Institut de Physique Théorique
Direction de la Recherche Fondamentale  -  Saclay
UMR 3681 - INP
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Mariana GRAÑA                           

 • Conferences
 • Publications
 • Talks
 • Teaching


Institut de Physique Théorique                  
Orme des Merisiers
91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France


 Bureau: Bat 774 - Pièce 128   


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String theory

My research is principally on flux compactifications in string theory (see my review article), in particular :

  • solutions with fluxes
  • four-dimensional low energy effective theories
  • moduli fixing
  • geometry of internal manifolds / generalized geometry / double field theory

String theory at IPhT

String theory in greater Paris region

Conferences organized

Second workshop on string theory and gender, IHP, Paris, June 2016 (co-organized with R. Minasian and M. Petrini, 50 participants)

de Sitter and microstate landscapes in String Theory, CEA/Saclay, June 2015 (co-organized with I. Bena, R. Minasian and S. Kuperstein, 70 participants)

18th Itzykson meeting “Frontiers of String Theory”, CEA/Saclay, July 2013  

Forum de la théorie, CEA/Saclay, April 2013 

The supersymmetric, the extremal and the ugly - solutions in string theory, Saclay, 15-17 November 2011 

Hierarchies and symmetries, Jussieu, Paris, 19-20 September 2011

String Phenomenology 2010, College de France, Paris, 5-9 July 2010 

14th Itzykson meeting, "Recent Advances in String Theory", IPhT, 17-19 June 2009



Here is my CV



Spires database


Some conference talks

  • "Strings at the self-dual radius: symmetry enhancement and winding modes in Double Field Theory", The string theory Universe, Leuven, September 2015 (slides)  
  • "Generalizing the geometry of spaetime: from gravity to supergravity and beyond...?", SUSY 2013, Trieste, August 2013 (slides, video)
  • "String compactifications and (non) geometry", review talk, 41st  Ahrensoop Conference, Berlin, August 2012 (slides)
  • "Anti-branes in Klebanov-Strassler: to be or not to be", String Phenomenology 2012, Cambridge, June 2012 (slides, video)
  • "Constructing metastable vacua in Klebanov-Strassler", Strings 2011, Uppsala, July 2011 (slides, video)
  • "Exceptional generalized Geometry and N=2 backgrounds", Workshop on Generalized Geometries, Texas A&M, College Station, March 2011 (slides)
  • "Generalized Geometric Compactifications", 12th Marcel Grossmann meeting, paris, July 2009 (slides)
  • "N=1 flux vacua on twisted tori", String Phenomenology 2007, Frascati, June 2007 (abstract, slides)
  • "Generalized geometries and N=1 vacua", 38th Ahrensoop Conference, Berlin, September 2006 (slides)
  •  "The low energy limit of string theory and its compactifications with background fluxes", Journées Physique et Mathématiques, IHES, Bures sur Yvette, November 2005 (abstract, slides, proceedings)

  • "Hitchin functionals in supergravity",  Workshop on N=1 Compactifications, Fields Institute, Toronto, March 2005 (slides, audio)

  • "Supersymmetric backgrounds from Generalized Calabi-Yau manifolds", Strings 2004, Paris, July 2004  (slides)
  • "Soft supersymmetric terms in Calabi-Yau compactifications with D-branes and fluxes", IHP, Paris, December 2003 (slides)


Science popularisation talks

  • “La théorie des cordes” , IPhT, CEA/Saclay, February 2016 (slides)


Some string theory-related teaching:

  • "String Theory", High Energy Physics Master at Ecole Polytechnique, 1 trimester, 2016
  • Short course, “String Compactifications”, IPhT, CEA/Saclay, March-April 2013, joint with Hagen Triendl (lecture notes)
  • Short course “Flux compactifications and generalized geometries” given at RTN Winter School, CERN, Geneva in January 2006 (slides, proceedings)  


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