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SUMMARY:Suvrat Raju (ICTS\, Bengaluru)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200504T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200504T103000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: The holographic nature of null infinity\nby Suvrat Raju (ICTS\, Be
ngaluru) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI will argue that
a careful examination of the low energy properties of quantum gravity\, to
gether with reasonable assumptions about the UV theory\, leads to insights
into the origin of holography in anti-de Sitter space. The same technique
s also lead to a clear conjecture about how quantum information is localiz
ed in asymptotically flat spacetimes. The conjecture is that\, in quantum
gravity\, all information about massless excitations can be obtained from
an infinitesimal neighbourhood of the past boundary of future null infini
ty and does not require observations over all of future null infinity. In
the context of the information paradox\, this suggests that the fine-grain
ed von Neumann entropy of the state defined on a segment (-\\infty\,u) of
future null infinity is independent of u. This conjecture also implies tha
t the oft-discussed "Page curve" may be a misleading target to aim for in
analyses of black hole evaporation.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/1/
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SUMMARY:Matteo Baggioli (IFT UAM-CSIC)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200506T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200506T103000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: From Hydrodynamics to Viscoelasticity in Holography and beyond ...
\nby Matteo Baggioli (IFT UAM-CSIC) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nA
bstract\nHow to construct a holographic model for viscoelastic materials ?
\n\nWhy can that be useful and for what purpose ?\nWhich is the hydrodynam
ics behind these models ?\nWhat do these models have in common with quasic
rystals ?\nWhat is a diffusive Goldstone mode and when does it appear ?\nH
ow and in which sense are solids different from fluids ?\nWhat do theory a
nd experiments in confined fluids tell us ?\nHow do glasses and Weyl semim
etals sound ?\n\nThese are the questions that I will discuss with you dur
ing my talk!\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/2/
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SUMMARY:Gautam Mandal (TIFR\, Mumbai)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200513T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200513T103000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Holographic interpretation of Bulk entanglement entropy\nby Gautam
Mandal (TIFR\, Mumbai) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe
propose a holographic interpretation of entanglement entropy (EE) of a spa
tial subregion A in the bulk\, in terms of the reduced density matrix for
an appropriate sub algebra of observables\nin the boundary field theory/bo
undary quantum mechanics. The construct in the boundary theory corresponds
to partitioning of the target space and is called a target space EE. We
discuss this in the context of supergravity dual of Dp brane field theori
es\, in particular for D0 brane quantum mechanics. We find qualitative agr
eement between the bulk and boundary calculations.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/3/
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SUMMARY:Juan Maldacena (IAS\, Princeton)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200522T113000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200522T123000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Magnetic black holes\nby Juan Maldacena (IAS\, Princeton) as part
of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe discuss properties of magnetical
ly charged black holes in the\nStandard Model. We will discuss how the ele
ctroweak symmetry is restored\naround the black hole. In addition\, the Ha
wking evaporation rate is\ngreatly enhanced by a factor of the charge of t
he black hole.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/4/
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SUMMARY:Leopoldo Pando Zayas (University of Michigan)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200527T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200527T113000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Precision microstate counting of AdS black hole entropy\nby Leopol
do Pando Zayas (University of Michigan) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\
n\nAbstract\nI will describe how within eleven dimensional supergravity on
e can compute the logarithmic correction to the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy
of certain magnetically charged asymptotically AdS$_4$ black holes with a
rbitrary horizon topology. The result perfectly agrees with the dual fiel
d theory computation of the topologically twisted index in ABJM theory an
d in certain theories obtained from M5 wrapping a hyperbolic 3-manifold. T
he extension to rotating\, electrically charged AdS$_4$ black holes and th
e dual superconformal index will also be discussed.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/5/
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SUMMARY:Per Kraus (UCLA)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200604T160000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200604T170000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Anomalous Dimensions from Thermal AdS Partition Functions\nby Per
