High Energy Theory Seminar – Fall 2020
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: 2:00 p.m. (14:00 Central Time)
Schedule
Date  Speaker  Topic 

Aug 21  Everyone.  Organizational Meeting 
Aug 28  No seminar. 
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Sep 04  No seminar.  – 
Sep 11  Casey Cartwright (UA)  Holographic Renormalization – Notes 
Sep 18  Markus Garbiso (UA) 
Symmetries & Spinning Fluids – Notes

Sep 25  No seminar. 
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Oct 02  Karl Landsteiner (IFT Madrid, Spain) 
PT quantum mechanics and holography – Slides – Video 
Oct 09  No seminar.  – 
Oct 16  Victor Baules (UA) 
An effective f(R) gravity model describing inflation, dark energy, and axion dark matter – Notes 
Oct 23  Rachalis Maharucksit (UA)  General solution to the U(1) and U(1) x U(1) anomaly equations – Notes 
Oct 30  Chuang Xu (UA)  An Introduction To IKKT Matrix Model – Notes 
Nov 06  Gerald Dunne (University of Connecticut) 
Decoding the Path Integral: Resurgent Asymptotics and Extreme QFT – Abstract – Slides 
Nov 13  Yann Mambrini (CNRS/Saclay Paris, France) 
Hot Universe and Dark Matter – Abstract – Slides 
Nov 20  Taoli Liu (UA)  Spinor and Twistor Basics – Slides 
Nov 27  No seminar.  Thanksgiving 
Dec 04  Tadashi Takayanagi (Kyoto, Japan) 
Pathintegral Optimization as AdS/Tensor Network – Slides – Video 
Dec 11  Everyone  Discussion (review of Fall 2020 / planning Spring 2021) 
Dec 18  No seminar.  – 
Previous HEP Theory Seminars
Semester  Topic  

Fall 2020
Spring 2020 
In progress.  
Fall 2019
Spring 2019 
Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts  
Fall 2018
Spring 2018 
Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory  
Fall 2017
Spring 2017 
Supersymmetry  
Fall 2016  Limitations of quantum field theory  