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2018-19 SITP Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Location Time Title Affiliation
09/24/18 Eric Braaten Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Axion Stars Ohio State University
10/01/18 Tom Rudelius Varian 355 2:00 P.M. The Landscape of Swampland Conjectures Institute for Advanced Study | Princeton University
10/08/18 Senthil Todadri Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Topology, quantum criticality, and duality Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10/15/18 Gonzalo Torroba Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Entanglement and irreversibility on the light-cone Centro Atómico Bariloche | Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
10/22/18 Steven Kivelson Varian 355 2:00 P.M. The Electron-Phonon Problem Stanford University
10/29/18 Felix Haehl Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Fine-grained quantum chaos and effective field theory of scrambling in CFTs University of British Columbia
11/05/18 Gary Horowitz Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Cosmic Censorship in Anti-de Sitter Spacetime University of California, Santa Barbara
11/12/18 András Vasy Varian 355 2:00 P.M. The stability of Kerr-de Sitter space and global analysis Stanford University
11/26/18 Ken Van Tilburg Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Halometry from Astrometry Institute for Advanced Study | New York University
12/03/18 Greg Moore Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Finding The Golay Code In A K3 Sigma-Model Rutgers University
12/10/18 Albion Lawrence Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Entanglement and coarse-grained quantum dynamics Brandeis University
01/07/19 Surjeet Rajendran Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Firewalls in General Relativity University of California, Berkeley
01/14/19 Srinivas Raghu Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Statistical physics of electrons in a half-filled lowest Landau level Stanford University
02/04/19 Sidney Redner Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Fate of Kinetic Ising and Potts Models Santa Fe Institute
02/11/19 David Simmons-Duffin Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Light-rays and Lorentzian singularities in CFTs California Institute of Technology
02/25/19 Mustafa Amin Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Gravitational Aspects of Solitons in Cosmology Rice University
03/04/19 Veronika Hubeny Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Holographic Entropy Arrangement University of California, Davis
03/11/19 Hayden Lee Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Bootstrapping Inflationary Correlators Harvard University
03/18/19 Burak Şahinoğlu Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Quantum Error-Detection at Low Energies California Institute of Technology
04/08/19 Grant Remmen Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Holographic Area Laws and Outer Entropy University of California, Berkeley
04/15/19 Uros Seljak Varian 355 2:00 P.M. In search of optimal big data analysis: from cosmology to machine learning University of California, Berkeley
04/22/19 Thomas Dumitrescu Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Fun with Large-N QCD in Three Dimensions University of California, Los Angeles
04/29/19 Laura Fredrickson Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Asymptotic Geometry of the Hitchin moduli space Stanford University
05/06/19 Lampros Lamprou Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Entanglement as a connection for holographic spacetimes Massachusetts Institute of Technology
05/13/19 Temple He Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Asymptotic Symmetries and the Soft Photon Theorem in Arbitrary Dimension University of California, Davis
05/20/19 Netta Engelhardt Varian 355 2:00 P.M. On the Road to Cosmic Censorship: the Penrose Inequality in AdS/CFT Princeton University
06/03/19 Brian Swingle Varian 355 2:00 P.M. A Sparse Model of Quantum Holography University of Maryland
06/10/19 John Cardy Varian 355 2:00 P.M. The TTbar Deformation of 2d Quantum Field Theory University of California, Berkeley

Date Speaker Location Time Title Affiliation
09/27/18 Thomas Vidick Varian 355 12:30 P.M. A Cryptographic Test of Quantumness and Certifiable Randomness from a Single Quantum Device California Institute of Technology
10/04/18 Vladimir Narovlansky Varian 355 12:30 P.M. The renormalization group of quenched disorder Weizmann Institute
10/11/18 Leonid Pryadko Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Overview of quantum LDPC codes University of California, Riverside
10/18/18 Anne Broadbent Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Quantum Unclonability University of Ottawa
10/25/18 Bernardo Zan Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Walking, Weak first-order transitions, and Complex CFTs École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
11/01/18 Chen Sun Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Particle Phenomenology in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy Brown University
11/08/18 Juan Maldacena Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Traversable Wormholes Institute for Advanced Study
11/15/18 Gabriel Wong Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Entanglement Branes, Modular Flow, and Extended TQFT Fudan University
11/29/18 Chen-Te Ma Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Randomness and Chaos Cape Town University | South China Normal University
12/06/18 Louise Anderson Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Localisation, 3d quiver gauge theories and quantum phase transitions Stanford University
12/13/18 Wenzhe Yang Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Pure Motives Stanford University
12/20/18 Pranjal Nayak Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Symmetries of Amplitudes in N=2 Chern-Simons Matter theory University of Kentucky
01/17/19 Guido d'Amico Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Neutrino flavour as a test of the explosion mechanism of core-collapse supernovae Stanford University
01/24/19 Avishay Tal Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Oracle Separation of BQP and the Polynomial Hierarchy Stanford University
01/31/19 Sergei Gukov Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Topology of the space of Quantum Field Theories California Institute of Technology
02/07/19 Edgar Shaghoulian Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Quantum mechanics in the ultraviolet Cornell University
02/14/19 Stephen Shenker Varian 355 12:30 P.M Black holes, random matrices, baby universes, and D-branes Stanford University
03/14/19 Amr Ahmadain Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Weyl Anomalies in (1+1)-Lifshitz Effective Action from (2+1)-Schrodinger-invariant Horava-Lifshitz Chern-Simons Action University of Virginia
03/28/19 Elias Kiritsis Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Holographic RG flows, on flat and curved manifolds and F-theorems Astroparticule et Cosmologie, Université Paris Diderot
04/04/19 Arnav Tripathy Varian 355 12:30 P.M. K3 metrics from little string theory Harvard University
04/11/19 David Bermans Varian 355 12:30 P.M. An Overview of Double and Exceptional Field Theory Astroparticule et Cosmologie, Université Paris Diderot
05/30/19 Indranil Halder Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Matter Chern-Simons Theories in a Background Magnetic Field Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Date Speaker Location Time Title Affiliation
09/21/18 (Friday) Robert Lasenby Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Using coherence to look for dark matter Stanford University
10/03/18 (Wednesday) Philip Mannheim Varian 355 11:00 A.M. Quantum Conformal Gravity

