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Regular Seminar David Berenstein (UC Santa Barbara)
at: 14:00 room G O Jones 610  abstract: I will describe simple models of holography that can display some of the thermodynamics associated to small black holes. These phenomena include negative specific heat and localization on additional dimensions of the geometry. I will also explain how the dynamics of these states should naturally be thought of as partial deconfinement on a submatrix set of degrees of freedom of the model. 
Regular Seminar David Berenstein (UC Santa Barbara)
at: 14:00 room G O Jones 610  abstract:

Regular Seminar David Berenstein (UCSB)
at: 13:30 room B1004  abstract: Half BPS states (operators) in N=4 SYM are famously described by free fermions both at weak and strong coupling. I describe a set of conjectures for a preferred class of states in more general conformal field theories that can be tested in supergravity for when such a free fermion description might arise and some motivation for it applying generally. The states in question belong to the chiral ring of a supersymmetric conformal field theory that extremize an additional U(1) charge for fixed dimension and can be reduced to multitraces of a composite matrix field, which is equivalent to using Young tableaux (Schur polynomials) as a basis. The main conjecture asserts that if the Young tableaux are orthogonal, then the set of extremal three point functions of traces to order 1/N are determined up to a single constant. The conjecture is extended further by providing an exact norm for the Schur basis and this norm arises from a set of free fermions for a generalized oscillator algebra. 
Regular Seminar David Berenstein (UCSB)
at: 14:00 room G.O. Jones 610  abstract: Half BPS states (operators) in N=4 SYM are famously described by free fermions both at weak and strong coupling. I describe a set of conjectures for a preferred class of states in more general conformal field theories that can be tested in supergravity for when such a free fermion description might arise and some motivation for it applying generally. The states in question belong to the chiral ring of a supersymmetric conformal field theory that extremize an additional U(1) charge for fixed dimension and can be reduced to multitraces of a composite matrix field, which is equivalent to using Young tableaux (Schur polynomials) as a basis. The main conjecture asserts that if the Young tableaux are orthogonal, then the set of extremal three point functions of traces to order 1/N are determined up to a single constant. The conjecture is extended further by providing an exact norm for the Schur basis and this norm arises from a set of free fermions for a generalized oscillator algebra. 
Exceptional Seminar David Berenstein (UCSB)
at: 14:00 room H503  abstract:

Regular Seminar David Berenstein (University of California, Santa Barbara)
at: 14:00 room 503 Huxley  abstract: I will talk about a new method of performing a strong coupling expansion for many superconformal field theories in four dimensions, in particular those that are relavant for the AdS/CFT correspondence. I will first explain the methods for the case of N=4 SYM, as well as what calculations can be done (both analytically and numerically) and I will show how they compare with the dual AdS geometry. I will then explain what generalizations are required for other setups and what new field theory calculations can be done with these methods that were not available before. 