2022-23 SITP Seminar Schedule

SITP Monday Colloquia

Date Speaker Location Time Title Affiliation
09/19/22 Jorrit Kruthoff Varian 355 2:00 PM Institute for Advanced Study
10/31/22 Matthew Dodelson Zoom 10:00 AM European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
11/07/22 Gabriel Wong Varian 355 2:00 PM Harvard
11/14/22 Atakan Hilmi Firat Varian 355 2:00 PM European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
11/28/22 Ohad Mamroud Varian 355 2:00 PM Weizmann
12/12/22 Javier Magán Varian 355 2:00 PM Bariloche
12/12/22 Nemanja Kaloper Varian 355 2:00 PM UC Davis
01/23/23 Nathan Benjamin Varian 355 2:00 PM Caltech
02/13/23 Joaquin Turiaci 2:00 PM

Friday Phenomenology Group Seminars

Date Speaker Location Time Title Affiliation
11/04/22 Philip Mansfield PAB 102/103 3:00 PM Is JWST Already Probing Fundamental Physics With Ancient Galaxies?
Stanford
11/11/22 Soubhik Kumar PAB 102/103 3:00 PM Heavy Axions across Frontiers: Searches at X-ray/Gamma-ray Telescopes and Beam Dump Facilities
Berkeley
11/18/22 Oren Slone Varian 355 1:30 PM A Path to Detecting Self-Interacting Dark Matter using Astrophysical Sub-Structure
Recording
New York University
12/02/22 Erwin Tanin PAB 102/103 3:00 PM TBA
Johns Hopkins

Weekly Group Meetings

Day

Group Location time
Thursday (Occurring biweekly, see Google Calendar for dates.) TTbar Group Meeting Varian 355 / Zoom 10:00 A.M.
Thursday SITP Student Journal Club Meeting Varian 355 / Zoom     5:30 P.M.
Friday Quantum Information Group Meeting Varian 355 / Zoom     10:30 A.M.

SITP Seminars and Meetings

Date Speaker Location Time Title Affiliation
09/16/22 Jonathan Oppenheim Varian 355 2:00 PM Gravitationally induced decoherence vs space-time diffusion: testing the quantum nature of gravity
University College London

Past SITP Seminar Schedules

2021-22

SITP Monday Colloquia

DATE SPEAKER LOCATION TIME TITLE AFFILIATION
09/20/21 Oliver Philcox Varian 355 2:00 PM Large Scale Structure Beyond the 2-Point Function Princeton University
10/04/21 Ana-Maria Raclariu Zoom 2:00 PM Progress in Celestial Holography
Recording | Slides
Perimeter Institute
10/11/21 Ofer Aharony Zoom 11:00 AM Towards an explicit theory of quantum gravity
Recording
Weizmann
10/18/21 Liam McAllister Zoom 2:00 PM Small Cosmological Constants in String Theory
Recording
Cornell
10/25/21 Wendy Freedman Zoom 2:00 PM The Hubble Tension: Is There Evidence for New Physics? University of Chicago
11/01/21 Donal O'Connell Zoom 11:00 AM The double copy from Coulomb to Kerr
Recording | Slides
University of Edinburgh
11/08/21 Alexander Zhiboedev Zoom 2:00 PM Probing relativistic jelly with light-ray operators European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
11/15/21 Gian Giudice Zoom 2:00 PM Self-Organised Localisation
Recording
CERN
11/29/21 Madalena Lemos Zoom 2:00 PM Bootstrapping strongly coupled super-conformal field theories Durham
12/06/21 Dalimil Mazac Zoom 2:00 PM Automorphic Spectra and the Conformal Bootstrap IAS
12/13/21 Aram Harrow Zoom 11:00 AM Phase transitions in the complexity of simulating random shallow quantum circuits MIT
01/31/22 Gino Isidori Zoom 11:00 AM Flavour Physics: Old problems and recent hopes
Recording
University of Zürich
02/28/22 Finn Larsen Varian 355 and Zoom 2:00 PM Thermodynamics of Supersymmetric Black Holes
Recording
University of Michigan
03/07/22 John Imbrie Varian 355 2:00 PM Many-Body Localization and its Discontents
Recording
University of Virginia
03/14/22 Jan De Boer Varian 355 2:00 PM Quantum gravity and statistical physics
Recording
University of Amsterdam
03/28/22 Marco Cirelli Zoom 10:00 AM Dark Matter Indirect Searches as of 2022
Recording
LPTHE Paris
04/11/22 Dam Thanh Son Varian 355 2:00 PM Bosonization of Fermi Surfaces and Coadjoint Orbits
Recording
University of Chicago
05/02/22 Daniel Green Varian 355 2:00 PM A dS EFT
Recording
University of California, San Diego
05/09/22 Maya Fishbach Varian 355 2:00 PM Astrophysics and Cosmology with Black Hole Mergers
Recording
Northwestern University
05/23/22 Natalie Paquette Varian 355 2:00 PM New thoughts on old gauge amplitudes
Recording
University of Washington
06/06/22   Varian 355 2:00 PM JT gravity with propagating matter, and the ETH as a matrix model
Recording
Harvard University
09/19/22 Jorrit Kruthoff Varian 355 2:00 PM Singularity Musings