University of Connecticut

10/19/18 (Friday) Dorota Grabowska Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Detecting Dark Blobs University of California, Berkeley
10/26/18 (Friday) Katelin Schutz Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Cosmological signatures of sub-MeV dark matter freeze-in University of California, Berkeley
10/29/18 (Monday) Rajesh Gopakumar Varian 312 11:00 A.M. On the Polyakov-Mellin bootstrap International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
10/30/18 (Tuesday) George Korpas Varian 312 3:00 P.M. Topological gauge fields and modular forms: Walking in between physics and mathematics Trinity College London
11/02/18 (Friday) Ryan Janish Varian 312 4:00 P.M. White Dwarfs as Dark Matter Detectors University of California, Berkeley
11/09/19 (Friday) Nayara Fonseca Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Higgs, Relaxion, and Dark Matter Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
11/16/18 (Friday) Nicholas Rodd Varian 312 4:00 P.M. A Likelihood Framework for Axion Direct Detection University of California, Berkeley
11/29/18 (Thursday) Robert Laughlin Hewlett 200 4:30 P.M. The Brayton Battery Stanford University
11/30/18 (Friday) Junwu Huang Varian 312

4:00 P.M.

Nonlethal searches for bubbles in our universe Perimeter Institute
12/07/18 (Friday) Michael Dine Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Global Strings and the Axion Dark Matter Density Stanford University
01/15/19 (Tuesday) Leonardo Senatore Hewlett 201 4:30 P.M. Field Theory, Geometry and Data in Cosmology Stanford University
01/25/19 (Friday) Vijay Narayan Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Axion production and detection with superconducting RF cavities University of California, Berkeley
02/01/19 (Friday) Zhengkang Zhang Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Dark photon dark matter produced by axion oscillations University of California, Berkeley
02/08/19 (Friday) Davide Racco Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Cosmological signatures of the SM Higgs instability: Primordial Black Holes and Gravitational Waves Perimeter Institute
02/12/19 (Tuesday) Bruno Scheihing Hitschfeld Varian 312 2:00 P.M. Reconstructing the Inflationary Landscape with Cosmological Data Universidad de Chile
02/15/19 (Friday) Benoit Collins Varian 312 10:30 A.M. Equivariance and application to entanglement detection Kyoto University
03/01/19 (Friday) Harikrishnan Ramani Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Pulsar Timing Probes of Primordial Black Holes and Subhalos University of California, Berkeley
04/05/19 (Friday) Michael Fedderke  Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Axion Dark Matter Detection with CMB Polarization Stanford University
04/09/19 (Tuesday) Veronika Hubeny Hewlett 201 4:30 P.M. Black Holes, Holography, and Entanglement University of California, Davis
04/12/19 (Friday) Sebastian Baum Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Paleo Detectors - Digging for Dark Matter University of Stockholm | Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics
04/26/19 (Friday) Ethan Nadler Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Milky Way Satellites: Probes of Dark Matter Microphysics Stanford University
05/17/19 (Friday) Tudor Tiron Varian 312 4:30 P.M. Ultralight scalar clouds in binaries Stanford University
08/09/19 (Friday) Miguel Escudero Varian 312 4:30 P.M. Very Light and Weakly Coupled Neutrinophilic Bosons and the Hubble Tension King's College London
08/26/19 (Friday) Vasudev Shyam Varian 312 4:30 P.M. TBA Perimeter Institute


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