String Theory and Fundamental Interactions


          Supergravity 2015 - Padova, October 29-30.


The workshop will gather a small group of experts (20) to discuss recent results on extensions, solutions and applications of supergravity theories to black holes, ads/cft, string phenomenology and cosmology.

People interested in attending the meeting should contact one of the organizers: Gianguido Dall'Agata, Stefano Giusto, Luca Martucci by email at

The string theory group in Padova organized also the 2017 edition: Supergravity 2017

Invited Speakers

  • Alessandro Tomasiello (Uni. Milano Bicocca)
  • Henning Samtleben (ENS Lyon)
  • Guillaume Bossard (Ecole Polytechnique)
  • Dan Waldram (Imperial College London)
  • Iosif Bena (CEA Saclay)
  • Marco Zagermann (Uni. Hannover)
  • Mario Trigiante (Politecnico di Torino)
  • Diederik Roest (Groningen Uni.)
  • Alessandra Gnecchi (KU Leuven)
  • Ralph Blumenhagen (MPI Muenchen)
  • Adolfo Guarino (NIKHEF)
  • Davide Cassani (Paris)


The event is going to take place in Aula Rosino, Vicolo Dell'Osservatorio 3 (Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Sede ex-Rizzato: link).



Thursday 29

  • 9:00 H. Samtleben, "Consistent IIB truncations from exceptional field theory";
  • 10:00 I. Bena, "On the uses and mis-uses of antibranes";
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 A. Guarino, "Deformed N=8 supergravity from massive IIA and its Chern-Simons duals".
  • 14:30 D. Roest, "Inflationary attractors in supergravity";
  • 15:30 M. Trigiante, "On partial rigid supersymmetry breaking from spontanously broken supergravity";
  • 16:30 Coffee break
  • 17:00 D. Cassani, "New challenges in supersymmetric holography".

Friday 30

  • 9:00 D. Waldram, "Exceptional Calabi-Yau manifolds: the geometry of N=2 flux backgrounds";
  • 10:00 R. Blumenhagen, "Dimensional reduction of DFT on a fluxed Calabi-Yau";
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 G. Bossard, "Loops in exceptional field theory";
  • 14:30 A. Gnecchi, "Rholography";
  • 15:30 A. Tomasiello, "AdS7 solutions and their holographic duals";
  • 16:30 Coffee break
  • 17:00 M. Zagermann, "N=4 Supersymmetric AdS_5 Vacua and their Moduli Spaces";
  • 18:00 Conference end.


I. Bandos I. Bena R. Blumenhagen G. Bossard
D. Cassani A. Ceresole N. Cribiori G. Dall'Agata
F. Farakos A. Galliani S. Giusto A. Gnecchi
A. Guarino G. Inverso A. Marrani L. Martucci
L. Mc Pherson M. Nozawa A. Passias Petri
Rabbiosi P. Richmond D. Roest H. Samtleben
D. Sorokin A. Tomasiello M. Tonin M. Trigiante
O. Vaughan D. Waldram M. Zagermann

Event co-organized by INFN, Padova University and COST