Week 22.01.2022 – 30.01.2022



Regular Seminar Mao Zeng (University of Edinburgh)

13:45 KCL
room K0.20



Effective Field Theory of Chaotic Spectral Correlations

Regular Seminar Brian Swingle (Maryland U.)

14:00 QMW
room zoom

Ensembles of quantum chaotic systems are expected to exhibit random matrix universality in their energy spectrum. The presence of this universality can be diagnosed by looking for a linear in time 'ramp' in the spectral form factor, but for realistic systems this feature is typically only visible after a sufficiently long time. Given the wide prevalence of this random matrix behavior, it is natural to ask for an effective field theory which predicts the ramp and computes corrections to it arising from physical constraints. I will present such an effective theory based on fluctuating hydrodynamics. The theory can also be adapted to describe the effects of spontaneous symmetry breaking on spectral correlations. [for zoom link please contact jung-wook(dot)kim(at)qmul(dot)ac(dot)uk]


19.01.2022 - 24.01.2022

Nordic Winter School for Particle Physics and Cosmology 2022

2022-01-19 - 2022-01-24 at Queen Mary, University of London


We are very happy to announce the Nordic Winter School for Particle Physics and Cosmology 2022 on January 19-24.
The school takes place at a delightful ski resort, and is mostly aimed at phd students, but also at junior postdocs and outstanding master's students.
Students admitted to the school would be covered for all local expenses. Of course, we will assure that we transition in caution to the post-pandemic world.
In this edition of the school we have made gravity the overarching theme - from real-world gravitational-wave science to gravity theory and amplitudes research.
Application is open via the the school's webpage. We encourage excellent junior researchers, especially also from underrepresented groups, to apply to this exciting edition of the school!

Organizers: N. Emil J. Bjerrum-Bohr, Poul Henrik Damgaard, Henrik Johansson, Michèle Levi, Niels Obers