Seminars

High Energy and Gravity Seminars

Organizers:   William Donnelly and Brian Willett

  • The seminars will be held at 12:30 pm on Tuesdays in Broida 3302 and at 2 pm on Thursdays in the KITP Small Seminar Room unless otherwise indicated.
  • Talks at KITP will be recorded.  The audio and slides will be available online from the KITP web page.   
  • To the Geometry, Topology, and Physics Seminar

Fall 2017

Date Time Location Speaker Title Affiliation
Wed, Sep 27 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Robert Lasenby HEP-HEX Seminar: Astrophysical searches for weakly-coupled particles: from black holes to red giants Perimeter Institute
Wed, Oct 4 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Angelo Monteux HEP-HEX Seminar: TBC UC Irvine
Wed, Oct 11 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Lina Necib HEP-HEX Seminar: TBC Caltech
Wed, Oct 18 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Mikhail Solon HEP-HEX Seminar: TBC Caltech

 

Spring 2017

We expect to have fewer seminars this term because of the KITP program Scattering Amplitudes and Beyond.

Date Time Location Speaker Title Affiliation
Tues, Apr 4 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Henry Maxfield A conformal block Farey tail McGill University
Wed, Apr 12 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Stefania Gori HEP-HEX Seminar: Flavor perspective on heavy Higgs searches University of Cincinnati
Wed, Apr 19 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Simon Knapen HEP-HEX Seminar: Fishing for new physics at the LHC LBNL
Wed, Apr 26 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Isabel Garcia-Garcia HEP-HEX Seminar: The String Soundscape at Gravitational Wave Detectors University of Oxford
Tues, May 2 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Netta Engelhardt

Locality from Holography

Princeton
Tues, May 9 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Ronen Plesser Mirror symmetry in abelian GLSMs and discriminants Duke University
Thurs, May 11 2:00 pm KITP SSR

Joan Camps

Gravity duals of boundary cones

University College London
Tues, May 16 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Marc Geiller TQFTs and quantum gravity vacua Perimeter Institute
Wed, May 17 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Felix Kling HEP-HEX Seminar: How to optimize Higgs Measurements using MadMax and Information Geometry UC Irvine
Wed, May 24 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Andrew Larkoski HEP-HEX Seminar: How much information is in a jet? Reed College

 

Winter 2017

Date Time Location Speaker Title Affiliation
Tues, Jan 10 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Daniel Harlow Symmetries in Quantum Field Theory and Gravity Harvard University
Thur, Jan 12 2:00 pm KITP Auditorium      
Tues, Jan 17 12:30 pm Broida 3302      
Thur, Jan 19 2:00 pm KITP SSR Chiara Toldo New goals for AdS black holes Columbia University
Tues, Jan 24 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Max Rota The nature of correlations in holographic states UCSB
Thur, Jan 26 2:00 pm KITP SSR Eva Silverstein How your past catches up with you in string theory Stanford University
Tues, Jan 31 12:30 pm Broida 3302      
Thur, Feb 2 2:00 pm KITP SSR Aitor Lewkowycz Bulk locality from modular flow Stanford University
Tues, Feb 7 12:30 pm Broida 3302      
Wed, Feb 8 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Scott Thomas HEP-HEX seminar: Predictive and Testable Theory of All Required and Measurable CP Violation Rutgers University
Thur, Feb 9 2:00 pm KITP Auditorium Jason Koeller Geometric Constraints from Subregion Duality beyond the Classical Regime UC Berkeley
Tues, Feb 14 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Cumrun Vafa Calabi-Yau n-folds and order n-1 dualities Harvard
Thur, Feb 16 2:00 pm KITP SSR Vladimir Rosenhaus The Bulk Dual of SYK: Cubic Couplings UCSB
Tues, Feb 21 12:30 pm Broida 3302      
Thur, Feb 23 12:30 pm KITP SSR Thomas Dumitrescu New Tools for Exploring Strongly Coupled Quantum Field Theories Harvard
Tues, Feb 28 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Steve Giddings Nonviolent unitarization: postulates (and a problem in quantum information theory) to soft quantum structure of black holes UCSB
Thur, Mar 2 12:30 pm MRL 2053 Xi Dong New Perspectives on Holographic Entanglement IAS
Tues, Mar 7 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Cesar Agón Divergences in Open Quantum Systems Brandeis
Wed, Mar 8 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Sophie Renner HEP-HEX Seminar: Flavour in the Standard Model Effective Field Theory JGU Mainz
Thur, Mar 9 2:00 pm KITP SSR Nathan Haouzi Classification of surface defects from Little Strings UC Berkeley
Tues, Mar 14 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Aron Wall Why the Energy Density is Positive IAS
Thur, Mar 16 2:00 pm KITP SSR Clay Cordova

Particle Spectra in Supersymmetric Field Theories

IAS

Tues, Mar 21 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Simeon Hellerman

Quantum Information Theory of the Gravitational Anomaly

IPMU

 

Fall 2016

Date Time Location Speaker Title Affiliation
Thur, Sep 29 2:00 pm KITP SSR Raphael Bousso Asymptotic Entropy Bounds and the Information Content of Soft Gravitons UC Berkeley
Tues, Oct 4 12:30 pm Broida 3302      
Thur, Oct 6 2:00 pm KITP SSR Tom Rudelius Strong Forms of the Weak Gravity Conjecture Harvard University
Tues, Oct 11 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Achilleas Porfyriadis Logarithmic corrections to black hole entropy from Kerr/CFT UCSB
Thur, Oct 13 2:00 pm KITP SSR Daniel Jafferis

Traversable wormholes

Harvard University
Tues, Oct 18 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Sean Weinberg Holographic Screens and an Entanglement Entropy Analogue for General Spacetimes UCSB
Thur, Oct 20 2:00 pm KITP Auditorium Anson Hook Relaxation from Particle Production (Note different venue) Stanford
Tues, Oct 25 12:30 pm Broida 3302 David Berenstein Superposition induced topology changes in quantum gravity UCSB
Thur, Oct 27 2:00 pm KITP SSR Brandon Robinson

Supersymmetric Probe Branes and Localization in AdS/CFT

University of Washington
Tues, Nov 1 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Milind Shyani Universality of Sparse d>2 Conformal Field Theory at Large N UCSB
Thur, Nov 3 2:00 pm KITP SSR Sašo Grozdanov

Hydrodynamics and its destruction

Leiden University
Tues, Nov 8 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Callum Quigley

Second quantized MSW strings on K3 fibrations

University of Toronto
Thur, Nov 10 2:00 pm KITP Auditorium Philip Phillips Anti-Local Boundary Actions and Anomalous Dimensions in the Gauge-Gravity Duality: Application to the Strange Metal (Note different venue.) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tues, Nov 15 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Jerome Gauntlett Black Holes and Thermoelectric Transport Imperial College London
Thur, Nov 17 2:00 pm KITP Auditorium Kengo Maeda Holographic superfluid flows with a localized repulsive potential (Note different venue.) Shibaura Institute of Technology
Tues, Nov 22 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Dave Sutherland Quantum field theory of a perfect fluid UCSB
Thur, Nov 24

Thanksgiving

Tues, Nov 29 12:30 pm Broida 3302 Edgar Shaghoulian Emergent gravity from Eguchi-Kawai reduction UCSB
Thur, Dec 1 2:00 pm KITP SSR Fernando Pastawski Quantum code properties from holographic geometries Free University of Berlin

 

Spring 2016

Tues, Mar 29 12:30pm Broida 3302 Natalie Paquette Umbral Moonshine and String Theory on K3 Stanford
Thur, Mar 31 2:00 pm KITP SSR      
Tues, Apr 5 12:30pm MRL 2048 Lampros Lamprou A Stereoscopic Look into the Bulk Stanford
Thur, Apr 7 2:00 pm KITP SSR      
Tues, Apr 12 12:30pm Broida 3302      
Thur, Apr 14 2:00 pm KITP SSR

