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2017-2018 SITP Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
09/11/17 Edi Halyo 2:00 P.M. The Holographic Entanglement Entropy of Schwarzschild Black Holes Stanford University
09/25/17 Shamit Kachru 2:00 P.M. Black holes, BPS jumping, and special loci Stanford University
10/02/17 Dan Freed 2:00 P.M. Phases of matter and topology Stanford University
10/09/17 Emanuel Katz 2:00 P.M. QFT: A New Hope Boston University
10/16/17 Diego Hofman 2:00 P.M. Generalized global symmetries: formal aspects, holography and hydrodynamics University of Amsterdam
10/23/17 Sri Raghu 2:00 P.M. Two-dimensional conductors with interactions and disorder from particle-vortex duality Stanford University
10/30/17 Phil Bull 2:00 P.M. Tests of gravity at the cosmic horizon scale NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | California Institute of Technology
11/06/17 Eva Silverstein 2:00 P.M. New information in the wavefunction of primordial perturbations Stanford University
11/13/17 Tarun Grover 2:00 P.M. Chaotic Eigenstates and their Universal Renyi Entropy University of California San Diego
11/27/17 Andreas Carch 2:00 P.M. A string theory embedding of 3d Bosonization University of Washington
12/11/17 Valentin Khoze 2:00 P.M. Higgsplosion Durham University
01/22/18 Leonardo Rastelli 2:00 P.M. Superconformal field theories and vertex algebras C.N. Yang Insitute for Theoretical Physics
02/05/18 Edward Marti 2:00 P.M. A three-dimensional optical lattice clock: precision at the 19th digit Princeton University
02/12/18 Peter Graham 2:00 P.M. Fine-Tuning, Vorticity, and Singularities Stanford University
02/26/18 Louis Lehner 2:00 P.M. Gravitational Waves: Promises, realities and puzzles Perimeter Instiutte
03/05/18 Steven Gubser 2:00 P.M. p-adic AdS/CFT Princeton University
03/12/18 Leonardo Senatore 2:00 P.M. Field Theory, Geometry and Data in Cosmology Stanford University
03/19/18 Masaki Yamada 2:00 P.M. Inflation in random Gaussian landscapes Tufts University
04/02/18 Harvey Reall 2:00 P.M. Superluminality and Predictability University of Cambridge
04/16/18 Vedika Khemani 2:00 P.M. Driven Phases of Many-Body Quantum Matter Harvard University
04/23/18 Tadashi Takayanagi 2:00 P.M. Holographic Entanglement of Purification Kyoto University
04/30/18 Steve Giddings 2:00 P.M. Quantum gravitational subsystems, information transfer, and black hole evolution University of California, Santa Barbara
05/07/18 Sean Hartnoll 2:00 P.M. Quantum mechanical bounds on transport from first principles Stanford University
05/14/18 Ben Reichardt 2:00 P.M. Testing physics with small quantum computers University of Southern California
05/21/18 Daniel Holz 2:00 P.M. LIGO, gravitational waves, and general relativity University of Chicago

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
10/26/17 Eduardo Teste 12:30 P.M. Entropic A theorem and the Markov property of the vacuum Instituto Balseiro, Centro Atomico Bariloche
11/09/17 Paolo Creminelli 12:30 P.M. Dark Energy after GW170817 International Centre for Theoretical Physics
11/16/17 Adam Solomon 12:30 P.M. Aspects of field theory with higher derivatives University of Pennsylvania
12/14/17 Jonathan BenTov 12:30 P.M. Gravitational shockwaves on rotating black holes California Institute of Technology
01/11/18 Silviu Pufu 12:30 P.M. Topological sectors, supersymmetric localization, and holography Princeton University
01/18/18 Kristan Jensen 12:30 P.M. A zoo of 3d bosonization dualities San Francisco State University
01/25/18 Grant Remmen 12:30 P.M. Proof of the Weak Gravity Conjecture from Black Hole Entropy University of California, Berkeley
02/01/18 Natalie Paquette 12:30 P.M. Dual Boundary Conditions in 3d SCFT's California Institute of Technology
02/08/18 Daniel Jafferis 12:30 P.M. A very simple theory of gravity Harvard University
03/08/18 Joel Franklin 12:30 P.M. The (weak) Gravitational Field of a Dirac Monopole Reed College
03/15/18 Yasuhiro Sekino 12:30 P.M. Vacuum fluctuations in an ancestor vacuum: A possible dark energy candidate Takushoku University
03/22/18 Alexander Westphal 12:30 P.M. Pole N-flation Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
03/29/18 Netta Engelhardt 12:30 P.M. TBA Princeton University
04/05/18 Philippe Faist 12:30 P.M. Approximate quantum error correction with covariant codes California Institute of Technology
04/12/18 Vincenzo Scopelliti 12:30 P.M. (Quantum) Chaos and hydrodynamics in holography and weakly coupled field theories Leiden University
04/19/18 Masamichi Miyaji 12:30 P.M. AdS from Tensor Networks: Surface/state and Optimization Kyoto University
04/26/18 Adam Bouland 12:30 P.M. Quantum Supremacy and the Complexity of Random Circuit Sampling University of California, Berkeley
05/03/18 Chinmay Nirkhe 12:30 P.M. Approximate low-weight check codes and circuit lower bounds for noisy ground states University of California, Berkeley
05/10/18 Victor V. Albert 12:30 P.M.

