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

Strings, Branes and Holography

The George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy is organizing a workshop on Strings, Branes and Holography, to be held from April 27 – May 1, 2015. This will be a small, informal gathering with about three talks per day, allowing plenty of opportunity for interactions and collaborations among the participants.

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

Participant List

Speaker University
Eric Bergshoeff Univ of Groningen
Mirjam Cvetic Univ. of Pennsylvania
Eric D’Hoker UCLA
Hadi Godazgar University of Cambridge
Mahdi Godazgar University of Cambridge
Olaf Hohm M.I.T.
Daniel Jafferis Harvard University
Elias Kiritsis Univ of Crete
Per Kraus UCLA
Ivo Sachs Ludwig-Maximilians Universität-München
Eric Mintun UCSB
Antoine Van Proeyen KU Leuven
Savdeep Sethi University of Chicago
Kellogg Stelle Imperial College-London
Jaroslav Trnka California Institute of Technology
Dimitrios Tsimpis Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
Scott Watson Syracuse University

Slides From Presentations

Speaker Lecture Title
Eric Bergshoeff Non-relativistic Gravity
Mirjam Cvetič Aspects of Abelian and Discrete Symmetries
in F-Theory Compacficaon
Eric D’Hoker Modular Structure of Type IIB Low Energy Expansion
Olaf Hohm Towards a Geometery of Corrections
Daniel Jafferis Supergravity Duals of the Simplest Chern-Simons Matter Theories
Ivo Sachs Superstring Field Theory on the Small Hilbert Space
Savdeep Sethi A Landscape of Field Theories
Kellogg Stelle What Happens to the Schwarzschild Solution in Higher-Derivative Gravity?
Jaroslav Trnka Scattering Inequalities
Dimitrios Tsimpis 3D N=1 Effective Supergravity From M-Theory on Fourfolds
Antoine Van Proeyen Nilpotent Multiplets in Supergravity and Anti-D3 Branes


April: 27 – May 1: Strings, Branes and Holography

Formal schedule for talks


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


Christopher Pope
Ergin Sezgin
Sera Cremonini
Sebastian Guttenberg

Yi Pang
Daniel Robbins
Andrew Royston
Beverly Guster