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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



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


David Poland, Stony Brook


December 5


Cody Long


December 12


Clay Córdova