## 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 |
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 | ||

Mar 28 | Victor Baules (UA)
Modi Ke |
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) |
KdV ETH in 2d CFT at finite c |

Apr 11 | – | No seminar |

Apr 18 | Durdana Ilyas (UA) |
Quasinormal modes for time-dependent black holes |

Apr 25 | Prof. Dr. Brian Swingle (Brandeis) |
Cosmology from random entanglement |

Apr 26, at 14:00!
joint seminar with CMS journal club |
Dr. Ruchi Chudasama (UA) |
Search for axion-like particles in pp and PbPb collisions at the LHC |

### Previous HEP Theory Seminars

Semester | Topic | |
---|---|---|

Fall 2023
Spring 2023 |
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 | |

Fall 2020
Spring 2020 |
Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts, Recordings | |

Fall 2019
Spring 2019 |
Seminar Schedule, Notes, Abstracts | |

Fall 2018
Spring 2018 |
Anomalies in Quantum Field Theory | |

Fall 2017
Spring 2017 |
Supersymmetry | |

Fall 2016 | Limitations of quantum field theory | |