Thomas Faulkner

Shape dependence of modular energy and the averaged null energy condition Illinois
Tues, Apr 19 12:30pm Broida 3302      
Thur, Apr 21 2:00 pm KITP SSR Jonathan Maltz Chaos in matrix models and black hole evaporation UC Berkeley
Tues, Apr 26 12:30p, Broida 3302 Mario Martone Expanding the landscape of N=2 Super-conformal field theories University of Cincinnati
Thur, Apr 28 2:00 pm KITP SSR Maulik Parikh The First and Second Laws of Gravity Arizona State University
Tues, May 3 12:30pm Broida 3302      
Thur, May 5 2:00 pm KITP SSR Leonard Susskind Copenhagen vs Everett, and ER=EPR [part of SCSS] Stanford
Tues, May 10 12:30pm Broida 3302 Jared Kaplan On Information Loss in AdS_3/CFT_2 Johns Hopkins
Thur, May 12 2:00 pm KITP SSR      
Tues, May 17 12:30pm Broida 3302      
Thur, May 19 2:00 pm KITP SSR Pankaj  Joshi Gravitational collapse, black holes and naked singularities TIFR
Tues, May 24 12:30pm Broida 3302      
Thur, May 26 2:00 pm KITP SSR      
Tues, May 31 12:30pm Broida 3302      
Thur, June 2 2:00 pm KITP SSR Don Marolf Horizon entropy and the coarse grained quantum null energy condition UCSB
Tues, June 7 12:30pm Broida 3302      
Thur, June 9 2:00 pm KITP SSR      

 

Winter 2016

Thur, Jan

7

2:00 pm  KITP MSR Daniel Harlow Wormholes, Emergent Gauge Fields, and the Weak Gravity Conjecture Harvard

Tues, Jan

12

12:30pm Broida 3302 Vladimir Rosenhaus The Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model UCSB

Thur, Jan

14

2:00 pm KITP SSR Michael Gutperle Holographic entanglement entropy for surface operators and defects UCLA

Tues, Jan

19

12:30pm Broida 3302 Igor Khavkine Local and gauge-invariant observables in gravity Trento

Thur, Jan

21

2:00 pm KITP SSR Mukund Rangamani The Fluid Manifesto: Emergent topological symmetries and dissipative hydrodynamics UC Davis

Tues, Jan 

26

12:30pm Broida 3302 Tomonori Ugajin Relative entropy in 2d CFTs UCSB

Thur, Jan

28

2:00 pm KITP SSR

Chi-Ming

Chang

Bootstrapping 2D CFTs in the Semiclassical Limit UC Berkeley

Tues, Feb

2

12:30 pm Broida 3302 Tudor Dimofte 3d gauge theory and the finite AGT correspondence IAS
Wed, Feb 3 3:00 pm Broida 3302 Pau Figueras The endpoint of black ring instabilities and the weak cosmic censorship of conjecture DAMTP

Thur, Feb

4

2:00 pm KITP SSR Frans Pretorius Ultra-relativistic collisions and black hole formation Princeton

 

         

Thur, Feb

11

2:00 pm KITP SSR Cumrun Vafa Fractional Quantum Hall Effect and M-theory Harvard

Tues, Feb

16

12:30pm Broida 3302 Mark Van Raamsdonk Gravitational positive energy theorems from quantum information constraints UBC
Wed, Feb 17 3:00pm Broida 3302 Daniel Whiteson HEP-HEX Seminar: Cosmic Rays in Your Pocket / Deep Learning for the LHC UCI

Thur, Feb

18

2:00 pm KITP SSR Nima Lashkari Gravity dual of relative entropy MIT

Tues, Feb

23

12:30pm Broida 3302 William Donnelly Local subsystems in gauge theory and gravity UCSB

Thur, Feb 

25

2:00 pm KITP SSR Don Page Naked Firewalls U.Alberta

Tues, Mar

1

12:30pm Broida 3302 Massimiliano Rota Qubit entanglement structures: lessons for holography Durham
Wed, Mar 2 3:00pm Broida 3302 Nathaniel Craig HEP-HEX Seminar: Much Ado About Diphotons UCSB

Thur, Mar

3

2:00 pm KITP SSR Iosif Bena Tachyonic Antibranes and the Landscape Saclay

 

         
Wed, Mar 9 3:00pm Broida 3302 Sophie Renner HEP-HEX Seminar: "New physics in semileptonic B decays?" Cambridge

Thur, Mar

10

2:00 pm KITP SSR Ahmed Almheiri Linearity of holographic entanglement entropy Stanford

Tues, Mar

15

12:30pm  Broida 3302 Jim Hartle The Quantum Origin of Classical Spacetime UCSB
Wed, Mar 16 3:00pm Broida 3302 Dave Sutherland HEP-HEX Seminar: "Properties of the dimension 6 operators of the Standard Model" Cambridge

 

         

 

Fall 2015

Tues,

Sep 29 

12:30pm Broida 3302 Eric Mintun Combing gravitational hair in 2+1 dimensions UCSB

Wed,

Sep 30

3:00pm Broida 3302 Flip Tanedo HEP-HEX Seminar: Dark Photons from the Center of the Earth UCI

Thur,

Oct 1

 2:00pm  KITP SSR Per Kraus Conformal blocks and holography UCLA

Tues,

Oct 6

12:30pm Broida 3302 Andrei Barvinsky Cosmological initial conditions: new type of hill-top inflation from the CFT driven cosmology Lebedev

Wed,

Oct 7

3:00pm Broida 3302 Daniel Egana HEP-HEX Seminar: The low energy theories of the Higgs sector Rutgers

Thur,

Oct 8

3:30pm Broida 3302 Netta Engelhardt

A no transmission principle in holography

UCSB

Tues,

Oct 13

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Gábor Sárosi

Warped Weyl fermion partition functions UCSB

Thur,

Oct 15 

2:00 pm KITP SSR David Simmons-Duffin Looking for a bulk point IAS

Tues,

Oct 20

12:30pm Broida 3302 Edgar Shaghoulian CFT modular forms and black hole entropy UCSB

Thur,

Oct 22

2:00 pm KITP SSR Ning Bao The Holographic Entropy Cone Caltech

Tues,

Oct 27

12:30 pm Broida 3302 Aleksey Cherman Emergent symmetries and 4D-2D relations for confining large N gauge theories Washington

Thur,

Oct 29

2:00 pm KITP SSR Glen Evenbly Scale transformations on the lattice with tensor networks UC Irvine

Tues,

Nov 3

12:30pm Broida 3302 Brian Willett 2d dualities from 3d dualities KITP

Thur,

Nov 5

2:00 pm KITP SSR Andrea Puhm AdS_3: the NHEK generation UCSB

Tues,

Nov 10

12:30pm Broida 3302 Achilleas Porfyriadis Kerr/CFT in the sky Harvard

Thur,

Nov 12

2:00 pm KITP SSR Alexandre Belin Permutation Orbifolds: exploring the landscape of theories of quantum gravity in AdS_3 Stanford

Tues,

Nov 17

12:30pm Broida 3302 David Berenstein Universal Quantum constraints on the butterfly effect UCSB

Wed,

Nov 18

11:00am Broida 3302 Felix Yu HEP-HEX Special Seminar: The Coannihilation Codex Mainz

Wed,

Nov 18

3:00pm Broida 3302 Antonio Boveia HEP-HEX Seminar CERN

Thur,

Nov 19

2:00 pm KITP Aud Dan Roberts Chaos in quantum channels MIT

Tues,

Nov 24

12:30pm Broida 3302 Marco Fazzi Supersymmetric AdS_5 solutions of massive IIA Brussels

Tues,

Dec 1

12:30pm Broida 3302 David Morrison Little string theories via F-theory UCSB
Wed, Dec 2 3:30pm Broida 3302 Yue Zhang  HEP-HEX Seminar: Particle Physics Probes of Cosmic Baryon Origin and Dark Matter Caltech

Thur,

Dec 3

2:00 pm

 

KITP SSR Veronika Hubeny Geometric constructs in AdS/CFT UC Davis

Tues,

Dec 8

12:30 pm Broida 3302 Gabriel Wong Entanglement in string theory and two dimensional Yang Mills Virginia

Thur,

Dec 10

2:00 pm KITP SSR Aron Wall  Entropic focussing IAS

Thur,

Dec 17

2:00 pm  KITP SSR Maximilian Attems Holographic collisions in non-conformal theories Barcelona
 
Spring 2015
 
Thur, April 30 2:00pm KITP Auditorium Nathan Seiberg Generalized Global Symmetries IAS

Winter 2015

Tues, Jan 6 12:30pm Broida 3302 Jim Halverson   KITP
Thur, Jan 8 2:00pm KITP SSR Don Marolf

