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KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Joint Tuesday/Thursday Theory Seminars

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July 2016 - June 2017

3/16, 2:00pm Clay Cordova
IAS
Particle Spectra in Supersymmetric Field Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 2:00pm Nathan Haouzi
UC Berkeley
Classification of surface defects from Little Strings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/23, 12:30pm Thomas Dumitrescu
Harvard
New Tools for Exploring Strongly Coupled Quantum Field Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/16, 2:00pm Vladimir Rosenhaus
KITP
The Bulk Dual of SYK: Cubic Couplings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/09, 2:00pm Jason Koeller
UC Berkeley
Geometric Constraints from Subregion Duality beyond the Classical Regime[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/02, 2:00pm Aitor Lewkowycz
Stanford University
Bulk locality from modular flow[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/26, 2:00pm Eva Silverstein
Stanford University
How your past catches up with you in string theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
01/19, 2:00pm Chiara Toldo
Columbia
New goals for AdS black holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/01, 2:00pm Fernando Pastawski
Free University of Berlin
Quantum code properties from holographic geometries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 2:00pm Kengo Maeda
Shibaura Institute of Technology
Holographic superfluid flows with a localized repulsive potential[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 2:00pm Philip Phillips
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Anti-Local Boundary Actions and Anomalous Dimensions in the Gauge-Gravity Duality: Application to the Strange Metal[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/03, 2:00pm Saso Grozdanov
Leiden University
Hydrodynamics and its destruction[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 2:00pm Brandon Robinson
University of Washington
Supersymmetric Probe Branes and Localization in AdS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 2:00pm Anson Hook
Stanford
Relaxation from Particle Production[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 2:00pm Daniel Jafferis
Harvard
Traversable wormholes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 2:00pm Tom Rudelius
Harvard University
Strong Forms of the Weak Gravity Conjecture[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/29, 2:00pm Raphael Bousso
UC Berkeley
Asymptotic Entropy Bounds and the Information Content of Soft Gravitons[Aud][Cam]

July 2015 - June 2016

6/02, 2:00pm Donald Marolf
UCSB
Horizon entropy and the coarse grained quantum null energy condition[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/19, 2:00pm Pankaj S. Joshi
Tata Inst
Gravitational Collapse, Black Holes, and Naked Singularities: Life and Death of Massive Collapsing Stars[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/05, 2:00pm Leonard Susskind
Stanford
Copenhagen vs Everett, and ER=EPR [part of SCSS][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/28, 2:00pm Maulik Parikh
Arizona State University
The Dual Origins of the Null Energy Condition[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/21, 2:00pm Jonathan Maltz
Univ. Tokyo
Chaos in matrix models and black hole evaporation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/14, 2:00pm Thomas Faulkner
UIUC
Shape dependence of modular energy and the averaged null energy condition[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 2:00pm Ahmed Almheiri
Stanford
Linearity of holographic entanglement entropy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/03, 2:00pm Iosif Bena
Saclay
Tachyonic Antibranes and the Landscape[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/25, 2:00pm Don Page
U. Alberta
Naked Firewalls[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/18, 2:00pm Nima Lashkari
UBC
Quantum relative entropy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/11, 2:00pm Cumrun Vafa
Harvard & KITP
Fractional Quantum Hall Effect and M-theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/04, 2:00pm Frans Pretorius
Princeton
Ultra-relativistic Collisions and Black Hole Formation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/28, 2:00pm Chi-Ming Chang
UC Berkeley
Bootstrapping 2D CFTs in the semiclassical limit[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/21, 2:00pm Mukund Rangamani
UC Davis
The Fluid Manifesto: Emergent topological symmetries and dissipative hydrodynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/14, 2:00pm Michael Gutperle
UCLA
Holographic entanglement entropy for surface operators and defects[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/07, 2:00pm Daniel Harlow
Harvard
Wormholes, Emergent Gauge Fields, and the Weak Gravity Conjecture[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/17, 2:00pm Maximilian Attems
Barcelona
Holographic collisions in non-conformal theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/10, 2:00pm Aron Wall
IAS
Entropic focussing[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 2:00pm Veronika Hubeny
Durham University
Geometric constucts in AdS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/19, 2:00pm Dan Roberts
MIT
Chaos in quantum channels[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/12, 2:00pm Alexandre Belin
Stanford
Permutation Orbifolds: exploring the landscape of theories of quantum gravity in AdS_3[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 2:00pm Andrea Puhm
UCSB
AdS_3: the NHEK generation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/29, 2:00pm Glen Evenbly
UC Irvine
Scale transformations on the lattice with tensor networks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/22, 2:00pm Ning Bao
Caltech
The Holographic Entropy Cone[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 2:00pm David Simmons-Duffin
IAS
Looking for a bulk point[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 2:00pm Per Kraus
UCLA
Conformal blocks and holography[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

July 2014 - June 2015

4/30, 2:00pm Nathan Seiberg
Princeton, IAS
Generalized Global Symmetries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/19, 2:00pm Yue Zhao
Stanford
The Solution of (Little) Hierarchy Problem in AdS3/CFT2 Avatar[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/12, 2:00pm Anshuman Maharana
HRI
Moduli, Inflation and the CMB[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/05, 2:00pm Michael Smolkin
UC Berkeley
RG flow of entanglement entropy on a 3-sphere[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/26, 2:00pm Radu Roiban
Penn State
On the eta-deformation of string theory in AdSn x Sn[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/19, 2:00pm Johanna Karouby
MIT
Swinging fields producing particles: A general theory of self-resonance after inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/12, 2:00pm Alexei Kitaev
Caltech
Hidden correlations in the Hawking radiation and thermal noise[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/05, 2:00pm Natalia Toro
Perimeter
Spin and Long-Range Forces: The Unfinished Tale of the Last Massless Particle[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/29, 2:00pm Nemanja Kaloper
UC Davis
The End and Other Tall Tales[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/15, 2:00pm James Bardeen
University of Washington
Black hole evaporation: implications of the Bousso covariant entropy bound[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/08, 2:00pm Don Marolf
UCSB
A GSL for holographic field theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/04, 2:00pm Daniele Galloni
Durham University
Anatomy of The Amplituhedron[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/20, 2:00pm Tarek Anous
MIT
TBD[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/13, 2:00pm Vladimir Rosenhaus
KITP
A perturbative calculation of entanglement entropy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/06, 2:00pm Vyacheslav Lysov
Caltech
From Soft Theorems to Asymptotic Symmetries[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/30, 2:00pm Anindya Dey
UT, Austin
Mirror Symmetry, Partition Function and Gauged Linear Quivers[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 2:00pm Lenny Susskind
Stanford
Quantum Complexity Inside Black Holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/16, 2:00pm Eva Silverstein
Stanford
Testing string spreading in scattering amplitudes and black hole physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/09, 2:00pm Tomonori Ugajin
KITP
Quenches and holography[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/02, 2:00pm Edgar Shaghoulian
Stanford
Recent advances in dS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

