In a couple days I’ll be leaving for a week-long trip to Riga and St. Petersburg. I’ll be in St. Petersburg from July 5-8, and will give a talk on BRST and Dirac Cohomology at a conference there. I’m finishing up a draft of a paper on the subject now, will try and write about it here after I get back from the conference.
The Strings 2009 information blackout continues. Still no talks or blogging on-line, although a new twit has made it out, summarizing the conference:
more effort being put into contact w experiment•hope for LHC•fundamental issues need more attention•much optimism
although that could have functioned as a summary of pretty much every Strings XXXX conference held during the past 20 years.
Even if no information about the Strings 2009 talks ever gets out, many of the same speakers are speaking at uncountably many other strings conferences scheduled before and after the big one, conferences that are likely to have web-sites that make the talks available. Here are some of them:
For less technical and more audio-visual enlightenment, you might want to check out the following:
A CBC podcast interview with Lee Smolin.
A Bloggingheads diavlog with Sean Carroll and Mark Trodden.