Southern California String Seminar 2020

Friday, Febraury 21, 2020

Hosted by the Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) 4th Floor, Room 4-330 

For more information please contact Per Kraus or Thomas Dumitrescu.


  • Juan Maldacena (IAS)
  • Shu-Heng Shao (IAS)
  • Douglas Stanford (Stanford)
  • Andrew Strominger (Harvard)

Program Schedule: 

Click on the title to see the recorded talk.

8:30a-9:00a         Coffee and Refreshments

9:00a-10:30a       Shu-Heng Shao (IAS),  “On QFTs for Fractons”

10:30a-10:50a     Coffee and Refreshments

10:50a-12:20p     Douglas Stanford (Stanford), “Entanglement-wedge reconstruction using the Petz map"

12:20p - 1:45p     Lunch

1:45p- 2:00p       Coffee and Refreshments

2:00p-3:30p         Juan Maldacena (IAS), "The entropy of Hawking radiation" 

3:30p - 3:50p       Coffee and Refreshments

3:50p-5:20p        Andy Strominger (Harvard)“Quantum Gravity on the Celestial Sphere”




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Directions to UCLA Parking Lot 2 and our buildings

From the 405 Freeway, exit at Sunset Blvd. eastbound towards UCLA. In about 1.5 miles you will see UCLA on your right. Continue on Sunset to the east edge of the campus and turn right on Hilgard. At the second light, turn right on Westholme Ave. You will see the Parking KIOSK on your right, and Parking Lot 2 on your left. The parking KIOSK is indicated by an "i" on the map. The Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) and Knudsen Hall are connected and located northwest of Parking Lot 2.

If you haven't already arranged for a parking permit with us, an all-day campus parking permit is available for $12 cash at the KIOSK. Pay-by-space stations accepting credit cards are available inside Lot 2.

Getting to UCLA from LAX

A taxi from LAX to UCLA will cost approximately $50. The Flyaway Shuttle from LAX to Westwood will cost $10. The Westwood bus stop is located outside of UCLA Parking Structure 32 on the north side of Kinross Avenue, one block west of Gayley Avenue (see UCLA Campus Map). Please refer to the official LAX FlyAway Bus website for maps and schedules.