Institute for Advanced Study

 

 

Friday Phenomenology Group Seminars

DATE SPEAKER LOCATION TIME TITLE AFFILIATION
09/03/21 Harikrishnan Ramani Varian 355 4:00 PM Detection of terrestrial 'millicharges' - part 2 Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
09/17/21 Liam McAllister Zoom 2:00 PM PQ Axiverse
Recording
Cornell
10/22/21 Anirban Das Varian 355 3:30 PM 'Direct Detection' of Dark Asteroids SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
10/29/21 Alex Fieguth Varian 355 3:30 PM Probing non-Newtonian gravity with optically levitated force sensors Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
11/05/21 Simona Murgia Varian 355 3:30 PM Gamma-ray observations of the Galactic center and Andromeda: dark matter implications UC Irvine
11/19/21 Itay Bloch Varian 355 3:30 PM The NASDUCK collaboration: using quantum magnetometers to look for ultralight dark matter Tel Aviv
12/03/21 Davide Racco Zoom 2:00 PM Utilizing the causal spectrum of gravitational waves SITP
12/10/21 Alexander Millar Zoom and Varian 355 3:30 PM Dark photon limits: a cookbook U Stockholm
02/04/22 Ben Garber Varian 355 3:30 PM Atom Interferometry for Fundamental Physics Stanford University
02/11/22 Steffen Hagstotz Zoom 10:00 AM Cosmology with Fast Radio Bursts LMU Munich
02/18/22 Wolfgang Altmannshofer Varian 355 3:30 PM Hints for New Physics in B Decays UC Santa Cruz
02/25/22 Christina Gao PAB 102/103 and Zoom 3:30 PM Searching for Dark Particles with Light (and Quantum Technologies) Fermilab
03/04/22 Nadav Outmezguine PAB 102/103 and Zoom 3:30 PM The Universal Evolution of SIDM Halos UC Berkeley
03/18/22 Nicolas Fernandez PAB 102/103 3:30 PM Freeze-in, glaciation, and UV sensitivity from light mediators UIUC
04/08/22 Rebecca Leane PAB 102/103 3:30 PM Floating Dark Matter in Celestial Bodies SLAC
04/22/22 Zach Bogorad PAB 102/103 and Zoom 3:30 PM Ultralight Millicharged Dark Matter via Misalignment Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
05/06/22 Patrick Stengel PAB 102/103 and Zoom 3:30 PM Neutrino point source searches for dark matter spikes Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
05/20/22 Annika Peter Varian 355 and Zoom 3:30 PM Count your halos Ohio State University
05/27/22 Benjamin Safdi Varian 355 and Zoom 3:30 PM The axion mass UC Berkeley/LBNL
10/07/22 Philip Mansfield PAB 102/103 3:00 PM Is JWST Already Probing Fundamental Physics With Ancient Galaxies? KIPAC

 

SITP Seminars and Meetings

DATE SPEAKER LOCATION TIME TITLE AFFILIATION
10/14/21 Shangnan Zhou Varian 355 10:00 AM New Era of Quantum Information and Machine Learning
Recording
Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
10/28/21 Masanori Hanada Zoom 10:00 AM Confinement/deconfinement transition in the D0-brane matrix model -- A signature of M-theory? University of Surrey
04/14/22 Igor Klebanov Varian 312 3:30 PM O(N), Sp(2M), and OSp(1|2M) Models Princeton University
04/22/22 Nicole Yunger Halpern Varian 355 2:00 PM Resource theory of quantum uncomplexity QuICS / National Institute of Standards and Technology / University of Maryland
2020-21

2020-21 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.

 