July 2013 - June 2014

6/12, 2:00pm Cliff Cheung
Caltech
Exploring the Weak Gravity Conjecture[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/05, 2:00pm Roji Pius
Harish-Chandra Research Institute
Off-shell string theory[Aud][Cam]
5/29, 2:00pm John Preskill
Caltech
Measurements inside black holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/15, 2:00pm Allan Adams
MIT
Holography and Turbulence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/08, 2:00pm Aitor Lewkowycz
Princeton
Exact results for the entanglement entropy and the energy radiated by a quark[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/03, 2:00pm Aki Hashimoto
UW-Madison
Boundaries and Defects of N=4 SYM with 4 supercharges[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/25, 12:30pm Ramy Brustein
Ben-Gurion University
How black holes burn: firewalls, smoke and mirrors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/06, 2:00pm Maria Rodriguez
Harvard
TBA
1/16, 2:00pm Thomas Hertog
Leuven
Holographic Quantum Cosmology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/10, 12:30pm Xiaoliang Qi
Stanford
Exact holographic mapping and emergent space-time geometry[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 12:30pm Guy Gur-Ari
Weizmann
3D Bosonization and Chern-Simons Vector Models[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/05, 2:00pm Wilke van der Schee
Utrecht Univ.
Collisions in AdS and the thermalisation of heavy-ion collisions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 12:30pm Jay Wacker
SLAC
The SIMP Miracle[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/26, 12:30pm Xi Dong
Stanford
Holographic Entanglement Entropy for General H igher Derivative Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/14, 2:00pm Yutin Huang
IAS
A tale of manifest locality and unitarity: from positive grassmannian to gauge anomalies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/12, 12:30pm Denis Klevers
UPenn
F-theory Compactifications with Multiple U(1) Factors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 12:30pm Federico Bonetti
MPI Munich
F-theory on Spin(7) manifolds: realization via M-theory and weak-coupling limit[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 12:30pm Nabil Iqbal
KITP
Wilson Lines and Entanglement Entropy in Higher Spin Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/31, 2:00pm David Kubizňák
Perimeter
Van der Waals fluid, reentrant phase transitions, and AdS black holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/29, 12:30pm Yinbo Shi
UCSB
Nonviolent Nonlocality - Effective Field Theory Models[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/24, 2:00pm Wenbin Yan
Caltech
BPS Spectrum of Argyres-Douglas Theory via Spectral Network[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/22, 12:30pm Andrea Puhm
UCSB
Non-Extremality from Metastability?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/17, 2:00pm William Donnelly
U of Waterloo
Entanglement, edge states, and gauge symmetry[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 12:30pm Takashi Okada
KITP
Exact Results of BMN Matrix Model and Double Scaling Limits[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/10, 2:00pm Ehsan Hatefi
ICTP
Stability, Tunneling and Flux Changing de Sitter Transitions in the Large Volume String Scenario[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 12:30pm Hao Zhang
UCSB
Top quark as a probe of new physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 12:30pm Tom Hartman
KITP
Entanglement and Geometry in 2D CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

July 2012 - June 2013

3/14, 2:00 p.m. Steven Carlip
UCD
Quantum fluctuations and the small scale structure of spacetime[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/07, 2:00 p.m. Sean Hartnoll
Stanford
Metal-insulator Transition in Holography[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/28, 2:00 p.m. Bob Wald
Univ. of Chicago
Dynamic and Thermodynamic Stability of Black Holes and Black Branes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/21, 2:00 p.m. Blaise Gouteraux
Nordita
AdS/Ricci-flat Correspondence and the Gregory-Laflamme Instability[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/14, 2:00 p.m. Joshua Cooperman
UC Davis
Renormalization of Entanglement Entropy and the Gravitational Effective Action[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/07, 2:00 p.m. Stephane Detournay
Harvard
Warped Conformal Field Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/31, 2:00 p.m. Stefan Leichenauer
Caltech
Null Geodesics, Local CFT Operators, and AdS/CFT for Subregions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/24, 2:00 p.m. Sichun Sun
Univ. of Washington
Holographic Duals of Non-Abelian Brane Embeddings and the Rise of Non-local Masses[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 2:00 p.m. Kristan Jensen
Univ. Victoria
Anomaly-Induced Transport and Thermodynamics
11/15, 2:00 p.m. Raphael Bousso
UCB
Is There an Alternative to Firewalls?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 2:00 p.m. Simon Gentle
Durham Univ.
Stars, Black Holes and Superconductors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/01, 2:00 p.m. Zvi Bern
UCLA
UV Properties of Gauge and Gravity Theories
10/25, 2:00 p.m. Bartosz Fornal
Caltech
Standard Model with Compactified Spatial Dimensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/18, 2:00 p.m. Larry Ford, Tufts Probability Distributions for Quantum Stress Tensor Flucutations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 2:00 p.m. Martin Ammon
UCLA
Properties of Cold Holographic Matter[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 2:00 p.m. Andy Stergiou
UCSD
RG Limit Cycles[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/21, 12:30 p.m. Simeon Hellerman
KIPMU
Chern-Simons-Matter Theory and its Holographic Dual

July 2011 - June 2012

6/07, 10:30 a.m. Vijay Kumar
KITP
Calabi-Yau Manifolds from 2D Gauge Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/31, 2:00 p.m. K. Narayan
CMI
Aspects of Lifshitz Scaling in String Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/01, 10:30 a.m. Ibrahima Bah
Univ. Michigan
4D N=1 SCFT's from M5 Branes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/26, 2:00 p.m. Igor Klebanov
Princeton
Testing the F-theorem[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 2:00 p.m. Adam Brown
Princeton
On "Nothing"[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 2:00 p.m. Ilarion Melnikov
Duke University
N=2 Heterotic Flux Vacua in the Context of Type II/Heterotic Duality[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

