Events Archive

Nick Warner
Mon, Nov 8, 2010, 4:00 pm5:30 pm
NOTE: Please notice the special start time. Speaker: Nick Warner Prof. at University of Southern California Title: Microstate Geometries: where the most semi-classical bodies are buried Abstract: Microstate geometries are smooth horizonless geometries with the same boundary conditions as a black hole. I review what is currently known…
Clay Cordova
Mon, Nov 1, 2010, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Speaker: Clay Cordova Affiliation: Harvard University Title: T-Branes

Nikita Nekrasov
Fri, Oct 29, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Speaker: Nikita Nekrasov Affiliation: IHES Title: The classical geometry of quantum integrability from susy gauge theory Abstract: TBA

John Davey
Tue, Oct 26, 2010, 12:40 pm1:40 pm
Speaker: John Davey Imperial college, London Title: Orbifolds and Partition Functions Abstract: I will present some methods that have been developed to construct and enumerate abelian orbifolds of complex spaces. I will also talk about some of the number theoretic ideas that have helped us tackle this problem.

Antal Jevicki
Mon, Oct 25, 2010, 2:45 pm4:15 pm
Speaker: Antal Jevicki Affiliation: Brown Title: COLLECTIVE FIELD MAPPING OF HIGHER SPIN ADS GRAVITY Abstract: We pursue the construction of higher-spin theory in AdS_4 from CFT_3 of the O(N) vector model in terms of canonical collective fields. In null plane quantization the coordinates of the AdS_4 space-time are generated from the…
Daniel Jafferis
Fri, Oct 22, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Speaker: Daniel Jafferis Affiliation: IAS Title: The Exact Superconformal R-symmetry in 3d Extremizes Z

Marcos Marino
Mon, Oct 18, 2010, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Speaker: Marcos Marino Affiliation: Universite de Geneve Title: From Weak to Strong Coupling in ABJM Theory

Oliver Schlotterer
Fri, Oct 15, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Speaker: Oliver Schlotterer Max Planck Institute, Munich Title: Gauge multiplet tree amplitudes in pure spinor superspace Abstract: The pure spinor formalism is an alternative formulation of superstring theory which -- unlike the Ramond Neveu-Schwarz- and Green Schwarz frameworks -- maintains manifest Super Poincare symmetry in all steps…
Patrick Kerner
Tue, Oct 12, 2010, 12:40 pm2:00 pm
Speaker: Patrick Kerner (Max-Planck-Institute Munich, MPI) Title: Quantum Phase Transitions in holographic Superfluids at finite baryon and isospin chemical potentials Abstract: We discuss holographic duals of strongly interacting gauge theories which show properties of p-wave superfluids which in addition to an Abelian symmetry also…
Jacob G. Wacker
Mon, Oct 11, 2010, 2:45 pm6:00 pm
Speaker: Jacob G. Wacker Prof. at SLAC Title: TBA

Andrew Strominger
Mon, Oct 4, 2010, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Speaker: Andrew Strominger Affiliation: Harvard University Title: Microscopic Realization of the Kerr/CFT Correspondence

Silviu Pufu
Fri, Oct 1, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Speaker: Silviu Pufu Princeton University Title: Warped throats get excited: Green's functions and normal modes Abstract: Generalized deformed conifolds (Stenzel spaces) are Ricci flat (2d-2)-dimensional manifolds embedded in C^d through the equation \sum_{i = 1}^d z_i^2 = \epsilon^2. In this talk, I will describe how to use the O(d)…
Noppadol Mekareeya
Tue, Sep 28, 2010, 12:40 pm1:40 pm
Speaker: Noppadol Mekareeya Imperial college, London Title: Chiral Operators on Hypermultiplet Moduli Spaces Abstract: This talk will focus on hypermultiplet moduli spaces of various N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories in (3+1)d. In the first part of the talk, we discuss the moduli space of instantons on C^2. For the classical groups, the…
Aninda Sinha
Mon, Sep 27, 2010, 2:45 pm4:15 pm
Speaker: Aninda Sinha Perimeter Institute Title: c-theorems in Higher Derivative Gravity Abstract: I will discuss c-theorems in the context of AdS/CFT in higher derivative gravity theories. I will focus mainly on D=3 and D=4. I will show that in D=3, demanding the existence of a simple c-function leads to the recently constructed new…
David Kutasov
Mon, Sep 20, 2010, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Speaker: David Kutasov Affiliation: University of Chicago Title: a-Maximization, Global Symmetries and RG Flows

William Rubens
Fri, Sep 17, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Speaker: William Rubens Imperial college, London Title: The Black Hole / Qubit Correspondence Abstract: We present the evidence for an emerging mathematical correspondence between black holes and qubits. We first introduce the relevant parts of quantum information theory and entanglement theory. We then show how the entropy and…
Leonardo Rastelli
Mon, Sep 13, 2010, 2:45 pm6:00 pm
Speaker: Leonardo Rastelli Prof. at Stony Brook and YITP Title: Integrability of N=2 Superconformal QCD in the Veneziano Limit Abstract: ``The ${\cal N}=2$ SYM theory with gauge group SU(N) and 2N fundamental hypermultiplets (N=2 SuperConformal QCD for short) is perhaps the simplest 4d gauge theory outside the ``universality class'' of …
Diego Rodriguez-Gomez, "Baryonic symmetries in AdS_4/CFT_3"
Tue, Jun 8, 2010, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
ABSTRACT: High Energy Theory Seminar; Diego Rodriguez-Gomez; Baryonic symmetries in AdS_4/CFT_3 CONTACT: Traci L. Miller. SPEAKER AFFILIATION: . SPONSOR: Chris Herzog.