2020-21 Virtual Seminars

Date Speaker Time Title Affiliation
09/08/20 Alexey Milekhin 2:00 P.M. Quantum error correction and large N (Recording) University of California, Santa Barbara
10/01/20 Suvrat Raju 8:00 P.M. Holography of information from semiclassical gravity (Recording) International center for Theoretical Sciences
10/05/20 Leonardo Senatore 2:00 P.M. A de-Sitter no-hair theorem for spacetimes with isometry group forming two-dimensional orbits (Recording) Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
10/12/20 Netta Engelhardt 2:00 P.M. Free Energy from Replica Wormholes (Recording) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10/15/20 Sam McDermott 2:00 P.M. New Physics and the Black Hole Mass Gap Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
10/19/20 Lorenz Eberhardt 2:00 P.M. Partition functions of the tensionless string (Recording) Institute for Advanced Study
10/22/20 Stephen Taylor 2:00 P.M. New results from the Pulsar Timing Array hunt for nanohertz-frequency gravitational waves (Recording) Vanderbilt University
10/26/20 Petr Hořava 2:00 P.M. Large N Expansion and String Theory Out of Equilibrium (Recording) University of California, Berkeley
10/29/20 Ken Van Tilburg 2:00 P.M. Stellar Basins of Gravitationally Bound Particles (Recording) New York University
11/02/20 Vijay Balasubramanian 2:00 P.M. Knitting wormholes by entanglement in supergravity (Recording) University of Pennsylvania
11/12/20 Harikrishnan Ramani 2:00 P.M. What lies above the direct detection ceiling? Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
11/12/20 Gabriel Wong 4:00 P.M. Entanglement entropy and edge modes in topological string theory (Recording) Fudan University
11/16/20 Sung-Sik Lee 2:00 P.M. A model of quantum gravity with emergent spacetime (Recording) McMaster University
11/19/20 Tongyan Lin 2:00 P.M. Directly detecting sub-GeV dark matter with crystal targets University of California, San Diego
11/30/20 Alejandra Castro 2:00 P.M. The Spectrum of Near-Extremal Rotating Black Hole (Recording) University of Amsterdam
12/03/20 Ofri Telem 2:00 P.M. Axion Strings are Superconducting University of California, Berkeley
12/07/20 David Huse 2:00 P.M. Many-body-localization to thermalization phase transition Princeton University
12/10/20 Anson Hook 2:00 P.M. Fun with cosmic strings : A CMB Millikan experiment and colliders in the sky University of Maryland
12/10/20 Rajesh Gopakumar 7:00 P.M. From Symmetric Product CFTs to AdS_3 (Recording) International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
12/17/20 Rebecca Leane 2:00 P.M. A Story of the Galactic Center Excess SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
01/25/21 Emil Martinec  2:00 P.M. In Pursuit of the Hirsute: Finding Fuzz Around Black Holes (Recording) University of Chicago
01/28/21 Daniel Egaña-Ugrinovic 2:00 P.M. Sources of Low-Energy Events in Low-Threshold Dark Matter Detectors (Recording) Perimeter Institute
02/01/21 Slava Rychkov 11:00 A.M. Replicas and RG: case study of Random Field Ising Model (Recording | Slides)