A GSL for holographic field theories

UCSB
Tues, Jan 13 12:30pm Broida 3302

Hirosi Ooguri

Entanglement, CFT Bootstrap, and Black Holes

Caltech
Wed, Jan 14 3:00pm Broida 3302 Benjamin LaRoque HEP-HEX seminar: First results from the Project 8 experiment UCSB
Thur, Jan 15

2:00pm

KITP SSR James Bardeen Black hole evaporation: implications of the Bousso covariant entropy bound U. Washington
Tues, Jan 20 12:30pm Broida 3302

Joe Polchinski

Brane and anti-brane dynamics KITP
Wed, Jan 21 3:00pm Broida 3302 Hao Zhang HEP-HEX seminar: Measuring Di-Higgs Physics via the tthh channel UCSB
Thur, Jan 22

2:00pm

KITP SSR Xi Dong Bulk Locality and Quantum Error Correction in AdS/CFT Stanford
Tues, Jan 27 12:30pm Broida 3302 Mark Srednicki Some pedestrian remarks on entanglement entropy UCSB
Thur, Jan 29 2:00pm KITP SSR Nemanja Kaloper The End and Other Tall Tales

UC Davis

Tues, Feb 3 12:30pm Broida 3302 Gary Horowitz Hovering Black Holes from Charged Defects UCSB
Wed, Feb 4 3:00pm Broida 3302 Francesco D'Eramo HEP-HEX seminar: Connecting Energy Scales Probed by WIMP Searches UC Berkeley
Thur, Feb 5 11:00am Broida 3302 Philip Schuster HEP-HEX special seminar: Accelerating our Understanding of Dark Matter Perimeter
Thur, Feb 5 2:00pm

KITP 

AUDITORIUM

Natalia Toro Spin and Long-Range Forces: The Unfinished Tale of the Last Massless Particle Perimeter
Tues, Feb 10 12:30 Broida 3302 Ted Jacobson

Plasma without plasma: the beauty and
astrophysics of force-free magnetospheres

U Maryland
Wed, Feb 11 3:00pm Broida 3302 Scott Thomas HEP-HEX seminar: Electroweak scale physics at the electroweak scale Rutgers
Thur, Feb 12

2:00pm

KITP SSR Alexei Kitaev Hidden correlations in the Hawking radiation and thermal noise Caltech
Tues, Feb 17 12:30pm Broida 3302 Josephine Suh The Gravity Duals of Modular Hamiltonians MIT
Thur, Feb 19

2:00pm

KITP SSR Johanna Karouby

Swinging fields producing particles:
A general theory of self-resonance after inflation

MIT
Tues, Feb 24 12:30pm Broida 3302 Matthew Fisher Breakdown of thermalization in non-integrable quantum systems KITP
Wed, Feb 25 3:00pm Broida 3302 Kyle Cranmer HEP-HEX Seminar: Decoupling theory uncertainties from measurements NYU
Thur, Feb 26 2:00pm KITP AUDITORIUM (1403) Radu Roiban On the eta-deformation of string theory in AdS_n x S^n Penn State
Tues, Mar 3 12:30pm Broida 3302 Matthew Dodelson Drama from Strings Stanford
Thur, Mar 5

2:00pm

KITP SSR Michael Smolkin
RG flow of entanglement entropy on a 3-sphere
UC Berkeley
 
Thur, Mar 12 2:00pm KITP SSR Anshuman Maharana Moduli, Inflation and the CMB HRI
Thur, Mar 19 2:00pm KITP SSR Yue Zhao The Solution of (Little) Hierarchy Problem in AdS3/CFT2 Avatar Stanford

 

Fall 2014

Thur, Sep 11 3:00pm Broida 3302 Netta Engelhardt Holographic Entanglement Entropy from Quantum Extremal Surfaces

UCSB

Thur, Oct 2

2:00pm KITP SSR Edgar Shaghoulian Recent advances in dS/CFT UCSB
Tues, Oct 7

12:30pm 

Broida 3302 Eric Mintun

S-Duality for Intersecting D3-Branes

UCSB

Thurs, Oct 9 

2:00pm KITP SSR Tomonori Ugajin Quenches and holography  KITP
Tues, Oct 14 12:30pm Broida 3302 David Morrison

What is F-theory?

UCSB
Thur, Oct 16  2:00pm KITP SSR Eva Silverstein

Testing string spreading in scattering amplitudes and black hole physics

Stanford

Tues, Oct 21  12:30pm  Broida 3302 Will Kelly Bulk Causality from Boundary Coarse-Graining?

UCSB

Thur, Oct 23 2:00pm KITP AUDITORIUM (1403) Lenny Susskind Quantum Complexity Inside Black Holes

Stanford

Tues, Oct 28

12:30pm Broida 3302 Sebastian Fischetti Incompleteness of HRT UCSB
Wed, Oct 29 3:00pm Broida 3302 Nathaniel Craig HEP- HEX seminar: New Solutions to the (Little) Hierarchy Problem UCSB
Thur, Oct 30 2:00pm KITP SSR Anindya Dey Mirror Symmetry, Partition Function and Gauged Linear Quivers UT, Austin
Tues, Nov 4 12:30pm Broida 3302 William Donnelly Entanglement entropy of the electromagnetic field UCSB
Thur, Nov 6 2:00pm KITP AUDITORIUM (1403) Vyacheslav Lysov From Soft Theorems to Asymptotic Symmetries Caltech
Wed, Nov 12 3:00pm Broida 3302 Patrick Draper HEP-HEX seminar: Instantons in three flavor QCD UCSB
Thur, Nov 13 2:00pm KITP SSR Vladimir Rosenhaus A perturbative calculation of entanglement entropy KITP
Tues, Nov 18 12:30pm Broida 3302 Gavin Hartnett A No BH Theorem UCSB
Thur, Nov 20 2:00pm KITP SSR Tarek Anous AdS_2 and the emergence of SL(2,R) in quiver quantum mechanics MIT
Tues, Nov 25 12;30PM Broida 3302 Jonathan Maltz
Deconfinement transition as black hole formation by the condensation of QCD strings
 
IPMU
Tues, Nov 25 3:00pm Broida 3302 Jack Gunion

HEP-HEX seminar: Beyond the Standard Model Higgs

Note new date and time

UC Davis
Tues, Dec 2 12:30pm Broida 3302 Francisco Rojas New soft graviton theorems and the scattering equations KITP
Wed, Dec 3 3:00pm Broida 3302 Brian Shuve

HEP-HEX seminar: Shining Light on New Physics with Improved Dijet Resonance Identification

Perimeter
Thur, Dec 4 2:00pm KITP AUDITORIUM (1403) Daniele Galloni Anatomy of the amplituhedron Durham

 

Spring 2014

Thur, Apr 3 2:00pm KITP SSR Aki Hashimoto Boundaries and Defects of N=4 SYM with 4 supercharges

U. Wisconsin

Tues,Apr 8

 


Thur,Apr 17

 


Tues,Apr 22

 

12:30pm

 


1:00pm

 


12:30pm

 

Broida 3302

 


Broida 3302 

 


Broida 3302

 

Gary Horowitz

 


 Jorge Santos

 


Lee Lindblom

 

Holographic Signatures of Cosmological Singularities


Let Horizons Flop

 


Solving Einstein's Equation Numerically on Manifolds with Arbitrary Spatial Topologies

UCSB

 


Stanford

 


CalTech

 

Tue Apr 29 12:30pm Broida 3302 Tom Hartman

Mutual Information Loss

KITP

Tue, May 6 12:30pm Broida 3302 Aron Wall

 

UCSB

Thur, May 8 2:00pm KITP SSR Aitor Lewkowycz

Exact results for the entanglement entropy and the energy radiated by a quark

Princeton

Tues, May 13 12:30pm Broida 3302 Nabil Iqbal

 

KITP

Thur, May 15 2:00pm KITP SSR Allan Adams Holography and Turbulence

MIT

Thur, May 29 2:00pm KITP SSR John Preskill  Measurements inside black holes

CalTech

Tues, June 3

12:30pm Broida 3302 Ahmed Almheiri

Holography and Backreaction in Two Dimensions

UCSB

Thur, Jun 5 2:00pm KITP SSR Roji Pius

Off-shell string theory

Harish-Chandra Research Institute

Tues Jun 10 12:30pm Broida 3302 Cenke Xu Interacting Topological Superconductors and possible Origin of 16n
Chiral Fermions in the Standard Model

UCSB

Thur, Jun 12 2:00pm KITP SSR Cliff Cheung Exploring the Weak Gravity Conjecture

CalTech

 

 

Winter 2014

 

Thu, Jan 16

2:00pm KITP SSR Thomas Hertog Holographic Quantum Cosmology Leuven

Wed, Feb 5

12:15pm Broida 3302 Jay Wacker  High Multiplicity Signals of New Physics SLAC

Thur, Feb 6

2:00pm Broida 3302 Maria Rodriguez Scattering Coefficients from Monodromies

Harvard

Tue, Feb 25

12:30pm KITP Auditorium Ramy Brustein How black holes burn: firewalls, smoke, and mirrors. Ben-Gurion University

Wed, Mar 5

12:30pm Broida 3302 Nathaniel Craig New Signs of Naturalness Rutgers

 

 

Fall 2013

Tue, Oct 1

12:30pm

 KITP Aud.

