High Energy Theory Seminar – Spring 2021

Overview – Spring 2021

In selected weeks, we will have formal seminar talks by external speakers. All other talks in the HEP seminar are held by students for students. Clearly, faculty members will also participate. The format is informal. The talks are 45 minutes long, plus 15 minutes of discussion time.

Location: Zoom Link upon request / distributed internally
Time: 4:30 p.m. (16:30 Central Standard Time)


Date Speaker Topic
Jan 15 No seminar.  –
Jan 22 Everyone. Organizational meeting.
Jan 29 Markus Garbiso(UA) When are volume and spinors possible? – Slides
Feb05 Marco Knipfer (UA)
Series Expansion around Instanton Saddle Points, Stokes Phenomenon and Resurgence – Slides
Feb 12 No seminar.
Feb 19 No seminar.  –
Feb 26 Prof. Dr. Matthias Kaminski (UA) Chiral hydrodynamics of plasma in strong magnetic fields – Slides
Mar 05 Victor Baules (UA) A look at Planckian Interacting Massive Particles as Dark Matter – AbstractNotes
Mar 12 Chuang Xu (UA) T-duality and Double Field Theory – AbstractNotes
Mar 19 Dr. Enrico Speranza (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) New developments of spin hydrodynamics – AbstractSlidesVideo
Mar 26 Prof. Dr. Sašo Grozdanov (Massachusetts Institute of Technology / University of Ljubljana) Bounds on transport from univalence and pole-skipping – AbstractVideo
Apr 02 Rachalis Maharucksit (UA)
Introduction to Field Space – A Geometric Description of QFT – AbstractNotes
Apr 16 Taoli Liu (UA)  TBD
Apr 23 Prof. Dr. Robert Myers (Director, Perimeter Institute, Canada) Quantum Extremal Islands Made Easy – AbstractVideo

Previous HEP Theory Seminars

Semester Topic
Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts, Recordings
Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts, Recordings

Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts

Conformal Field Theory

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory

Quantum field theory in curved spacetime

Fall 2017

Spring 2017


Synergy – different views on the same topic

Fall 2016 Limitations of quantum field theory