July 2010 - June 2011

4/28, 2:00 p.m. Mboyo Esole
Harvard
The Binomial Geometry of SU(5) GUTs in F-theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/22, 12:30 p.m. Keith Olive
University of Minnesota
A Frequentist Approach to Supersymmetric Models - post LHC2010[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/21, 2:00 p.m. Rajesh Gopakumar
HCRI
A Large N Dual to 2d CFTs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 2:00 p.m. Ronen Plesser
Duke Univ.
Recent Results on Perturbative Heterotic Vacua[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/03, 2:00 p.m. Michael Douglas
SUNY
Holographic Duals From the Exact RG[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 2:00 p.m. Jim Isenberg
Univ of Oregon
Stability of a Class of Expanding Solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell-Scalar Field Equations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/17, 2:00 p.m. Hans Jockers
KITP
N=1 Mirror Symmetry and the Web of N=1 Vacua[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/10, 2:00 p.m. Don Page
Univ of Alberta
Agnesi Weighting for the Measure Problem of Cosmology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/03, 2:00 p.m. Joseph Maciejko
Stanford
Fractional Topological Insulators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/27, 2:00 p.m. Yasunori Nomura
UC Berkeley
More Supersymmetries or No Supersymmetry at the LHC[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/21, 2:00 p.m. Nati Seiberg
Princeton, IAS
Symmetries and Strings in Field Theory and Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/20, 2:00 p.m. Richard Woodard
Univ. Florida
A Quantum Gravitational Model of Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/13, 2:00 p.m. Per Kraus
UCLA
RG Flow of Magnetic Brane Correlators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/10, 2:30 p.m. Michael Forbes
UW
Observable Dark AntiMatter: QCD Nuggets[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/02, 2:00 p.m. Ami Katz
Boston
CFT/AdS[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/18, 2:00 p.m. Thomas Hertog
CERN
Eternal Inflation without Metaphysics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/04, 2:00 p.m. Tao Liu
UCSB
Dark Light Higgs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/28, 2:00 p.m. Abhijit Gadde
Stony Brook
From N=4 SYM to N=2 Superconformal QCD: Spin Chains and Holography[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/21, 2:00 p.m. Thomas Levi
British Columbia
When Worlds Collide[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/07, 2:00 p.m. Sunny Itzhaki
Tel Aviv
Giant Rings in the CMB Sky[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 2:00 p.m. Arthur Lipstein
Caltech
Scattering Amplitudes in Superconformal Chern-Simons Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 2:00 p.m. William Rubens
Imperial College
The Black Hole/Qubit Correspondence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/09, 2:00 p.m. Andrew Frey
McGill Univ.
Direct and Indirect Detection of Metastable Dark Matter[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/04, 1:00 p.m. Erik Verlinde
UvA
The Emergence of Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

September 2009 - June 2010

6/03, 2:00 p.m. Matthew Strassler
Rutgers
On Hidden Sectors and Other Exotica at Hadron Colliders[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/28, 11:00 a.m. Sasha Polyakov
Princeton
The Decline and Fall of the de Sitter Space[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/27, 2:00 p.m. Devin Walker
Harvard Univ.
Distinguishing Different Types of Dark Matter at the LHC[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/20, 2:00 p.m. Inyong Park
Kyoto Univ.
Open String Engineering of D-brane Geometry -- Toward Three-Loop Check[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/19, 2:00 p.m. Tom Banks
Rutgers/UCSC
Informal Discussion on Holographic Spacetime[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/04, 2:00 p.m. Gonzalo Torroba
UCSB
Flavor, Supersymmetry and Higgs Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/25, 2:00 p.m. Per Kraus
UCLA
Metamagnetic Quantum Critical Point in AdS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/18, 2:00 p.m. Nick Warner
USC, Physics
Microstate Geometries and Non-BPS Black Holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/11, 3:30 p.m. David Poland
Harvard University
Superconformal Flavor Simplified[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/04, 2:00 p.m. Mark Wise
Caltech
Violations of Rotational and/or Translational Invariance during the Inflationary Era[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/28, 2:00 p.m. Mark Srednicki
UCSB
Quantum Chaos and the Riemann Zeta Function[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/21, 2:00 p.m. Ben Freivogel
UC Berkeley
Regulating Eternal Inflation With the UV/IR Connection[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/14, 2:00 p.m. Theo Nieuwenhuizen
UvA
Do Non-relativistic Neutrinos Constitute the Dark Matter?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/15, 12:30 p.m. Paul Aspinwall
Duke University
Decompactifications vs Massless D-Branes in Moduli Space Limits[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/11, 3:30 p.m. Nima Arkani-Hamed
IAS
Dualities for Local Spacetime Physics from the Grassmannian - Part II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/10, 2:00 p.m. Nima Arkani-Hamed
IAS
Dualities for Local Spacetime Physics from the Grassmannian[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 2:00 p.m. Yasuhiro Sekino
Stanford
FRW/CFT Duality: Holographic Formulation of Eternal Inflation, and its Applications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/19, 2:00 p.m. Kristan Jensen
University of Washington
Mirror Symmetry and M2 branes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/12, 2:00 p.m. Christoph Sieg
Niels Bohr Institute
Perturbative Spectra in Gauge Theories with Gravity Duals at Four Loops and Beyond[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/29, 2:00 p.m. Murad Alim
Bonn University
Hints for Off-Shell Mirror Symmetry[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/28, 10:30 a.m. Nati Seiberg
IAS
Goldstinos[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 2:00 p.m. Raman Sundrum
JHU
SUSY Splits and Then Returns[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/22, 2:00 p.m. Hai-Bo Yu
UC Irvine
WIMPless Miracle and Hidden Charged Dark Matter[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 2:00 p.m. Anton Kapustin
Caltech
Exact Results for Wilson Loops in Supersymmetric Chern-Simons-Matter Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 2:00 p.m. Matthew Roberts
UCSB
Zero Temperature Limit of Holographic Superconductors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 2:00 p.m. Kai Wang
Univ. of Tokyo, IPMU
Probing B/L Violations in the Extended Scalar Models at the LHC[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/02, 2:00 p.m. Dan Israel
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Heterotic Torsional Backgrounds, from Supergravity to CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

September 2008 - June 2009

4/28, 12:30 p.m. David Andriot
Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies
Twist Duality for Flux Backgrounds of Type II and Heterotic String Theory from Generalized Complex Geometry[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/31, 12:30 p.m. Peter Graham
Stanford
A Domino Theory of Flavor[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/10, 12:30 p.m. Lian-Tao Wang
Princeton University
Top Quarks and New Physics Signals at the LHC[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/03, 12:30 p.m. Graciela Gelmini
UCLA
In Search of Dark Matter Particles: Have We Found Them?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/24, 12:30 p.m. David Garfinkle
Oakland Univ.
Possible Outcomes for Classical Gravitational Singularities[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2/17, 12:30 p.m. Don Page
Univ of Alberta
Cosmological Measures without Volume Weighting[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/03, 12:30 p.m. Jaemo Park
POSTECH & Stanford
Chern-Simons Gauge Theories and M2-brane CFTs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/11, 2:00 p.m. Joe Polchinski, KITP
UCSB
Landscape/CFT Duality?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/04, 2:00 p.m. Sandip Trivedi
TIFR & Stanford
Time Dependent Cosmologies and Their CFT Duals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/20, 2:00 p.m. Gonzalo Torroba
Rutgers
Four-dimensional Dynamics of String Compactifications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/13, 2:00 p.m. Thomas Hertog
APC Paris & Solvay Inst.
The No-boundary Measure of Eternal Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/06, 2:00 p.m. Stanley Deser
Brandeis Univ.
Cosmological Topologically Massive Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/30, 2:00 p.m. Sakura Schafer-Nameki
Caltech
SUSY Breaking in F-Theory GUTs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 2:00 p.m. John Schwarz
Caltech
Superconformal Chern-Simons Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/16, 2:00 p.m. Yu Nakayama
UC Berkeley
Index for Non-Relativistic Superconformal Field Theories -- From LLM to ABJM and BL[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/09, 2:00pm Per Kraus
UCLA
Gravity Duals of the Quantum Hall Effect[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/02, 2:00 p.m. Jock McOrist
Univ. of Chicago
Summing the Instantons in the Heterotic String[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/25, 2:00 p.m. Bartek Czech
UPenn
Black Holes from Statistics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