Kraus (UCLA) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI will present
an efficient method for computing thermal partition functions of weakly c
oupled scalar fields in AdS. We consider quartic contact interactions and
show how to evaluate the relevant two-loop vacuum diagrams without perform
ing any explicit AdS integration\, the key step being the use of Kallen-Le
hmann type identities. This leads to a simple method for extracting double
-trace anomalous dimensions in any spacetime dimension\, recovering known
first-order results in a streamlined fashion.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/6/
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SUMMARY:Larus Thorlacius (University of Iceland)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200608T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200608T103000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Page curves in asymptotically flat spacetime\nby Larus Thorlacius
(University of Iceland) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nIf
black hole evaporation is a unitary process\, the entanglement entropy bet
ween the \noutgoing Hawking radiation and the quantum state describing the
remaining black hole \nis expected to follow a so-called Page curve as a
function of time. A Page curve for an \nevaporating black hole in asymptot
ically flat spacetime can be computed analytically by\nadapting the Quantu
m Ryu-Takayanagi (QRT) proposal to a solvable two-dimensional \ndilaton gr
avity theory. The associated Page time is found to be one third of the bla
ck \nhole lifetime\, at leading order in semi-classical corrections. A Pag
e curve can also be \nobtained for a semi-classical eternal black hole\, w
here energy loss due to Hawking \nevaporation is balanced by an incoming e
nergy flux.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/7/
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SUMMARY:Zhenbin Yang (Stanford)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200610T033000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200610T043000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Finite-cutoff JT gravity and self-avoiding loops\nby Zhenbin Yang
(Stanford) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe study quantum
JT gravity at finite cutoff using a mapping to the statistical mechanics
of a self-avoiding loop in hyperbolic space\, with positive pressure and f
ixed length. The semiclassical limit (small $G_{N}$) corresponds to large
pressure\, and we solve the problem in that limit in three overlapping reg
imes that apply for different loop sizes. For intermediate loop sizes\, a
semiclassical effective description is valid\, but for very large or very
small loops\, fluctuations dominate. For large loops\, this quantum regime
is controlled by the Schwarzian theory. For small loops\, the effective d
escription fails altogether\, but the problem is controlled using a conjec
ture from the theory of self-avoiding walks.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/8/
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SUMMARY:Geoff Penington (Stanford University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200624T033000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200624T043000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Replica Wormholes\, Entanglement Wedges and the Black Hole Information
Paradox\nby Geoff Penington (Stanford University) as part of ICTS vir
tual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nHawking famously argued\, based on semiclassic
al calculations\, that the radiation from evaporating black holes is alway
s perfectly thermal and contains no information about the matter that fell
in. Such a result is inconsistent with the unitarity of quantum mechanics
. In this talk\, I will argue that a more careful replica trick calculatio
n shows that the gravitational path integral becomes dominated at late tim
es by saddles containing spacetime wormholes. These wormholes cause the en
tropy to decrease after the Page time\, consistent with unitarity\, and al
low information to escape from the interior of the black hole. In very sim
ple toy models\, we can evaluate the path integral exactly\, and see the i
nformation emerge. In more realistic black holes\, the full wormhole solut
ions cannot be found explicitly. However\, their existence\, and their mos
t important consequences\, can be derived by studying the location and pro
perties of a non-trivial ‘quantum extremal surface’ in the original Ha
wking solution.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/9/
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SUMMARY:Nabamita Banerjee (IISER\, Bhopal)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200626T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200626T103000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: A 3D flat-space holography inspired by AdS3/CFT2 duality\nby Naba
mita Banerjee (IISER\, Bhopal) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstra
ct\nI shall mostly talk about the status of flat-space holography in three
space time dimensions. The works are in parallel to AdS3/CFT2 duality. I
shall end with the open ends in the field.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/10/
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SUMMARY:Sean Hartnoll (Stanford University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200723T123000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200723T133000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Bootstrapping Matrix Quantum Mechanics\nby Sean Hartnoll (Stanfor