Université Paris-Saclay

02/04/21 Prateek Agrawal 12:00 P.M. Topological Gravity as the Early Phase of our Universe (Recording) University of Oxford
02/08/21 Jorge Kurchan 2:00 P.M. An unexpected bridge between Black Holes and glasses (Recording) École normale supérieure
02/11/21 Isabel Garcia-Garcia 12:00 P.M. P not PQ (Recording) Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
02/18/21 Hongwan Liu 2:00 P.M. Dark photons and the cosmic radiation background (Recording) New York University
02/25/21 Nathaniel Craig 2:00 P.M.  LHC Quo Vadis (Recording) University of California, Santa Barbara
03/01/21 Renato Renner 2:00 P.M. A thought experiment to test the range of validity of quantum theory (Recording) Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich
03/04/21 Matthew Mccullough 2:00 P.M. Dispersing New Physics (Recording) University of Cambridge
03/08/21 Joao Penedones 11:00 A.M. Bootstrapping Effective Field Theories: pions and supergravitons (Recording) École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
03/11/21 Olivier Simon 11:00 A.M. Black Hole Superradiance of Self-Interacting Scalar Fields (Recording) Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
03/15/21 Matias Zaldarriaga 2:00 P.M. GW astrophysics with LIGO/VIRGO data (Recording | Slides) Institute for Advanced Study
03/18/21 Mariangela Lisanti 2:00 P.M. Prospects for Axion Detection with the Princeton Comagnetometer Experiment (Recording) Princeton University
03/29/21 Azadeh Maleknejad 2:00 P.M. Is Our Universe the Remnant of Chiral Anomaly in Inflation? (Recording | Slides) CERN
04/01/21 Jose Bernal 12:30 P.M. Hidden Symmetry of Vanishing Love (Recording) New York University
04/01/21 Jose Bernal 2:00 P.M. The trouble with H0 (and beyond) (Recording) Johns Hopkins University
04/05/21 Jared Kaplan 2:00 P.M. Scaling Laws in Machine Learning and GPT-3 Johns Hopkins University
04/09/21 Diego Redigolo 2:00 P.M. Ripples in Spacetime from broken SUSY (Recording) CERN
04/12/21 Sameer Murthy 11:00 A.M. Black hole microstates from matrices, and phases of super Yang-Mills theory (Recording) King's College London
04/16/21 Nancy Aggarwal 2:00 P.M. Gravitational waves at frequencies > 10 kHz (Recording) Northwestern University
04/19/21 Lance Dixon 2:00 P.M. Discussion on muon g-2 SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory<
04/23/21 Zhengkang Zhang 12:30 P.M. Effective Field Theory of Dark Matter Direct Detection With Collective Excitations (Recording) California Institute of Technology
04/26/21 Jorge Santos 10:00 A.M. AdS Euclidean Wormholes (Recording) University of Cambridge
04/29/21 Hazel Mak 12:30 P.M. Construction of 1D, N = 4 Supersymmetric SYK-Type Vertices (Recording) Brown University
04/30/21 Zhen Liu 11:30 A.M. LHC opportunities in long-lived signatures from hidden sectors (Recording) University of Minnesota
05/03/21 Yu-tin Huang 4:00 P.M. IR constraints on UV physics: Bounds from the EFThedron (Recording) National Taiwan University
05/07/21 David Curtin 12:30 P.M. A no-lose theorem for discovering the new physics of (g-2) (Recording) University of Toronto
05/10/21 Junwu Huang 2:00 P.M. Showers at the cosmological collider Perimeter Institute
05/14/21 Evan McDonough 12:30 P.M. Catastrophic Production of Slow Gravitinos (Recording) University of Chicago
05/17/21 Veronika Hubeny 2:00 P.M. Holographic Entropy Cone from Marginal Independence (Recording) University of California, Davis
05/21/21 Julian Muñoz 12:30 P.M. 21-cm cosmology in 2021 Harvard University
05/24/21 Nina Holden 10:00 A.M. Liouville quantum gravity in probability theory (Recording) Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
05/28/21 Patrick Huber 12:30 P.M. Passive low-energy nuclear recoil detection with color centers (Recording) Virginia Tech
06/03/21 Micha Berkooz 10:30 A.M. Multi-trace correlators in the SYK model and Non-geometric wormholes (Recording) Weizmann Institute of Science
06/11/21 Saarik Kalia 2:00 P.M. The Earth as a transducer for dark-photon dark-matter detection (Recording) Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
06/18/21 David Cyncynates 2:00 P.M. Axiverse Dark Matter Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics
2019-20

2019-20 SITP  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.

 

 2019-20 Virtual Seminars

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

 

2019-20 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

 

2019-20 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

 

2019-20 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
2018-19

2018-19 MONDAY COLLOQUIA

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

 

2018-19 THURSDAY SEMINARS

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

 

2018-19 OTHER SEMINARS

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
2017-18

2017-2018 MONDAY COLLOQUIA

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

 

2017-2018 THURSDAY SEMINARS

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

 

2017-2018 OTHER SEMINARS

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

 

2016-17

2016-17 MONDAY COLLOQUIA

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
11/21/16

THANKSGIVING RECESS - NO COLLOQUIUM

12/05/16 Sergei Gukov 2:00 P.M. RG Flows and Dynamical Systems California Institute of Technology
12/19/16 HOLIDAY BREAK - NO COLLOQUIA
12/26/16
01/02/2017
01/09/17 Ira Rothstein 2:00 P.M. Formal and Phenomenological Aspects of Gravity Wave Predictions from Analytic Calculations Carnegie Mellon University
01/16/17

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY - NO COLLOQUIUM

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
02/20/17 PRESIDENT'S DAY - NO COLLOQUIUM
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

 

2016-17 THURSDAY SEMINARS

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
11/24/16 THANKSGIVING RECESS - NO SEMINAR
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
12/22/16
HOLIDAY BREAK - NO SEMINARS
12/27/16
01/02/2017
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

 

2016-17 THURSDAY SEMINARS

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
11/24/16 THANKSGIVING RECESS - NO SEMINAR
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
12/22/16
HOLIDAY BREAK - NO SEMINARS
12/27/16
01/02/2017
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

 

2016-17 OTHER SEMINARS

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
2015-16

2015-16 MONDAY COLLOQUIA

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
11/23/15

THANKSGIVING RECESS - NO COLLOQUIUM

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
12/21/15 HOLIDAY BREAK - NO COLLOQUIA
12/28/15
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
01/18/16

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY - NO COLLOQUIUM

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
02/15/16 PRESIDENT'S DAY - NO COLLOQUIUM
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

 

2015-16 THURSDAY SEMINARS

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
11/25/15

THANKSGIVING RECESS - NO SEMINAR

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
12/15/15

HOLIDAY BREAK - NO SEMINARS

12/22/15
12/29/15
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

 

2015-16 OTHER SEMINARS

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

THANKSGIVING RECESS - NO SEMINARS

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

HOLIDAY BREAK - NO SEMINARS

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