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)


Date Speaker Topic
Aug 21 Everyone. Organizational Meeting
Aug 28 No seminar.
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.
Oct 02 Karl Landsteiner (IFT Madrid, Spain)
PT quantum mechanics and holography – SlidesVideo
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 – AbstractSlides
Nov 20 Taoli Liu (UA) Spinor and Twistor Basics – Slides
Nov 27 No seminar. Thanksgiving
Dec 04 Tadashi Takayanagi (Kyoto, Japan)
Path-integral Optimization as AdS/Tensor Network – SlidesVideo
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.

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