Some Recent Talks
 From the Weak Gravity Conjecture to Wormholes and Baby Universes  Review talk at Bethe Forum on String Theory Challenges in Particle Physics and Cosmology, Bonn 2018 and at the Simons Summer Worskhop, New York 2018 (Video)
 On the Weak Gravity Conjecture and some of its Implications  Review talk at Conference on Cosmology, Gravity and Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Paris 2018
 Axionic Field Ranges, Weak Gravity, and Euclidean Wormholes  Talk at Solvay/APC/PI workshop on Cosmological Frontiers in Fundamental Physics, Brussels 2018
 A String Landscape Perspective on Naturalness  Review Talk at "Naturalness Workshop", Aachen 2018
 New Ideas on Inflation  Review Talk at DESY Theory Workshop 2017 and "The Dark Universe Conference", Munich 2017
 Dynamical Phase Decomposition and where to find it  Workshop on "PostInflationary String Cosmology", Bologna 2017
 Gravitational Waves and the Origin of the Universe  Public Talk (Akademievorlesung) in Hamburg and (in a slightly different version) at the Public Observatory Darmstadt in 2017
(alternatively: PDF and Keynote versions)
 Extended Moduli Spaces and a corresponding Moduli Space Size Conjecture  String Phenomenology Conference 2017 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg
 The Weak Gravity Conjecture through the Eyes of Cosmic Strings and Axionic Black Holes  MCTP Symposium "Foundations of String Cosmology", Ann Arbor, 2017
 The Weak Gravity Conjecture and the Axionic Black Hole Paradox  Workshop on "New Ideas in String Phenomenology", DESY, 2017
 Large Field Inflation, the Weak Gravity Conjecture and Gravitational Instantons  Dutch Cosmology Meeting, Amsterdam, 2016 and Theory Colloquium Talks at DESY, Hamburg and at Imperial College, London, 2017
 HighScale SUSY and the Higgs from a Stringy Perspective  Helsinki Higgs Forum 2016
 Axions, Monodromy and the Geometric Weak Gravity Conjecture  String Phenomenology Conference 2016 in Ioannina
 The Geometric Weak Gravity Conjecture  Workshop on "The Weak Gravity Conjecture and Cosmology", Madrid, 2016
 Recent Progress in String Cosmology  Introductory Lecture at XXVIII Workshop "Beyond the Standard Model", Bad Honnef, 2016
 Does Quantum Gravity constrain LargeField Inflation?  "Scalars 2015" in Warsaw
 Predictions from FTheory GUTs  International Workshop for the Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detector (NNN15) and Unification Day 2 (UD2), Stony Brook, New York, 2015
 Evading the Weak Gravity Conjecture with New Models of Winding Inflation?  String Phenomenology Conference 2015 in Madrid
 Quantum Gravity Constraints on LargeField Inflation?  Symposium in honour of the 65th birthday of Wilfried Buchmuller, DESY, 2015
 LargeField Inflation and String Theory  Conference "Mass 2015" at CP3Origins in Odense, Denmark
 Tuning and Backreaction in Fterm Axion Monodromy Inflation  Worshops "Physics and Geometry of Ftheory", MPI, Munich, 2015 and "The Particle Physics and Cosmology of Supersymmetry and String Theory", DESY, 2015
 Recent Progress in StringTheoretic Models of Cosmological Inflation  Physics Colloquium, MaxPlanck Institute for Physics, Munich, 2014
 The String Theory Landscape and Cosmological Inflation  Physics Colloquium at Heidelberg University and Bonn University ("Bethe Colloquium") 2014 and Frankfurt University 2015
 LargeField Inflation in String Theory  20th International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS 2014) in Warsaw
 D7brane Chaotic Inflation and Ftheory GUTs with HighScale SUSY  String Phenomenology Conference 2014 in Trieste
 Some recent issues in string phenomenology  Review talk at Workshop "Frontiers in String Phenomenology", Ringberg Castle, Tegernsee, 2014
