Seminars

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

TEP_Seminar_10.03.17_Zeng_Abstract.pdf

October 10: Roji Pius (Perimeter Institute)

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

TEP_Seminar_10.10.17_Pius_Abstract.pdf

October 17: Samir Mathur (Ohio State University)

Spacetime Has a "Thickness"

TEP_Seminar_10.17.17_Mathur_Abstract.pdf

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

Soft Graviton Theorem in a Generic Quantum Theory of Gravity

TEP_Seminar_10.24.17_Sen_Abstract.pdf

October 31: Shira Chapman (Perimeter Institute)

Complexity in Holography and QFT

TEP_Seminar_10.31.17_Chapman_Abstract.pdf

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

Holography for Yang-Mills soltions

TEP_Seminar_11.14.17_Royston_Abstract.pdf

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

TEP_Seminar_12.04.17_Nardoni_Abstract.pdf

December 5: Himanshu Raj (SISSA)

Non-supersymmetric conformal manifolds and constraints on the CFT data

TEP_Seminar_12.05.17_Raj_Abstract.pdf

December 12: Andres Karch (University of Washington)

Embedding 3d Bosonization into String Theory

TEP_Seminar_12.12.17_Karch_Abstract.pdf

Winter 2018

January 9: Philip Argyres (CalTech)

Dimensions of Coulomb branch operators at all ranks

TEP_Seminar_01.09.18_Argyres_Abstract.pdf

January 16: Eliot Hijano (University of British Columbia)

Non-linear gravity from CFT entanglement
TEP_Seminar_01.16.18_Hijano_Abstract.pdf

January 23: Aneesh Manohar (UCSD)

Dimension 6 operators in the Standard Model Effective Theory and Holomorphy
TEP_Seminar_01.23.18_Manohar_Abstract.pdf

January 30: No TEP Seminar

SPECIAL TEP SEMINAR February 5: Gabriele Veneziano (CERN)

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

TEP_Seminar_02.05.18_Veneziano_Abstract.pdf

February 6: Sumit Das (University of Kentucky)

Dual Space-time of the SYK Model
TEP_Seminar_02.06.18_Das_Abstract.pdf

March 6: Mark Wise (CalTech)

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

TEP_Seminar_03.06.18_Wise_Abstract.pdf

March 13: Gregor Kalin (Uppsala)

Color-Kinematics Duality for Fundamental Matter at Two-Loops

TEP_Seminar_03.13.18_Kalin_Abstract.pdf

March 20: No TEP Seminar

Spring 2018

April 3: Maxim Perelstein (Cornell University)

SIMPs and ELDERs: New Ideas for Dark Matter

TEP_Seminar_04.03.18_Perelstein_Abstract.pdf

April 10:  Moshe Rozali (University of British Columbia)

Fine-Grained Chaos in AdS2 Gravity

TEP_Seminar_04.10.18_Rozali_Abstract.pdf

April 17: Oscar Varela (Utah State University)

Spectrum universality properties of holographic Chern-Simons theories

TEP_Seminar_04.17.18_Varela_Abstract.pdf

April 24: Costas Bachas (Ecole Normale, Paris)

Massive AdS Gravity, Holography and String Theory

TEP_Seminar_04.24.18_Bachas_Abstract.pdf

May 7: SoCal Grad Strings and Fields Seminar (UCSB)

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May 8: Martin Fluder (CalTech)

A 5d Superconformal Odyssey

TEP_Seminar_05.08.18_Fluder_Abstract.pdf

May 15: Matthew Heydeman (CalTech)

Unifying Super-Amplitudes in Six Dimensions: The Tree Level S-Matrix of D-Branes, M-Branes, Yang-Mills, and Gravity

TEP_Seminar_05.15.18_Heydeman_Abstract.pdf

May 22: Alessandro Georgoudis (Uppsala)

Bootstrapping 5-loop p-Integrals

TEP_Seminar_05.22.18_Georgoudis_Abstract.pdf

May 29: Bhaumik Lecture: John Preskill (CalTech)

Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier

Bhaumik Lecture_05.29.18_Preskill_Abstract.pdf

Fall 2018

October 2: Mark Trodden (University of Pennsylvania)

Abstract: TBD

October 9: TBD

Abstract: TBD

October 16: Anna Ijjas (Columbia University)

Abstract: TBD