Tom Hartman Entanglement and Geometry in 2D CFT KITP

Thur, Oct 3

2:00pm KITP SSR TBD TBD TBD

Tue, Oct 8

12:30pm KITP SSR Hao Zhang Top quark as a probe of new physics UCSB

Thur, Oct 10

2:00pm KITP SSR Ehsan Hatefi
Stability, Tunneling and Flux Changing de Sitter Transitions in the Large Volume String Scenario
TBD

Tue,  Oct 15

12:30pm KITP SSR Takashi Okada Exact Results of BMN Matrix Model and Double Scaling Limits KITP

Thur, Oct 17

2:00pm KITP SSR William Donnelly Entanglement, edge states, and gauge symmetry

U of  Waterloo

Tue, Oct 22

12:30pm KITP SSR Andrea Puhm Non-extremality from Metastability? UCSB

Thur, Oct 24

2:00pm KITP SSR Wenbin Yan BPS spectrum of Argyres-Douglas theory via spectral network Caltech

Tue, Oct 29

12:30pm KITP SSR Yinbo Shi Nonviolent Nonlocality - Effective Field Theory Models UCSB

Thur, Oct 31

2:00pm KITP SSR David Kubiznak Van der Waals fluid, reentrant phase transitions, and AdS black holes Perimeter

Tue, Nov 5

12:30pm KITP SSR Nabil Iqbal Wilson Lines and Entanglement Entropy in Higher Spin Gravity KITP

Thur, Nov 7

2:00pm Broida 3302 Raghu Rangarajan Reheating of the Universe, Gravitinos and Leptogenesis PRL

Fri, Nov 8

12:30pm KITP SSR Federico Bonetti F-theory on Spin(7) manifolds: realization via M-theory and weak-coupling limit MPI Munich

Tue, Nov 12

12:30pm KITP Auditorium Denis Klevers F-theory Compactifications with Multiple U(1) Factors UPenn

Thur, Nov 14

2:00pm KITP SSR Yutin Huang A tale of manifest locality and unitarity: from positive grassmannian to gauge anomalies IAS

Tue, Nov 19

12:30pm KITP Auditorium TBD TBD TBD

Thur, Nov 21

2:00pm KITP SSR TBD TBD TBD
Tue, Nov 26

12:30pm

KITP Auditorium Xi Dong Holographic Entanglement Entropy for General Higher Derivative Gravity Stanford

Thur, Nov 28

2:00pm KITP SSR Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
Tue, Dec 3

12:30pm

KITP Auditorium Jay Wacker
The SIMP Miracle
SLAC

Thur, Dec 5

2:00pm KITP SSR Wilke van der Schee Collisions in AdS and the thermalisation of heavy-ion collisions Utrecht University

Fri, Dec 6

12:30pm KITP Auditorium Guy Gur-Ari 3D Bosonization and Chern-Simons Vector Models weizmann

Tue, Dec 10

12:30pm KITP Auditorium Xiaoliang Qi Exact holographic mapping and emergent space-time geometry Stanford

Tue, Dec 17

12:30pm KITP  TBD TBD TBD

Thur, Dec 19

2:00pm KITP SSR TBD TBD TBD

(Click here for the Google calendar version of the schedule.)

 

Spring 2013

Tue, May 7 12:30pm Broida 3302 Horacio Casini

Special Seminar

Physical entanglement entropy: relative entropy and mutual information

Centro Atomico Bariloche

 

Winter 2013

Tue, Jan 22nd 12:30pm Broida 3302 Steve Giddings Quantum Information transfer from black holes:  Violent vs. Nonviolent Nonlocality UCSB
Thu, Jan 24th 2:00pm Broida 3302 Sichun Sun Holographic duals of  Non-Abelian brane embeddings and the rise of non-local masses Washington/KITP
Tue, Jan 29th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Cheng Peng Dualities from higher-spin supergravity Michigan/KITP
Thu, Jan 31st 2:00pm KITP SSR Stefan Leichenauer Null Geodesics, Local CFT Operators, and AdS/CFT for Subregions Caltech
Tue, Feb 5th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Don Page Time Dependence of Hawking Radiation Entropy Alberta
Thu, Feb 7th 3:00pm KITP Auditorium Stephane Detournay

Warped Conformal Field Theory

Note different time and venue

Harvard
Tue, Feb 12th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Fang Chen A UV complete model of Large N Thermal QCD KITP
Thu, Feb 14th 2:00pm KITP SSR Joshua Cooperman Renormalization of Entanglement Entropy and the Gravitational Effective Action UC Davis
Tue, Feb 19th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Douglas Stanford On memory in exponentially expanding spaces Stanford/KITP
Thu, Feb 21 2:00pm KITP SSR Blaise Gouteraux AdS/Ricci-flat correspondence and the Gregory-Laflamme instability Nordita
Tue, Feb 26th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Eric Dzienkowski Matrix Models and Thermalization UCSB
Thu, Feb 28th 2:00pm KITP Auditorium Robert Wald

Dynamic and Thermodynamic Stability of Black Holes and Black Branes

Note different venue

Chicago
Tue, Mar 5th 12:30pm Broida 3302 David Berenstein Collective coordinates for CFT objects UCSB
Thu, Mar 7th 2:00pm KITP SSR Sean Hartnoll Metal-insulator transition in holography Stanford
Tue, Mar 12th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Emanuel Diaconescu From I to J in two dimensional quiver gauge theories Rutgers
Thu, Mar 14th 2:00pm KITP Auditorium Steven Carlip

Quantum fluctuations and the small scale structure of spacetime

Note different venue

UC Davis

 

Fall 2012

Tue, Oct 2 12:30pm Broida 3302 David R. Morrison Two-sphere partition functions and Gromov-Witten invariants UCSB
Thu, Oct 4 2:00pm KITP SSR Andy Stergiou RG Limit Cycles UCSD
Tue, Oct 9 12:30pm Broida 3302 Jim Halverson Stringy Hidden Sectors and Instanton Prefactors in F-theory KITP
Thu, Oct 11 2:00pm KITP Auditorium Martin Ammon

Properties of cold holographic matter

Note change of venue *

UCLA
Tue, Oct 16th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Sebastian Fischetti Flowing Funnels: Using Gravity to Study Heat Transport in CFTs UCSB
Thu, Oct 18th 2:00pm KITP SSR Larry Ford Probability Distributions for Quantum Stress Tensor Flucutations Tufts
Tue, Oct 23rd 12:30pm Broida 3302 Tarun Grover Emergent Supersymmetry and Boundary Criticality in Topological Insulators and Superconductors KITP
Thu, Oct 25th 2:00pm KITP SSR Bartosz Fornal Standard model with compactified spatial dimensions Caltech
Tue, Oct 30th 12:30 Broida 3302 Masazumi Honda Numerical studies of the ABJM theory for arbitrary N at arbitrary coupling constant KEK
Thu, Nov 1st 2:00pm KITP SSR Zvi Bern UV properties of gauge and gravity theories UCLA
Tue, Nov 6th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Gary Horowitz Transport in Holographic Lattices UCSB
Thu, Nov 8th 2:00pm KITP SSR Simon Gentle Stars, black holes and superconductors Durham Univ.
Thu, Nov 15th 2:00pm KITP SSR Raphael Bousso Is There an Alternative to Firewalls? Berkeley
Tue, Nov 20th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Benson Way Confinement/Deconfinement in Asymptotically Lifshitz Spacetimes UCSB
Thu, Nov 22     Thanksgiving (no seminar)    
Tue, Nov 27 12:30pm Broida 3302 Jaume Gomis Exact Results in D = 2 Supersymmetric Gauge Theories and Applications Perimeter
Thu, Nov 29 2:00pm KITP SSR Abhijit Gadde Index of 2d theories and Surface operators Caltech
Tue, Dec 4 12:30pm Broida 3302 Aron Wall Superselection sectors in AdS/CFT!  
Thu, Dec 6th 2:00pm KITP SSR Kristan Jensen Anomaly-Induced Transport and Thermodynamics Victoria
Tue, Dec 18th 12:30pm Broida 3302 Andrea Puhm Fire/fuzz ball/wall CEA Saclay