September 2007 - June 2008

Schedule of Future Talks
6/17, 12:30 p.m. David Mateos
UCSB
A Universal String Prediction for Heavy Ion Collisions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/12, 2:00 p.m. Diana Vaman
UCSB
The Space-Cone Gauge and Yang-Mills Tree and Loop-Level Recursion Relations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/05, 2:00 p.m. Geoffrey Compare
UCSB
Setting the Boundary Free in AdS/CFT : a Gravity / CFT+Gravity Correspondence[Podcast][Aud]
5/29, 2:00 p.m. Mark Jackson
Fermilab
Detecting Cosmic Superstrings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/22, 2:00 p.m. Borun Chowdhury
OSU
Radiation from the Non-extremal Fuzzball[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/15, 2:00 p.m. Susan Gardner
Univ. of Kentucky & KITP
Shedding Light on Dark Matter: How Faraday Rotation Can Limit a 'Dark' Magnetic Moment[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/08, 2:00 p.m. Sean Carroll
Caltech
The Universe Is Not Ergodic[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/01, 2:00 p.m. Gouranga Nayak
LANL, Theory Division
Shift Theorem and Schwinger Mechanism in the Presence of Arbitrary Time Dependent Electric Field[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/24, 2:00 p.m. Brandon Carter
Observatoire de Meudon
Progress in the Mechanics of (Superconducting) Cosmic Strings and Their (Vorton) Equilibrium States[Aud][Cam]
4/17, 2:00 p.m. Jorge Casalderrey-Solana
UCB
Probing Strongly Coupled Plasmas with Heavy Quarks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/10, 2:00 p.m. Pedro Vieira
4 Square Port Royal
Quantum Wrapped Giant Magnon[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/20, 2:00 p.m. Joao Penedones
UCSB
High Energy Scattering in AdS/CFT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/13, 2:00 p.m. Kostas Skenderis
UvA
The Fuzzball Proposal for Black Holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/06, 2:00 p.m. Anatoly Dymarsky
Stanford
D-brane Inflation in String Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/21, 2:00 p.m. Peter Graham
Stanford
Searching for Gravity Waves and New Physics with Atom Interferometry[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/07, 2:00 p.m. Matthew Schwartz
JHU
Effective Field Theory and Collider Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/31, 2:00 p.m. Don Page
Univ of Alberta
Boundary Conditions for the Universe[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/24, 2:00 p.m. Graham Kribs
Univ. Oregon
The Supersymmetric Flavor Problem, R-symmetry, and the LHC[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1/10, 2:00 p.m. Mark Srednicki
UCSB
High-Energy Gravitational Scattering and Black Hole Resonances[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/13, 1:30 p.m. Gabriele Veneziano
CERN
Towards an S-matrix Description of Gravitational Collapse[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 2:00 p.m. Diego Trancanelli
UCSB
On Supersymmetric Wilson Loops[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 2:00 p.m. Roni Harnik
SLAC
Hierarchy without Color and the LHC[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/14, 2:00 p.m. Niklas Beisert
Princeton
Spectral Curve for the Heisenberg Ferromagnet and AdS/CFT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/15, 2:00 p.m. Petr Horava
UCB
Quantum Gravity at a Lifshitz Point[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 2:00 p.m. Cindy Keeler
UCB
Closed String Tachyon Condensation in the E_8 Heterotic System[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/01, 2:00 p.m. Andy O'Bannon
UW
Metallic AdS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 2:00 p.m. Eric D'Hoker
UCLA
Exact Half-BPS Solutions to Type IIB Supergravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/18, 2:00 p.m. Steve Giddings
UCSB
High-energy Scattering and Locality: Gravity and Strings[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 2:00 p.m. Itzhak Bars
USC
Two-Time Physics, The Unified View from Higher Dimensional Space and Time[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 2:00 p.m. Clifford Johnson
USC
External Fields and the Dynamics of Flavour in Strongly Coupled Gauge Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 2:00 p.m. John Preskill
Caltech
Black Holes as Mirrors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/25, 2:00 p.m. Ali Nayeri
Harvard
Generating Inflation-Free Scale-Invariant Power Spectrum in String Gas Cosmology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/13, 2:00 p.m. Lara Anderson
Univ. of Oxford
M Theory on Singular G2 Spaces[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

September 2006 - June 2007

6/14, 2:00 p.m. Theodore Erler
Harish Chandra Research Institute
Analytic Progress in Open String Field Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/07, 2:00 p.m. Mark Scheel
Caltech
Numerical Simulations of Binary Black Hole Inspirals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/31, 2:00 p.m. Luis Fernando Alday
Utrecht U. & IAS
Gluon Scattering Amplitudes at Strong Coupling[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/17, 2:00 p.m. Masaki Shigemori
Caltech
Non-supersymmetric Brane/anti-brane Configurations in Type IIA and M-theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/10, 2:00 p.m. Sumit Das
University of Kentucky
Null Singularities and their Gauge Theory Duals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/03, 2:00 p.m. Gary Horowitz
UCSB
Toward Counting the Microstates of a Kerr Black Hole[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/26, 2:00 p.m. Lance Dixon
SLAC
Is N=8 Supergravity Finite?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/12, 2:00 p.m. David Kutasov
University of Chicago
Symmetry Breaking from Intersecting Branes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/05, 2:00 p.m. Aaron Amsel
UCSB
Stability and Instability in Designer Gravity
3/15, 2:00 p.m. Joe Marsano
Caltech
'Metastable' brane-antibrane configurations in type IIA and M-theory and the large-N duality conjecture in IIB[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/14, 12:30 p.m. Jose Edelstein
USC & CECS
A string dual perspective on quark-gluon plasmas of QCD-like theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/02, 12:15 p.m. Zackaria Chacko
University of Arizona
Twin Higgs Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/01, 4:00 p.m. Zackaria Chacko
University of Arizona
Symmetry as a Guide to New Physics at the Weak Scale[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/15, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Yutaka Ookouchi
Caltech
Meta-stable SUSY Breaking Vacua in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2/08, 2:00 p.m. Lee Lindblom
Caltech
Generalised Harmonic Evolutions of Binary Black Hole Spacetimes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

September 2005 - June 2006

2/16, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Natalia Saulina
Harvard
Bound States of BPS D-Banes and Topological Strings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/15, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Yoshifume Hyakutake
KITP
Higher Derivative Corrections in M-Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Pavel Kovtun
KITP
How Can AdS/CFT Be Useful for Heavy Ion Physics?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/27, 1:00 p.m. Dr. Jack Gunion
UC Davis
Why We Should Believe in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/04, 1:00 p.m. Dr. Taizan Watari
LBL
Dimension-4 Proton Decay and Underlying Gauge Symmetry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/18, 1:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Svrček
Stanford
Mediation of Supersymmetry Breaking in String Campactifications[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/25, 1:00 p.m. Dr. Fabio Scardigli
CENTRA
A Quantum-like Description of the Planetary Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 1:00 p.m. Dr. David Mateos
UCSB
The Flavorful Gauge/Gravity Correspondence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 1:00 p.m. Mr. Anshuman Maharana
UCSB, Physics
Dilaton Dynamics in Type IIB Flux Vacua[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

