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SITP Seminars

Past Events

Date
Fri May 3rd 2024, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Varian 355
Speaker
Jan Albert

Describing the low-energy physics of a given confining gauge theory is in general a very difficult problem.

Date
Fri March 15th 2024, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Varian 355
Speaker
Aidan Herderschee

The Banks-Fischler-Shenker-Susskind (BFSS) theory is a matrix model conjecturally dual to M-theory in eleven dimensional asymptotically flat space when the size of the matrices is taken large.

Date
Fri March 8th 2024, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Varian 355
Speaker
Shota Komatsu

We revisit the Berenstein-Maldacena-Nastase (BMN) conjecture relating M-theory on a PP-wave background and Matrix Quantum Mechanics (MQM).

Date
Fri March 1st 2024, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Varian 355
Speaker
Carl Caves

One hundred years after Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, the question of how to make simultaneous measurements of noncommuting observables lingers.  I will survey one hundred years of…

Date
Fri February 23rd 2024, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Varian 355
Speaker
Rajesh Gopakumar

Building on earlier work with Eberhardt and Gaberdiel, where we identified the dual to the free symmetric orbifold CFT as string theory on AdS_3xS_3xT^4 with one unit of NS-NS flux, we consider…

Date
Fri February 16th 2024, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Varian 355
Speaker
Matthew Dodelson

Correlators in field theories at finite temperatures have singularities on the light cone. Are there any other singularities?