Spring 2012

Thu, May 31 2:00pm KITP SSR Narayan Krishnan Aspects of Lifshitz Scaling in String Theory Chennai Mathematical Institute
Tue, Jun 5 12:30pm Broida 3302 Joe Polchinski Scale and Conformal Invariance in D=4 KITP
Thu, Jun 7 10:30am KITP AUD Vijay Kumar

Calabi-Yau Manifolds from 2D Gauge Theories

** Note change of time and venue **

KITP

Winter 2012

Tue, Jan 17

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Ted Jacobson

Horizon entropy and higher curvature equations of state

Univ of Maryland & KITP

Tue, Jan 24

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Nabil Iqbal

Luttinger's theorem, superfluid vortices, and holography

KITP

Thu, Jan 26

2:00pm

KITP AUD

Igor Klebanov

Testing the F-theorem

Princeton Univ

Tue, Feb 7

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Peter Koroteev

Non-Abelian vortices and 4d/2d correspondence

Univ of Minnesota & KITP

Tue, Feb 14

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Aron Wall

Quantum causal dynamics without absolute space or time

UCSB

Tue, Feb 21

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Jorge Santos

Hairy black holes and solitons in global AdS_5

UCSB

Tue, Feb 28

12:30pm

 

 

SEMINAR CANCELED

 

Thu, Mar 1

10:30am

KITP AUD

Ibrahima Bah

4D N=1 SCFT's from M5 branes

** NOTE CHANGE IN TIME AND VENUE **

Univ of Michigan

Tue, Mar 6

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Jim Hartle

Connecting DeSitter and Anti-DeSitter with the No-Boundary Wave Function

UCSB

Tue, Mar 13

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Donald Marolf

Fun with Holographic Fluids

UCSB

 

Fall 2011

Tue, Oct 11

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Steve Giddings

Growth of geometrical fluctuations, (q-)observables, and infrared safety in inflationary spacetimes

UCSB

Tue, Oct 18

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Nick Tsamis

Gravitational Screening

Univ. of Crete

Tue, Oct 25

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Canceled

Canceled

 

Thu, Oct 27

2:00pm

KITP Auditorium

Ilarion Melnikov

N=2 heterotic flux vacua in the context of type II/heterotic duality

Albert-Einstein-Institute, Golm

Tue, Nov 1

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Curtis Asplund

Formation of black holes in the plane-wave/BMN matrix model, a numerical simulation.

UCSB

Tue, Nov 15

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Xi Dong

FRW Holography from Uplifted AdS/CFT

Stanford

Tue, Nov 29

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Steve Giddings

Black Holes, Quantum Information, and Unitary Evolution

UCSB

Thu, Dec 1

2:00pm

KITP SSR

Jim Halverson

N=1 Gauge Theories, Instantons, and the Landscape

Univ. of Penn.

Tue,
Dec 6

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Diana Nacir

Dissipative effects in the Effective Field Theory of Inflation

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Tue,
Dec 8

2:00pm

KITP SSR

Adam Brown

On Nothing

Princeton

 

 

 

Past: 

Spring 2011

Tues, April 19

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Tom Banks

  Symmetries and Strings in Field Theory and Gravity

Rutgers and UCSC

Thurs, April 21

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Rajesh Gopakumar

A Large N dual to 2d CFTs 

Harish Chandra

Friday, April 22

12:30 pm

KITP SSR

Keith Olive

A Frequentist Approach to Supersymmetric Models - post LHC2010

Minnesota

Thurs, April 28

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Mboyo Esole

The binomial geometry of SU(5) GUTs in F-theory 

Harvard

Tues, May 10

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Mauricio Romo

Monopole operators, moduli spaces and dualities in 3d CS matter theories

UCSB

Tues, May 24

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Curtis Asplund

Evolution of Entanglement Entropy in the D1D5 System

UCSB

Past: 

Winter 2011

Tues, Jan 11

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Richard Eager

 Equivalence of A-Maximization and Volume Minimization

UCSB

Thurs, Jan 13

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Per Kraus

RG flow of magnetic brane correlators 

UCLA

Tues, Jan 18

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Michael Gary

Emergent Curvature and Dual Giant Gravitons

UCSB

Thurs, Jan 20

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Richard Woodard

A Quantum Gravitational Model of Inflation

Florida

Fri, Jan 21

2:00 pm

KITP Auditorium

Nathan Seiberg

Symmetries and Strings in Field Theory and Gravity

IAS

Tues, Jan 25

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Gary Horowitz

A Holographic Josephson Junction

UCSB

Thurs, Jan 27

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Yasunori Nomura

More Supersymmetries or No Supersymmetry at the LHC

Berkeley

Tues, Feb 1

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

 Congkao Wen

Twistor String and Grassmannian:Tree Amplitudes in N=4 SYM

 Brown and KITP

Thurs, Feb 3

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

 Joseph Maciejko

 Fractional Topological Insulators

 Stanford and KITP

Tues, Feb 8

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

 Mark Srednicki

Quantum Chaos and the Riemann Hypothesis: a Progress Report

UCSB

Thurs, Feb 10

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Don Page

Agnesi Weighting for the Measure Problem of Cosmology

Alberta

Tues, Feb 15

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Eliezer Rabinovici

 AdS crunches CFT falls and Cosmological complementarity

Hebrew University

Thurs, Feb 17

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

 Hans Jockers

N=1 Mirror Symmetry and the Web of N=1 Vacua

KITP

Tues, Feb 22

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Richard Holman

Infrared Issues in de Sitter

Carnegie Mellon

Thurs, Feb 24

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Jim Isenberg

Stability of a Class of Expanding Solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell-Scalar Field Equations

U. of Oregon

Tues, March 1

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

 Washington Taylor

Supergravity and string/F-theory vacua in 6D

MIT

Thurs, March 3

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Michael Douglas

Holographic duals from the exact RG

Simons Center

Tues, March 8

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

 Rob Myers

Holographic c-Theorems

Perimeter

Thurs, March 10

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

 Ronen Plesser

Recent Results on Perturbative Heterotic Vacua

 Duke

Tues, March 15

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Martin Sloth

Cosmological Perturbations and IR Issues in quasi de Sitter Universes

CERN

Thurs, March 17

9:30 am

Broida 3302

 Herman Verlinde

Twistors and de Sitter Holography

 Princeton

 

Fall 2010

Thurs, Sept 9

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Andrew Frey

Direct and Indirect Detection of   Metastable Dark Matter

McGill

Thurs, Sept 23

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

William Rubens

 The Black Hole/Qubit correspondence

Imperial

Tues, Sept 28

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Joe Polchinski

Wilsonian and Holographic Renormalization Groups

 KITP

Thurs, Sept 30

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Arthur Lipstein

Scattering Amplitudes in Superconformal Chern-Simons Theories

Caltech

Tues, Oct 5

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Steven Avery

Fuzzballs and the D1D5 System

Ohio State/KITP

Thurs, Oct 7

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Nissan Itzhaki

Giant Rings in the CMB Sky

Tel Aviv

Tues, Oct 12

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

 Don Marolf

Falling into a Generic Black Hole

 UCSB

Thurs, Oct 14

2:00 pm

Broida 3302

Noppadol Mekareeya

Chiral Operators on Hypermultiplet Moduli Spaces

Imperial

Tues, Oct 19

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Jorge Santos

Instabilities and news phases of higher-dimensional black holes

UCSB

Thurs, Oct 21

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Tommy Levi

When Worlds Collide

British Columbia

Tues, Oct 26

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

David Kubiznak

Spinning Particles and Hidden Symmetries

Cambridge

Thurs, Oct 28

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Abhijit Gadde

From N=4 SYM to N=2 Superconformal QCD: Spin Chains and Holography

Stonybrook

Tues, Nov 2

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Leonardo Senatore

On loop effects in Cosmology

Stanford

Thurs, Nov 4

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Tao Liu

Dark Light Higgs

UCSB

Tues, Nov 9

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Carlos Tamarit

Naturalness from runaways in direct mediation

 KITP

Thurs, Nov 11

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Veterans Day

 

 

Tues, Nov 16

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

 Aron Wall

Why is the Generalized Second Law True?