September 2005 - June 2006

9/29, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Oliver Rosten
School of Physics & Astronomy
Univ Southampton, UK
A Generalised, Manifestly Gauge Invariant ERG for SU(N) Yang-Mills[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

September 2004 - June 2005

9/15, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Ari Pakman
Hebrew University
Racah Institute of Physics
D-Branes in N=2 Liouville and Its Mirror[Aud][Cam]
11/03, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Sebastian Franco
MIT
Holographic Cascades for D-Branes on Singularities[Aud][Cam]
12/08, 12:30 p.m. Dr. C. Schmid
ETH, Zurich
Cosmological Gravitomagnetism and Mach's Principle[Aud][Cam]
1/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Ouyang
UCSB
The Mysterious Pentaquark[Aud][Cam]
1/20, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrei Mikhailov
Caltech
Geometry of Fast Moving Strings[Slides]
1/27, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Shamit Kachru
Stanford
Predictive Landscapes?[Aud][Cam]
2/03, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Per Kraus
UCLA
Supertubes and the 4D Black Hole[Slides][Aud]
2/04, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Stephen Hawking
University of Cambridge
Black Holes and the Information Paradox[Aud][Cam]
2/10, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Nathan Seiberg
IAS, Princeton
Minimal Flux Vacua[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/10, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eva Silverstein
Stanford
A New Handle on dS and on Topology Change in String Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/17, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alexander Maloney
SLAC
A Stringy Cloak for a Classical Singularity[Aud][Cam]
2/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Roger Penrose
Oxford
On Twistor-String Theory[Aud][Cam]
2/25, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Horatiu Nastase
Brown
Black Hole Production, the Froissart Bound, the Soft Pomeron and the RHIC Fireball from AdS-CFT[Aud][Cam]
3/10, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Wati Taylor
MIT
Counting Flux Vacua with Special Properties[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/17, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Thomas Hertog
UCSB
Holographic Cosmology[Aud][Cam]
3/31, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Amir Kashani-Poor
SLAC
IIA Compactifications with FLUX[Aud][Cam]
4/04, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Hirosi Ooguri
Caltech
Topological Strings and Black Holes[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Larus Thorlacius
University of Iceland & Stanford
Quantum Aspects of Charged Black Holes[Aud][Cam]
4/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Henriette Elvang
UCSB
Black Rings in String Theory[Aud][Cam]
4/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Paul Aspinwall
Duke University
M-Theory of K3 x K3[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5/05, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ralf Hofmann
University of Heidelberg
SU(2)/SU(3) Yang-Mills Thermodynamics and Some Implications for Particle Physics and Cosmology[Aud][Cam]
5/12, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Juerg Kaeppeli
Max Planck Institut
Black Hole Entropy and Asymptotic Degeneracy of Dyonic N=4 String States[Aud][Cam]
5/19, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Henry Tye
Cornell
Wavefunction of the Universe[Aud][Cam]
5/26, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Douglas
Rutgers
Recent Results in Statistics of Vacua[Aud]
5/27, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Nima Arkani-Hamed
Harvard
Black Holes and Plasma Balls in Large N Gauge Theories[Aud][Cam]
6/02, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andreas Karch
University of Washington
Superjanus[Aud][Cam]
6/03, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Frans Pretorius
Caltech
On the Simulation of Binary Black Holes in General Relativity[Aud][Cam]
6/09, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Raphael Bousso
Berkeley
Cosmology, Event Horizons and the S-Matrix[Aud][Cam]

September 2003 - June 2004

11/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. James Sparks
Imperial College
G-Structures, Fluxes and Calibrations in M-Theory[Aud][Cam]
11/25, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Yang Hui He
University Pennsylvania
Modular Matrix Models[Aud][Cam]
12/05, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Stefan Hollands
University of Chicago
PCT and Renormalization Group in Curved Spacetime[Aud][Cam]
12/11, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Peter Bouwknegt
University of Adelaide
T-Duality and Topology Change[Aud][Cam]
12/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sean Carroll
University of Chicago
How Eternal Inflation Explains the Second Law of Thermodynamics[Aud][Cam]
12/16, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Nicolai Reshetikhin
Berkeley
Dimers: Recent Developments[Aud][Cam]
12/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Johannes Walcher
KITP
Non-Perturbative RR Potentials in the C-1 Matrix Model[Aud][Cam]
1/15, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Amer Iqbal
Harvard
Geometric Engineering and Elliptic Genera[Aud]
1/21, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Haack
KITP
Some Comments on KKLT[Aud][Cam]
1/22, 2:00 p.m. Dr. David Kosower
SPT CEA-Saclay
Peeking at all Orders in N=4 SUSY[Slides][Aud][Cam]
1/29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Leonardo Rastelli
Princeton
Open/Closed Duality in Topological Matrix Models[Aud][Cam]
2/05, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nathan Seiberg
IAS
Minimal String Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nick Warner
USC
SUSY Breaking by Fluxes and Dielectric Brane Distributions[Aud][Cam]
2/19, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Simon Ross
Durham
Quotients of AdS_{p+1} x S^q[Aud][Cam]
2/26, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Samir Mathur
Ohio State
Where are the States of a Black Hole?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/03, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Sergei Gukov
Harvard
Modern Superstring Phenomenology: Flux Compactifications and the Moduli Problem[Aud][Cam]
3/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. John McGreevy
Princeton
Supercritical Duals for Unstable Branes[Aud][Cam]
4/01, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Mohammad Sheikh-Jabbari
Stanford
Giant Hedge-Hogs and Spikes on Giant Gravitons[Aud][Cam]
4/08, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Brook Williams
UCSB
Nongeometric Heterotic String Theories[Aud][Cam]
4/15, 12:00 p.m. Dr. Katrin Becker
Utah
Fluxes Torsion and the Ground State of String Theory[Aud][Cam]
4/22, 3:30 p.m. Dr. Arkady Tseytlin
Ohio & Imperial
Spinning Strings, Spin Chains and AdS/CFT[Aud][Cam]
4/29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Chris Herzog
KITP
Chaos and KS[Aud][Cam]
5/06, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Stephen Hsu
University Oregon
Holography, Entropy and Extra Dimensions[Aud][Cam]
5/13, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Christos Kokorelis
INP, NCSR
The Standard Model from Intersecting D-Brane Models[Aud]
5/20, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Simeon Hellerman
IAS
An S-Duality Between Critical and Non-Critical String Theories[Aud][Cam]
5/27, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Mike Douglas
Rutgers
Constructing and Counting IIb String Vacua[Slides][Aud][Cam]
6/03, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Iosif Bena
UCLA
Three Charge Supertubes and Black Hole Hair[Aud][Cam]

