String Phenomenology 2008
May 28 - June 1, 2008


This year’s String Phenomenology Conference will take place at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, from Wednesday, May 28 to Sunday, June 1, 2008. The Conference Venue will be the David Rittenhouse Laboratory, rooms A5, A6, A7 & A8. This is the seventh in the annual series of SP Conferences. There will also be a banquet, for the conference participants, on Friday, May 30, in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, at 6:30 PM (see registration).


Phenomenological aspects of String Theory have moved to the forefront of research efforts in the theoretical high energy physics community. This conference aims at bringing together top researchers in the field to present and discuss recent breakthroughs bridging fundamental theory and its implications for particle physics and cosmology. A special emphasis will be placed on innovative mathematical techniques, and an effort will be made to include a number of leading mathematicians and mathematical physicists. We are particularly keen to encourage young researchers, and will attempt to feature their work prominently in this conference.

Contact Information:

Paula Scarborough (Secretary)
Phone: (215) 898-8179


  • R. Donagi

Organizing Committee:

  • M.Cvetic, A.Grassi, P.Langacker, B.Ovrut, T.Pantev.


  • P. Scarborough

International Advisory Committee:

  • S. Abel (Durham)
  • I. Antoniadis (CERN)
  • M. Bianchi (Rome)
  • R. Blumenhagen (MPI Munich)
  • M. Dine (UCSC)
  • M. Douglas (Rutgers)
  • A. Faraggi (Liverpool)
  • D. Gross (KITP, UCSB)
  • M. Gross (UCSD)
  • L. Ibanez (Madrid)
  • S. Kachru (Stanford)
  • R. Kallosh (Stanford)
  • G. Kane (Michigan)
  • E. Kiritsis (CPHT)
  • Z. Lalak (Warsaw Univ.)
  • A. Lukas (Oxford Univ.)
  • D. Luest (LMU + MPI Munich)
  • J. Louis (DESY)
  • H.P. Nilles (Bonn)
  • F. Quevedo (Cambridge)
  • S. Raby (Ohio State)
  • N. Seiberg (IAS)
  • E. Silverstein (Stanford)
  • R. Thomas (Imperial)
  • A. Uranga (CERN/Madrid)
  • H. Verlinde (Princeton)
  • E. Witten (IAS)


This conference is sponsored by the Penn departments of Physics & Astronomy and Mathematics. It is supported by a Focused Research Grant from the National Science Foundation. Secretarial and administrative help was provided by the Mathematics department.