This institute may be found at Strand in Central London, just north of the Thames (map).
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.
Buses stopping outside the College: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 168, 171, 172, 176(24 hour), 188, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 521, RV1.
For more information about public transportations in London, please visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk.
Found at least 20 result(s)
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.

Regular Seminar Christopher White (QMUL)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: Nonabelian gauge theories underlie particle physics, including collision processes at particle accelerators. Recently, quantum scattering probabilities in gauge theories have been shown to be closely related to their counterparts in gravity theories, by the socalled double copy. This suggests a deep relationship between two very different areas of physics, and may lead to new insights into quantum gravity, as well as novel computational methods. This talk will review the double copy for amplitudes, before discussing how it may be extended to describe exact classical solutions such as black holes. Finally, I will discuss hints that the double copy may extend beyond perturbation theory. 
Journal Club Cristian Vergu (KCL)
at: 16:15 room S4.23  abstract: Discussion of "A spacetime derivation of the Lorentzian OPE inversion formula” by SimmonsDuffin, Stanford and Witten. [1711.03816] 
Regular Seminar Tomasz Lukowski (Oxford)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: In this talk I will present recent results on the Bethe/Gauge correspondence obtained together with Mathew Bullimore and HeeCheol Kim. I will describe new ingredients of the Bethe/Gauge dictionary between the XXX Heisenberg spin chain and 2d N = (2,2) supersymmetric gauge theories. In particular, I will show how to construct offshell Bethe states as orbifold defects in the Atwisted supersymmetric gauge theory and study their correlation functions. It will allow us to include aspects of algebraic Bethe ansatz in the correspondence. In particular, I will show how to interpret spin chain Rmatrices as correlation functions of Janus interfaces for mass parameters. 
Journal Club Alejandro Cabo Bizet (KCL)
at: 16:00 room S4.23  abstract: Discuss 1710.09580 
Regular Seminar David Turton (Southampton University)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: The Information Paradox represents a strong consistency challenge for any quantum theory of gravity. The study of black hole internal structure in String Theory offers the potential to resolve this paradox. I will give an overview of recent work on constructing families of smooth horizonless supergravity solutions describing black hole microstates. Where applicable, I will present a holographic description of these solutions. I will also discuss the physics of an observer falling into a black hole. 
Regular Seminar Sameer Murthy (King's College London)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: Supersymmetric localization is a powerful technique to evaluate a class of functional integrals in supersymmetric field theories. It reduces the functional integral over field space to ordinary integrals over the space of solutions of the offshell BPS equations. The application of this technique to supergravity suffers from some problems, both conceptual and practical. I will discuss one of the main conceptual problems, namely how to construct the fermionic symmetry with which to localize. I will show how a deformation of the BRST technique allows us to do this. I will then sketch a computation of the oneloop determinant of the supergraviton that enters the localization formula for BPS black hole entropy. 