d University) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nMatrix quantu
m mechanics theories are at the heart of holography\, but only the simple
case of a single matrix has been tractable. We have developed a new method
to calculate the spectrum and expectation values of operators in matrix q
uantum mechanics\, including with multiple matrices. Firstly\, we relate t
he expectation values of simple operators to those of more complicated ope
rators. We then impose certain positivity constraints on the longer operat
ors. This is seen to strongly constrain the simple expectation values. Usi
ng this method\, we easily reproduce the known solution of single-matrix q
uantum mechanics\, and then go on to obtain new results on the ground stat
e of two-matrix quantum mechanics. This talk is based on 2004.10212.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/11/
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SUMMARY:Arnab Priya Saha (HRI)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200617T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200617T103000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Double soft theorem in generalized bi-adjoint scalars\nby Arnab P
riya Saha (HRI) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nIn CHY form
alism\, scattering equations map the kinematic space of Mandelstam invaria
nts to the points on $\\mathbb{CP}^{1}$. Recently Cachazo\, Early\, Gueva
ra and Mizera have introduced generalization to the scattering equations o
n higher dimensional projective spaces\, $\\mathbb{CP}^{k-1}$. Bi-adjoint
scalar amplitude is a well studied example of this generalisation. We stu
dy double soft limits of the generalised bi-adjoint scalar amplitudes for
$k=3$. \n \nThis talk is based on the work in progress with Md. Abhishek\,
Subramanya Hegde and Dileep P. Jatkar\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/12/
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SUMMARY:Geoffrey Compere (Université libre de Bruxelles)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200619T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200619T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: The BMS group in (A)dS\nby Geoffrey Compere (Université libre de
Bruxelles) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nRecent work has
uncovered interesting connections between memory effects\, soft theorems
and BMS asymptotic symmetries in the infrared structure of asymptotically
flat gravity. In this talk\, I will present the AdS/dS generalization of t
he BMS symmetries. I will discuss the realization of these “Lambda-BMS
” symmetries as a surface charge algebra. I will also show that the asym
ptotically flat BMS surface charge algebra is recovered in the asymptotica
lly flat limit only after adding corner terms in the variational principle
in addition to the standard holographic counterterms.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/13/
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SUMMARY:Douglas Stanford (Stanford)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200708T033000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200708T043000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: On the density matrix of the Hawking radiation\nby Douglas Stanfo
rd (Stanford) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe set up the
computation of the density matrix of the Hawking radiation by computing i
nner products of black hole states projected onto different histories of H
awking radiation. A simple computation of these inner products suggests th
at an ensemble average is implicit in the simple gravity description.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/14/
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SUMMARY:Tom Hartman (Cornell)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200715T120000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200715T130000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Holographic duality for averaged free CFTs\nby Tom Hartman (Corne
ll) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI will describe recent
progress on the connections among the conformal bootstrap\, the sphere pac
king problem\, and quantum gravity in three dimensions. This leads us towa
rd a holographic duality between Narain CFTs averaged over moduli and a Ch
ern-Simons-like theory of "U(1) gravity"\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/15/
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SUMMARY:Subhroneel Chakrabarti (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IM
Sc)\, Chennai)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200821T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200821T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Pure Spinor Superstrings: Massive States\nby Subhroneel Chakrabar
ti (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)\, Chennai) as part of IC
TS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nPure Spinor formulation\, introduced by
Nathan Berkovits 20 years ago\, is the only known Super-Poincare covariant
worldsheet formulation of superstring theory. The last two decades saw pu
re spinor formulation emerge as the most efficient way to compute string a
mplitudes\, especially at higher loop levels. However\, most of these succ
esses revolved around external massless states and the massive states rema
ined largely unexplored. In this talk\, I will describe the recent develop
ment in understanding the massive states of superstrings in pure spinor fo
rmalism\, as carried out in a series of works by me and my collaborators.
