Gravity, Supersymmetry and Branes:
A Meeting in Celebration of Kellogg Stelle's 60th Birthday

Imperial College London, April 24-25th 2008


The conference will focus on the latest research in the fields of Gravity, Supersymmetry, Supergravity, String theory and Branes, and will celebrate the career and achievements of Professor Kellogg Stelle, one of the UK's leading scientists in these fields. The dates are April 24-25 2008, and it will be held at Imperial College, London. There will be a series of talks on each day with a dinner on April 24.

Lectures will be held in Lecture Theatre 1 on level 3 of the Blackett Laboratory (building 6 on this map). Participants are asked to register during the morning of April 24th at the desk outside the lecture theater. The registration desk will be open from 9am. For those attending the dinner a payment of £30 in cash for themselves and each guest will be required at the same time, on the morning of April 24th.

The preliminary programme is (as of 2008-04-17):

April 24April 25
09:00 - 09:30Registration
09:30 - 10:10Deser
"Cosmological Topologically Massive Gravity"
10:10 - 10:50Howe
"Heterotic supergeometry revisited"
"Implications of D-instantons"
10:50 - 11:20Tea/Coffee
11:20 - 12:00Townsend
"Hamilton-Jacobi and Supersymmetry"
"The emergent nature of time and the complex numbers in quantum cosmology"
12:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:40Van Proeyen
"Electric-Magnetic Duality for N=1 supergravity with anomaly cancellation"
"Multiple M2-branes and the Embedding Tensor"
14:40 - 15:20Sezgin
"Gauging On-shell Duality Symmetries of Maximal 6D Supergravity"
"Heterotic Instanton Superpotentials"
15:20 - 15:50Tea/Coffee
15:50 - 16:30Pope
"New Black Holes in Five Dimensions"
"Monad Bundles in Heterotic String Compactification"
16:30 - 17:10West
"E theory"
"Low energy supersymmetry: to be or not to be?"
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