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Getting to the Strand Campus:
Temple (District and Circle lines): 2 minute walk. Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines): 10 minute walk, Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines): 10 minute walk, Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines): 12 minute walk, Holborn (Central and Picadilly lines): 12 minute walk,Chancery Lane (Central line): use exit 4  15 minute walk.
Charing Cross: 9 minute walk. Waterloo: 12 minute walk. Waterloo East: 10 minute walk. Blackfriars: 12 minute walk.
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Found at least 20 result(s)
Regular Seminar Ioannis Papadimitriou (KIAS)
at: 13:15 room S2.49  abstract: I will discuss consistent reductions of pure AdS gravity in 3D and 5D to 2D and use them to derive effective actions for the near conformal quantum mechanics dual to the near extremal BTZ and KerrAdS5 black holes, respectively. The role of AdS2 gauge fields and their boundary conditions will be discussed in detail. 
Regular Seminar Kostas Skenderis (University of Southampton)
at: 13:15 room S2.49  abstract: I will give an overview of the topic and I will discuss the nonperturbative derivation of 3point functions of scalar operators, symmetry current and energy momentum tensor in momentum space, including renormalization and anomalies. Based on 1805.12100, 1711.09105, 1510.08442, 1304.7760. 
Regular Seminar Imtak Jeon (KCL)
at: 13:15 room S2.49  abstract: We develop the formalism of supersymmetric localization in supergravity using the deformed BRST algebra defined in the presence of a supersymmetric background as recently formulated in arxiv:1806.03690. The gravitational functional integral localizes onto the cohomology of a global supercharge Q, obeying Q2=H, where H is a global symmetry of the background. Our construction naturally produces a twisted version of supergravity whenever supersymmetry can be realized offshell. We present the details of the twisted graviton multiplet and ghost fields for the superconformal formulation of fourdimensional N=2 supergravity. As an application of our formalism, we systematize the computation of the exact quantum entropy of supersymmetric black holes. In particular, we compute the oneloop determinant of the QV deformation operator for the offshell fluctuations of the Weyl multiplet around the AdS2×S2 saddle. This result, which is consistent with the corresponding largecharge onshell analysis, is needed to complete the firstprinciples computation of the quantum entropy. 
Regular Seminar Jorge Santos (University of Cambridge)
at: 13:15 room S2.49  abstract: I will describe some counterexamples to (weak) cosmic censorship in antide Sitter spacetime that have been found recently. These are solutions in which the curvature grows without bound in a region of spacetime visible to infinity. I will also discuss a surprising connection between some of these counterexamples and an apparently unrelated conjecture called the weak gravity conjecture. 
Regular Seminar Paul Richmond (King's College London)
at: 13:15 room S2.49  abstract: TBA 
Regular Seminar Sunil Mukhi (IISER Pune)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: I will summarise old and recent developments on the classification and solution of Rational Conformal Field Theories in 2 dimensions using the method of Modular Differential Equations. Novel and exotic theories are found with small numbers of characters and simple fusion rules, one of these being the Baby Monster CFT. Correlation functions for many of these theories can be computed using crossingsymmetric differential equations. 
Journal Club Shuichi Yokoyama (Kyoto University)
at: 14:00 room S4.36  abstract: I and my collaborator, T.Nosaka, revisited minimal N = 4 ChernSimons theories from its exact S3 partition function, which reduces to finitedimensional matrix models by supersymmetric localization. We found some new aspects of this interesting model and main results are listed below. [1] The integration in a matrix model of S3 partition function may be performed completely by using the technique called the Fermigas analysis. [2] The resulting partition function completely factorized into that of pure CS theory for two gauge groups and an analogous contribution for the bifundamental hypermultiplet. We call this complete factorization. [3] We presented the all order ’t Hooft expansion of the free energy and discussed the connection to the higherspin theory in the dual gravity side. [4] The level/rank (or Seiberglike) duality, which is expected from the HananyWitten transition in the type IIB brane realization, was confirmed from the factorized partition function up to an overall factor, which may be a signal of existence of some decoupled sector. If time permits, I may touch our ongoing analysis of such decoupled sector more precisely by using a superconformal index. 
Triangular Seminar Christopher Herzog (KCL)
at: 15:00 room K2.40  abstract: I discuss some aspects of boundary conformal field theories (bCFTs) with an emphasis on spacetime dimensions greater than two. I will demonstrate that free bCFTs have a universal way of satisfying crossing symmetry constraints. I will introduce a simple class of interacting bCFTs where the interaction is restricted to the boundary. Finally, I will discuss relationships between boundary trace anomalies and boundary limits of stresstensor correlation functions. (Tea and biscuits + wine at the end!) 
