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Southampton String Theory seminars: 2016-2017

Seminars take place on Wednesdays 13:00-14:00 in 54/10037(10B), unless otherwise noted.

5 October 2016:Carlos Mafra (Southampton)

Computing iterated integrals using recursive field-theory methods

12 October 2016: Cindy Keeler (Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark) [TIME CHANGE: 13:45]

One-loop effective potentials via quasinormal modes

19 October 2016: Lata Kh. Joshi (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)

Time-dependent holographic spectral function

26 October 2016: No seminar

2 November 2015: Sebastian Fischetti (Imperial)

An energy bound on renormalized entanglement entropy

4 November 2015: Joao Caetano (LPT ENS, France) [DAY/LOCATION CHANGE: Fri in TBD]


9 November 2016: Marjorie Schillo (KU Leuven, Belgium)

A new top-down model of inflation

16 November 2016: Neil Lambert (King's College London)

M-branes and the (2,0) superalgebra

23 November 2016: Miguel Tierz (Lisboa, Portugal)

Quantum phase transition in many-flavor supersymmetric QED in three dimensions

30 November 2016: Miguel Paulos (CERN, Switzerland)

The revenge of the S-matrix

7 December 2016: Alex Arvanitakis (Cambridge)

Twistor variables for Anti-de Sitter (super)particles, strings and branes

14 December 2016: Oliver Schlotterer (Albert Einstein Institute Potsdam-Golm, Germany)

Loop-level KLT, BCJ and EYM amplitude relations

Christmas Break

11 January 2017: Erik Panzer (Oxford) [CANCELLED/POSTPONED]

Exam Period

1 February 2017: Geoffrey Compere (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

The E7 black hole entropy

8 February 2017: Benjamin Basso (LPT ENS, France)

Hexagons and three-point functions

15 February 2017: Ricardo Schiappa (CERN, Switzerland and Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal)

Resurgence in large N gauge and string theory

22 February 2017: No seminar

1 March 2017: Ioannis Papadimitriou (SISSA, Italy)

Supercurrent anomalies from holographic renormalization of N=2 gauged supergravity

8 March 2017: Stephan Stieberger (Max Planck Institute for Physics, Germany)

New amplitude relations in field and string theory

15 March 2017: Jose Edelstein (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain) [TIME CHANGE: 15:30]

Causality constraints in gravitational theories

22 March 2017: James Sparks (Oxford)

Supersymmetric holography, and exact results in AdS/CFT from localization

Easter Break

27 April 2017: Nathan Berkovits (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil) [DAY/TIME/LOCATION CHANGE: Thu 2:30pm in 54/7033(7C)]

Relating the RNS and pure spinor formalisms of the superstring

3 May 2017: Alessandra Gnecchi (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Aspects of black holes and holography in gauged supergravity

9 May 2017: Richard Davison (Oxford) [DAY CHANGE: Tue]

Diffusion and chaos in holographic systems at non-zero density

17 May 2017: Prem Kumar (Swansea)

Higher spins, entanglement and time dependence in CFT_2/AdS_3


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