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String/Gravity Theory Seminar Spring 2016

Organizer: Hong Liu, Washington Taylor and Tarek Anous

Wednesday, 3:00PM

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


February 10th

``Quantum Field Theory and the REnormalization Group in Six-Dimensions"

Clay Cordova, IAS


February 17th

``Disordered Conformal Field Theories"

Zohar Komargodski, Weizmann Institute


February 24th

``A dark-matter hunter's guide to the Galaxy (and beyond)"

Ben Safdi, MIT-CTP



March 2nd

``Fractional Quantum Hall Effect and M-theory"

Cumrun Vafa, Harvard


March 9th

``Modular hamiltonians and relative entropies for holographic states"

Aitor Lewkowycz, Princeton


March 16th

``Modular forms, new Cardy formulas, and black hole entropy."

Edgar Shaghoulian, UCSB


March 30th Joint seminar with Harvard in CTP at 3:30pm

“Hamiltonian Truncation approach to QFT in d=2 and d>2”

Slava Rychkov, CERN


April 6th

De Sitter spaces emerging from entanglement in conformal field theories

Curtis Asplund, Columbia


April 14th Thursday -Joint Harvard/MIT Theory Seminar at Harvard at 4:15PM

“Correlation functions of Coulomb branch operators”.

Silviu Pufu, Princeton


April 20th

``2d chiral algebra of 4d N=2 Argyres-Douglas theory"

Dan Xie, Harvard


April 27th (note seminar time is 3:30 this week only)

'Linearity of Holographic Entanglement Entropy'

Ahmed Almheiri, Stanford


May 4th

``A Stereoscopic CFT Lens for Holography"

James Sully, SLAC


May 11th

``Causality constraint on Conformal Field theory"

Sachin Jain, Cornell

May 18th

``Soft Hair on Black Holes"

Andy Strominger, Harvard