 Dark radiation in the nonsequestered Large Volume scenario  XXVI Workshop "Beyond the Standard Model", Bad Honnef, 2014
 Shift and {$Z_2$} symmetries in the Higgs sector  Workshop "Why {$m_H=126$} GeV?", Madrid, 2013
 Beyond the Standard Model from a Stringy Perspective  Lectures at Autumn Block Course 2013 of Graduate School "Mass, Spectra Symmetry", Zeuthen, 2013
 The Higgs mass from a StringTheoretic Perspective  String Phenomenology Conference 2013 in Hamburg
 The Higgs Mass in HighScale (Remote) SUSY / String Theory  GGI Workshop "Beyond the Standard Model after the first run of the LHC", Florence, 2013
 Relating the Measured Higgs Mass to HighScale Physics  Workshop "Strings to LHC", Puri, India, 2012
 Fluxbrane inflation (moduli stabilization, D7brane Kahler potential)  Ahrenshoop Symposium on the Theory of Elementary Particles, Berlin, 2012
 Brane Moduli in Higgs Physics and Cosmology  4th Bethe Center Workshop, Bonn, 2012
 Shift symmetries for the Higgs and the inflaton  Lecture at Corfu Summer School and Workshop on the Standard Model and Beyond, 2012
 A Shift Symmetry for the Higgs and the Inflaton  “String Phenomenology TH Institute”, CERN, 2012
 Fluxbrane Inflation and the 125GeVHiggs  Talk within Program “Mathematics and Applications of Branes in String and Mtheory” at the Newton Institute in Cambridge, 2012
 String Phenomenology  Lectures at Autumn School on Particle Physics and Cosmology, Hamburg 2011
 InfraredSafe Correlation Functions from Inflation  "Scalars 2011" in Warsaw
 Fluxbrane Inflation  DESY Theory Seminar 2010
 Inflationary correlation functions without IR divergences  Workshop on "IR issues and loops in de Sitter space" 2010 at Perimeter Institute
 Matching Type IIB Moduli and Mtheory Cycles  String Phenomenology Conference 2010 in Paris
 Precision Unification from Extra Yukawas  Planck 2010 at CERN
 Issues in Ftheory geometry (An Explicit Matching of Type IIB Moduli and FTheory Cycles)  Workshop on GUTs and Strings at the MPI in Munich and seminar talk at "Rencontres theoriciennes", Paris, 2010
 Grand Unification in the Landscape  Physics Colloquia in Freiburg and at the MPI in Munich, 2010
 A Realistic Gauge Coupling from the MicroLandscape of Orbifold GUTs  Planck 2009 in Padua
 Phenomenology of Supersymmetric GaugeHiggs Unification  Workshop on SUSY Breaking, Durham, 2009
 Fixing D7Brane Positions by FTheory Fluxes  Ahrenshoop Symposium: Developments in String/MTheory and Field Theory, Berlin, 2008
 Issues in Type IIB Cosmology and Phenomenology  32nd JohnsHopkinsWorkshop, Seoul 2008
 Sequestered Dark Matter  Quarks 2008, Moscow
 Throats, Compactifications and Dark Matter  Reunion GDR SUSY, Strasbourg 2008
 D7Brane Motion from MTheory and Obstructions  Workshop on String Phenomenology and Dynamical Vacuum Selection, Liverpool 2008
 FineTuning in Particle Physics and Cosmology  Physics Colloquium at the University of Mainz, 2008
 Energy Transfer in a MultiThroat World  at Meeting in honour of Mariano Quiros' 60th birthday, Barcelona 2007
 Large Hierarchies in String Compactifications  Review talk at various colloquia and seminars 2006/2007
 The Ubiquitous Throat  String Phenomenology Conference 2006 in Santa Barbara
 The RandallSundrum Model in String Theory and SUSY Breaking by Throat Fields  Planck 2006 in Paris
 Throats and RandallSundrum Cosmology  Dark Energy Workshop 2005 in Munich
 Gauge Unification on Highly Anisotropic orbifolds  String Phenomenology Conference 2005 in Munich
 Gauge Unification in Anisotropic String Compactifications  Sendai Workshop 2005
 SUSY GUTs and Extra Dimensions  Zuoz Summer School 2004
 Fundamentals of Orbifold GUTs  DESY Theory Workshop 2003

