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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

 

Seminars

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

"TBA"

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