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2015-16 SITP Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
09/21/15 Bob Laughlin 2:00 P.M. The meter stick of life Stanford University
09/28/15 Kristan Jensen 2:00 P.M. Monotonicity and entanglement in boundary quantum field theory YITP, Stony Brook
10/05/15 Ted Jacobson 2:00 P.M. Black Hole Entropy, Entanglement, and the Einstein Equation Univ. Maryland & KITP
10/12/15 David Simmons-Duffin 2:00 P.M. Looking for a bulk point IAS
10/19/15 Mukund Rangamani 2:00 P.M. Brownian branes, emergent symmetries, and hydrodynamics Durham University
10/26/15 Andy Lucas 2:00 P.M. Hydrodynamic transport in holography and in clean graphene Harvard University
11/02/15 Jesse Thaler 2:00 P.M. Minimal supersymmetric slow-roll inflation MIT
11/09/15 Cliff Burgess 2:00 P.M. Self-Tuning Under the Microscope Mc.Master U & Perimeter Institute
11/16/15 Eliezer Rabinovici 2:00 P.M. Remarks on Holography space time singularities and extremal volumes Hebrew University
12/07/15 Andrew Tolley 2:00 P.M. Progress in Massive Gravity Case Western
12/14/15 Matthew Kleban 2:00 P.M. Cosmic Inflation and Fine Tuning NYU
01/04/16 Raphael Flauger 2:00 P.M. Planck, BICEP, and the Early Universe University of Texas at Austin
01/11/16 Clay Cordova 2:00 P.M. Quantum Field Theory and the Renormalization Group in Six-Dimensions IAS
01/25/16 Ben Safdi 2:00 P.M. Seeing through the haze: searching for dark-matter annihilation in the presence of astrophysical point sources MIT
02/01/16 Xi Dong 2:00 P.M. Entanglement, Gravity, and Quantum Error Correction IAS
02/08/16 Daniel Harlow 2:00 P.M. Gauge Fields and Quantum Gravity Princeton
02/22/16 Brian Swingle 2:00 P.M. Measuring Quantum Information Scrambling Stanford
03/07/16 Douglas Stanford 2:00 P.M. The SYK model and AdS_2/CFT_1 IAS
04/18/2016 David Tong 2:00 P.M. Quantum Hall Matrix Models DAMTP, Cambridge
04/25/2016 Mithat Unsal 2:00 P.M. Decoding path integrals: Resurgence and  Picard-Lefschetz theory North Carolina State University
5/9/2016 Juan Garcia-Bellido 2:00 P.M. Using gravitational wave astronomy to measure the mass distribution of primordial black holes as the dominant dark matter component Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
5/16/2016 Mina Aganagic 2:00 P.M. Math, Physics and Duality Berkeley
6/6/2016 Gary Horowitz 2:00 P.M. Recovering the spacetime metric from a holographic dual UCSB
6/13/2016 Cumrun Vafa 2:00 P.M. 6 Dimensional Conformal Theories Harvard University

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
09/24/15 Matthew Dodelson 2:30 P.M. Longitudinal string spreading and horizon physics Stanford University
10/01/15 Alexandre Belin 12:30 P.M. Permutation Orbifolds: exploring the landscape of theories of quantum gravity in AdS_3 Stanford University
10/08/15 Vadim Kaplunovsky 12:30 P.M. Deconstructing the E0 5D SCFT to resolve the orbifold paradox University of Texas
10/15/15 Glen Evenbly 12:30 P.M. Local scale transformations with tensor network renormalization UC Irvine
10/22/15 Mark Mezei 12:30 P.M. Spread of entanglement and causality Princeton University
10/29/15 Tokiro Numasawa 12:30 P.M. cMERA as surface/state correspondence in AdS/CFT YITP, Kyoto
11/05/15 Tarek Anous 12:30 P.M. Emergent SL(2,R) in Quenched Quiver Quantum Mechanics MIT
11/12/15 Mehrdad Mirbabayi 12:30 P.M. Equivalence Principle and the Baryon Acoustic Peak IAS
11/19/15 Sachin Jain 12:30 P.M. Causality Constraints in Conformal Field theory Cornell
12/03/15 Bogdan Stoica 12:30 P.M. A Holographic Formula for Relative Entropy Caltech
12/10/15 Tommi Tenkanen 12:30 P.M. Higgs portal dark matter and cosmic inflation Helsinki


