RTN2005

January 31 - February 4 2005

SISSA, Trieste, Italy

published August 04, 2005

SISSA, Trieste, Italy

published August 04, 2005

- i) The recent impressive experimental progress achieved in cosmology has renewed interest in finding viable cosmological string backgrounds. This motivated the need of a course giving a pedagogical introduction to cosmology.
- ii) Interesting recent developments have allowed to better understand the relationship between twistor string theories and certain correlation functions in SUSY (and non-SUSY) theories.
- iii) Flux compactifications are a very interesting way of getting string vacua where many moduli (if not all) can be stabilized. D-branes in presence of flux backgrounds are then a promising class of models to possibly get realistic string vacua.
- iv) Topological string theories allow very often for exact computations. Therefore they are a powerful means to perform calculations on Calabi-Yau geometries and, ultimately, to study open-closed string duality.
- v) The renowned AdS/CFT correspondence is by now a familiar construction in the string community. However, maybe less known are the more realistic non-conformal instances where the gauge/gravity correspondence takes place.

**Editorial Board**

Bonora Loriano, Iengo Roberto, Lüst Dieter, **Marco Serone** (chairman), Matteo Bertolini, Randjbar-Daemi Seif, Van Proeyen Antoine, Zanon Daniela

Talks |

Lecture Notes on D-brane Models with Fluxes PoS(RTN2005)001 pdf |

Topological String Theory on Calabi-Yau threefolds PoS(RTN2005)002 pdf |

Introduction to Cosmology PoS(RTN2005)003 pdf |

Lectures on Twistor String Theory and Perturbative Yang-Mills Theory PoS(RTN2005)004 pdf |

RTN lectures on the non AdS/non CFT Correspondence PoS(RTN2005)005 pdf |