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Organizer: Hong Liu, Washington Taylor, Nima Lashkari

**Wednesday, 4:15pm**

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

**Seminars**

**February 15** Joint seminar with Harvard held in 6c-442

``Holographic Computational Complexity"

**Adam Brown**, Stanford

**February 22**

``Flat space amplitudes in a highest-weight basis: A natural choice for studying implications of superrotations?"

**Sabrina Pasterski**, Harvard

**March 1**

``Loops in AdS from conformal field theory."

**Agnese Bissi**, Harvard

**March 9** Joint Harvard seminar held at Harvard (note: Thursday @4:15pm)

``Aspects of the SYK model and gravity in AdS_2"s

**Douglas Stanford**, IAS

**March 15** (Cancelled due to Snow storm)

"p-adic AdS/CFT".

**Steve Gubser**, Princeton

**March 22** no seminar

**March 29 no seminar SPRING BREAK**

**April 5**

``Holographic QCD in strong magnetic fields"

**Umut Gurso**y, ITP, Utrecht

**April 12**

``Tales from the Edge: Entanglement, trace anomalies, and boundary conformal field theory"

**Christopher Herzog, YITP,Stony Brook**

**April 19**

``Applications of light-cone cuts in holography"

**Gary Horowitz**, UCSB

**April 26**

``Chow Groups, Fluxes and Massless Matter in F-theory"

**Timo Weigand**, CERN

**May 3**

``Twofold Symmetries and Simplification of the Gravity Action"

**Grant Remmen**, Cal Tech

**May 10**

``Vertex operator algebras and the Higgs branch of four-dimensional superconformal field theoriesâ€™'

**Leonardo Rastell**i, YITP, Stony Brook

**May 17**

``Duality in 2+1 dimensions."

**Nathan ****Seiberg**, IAS