UCLA Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330, Tuesdays 4-5pm unless otherwise noted

Seminar Coordinators: Wei-Ming Chen, Chia-Hsien Shen, Christoph Uhlemann, Mao Zeng

Fall 2017

October 3: Mao Zeng (UCLA) 

Unitarity cuts and loop amplitudes in QCD and supersymmetric theories


October 10: Roji Pius (Perimeter Institute)

Quantum Closed Superstring Field Theory and the Weil-Petersson Symplectic Geometry


October 17: Samir Mathur (Ohio State University)

Spacetime Has a "Thickness"


October 24: Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute)

Soft Graviton Theorem in a Generic Quantum Theory of Gravity


October 31: Shira Chapman (Perimeter Institute)

Complexity in Holography and QFT


November 14: Andy Royston (Texas A&M University)

Holography for Yang-Mills soltions


November 21: No TEP Seminar

November 28: No TEP Seminar

Southern California Strings Seminar Fall 2017
The Southern California Strings Seminar returns to UCLA for Fall 2017 on Friday, December 1st. We gather and discuss new ideas and developments, both general and specialized, in the field. This year's speakers include David Simmons-Duffin, Vladimir Rosenhaus, Edward Witten (in conjunction with IPAM Green Family Lecture Series)
, and Daniel Jafferis.
Click here to view Program Schedule.

SPECIAL December 4: Emily Nardoni (UCSD)

Anomalies for 4d SCFTs from M5-branes


December 5: Himanshu Raj (SISSA)

Non-supersymmetric conformal manifolds and constraints on the CFT data


December 12: Andres Karch (University of Washington)

Embedding 3d Bosonization into String Theory


Winter 2018

January 9: Philip Argyres (CalTech)

Dimensions of Coulomb branch operators at all ranks


January 16: Eliot Hijano (University of British Columbia)

Non-linear gravity from CFT entanglement

January 23: Aneesh Manohar (UCSD)

Dimension 6 operators in the Standard Model Effective Theory and Holomorphy

January 30: No TEP Seminar

SPECIAL TEP SEMINAR February 5: Gabriele Veneziano (CERN)

Spontaneous CP breaking and the axion potential: an effective Lagrangian approach


February 6: Sumit Das (University of Kentucky)

Dual Space-time of the SYK Model

February 13: No TEP Seminar

February 20: No TEP Seminar

February 27: No TEP Seminar

March 6: Mark Wise (CalTech)

Loop induced inflationary non-Gaussianites that give rise to enhanced galaxy bias at small wave-vectors.


March 13: Gregor Kalin (Uppsala)

Color-Kinematics Duality for Fundamental Matter at Two-Loops


March 20: No TEP Seminar

Spring 2018

April 3: Maxim Perelstein (Cornell University)

SIMPs and ELDERs: New Ideas for Dark Matter


April 10:  Moshe Rozali (University of British Columbia)

Fine-Grained Chaos in AdS2 Gravity


April 17: Oscar Varela (Utah State University)

Spectrum universality properties of holographic Chern-Simons theories


April 24: Costas Bachas (Ecole Normale, Paris)

Massive AdS Gravity, Holography and String Theory


May 1: TBD

May 8: Martin Fluder (CalTech)

Title: TBD
Abstract: Available soon

May 15: TBD

May 22: Alessandro Georgoudis (Uppsala)

Title: TBD
Abstract: Available soon

May 29: Bhaumik Lecture: John Preskill (CalTech)

June 5: Vasily Sotnikov (University of Freiburg) 

Title: TBD
Abstract: Available soon

June 12: TBD