Summer school on String Theory
Responsibility for organizing the School rested in the hands of LMU Professor Ilka Brunner, Dr. Marco Baumgartl (a member of the Junior Research Group on ”Extra Dimensions in Particle Physics and Cosmology“ in the Cluster) and Dr. Michael Haack (Scientific Coordinator at the Arnold Sommerfeld Center at LMU). “Registrations were received from all over the world, including Azerbaijan, Chile, China, India, South Africa and the USA, so the School will have a decidedly international character“, says Ilka Brunner. “One of our major goals was to ensure that young researchers would have the benefit of hearing presentations from top-class faculty. So we are delighted that leading experts in theoretical physics, including Hirosi Ooguri of the Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in Japan and Barton Zwiebach of the Massachussetts Institute for Technology, who has just published a splendid textbook on String Theory, have accepted invitations to give lectures.“
During the first week, participants will learn the basics of String Theory, hearing lectures and working in small groups. They will then be exposed to more advanced treatments in the following week. The program also includes leisure activities, which will provide further opportunities to form contacts and exchange views.