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Theory Group
Spring 2016

Fri 01/15
2:00 pm
9.222
Theory Group Seminar
Classical Solutions to Higher-Derivative Gravity
K.S. Stelle, Imperial College, London (Abstract)

Tue 01/19
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
Improved constraints on cosmic inflation with new 95 GHz data from the Keck Array
Dr. Christopher Sheehy, University of Chicago (Abstract)

Tue 01/26
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
TBA
To be announced!

Tue 02/02
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Kodosky Lectures, I: Theory Group Seminar
On-Shell Recursion Relations
David Kosower, Saclay and IAS Princeton (View Videos) (Abstract)

Tue 02/09
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
TBA
To be announced!

Tue 02/16
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
(0,4) dualities
Dr. Pavel Putrov, IAS Princeton (Abstract)

Tue 02/23
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
Dynamical Relaxation for Fine-Tuning Problems and Precision Measurement
Dr. Peter Graham, Stanford University (Abstract)

Tue 03/01
2:00 pm
7.104
Theory Group Seminar
What Happens in a Measurement?
Steven Weinberg (Abstract)

Tue 03/08
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
A Flavorful Higgs
Stefania Gori, Perimeter Institute and University of Cincinnati (Abstract)

Tue 03/15
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
Spring Break
There is no seminar scheduled during Spring Break.

Tue 03/22
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
Studying six-dimensional (2,0) theories with the superconformal bootstrap.
Dr. Christopher Beem, IAS Princeton (Abstract)

Tue 03/29
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
Little string theories via F-theory
David Morrison. Physics and Math Departments, University of California at Santa Barbara (Abstract)

Tue 04/05
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
KODOSKY LECTURE SERIES: What are gravitational waves and what can we hope to learn from them? Introduction to EFT in the context of electrodynamics.
Ira Rothstein, Carnegie Mellon University (Abstract)

Wed 04/06
2:00 pm
RLM 9.222
Theory Group Special Seminar
KODOSKY LECTURE SERIES: The effective field theory of gravity and extended objects. Scale separation and the renormalization group. Calculating moments and wave forms.
Ira Rothstein, Carnegie Mellon University (Abstract)

Thu 04/07
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Special Seminar
KODOSKY LECTURE SERIES:The problem of motion and radiation reaction forces. Introducing more degrees of freedom, spin and absorption. Black hole tidal love numbers and the sum rule puzzle
Ira Rothstein, Carnegie Mellon University (Abstract)

Tue 04/12
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
Light Dark Matter from Boltzmann Tails
Raffaele Tito D’Agnolo, IAS Princeton (Abstract)

Tue 04/19
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
TBA
To be announced!

Tue 04/26
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
Cosmology with Democratic Initial Conditions
Dr. James Unwin, UIC (Abstract)

Tue 05/03
2:00 pm
RLM 7.104
Theory Group Seminar
The Inelastic Frontier of Dark Matter.
Dr. Graham Kribs, University of Oregon (Abstract)


Summer 2016

Tue 07/05
11:00 am
RLM 9.222
Theory Group Seminar
KODOSKY LECTURE SERIES: Introduction to Holographic Space-time
Dr. Tom Banks, Rutgers University (Abstract)

Wed 07/06
11:00 am
RLM 9.222
Theory Group Seminar
KODOSKY LECTURE SERIES: HST Models of Scattering in Minkowski Space
Dr. Tom Banks, Rutgers University (Abstract)

Thu 07/07
11:00 am
RLM 9.222
Theory Group Seminar
KODOSKY LECTURE SERIES: HST and Inflationary Cosmology
Dr. Tom Banks, Rutgers University (Abstract)



Theory Group Seminars and Special Talks All talks are Tuesdays at 2:00 PM in RLM 7.104 unless otherwise noted.
Relativity Seminars All talks are Tuesdays at 4:30 PM in RLM 9.222 unless otherwise noted.
Geometry and String Theory Seminars All meetings are Wednesdays at 12:00 PM in RLM 8.136 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.
Texas Cosmology Center Seminars All meetings will be announced

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