
GRAVITY THEORY SEMINARS,
Spring
2005
(Includes also other seminars of interest to the gravity group)
The Seminars are supposed to take place every Wednesday
at
2:00pm in Room 4102 (unless otherwise stated below).
For information about GRT group seminars contact Albert Roura (3014056032).
For information about scheduled seminars in the UMD Physics Department
look
at the Department
Seminar
Pages.
You can also see the lists of seminars in previous semesters: spring
2001,
fall 2001,
spring 2002,
fall 2002,
spring 2003,
fall 2003, spring 2004
and fall 2004.
Date, Time, Place  Speaker, Affiliation, Title
(sometimes linked to an abstract) 
Fri. Jan.
28 Room 4316 
Robert
Brout, Université Libre de Bruxelles ``What is time?'' 
Mon. Feb.
21 Room 1201 
Leonardo
Rastelli, Princeton
University ``Minimal strings and open / closed duality'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Wed.
Feb.
23 Room 1201 
Martin
Kruczenski, Brandeis
University ``String / gaugetheory duality and ferromagnetic spin chains'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Mon. Feb.
28 Room 1201 
Marcus
Spradlin, KITP ``Adventures in String Theory: From Black Holes to QCD'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Tue. Mar. 1 1:30pm Room 4316 
Anastasia
Volovich, KITP ``QCD amplitudes and string theory'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Thu. Mar. 3 4:00pm Room 1201 
Matthew
Kleban, IAS ``Finite Temperature Field Theory and Black Holes'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Mon. Mar. 7 4:00pm Room 3301 
Nemanja
Kaloper, UC
Davies ``Shock Therapy'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Wed.
Mar. 9 Room 1201 
Abhay
Ashtekar, IGPG
at Penn
State University ``Black hole evaporation: A paradigm'' 
Wed.
Mar. 16 
No seminar because of the 8th Eastern Gravity Meeting 
Wed.
Mar. 23 
No seminar: Spring Break 
Thu. Apr. 14 4:00pm 
Ira
Rothstein, Carnegie
Mellon University ``The Problem of Motion in General Relativity as a Theory of Scales'' 
Wed. Apr. 27  Fred
Cooper, LANL
/ NSF ``Exact solitary wave solutions for discrete λ φ^{4} field theory in 1+1 dimensions'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Thu. Apr. 28 12:30pm 
John
Stachel, Boston
University ``Generalizing General Covariance'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Wed.
May 4 
No seminar because of the
2005
Annual Meeting Symposium  The World Year of Physics: Einstein in the
21st Century
at the National Academy of Sciences 
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