Fall 2015

**Wed 08/26**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

Organizational Meeting

**Thu 08/27**

12:30 pm

RLM 9.222

Brown Bag Meeting

Organizational Meeting

**Mon 08/31**

3:00 pm

RLM 9.222

Theory Group Phenomenology Meeting

Topics of interest to particle physics phenomenologists

**Tue 09/01**

2:00 pm

RLM 7.104

Theory Group Seminar

TBA

To be announced!

**Tue 09/01**

4:30 pm

RLM 9.222

Relativity Seminar

Organizational Meeting

**Wed 09/02**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

Kitaev's Toric Code

Valentin Zakharevich, UT Austin, Mathematics (Abstract)

**Thu 09/03**

12:30 pm

RLM 9.222

Brown Bag Meeting

Theory Group members discuss their work.

**Tue 09/08**

2:00 pm

RLM 7.104

Theory Group Seminar

TBA

To be announced!

**Wed 09/09**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

Intro to CFT I

Behzat Ergun, UT Austin, Physics & Dr. Daniel Allcock, UT Austin, Mathematics

**Tue 09/22**

2:00 pm

RLM 7.104

Theory Group Seminar

Anomalies, Conformal Manifolds, and Spheres

Dr. Nathan Seiberg, IAS Princeton (Abstract)

**Wed 09/30**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

Intro to CFT II

Behzat Ergun, UT Austin, Physics & Dr. Daniel Allcock, UT Austin, Mathematics

**Thu 10/01**

12:30 pm

RLM 9.222

Brown Bag Meeting

Gravity as the square of Yang-Mills

Alexandros Anastasiou, Imperial College, London (Abstract)

**Wed 10/07**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

Unitary Irreps of the Conformal Algebra

Dr. David Ben-Zvi, UT Austin, Mathematics

**Wed 10/14**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

Invariants of Dirac Operators

Dr. Dan Freed, UT Austin, Mathematics

**Wed 10/21**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

Fermions and Topological Phases (Witten)

Dr. Sam Gunningham, UT Austin, Mathematics

**Wed 10/28**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

TBA

Dr. Michele Del Zotto, Harvard University

**Wed 11/04**

2:00 pm

RLM 7.104

Theory Group Seminar

Unitary Irreps of the Superconformal Algebra

Dr. Andy Neitzke, UT Austin, Mathematics

**Wed 11/11**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

The Superconformal Index

Fei Yan, UT Austin, Physics

**Wed 11/18**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

Trace Anomalies and 6D SCFT

Dr. Jacques Distler, UT Austin, Physics

**Tue 11/24**

2:00 pm

RLM 9.222

Theory Group Seminar

Thanksgiving Week

There is no seminar scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving.

**Tue 12/01**

2:00 pm

RLM 7.104

Theory Group Seminar

TBA

Dr. Daniel Stolarski, CERN and Carleton University, Ottawa

**Wed 12/02**

12:00 pm

RLM 8.136

Geometry and String Theory Seminar

Integer Quantum Hall Effect

Dr. Lorenzo Sadun, UT Austin, Mathematics

**Theory Group Seminars and Special Talks**All talks are Tuesdays at 2:00 PM in RLM 7.104 unless otherwise noted.

**Physics Colloquia**All talks are Wednesdays at 4:15 PM in RLM 4.102 unless otherwise noted.

**Brown Bag Meetings**All meetings are Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in RLM 9.222 unless otherwise noted. These meetings will typically consist of a short talk on current research or other matters of interest to the group, followed by an open discussion. The emphasis is on the open discussion, so meeting agendas might not be regularly announced.

**Geometry and String Theory Seminars**All meetings are Wednesdays at 12:00 PM in RLM 8.136 unless otherwise noted.

**Texas Cosmology Center Seminars**All meetings will be announced