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String/Gravity Theory Seminar Fall 2017

Organizers: Daniel Harlow, Hong Liu, Nima Lashkari

Wednesday at 3pm

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



September 6

Dynamics of Quantum Chromodynamics in #+1 and 2+1 Dimensions

Zohar Komargodski, Simons Center


September 13

New Indices for 4d N=2 Theories

Thomas Dumitrescu, Harvard


September 20 (Joint Seminar with Harvard held at MIT)

Black holes, BPS jumping, and special loci

Shamit Kachru, Stanford


September 27

Quantum Closed Superstring Field Theory and the Weil-Petersson Symplectic Geometry

Roji Pius, Perimeter institute


October 4

Contraints on the EW Scale, the Cosmological Constant and Inflation from Quantum Gravity Conjectures

Irene Valenzuela, Max Planck Institute (Munich)


October 11

Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev models and their tensor counterparts

Grigory Tarnopolsky, Harvard


October 18

Weak gravity conjecture and black hole thermodynamics

Zach Fisher, Perimeter institute


October 26 (Joint Seminar with Harvard held at Harvard)

"Analyticity and the Conformal Bootstrap"

Simon Caron-Huot , McGill

*4:15pm at Harvard, Jefferson Lab 453


November 1

"S-matrix and Conformal bootstrap"

Pedro Vieira, Perimeter institute


November 8

"The quantum null energy condition from causality"

Tom Faulkner, Illinois


November 15


Bogdan Stoica

November 22, no seminar due to Thanksgiving Holiday


November 29

``How low can energy density go?"

Aron Wall, Stanford


December 6

"A New Approach to Gravitational Thermodynamics"

Netta Engelhardt, Princeton