String/Gravity Theory Seminar
MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, Cosman Seminar room 6C-442
Organizers: Hong Liu and Henriette Elvang
Schedule (Spring 2008)
- February 6th
``Global aspects of T-duality"
Ruben Minasian, CEA, France
- February 13th (no String/Gravity seminar)
- February 20th
``Causal hydrodynamics of gauge theory plasmas from AdS/CFT "
Makoto Natsuume, KEK Lab-Japan
- February 27
"Infinite-Dimensional Symmetries of Two-Dimensional Coset Models Coupled
Christopher Pope, Texas A&M
- March 5th
``Universality without symmetry "
Pavel Kovtun, University of Victoria/MIT
- March 12th
``Scattering amplitudes in N=4 super-Yang-Mills at weak and strong coupling"
Radu Roiban, Pennsylvania State University
- March 19th
``Progress in AdS(3)/CFT(2) "
Ari Pakman, Stony Brook
- March 26th no seminar Spring Break
- April 2nd
``N-ifiction of Forces: a Holographic Perspective on Model Building "
Herman Verlinde, Princeton
- April 8th String seminar/Joint Tufts/CfA/MIT Cosmology seminar
Joseph Polchincki, KITP
``A Matrix Model for Black Hole Thermalization"
Pappalardo room 4-439 this week only
- April 9th
``On the Quantum Geometry of the Heterotic String "
Allan Adams, MIT-CTP
- April 16h
``Building an AdS/CFT Superconductor "
Gary Horowitz, UCSB
- April 23rd
"Hydrodynamics at the Horizon"
Erik Verlinde, Harvard/ U. Amsterdam
- April 30th
"Fusion of conformal interfaces"
Ilka Brunner, ETH, Zurich
- May 7th
"Holographic spectral functions and transport in strongly coupled plasmas"
Andrei Starinets, IAS and U Southampton, UK
- May 14th
``A bound on lifetimes of string theory vacua "
Ben Freivogel, UC Berkeley
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