Theory Seminar

Except where otherwise noted, the seminars are held on Mondays 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.

Next seminar on May 2

Fall 2015


Aug. 31
Nima Lashkari (MIT)
Host: Ida Zadeh
Gravity dual of quantum Fisher information


Thursday, Sept. 10  
Cesar Agon (Brandeis)
Quantum Corrections to Holographic Mutual Information



Sept. 21
Sasha Zhiboedov (Harvard)
TBA
Host: Ida Zadeh


Tuesday, Sept. 29  
Ida Zadeh (Brandeis)
Higgsing the Stringy Higher Spin Symmetries
 

Oct. 12
Andrew Liam Fitzpatrick (BU)
TBA
Host: Albion Lawrence


Oct. 19
Sarah Harrison (Harvard)  
Landau-Ginzburg orbifolds and symmetries of K3 CFTs
Host: Albion Lawrence


Oct. 26
Omer Ben-Ami (Tel-Aviv University)
Renormalization group flow of entanglement entropy on spheres


Nov. 2
Beni Yoshida (Caltech)
Host: Ida Zadeh
Chaos in quantum channels


Nov. 9
Swapnamay Mondal (Harish-Chandra Research Institute)
Black Hole microstate counting using pure D brane systems
Host: Matthew Headrick


Nov. 16
Mehrdad Mirbabayi (IAS)
Cosmological Consistency Conditions and Their Implications for CMB and Large Scale Structure
Host: Ida Zadeh


Nov. 23
Simon Gentle (UCLA)
Entanglement entropy of surface operators
Host: Matthew Headrick 



Nov. 30
Brian Swingle (Stanford)
Complexity Equals Action
Host: Matthew Headrick


Dec. 7
Howard Schnitzer (Brandeis)
Renyi entropy for  the SU(N)_1 WZW model on a torus
Host: Ida Zadeh


Spring 2016


Wednesday, Jan.20
Cindy Keeler (Niels Bohr Institute)
A caveat for applied holography

Host: Ida Zadeh


Jan. 25
Gerald Dunne (UConn)
Resurgence and Non-Perturbative Physics: Decoding the Path Integral
Host: Ida Zadeh


Feb. 1
Jessie Shelton (UIUC)
 Asymmetric reheating and cold dark sectors


Feb. 8
Chris Herzog (Stony Brook University)
Tales from the Edge: Boundary Terms and Entanglement Entropy
Host: Ida Zadeh


Feb. 22
Tarek Anous (MIT)
Black Hole Collapse in the 1/c Expansion 
Host: Ida Zadeh


Feb. 29
Mark Mueller (MIT)
Entanglement Entropy and Variational Methods in Interacting Quantum Field Theories
Host: Ida Zadeh


March 7
Brent Nelson (Northeastern University)
A Geometrical Approach to Particle Physics


March 14
Matthew Headrick (Brandeis)
Bit threads & holographic entanglemend, part II


March 21
Antal Jevicki (Brown)
Bi-Local Holography
Host: Ida Zadeh


April 4
Erik Tonni (SISSA)
Some geometrical aspects of entanglement 
in CFT & Holography


April 6 {Wednesday at 12:30pm, Abelson 229}
Daniel Harlow (Harvard)
Subregion Duality and the Entanglement Wedge in AdS/CFT
Host: Albion Lawrence


April 11
Curtis Asplund (Columbia University)
De Sitter spaces emerging from entanglement in conformal field theories
Host: Ida Zadeh


May 2
Albion Lawrence (Brandeis)
Axion-driven inflation and quantum gravity
 

 


Archive of Past Theory Seminars