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QG 11 is a mixed conference (String, SUGRA, Loop, Noncommutative, AsymSafe, Causal...).

It starts next week in Zurich. A mere three days after QG 11 is over, Strings 2011 will start in Uppsala. So the two conferences are back-to-back, suggesting comparison.

Which of the two turns out more interesting to researchers will probably have an influence on future events. Which do you think will be more productive---stimulate more new research ideas, reveal more surprises to the participants, spark collaboration etc...?

Here are lists of the talks--the titles posted so far. Compare and see what you think.

Here is QG 11 lineup. They still have some unfilled timeslots for more talks TBA, but this is the main course of invited talks. To show the mix I colorcoded CDT talks (causal dynamical triangulations) and asymptotic safety QG talks, and those I considered especially stringy.

Ambjorn: CDT, a quantum theory of geometry

Arnlind: Poisson Algebraic Geometry and Matrix Regularizations

Ashtekar: Quantum Cosmology and the Very Early Universe

Bachas: The problem of localization of gravity

Baez: Higher gauge theory, division algebras and superstrings

Barrett: State sum models and the spectral action

Beisert: Symmetries and Integrability for Scattering Amplitudes in N=4 Super Yang-Mills Theory

Blau: String Theory as a Theory of Quantum Gravity: a Status Report

Bossard: Toward the consistency of N=8 supergravity as a quantum field theory

Chamseddine: The Spectral Action

Compere: The translation anomaly of asymptotically flat spacetimes

Craps: Cosmological singularities in string theory

de Goursac: Renormalizability of noncommutative quantum field theories

Dixon: Ultraviolet behavior of quantum (super)gravity through four loops

Elvang: Symmetry constraints on the UV behavior of N=8 supergravity

Giulini: Very basic issues concerning quantum mechanics and gravitation

Hoppe: Fundamental Structures of M-brane Theory

Jacobson: How general is the generalized second law?

Lechner: Covariant and local deformations of quantum field theories

Lewandowski: Canonical LQG: soluble models and other advances

Litim: Renormalisation group and the Planck scale

Loll: Nonperturbative highlights on quantum gravity from CDT

Longo: Boundary Quantum Field Theory and Conformal Field Theory

Mukhanov: Massive Gravity

Nicolai: Infinite-dimensional symmetries and the Wheeler-DeWitt equation

Reiterer: A class of gauges for the Einstein equations

Reuter: Einstein-Cartan Theory and Asymptotic Safety

Rovelli: Loop quantum gravity: the covariant dynamics

Speziale: Spin networks as twisted geometries

Steinacker: Matrix models, noncommutative gauge theory and emergent geometry

Wulkenhaar: Ward identities in matrix models arising from noncommutative geometry

http://www.conferences.itp.phys.ethz.ch/doku.php?id=qg11:start

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Here is the corresponding list of talk titles for Strings '11. There are 16 more titles yet to be posted, which I don't expect will change the general character of the programme.

Niklas Beisert (AEI Potsdam) "Counterterms and E7 Symmetry in N=8 Supergravity"

Henriette Elvang (University of Michigan) review talk "Recent progress on amplitudes"

Rajesh Gopakumar (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad) "Holographic Minimal Models"

David Gross (KITP, Santa Barbara) opening talk

Jeff Harvey (University of Chicago) summary talk

Thomas Klose (Uppsala University) "Recent Results for Holographic Three-Point Functions"

Andrei Linde (Stanford University) "Chaotic inflation in supergravity"

Marcos Mariño (University of Geneva) "Exact results and stringy effects in ABJM theory"

Liam McAllister (Cornell University) review talk "String cosmology"

Juan Maldacena (IAS, Princeton) "Comments on de Sitter perturbation theory"

Greg Moore (Rutgers University) review talk "The Recent Role of (2,0) Theories in Physical Mathematics"

Yaron Oz (Tel Aviv University) "Holography and Hydrodynamics"

Subir Sachdev (Harvard University) review talk "Quantum matter and gauge-gravity duality: quantum criticality, superconductivity, and Fermi surfaces"

Nathan Seiberg (IAS, Princeton) review talk "Recent advances in SUSY"

Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad) "What can black holes tell us about microstates?"

Tadashi Takayanagi (IPMU, the University of Tokyo) "Holographic Entanglement Entropy and its New Developments"

Dimitrios Tsimpis (Université de Lyon) "Uses of 3d toric varieties"

Frank Wilczek (MIT)

Edward Witten (IAS, Princeton) "Chern-Simons theory from four dimensions"

Fabio Zwirner (University of Padua) review talk "LHC results and prospects from a theorist's viewpoint"

Here is the link:

http://www-conference.slu.se/strings2011/programme_NEW.html

It starts next week in Zurich. A mere three days after QG 11 is over, Strings 2011 will start in Uppsala. So the two conferences are back-to-back, suggesting comparison.

