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High Energy Theory Seminars 2020-21

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, all seminars are currently done remotely via zoom.
The organizers for this seminar are Monica Kang and David Meltzer.


Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Oct 2 Matthew Dodelson IPMU Singularities of thermal correlators at strong coupling
Oct 9 Maria Rodriguez Utah State Univ. Central Charges for AdS Black Holes
Oct 16 Clifford Johnson USC Non-perturbative physics for JT gravity and supergravity
Oct 23 Tom Faulkner UIUC The holographic map as a conditional expectation
Oct 30
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter The ODE/IM solution of integrable Kondo problems
Nov 6 Roberto Emparan University of Barcelona Quantum BTZ black hole
Nov 13 Steven Rayan University of Saskatchewan Generalized hyperpolygons, meromorphic Higgs bundles on curves, and integrability
Nov 20 Francesca Ferrari SISSA and INFN Canceled
Nov 27 No Seminar Thanksgiving
Dec 4 Mina Aganagic UC Berkeley Khovanov homology from string theory
- - - Winter break
Jan 15 Jordan Cotler Harvard University New non-perturbative effects in the gravitational path integral
Jan 22 Rob Myers Perimeter Institute Quantum Extremal Islands Made Easy
Jan 29 David Vegh Queen Mary Univ. of London Pole-skipping in holographic theories
Feb 5 Clay Córdova University of Chicago Axions, Higher Groups, and Emergent Symmetry
Feb 12 Lakshya Bhardwaj Oxford University Confinement in 4d N=1 from 6d N=(2,0)
Feb 19 Irene Valenzuela Harvard University Recent Developments on the Swampland Distance Conjecture
Feb 26 Sebastian Mizera IAS Bounds on Crossing Symmetry
March 5 Andrea Puhm Ecole Polytechnique, CPHT Shocks and Shifts in Celestial CFT
March 12 Douglas Stanford Stanford University Wormholes without averaging
- - - Spring break
April 2 Geoff Penington UC Berkeley Cancelled
April 9 Sasha Zhiboedov CERN Probing gravitational EFTs with the four-graviton amplitude
April 16 Zohar Komargodski SCGP Dynamics of 1+1 Dimensional Gauge Theories and Exotic Symmetries
April 23 Mukund Rangamani UC Davis/QMAP Real-time gravitational replicas
April 30 Nikita Nekrasov SCGP Towards Lefschetz thimbles in sigma models
May 7 Monica Pate Harvard University Flatspace Holography: Celestial Amplitudes and Symmetries
May 14 Lorenz Eberhardt IAS Worldsheet correlators in AdS3
May 21 Eliot Hijano Princeton University From AdS/CFT to soft theorems in flat space
May 28 Mark van Raamsdonk UBC Cosmology from confinement
June 4 Jacob McNamara Harvard Symmetries and Completeness in Field Theories and Gravity