September 2002 - June 2003

9/24, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Anastasia Volovich
KITP
Superstring Interactions in a Plane Wave Background[Aud][Cam]
10/01, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
KITP
Quantum Hall Effect on R4
10/03, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eliezer Rabinovici
Jerusalem
Big Bang, Big Crunch, and Beyond[Aud][Cam]
10/08, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Allan Adams
Stanford
Decapitating Tadpoles with a Non-Local String
10/10, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew Frey
UCSB
BPS Strings in 3-Forms[Aud][Cam]
10/15, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Joan Simon
Weizmann Institute
Null-Branes and Time Dependence in String Theory
10/17, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Kengo Maeda
UCSB
Colliding Kaluza-Klein Bubbles[Aud][Cam]
10/22, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Andreas Karch
Washington
TBA
10/24, 2:00 p.m. Dr. David Garfinkle
Oakland
Numerical Simulations of Singularities[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/29, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Christopher Herzog
KITP
The Hydrodynamics of M-Theory
10/30, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Oliver DeWolfe
KITP
Matrix Models, Topological Strings, and Supersymmetric Gauge Theory: An Introduction to the work of Dijkgraaf and Vafa
10/31, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jorge Pullin
Louisiana State
Consistent Discrete Quantum Gravity on the Lattice[Aud][Cam]
11/05, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Thomas Hertog
UCSB
The Origin of Inflation
11/07, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Schulz
Caltech
New SUSY String Compactifications from Twisted Tori[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/12, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Eanna Flanagan
Cornell
Quantum Inequalities in Curved Spacetime
11/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sanjaye Ramgoolam
Brown
Higher Dimensional Fuzzy Spheres and Hidden Geometries in Matrix Theories[Aud][Cam]
12/03, 12:30 p.m. Dr. David Berenstein
IAS
Quantum Moduli Spaces from Matrix Models
12/05, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Brook Williams
UCSB
Geometric Constructions of Nongeometric String Theories[Aud][Cam]
1/09, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Harvey Reall
Queen Mary College, London
Black Holes, Time Machines and Supersymmetry[Aud][Cam]
1/14, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Gutperle
UCLA & Stanford
TBA
1/21, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Radu Roiban
UCSB
Matrix Models with Flavor
1/23, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Christian Romelsberger
USC
Unoriented Strings, Loop Equations, and N=1 Superpotentials from Matrix Models[Aud][Cam]
2/06, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nadav Drukker
Weizmann
Different Actions for the Vacuum of String Field Theory[Aud][Cam]
2/11, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Nikita Nekrasov
KITP & IHES
Small Instantons, Little Strings, and 1/N
2/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jaume Gomis
Caltech
Gauge Theory Description of String Interactions in a PP-Wave[Aud][Cam]
2/18, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Hong Liu
Rutgers
Closed String Creation from Rolling Tachyon
2/20, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Tohru Eguchi
Tokyo
Supercoset CFT's for String Theories on Non-Compact Special Holonomy Manifolds[Aud][Cam]
2/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Kristin Schleich
(UBC)
Dr. Don Witt
(UBC)
Topological Censorship[Aud][Cam]
2/27, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Edna Cheung
Caltech
Strings in Gravimagnetic Fields
3/04, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Gary Horowitz
UCSB
Supersymmetric Compactifications Can be Unstable
3/06, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Anton Kapustin
Caltech
D-Branes in Landau-Ginzburg Models[Aud]
3/11, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Hirosi Ooguri
Caltech
The C-Deformation and Non-Planar Diagrams in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories
3/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Mina Aganagic
Harvard
Matrix Models, Mirror Symmetry, and Chern-Simons Theory[Aud][Cam]
4/17, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andreas Brandhuber
Caltech
Chiral Rings and Superpotentials[Aud][Cam]
5/01, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eric Braaten
Ohio
An Infrared Renormalization Group Limit Cycle in QCD[Aud][Cam]
5/08, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Mark van Raamsdonk
UBC & Stanford
Stringy Thermodynamics in Weakly Coupled Yang-Mills Theory[Aud][Cam]
5/15, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Gautam Mandal
Tata Institute
String Theory on AdS 5xS5 at Small Radius[Aud][Cam]
5/22, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrei Starinets
Washington
Finite-Temperature AdS/CFT[Aud][Cam]
5/29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Brian Wecht
UCSD
The Exact Superconformal R-symmetry Maximizes a[Aud][Cam]
6/12, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Cumrun Vafa
Harvard and Caltech
TBA[Aud][Cam]

