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### Center for String & Particle Theory

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Mission Statement

- The purpose of the research to be carried out by the Center for String and Particle Theory (CSPT) is to make seminal and unique advances in the application of mathematical and theoretical physics at the frontiers
of the human insight of Nature's most fundamental laws.

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CSPT (2002 - 2005)

- Faculty
- Melanie Becker– Asst. Professor
- S. James Gates, Jr. – Professor, J. S. Toll Chair (Supersymmetry, Supergravity, Superstring/M-theory)

- Post-Docs
- Annamaria Kiss (Supergravity Eff. Actions, 2003-2004)
- Axel Krause (String theory, 2003-2005)

- Graduate Students (2002-2005)
- 6 Students in String Theory
- C.Dragos, A. Knauf, W. Linch, W. Merrell, J. Phillips and R. Sriharsha

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CSPT (2005 & Beyond)

- Faculty
- New Asst. Professor
- S. James Gates, Jr. – Professor, J. S. Toll Chair (Supersymmetry, Supergravity, Superstring/M-theory)
- M. Luty – (Assoc.) Professor, (Supersymmetric Field Theories and SUSY Breaking, Extra Dimensions, Gravity, Cosmology)
- R. N. Mohapatra– Professor(Neutrino mass, Grand unification, Supersymmetry, CP violation, Extra dimensions, Cosmology)

- Post-Docs
- Axel Krause (String theory, 2003-2005)

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Research Topics

- Physics Beyond the Standard Model
- Origin of Supersymmetry Breaking
- Understanding Neutrino Masses and Mixings
- Grand Unification, Proton Decay, N-N-bar Oscillation
- Origin of CP Violation, Strong CP problem and Flavor Mixing
-- Cosmological Constraints on New Physics

- Superstring Theory and Supergravity
- Manifestly Supersymmetric Effective Actions:
Superstring & SUSY QCD

- Flux Compactification
- Higher Spin Supersymmetric Dynamical Systems
- Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics
- Supersymmetry & the Quantum Hall Effect
- Heterotic Superstring & Cosmic Baryon Asymmetry
- 4D Superfields on 3-Branes

- Manifestly Supersymmetric Effective Actions:

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Research Topics

- Issues in Cosmology
- Nature of Dark Matter
- Cosmological Constant
- Origin of Matter

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More Details on Future Plans

- Future Research
- Understanding neutrino masses and its connection to grand unification.
- Origin and nature of supersymmetry breaking and Higgs physics.
- Connecting superstring ideas to unify forces and matter and a better understanding of the nature of gravity.
- LHC physics e.g. Higgs bosons, SUSY and extra dimensions.
- Experimental efforts that complement these activities: e.g. (i) Babar and future B-physics activity, (ii) HE experimental group part of LHC collaboration, (iii)Astro-particle involvement in Ice Cube can elucidate the nature of neutrinos, (iv) Search for new long range forces in Nature, (iv) Nucl. Expt. Search for neutrino people for junior faculty.
- Continue to explore fundamental formal questions on the foundations
of supersymmetry, supergravity and superstring/M-theory with special emphasis on mathematical topics such as K-theory and representation theory.

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More Details on Future Plans

- Hiring Plans
- Search is on for one junior faculty hire in unified theories and phenomenology,
- two in string theory (one as a replacement for Becker plus a new one jointly with gravity group).

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CSPT

- Center For Particle and String Theory
- Co-Directors: Gates and Mohapatra
- Phenomenology Funding $90 K/yr (State)
- String Theory Funding ~$120K/yr (State)
- Provides student support (50% for 5 students) plus post-doc and visitors jointly with Hopkins

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CSPT

- Awards and Recognition
- Becker
- Sloan

- Gates
- APS Fellow, AAAS Fellow, 2003 AAPT Klopsteg Award
Recipient, Inaugural APS Bouchet Award Recipient, John

S. Toll Professor of Physics, Fellow of the National Society

of Black Physicists, Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for

Advanced Study

- APS Fellow, AAAS Fellow, 2003 AAPT Klopsteg Award
- Mohapatra
- APS Fellow, Member, Indian National Acad, DST-UM

- Becker

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Other Highlights

- International Exposure of Research by Group
- Invited talks at International conferences:
About 50 talks during the past five years.

