Events Archive

Enrico Pajer
Wed, Dec 15, 2010, 11:00 am12:00 pm
Speaker: Enrico Pajer, Cornell Title: Resonant Non-Gaussianity

Dam Thanh Son
Mon, Dec 13, 2010, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Speaker(s): Dam Thanh Son, University of Washington Title: Deconstructing Holographic Liquids

Tom Banks
Fri, Dec 10, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Speaker: Tom Banks Affiliation: University of California, Santa Cruz & Rutgers, The State University of NJ/IAS Title: A Quantum Theory of Stable de Sitter Space

Monica Guica
Tue, Dec 7, 2010, 12:40 pm1:40 pm
Speaker: Monica Guica, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies Title: Microscopic realization of the Kerr/CFT correspondence

Ashoke Sen
Mon, Dec 6, 2010, 2:45 pm4:15 pm
Speaker: Ashoke Sen Title: TBA Abstract: TBA

Ashoke Sen
Mon, Dec 6, 2010, 2:45 pm4:15 pm
Speaker: Ashoke Sen Title: Wall Crossing from Boltzmann Black Hole Halos Abstract: By representing the potentially unstable bound states as multi-centered black hole solutions in N=2 supergravity, we provide explicit formula for the change in the (refined) index across a wall of marginal stability. The main physical insight behind our…
Dusan Simic
Fri, Dec 3, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Speaker: Dusan Simic, Stanford Title: Metastable Warped Throats and Mini-Landscapes of String Vacua

Gary Horowitz
Mon, Nov 29, 2010, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Speaker: Gary Horowitz Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara Title: The Role of Double Trace Deformations in AdS/CMT

Emanuel Katz
Mon, Nov 22, 2010, 2:45 pm6:00 pm
Speaker: Emanuel Katz Prof. at Boston University Title: CFT/AdS Abstract: We develop the idea of an effective conformal theory describing the low-lying spectrum of the dilatation operator in a CFT. Such an effective theory is useful when the spectrum contains a hierarchy in the dimension of operators, and a small parameter whose role is…
Greg Moore
Mon, Nov 15, 2010, 2:30 pm4:30 pm
Speaker: Greg Moore, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Title: Topics in Wall-Crossing and D=4, N=2 Theories

Itzhak Bars
Fri, Nov 12, 2010, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Speaker: Itzhak Bars USC Title: Principles of unitary and causal 2T-physics and the implications for space-time and universal laws of physics

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…