String/Gravity Theory Seminar

Wednesdays, 2pm

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

Organizers: Allan Adams and John McGreevy


February 10, 2010
``Black Hole Ergospheres and Fermi Seas"
Tom Hartman, Harvard

February 17, 2010
"Prospects for Observing Cosmic Bubble Collisions".

Matt Kleban, NYU

February 24, 2010
``The chiral magnetic effect in holographic QCD"
Andreas Schmitt, ITP, Tuwien

March 3, 2010

``New weak coupling limits in F-theory and non-Kodaira singular fibers"
Mboyo Esole, Harvard

March 10, 2010
``Unification in M-and F-Theory"
Martin Wijnholt, Harvard

March 17, 2010
``Calabi-Yau metrics for dummies"
Matthew Headrick, Brandeis

March 24, 2010 (MIT Spring Break)

March 31, 2010
``Semi-Holographic Fermi Liquids"
Tom Faulkner, Kavli ITP, UC Santa Barbara

April 7 , 2010 (Note being held in Ayasil conference 6-310 room this week only)
``Massive Gravity in Three Dimensions"
Eric Bergshoeff , U Groningen

April 14 , 2010 no seminar this week

April 21 , 2010 MOVED to April 23 at 3:30PM

Freddy Cachazo, Perimeter Institute

April 28 , 2010
"Where are the Microstates of the Kerr Black Hole?"
Alex Maloney, McGill University

May 5, 2010
``N^3: Nonperturbative, Nonanalytic and Noncritical"
Soo-Jong Rey , Seoul National University/IAS

May 12, 2010
``A Universal Inequality for CFT and Quantum Gravity"
Simeon Hellerman, IPMU, Japan

May 19, 2010
``Higher Spins and Holography"
Simone Giombi, Harvard

see you next Fall

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