Regular Seminar Per Sundell (Andres Bello University)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: We review the global formulation of higher spin gravity using topological field theory methods and noncommutative geometry and related recent progress in constructing micro states for black holes, domain walls and cosmologies. 
Regular Seminar Edward Corrigan (York University)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: The talk will be a review of some of the properties of defects that can be supported by at least some integrable field theories describing massive scalar particles, including the apparently central role played by energy and momentum stored by the defect. The sineGordon model is the simplest of these, and for this talk the main example, but there are many others. There are a number of open problems in both the classical and quantum field theory that will be described. 
Exceptional Seminar Vladimir Rosenhaus (University of California)
at: 12:00 room S3.31  abstract: The SYK model, and more generally, tensor models, are a new class of large N quantum field theories. We discuss the computation of allpoint correlation functions in the SYK model, at leading order in 1/N. The result has remarkable simplicity and structure. The result is general, holding for any theory in which one forms higherpoint correlators by gluing together fourpoint functions; for instance, large N vector models and tensor models. It implies specific singularity structure of analytically extended OPE coefficients. In particular, the analytically extended OPE coefficients of the singletrace operators encode the OPE coefficients of the doubletrace operators. 
Regular Seminar Vladimir Kazakov (ENS Paris)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: I will discuss the properties of a family of fourdimensional CFTs, recently proposed by O.Gurdogan and myself, emerging as a double scaling limit of weakly coupled and strongly gammatwisted N=4 SYM theory. These nonunitary CFTs inherit the integrability of N=4 SYM in the planar limit and present a unique opportunity of a nonperturbative study of fourdimensional conformal physics. Important physical quantities are dominated by a limited subset of Feynman graphs (such as "fishnet" graphs for the simplest, biscalar model). I present the results of exact calculation of some of these quantities, such as anomalous dimensions of local operators, some 3 and 4point correlation functions and scattering amplitudes, by means of spin chain techniques or the quantum spectral curve (QSC) approach originally proposed for N=4 SYM. 
Regular Seminar Jan Gutowski (Surrey University)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: AntideSitter solutions play an important role in the gaugetheory/gravity correspondence, and understanding their properties has provided important insights into the dual field theories. We consider ADS solutions which are highly supersymmetric, in the sense that they preserve more than 16 supersymmetries, and show how how modified versions of the homogeneity theorems of FigureoaO'Farrill, combined with aspects of the global properties of the geometries, can be used to classify these solutions. 
Exceptional Seminar Amit Sever (TelAviv University)
at: 13:00 room S 2.23  abstract: In the talk I'll consider theories of weakly interacting higher spin particles in flat spacetime. We will focus on the fourpoint scattering amplitude at high energies and imaginary scattering angles. Both, the leading asymptotic of the amplitude and the first subleading correction in this regime turn out to be universal. The leading asymptotic is equal to the corresponding limit of the Veneziano amplitude. We will compute the first subleading correction using a model of relativistic strings with massive endpoints and argue that it is unique using holography, the effective theory of long strings and bootstrap techniques. 
Regular Seminar Nikolay Gromov (King's College London)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: We discuss the applicability of the Quantum Spectral Curve approach (the most advanced and precise method initially developed for the spectrum of anomalous dimensions of planar N=4 SYM) to the problem of computing structure constants. We give a pedagogical introduction to the QSC formalism for the anomalous dimensions and then present our new results about a more general class observables. 
Regular Seminar Arkady Tseytlin (Imperial College)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: We will discuss generalized circular Wilson loops and 1d CFT defined by correlators of operators inserted along the loop following arXiv:1706.00756 and some more recent work. 
Triangular Seminar Joao Caetano (ENS, Paris)
at: 15:00 room S1.27  abstract: TRIANGULAR SEMINAR: We propose an integrability setup for the computation of correlation functions of gaugeinvariant operators at any value of the 't Hooft coupling and at any order in the large Nc 't Hooft expansion in N = 4 SYM theory. In this multistep proposal, one polygonizes the string worldsheet in all possible ways, hexagonalizes all resulting polygons, and sprinkles mirror particles over all hexagon junctions to obtain the full correlator. We test our integrabilitybased conjecture against a nonplanar fourpoint correlator of large halfBPS operators at one and two loops. 
Triangular Seminar Frank Ferrari (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Intl. Solvay Inst., IBS)
at: 16:00 room S1.27  abstract: TRIANGULAR SEMINAR:
New techniques of large N and large D allow to study analytically planar matrix quantum mechanics at strong coupling in a reliable way. Using these techniques, we found a remarkable phase transition in these systems, which is very naturally interpreted as a quantum version of the phenomenon of black hole formation in a gravitational collapse.
