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2019-2020 SITP Seminar Schedule

Weekly Group Meetings
Day Group Location Time
Wednesday TTbar Group Meeting Varian 355 1:30 P.M.
Thursday SITP Student Journal Club Meeting Varian 355 5:30 P.M.
Friday Quantum Information Group Meeting Varian 355 10:30 A.M.

Virtual Seminars
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Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
03/23/20 (Monday) Brandon Rayhaun 2:00 P.M. Conformal field theories with exceptional symmetry (Recording) Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
03/30/20 (Monday) Gustavo J. Turiaci 2:00 P.M. Statistical mechanics of near extremal black holes (Recording) University of California, Santa Barbara
04/06/20 (Monday) John McGreevy 2:00 P.M. Towards a 3d Ising model with a weakly-coupled string theory dual (Recording) University of California, San Diego
04/13/20 (Monday) Herman Verlinde 2:00 P.M. On the Entropy of an Einstein-Rosen Bridge (Recording) Princeton University
04/20/20 (Monday) Pengfei Zhang 2:00 P.M. Replica wormhole and information retrieval in the SYK model coupled to Majorana chains (Recording) California Institute of Technology
04/23/20 (Thursday) Robert Lasenby 3:00 P.M. Long range dark matter self-interactions and plasma instabilities Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
04/27/20 (Monday) Nathan Seiberg 2:00 P.M. Continuum Quantum Field Theories for Fractons (Recording) Institute for Advanced Study 
05/04/20 (Monday) Hong Liu 2:00 P.M. Void formation in operator growth, quantum chaos and black hole evaporation (Recording) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
05/07/20 (Thursday) Sjoert Van Velzen 3:00 P.M. Stellar tidal disruption events: new tools for black hole astrophysics New York University
05/11/20 (Monday) Po-shen Hsin 2:00 P.M. Berry phase in quantum field theory (Slides) California Institute of Technology
05/18/20 (Monday) Tom Hartman 2:00 P.M. Sphere packing, 3d gravity, and the bootstrap (Recording) Cornell University
06/01/20 (Monday) Riccardo Rattazzi 2:00 P.M. Multilegs, Superfluids and Semiclassics (Recording | Slides) École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
06/04/20 (Thursday) David Reis and Sebastian Meuren 3:00 P.M. Studies of strong-field QED in laser-ultrarelativistic-electron-beam collisions Stanford PULSE Institute / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
06/08/20 (Monday)  Kristan Jansen 2:00 P.M. Wormholes in AdS3 gravity and random matrix theory (Recording) San Francisco State University
06/15/20 (Monday) Finn Larsen 2:00 P.M. Microscopic Entropy of AdS Black Holes (Recording | Slides} University of Michigan
06/22/20 (Monday) Sean Hartnoll 2:00 P.M. Classical aspects of the black hole interior (Recording) Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
06/25/20 (Thursday) Victor Gorbenko 3:00 P.M. RG Flows and Hierarchy Problem Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
07/13/20 (Monday) Shinsei Ryu 2:00 P.M. Entanglement negativity and reflected entropy after quantum quench in 2d CFTs (Recording) University of Chicago
07/23/20 (Thursday) Ben Safdi 2:00 P.M. Novel stellar probes of axion and axion dark matter University of Michigan
07/27/20 (Monday) Hirosi Ooguri 2:00 P.M. Stringy Tidal Effects Near Black Hole Photon Spheres (Recording) California Institute of Technology
08/03/20 (Monday) Kevin Costello 2:00 P.M. Integrable field theories from four-dimensional gauge theory (Recording) Perimeter Institute
08/10/20 (Monday) Juan Maldacena 2:00 P.M. Bra-ket wormholes in gravitationally prepared states (Recording) Institute for Advanced Study
08/13/20 (Thursday)

Victor Godet

11:00 A.M. New boundary conditions for JT gravity (Recording) University of Amsterdam
08/31/20 (Monday) Eva Silverstein 2:00 P.M. The positive potential of negative curvature (Recording) Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics

