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Lorenzo Cornalba, University of Amsterdam

D-Branes in Ramond-Ramond Backgrounds

String Theory Seminar

Lorenzo Cornalba, University of Amsterdam

D-Branes in Ramond-Ramond Backgrounds

Robertus Potting, Universidade do Algarve

Vacuum String Field Theory and the Projection Equation

José Edelstein, Instituto Superior Técnico

Geometric Transitions in Special Holonomy Manifolds and Large $N$ Dualities

Carlos Núñez, University of Cambridge

Gravity Duals for Large $N$ Limits of Gauge Theories

Orfeu Bertolami, Instituto Superior Técnico

Tachyonic Inflation on the Brane

Alfonso Ramallo, University of Santiago de Compostela

Giant Gravitons in String Theory

The giant gravitons are brane configurations which have the same quantum numbers and energy as a massless particle in supergravity. We will discuss the appearance of such configurations in several geometries of type II supergravity and M-theory.

S. Prem Kumar, University of Wales Swansea

The Connection between Matrix Models and Supersymmetric Gauge Theories I

This is the first of a series of three lectures on the connection between matrix models and supersymmetric gauge theories recently proposed by Dijkgraaf and Vafa. I will review in this lecture many aspects of the low energy dynamics of $N=1$ and $N=2$ supersymmetric gauge theories (such as the calculus of the effective superpotential, the Seiberg-Witten solution, etc.) that will be important in the following lectures.

S. Prem Kumar, University of Wales Swansea

The Connection between Matrix Models and Supersymmetric GaugeTheories II

This is the second lecture on the connection between matrix models and supersymmetric gauge theories recently proposed by Dijkgraaf and Vafa.

S. Prem Kumar, University of Wales Swansea

The Connection between Matrix Models and Supersymmetric GaugeTheories III

This is the last lecture on the connection between matrix models and supersymmetric gauge theories recently proposed by Dijkgraaf and Vafa.

S. Prem Kumar, University of Wales Swansea

Solving $N=1$ Supersymmetric Gauge Theories Using Matrix Models

Toni Mateos, University of Barcelona

Supergravity Dual of $N=1$ Noncommutative Field Theory

Javier Mas, University of Santiago de Compostela

Whitham Renormalization Group Equations and Supersymmetric
Yang-Mills Theories