Great Lakes Strings 2018

April 13 - 15, 2018
The University of Chicago - Physics Research Center - Room 201

The next iteration of the Great Lakes Strings conference series will be held at UChicago on the weekend of April 13-15, 2018.  The UChicago theory group looks forward to hosting this event in its new facilities in the Physics Research Center on campus.

April 13, 2018

1:00pm Welcome and Introductions
1:15-3:00pm A. Hashimoto  //  O. Lunin  //  M. Kruczenski
3:00-3:30pm Coffee break
3:30-4:45pm L. Pando-Zayas  // J. Liu
4:45-5:45pm Gong Show I: J.Hong // Y.He // B.McPeak // S.Paranjape // M.Hakjiontonis // C.Jones // C.Ferko
5:45-7:00pm Reception

April 14, 2018

8:30-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-10:45am N. Itzhaki  //  S. Mathur  //  D. Mayerson
10:45-11:15am Coffee break
11:15-12:30 F. Larsen  //  C. Cordova
12:30-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-3:45pm S. Das  //  A. Dymarsky  //  A. Buchel
3:45-4:15pm Coffee break
4:15-5:30pm Gong show II: S.Hampton // S.Choi // A.Ghosh // A.Cole // J.Brown // V.Rathee // J.Caldeira
5:30-7:30pm Dinner

April 15, 2018

8:30-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-10:45am G. Shiu  //  D. Cheung  // K. Dasgupta
10:45-11:15am Coffee break
11:15-1:00 D. Robbins  //  P. Nayak  //  A.W. Peet  //  S. Massai

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Lakeshore/La Quinta which has free parking available to guests.  Be sure to call the LakeShore/LaQuinta directly at 773-324-3000 and mention that you are reserving a room to attend the Great Lakes Strings Conference (don't use the national reservation system; they are unaware of our contract for the block of rooms at the local affiliiate).

If you would prefer a somewhat more upscale hotel near campus, you may want to consider the Hyatt Place Chicago - South as an alternative.  There is a parking garage (not free) nearby; street parking is often hard to come by.