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String/Gravity Theory Seminar Fall 2013

Wednesday, 3:00PM

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

Organizers: Washington Taylor, Barton Zwiebach, Silviu Pufu


September 4th

"Supergoop and the emergence of AdS_2"

Tarak Anous, MIT-CTP


September 11th

``Statistical Inference and String Theory"

Jonathan Heckman, Harvard


September 18th

``Some results on Entanglement in Holographic Field Theories"

Thomas Faulkner, IAS


September 25th

``Numerical AdS/CFT with Sources: Towards Holographic Momentum Relaxation"

Christopher Herzog, Stony Brook


October 3rd Joint seminar to be held at Harvard, Thursday, 4:15PM

``Supersymmetric Defect Models and Mirror Symmetry"

Shamit Kachru, Stanford


October 9th

"F-theory Compactifications With Multiple U(1)-Factors"

Denis Klevers, U Penn.


October 16th

"Probing Induced Higher-Spin Gauge Theory"

Ben Safdi, Princeton


October 23rd

``The Superconformal Bootstrap Program''

Leonardo Rastelli, Stony Brook


October 30th
"Continuous Spin Particles and Asymptotics of Quantum Field Theory"

Clay Cordova, Harvard


November 6th Joint Seminar to be held at MIT-CTP, Wednesday, 3:00PM

``Large N Chern-Simons with Fundamental Matter"

Shiraz Minwalla, TIFR/IAS (Refreshments at 2:45 in 6c-442)


November 13th

"Deconstructing (perturbative) quantum gravity, and the compressibility of the analytic S-matrix."

John Joseph Carrasco, Stanford


November 20th

"Aspects of algorithmic approaches to string compactification and moduli stabilization in heterotic".

James Gray, Virginia Tech

November 27th, no seminar (Thanksgiving)

December 4th (Note: seminar in Duboc Room 4-331 this week only)

"Gravitational anomaly-induced transport in four (and more) dimensions"

Kristan Jensen, SUNY, Stony Brook