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High Energy Theory Informal Meeting 201718
High Energy Theory Informal Meeting 201718
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This meeting is for relatively informal discussions on topics that happen to be interesting us  occasionally we also have a formal seminar.
The organizer of this seminar is Mykola Dedushenko. The location of this meeting is 469 Lauritsen.
Fall 2017, Wednesdays, 1:30 pm
Sep 27  Joseph Farrow (Durham University) 
From Ambitwistor Strings to On Shell Diagrams and Back 
Oct 4  Mikhail Evtikhiev (Weizmann) 
Studying superconformal symmetry enhancement through indices 
Oct 11 (248 Lauritsen, 12:00PM) 
Roji Pius (Perimeter) 
Quantum Closed Superstring Field Theory and the WeilPetersson Symplectic Geometry 
Oct 11 (1:30PM) 
Congkao Wen (Caltech) 
M5Brane and DBrane Scattering Amplitudes 
Oct 18  Eric Perlmutter (Caltech) 

Oct 25  Michael Walter (University of Amsterdam) 
Rigorous free fermion entanglement renormalization from wavelets 
Nov 1  Miroslav Rapcak (Perimeter) 
Vertex Operator Algebras via Topological Vertex Like Construction 
Nov 8  Emil Akhmedov (ITEP) 
Surprises of quantization in de Sitter space 
Nov 15  Natalie Paquette (Caltech) 
Dual Boundary Conditions in 3d QFTs 
Nov 22  No seminar  Thanksgiving 
Nov 29  Yifan Wang (Princeton) 
A Precision Study of 5d Superconformal Fixed Points 
Dec 6  Dmitrii Galakhov (Berkeley) 
On ADE link homology 
Winter 2018, Wednesdays, 1:30 pm
Jan 3  Cyril Closset (CERN) 
Supersymmetric gauge theories on Seifert manifolds 
Jan 10  Arnav Tripathy (Harvard) 
Multicenter black hole counts at higher genus 
Jan 17  Sarthak Parikh (Caltech) 
Towards Adelic Mellin Amplitudes 
Jan 24  Josephine Suh (Caltech) 
Quantization of the Schwarzian 
Jan 31  YingHsuan Lin (Caltech) 
Topological lines in 2d CFTs and constraints on RG flows 
Feb 7  Sergei Gukov (Caltech) 
Chiral Algebras and Topology 
Feb 14  Grant Remmen (Berkeley) 
Proof of the Weak Gravity Conjecture from Black Hole Entropy 
Feb 21  Jorgen Ellegaard Andersen (Aarhus) 
Geometric Recursion 
Feb 28 (11:00AM) 
Dongmin Gang (Seoul National University) 
Quantum invariants of closed hyperbolic 3manifolds and resurgence 
Feb 28 (1:00PM) 
Mykola Dedushenko (Caltech) 
3D N=4 Coulomb branches from cutting and gluing 
Mar 7  Alexandra Miller (UCSB) 
Code Subspaces for LLM Geometries 
Mar 14  Shinji Mukohyama (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics) 
HorovaLifschitz cosmology revisited 
Mar 21  Philip Argyres (University of Cincinnati, Caltech) 
Moduli spaces of N=3 superconformal field theories in four dimensions 
Mar 28 
Spring 2018, Wednesdays, 1:30 pm
April 4  Murat Kologlu (Caltech) 
The Conformal Bootstrap at Finite Temperature 
April 11  Shai Chester (Princeton) 
Bootstrapping Mtheory from 3d CFT 
April 18  David SimmonsDuffin (Caltech) 
Lightray operators in conformal field theory 
April 25  Hiraku Nakajima (Kyoto University) 
MooreTachikawa 2d TQFTs whose values are holomorphic symplectic varieties, part 2 
May 2  Martin Fluder (Caltech) 
Through the lens (space) to chiral algebras and holographic RG flows 
May 9  Lev Spodyneiko (Caltech) 
On dual description of the deformed O(N) sigma model 
May 16  Adam Levine (UC Berkeley) 
Energy is Entanglement 
May 23  Jason Pollack (University of British Columbia) 
Traversible Wormholes as Quantum Channels 
May 30  Dean Carmi (Caltech) 
Dispersion relations for CFT 4point correlators 
June 6  Anton Kapustin (Caltech) 
Chern insulators and algebraic geometry 
June 13 