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

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