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String/Gravity Theory Seminar

Wednesday, 2pm

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

Organizers: Barton Zwiebach and Hong Liu

Spring 2011

February 9th

Visible and Hidden Sectors of F-theory GUT's
Jonathan Heckman, IAS

February 16th

Symmetries and strings in field theory and gravity
Nathan Seiberg, IAS

February 23rd

The Local Geometry of Stabilized Compactifications
Liam Mc Allister, Cornell

March 2nd

Holographic dual of a free field theory
Shlomo Razamat, SUNY Stony Brook

March 9th

From Navier-Stokes to Einstein
Andrew Strominger, Harvard

March 16th

Holographic c-theorems
Rob Myers, Perimeter Institute

March 23rd MIT Spring Break no seminar

March 30th

U(1)'s and fluxes in F-theory GUTs
Joseph Marsano, Fermi Inst., U Chicago

April 6th

"Entanglement, information, and holography"
Matthew Headrick, Brandeis

April 13th

Quantum phase transitions in holographic models of strongly correlated systems
Thomas Faulkner, KITP

April 20th

Gravity wave correlators in de-Sitter space
Juan Maldacena, IAS

April 27th

Higher spin black holes
Per Kraus, UCLA

May 4th
Special Joint Harvard-MIT Seminar
Localization and Exact Holography
Atish Dabholkar, LPTHE, Paris

 

May 10th Note: Special seminar at 9am on Tuesday
The N=1 effective action of 4D F-theory compactifications
Thomas Grimm, MPPMU

May 11th

Surprises with Interacting High Spin Particles
Massimo Porrati, NYU

SEMINARS ARE COMPLETE FOR THIS SEMESTER, SEE YOU IN THE FALL, 2011