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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**

"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