# 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.

### 2020-2021

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 3PM* |
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 |