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String/Gravity Theory Seminar Fall 2012

Wednesday, 2:00PM

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

Organizers: Allan Adams and Barton Zwiebach

September 11th, String/Math seminar 1:00PM (Note day and time)

``F-theory on genus one fibrations"

David Morrison, UCSB

September 12th Joint seminar with Harvard
``Two-sphere partition functions and Gromov-Witten invariants"
David Morrison, UCSB

September 19th
"Non-geometric fluxes and double field theory"
Olaf Hohm, U Munich

September 26th no Seminar to be held

October 3rd
"Bose-Fermi duality and entanglement entropies".
Matthew Headrick, Brandeis University

October 10th
"the Higher Spin/Vector Model Duality".
Xi Yin, Harvard

October 17th
``Warped Conformal Field Theory"
Thomas Hartman, IAS

October 24th
"Exact Results in D=2 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories"
Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute

October 31st
``Exploring the Moduli Space of Heterotic Standard Models"
Lara Anderson, Harvard

November 7th
``Entanglement Entropy and RG Flow”

Tatsuma Nishioka, Princeton

November 14th Joint Theory Seminar held at MIT
``Complementarity vs. Firewalls: Are there surprising quantum effects near black holes?
Don Marolf, UCSB


21st no seminar due to Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28th
"Background independent holographic description : From matrix field theory to quantum gravity".
Sung-Sik Lee, Perimeter Institute

December 6th Joint Theory Seminar held at Harvard (Thursday @4:15PM Jefferson Lab, Rm 453)
``Gravity and Entanglement"
Mark Van Raamsdonk, UBC, Vancouver

December 12th
``Inhomogeneous Holography"
Moshe Rozali, UBC, Vancouver