May 2016 Southern California Strings Seminar

May 5-6, 2016

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Kohn Hall, 1st Floor Main Seminar Room 


Thursday, May 5


12:15-2:00: Lunch

2:00 - 3:00: Leonard Susskind (Stanford): Copenhagen vs Everett, and ER=EPR

3:00-3:45 Coffee break  

3:45-4:45: Gary Horowitz (UCSB): Toward a Reconstruction of General Bulk Metrics

5:00-6:00: Araya, Beşken, Fu, Michel, Miller, Nardoni, Pal, Shyani, Sivaramakrishnan, Stankowicz, Wien, Wong: Gong Show! Four-minute talks per person.

6:00: Dinner  


Friday, May 6


9:00-9:30: Coffee break  

9:30-10:30: Tarek Anous (MIT): Black hole collapse in the 1/c expansion

11:00 - 12:00: Ken Intriligator (UCSD): SCFTs and their susy deformations

12:00-2:00 Lunch  

2:00-3:00: Nicholas Warner (USC): Black Holes and Microstate Geometries

3:00-3:45: Coffee break  

3:45-4:45: Zvi Bern (UCLA): Evanescent Operators and Gravity Divergences

5:00-6:00: Dionysios Anninos (IAS): Random thoughts on black holes and Fermionic QM

6:00: Dinner