2017 - 2018 HEP Seminar Schedule

DateEvent TypeSpeakerTitle
09/06/2017HEP SeminarEnnio SalvioniCharged Composite Scalar Dark Matter [ + Description ]
09/08/2017HEP SeminarRam BrusteinWhat’s inside a BH? Probing the interior of black holes with gravity waves [ + Description ]
09/13/2017HEP SeminarAdam SolomonEffective field theories and modified gravity or: How I learned to stop worrying and love higher-derivative Lagrangians [ + Description ]
09/20/2017HEP SeminarGiovanni VilladoroThe Power of Series [ + Description ]
09/27/2017HEP SeminarSavdeep SethiSupersymmetry Breaking by Fluxes [ + Description ]
10/04/2017HEP SeminarPatrick FoxCosmology in Mirror Twin Higgs and Neutrinos [ + Description ]
10/11/2017HEP SeminarTomer VolanskyRelaxed Inflation [ + Description ]
10/18/2017HEP SeminarCora DvorkinDiscovering New Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Cosmological Data Sets [ + Description ]
10/25/2017HEP SeminarDavid CurtinBSM Opportunities at ep Colliders [ + Description ]
11/01/2017HEP SeminarTom BanksDo Conformal Field Theory Correlators Compute the Non-perturbative Minkowski S Matrix? [ + Description ]
11/08/2017HEP SeminarTongyan LinConstraining a Thin Dark Matter Disk with Gaia [ + Description ]
11/15/2017HEP SeminarJared KaplanExact Bulk Operators and the Fate of Locality [ + Description ]
11/22/2017HEP SeminarAlexander ZhiboedovConformal Bootstrap At Large Charge [ + Description ]
11/29/2017HEP SeminarMichael R. DouglasComputational complexity of cosmology in string theory [ + Description ]
12/06/2017HEP SeminarSebastian FrancoGoing Beyond Duality Using Branes [ + Description ]
12/13/2017HEP SeminarErich PoppitzConfinement and strings in circle-compactified gauge theories: 'same and different' [ -- Description ]

Description: I will begin by describing how compactifying certain 4d gauge theories on a circle allows one to divorce “nonperturbative” from “strong coupling,” thus permitting a controlled analytic study of difficult questions, such as the generation of Yang-Mills mass gap, confinement, and chiral symmetry breaking. I will argue that even though confinement in this regime is abelian, due to the unbroken center symmetry, many of its features come closer to those of 4d theories, compared to other calculable theories with confinement (Seiberg-Witten theory). I will focus, in a non-technical way and largely using pictures, on the properties of confining strings and will show how they illustrate a variety of nontrivial phenomena in a transparent way. I will end by discussing the nature and puzzles surrounding a peculiar large-N limit. (2:00 PM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
01/24/2018HEP SeminarThomas BachlechnerTunneling in Semi-Classical Gravity [ + Description ]
01/31/2018HEP SeminarMarcus SpradlinTBA [ + Description ]
02/01/2018HEP SeminarTanguy PierogLHC and Cosmic Rays : the Chicken or the Egg ? [ + Description ]
02/07/2018HEP SeminarSurjeet RajendranTBA [ + Description ]
02/14/2018HEP SeminarClay CordovaTBA [ + Description ]
02/21/2018HEP SeminarXi YinTBA [ + Description ]
02/28/2018HEP SeminarNima Arkani-HamedMarble Statues in the Forest Beyond Quantum Mechanics and Spacetime [ + Description ]
03/07/2018HEP SeminarAnastasia VolovichTBA [ + Description ]
05/09/2018HEP SeminarMatthew LippertTBA [ + Description ]