Maryland

Thurs, Nov 18

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Thomas Hertog 

Eternal Inflation without Metaphysics

APC, Paris 

Tues, Nov 23

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Steve Giddings

High-energy (super)gravitational scattering and the Gravitational S-matrix

 UCSB

Thurs, Nov 25

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Thanksgiving

 

 

Tues, Nov 30

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

 Curtis Asplund

Towards Fast Thermalization: non-adiabaticity and entropy production in

QM, QFT and String Theory

 UCSB

Thurs, Dec 2 

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Ami Katz

 

Boston

Winter/Spring 2010

Tues, Jan 12

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Jerome Gauntlett

Holographic Superconductivity in M-Theory 

Imperial

Thurs, Jan 14

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Theo Nieuwenhuizen

Do non-relativistic neutrinos constitute the dark matter? 

U Amsterdam

Tues, Jan 19

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Sebastian Franco

Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking, with Flavor 

KITP

Thurs, Jan 21

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Ben Freivogel

Regulating Eternal Inflation with the UV/IR connection 

Berkeley

Tues, Jan 26

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Diego Trancanelli

A supermatrix model for AdS4/CFT3 

UCSB

Thurs, Jan 28

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Mark Srednicki

Quantum Chaos and the Riemann Zeta Function 

UCSB

Tues, Feb 2

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Hans Jockers

Mirror symmetry and effective couplings for F-theory, type II and heterotic strings

KITP

Thurs, Feb 4

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Mark Wise

Violations of Rotational and/or Translational invariance during the inflationary era

Caltech

Tues, Feb 9

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

João Penedones

Scattering in AdS and CFT correlation functions

KITP

Thurs, Feb 11

3:30 pm

KITP AUDITORIUM

David Poland

Superconformal Flavor Simplified 

Harvard

Tues, Feb 16

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Gary Horowitz

Two Recent Developments in Holographic Superconductors

UCSB

Thurs, Feb 18

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Nicholas Warner

Microstate Geometries and Non-BPS Black Holes

USC

Tues, Feb 23

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Joshua Lapan

Warped AdS3 and Virasoro Resonances

KITP

Thurs, Feb 25

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Per Kraus

Metamagnetic quantum critical point in AdS/CFT

UCLA

Tues, Mar 2

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Nick Halmagyi

On the Existence of Meta-Stable Vacua in the Klebanov-Strassler Background

LPTHE - Paris

Thurs, Mar 4

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Gonzalo Torroba

Flavor, supersymmetry and Higgs physics

KITP

Fri, Apr 16

12:15pm

Broida 6th Floor Commons

Jonathan Halliwell

Decoherent Histories Analysis of Quantum Cosmological Models

Imperial

Tues, Apr 27

2:00 pm

Broida 3302

Ian Morrison

Loop effects and the IR stability of de Sitter space 

UCSB

Thurs, Apr 29

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Simeon Hellerman

A Universal Inequality in CFT and Quantum Gravity

IPMU

Tues, May 18

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Tom Banks

The Pyramid Scheme, A New Public Offering 

Rutgers/UCSC

Thurs, May 20

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Inyong Park

Open string engineering of D-brane geometry -- toward three-loop check

Kyoto

Tues, May 25

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Atsushi Higuchi

Is the Euclidean vacuum the same as the in-vacuum at the horizon for de Sitter and other spacetimes? 

York

Thurs, May 27

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Devin Walker

Distinguishing Different Types of Dark Matter at the LHC

Berkeley

Fri, May 28

11:00 am

KITP SSR

Alexander Polyakov

The Decline and Fall of the de Sitter Space 

Princeton

Tues, Jun 1

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Mina Arvanitaki

The Principle of Plenitude

Berkeley

Wed, Jun 2

12:00 pm

Broida 3302

Steve Giddings

Infrared Effects and Semiclassical Relations in Inflationary Spacetimes

UCSB

Thurs, Jun 3

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Matt Strassler

On Hidden Sectors and Other Exotica at Hadron Colliders

Rutgers

 

Fall 2009

Date 

Time

Location

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Wed, Sept 2

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Dan Israel

Heterotic Torsional Backgrounds, from Supergravity to CFT

IAP, Paris

Thurs, Sept 24

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Kai Wang

Probing B/L violations in the extended scalar models at the LHC

IPMU

Tues, Sept 29

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Tom Faulkner

Strange metal from holography

KITP

Thurs, Oct 1

2:00 pm

Broida 3302

Martin Ammon

Holographic (Super-)fluids in the D3/D7 model

Max-Planck, Munich

Tues, Oct 6

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

David Berenstein

Small AdS black holes from SYM

UCSB

Thurs, Oct 8

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Matthew Roberts

Zero Temperature Limit of Holographic Superconductors

UCSB

Tues, Oct 13

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Rafael Porto

The Gravitational S-Matrix

KITP

Thurs, Oct 15

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Anton Kapustin

Exact results for Wilson loops in supersymmetric Chern-Simons-matter theories

Caltech

Tues, Oct 20

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Sakura Schafer-Nameki

GUT F-enomenology

KITP

Thurs, Oct 22

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Hai-Bo Yu

WIMPless Miracle and Hidden Charged Dark Matter

UCI

Fri, Oct 23

2:00 pm

KITP Main SR

Raman Sundrum

SUSY Splits and Then Returns

Johns Hopkins

Tues, Oct 27

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Arjun Bagchi

The non-relativistic limit of AdS/CFT

HRI, Allahabad

Wed, Oct 28

10:30 am

KITP Aud

Nathan Seiberg

Goldstinos

IAS

Thurs, Oct 29

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Murad Alim

Hints for Off-Shell Mirror Symmetry

Bonn University

Tues, Nov 3

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Jonathan Oppenheim

Black holes, Fundamental Destruction of Information and Conservation Laws

DAMTP - Cambridge

Thurs, Nov 5

2:00 pm

Broida 3302

Herman Verlinde

S-dual probes of supersymmetric gauge theory

Princeton

Tues, Nov 10

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Tim Jones

Anomaly Mediated Supersymmetry Breaking and Flavour Physics

KITP/Liverpool University

Thurs, Nov 12

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Christoph Sieg

Perturbative spectra in gauge theories with gravity duals at four loops and beyond

Niels Bohr Institute

Tues, Nov 17

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Brian Wecht

New Tools for New SCFTs

IAS

Thurs, Nov 19

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Kristan Jensen

Mirror Symmetry and M2 branes

UW

Tues, Nov 24

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No talks Thanksgiving week 

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Thurs, Nov 26

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Thanksgiving Day 

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Tues, Dec 1

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Eva Silverstein

Towards Strange Metallic Holography

KITP/UCSB

Thurs, Dec 3

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Yasuhiro Sekino

FRW/CFT Duality: Holographic Formulation of Eternal Inflation, and its Applications

OIQP - Okayama

Tues, Dec 8

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Richard Eager

A-Maximization and Quiver Minimization

UCSB

Thurs, Dec 10

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Nima Arkani-Hamed

Dualities for Local Spacetime Physics from the Grassmannian

IAS

Tues, Dec 15

12:30 pm

KITP SSR

Paul Aspinwall

Decompactifications vs Massless D-Branes in Moduli Space Limits

Duke

 

Winter/Spring 2009

Date 

Time

Location

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Tue., Feb. 3

12:30 pm

KITP Auditorium

Jaemo Park

Chern-Simons Gauge Theories and M2-brane CFTs 

POSTECH & Stanford

Tue., Feb. 17

12:30 pm

KITP Auditorium

Don Page 

Cosmological Measures without Volume Weighting 

Alberta U.

Tue., Feb. 24

12:30 pm

KITP Auditorium

David Garfinkle 

Possible Outcomes for Classical Gravitational Singularities 

Oakland U.

Tue., Mar. 3

12:30 pm

KITP Auditorium

Graciela Gelmini

In Search of Dark Matter Particles: Have We Found Them? 