September 2001 - June 2002

9/25, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Alex Buchel
ITP
Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--I[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alex Buchel
ITP
Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--II[Slides]
10/02, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
ITP
Hard Scattering in Gauge/Gravity Duality[Aud][Cam]
10/04, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Richard Corrado
CIT-USC
An N=2 Supersymmetric Membrane Flow
10/09, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Iosif Bena
UC Santa Barbara
The Polarization of F1 Strings into D2 Branes: Aut Caesar aut Nihil[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Yutaka Matsuo
Tokyo
Noncommutative Soliton in Open String Field Theory
10/16, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Radu Roiban
UC Santa Barbara
Graded Topological D-Branes and Graded Chern-Simons Theories[Aud][Cam]
10/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Mukund Rangamani
Princeton
Hot Little Strings: A Supergravity Perspective
10/23, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Johannes Walcher
ITP
CFT and G2 Holonomy[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Christian Roemelsberger
CIT-USC
Intersection Numbers, Tadpoles and Anomalies
10/30, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Justin David
UC Santa Barbara
Fermions in Bosonic String Theories[Aud][Cam]
11/01, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jaume Gomis
Caltech
String Duals for Wrapped Branes
11/06, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Neil Turok
Cambridge
From Big Crunch to Big Bang[Aud][Cam]
11/08, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Gutperle
Harvard
Fluxbranes in String Theory
11/13, 12:30 p.m. Bo Feng
MIT
Toric Duality and Seiberg Duality[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/15, 2:00 p.m. Anastasia Volovich
Harvard
Noncommutative Solitons on Kahler Manifolds
11/20, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Oliver DeWolfe
ITP
Holography and Defect Conformal Field Theories[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/27, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Ajit Srivastava
Institute for Physics, Bhubaneswar and UCSB
Measuring Cosmic Defect Correlations in Liquid Crystals[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 2:00 p.m. Dr. John McGreevy
Stanford
Linear Sigma Models for Open Strings
12/04, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Justin Khoury
Princeton
The Ekpyrotic Universe[Slides][Aud]
12/06, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Kirill Krasnov
UCSB
Lambda < 0 Quantum Gravity in 2+1 Dimensions (as a string theory)
12/11, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Raphael Bousso
ITP
Conformal Vacua and Entropy of de Sitter Space[Aud][Cam]
12/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Frederik Denef
Columbia
Quantum Quivers and Hole Halos
2/04, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Christopher Herzog
Princeton
The Conifold and Beyond[Aud]
2/07, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Kengo Maeda
UC Santa Barbara
Inhomogeneous Near-extremal Black Branes
2/12, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Roberto Emparan
CERN
The End of Black Hole Uniqueness[Aud][Cam]
2/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Albion Lawrence
SLAC
Signatures of Short Distance Physics in the Cosmic Microwave Background[Slides][Aud][Cam]
2/19, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Andrew Frey
UC Santa Barbara, Physics
Physics of N=3 Warped Compactifications[Aud][Cam]
2/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. David Lowe
Brown University
Black Hole Entropy and Spacetime from Matrix Quantum Mechanics[Aud][Cam]
3/05, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Horatiu Nastase
IAS
Strings and Matrices in Flat Space and pp Waves from Supersymmetric Gauge Theories[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/07, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eliezer Rabinovici
Jerusalem
TBA[Aud][Cam]
3/12, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Mark van Raamsdonk
Stanford
Open Dielectric Branes[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Lenny Susskind
Stanford
TBA[Aud][Cam]
3/19, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Andrei Mikhailov
ITP
Notes on Higher Spin Symmetries[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3/21, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Simeon Hellerman
Stanford
The Undiscover'd Country: String Theories without Geometry[Aud][Cam]
4/02, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Barak Kol
IAS
On Exactly Marginal Deformations of 4d N=4 and AdS5 * S5[Aud][Cam]
4/04, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alex Maloney
Harvard
Aspects of Quantum Gravity in de Sitter Space[Aud][Cam]
4/09, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Joerg Teschner
Freie Universitat Berlin
Branes in the Euclidean AdS_3[Slides][Aud]
4/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Petr Horava
Berkeley
Ekpyrosis by Remote Control in Heterotic M-Theory
4/16, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Gary Horowitz
UC Santa Barbara
Time Dependent Backgrounds for String Theory[Aud][Cam]
4/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Per Berglund
CIT-USC
Matter from G2 Manifolds[Aud][Cam]
4/23, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Mariana Grana
UC Santa Barbara
D3-Action in a Supergravity Background: The Fermionic Story[Aud][Cam]
4/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Raphael Bousso
ITP
Holographic Domains of Anti-de Sitter Space[Aud][Cam]
4/30, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Misha Vasiliev
Lebedev Physical Institute
Higher Spin Gauge Theories and Symplectic Symmetries[Aud][Cam]
5/01, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nathan Seiberg
IAS
Strings in a Time Dependent Orbifold[Aud][Cam]
5/07, 12:30 p.m. Dr. George Savvidy
National Research Center Demokritos, Athens
Conformal Invariant Strings with Extrinsic Curvature Action[Aud]
5/09, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Emil Mottola
ITP & Los Alamos
Gravitational Condensate Stars: An Alternative to Black Holes[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5/14, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Mark Srednicki
UCSB
On the Observability of Information Radiated from a Black Hole[Aud][Cam]
5/16, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Leonardo Rastelli
Princeton University
The Projector Equation in Open String Field Theory[Aud][Cam]
5/21, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
UC Santa Barbara
Deep Inelastic Scattering and the Growth of Strings[Aud][Cam]
5/23, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Dam Son
ITP & Washington
From AdS/CFT Correspondence to Hydrodynamics[Aud][Cam]
6/26, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Dan Freedman
MIT
PP-String Interactions from Perturbative Gauge Theory[Aud][Cam]
6/27, 2:00 p.m. Dr. James Liu
Michigan
Massive gravity and the AdS/AdS Braneworld[Aud][Cam]

August 2000 - June 2001

8/31, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eduardo Fradkin
ITP & University Illinois
Urbana Quantum Hall Physics for String Theorists[Slides][Aud]
9/12, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
ITP
Supergravity Duals for N=1 Gauge Theories[Aud]
9/19, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Justin David
UCSB
Tachyon Condensation in the DO/D4-System[Aud]
9/21, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Neil Turok
Cambridge University
Cosmological Instantons[Aud]
9/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Shinji Hirano
ITP
Giant Gravitons in AdS and their Field Theory Dual
9/26, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Veronika Hubeny
UCSB
CFT Description of Small Objects in AdS[Aud]
9/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nikita Nekrasov
Princeton
Stable and Unstable Solitons of Noncommutative Yang-Mills Theory
10/3, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Kirill Krasnov
University California, Santa Barbara
3D AdS Gravity and Liouville Theory
10/5, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Hiroshi Ooguri
Caltech
Non-Relativistic Closed String Theory
10/10, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Soo-Jong Rey
SNU
Open Wilson Line, S-Duality and UV-IR Holography in Noncommutative Gauge Theory
10/12, 2:00 p.m. Dr. John Baez
University of California, Riverside
n-Categorical Physics
10/17, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Sebastian de Haro
Utrecht
Reconstructing the Bulk in AdS/CFT Correspondence and High-Energy Scattering[Aud]
10/19, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Per Kraus
University Chicago
Tachyon Condensation in Noncommutative Gauge Theory
10/24, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Raphael Bousso
ITP
Positive Vacuum Energy and the N-bound[Slides][Aud]
10/26, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ann Nelson
University of Washington
The 28 Parameters of the Standard Model and the 152 Parameters of the MSSM:Windows to the Planck Scale?
10/31, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Koji Hashimoto
ITP & Kyoto University
Nonlinear Monopoles[Aud]
11/07, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Steve Giddings
UCSB
Effective Theories and Black Hole Production in Warped Compactifications[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/14, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Oliver DeWolfe
ITP
Anatomy of Two Holographic Renormalization Group Flows[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11/16, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Steven Carlip
University of California, San Diego
Boundary Conditions and Black Hole Entropy in Two Dimensions
11/20, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sergey Gukov
Caltech & Princeton
Warped Compactifications on Calabi-Yau Four-Folds[Aud]
11/22, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jaydeep Majumder
Mehta Research Institute
Marginal Deformation and Creation of Codimension >2 Solitons on Brane-Antibrane Pair[Aud]
11/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrei Mikhailov
ITP
Giant Gravitons from Holomorphic Surfaces[Aud]
11/30, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sergey Cherkis
University of California, Los Angeles
Periodic Monopoles in String Theory
12/5, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Nadav Drukker
USC
Conformal Anomaly of Wilson Loops, or What is the Difference between a Circle and a Line?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12/7, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alex Buchel
ITP
Finite Temperature Resolution of the Klebanov-Tseytlin Singularity
12/12, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Andreas Brandhuber
CERN
Correlators in the Coulomb Branch of N=4 SYM[Aud][Cam]
12/14, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Emanuel Diaconescu
IAS, Princeton
Topological Aspects of M Theory

