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2016-17 Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
10/03/16 Markus Luty 2:00 P.M. Scale Anomalies and Physical States in Conformal Field Theory University of California Davis
10/17/16 John Cardy 2:00 P.M. Entanglement Hamiltonians in Conformal Field Theories University of California Berkeley
10/24/16 Andreas Karch 2:00 P.M. Dualities in Quantum Hall Physics University of Washington
11/07/16 Surya Ganguli 2:00 P.M. The statistical physics of deep learning: on the beneficial roles of dynamic criticality, random landscapes, and the reversal of time Stanford University
11/14/16 Andrew Neitzke 2:00 P.M. Defects in Quantum Field Theory University of Texas Austin
12/05/16 Sergei Gukov 2:00 P.M. RG Flows and Dynamical Systems California Institute of Technology
01/09/17 Ira Rothstein 2:00 P.M. Formal and Phenomenological Aspects of Gravity Wave Predictions from Analytic Calculations Carnegie Mellon University
01/23/17 Sergei Dubovsky 2:00 P.M. Yang-MIlls glueballs as closed bosonic strings University of California Davis / New York University / Perimeter Institute
01/30/17 Hong Liu 2:00 P.M. The second law of thermodynamics from unitarity and symmetry Massachusetts Institute of Technology
02/06/17 Sean Carroll 2:00 P.M. Extracting the Universe from the Wave Function California Institute of Technology
02/13/17 Nathan Seiberg 2:00 P.M. Duality in 2+1 dimensions Institute for Advanced Study
02/27/17 Edgar Shaghoulian 2:00 P.M. Modular invariance and the Eguchi-Kawai mechanism in holographic CFTs University of California Santa Barbara
03/06/17 Erik Verlinde 2:00 P.M. From Emergent Gravity to Dark Energy and Dark Matter University of Amsterdam
03/13/17 Will Donnelly 2:00 P.M. Entanglement branes in a two-dimensional string theory University of California Santa Barbara
04/03/17 Andrew Strominger 2:00 P.M. Virasoro Symmetry of 4D Quantum Gravity Harvard University
04/10/17 Mariangela Lisanti 2:00 P.M. The Search for Extragalactic Dark Matter Princeton University
05/15/17 Anthony Anguirre 2:00 P.M. Some ups and downs of entropy University of California Santa Cruz
05/22/17 Daniel Fisher 2:00 P.M. Evolution and ecology in high dimensions Stanford University

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
09/22/16 Nicole Yunger Halpern 12:30 P.M. Bridging disciplines to comprehend chaos: Fluctuation theorem for the out-of-time-ordered correlator California Institute of Technology
10/06/16 Matt Walters 12:30 P.M. Studying IR Dynamics with Conformal Truncation Boston University
10/13/16 Jared Kaplan 12:30 P.M. On Information Loss in AdS_3/CFT_2 Johns Hopkins University
10/20/16 Andrey Gromov 12:30 P.M. Geometric response of quantum Hall states University of Chicago
10/27/16 Kurt Hinterbichler 12:30 P.M. Partially Massless Higher-Spin Gauge Theory Case Western Reserve University
11/03/16 Callum Quigley 12:30 P.M. Second quantized MSW strings on K3 fibrations University of Toronto
11/10/16 Tom Faulkner 12:30 P.M. Constraining QFTs with shape dependence of entanglement University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
11/17/16 Dan Roberts 12:30 P.M. Chaos and complexity by design Institute for Advanced Study
11/17/16 Guifre Vidal 3:30 P.M. Tensor networks and conformal field theory on the lattice Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics
12/01/16 Dalimil Mazac 12:30 P.M. Analytic Bounds from Conformal Bootstrap Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics
12/08/16 Tom Hartman 12:30 P.M. Causality and Universality at Strong Coupling Cornell University
12/15/16 Alexander Monin 12:30 P.M. Semiclassics, Goldstone Bosons and CFT data École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
01/12/17 Liam Fitzpatrick 12:30 P.M. On Non-perturbative Effects and Information Loss in AdS3/CFT2 Boston University
01/19/17 Jonathan Maltz 12:30 P.M. de Sitter Harmonies: Cosmological Spacetimes as Resonances University of California Berkeley / Stanford University
03/02/17 Rachel Rosen 12:30 P.M. Non-Singular Black Holes in Massive Gravity Columbia University
03/09/17 Isaac Kim 2:00 P.M. Entanglement renormalization, quantum error correction, and emergent lightcone IBM
03/30/17 Andrei Khmelnitsky 12:30 P.M. Relaxing the Cosmological Constant, Proof of Concept International Centre for Theoretical Physics
04/06/17 Alex Belin 12:30 P.M. Siegel Modular Forms and Black Hole Entropy University of Amsterdam
05/18/17 Michael Geracie 12:30 P.M. Galilean Geometry in Condensed Matter Systems University of California San Diego

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
10/04/16 (Tuesday) Henrik Gustafsson 4:15 P.M. Einstein series attached to small automorphic representations Chalmers
10/05/16 (Wednesday) Tom Rudelius 12:30 P.M. Strong Forms of the Weak Gravity Conjecture Harvard University
10/05/16 (Wednesday) Henrik Gustafsson 2:00 P.M. Automorphic String Amplitudes Chalmers
10/11/16 (Tuesday) Ehud Altman 11:00 A.M. Beyond the SYK model: a solvable model showing a dynamical quantum phase transitions from fast to slow scrambling University of California Berkeley
10/14/16 (Friday) Iris Cong 10:30 A.M. Topological quantum computation with gapped boundaries University of California Los Angeles
10/21/16 (Friday) Adam Scherlis 4:00 P.M. Dark Matter from Relaxions Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
10/28/16 (Friday) Jack Kearney 4:00 P.M. Natural Mistakes Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
11/04/16 (Friday) Francesca Day 4:00 P.M. X-ray Anomalies and Fluorescent Dark Matter University of Oxford
11/09/16 (Wednesday) Nathan Benjamin 11:00 A.M. Emergent spacetime through indices Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
12/02/16 (Friday) Asher Berlin 4:00 P.M. Cosmologies of Hidden Sector Dark Matter SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
12/09/16 (Friday) Mehrdad Mirbabayi 4:00 P.M. Productive interactions: heavy particles, gravitational waves and non-Gaussianity Stanford University
01/10/17 (Tuesday) Cécilia Lancien 2:00 P.M. Weak multiplicativity/additivity in quantum information theory - The possible role of de Finetti reductions and entanglement measure theory Universidad Complutense de Madrid
01/13/17 (Friday) Jeroen Zuiddam 10:30 A.M. Creating networks of entangled pairs: tensor surgery and the laser method Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica Amsterdam
01/20/17 (Friday) Hendrik Vogel 4:00 P.M. Extragalactic photon-ALP conversion at CTA energies SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
02/03/17 (Friday) Thomas Melia 4:00 P.M. "Magnetic bubble chambers" for sub-GeV dark matter direct detection University of California Berkeley
02/21/17 (Tuesday) Emil Mottola 2:00 P.M. Macroscopic Quantum Effects in Gravity: Scalar Gravitational Waves, Dark Energy & Condensate Stars Los Alamos National Laboratory
03/03/17 (Friday) Joseph Landsberg 10:30 A.M. Symmetry versus Optimality Texas A&M University
08/09/17 (Wednesday) Jared Kaplan 2:00 P.M. The Information Paradox in AdS3 and Exact Bulk Reconstruction Johns Hopkins University


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