name | affiliation | title |

Bobby Acharya |
(Rutgers) |
"M-theory, G2 manifolds and four-dimensional physics" |

Nima Arkani-Hamed |
(Harvard) |
"Dimensional deconstruction and physics in theory space" |

Michael Atiyah |
(Edinburgh) |
"Twisted K-theory and physics" |

Costas Bachas |
(ENS, Paris) |
"Branes in AdS spacetimes and holography" |

Tom Banks |
(U. of California, Santa Cruz and Rutgers) |
"A critique of pure string theory" |

David Berenstein |
(IAS, Princeton) |
"N=1 dualities and the dynamics of brane anti-brane systems" |

Nathan Berkovits |
(Sao Paulo, Brazil) |
"Applications of the covariant formalism for superstrings and the supermembrane" |

Lorenzo Cornalba |
(Amsterdam) |
"A resolution of the cosmological singularity with orientifolds" |

Robbert Dijkgraaf |
(Amsterdam) |
"Matrix models, topological strings and supersymmetric gauge theories" |

Nick Dorey |
(Swansea) |
"Elliptic models at large-N, (little) worldsheet instantons and integrable systems" |

Michael Douglas |
(Rutgers) |
"Mastering N=1" |

José Figueroa-O'Farrill |
(Edinburgh) |
"Geometry of supersymmetric pp-waves" |

Steve Giddings |
(UCSB) |
"Warped compactification phenomenology" |

Amit Giveon |
(Racah, Jerusalem) |
"From big bang to big crunch and beyond" |

Sergei Gukov |
(Princeton) |
"The geometry of rational conformal field theories" |

Michael Gutperle |
(Harvard) |
"Spacelike branes" |

Gary Horowitz |
(UCSB) |
"Comments on spacetime singularities" |

Luis Ibáñez |
(Autonoma, Madrid) |
"The intersection numbers of the Standard Model" |

Nobuyuki Ishibashi |
(KEK) |
"On wrapped membranes" |

Shamit Kachru |
(Stanford) |
"New phenomena in compactifications with flux" |

Hikaru Kawai |
(Kyoto) |
"Spontaneous breaking of rotational symmetry in IIB matrix model" |

Igor Klebanov |
(Princeton) |
"Some stringy aspects of the AdS/CFT duality" |

Dieter Lüst |
(Humboldt) |
"Intersecting brane worlds on Calabi-Yau orientifolds" |

Juan Maldacena |
(IAS, Princeton) |
"Strings on plane waves" |

Juan Maldacena |
(IAS, Princeton) |
"Some thoughts on the wave function of the universe" |

Shiraz Minwalla |
(Harvard) |
"PP-wave string interactions from Yang Mills" |

Greg Moore |
(Rutgers) |
"Strings on time dependent orbifolds I" |

David Morrison |
(Duke) |
"Half K3 surfaces" |

Sunil Mukhi |
(Tata and IAS) |
"Strings from quivers" |

Nikita Nekrasov |
(IHES \& ITEP) |
"Solution of N=2 gauge theories via instanton counting" |

Hermann Nicolai |
(AEI Golm) |
"E10 and the BKL limit of M theory" |

Hirosi Ooguri |
(Caltech) |
"Worldsheet derivation of a large N duality" |

Joe Polchinski |
(ITP, Santa Barbara) |
"Deep inelastic scattering and the growth of strings" |

Alexander Polyakov |
(Princeton) |
"Old and new aspects of the gauge/strings correspondence" |

Chris Pope |
(Texas A & M) |
"Special holonomy and the conifold" |

Pierre Ramond |
(Gainesville, Florida) |
"Higher spin massless particles" |

Lisa Randall |
(Harvard) |
"Unification in warped extra dimensions and bulk holography" |

Leonardo Rastelli |
(Princeton) |
"Progress in open string field theory" |

John Schwarz |
(Caltech) |
"Superstrings in a plane-wave background" |

Nathan Seiberg |
(Rutgers) |
"Strings on time dependent orbifolds II" |

Ashoke Sen |
(Allahabad and Penn State) |
"Tachyon dynamics in open string theory" |

Stephen Shenker |
(Stanford) |
"Inflation as a window into short distance physics" |

Eva Silverstein |
(SLAC) |
"Something from `nothing'" |

Kostas Skenderis |
(Princeton) |
"Supersymmetric completion of the R^4 term in IIB supergravity" |

Andrew Strominger |
(Harvard) |
"The nature of time in string theory" |

Wati Taylor |
(MIT) |
"Computing tree and loop amplitudes in string field theory" |

Arkady Tseytlin |
(Imperial College and Ohio State) |
"Semiclassical quantization of superstrings in AdS_5 x S^5" |

Cumrun Vafa |
(Harvard) |
"Superstrings and topological strings at large N" |

Gabriele Veneziano |
(CERN) |
"Can string cosmology face the challenge of CMB anisotropies?" |

Erik Verlinde |
(Princeton) |
"On the partition function of the five-brane" |