Semester Topic Fall 2018: Anomalies in Quantum 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: 

TBA

Schedule

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 31 Casey Cartwright (UA) Introduction I – A historical introduction and a brief example of anomalous current
Sep 07 Casey Cartwright (UA) Introduction II -Spectral flow and it’s connection to index theorems
Sep 14 Desmond Villalba (UA) Fujikawa’s Path Integral Method I
Sep 21 Desmond Villalba (UA) Fujikawa’s Path Integral Method II
Sep 28 Taoli Liu (UA) The Triangle Diagram & Phenomenology I
Oct 05 Taoli Liu (UA) The Triangle Diagram & Phenomenology II
Oct 12 Roshan Koirala (UA) Anomalies & Holography I
Oct 19 Roshan Koirala (UA) Anomalies & Holography II
Oct 26 ¬†— Fall Break
Nov 02 Markus Garbiso (UA) The 4-3-2 Ladder: Equivalent Anomalies from 4, 3, and 2 Dimensional Theories I
Nov 09 Markus Garbiso (UA) The 4-3-2 Ladder: Equivalent Anomalies from 4, 3, and 2 Dimensional Theories II
Nov 16 Chuang Xu (UA) Gravitational anomalies I
Nov 23 Thanksgiving
Nov 30 Chuang Xu (UA) Gravitational anomalies II
Note special date/time:

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 from 5:00-6:00pm

Dr. Matteo Baggioli (IFT Madrid) Low energy challenges for high energy physicists:
the vibrational modes of matter
Dec 07 Everybody Weihnachtsfeier – discussion, season’s cookies, hot beverages

Previous HEP Theory Seminars

Semester Topic
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
Spring 2016 Introduction to string theory