Theoretical Physics Seminar

Schedule – Spring 2024

In selected weeks, we will have formal seminar talks by external speakers. All other talks in the theory seminar are held by students for students. Clearly, faculty members will also participate. The format is informal. The talks are 30 minutes long, two talks per session (one by a HEP student, the other by a CMT student), plus 15 minutes of discussion time.

Location: GL328
Time: Thursdays at 17:00 (Central Time)

Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 25 Everyone Organizational meeting
Feb 1  –  No seminar
Feb 8  –  No seminar
Feb 15  –  No seminar
Feb 22 Puja Das (UA)

Jun Zhang (UA)

Cosmic Strings

Tensor networks

Feb 29 Zahidul Jitu (UA) Applications of the nonlinear sigma model
Mar 7 March Meeting No seminar
Mar 14 Spring Break No seminar
Mar 21 Durdana Ilyas (UA) Quasinormal modes for time-dependent black holes
Mar 28 Victor Baules (UA)

Modi Ke (UA)

First order phase transitions and gravitational waves

Thermalization and statistical mechanics of the Floquet open system

Apr 4 Prof. Dr. Anatoly Dymarsky (University of Kentucky) TBA
Apr 11
Apr 18
Apr 25 Prof. Dr. Brian Swingle (Brandeis) TBA

Previous HEP Theory Seminars

Semester Topic
Fall 2023

Spring 2023

Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts, Recordings

Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts, Recordings

Fall 2022

Spring 2022

Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts, Recordings Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts, Recordings
Fall 2021

Spring 2021

Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts, Recordings

Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts

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

Supersymmetry

Synergy – different views on the same topic

Fall 2016 Limitations of quantum field theory