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# Year 2008

December '08 • Monday, 1st, 16:30 Z. Nagy (DESY) Parton Shower as QCD Prediction. (Colloquium) • Tuesday, 2nd, 14:30 C. Burrage (DESY) Fayet-Iliopoulos Terms in N=2 Supergravity - and the Implications for D3/D7 Brane Inflation. • Monday, 8th, 16:30 M. Tortola (Hamburg) Neutrino Oscillations: Current Status and Future Prospects. • Monday, 15th, 16:30 G. Semenoff (British Columbia) Relativistic Dynamics of Graphene. (Colloquium) • Tuesday, 16th, 14:30 A. Parkhomenko (Yaroslavl/DESY) B -> V γ Decays and CKM Phenomenology. |

November '08 • Tuesday, 4th, 14:30 L. Alvarez-Gaumé (CERN) Scaling Phenomena in Gravity and Yang-Mills Theories. (Colloquium) • Monday, 10th, 16:30 T. Bringmann (Stockholm) Indirect Dark Matter Searches, Radiative Corrections and the Need for Clear Spectral Signatures. (Colloquium) • Tuesday, 11th, 14:30 R. Janik (Cracow) Perturbative Gauge Theory from Strings in AdS5 x S5. (Colloquium) • Wednesday, 12th, 16:30 A. Westphal (Stanford) Monodromy in the CMB: Chaotic Inflation & Gravity Waves in String Theory. • Monday, 18th, 16:30 D. Colferai (INFN Firenze) Resummation for Structure Functions at small-x (Colloquium). • Tuesday, 18th, 14:30 G. Salam (Paris) Towards Jetography. (Colloquium) • Tuesday, 25th, 14:30 S. Kanemura (Toyama U.) Neutrino Masses, Dark Matter and Baryon Asymmetry via TeV-scale Physics. |

October '08 • Thursday, 2nd, 16:30, buildg. 1b, Sem.R. 3a A. Jevicki (Brown University, Providence) STRING THEORY SEMINAR: Dynamics of AdS Strings. • Monday, 13th, 16:30 D. Ross (Southampton) Inclusive and Diffractive Processes using DAF-BFKL Pomerons. • Monday, 27th, 16:30 S. Hofmann (NORDITA) Decoupling the Vacuum from Geometry. • Tuesday, 28th, 14:30 All (DESY, Hamburg) Show and Tell Seminar |

August '08 • Thursday, 28th, 14:00 R. Boels (Niels Bohr Inst., Copenhagen) STRING THEORY SEMINAR: Buzzword Bingo: MHV, CSW and BCFW for (Super)string Amplitudes. |

July '08 • Tuesday, 1st, 14:30 D. Steer (APC, Univ. Paris 7) Primordial Fluctuations and Non-Gaussianities in Multi-field DBI Inflation. • Monday, 7th, 16:30 J. Redondo (DESY) Hunting in the Hidden Photon Parameter Space. • Tuesday, 15th, 14:30 L. Kofman (CITA, Toronto) SPECIAL SEMINAR: Gravity Waves from before and after Inflation. |

June '08 • Monday, 2nd, 16:30 B. Pecjak (DESY) Improving Theory Predictions in B → V Gamma Decays • Tuesday, 3rd, 14:30, DESY Main Auditorium U. Seljak (Zurich) Cosmology as a Probe of Fundamental Physics • Tuesday, 10th, 14:30 A. Neronov (Geneva) Fast-variable Gamma-ray Emission from Active Galaxies: A New Tool to Probe the Black Hole Physics? • Friday, 13th, 11:30 M. Halpern (Berkeley) SPECIAL SEMINAR: The Orbifolds of Permutation-type as Physical String Systems at Multiples of c=26. • Monday, 16th, 16:30 D. Bödeker (Bielefeld) QCD Plasma Instabilities. • Tuesday, 17th, 14:30 A. H. Mueller (Columbia N.Y.) High Energy and Hard Scattering in Strongly Coupled Field Theories. • Monday, 23rd, 16:30 J. Roberts (Warsaw) Use and Abuse of Fine-tuning: Dark Matter at the LHC. • Tuesday, 24th, 14:30 B. Spanjaard (Hamburg) DISPUTATION: Compactifications of IIA Supergravity on Manifolds with SU(2)-structure. • Monday, 30th, 16:30 S. Groot-Nibbelink (Heidelberg) Explicit and Toric Resolutions of Heterotic Orbifolds. |