UCLA

Tue., Mar. 10

12:30 pm

KITP Auditorium

Liantao Wang 

Top Quarks and New Physics Signals at the LHC 

Princeton

Tue., Mar. 31

12:30 pm

KITP Auditorium

Peter Graham 

A Domino Theory of Flavor 

Stanford

Thu., Apr. 23

2 pm

Broida 3302

Sean Hartnoll

Landscape of Holographic Superconductors 

Harvard

Tue., Apr. 28

12:30 pm

KITP SSR

David Andriot

Twist Duality for Flux Backgrounds of Type II and Heterotic String Theory from Generalized Complex Geometry 

LPTHE, Paris

Thu., May 14

2 pm

Broida 3302

Diego Trancanelli 

't Hooft Meets Wilson: Disorder Operators, Matrix Models, and S-duality 

UCSB

Thu., May 28

2 pm

Broida 3302

Nikolay Bobev 

Supergravity Solutions for Nonrelativistic Holography 

USC & KITP

Tue., Jun. 16

12:30pm

Broida 3302

Jonathan Halliwell 

Decoherent Histories and Arrival Times 

Imperial College

 

 

Fall 2008

Date 

Time

Location

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Thu., Sep. 25

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Bartek Czech

Black Holes from Statistics 

UPenn

Tue., Sep. 30

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Aaron Amsel

Supersymmetric Multi-trace Boundary Conditions in AdS 

UCSB

Thu., Oct. 2

2:00 pm

KITP Auditorium

Jock McOrist 

Summing the Instantons in the Heterotic String 

U. of Chicago

Tue., Oct. 7

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Josh Lapan 

Computing the Massless Spectrum of Non-Kaehler Compactifications 

KITP

Thu., Oct. 9

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Per Kraus

Gravity Duals of the Quantum Hall Effect 

UCLA

Tue., Oct. 14

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Don Marolf 

Holography and Unitarity in Gravitational Physics 

UCSB

Thu., Oct. 16

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Yu Nakayama

Index for Non-relativistic Superconformal Field Theories -- from LLM to ABJM and BL 

UC Berkeley

Tue., Oct. 21

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Stefan Hollands

Higher-dimensional Black Holes 

Cardiff U.

Thu., Oct. 23

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

John Schwarz

Superconformal Chern-Simons Theories 

Caltech

Tue., Oct. 28

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Matthew Roberts

Holographic Superconductivity 

UCSB

Thu., Oct. 30

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Sakura Schaefer-Nameki

SUSY Breaking in F-theory GUTs 

Caltech

Tue., Nov. 4

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Nori Iizuka 

Matrix Quantum Mechanics for the Black Hole Information Problem 

KITP

Thu., Nov. 6

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Stanley Deser 

Cosmological Topologically Massive Theories 

Brandeis

Tue., Nov. 11

Veterans' day

Thu., Nov. 13

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Thomas Hertog

The No-boundary Measure of Eternal Inflation 

APC Paris & Solvay Inst.

Tue., Nov. 18

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Sophie de Buyl

Singularities, E10 and M-theory 

UCSB

Thu., Nov. 20

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Gonzalo Torroba 

Four-dimensional Dynamics of String Compactifications 

Rutgers & KITP

Tue., Nov. 25

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Diego Rodriguez-Gomez 

Towards M2 Branes Probing Generic Toric Singularities 

Princeton

Thu., Nov. 27

Thanksgiving

Tue., Dec. 2

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Emery Sokatchev 

Dual Superconformal Symmetry of Scattering Amplitudes in N=4 Super-Yang-Mills 

Annecy

Thu., Dec. 4

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Sandip Trivedi 

Time Dependent Cosmologies and Their CFT Duals 

TIFR & Stanford

Tue., Dec. 9

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Stephane Detournay 

3D Gravity Theories, Exact String Backgrounds, and Applications 

KITP

Thu., Dec. 11

2:00 pm

KITP SSR

Joe Polchinski 

Landscape/CFT Duality? 

KITP

 

Summer 2008

Date 

Time

Location

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Tue., Jul. 15

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Sebastian Franco

SUSY Breaking Mediation by D-brane Instantons

Princeton

 

Spring 2008

Date 

Time

Location

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Tue., Apr. 8

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

John Klauder

Affine Quantum Gravity: A Different View of a Difficult Problem

U. of Florida

Thu., Apr. 10

2 pm

KITP SSR

Pedro Vieira

Quantum Wrapped Giant Magnon

ENS Paris

Thu., Apr. 17

2 pm

KITP SSR

Jorge Casalderrey-Solana

Probing Strongly Coupled Plasmas with Heavy Quarks

UC Berkeley

Thu., Apr. 24

2 pm

KITP SSR

Brandon Carter

Progress in the Mechanics of (Superconducting) Cosmic Strings and Their (Vorton) Equilibrium States

Meudon

Thu., May 1

2 pm

KITP SSR

Gouranga C Nayak

Shift Theorem and Schwinger Mechanism in the Presence of Arbitrary Time Dependent Electric Field

Illinois

Thu., May 8

2 pm

KITP Auditorium

Sean Carroll

The Universe Is Not Ergodic

Caltech

Thu., May 15

2 pm

KITP SSR

Susan Gardner

Shedding Light on Dark Matter: How Faraday Rotation Can Limit a `Dark' Magnetic Moment

KITP & Kentuky

Thu., May 22

2 pm

KITP SSR

Borun Chowdhury

Radiation from the Non-extremal Fuzzball

Ohio State

Thu., May 29

2 pm

KITP SSR

Mark Jackson

Detecting Cosmic Superstrings

Fermilab

Tue., June 3

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Nima Arkani-Hamed

What is the Simplest QFT?

IAS

Thu., June 5

2 pm

KITP Founder's Room

Geoffrey Compère

Setting the Boundary Free in AdS/CFT : a Gravity / CFT+Gravity Correspondence

UCSB

Thu., June 12

2 pm

KITP SSR

Diana Vaman

The Space-Cone Gauge and Yang-Mills Tree and Loop-Level Recursion Relations

KITP & Virginia

Tue., June 17

12:30 pm

KITP Auditorium

David Mateos

 A Universal String Prediction for Heavy Ion Collisions

UCSB

 

 

Winter 2008

Date 

Time

Location

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Thu., Jan. 10

2 pm

KITP SSR

Mark Srednicki

High-Energy Gravitational Scattering and Black Hole Resonances

UCSB

Tue., Jan. 22

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Joe Polchinski

A Matrix Model for Black Hole Thermalization 

KITP

Thu., Jan 24

2 pm

KITP SSR

Graham Kribs

The Supersymmetric Flavor Problem, R-symmetry, and the LHC 

U. of Oregon

Thu., Jan. 31

2 pm

KITP SSR

Don Page

Boundary Conditions for the Universe

U. of Alberta

Thu., Feb. 7

2 pm

KITP SSR

Matthew Schwartz

Effective Field Theory and Collider Physics

Johns Hopkins U.

Tue., Feb. 12

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Yuji Tachikawa

New Developments in d=4, N=2 SCFTs

IAS

Tue., Feb. 19

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Eliezer Rabinovici

Aspects of Little String Holography

Hebrew U.

Thu., Feb 21

2 pm

KITP SSR

Peter Graham

Searching for Gravity Waves and New Physics with Atom Interferometry 

Stanford U.

Thu., Mar. 6

2 pm

KITP SSR

Anatoly Dymarsky

D-brane Inflation in String Theory

Stanford U.