01/14/2016 Victor Gorbenko 12:30 P.M. QCD Strings and Integrability in Pure Yang-Mills SITP
01/21/2016 Sam McCandlish 12:30 P.M. Seeing into the Bulk with Integral Geometry SITP
01/21/2016 Yu-Hsiang Lin 4:00 P.M. What initial condition of inflation would suppress the large-scale CMB spectrum? National Taiwan University
01/28/2016 Adam Brown 12:30 P.M. Schwinger pair production at nonzero temperatures or in compact directions SITP
02/04/2016 Chi-Ming Chang 12:30 P.M. Bootstrapping 2D CFTS in the semiclassical limit UC Berkeley
02/11/2016 Yonatan Kahn 12:30 P.M. A Broadband Approach to Axion Dark Matter Detection Princeton
02/18/2016 Don Page 12:30 P.M. Naked Firewalls University of Alberta
02/25/1016 Ning Bao 12:30 P.M. Grover Search and the No-Signaling Principle Caltech
03/03/2016 Ahmed Almheiri 12:30 P.M. Linearity of Holographic Entanglement Entropy SITP
03/10/2016 Natalie Paquette 12:30 P.M. Umbral Moonshine in Landau-Ginzburg Orbifolds SITP
03/17/2016 Volkher Scholz 12:30 P.M. Matrix product approximations to conformal field theories Ghent University
03/24/2016 Benoit Collins 1:00 P.M. Applications of the Haagerup's inequality and strong convergence of random matrices to quantum information theory Kyoto University and University of Ottawa
04/07/2016 Jonathan Maltz 12:30 P.M. Chaos in Matrix Models and Black Hole Evaporation Berkeley
04/14/2016 Jon Yard 12:30 P.M. Compiling qubit circuits Microsoft Research
04/21/2016 David Marsh 12:30 P.M. Genericity and universality in the string theory landscape DAMTP, Cambridge
04/28/2016 Erik Tonni 12:30 P.M. Some geometrical aspects of entanglement in CFT & Holography International School for Advanced Studies
05/05/2016 Michal Heller 12:30 P.M. Holography for Entanglement and Causal Diamonds Perimeter Institute
05/12/2016 Moritz Muenchmeyer 12:30 P.M. Searching for oscillations and massive particles with CMB data and futuristic 21cm experiments IAP
05/19/2016 Vladimir Rosenhaus 12:30 P.M. Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model: the two-point function KITP

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
08/26/15 Aram Harrow 2:30 P.M. Sample optimal tomography of quantum states MIT
10/02/15 Daniel Egana-Ugrinovic 4:30 P.M. Nelson Barr-ogenesis Rutgers
10/06/15 James Scargill 2:30 P.M. (tentative) An anisotropic universe due to dimension-changing vacuum decay Oxford
10/13/15 Marco Raveri 1:30 P.M. The Effective Field Theory approach to gravitation on cosmological scales SISSA
10/16/15 Jeremy Mardon 4:00 P.M. A (Nearly) Weaker-Than-Gravity Bound on Dark Matter Electromagnetism SITP
10/23/15 Nikita Blinov 4:00 P.M. Electroweak Phase Transition Beyond the Standard Model SLAC
10/30/15 Bridget Bertoni 4:00 P.M. Searching for Dark Matter Subhalos Using Fermi LAT Data SITP
11/06/15 Michael Walter  & Xiao-Liang Qi 2:00 P.M. Random Tensor Networks SITP
11/06/15 Sunghoon Jung 4:00 P.M. Overlooked Higgs physics: pure resonance dips SLAC
11/13/15 Anson Hook 4:00 P.M. NNaturalness SITP
11/19/15 Gustavo Marques-Tavares 4:00 P.M. Non-abelian dark matter and large scale structure SITP
11/23/15 to 11/27/15
12/04/15 Brian Shuve 4:00 P.M. Low-Energy Signs of New Physics at High-Energy Colliders SITP / SLAC
12/11/15 Raffaele Tito D'Agnolo 4:00 P.M. Light Dark Matter from Boltzmann Tails IAS
12/14/15 to 01/01/16
2/17/2016 (Wednesday) Eric Perlmutter 2:00 P.M. Bounding the Space of Holographic CFTs with Chaos Princeton
2/19/2016 Peter Graham 4:00 P.M. An informal discussion of resonant atom interferometry for gravitational wave detection SITP
2/26/2016 Solomon Endlich 4:00 P.M. Effective field theory techniques for the inspiral problem SITP
3/2/2016 (Wednesday)

Marc Geiller

2:30 P.M. Quantum gravity and extended topological quantum field theories Perimeter Institute
3/4/2016 Tom Abel 4:00 P.M. Insights on black hole formation from 3D simulations Stanford
3/25/2016 Leonardo Senatore 4:00 P.M. Inhomogeneous Anisotropic Cosmology Stanford
4/27/2016 (Wednesday) Ethan Dyer 3:00 P.M. Small black holes in near extremal gravity Stanford
5/4/2016 (Wednesday) Beni Yoshida 4:30 P.M. Complexity by design Perimeter Institute
5/9/2016 (Monday) Dam Thanh Son 4:15 P.M. A higher-spin theory of neutral excitations of quantum Hall fluids University of Chicago
5/17/2016 (Tuesday) Huangjun Zhu 3:15 P.M. Multiqubit Clifford groups are unitary 3-designs Perimeter Institute
5/19/2016 (Thursday) Kiel Howe 4:00 P.M. Composite Higgs Models and the 750 GeV Resonance SITP
5/24/2016 (Tuesday) Macarena Lagos 2:00 P.M. Parametrizing general linear cosmological perturbations Oxford University
5/27/2016 Mae Teo 4:00 P.M. Black hole superradiance with vector bosons  SITP
6/3/2016 TJ Wilkason 4:00 P.M. Experimental Searches for Ultralight Spin-Coupled Dark Matter Stanford