Monday Colloquia
Date Speaker Location Time Title Affiliation
09/30/19 Gautam Satishchandran Varian 355 2:00 P.M. The Memory Effect, Asymptotic Symmetries and Infrared Divergences in Classical and Quantum Gravity University of Chicago
10/07/19 Nathan Benjamin Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Lightcone modular bootstrap and pure gravity Princeton University
10/14/19 Steven Giddings Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Quantum information and its localization in quantum gravity University of California, Santa Barbara
10/21/19 Kaloian Lozanov Varian 355 2:00 P.M. The equation of state after inflation Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
10/28/19 Zohar Komargodski Varian 355 2:00 P.M. 2+1 Dimensional Yang-Mills Theory Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University
11/11/19 Gabriel Wong Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Entanglement and extended conformal field theory Fudan University
11/18/19 Alexander Millar Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Searching for axion dark matter with tuneable plasma haloscopes Stockholm University
11/25/19 Eliot Hijano Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Constructing flat holography using AdS/CFT Princeton University
01/27/20 Guy Gur-Ari Varian 355 2:00 P.M. Large N expansion for wide neural networks Google X
02/03/20 Lloyd Knox Varian 355 2:00 P.M. The Hubble Hunter’s Guide University of California, Davis
02/10/20 Giovanni Villadoro Varian 355 2:00 P.M. More axions from strings International Centre for Theoretical Physics
03/02/20 Ning Bao Varian 355 2:00 P.M. hypergraphs and entanglement entropies University of California, Berkeley

Thursday Seminars
Date Speaker Location Time Title Affiliation
09/26/19 Avia Raviv Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Supersymmetric Lifshitz Field Theories Tel-Aviv University
10/10/19 Javier Magán Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Entanglement entropy and superselection sectors Instituto Balseiro, Centro Atómico de Bariloche
10/24/19 Sungwoo Hong Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Conformal Freeze in Cornell University
10/31/19 David McGady Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Finite temperatures and modular forms Niels Bohr Institute
11/07/19 Bogdan Ganchev Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Weak Cosmic Censorship in Einstein-Scalar theory in flat 4D Cambridge University
11/14/19 Alex Jahn Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Fermionic Gaussian states and holography Free University of Berlin
12/05/19 Evangelos Sfakianakis Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Preheating on Curved Field-Space Manifolds National Institute for Subatomic Physics Nikhef | Leiden University
12/12/19 Yi Wang Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Inflation as a Cosmological Collider The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
01/09/20 Abhiram Kidambi Varian 355 12:30 P.M. 1/4 BPS black hole degeneracies from 1/2 BPS black hole degeneracies: An exact formula for black hole polar degeneracies Vienna University of Technology
01/30/20 Alexander Vikman Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Go Global Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics
02/03/20 Paul Romatschke Varian 355: 12:30 P.M. Pure CFT Thermodynamics and Fractional Degrees of Freedom University of Colorado, Boulder
02/20/20 Atish Dabholkar Varian 355 12:30 P.M. Three Avatars of Mock Modularity International Centre for Theoretical Physics
02/27/20 Alexandre Belin Varian 355 12:30 P.M. New holographic CFTs: finding the needle in the haystack European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)yes

Other Seminars
Date Speaker Location Time Title Affiliation
08/09/19 (Friday) Miguel Escudero Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Very Light and Weakly Coupled Neutrinophilic Bosons and the Hubble Tension King's College London
08/26/19 (Monday) Vasudev Shyam Varian 355 2:00 P.M. TTbar deformation and diffeomorphism invariance Perimeter Institute
11/01/19 (Friday) Kim Bergaus Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Thermal Friction in Early Cosmology Johns Hopkins University

11/08/19 (Friday)

James Unwin Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Tweaking the Dark Matter Abundance with Cosmology University of Illinois, Chicago
11/15/19 (Friday) Horng Sheng Chia Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Gravitational Collider Physics University of Amsterdam
12/06/19 (Wednesday) Sukhi Singh Varian 355 11:00 A.M. Scale and Translation invariant Tensor Networks Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
12/06/19 (Wednesday) Sukhi Singh Varian 355 11:00 A.M. Scale and Translation invariant Tensor Networks Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
12/16/19 (Tuesday) Yijian Zou Varian 312 11:00 A.M. Interacting cMERA -- a non-perturbative approach to QFTs Perimeter Institute
01/10/20 (Friday) Akshay Ghalsasi Varian 312 4:00 PM. Superradiance and the Spins of Black Holes from LIGO and X-ray binaries University of California, Santa Cruz
01/17/20 (Friday) Markus Luty Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Blowing in the Dark Matter Wind University of California, Davis
02/07/20 (Friday) Ofri Telem Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Self Destructing Atomic DM University of California, Berkeley
02/14/20 (Friday) Daniel Egana-Ugrinovic Varian 312 3:00 P.M. New physics in the Higgs sector Perimeter Institute
02/21/20 (Friday) Anirudh Prabhu Varian 312 4:00 P.M. Optical Properties of Dense Axion Configurations Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics


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