Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar Fall 2011

Mondays, 2:00pm

MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, Cosman Seminar room 6C-442

Organizers: Roman Jackiw, Iain Stewart, Jesse Thaler, Vicent Mateu

and Keith Rehermann


September 12th
A Flow of Dark Matter Debris: Exploring New Possibilities for
Substructure in the Milky Way
Mariangela Lisanti, Princeton


September 19th
Partition Functions For Two Dimensional Systems with Compact Boundaries: CFT or EFT?
Ira Rothstein, Carnegie Mellon University

September 26th
Statistical mechanics of Classical and Quantum SAT
Antonello Scardicchio, ICTP

October 3rd
FRW holography from uplifted AdS/CFT
Gonzalo Torroba, SlAC/Stanford

October 10th Columbus Day holiday no seminar

October 17th no seminar

October 24th
"R-symmetry at the TeV Scale?" s
Matthew McCullough, MIT-CTP

October 31st
``The QCD phase diagram in T-mu-Nc space"

Giorgio Torrieri, Columbia

November 7th
``Scale without Conformal Invariance in Quantum Field Theory"
Ben Grinstein, UC, San Diego


November 8th, (Special day and time) 2:30PM
"Flavour Symmetric Sectors and Collider Physics"
Michael Trott , CERN


November 14th, Monday (Special time and place) 12noon

Ayasil Conference Room 6-310

"CP Violation in Kaon Decays from Lattice QCD"
Qi Liu, Columbia

November 15th, Tuesday(Note day and time) 4:00PM
"Collider limits on dark matter"
Joachim Kopp, Fermilab

November 21st
"A Systematic Approach to Rapidity Divergences."
Duff Neill, Carnegie Mellon University

November 28th
"Improving Collider Predictions with Effective Field Theory."
Nicholas Dunn, UC, Berkeley

December 5th
"Fishing Lessons at the LHC"
Eder Izaguirre, Stanford

Completed for this semester will resume in February 2012