May '08 • Monday, 5th, 16:30 C. Biggio (MPI Munich) Can we distinguish among Different Models for Neutrino Mass in the Near Future? • Wednesday, 7th, 14:30 T. Quella (Amsterdam) STRING THEORY SEMINAR: From Asymmetric Cosets to Plane Wave Geometries • Monday, 19th, 16:30 A. Raklev (Cambridge) Sparticle Mass Measurements at the LHC • Tuesday, 20th, 14:30 K. Kunze (Salamanca) Cosmological Magnetic Fields • Monday, 26th, 16:30 G. Palma (DESY) Metastable de Sitter Vacua and Modular Inflation in Supergravity and String Theory • Tuesday, 27th, 14:30 Ch. Wetterich (Heidelberg) Why the cosmological "constant" goes to zero, and why we see it now |

April '08 • Tuesday, 8th, 14:30 R. Engel (Karlsruhe) Recent Results and New Puzzles from the Pierre Auger Observatory • Monday, 14th, 16:30 J. Kotanski (Hamburg) Cusp Anomalous Dimension in Maximally Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory • Monday, 21st, 16:30 D. Ridout (DESY) An Introduction to Logarithmic Conformal Field Theory • Tuesday, 22nd, 14:30 M. Galaverni (Bologna) Effects of Photon Couplings to Pseudo-scalar Fields on Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization • Monday, 28th, 16:30 Buildg. 1b, Sem.R. 3 G. Niccoli (DESY) Isomorphism of Critical and Off-critical Operator Spaces in Two-dimensional Quantum Field Theory • Tuesday, 29th, 14:30 P. Skands (CERN and Fermilab) Time-Like Showers and Matching with Antennae • Wednesday, 30th, 14:30 J.-M. Maillet (Lyon) Correlation Functions of Quantum Integrable Models: Recent Advances |

March '08 • Monday, 10th, 16:30, Buildg. 1b, Sem.R. 4a J. Simon (Edinburgh) Coarse-graining and Typicality in the AdS/CFT Correspondence • Friday, 14th, 11:00, Buildg. 1b, Sem.R. 5 A. Hebecker (Heidelberg) SPECIAL THEORY SEMINAR: Sequestered Dark Matter • Wednesday, 26th, 14:30 J. Hoogeveen (Amsterdam) STRING THEORY SEMINAR: BRST Quantization of the Pure Spinor Superstring |

February '08 • Monday, 4th, 16:30 A. Donos (DESY) Looking for Higher Dimensional Droplets in AdS |

January '08 • Monday, 7th, 16:30 C. Papineau (DESY) F-term Uplifting in Metastable Vacua at Finite Temperature • Tuesday, 8th, 14:30 L. Maccione (SISSA, Trieste) High Energy Astrophysics, Cosmic Rays and Fundamental Physics: Tests of Lorentz Invariance Violation • Monday, 14th, 16:30 A. Anisimov (DESY) Seesaw Dark Matter • Tuesday, 15th, 14:30 L. Schrempp (DESY) DISPUTATION: Neutrinos and Dark Energy • Monday, 21st, 16:30 A. Bacchetta (DESY) Are Parton Distribution Functions Universal? • Monday, 28th, 16:30 R. Alkofer (Graz) Confinement and Green Functions in Landau Gauge QCD • Tuesday, 29th, 14:30 P. Rønne (DESY) Factorization of Seiberg-Witten Curves |