High Energy Theory Seminars: Winter/Spring 2018


All seminars will be held in 469 Lauritsen on Fridays at 11AM, unless marked in red.
The organizers for this seminar are Ying-Hsuan Lin (Winter) and Natalie Paquette (Spring).
Date
Speaker
Title
Jan 12
*11AM*

Jan 12
*1PM*
Dan Freed
(UT Austin)

Daniel Harlow
(MIT)
Three applications of topology to physics


Symmetries in quantum field theory and quantum gravity
Jan 19
Aleksey Cherman
(University of Washington)
Emergent dimensions from large N confinement
Jan 26
*11AM*

Jan 26
*1PM*
Leonardo Rastelli
(Stony Brook)

Tom Rudelius
(IAS)
Higgs branches and chiral algebras of 4d N=2 theories -- a progress report


6D SCFTs and Group Theory
Feb 2
*11AM*

Feb 2
*1PM*
Jeffrey Harvey
(Chicago)

Jared Kaplan
(Johns Hopkins)
Hecke operators for characters of Rational Conformal Field Theory


Exact Bulk Operators and the Fate of Locality
Feb 9
Frederik Denef
(Columbia)
Higher Spin de Sitter Hilbert Space
Feb 16
*11AM*

Feb 16
*1PM*
Mario Martone
(UT Austin)

Dan Xie
(Harvard)
On singularities of super-conformal field theories


Seiberg-Witten differential via primitive forms
Feb 23
*11AM*

Feb 23
*1PM*
Sasha Zhiboedov
(Harvard)

Pavel Putrov
(IAS)
Correlation Functions in CFTs with Weakly Broken Higher Spin Symmetry


Topological terms in Yang-Mills theory with time-reversal symmetry
Mar 2
Daniel Harlow
(MIT)
Splittability and Noether's Theorem in Quantum Field Theory
Mar 9
Aron Wall
(Stanford)
How Low can the Energy Density Go?
Mar 16
*11AM*

Mar 16
*1PM*
Xi Yin
(Harvard)

Feng Xu
(UC Riverside)
Old stringy tales revisited


On relative entropy in CFT
Mar 23
No seminar
Spring Recess
Mar 30
No seminar
Spring Recess
Apr 6
Ning Bao
(Berkeley)
Generalized holographic entanglement of purification
Apr 13
Lorenzo Di Pietro
(Perimeter)
Perturbative Approaches for QED3
Apr 20
Mukund Rangamani
(UC Davis)
Entropy production via an inflow mechanism
Apr 27
Jacques Distler
(UT Austin)
Tinkertoys for E8
May 4
Michael Geracie
(UC Davis)
Categories of Line Operators in 3d N=4 Theories
May 11
Markus Luty
(UC Davis)
A positive sum rule for the c anomaly in 4D conformal field theory
May 18
Xiaoliang Qi
(Stanford)
2d eternal traversable wormhole
May 25
*11AM*

May 25
*1PM*
Volker Schomerus
(DESY)

Christoph Keller
(U Arizona)
Schroedinger's Equation for Conformal Symmetry


Holographic Orbifold CFTs
June 1
Huajia Wang
(UIUC)
June 8



Archived High Energy Theory Seminar Schedules:
Fall 2017Winter/Spring 2017Fall 2016Spring 2016Fall 2015Spring 2015Fall 2014Spring 2014Winter 2014Fall 2013Spring 2013Winter 2013Fall 2012Spring 2012Winter 2012Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Winter 2011Fall 2010Spring 2010Winter 2010Fall 2009Spring 2009Winter 2009Fall 2008Spring 2008Winter 2008 Fall 2007, Winter 2007, Fall 2006, Spring 2006, Fall 2005, Spring 2005, Fall 2004, Spring 2004, Fall 2003, Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Fall 2001, Spring 2001

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