Which of the two turns out more interesting to researchers will probably have an influence on future events. Which do you think will be more productive---stimulate more new research ideas, reveal more surprises to the participants, spark collaboration etc...?

Here are lists of the talks--the titles posted so far. Compare and see what you think.

Here is QG 11 lineup. They still have some unfilled timeslots for more talks TBA, but this is the main course of invited talks. To show the mix I colorcoded CDT talks (causal dynamical triangulations) and asymptotic safety QG talks, and those I considered especially stringy.

__QG 11 TALKS__Ambjorn: CDT, a quantum theory of geometry

Arnlind: Poisson Algebraic Geometry and Matrix Regularizations

Ashtekar: Quantum Cosmology and the Very Early Universe

Bachas: The problem of localization of gravity

Baez: Higher gauge theory, division algebras and superstrings

Barrett: State sum models and the spectral action

Beisert: Symmetries and Integrability for Scattering Amplitudes in N=4 Super Yang-Mills Theory

Blau: String Theory as a Theory of Quantum Gravity: a Status Report

Bossard: Toward the consistency of N=8 supergravity as a quantum field theory

Chamseddine: The Spectral Action

Compere: The translation anomaly of asymptotically flat spacetimes

Craps: Cosmological singularities in string theory

de Goursac: Renormalizability of noncommutative quantum field theories

Dixon: Ultraviolet behavior of quantum (super)gravity through four loops

Elvang: Symmetry constraints on the UV behavior of N=8 supergravity

Giulini: Very basic issues concerning quantum mechanics and gravitation

Hoppe: Fundamental Structures of M-brane Theory

Jacobson: How general is the generalized second law?

Lechner: Covariant and local deformations of quantum field theories

Lewandowski: Canonical LQG: soluble models and other advances

Litim: Renormalisation group and the Planck scale

Loll: Nonperturbative highlights on quantum gravity from CDT

Longo: Boundary Quantum Field Theory and Conformal Field Theory

Mukhanov: Massive Gravity

Nicolai: Infinite-dimensional symmetries and the Wheeler-DeWitt equation

Reiterer: A class of gauges for the Einstein equations

Reuter: Einstein-Cartan Theory and Asymptotic Safety

Rovelli: Loop quantum gravity: the covariant dynamics

Speziale: Spin networks as twisted geometries

Steinacker: Matrix models, noncommutative gauge theory and emergent geometry

Wulkenhaar: Ward identities in matrix models arising from noncommutative geometry

http://www.conferences.itp.phys.ethz.ch/doku.php?id=qg11:start

============================

Here is the corresponding list of talk titles for Strings '11. There are 16 more titles yet to be posted, which I don't expect will change the general character of the programme.

__STRINGS 2011 TALKS__Niklas Beisert (AEI Potsdam) "Counterterms and E7 Symmetry in N=8 Supergravity"

Henriette Elvang (University of Michigan) review talk "Recent progress on amplitudes"

Rajesh Gopakumar (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad) "Holographic Minimal Models"

David Gross (KITP, Santa Barbara) opening talk

Jeff Harvey (University of Chicago) summary talk

Thomas Klose (Uppsala University) "Recent Results for Holographic Three-Point Functions"

Andrei Linde (Stanford University) "Chaotic inflation in supergravity"

Marcos Mariño (University of Geneva) "Exact results and stringy effects in ABJM theory"

Liam McAllister (Cornell University) review talk "String cosmology"

Juan Maldacena (IAS, Princeton) "Comments on de Sitter perturbation theory"

Greg Moore (Rutgers University) review talk "The Recent Role of (2,0) Theories in Physical Mathematics"

Yaron Oz (Tel Aviv University) "Holography and Hydrodynamics"

Subir Sachdev (Harvard University) review talk "Quantum matter and gauge-gravity duality: quantum criticality, superconductivity, and Fermi surfaces"

Nathan Seiberg (IAS, Princeton) review talk "Recent advances in SUSY"

Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad) "What can black holes tell us about microstates?"

Tadashi Takayanagi (IPMU, the University of Tokyo) "Holographic Entanglement Entropy and its New Developments"

Dimitrios Tsimpis (Université de Lyon) "Uses of 3d toric varieties"

Frank Wilczek (MIT)

**"Three Ways Beyond the Standard Model"**Edward Witten (IAS, Princeton) "Chern-Simons theory from four dimensions"

Fabio Zwirner (University of Padua) review talk "LHC results and prospects from a theorist's viewpoint"

Here is the link:

http://www-conference.slu.se/strings2011/programme_NEW.html

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