- Invited talks at International conferences:

- Community Activities:
- Gates: Undergraduate Research,Talks and Outreach
- Summer Student Theoretical Physics
- Research Session (SSTPRS, since 1999)
- http://www-hep.physics.uiowa.edu/~vincent/SSTPRS/sstprs%202004.htm
- Member of the U.S. N.L.C. Steering Comm.
- Member of the AAPT SPIN-UP Comm.

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Other Highlights

Member of the South African ``International

Panel’’ S.A. National Physics Advisor Group

Advisor the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study

Patron of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Organizing committee for the SUSY series at Dubna

Lecture series at TASI, PiTP (Princeton)

Two NOVA/PBS appearances

Over 45 popular level talks

- Mohapatra: Led APS Neutrino Study –Theory group
- Organizing committee of SUSY series and ICTP workshops.

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CSPT Publication Portfolio

BECKER

01) M-THEORY INFLATION FROM MULTI M5-BRANE DYNAMICS

By Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, Axel Krause

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0501130

02) GEOMETRIC TRANSITIONS, NON-KAHLER GEOMETRIES AND

STRING VACUA

By Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, Keshav Dasgupta, Radu Tatar

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0411039

03) IN THE REALM OF THE GEOMETRIC TRANSITIONS

By Stephon Alexander, Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker,

Keshav Dasgupta, Anke Knauf, Radu Tata

e-print Archive: hep-th/0408192

04) GEOMETRIC TRANSITIONS, FLOPS AND NONKAHLER MANIFOLDS. I

By Melanie Becker, Keshav Dasgupta, Anke Knauf, Radu Tatar

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0403288

05) DE SITTER VACUA FROM HETEROTIC M THEORY

By Melanie Becker, Gottfried Curio, Axel Krause

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0403027

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CSPT Publication Portfolio

06) KAHLER VERSUS NONKAHLER COMPACTIFICATIONS

By Melanie Becker, Keshav Dasgupta

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0312221

07) M THEORY ON SPIN(7) MANIFOLDS, FLUXES AND 3-D, N=1

SUPERGRAVITY

By Melanie Becker, Dragos Constantin, S.James Gates, Jr.,

William D. Linch, III, Willie Merrell, J. Phillips

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0312040

08) COMPACTIFICATIONS OF HETEROTIC STRINGS ON NONKAHLER COMPLEX

MANIFOLDS. 2

By Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, Paul S. Green, Keshav

Dasgupta, Eric Sharpe

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0310058

09) PP WAVES, M THEORY AND FLUXES

By Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, Ram Sriharsha,

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0308014

10) PROPERTIES OF HETEROTIC VACUA FROM SUPERPOTENTIALS

By Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, Keshav Dasgupta, Sergey Prokushkin

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0304001

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CSPT Publication Portfolio

11) COMPACTIFICATIONS OF HETEROTIC THEORY ON NONKAHLER COMPLEX

MANIFOLDS. 1

By Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, Keshav Dasgupta

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0301161

12) A NOTE ON FLUX INDUCED SUPERPOTENTIALS IN STRING THEORY

By Melanie Becker, Dragos Constantin

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0210131

13) SUPERSYMMETRY BREAKING AND ALPHA-PRIME CORRECTIONS TO

FLUX INDUCED POTENTIALS

By Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker, Michael Haack, Jan Louis

