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String/Gravity Theory Seminar Fall 2018

Organizers: Daniel Harlow, Hong Liu, Lampros Lamprou

Wednesday at 3pm

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

 

Seminars

September 5

A New Stringy Perspective on Cosmology

Cumrun Vafa, Harvard

 

September 12

Classification of 5d SCFTs via 6d SCFTs

Lakshya Bhardwaj, Harvard

 

September 19

Falling toward charged black holes

Ying Zhao, Stanford

 

September 26

Exotic matter representations in heterotic/F-theory duality

Ling Lin, UPenn

 

October 3

The HISH (Holography Inspired Stringy Hadron) model and the quantization of a string with massive endpoints

Cobi Sonnenschein, Tel Aviv

 

October 10

An entropy current from superspace

Amos Yaron, Technion

 

Joint Seminar at Harvard, Thursday, October 18 at 4pm

Quantum gravity in three dimensions and coadjoint orbits

Kristan Jensen

 

October 24

Quantum gravity in a finite box

Edgar Shaghoulian, Cornell

 

October 31

Conformal bootstrap at nonzero temperature

Raghu Majahan, Princeton

 

November 7

Boundary dual of the bulk symplectic form and the volume of maximal slices

Gabor Sarosi , UPenn

 

November 14

Towards the hydrodynamic theory of entanglement

Mark Mezei, Stony Brook

 

November 28

Bootstrapping the Minimal 3D SCFT

David Poland, Yale

 

December 5 at 1pm*

Ultralight Axions, Minimal Surfaces, and Weak Gravity

Cody Long , Northeastern

*Note earlier start time

 

December 12

New dS and AdS Solutions of Supergravity

Clay Córdova

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