Events Archive


High Energy Theory Seminar - IAS - Nima Arkani-Hamed, IAS - “Locality and Unitarity from Positivity”

High Energy Theory Seminar - Bo Sundborg, Stockholm University - Singularities in three-dimensional gravity

Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Singular geometries are important in 3d gravity. For example, conical singularities represent point particles. There are also more surprising examples that appear naturally in 3d gravity theories.

Condensed Matter Seminar - Tarun Grover, KITP UCSB - Highly Entangled Quantum Matter

Mon, Jan 21, 2013, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Abstract: Strong correlations can lead to new phases of quantum matter with striking features, such as emergent fermions and photons in a system composed only of bosons, or even excitations that are neither bosons nor fermions ("anyons"). In this talk, I will illustrate the unique view provided by many-body quantum entanglement on such intriguing...

High Energy Theory Seminar - Silviu Pufu, MIT - Some progress in 3d QFT

Fri, Jan 18, 2013, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Abstract: I will talk about computations of entanglement entropy and partition functions on curved manifolds in both supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric Lorentz-invariant QFT in 3 space-time dimensions.

High Energy Physcis Seminar-Seth Zenz-Searches for the Higgs Boson Decaying to Bottom Quarks in the CMS Detector

Wed, Jan 16, 2013, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have discovered a new particle that appears to be the long-sought Higgs Boson. To confirm that this particle has all the properties predicted by the Standard Model of Particle Physics, its couplings to fermions must be observed directly.

Higgs Snowmass Workshop

Mon, Jan 14, 2013, 10:00 am to Tue, Jan 15, 2013, 5:00 pm
The possibilities for future directions of precision Higgs physics from the current results and extrapolations at the LHC to a wide range of potential upgrades and new collider facilities are presented and compared. The strategies for producing simulation results and the benchmarks for physics and detector performances are discussed.

High Energy Theory Seminar - IAS - David Skinner, University of Cambridge; IAS - “Twistor Strings for N=8 Supergravity”

Fri, Jan 11, 2013, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
I'll explain a new way of looking at 4d supergravity --- as a theory of holomorphic maps into Penrose's twistor space. Allowing twistor space to have N fermionic directions, the theory is anomaly free when N=8. Via the Penrose transform, the vertex operators correspond to an N=8 Einstein supergravity multiplet.

High Energy Physcis Seminar-Kanishk Rao-Top-quarks, Dark Matter, and BSM Higgs at CDF and ATLAS

Mon, Jan 7, 2013, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
We present searches in the top-quark, dark matter and BSM Higgs sectors at the CDF and ATLAS experiments. We present a search for fourth generation quarks at the ATLAS detector using a novel W identification method. We search for a new particle resonance that might explain the CDF observed top-quark asymmetry at CDF and ATLAS.