Winter 2016

Winter 2016 Schedule

Seminars take place Fridays 3-4pm in West Hall Room #335
Organizer: Leo Pando Zayas
                Ratindranath Akhoury
Jan 15Martin Kruczenski (Purdue)Minimal area surfaces and Wilson loops in the AdS/CFT correspondenceabstract
Jan 22Tom Hartman (Cornell)Causality constraints in conformal field theoryabstract
Jan 29Alexey Petrov (Wayne State)Flavor-changing neutral currents with beauty and charmabstract
Feb 5Douglas Spolyar (Nordita and U Stockholm)Dark energy:Testing gravity in Voidsabstract
Feb 12John Golden (UM) Conformal Bootstrap in Fractional Dimensionsabstract
Feb 19Alex Buchel (Perimeter)Gravitational instability in AdS and thermalization of dual gauge theoriesabstract
Feb 26Joachim Brod (TU Dortmand, Germany)Renormalization Group Effects in Dark-Matter Direct Detectionabstract
Mar 4Spring Break
Mar 11Daniel Areán Fraga (Max Planck Institute Munich, Germany)Noisy Branesabstract
Mar 18No Seminar
Mar 22
**Special Seminar**
Kazuhiro Tobe (Nagoya University)
**3481 Randall**
 Lepton-flavor-violating Higgs decay h to mu tau and muon anomalous magnetic moment in a general two Higgs doublet model 
Mar 25Graduate Student Gong Show

Apr 1Gordon Kane (UM)Compactifying M-theory on a G2 manifold to describe our worldabstract
Apr 8Masanori Hanada (Kyoto Univ, Stanford)Black hole evaporation from D0-brane quantum mechanicsabstract

Apr 15Keshav Dasgupta (McGill University)How hard is it to get a de Sitter solution in string theory?abstract