Archive: hep-th/0204254

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CSPT Publication Portfolio

- GATES
01) MASSIVE 4D, N=1 SUPERSPIN 1 & 3/2 MULTIPLETS AND DUALITIES

By I.L. Buchbinder, S.James Gates Jr., S.M. Kuzenko

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0501199

02) SUPERSYMMETRIC EMBEDDING OF THE QUANTUM HALL MATRIX MODEL

By S.James Gates, Jr., Ahmed Jellal, EL Hassan Saidi, Michael Schreiber

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0410070

03) DYNAMICAL EQUATIONS FROM A FIRST-ORDER PERTURBATIVE

SUPERSPACE FORMULATION OF 10D, N=1 STRING-CORRECTED

SUPERGRAVITY. (I)

By S.James Gates, Jr., Annamaria Kiss, Willie Merrell

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0409104

04) CAN THE STRING SCALE BE RELATED TO THE COSMIC BARYON

ASYMMETRY?

By Stephon H.S. Alexander, S.James Gates, Jr.,

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0409014

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CSPT Publication Portfolio

05) ADINKRAS: A GRAPHICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPERSYMMETRIC

REPRESENTATION THEORY

By Michael Faux, S.James Gates, Jr.

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0408004

06) M-THEORY ON SPIN(7) MANIFOLDS, FLUXES AND 3-D, N=1

SUPERGRAVITY

By Melanie Becker, Dragos Constantin, S.James Gates, Jr.,

William D. Linch, III, Willie Merrell, J. Phillips

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0312040

07) FIELD STRENGTHS OF LINEARIZED 5-D, N=1 SUPERFIELD SUPER-

GRAVITY ON A THREE-BRANE

By S. James Gates, Jr., William D. Linch, III, J. Phillips

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0311153

08) THE OFF-SHELL (3/2, 2) SUPERMULTIPLETS REVISITED

By S.James Gates, Jr., Sergei M. Kuzenko, J. Phillips

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0306288

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CSPT Publication Portfolio

09) SUPERGRAVITY LOOP CONTRIBUTIONS TO BRANE WORLD SUPERSYMMETRY

BREAKING

By I.L. Buchbinder, S. James Gates, Jr., Hock-Seng Goh, W.D. Linch, III, Markus A. Luty,

Siew-Phang Ng, J. Phillips,

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0305169

10) WHEN SUPERSPACE IS NOT ENOUGH

By S. James Gates, Jr., W.D. Linch, III, J. Phillips,

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0211034

11) SHORT DISTANCE EXPANSION FROM THE DUAL REPRESENTATION OF

INFINITE DIMENSIONAL LIE ALGEBRAS

By S. James Gates, Jr., W.D. Linch,III, J. Phillips , V.G.J. Rodgers

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0211021

12) MINIMAL SUPERSPACE VECTOR FIELDS FOR 5-D MINIMAL SUPERSYMMETRY

By S. James Gates, Jr., Lubna Rana,

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0208105

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CSPT Publication Portfolio

13) DYNAMICAL SUPERFIELD THEORY OF FREE MASSIVE SUPERSPIN-1 MULTIPLET

By I.L. Buchbinder, S. James Gates, Jr., W.D. Linch, III, J. Phillips

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0207243

14) IS STRINGY SUPERSYMMETRY QUINTESSENTIALLY CHALLENGED?

By S. James Gates, Jr.

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0202112

15) NEW 4-D, N=1 SUPERFIELD THEORY: MODEL OF FREE MASSIVE SUPERSPIN

3/2 MULTIPLET

By I.L. Buchbinder, S.James Gates, Jr., W.D. Linch, J. Phillips

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0201096

16) CHIRAL SUPERGRAVITONS INTERACTING WITH A 0 BRANE N EXTENDED

NSR SUPERVIRASORO GROUP

By A. Boveia, Bjorg A. Larson, V.G.J. Rodgers, S. James

Gates, Jr., W.D. Linch, III, J.A. Phillips, Dagny M. Kimberly

e-Print Archive: hep-th/0201094

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