Theory Seminar

Except where otherwise noted, the seminars are held on Tuesdays at 11:00am in Abelson 307 (directions to Abelson). The length of the talk depends on the mode of presentation: 60 minutes for a computer talk, and 80 minutes for a blackboard talk.

Fall 2013


Sept. 3
Ida Zadeh (Brandeis)
Operator mixing in the D1-D5 CFT near the orbifold point


Sept. 10
Matthew Headrick (Brandeis)
What can holographic entanglement entropy teach us about general relativity?


Sept. 24
Anastasia Volovich (Brown)
Motivic amplitudes and cluster coordinates


Oct. 1
Lara Anderson (Virginia Tech)
T-branes and geometry


Oct. 15
Tom Faulkner (IAS)
Some results on entanglement in holographic field theories


Oct. 22
Matthew von Hippel (Simons Center)
Hexagon functions:  Bootstrapping the three-loop remainder function


Oct. 29
Gokce Basar (Stony Brook)
Resurgence theory, ghost instantons and analytical continuation of path integrals


Nov. 5
Schlomo Razamat (IAS)
3d dualities from 4d dualities


Nov. 12
Julian Sonner (MIT)
The Schwinger effect and the geometry of entanglement


Nov. 13 (Wednesday at 11:00am)
Samir Mathur (Ohio State)
Fuzzballs vs. squids


Nov. 19
Albion Lawrence (Brandeis)
Metastability and instability in holographic gauge theories


Dec. 3
Babak Haghighat (Harvard)
M-strings and their orbifolds


Spring 2014


Jan. 14
Masoud Soroush (Brandeis)
Knot invariants and topological strings


Jan. 21
Matthew Headrick (Brandeis)
Entanglement entropy in quantum field theory: An overview


Jan. 28
TBA


Feb. 4
Mukund Rangamani (Durham)
Effective actions for anomalous hydrodynamics


Feb. 11
Miguel Paulos (Brown University)
Bootstrapping with precision


Feb. 25
Alex Maloney (McGill)
Supersymmetry in de Sitter Space


March 4
Bartek Czech (Stanford)
On UV/IR entanglement, or closed curves in AdS_3


March 11
Al Shapere (Kentucky)
Constraints on the spectra of 2d CFTs


March 25
David Shih (Rutgers) 
The Status of SUSY after Run I of the LHC
Note different location: SSC - 3-37, third floor of Shapiro Science Center


April 1
James Halverson (KITP)
Anomaly Nucleation as New Motivation for WIMPs


April 8
Weijia Li (Beijing Normal U. & Harvard)
Periodically driven holographic superconductor


April 29
Bong Lian (Brandeis)
Recent progress on period integrals



Archive of Past Theory Seminars