## Semester Topic: Synergy – different views on the same topic

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.

### Schedule

Date | Speaker | Topic |
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Jan 20 | Casey Cartwright (UA) | Symmetry Breaking – Fiber bundles and Higgs physics |

Jan 27 | Digesh Raut (UA) | Symmetry Breaking – Inflection-point Higgs Inflation |

Feb 3 | Andrea Chaney (UA) | Symmetry Breaking – The Noncommutative Standard Model of Connes |

Feb 10 | Desmond Villalba (UA) | Symmetry Breaking – Condensed Matter Physics |

Feb 17 | Prof. Dr. Sanjoy Sarker (UA) | Symmetry Breaking – Broken symmetries and condensed matter – part 1 |

Feb 24 | Prof. Dr. Sanjoy Sarker (UA) | Symmetry Breaking – Broken symmetries and condensed matter – part 2 |

Mar 3 | Prof. Dr. Nobuchika Okada (UA) | Symmetry Breaking – Higgs from extra-dimensions – part 1 |

Mar 10 | Prof. Dr. Nobuchika Okada (UA) | Symmetry Breaking – Higgs from extra-dimensions – part 2 |

Mar 17 | – | Spring Break |

Mar 24 | Roshan Koirala (UA) | Renormalization and the critical phenomena |

Mar 31 | Markus Garbiso (UA) | Holographic Wilson Loops |

Apr 7 | – | Honors Day |

Apr 14 | Prof. Dr. Allen Stern (UA) | Non-linear models, topology and hairy black holes |

Apr 21 | Prof. Dr. Shinsuke Kawai (Sungkyunkwan U.) | Gravitational wave leptogenesis (abstract) |

### Previous HEP Theory Seminars

Semester | Topic | |
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Fall 2016 | Limitations of quantum field theory | |

Spring 2016 | Introduction to string theory | |