High Energy Theory Seminar – Fall 2021

Overview – Fall 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: 12:00 noon (Central Standard Time)


Date Speaker Topic
Aug 20 No seminar.  –
Aug 27 Everyone. Organizational meeting.
Sep 03 No seminar.
Sep 10 No seminar.
Sep 17 Prof. Marcos Mariño (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Resurgence and renormalons in quantum field theory
Sep 24 Casey Cartwright (UA) A brief introduction to random matrix theory – NotesMathematica Notebook
Oct 01 Rachalis Maharucksit (UA) Standard Model Particles from Complex Octonions – Notes
Oct 08 Victor Baules (UA)

A brief introduction to differential forms and application to Riemannian geometry – Notes

Oct 15 Chuang Xu (UA) JT dilaton gravity and its holographic dual – Notes
Oct 22 Marco Knipfer (UA) Hydrodynamic Attractors in Holographic Bjorken Flow and Resurgence – Slides
Oct 29 Fall break.
Nov 05 Puja Das (UA)
The Hierarchy Problem and New Dimensions at a Millimeter – Notes
Nov 12 Dr. Benjamin Withers (University of Southampton, UK) The large-order hydrodynamic series: quasinormal modes and singulants




Nov 19 Dr. Giovanni Villadoro (ICTP, Italy) Axion Dark Matter



Nov 26 Thanksgiving.
Dec 03 Taoli Liu (UA) Introduction to Randall-Sundrum Braneworld Cosmology – Notes

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