August 1999 - June 2000

9/30, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Malcom Perry
Cambridge University
The M-theory 9-brane
1/18, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Herman Verlinde
Princeton
Holography, RG, and Gravity
1/20, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Ashok Sen
Tata Institute
World Volume Action for Non-BPS branes
1/28, 12:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Douglas
Rutgers
D-branes on a Noncompact Calabi-Yau[Aud]
2/15, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Nadav Drukker
ITP
Green-Schwarz String in AdS5 x S5: Semiclassical Partition Function[Slides]
2/24, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Petr Horava
Caltech
End-of-the-World Annihilation in M-Theory and String Theory
2/29, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Jan de Boer
University of Utrecht
TBA
3/2, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Steve Gubser
Princeton
Curvature Singularities: The Good, the Bad, and the Naked
3/7, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Veronika Hubeny
UCSB
Quasinormal Modes of AdS Black Holes and the Approach to Thermal Equilibrium
3/9, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eva Silverstein
Stanford
TBA
3/14, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Daniel Holz
ITP
Probing Dark Matter from Lensing of High-Redshift Supernovae[Slides]
4/4, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Yuri Shirman
Princeton
Localizing Gravity on Smooth Branes[Aud]
4/6, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Shiraz Minwalla
Harvard
TBA
4/11, 12:45 p.m. Dr. Aki Hashimoto
ITP
The Really Interesting Aspects of Non-Commutative Geometry[Slides]
4/13, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Willy Fischler
University Texas, Austin
The Interplay of Theta and T
4/20, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Rajesh Gopakumar
Harvard
Non-Commutative Solitons
4/27, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Vipul Periwal
Princeton Univ
Schwinger-Dyson, Wheeler-DeWitt, Yang-Baxter, et al.[Slides]
5/16, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Gary Horowitz
UCSB
Self Tuning in an Outgoing Brane Wave Model[Slides][Aud]
5/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Washington Taylor
MIT
Getting to the Bottom of the Open Bosonic String Tachyon
5/23, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Nissan Itzhaki
UCSB
Sphalerons, Merons and Unstable Branes in AdS[Aud]
5/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Igor Klebanov
Princeton
TBA
6/8, 2:00 p.m. Dr. David Gross
ITP
TBA

August 1998 - June 1999

9/24 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew Chamblin
Cambridge University
The NUTs and Bolts of AdS Holography
9/29 12:15 p.m. Dr. Amanda Peet
ITP
IR/UV in AdS/CFT
10/1 2:00 p.m. Dr. Gary Horowitz
UCSB
Using Gauge Theories to Describe Black Holes
10/6 12:30 p.m. Dr. Patrick Brady
ITP, UCSB
Ripples in Spacetime: Gravitational Wave Astronomy and What It Might Tell Us
10/13 12:30 p.m. Dr. Veronika Hubeny
UCSB
Overcharging a Black Hole and Cosmic Censorship
10/15 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jan De Boer
LBL
Supergravity and Strings on AdS_3
10/20 2:00 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
ITP, UCSB
Matrix Theory and Maldacena Conjecture
10/22 2:00 p.m. Dr. Oren Bergman
Harvard
String Junctions: Review and Applications
10/27 12:30 p.m. Dr. Per Berglund
ITP, UCSB
Heterotic/F-Theory Duality
10/29 2:00 p.m. Dr. Raphael Bousso
Stanford
The Proliferation of de Sitter Space
11/3 12:30 p.m. Dr. Vipul Periwal
Princeton
Collective Coordinates from a First-Quantized Perspective
11/5 2:00 p.m. Dr. Tony Gherghetta
Univ of Michigan
Lowering the GUT Scale with Extra Dimensions
11/10 12:30 p.m. Dr. Albion Lawrence
Harvard
Lyman Lab
Holography and Local Probes
11/12 2:00 p.m. Dr. Gary Shiu
Cornell
Low Scale Superstrings
11/17 12:30 p.m. Dr. Tristan Hubsch
ITP & Howard U
Warning: a (2,2)-Supersymmetric Epidemic![Slides]
11/19 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ram Brustein
CERN
Models of String Cosmology
11/24 12:30 p.m. Dr. Nissan Itzhaki
UCSB
Dilatonic D-branes and Field Theory
12/1 12:30 p.m. Dr. Simon Ross
UCSB
AdS/CFT: Phase Transitions in the Microcanonical Ensemble
12/3 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eric D'Hoker
UCLA
Correlation Functions in the AdS/CFT Correspondence
2/16 12:00 Noon Dr. Matthew Strassler
Inst for Advanced Study
Reflections on Mirror Symmetry: New Results in Super QED-3
2/18 2:00 p.m. Dr. Lisa Randall
MIT & Princeton
Supersymmetry Breaking and Extra Dimensions
2/22 2:00 p.m. Dr. Washington Taylor IV
MIT
Interactions, Supercurrents and Backgrounds in Matrix Theory
3/10 3:30 p.m. Dr. Andrew Strominger
Harvard
Holography and Coset Spaces
3/11 2:00 p.m. Dr. Alexander Kusenko
UCLA
SUSY, Q-balls: Theory and Cosmology
3/15 2:00 p.m. Dr. Clifford Johnson
University of Kentucky
Catastrophic Holography[Aud]
3/18 2:00 p.m. Dr. Steven Gubser
ITP & Harvard
Renormalization group flows in AdS/CFT
3/22 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nikita Nekrassov
ITP & Harvard
A Few Problems in Gauge Theory/Gravity Correspondence
3/25 2:00 p.m. Dr. Steve Giddings
UCSB
The Boundary S-matrix and the AdS/CFT Dictionary
4/1 2:00 p.m. Dr. Finn Larsen
ITP & Fermi Institute
The Spacetime Conformal Field Theory of Black Holes
4/8 2:00 p.m. Dr. Joseph Minahan
IAS
Asymptotic Freedom and Confinement from Type O String Theory[Slides]
4/12 2:00 p.m. Dr. Oliver deWolfe
& MIT
Symmetries of (p,q) 7-branes and Field Theories in Four and Five Dimensions
4/15 2:00 p.m. Dr. Shinji Hirano
ITP, UCSB
Tachyon Condensation and Graviton Production in Matrix Theory[Slides]
4/22 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nadav Drukker
ITP, UCSB
Wilson Loops and Minimal Surfaces[Slides][Aud]
4/29 2:00 p.m. Dr. Amanda Peet
ITP, UCSB
When Can Brane Intersectins be Localized? Some Supergravity No-hair Results and Their Field Theory Duals
5/6 2:00 p.m. Dr. Nikita Nekrassov
ITP & Harvard
Singularities, RG Flows and Mirror Symmetry[Slides]
5/10 2:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Mayr
CERN
Nonperturbative N=1 Strings from Geometric Singularities[Slides]
5/13 2:00 p.m. Dr. Bernard De Wit
ITP & ITP
Univ. of Utrecht
Deviations from the Area Law and N=2 Supersymmetric Black Holes[Slides]
5/24 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew Chamblin
Cambridge Univ
Search for a Realistic M-theory Cosmology[Slides][Aud]
6/3 2:00 p.m. Dr. Per Berglund
UCSB, ITP
The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Spectrum Generating Algebras
6/10 2:00 p.m. Dr. Arkady Tseytlin
Imperial College
Supersymmetric F^4 Operator and AdS/CFT Correspondence[Slides]
6/28 2:00 p.m. Dr. Raphael Bousso
Stanford
The Holographic Principle for General Space-times[Slides][Aud]

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