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String/Gravity Theory Seminar Fall 2015

Organizer: Hong Liu, Washington Taylor and Tarek Anous

Wednesday, 3:00PM

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


September 16

``Gauge Enhancement and Landscaping in G2 Compactifications of M-theory."

James Halverson, Northeastern/MIT


September 23

``The broken string in anti-deSitter space"

David Vegh, Harvard


September 30

``CFTs Old and New from the Bootstrap"

David Poland, Yale


October 7
The Fluid Manifesto : Schwinger Keldysh and the emergence of fluid dynamics

Loganayagam Ramalingam, IAS

October 15 Joint with Harvard at Harvard, at 5:15PM

``Thermoelectric conductivity and Stokes flows on black hole horizons"

Jerome Gauntlett, Imperial College


October 21

“F-theory, spinning black holes, and Multi-String Branches”

Babak Haghihat, Harvard



October 28

`Transport in Holography and Hydrodynamics'

Michael Blake, Cambridge University




November 5 Joint with Harvard at MIT, 5:15pm

``F-Theorem and the Epsilon Expansion"

Igor Klebanov, Princeton


November 11 Veteran Day no seminar


November 18

``Recent developments in F-theory -- the view from the Fiber''

Sakura Schafer-Nameki, Imperial College


November 25 Thanksgiving break no seminar


December 2

``The AdS Geometry of Conformal Blocks"

Eric Perlmutter, Princeton

December 9

"Comments on chaos and the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model”

Vladimir Rosenhaus, KITP, UCSB

Seminars are over for this semester, check back in January/February for 2016 seminars.