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The George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy

Dualities in Supergravities, Strings and Branes

The George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy is organizing a workshop on Dualities in Supergravities and Branes, to be held from April 11 – April 15, 2016. This will be a small, informal gathering with about three talks per day, allowing plenty of opportunity for interactions and collaborations among the participants.


  • Eric Bergshoeff (Gronigen University)
  • Guillaume Bossard (Ecole Polytechnique)
  • Nicolas Boulanger (Mons University)
  • Sera Cremonini (Lehigh University)
  • Olaf Hohm (MIT)
  • Axel Kleinschmidt (AEI)
  • James Liu (Michigan University)
  • Herman Nicolai (AEI)
  • Schlomo Razamat (Technion)
  • Evgeny Skvortsov (Munich University)
  • Kelly Stelle (Imperial College)
  • Per Sundell (UNAB)
  • Oscar Varela (Harvard University)
  • Brian Willet (IAS)

Travel Information

Easterwood Airport (CLL) is located only 2 miles from campus and offers daily flights from/to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

You may also wish to consider flying into Houston-area airports (George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH); William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and complete the rest of the journey (100 miles) by rental car or airport shuttle. You can arrange shuttle service to & from Houston airports with GroundShuttle.


The hotel we have booked is:
Hampton Inn College Station
320 Texas Avenue South
College Station, Texas, 77840
Hamption’s Website

We will make all the arrangements and provide the hotel with visitors details, so individuals do not need to get in touch with the hotel prior to arrival. It is around a 15 minute walk from the hotel to the Mitchell Institute.


The closest visitor parking is provided by the Northside Parking Garage, which is just across the street from the Mitchell Institute, at the intersection of Ireland Street and University Drive: TAMU Map

Taxi Information

  • BCS Taxi: (979) 691-2222
  • Northgate taxi: (979) 574-6919
  • BCS Taxi-cab: (979) 693-5532
  • College Station/Bryan taxi: (979) 436-8107

Slides From Presentations

Speaker Lecture Title
Eric Bergshoeff Applied Newton-Cartan Geometry
Franz Ciceri Deformations of Exceptional Field Theory and the Romans Mass
Nicolas Boulanger Duality for Spin fields
Olaf Hohm Duality in Double and Exceptional Field Theory
James Liu Rigid Supersymmetric Backgrounds of Newton-Cartan Supergravity
Evgeny Skvortsov Higher-Spin Symmetries in AdS/CFT Dualities and Phase Transitions
Kelly Stelle Black Holes, Higher Derivatives and Stability
Per Sundell Higher Spins and Topological Open Strings
Oscar Varela Consistent Truncations and the Duality Hierarchy


April: 11 – April 15: Dualities in Supergravities, Strings and Branes

Schedule and Titles


Mitchell Institute – Room M102
4242 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843


Haishan Liu
Christopher Pope
Ergin Sezgin
Andy Royston
Jakob Palmkvist