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## String/Gravity Theory Seminar

**Wednesday, 2:15PM ** NOTE time change

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

**Organizers: **Hong Liu, Barton Zwiebach and Michael Mulligan

**September 14th**

*Matrix models, Einstein spaces, and the F-theorem *

**Silviu Pufu, **MIT-CTP

**September 21st** no seminar scheduled

**September 29th** **Joint Harvard/MIT String seminar held at Harvard 4:15PM**

**Greg Moore**, Rutgers

**October 5th**

A*n alternative approach to holographic superfluids *

**Umut Gursoy**, CERN

**October 12th**

*Instantons and Emergent Gravity *

**Herman Verlinde**, Princeton

**October 19th**

*Disordered Holographic Systems *

**Sho Yaida**, MIT-CTP

**October 26th** **Joint Harvard/MIT String seminar held at CTP 2:15PM**

*Prying the CFT from the AdS boundary *

**Idse Heemskerk, **UCSB

**November 2nd**

*Counting Degrees of Freedom in 3-d CFT *

**Igor Klebanov**, Princeton
and IAS

**November 9th**

*Open-Closed String Correspondence and Homotopy Algebras *

**Ivo Sachs**, Harvard

**November 16th **

*Thermodynamics and Instabilities of a Strongly Coupled Anisotropic Plasma*

**David Mateos**, ICDR

**November 23rd** no seminar due to Thanksgiving break

**November 30th**(Note: held in Ayasil Conference Room 6-310 this week only )

*Flux Tubes, Integrability and the S-matrix of N=4 SYM *

**Amit Sever**, Perimeter Institute

**December 8th ****Joint Harvard/MIT String seminar held at Harvard 4:15PM**

*Black holes, quantum information and unitary evolution *

**Steve Giddings,** UCSB (visiting MIT but seminar at Harvard)

Completed for this semester, will resume in February 2012