Filling cavities to prevent decay: bosonic quantum error correction

California Institute of Technology
05/17/18 Divyanshu Murli 1:00 P.M. Absence of U(1) Anomalous Superamplitudes in N≥5 Supergravities Stanford University
05/24/18 Aninda Sinha 12:30 P.M. The epsilon expansion using Mellin bootstrap Indian Institute of Science
05/31/18 Napat Poovuttikul 12:30 P.M. Generalised Global Symmetry, Plasma, Elasticity and Holography University of Iceland
06/07/18 Felix Leditzky 12:30 P.M. Dephrasure channel and superadditivity of coherent information University of Colorado Boulder
06/14/18 Kiyoharu Kawana 12:30 P.M. Amplification of gravitational motion by weak measurement  High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
07/19/18 David Kaplan 12:30 P.M. Relaxing the Cosmological Constant Johns Hopkins University

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
09/11/17 (Monday) Daniel Freedman 4:00 P.M. Coherent Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering—Theory 1974, Experiment 2017 Stanford University
09/29/17 (Friday) Ryosuke Sato 4:00 P.M. Secondary astrophysical production of anti-deuteron and anti-Helium3 cosmic ray Weizmann Institute of Science
10/13/17 (Friday) Sebastian Ellis 4:00 P.M. Instability of Lightest Visible Superpartner Points to Hidden Sector Dark Matter SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
10/20/17 (Friday) Shira Chapman 1:00 P.M. Complexity in holography and QFT Perimeter Institute
10/27/17 (Friday) Xun Gao 10:30 A.M. Efficient simulation of noisy quantum circuits Tsinghua University
10/27/17 (Friday) Gustavo J. Turiaci 1:00 P.M. Aspects of the Schwarzian Theory Princeton University
10/27/17 (Friday) Michael Fedderke 4:00 P.M. Relaxation of the Composite Higgs Little Hierarchy Stanford University  |  University of California, Berkeley
10/30/17 (Monday) Alexander Dolgov 4:00 P.M. Massive primordial black holes Novosibirsk State University
11/03/17 (Friday) Jeff Dror 4:00 P.M. New constraints on light vectors coupled to non-conserved currents University of California, Berkeley
11/10/17 (Friday) Onur Hostel 4:00 P.M. Atomic spin squeezing - concepts and experiments Stanford University
11/17/17 (Friday) Yu-Dai Tsai 12:00 P.M. Respect the ELDER: New Thermal Target for Dark Matter Direct Detection Cornell University
11/17/17 (Friday) Masha Baryakhtar 4:00 P.M. Looking for axions and dark photons in photonic crystals Perimeter Institute
12/01/17 (Friday) Robert Lasenby 4:00 P.M. Searching for weakly-coupled particles: from stars to the lab Perimeter Institute
12/08/17 (Friday) Anson Hook 4:00 P.M. Probing axions with neutron star inspirals and other stellar processes Stanford University
01/19/18 (Friday) Adam Brown 4:30 P.M. Hyperinflation Stanford University
01/26/18 (Friday) Raffaele D'Agnolo 4:30 P.M. Neural Networks for New Physics Searches SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
02/02/18 (Friday) Keisuke Harigaya 4:30 P.M. QCD axion dark matter with a small decay constant University of California, Berkeley
02/16/18 (Friday) Daniel Holz 4:30 P.M. Some things LIGO has taught us about gravity University of Chicago | Stanford University
02/23/18 (Friday) Ken Van Tilburg 4:30 P.M. Halometry from astrometry New York University | Institute for Advanced Study
03/09/18 (Friday) David Cyncynates 4:30 P.M. Exploring Periodic Magnetized Slabs as Axion Detector Stanford University
04/13/18 (Friday) Olivier Simon 4:30 P.M. Rotating Black Holes are Probes for Ultra-Light Scalars Stanford University
04/24/18 (Tuesday) Yingfei Gu 12:30 P.M. Comments on warped CFTs and the complex SYK model Harvard University
06/12/18 (Tuesday) Kunihito Uzawa 12:30 P.M. No-Go theorems for ekpyrosis from ten-dimensional supergravity Kwansei Gakuin University
06/15/18 (Friday) Marios Galanis 4:30 P.M. TBA Stanford University
07/27/18 (Friday) Asher Berlin 4:00 P.M. Physics at 21 cm SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


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