High Energy Theory Seminar – Spring 2019

Semester Topic: Conformal Field Theory

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 a generous amount of discussion time.

Location: 338 Gallalee Hall
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Some references:

Joshua Qualls’ lecture notes


DiFrancesco/Mathieu/Senechal – Conformal Field Theory



Date Speaker Topic
Jan 18 Jorge Fernandes Pendas (IFT UAM/CSIC Madrid) Anomalous transport out of equilibrium – Abstract
Jan 25 Markus Garbiso (UA)  Introduction and Motivation
Feb 01 Rachalis  Maharucksit (UA)
CFT in more than 2 dimensions
Feb 08 Chuang Xu (UA)
CFT in 2 dimensions
Feb 15 Casey Cartwright (UA) CFT in 2 dimensions – continued – Notes
Feb 22 Taoli Liu (UA) CFT on the Torus – Notes
Mar 01 Masato Arai (Yamagata University)
Vacua and walls of mass-deformed Kähler nonlinear sigma models Sp(N)/U(N) – Abstract
Mar 08 Victor Baules (UA) Simple Examples of CFTs
Mar 15  — Spring Break
Mar 22 Roshan Koirala (UA) Conformal Bootstrap
Mar 29 Desmond Villalba (UA) Conformal Bootstrap & Applications
Apr 05 Richard Eager (IPMU Tokyo) Hidden exceptional symmetry in the pure spinor superstring (Honors Day)
Apr 12 No seminar.
Apr 19 Prof. Dr. Shinsuke Kawai (Sungkyunkwan U., Korea) Dynamical systems in Gauss-Bonnet gravity
Apr 26 Everyone Discussion: Evaluation of this term / Plan for next term

Previous HEP Theory Seminars

Semester Topic
Fall 2018 Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory
Spring 2018 Quantum field theory in curved spacetime
Fall 2017 Supersymmetry
Spring 2017 Synergy – different views on the same topic
Fall 2016 Limitations of quantum field theory