Thu., Mar. 13

2 pm

KITP SSR

Kostas Skenderis

The Fuzzball Proposal for Black Holes

U. of Amsterdam

Thu., Mar. 20

2 pm

KITP SSR

João Penedones

High Energy Scattering in AdS/CFT

KITP

 

 

Fall 2007

Date 

Time

Location

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Thu., Sep. 13

2 pm

KITP Auditorium

Lara Anderson

M Theory on Singular G2 Spaces

U Oxford

Tue., Sep. 25

2 pm

KITP SSR

Ali Nayeri

Generating Inflation-Free Scale-Invariant Power Spectrum in String Gas Cosmology

KITP

Thu., Sep. 27 

2 pm

KITP SSR

John Preskill 

Black Holes as Mirrors

Caltech

Tue., Oct. 2

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

David Berenstein

Strings on Conifolds from Strong Coupling Dynamics

UCSB

Thu., Oct. 4

2 pm

KITP SSR

Clifford Johnson

External Fields and the Dynamics of Flavour in Strongly Coupled Gauge Theory

USC

Tue., Oct. 9

12:30 pm

Broida 3302 

Amitabh Virmani

A Holographic Renormalizaion of Asymptotically Flat and Linear Dilaton Spacetimes

UCSB

Thu., Oct. 11

2 pm

KITP SSR

Itzhak Bars

Two-Time Physics: the Unified View from Higher Dimensional Space and Time

USC

Tue., Oct. 16

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Timo Weigand

New D-Brane Instanton Effects in Type II Orientifolds

U Penn

Thu., Oct. 18

2 pm

KITP SSR

Steve Giddings

High-Energy Scattering and Locality: Gravity and Strings

UCSB

Tue., Oct. 23

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Takuya Okuda

A Prediction for the Bubbling Geometries for Wilson Loops

KITP

Thu., Oct. 25

2 pm

KITP SSR

Eric D’Hoker

Exact Half-BPS Solutions to Type IIB Supergravity

UCLA

Tue., Oct. 30

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Sean Hartnoll

Tabletop AdS/CFT: from Black Holes to Superconductors

UCSB

Thu., Nov. 1

2 pm

KITP SSR

Andy O’Bannon

Metallic AdS/CFT

U Washington

Tue., Nov. 6

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Rafael Porto

An Effective Field Theory of Gravity for Spinning Extended Objects

UCSB

Thu., Nov. 8

2 pm

KITP SSR

Cindy Keeler

Closed String Tachyon Condensation in the E_8 Heterotic System

Berkeley

Tue., Nov. 13

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Jim Hartle

The Classical Universes of the No-Boundary Quantum State

UCSB

Wed., Nov. 14

2 pm

KITP Auditorium

Niklas Beisert

Spectral Curve for the Heisenberg Ferromagnet and AdS/CFT

Max Planck

Thu., Nov. 15

2 pm

KITP SSR

Petr Horava

Quantum Gravity at a Lifshitz Point

Berkeley

Tue., Nov. 20

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Dam Son

Graphene in Quantum Field Theory

U Washington

Thu., Nov. 22

THANKSGIVING

Tue., Nov. 27

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Julian Sonner

Geometric Phases in String Theory

DAMTP

Thu., Nov. 29

2 pm

KITP SSR

Roni Harnik

Hierarchy without Color and the LHC

SLAC

Tue., Dec. 4

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Maria Jose Rodriguez

Higher Dimensional Black Holes

Barcelona & UCSB

Thu., Dec. 6

2 pm

KITP SSR

Diego Trancanelli

On Supersymmetric Wilson Loops

UCSB

Tue., Dec. 11

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Ari Pakman

Progress in AdS3/CFT2

Stony Brook

Thu., Dec. 13

1:30 pm

KITP Auditorium

Gabriele Veneziano

Towards an S-matrix Description of Gravitational Collapse

College de France

 

Spring 2007

Date

Time

Location

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Tue., April 3

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Jonathan Halliwell

Commuting Position and Momentum Operators, Exact Decoherence and Emergent Classicality

Imperial Coll., London

Thu., April 5

2 pm

KITP SSR

Aaron Amsel

Stability and Instability in Designer Gravity

UCSB

Tue., April 10

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Nori Iizuka

Attractors and Spinning Strings

KITP

Thu., April 12

2 pm

KITP SSR

David Kutasov

Symmetry Breaking from Intersecting Branes

U. of Chicago

Tue., April 17

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Sergei Gukov

Four-dimensional Kondo Problem

UCSB

Thu., April 19

No talk.

Tue., April 24

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Don Marolf

A New Picture of de Sitter Space?

UCSB

Thu., April 26

2 pm

KITP Auditorium

Lance Dixon

Is N=8 Supergravity Finite?

SLAC

Tue., May 1

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Florian Dubath

Periodic Gravitational Waves from Small Cosmic String Loops

KITP

Thu., May 3

2 pm

KITP SSR

Gary Horowitz

Toward Counting the Microstates of a Kerr Black Hole

UCSB

Tue., May 8

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Henriette Elvang

Fake Supergravity

MIT

Thu., May 10

2 pm

KITP SSR

Sumit Das

Null Singularities and Their Gauge Theory Duals

U. of Kentucky

Tue., May 15

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Per Kraus

Stringy Black Holes in 4 and 5 Dimensions

UCLA

Thu., May 17

2 pm

KITP SSR

Masaki Shigemori

Nonsupersymmetric Brane/Antibrane Configurations in Type IIA and M Theory

Caltech

Tue., May 22

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Raphael Bousso

Cosmological Vacuum Selection in the Landscape: Problems and Predictions

UC Berkeley & LBNL

Thu., May 24

No talk due to a secret meeting.

Tue., May 29

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Steve Carlip

Black Hole Thermodynamics from Euclidean Horizon Constraints

UC Davis

Thu., May 31

2 pm

KITP SSR

Luis Fernando Alday

Gluon Scattering Amplitudes at Strong Coupling

Utrecht U. & IAS

Tue., June 5

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Kentaroh Yoshida

Higher Loop Bethe Ansatz for Open Spin Chains in AdS/CFT

KITP

Thu., June 7

2 pm

KITP SSR

Mark Scheel

Numerical Simulations of Binary Black Hole Inspirals

Caltech

Tue., June 12

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Joe Polchinski

The Cosmic String Inverse Problem

UCSB & KITP

Thu., June 14

2 pm

KITP SSR

Ted Erler

Analytic Progress in Open String Field Theories

HRI & KITP

 

 

Winter 2007

Date

Time

Location

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Tue., Jan. 30

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Sam Pinansky

The Phenomenology of the Minimal Quiver Standard Model

UCSB

Thu., Feb. 1

No talk due to an external committee visit.

Thu., Feb. 8

2 pm

KITP SSR

Lee Lindblom

Generalized Harmonic Evolutions of Binary Black Hole Spacetimes

Caltech

Tue., Feb. 13

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Takuya Okuda

Wilson Loops, String/Brane/Geometry Transitions and Bubbling Calabi-Yau's

KITP

Thu., Feb. 15

2 pm

KITP SSR

Yutaka Ookouchi

Meta-Stable SUSY Breaking Vacua in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories

Caltech

Tue., Feb. 20

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Pavel Kovtun

Quantum Critical Transport, Duality, and M-theory

KITP

Wed., Feb. 21

12:15 pm

Broida 3302

Lian-Tao Wang

The LHC Inverse Problem: Interpreting Data to Learn about Underlying Theory

Princeton U.

Wed., Feb. 28

12:15 pm

Broida 3302

David Rainwater

Breakdown of the Narrow Width Approximation

U. of Rochester

Fri., Mar. 2

12:15 pm

KITP Auditorium

Zackaria Chacko

Twin Higgs Theories

U. of Arizona

Tue., Mar. 6

12:30 pm

Broida 3302

Hideaki Kudoh

Doubly Spinning Black Rings and Beyond

UCSB

Wed., Mar. 7

12:15 pm

Broida 3302

Ian Low

Probing New Physics with the Higgs Boson at the LHC

UC Irvine

Wed., Mar. 14

12:30 pm

KITP SSR

José Edelstein

A String Dual Perspective on Quark-Gluon Plasmas of QCD-like Theories

Santiago de Compostela U. & CECS, Valdivia

Thu., Mar. 15

2 pm

KITP SSR

Joe Marsano

"Metastable" Brane-Antibrane Configurations in Type IIA and M Theory and the Large N Duality Conjecture in IIB

Caltech

 

Fall 2006

Date

Time

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Sep. 28

2:00 pm

Matthew Headrick

Ricci Flow and Black Holes

Stanford University

Oct. . 19

2:00 pm

Sean Hartnoll

Phase Structure of N=4 SYM and Polyakov Loops

KITP

Nov. . 2

1:00 pm (Note time)

Sean Carroll

Beyond Dark Energy

Caltech

Nov. . 9

2:00 pm

Daniel Holz

Gravitational-Wave Standard Sirens and Cosmology

LANL/Univ. of Chicago

Nov. . 16

2:00 pm

Matthew Johnson

Bubble Nucleation and Eternal Inflation

UCSC

Nov. . 17

1:00 pm in Broida 3302

Sam Vazquez

Spin Chains and Geometry 

(Condensed Matter/String Theory Seminar)

UCSB

Nov. . 30

2:00 pm

Amitabh Virmani

Dynamics and Stability of Black Rings

UCSB