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, Be┼čken, 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