Ist 2010 Miniworkshop on String Theory
(25th February 2010)


> Igor Bandos (U. Pais Vasco)
> Sanjaye Ramgoolam (Queen Mary, U. London)
> Joan Simon (U. Edinburgh)
> Kelly Stelle (Imperial College, London)
> Miguel A. Vázquez-Mozo (U. Salamanca)


Time Thursday 25
10.00-11.00 Miguel A. Vázquez-Mozo
Colliding shock waves in AdS, criticality and holography
11.00-12.00 Sanjaye Ramgoolam
Matrix models, the absolute Galois group and hints of string theory over algebraic numbers
12.00-12.30 Break
12.30-13.30 Igor Bandos
Superembedding approach to multiple M0-brane system
15.30-16.30 Kelly Stelle
Horava-Witten origin of Salam-Sezgin theory: supergravity and boundaries in 7 & 6 dimensions
16.30-17.30 Joan Simon
Fuzzball, information paradox and saddle points


Reservations have been made at Hotel Fruela, whose address is:

Hotel Fruela
Fruela 3, Oviedo
Tf: (+34) 985208120

How to reach Oviedo

  • By plane:
    The airport in Asturias is located about 40 km from Oviedo. You can reach Oviedo by taxi or by bus. You can check the bus service at ALSA

  • By bus:
    You can check destinations and timetables at ALSA

  • By train:
    There are two possibilities: RENFE or FEVE

    How to reach the Faculty of Science once in Oviedo

    The meeting will be held at the Facultad de Ciencias, in Aula S03 (morning session) and Aula B00 (afternoon session). The Facultad de Ciencias is located in Av. Calvo Sotelo 18, a 10 min walk from the hotel. From the hotel go left and take the second street on your left (after you've passed the historical building housing the regional government). Keep walking till you see the Facultad de Ciencias on your right.

    Other practical information

  • Where to eat:

    You can get some ideas for restaurants in Oviedo here.

  • What to do and what to see:

    Asturias is a very beautiful region in which you can combine all your interests. You can go either to the beach or to the mountains, being always surrounded by an astonishing environment. Arts, history and culture in general complete a very interesting offer. You can check some ideas here or here.