Lecturer 
Title 
Notes 
Abhay Ashtekar

Introduction to Loop Quantum Gravity through Cosmology

Bibliography available here.

Max Bañados

Hamiltonian formalism, ReggeTeitelboim charges and some AdS/CFT applications

Lecture slides may be found here.

Alejandro Corichi

Black holes in loop quantum gravity

Suggested reading: "Black holes and entropy in loop quantum gravity: An
overview,"
arXiv:0901.1302.

Scott Dodelson

Cosmology


Fay Dowker

Discreteness, Lorentz Invariance and Locality: Lessons from Causal Set
Theory


Alberto Güijosa

Color from Geometry: Some Gauge Theory Applications of AdS/CFT

Suggested reading: Gubser & Karch, "From gaugestring duality to strong interactions: a
Pedestrian's Guide,"
arXiv:0901.0935,
Mateos, "String Theory and Quantum Chromodynamics,"
arXiv:0709.1523,
Edelstein, Shock & Zoakos, "The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Nonperturbative QCD,"
arXiv:0901.2534.
Lecture slides may be found here.

Veronika Hubeny

The Fluid/Gravity correspondence

Supplemental reading: M.Rangamani, "Gravity & Hydrodynamics: Lectures on the
fluidgravity correspondence,"
arXiv:0905.4352.
Lecture slides may be found here.

Laurent Freidel

Spin foam model of quantum gravity

Lecture slides for lecture 3 may be found here.

Clifford Johnson

Introduction to String Theory

Suggested reading: "DBrane Primer"
hepth/0007170 or the book "DBranes" (Cambridge
University Press 2003).

Per Kraus

Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence


Carlo Rovelli

Loop Quantum Gravity

Supplemental reading: "A new look at loop quantum gravity,"
arXiv:1004.1780.

Robert Wald

7/1: Classical Black Holes,
7/2: Black Hole Entropy and Noether Charge,
7/3: Quantum Black Holes, the Generalized Second Law, and the 'Information Paradox'

Lecture slides may be found here.
Lecture slides may be found here.
