings, with applications, 12/04/01
Lecture Notes (80 MB pdf file), and G2 Video
Michael Thaddeus, Mirror Symmetry and Langlands Duality, 10/31/01
G2 Video (audio starts 5 minutes into the talk)
Ronen Plesser, `Toric duality' is Seiberg duality, 10/11/01
G2 Video
Paul Aspinwall, Yang-Mills theories and D-Branes on very small spaces, 10/9/01
G2 VideoNo Audio!
David Morrison, Triples, Fluxes, and Strings, 9/27/01
G2 Video
Simeon Hellerman, Linear Thinking in Perturbative String Theory, 9/6/01
G2 Video.

Spring 2001 seminars:

Mina Aganagic, D-Branes, Mirror Symmetry, and Counting Holomorphic Disks, 5/10/01
G2 Video.
Micha Berkooz, The ADHM Moduli Space and Light Cone Description of Open Membrane Theory, 5/3/01
Lecture notes and G2 Video.
Eduard Looijenga, Arrangements and moduli spaces, 4/18/01
G2 Video.
Paul Horja, Derived category automorphisms from mirror symmetry, 4/10/01
G2 Video.
Bobby Acharya, M Theory, G2 Holonomy spaces and N=1 Theories in Four Dimensions, 4/5/01
Lecture notes and G2 Video.
Paul Aspinwall, String Theory and Derived Categories, 3/28/01
G2 Video.
Anton Kapustin, Mirror Symmetry and Noncommutative Geometry, 3/8/01
Lecture notes and G2 Video
Albion Lawrence, Low-Energy Physics of Warped Compactifications, 3/1/01
Lecture notes and G2 Video
Anda Degeratu, An analytical approach towards understanding the topology of crepant resolutions of Calabi-Yau orbifolds, 2/8/01
G2 Video

Fall 2000 seminars:

Bartomeu Fiol, Elements of D-Geometry, 11/9/00
Lecture notes and G2 Video
Igor Klebanov, N=1 Gauge Theory and Warped Deformed Conifold, 11/2/00
Lecture notes and G2 Video
Sergei Gukov, Warped compactifications on Calabi-Yau fourfolds, 10/26/00
Lecture notes and G2 Video
Duiliu-Emanuel Diaconescu, M theory and twisted K theory, 9/21/00
Lecture notes and G2 Video
Shiraz Minwalla, The Zero-Brane as a Soliton, 9/14/00
G2 Video
David Morrison, A New Perspective on Calabi-Yau Geometry, II, 9/7/00
G2 Video
David Morrison, A New Perspective on Calabi-Yau Geometry, I, 8/31/00
G2 Video

Spring 2000 seminars:

Nikita Nekrasov, Spacetime Foam and Non-Commutative Instantons, 5/18/00
No notes available
Vijay Balasubramanian, Five Dimensions from Four: On Dimensional Transmogrification, 4/20/00
Lecture notes and G2 Video
Andrei Caldararu, Derived Categories of Twisted Sheaves, 4/4/00
G2 Video
Kentaro Hori, Mirror Symmetry, 2/10/00
lecture notes only (56 MB - sorry!)
Rajesh Gopakumar, exp(-N), 2/3/00
lecture notes, and G2 Video

Fall 1999 seminars:

Shamit Kachru, Fun with Supersymmetric Three-Cycles, 12/10/99
G2 Video
Eva Silverstein, Small N 2D Gauge Theory and Small N Supersymmetry, 11/18/99
G2 Video
Sheldon Katz, Gopakumar-Vafa Invariants of Moduli Spaces of Holomorphic Curves and Integrality, 11/16/99
G2 Video
Savdeep Sethi, Compactifications with G-Flux, 10/21/99
G2 Video
Albion Lawrence, D-Branes on Calabi-Yau Threefolds, 10/14/99
G2 Video
Jean-Luc Brylinski, Holomorphic gerbes and field theory, 9/21/99
G2 video
Rahul Pandharipande, Integers in the Gromov-Witten Theory of 3-folds, 9/14/99
G2 video [no audio, sorry!]

Spring 1999 seminars:

Albion Lawrence, Holography and Spacetime Locality, 1/21/99
lecture notes and G2 video or 5.0 video
Angel Uranga, Brane Configurations and Branes at Singularities, 2/11/99
G2 video or 5.0 video (poor audio quality)
Philip Argyres, N=2 Supersymmetric Fixed Points at Rank Two, 2/18/99
lecture notes, and G2 video or 5.0 video
Michael Douglas, D-Branes and Discrete Torsion, 3/11/99
G2 video or 5.0 video
Nikita Nekrasov, Four-Manifolds, Symplectic Geometry, and Mirror Symmetry, 4/1/99
lecture notes, and G2 video or 5.0 video
Paul Frampton, Conformal Nonsupersymmetric Gauge Theories in d = 4 from AdS/CFT Superstring Duality, 4/15/99
G2 video or 5.0 video
Jeff Harvey, D-Branes and Asymmetric Orbifolds, 4/29/99
G2 video or 5.0 video
Ofer Aharony, `Little String Theories' of NS 5-Branes and Holography in Linear Dilaton Backgrounds, 5/6/99
lecture notes, and G2 video or 5.0 video
Eva Silverstein, An Approach to Tachyon Dynamics in Closed String Theory, 5/17/99
G2 video or 5.0 video

Spring 1999 lecture series on F-theory (lectures by David Morrison)

Fall 1998 seminars:

David Morrison, Non-Spherical Horizons, I, 9/17/98
G2 video only (technical difficulties - no audio)
Ronen Plesser, Conformal Field Theories from Branes at Singularities, 9/24/98
G2 video or 5.0 video
Paul Aspinwall, Lie Groups, Calabi-Yau Threefolds and Anomalies, 9/29/98
G2 video only (technical difficulties - no audio)
David Morrison, Non-Spherical Horizons, II , 9/30/98
G2 video or 5.0 video
Clifford Johnson, Large N Phases, Holography and Quantum Gravity, 10/15/98
lecture notes, and G2 video or 5.0 video
Eric Sharpe, Kähler Cone Substructure, 10/29/98
G2 video only (technical difficulties - no audio)
Shamit Kachru, Strings in Flat Space, 11/5/98
lecture notes, and G2 video (technical difficulties - no audio)
Ken Intriligator, Bonus Symmetries of N=4 Super-Yang-Mills Correlation Functions via AdS Duality, 11/17/98
G2 video or 5.0 video
Ruben Minasian, Non-abelian Tensor-Multiplet Anomalies from M-Theory, 11/19/98
lecture notes, and G2 Video or 5.0 Video
Savdeep Sethi, Constraints from Supersymmetry , 12/3/98
G2 Video or 5.0 Video

The lectures are stored in RealVideo format and are viewable with a Real Audio 5.0 or Real Audio G2 player.

The G2 link has a 28kbs, 56kbs, and 112kbs video stream that will auto adjust for your G2 player, OR play a 28kbs stream for Real Audio 5.0 players!.

The 5.0 link points to a 56kbs stream available for 5.0 players.


Last modified: 15 April 1999