TEP Seminars

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

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

Spring and Summer 2017 Schedule

Date Speaker Talk Title
Tuesday, Apr 4 Chiara Toldo (Columbia University) AdS4 black holes from M-theory Abstract
Wednesday, Apr 5
Special TEP Seminar
Tom Hartman (Cornell) Causality and Universality at Strong Coupling Abstract
Tuesday, Apr 18
Location: California Room, Faculty Center
Bhaumik Lecture: Sudip Chakravarty (UCLA) Superconductivity! Abstract
Tuesday, May 2 Efrat Gerchkovitz (Weizmann Institute) Vortices in 4d, N=2 SQCD and their Worldsheet Theory from Supersymmetric Localization Abstract
Tuesday, May 9 Gabriel Wong (University of Virginia) Entanglement branes in a two-dimensional string theory Abstract
Thursday, May 11
Special TEP Seminar
Thomas Dumitrescu (Harvard University) Aspects of Supersymmetric Field Theories in Curved Space Flier
Monday, May 15
Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar:
  • Rahul Roy
  • Dolores Bozovic
  • Topology and phases of non-equilibrium driven systems
  • Physics of Hearing
Tuesday, May 16 Dan Xie (Harvard University) 3-fold canonical singularity and 5d N=1 SCFT Abstract
Tuesday, May 23 Sergio Ferrara (UCLA, CERN) Superconformal Formulation of Supergravity Abstract
Tuesday, June 6 Valentina Prilepina (UC Davis) Pitting Weyl against Conformal Invariance in Quantum Field Theory: Does Conformal Imply Weyl Invariance? Abstract
Tuesday, June 20 Boris Pioline (CERN, Université Pierre et Marie Curie) Protected couplings and BPS black holes Abstract

Past Events:
Winter 2017 Schedule

Date Speaker Talk Title
Tuesday, Mar 21
Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar:
  • Shenshen Wang
  • Paul Hamilton
  • David Saltzberg
  • Wonders of the adaptive immune system
  • Precision AMO tools for fundamental physics
  • Large-Area Particle Physics: Borrowing from Stokes's Theorem and Stealing from Accelerator Physics
Monday, Mar 6
Special TEP Seminar
Tongyan Lin (UC Berkeley) Exploring the low mass frontier in dark matter direct detection Abstract
Thursday, Mar 2
Special TEP Seminar
David Curtin (University of Maryland) Hidden Sectors and New Signatures Abstract
Monday, Feb 27
Special TEP Seminar
Eric Perlmutter (Princeton University) Scattering in Quantum Gravity and the Conformal Bootstrap Abstract
Thursday, Feb 23
Special TEP Seminar
Jacob Bourjaily (University of Copenhagen) The Surprising Simplicity of Scattering Amplitudes Abstract
Wednesday, Feb 22
Special TEP Seminar
Ellis Yuan (Institute for Advanced Study) Projective geometry of scattering amplitudes
Tuesday, Feb 21
Special TEP Seminar
Oliver Schlotterer (Max–Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik) Strings tying gauge theories to gravity Abstract
Tuesday, Feb 14 Finn Larsen (University of Michigan) Logarithmic Corrections to Black Hole Entropy Abstract
Thursday, Feb 9
Special TEP Seminar
Anson Hook (Stanford University) Confronting the strong CP problem at the LHC Abstract
Tuesday, Feb 7
Location: Kerckhoff Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall
Bhaumik Lecture: Frank Wilczek (MIT, Stockholm University, Arizona State University, Zhejiang University of Technology) Augmenting Reality: Axions, Anyons, and Entangled Histories Abstract
Monday, Feb 6
Special TEP Seminar
Thomas Dumitrescu (Harvard University) New Tools for Exploring Strongly Coupled Quantum Field Theories Abstract
Tuesday, Jan 31 Ken Intriligator (UCSD) Phases and RG flows of 4d (susy) gauge theories Abstract
Wednesday, Jan 25
Special TEP Seminar
Brian Willett (UCSB) The twisted superpotential of 3d N=2 theories Abstract
Tuesday, Jan 24
Location: Kerckhoff Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall
Bhaumik Lecture: Claudio Pellegrini (Stanford & UCLA) Exploring matter at the angstrom-femtosecond space and time scales with X-ray free-electron lasers Abstract
Wednesday, Jan 18
Special TEP Seminar
Dorota Grabowska (UC Berkeley) Understanding Chiral Gauge Theories via Extra Dimensions Abstract
Tuesday, Jan 17 Gabriele Veneziano (Collège de France, Paris) Recent progress on gravitational bremsstrahlung from transplanckian-energy collisions Abstract

Fall 2016 Schedule

Date Speaker Talk Title
Tuesday, Dec 6
Location: California Room, Faculty Center
Bhaumik Lecture: Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study) Unification and Fundamental Physics: A Status Report Flier
Monday-Friday Dec 5-9 QCD Meets Gravity Workshop
Monday, Nov 28
Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar:
  • Smadar Naoz
  • Robijn Bruinsma
  • Wes Campbell
  • AstroDynamics Here and There AstroDynamics Everywhere
  • The use of quantum mechanics to solve traffic problem on biopolymers
  • The Swiss Army Knife of Experimental Physics
Tuesday, Nov 22 Congkao Wen (Caltech) Constraining effective actions via scattering amplitudes Abstract

Thursday, Nov 17
Special TEP Seminar

Jerome Gauntlett (Imperial College, London) Black Holes and Termoelectric Transport Abstract
Tuesday, Nov 15 Elias Kiritsis (Universtiy of Crete) Holography and the tuning of the cosmological constant Flier
Monday, Nov 7
Location: PAB 4-708
Kristan Jensen (San Francisco State University) Schwinger-Keldysh fluid dynamics Abstract
Tuesday, Nov 1 Lars Brink (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) Exceptional vs superPoincaré algebra as the defining symmetry of maximal Supergravity Abstract
Tuesday, Oct 25 Parijat Dey (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

Mellin space analytic bootstrap for O(N) models Abstract

Friday, Oct 21 Southern California Strings Seminar (SCSS)  
Tuesday, Oct 18 Eric D'Hoker (UCLA) Five-dimensional gauge theory via holography Abstract
Monday-Wednesday Oct 10-12 California Amplitudes Meeting  
Tuesday, Oct 4 Victoria Lynn Martin (Stanford University) Spectral Weight in Holographic Superfluids Abstract
Tuesday, Sept 27 Matthew Walters (Boston University) Studying IR Dynamics with Conformal Truncation Abstract

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