We will present the first proposal for systematic covariant construction o
f massive vertex operators and discuss how that proposal lead to the const
ruction of integrated massive vertex for the first time\, as well as its f
ully covariant theta expansion. With these new results\, we will also expl
ain how for the first time an explicit equivalence of pure spinor and the
well-known RNS formalism for massive states was achieved. I will assume no
prior knowledge of pure spinor formulation from the audience and spend so
me time introducing this formalism to make the talk more accessible to a c
omparatively larger audience.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/16/
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SUMMARY:R Loganayagam (ICTS\, Bengaluru)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200422T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200422T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Open QFTs from holography\nby R Loganayagam (ICTS\, Bengaluru) as
part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this talk\, I will outline
a formalism to study open quantum field theories using holographic method
s. More precisely\, I will consider a quantum field theory (the system) co
upled to a holographic field theory at finite temperature (the environment
). The aim here is to integrate out the holographic environment with an ai
m of obtaining an effective dynamics for the resulting open quantum field
theory. This is done using semiclassical gravitational Schwinger-Keldysh s
addle geometries obtained by complexifying black hole spacetimes. In add
ition to shedding light on open quantum systems coupled to strongly correl
ated thermal environments\, these results also provide a principled comput
ation of Schwinger-Keldysh observables in gravity and holography. In parti
cular\, these influence functionals capture both the dissipative physics o
f black hole quasinormal modes\, as well as that of the fluctuations encod
ed in outgoing Hawking quanta\, and interactions between them.\n\n\nThis t
alk will be based on https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.02888\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/17/
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SUMMARY:Shamik Banerjee (IOP\, Bhubaneswar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200429T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200429T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: BMS symmetry of celestial OPE\nby Shamik Banerjee (IOP\, Bhubanes
war) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this talk\, we stud
y the BMS symmetry of the celestial\nOPE of two positive helicity graviton
s in Einstein theory in four\ndimensions. The celestial OPE is obtained by
Mellin transforming the\nscattering amplitude in the (holomorphic) collin
ear limit. The collinear\nlimit at leading order gives the singular term o
f the celestial OPE. We\ncompute the first subleading correction to the OP
E by analysing the four\ngraviton scattering amplitude directly in Mellin
space. The subleading\nterm can be written as a linear combination of BMS
descendants with the\nOPE coefficients determined by BMS algebra and the c
oefficient of the\nleading term in the OPE. This can be done by defining a
suitable BMS\nprimary state. We find that among the descendants\, which a
ppear at the\nfirst subleading order\, there is one which is created by ho
lomorphic\nsupertranslation with a simple pole on the celestial sphere.\n\
n This talk is based on https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.00975\n (htt
ps://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP04(2020)130 )\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/18/
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SUMMARY:Mark Van Raamsdonk (UBC)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200729T033000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200729T043000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Holo-ween\nby Mark Van Raamsdonk (UBC) as part of ICTS virtual se
minar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe argue that given holographic $CFT_1$ in some state
with a dual spacetime geometry $M$\, and given some other holographic $C
FT_2$\, we can find states of $CFT_2$ whose dual geometries closely approx
imate arbitrarily large causal patches of M\, provided that $CFT_1$ and $C
FT_2$ can be non-trivially coupled at an interface. Our $CFT_2$ states are
"dressed up as" states of CFT1: they are obtained from the original $CFT_
1$ state by a regularized quench operator defined using a Euclidean path-i
ntegral with an interface between $CFT_2$ and $CFT_1$. Our results are con
sistent with the idea that the precise microscopic degrees of freedom and
Hamiltonian of a holographic $CFT$ are only important in fixing the asympt
otic behavior of a dual spacetime\, while the interior spacetime of a regi
on spacelike separated from a boundary time slice is determined by more un
iversal properties (such as entanglement structure) of the quantum state a
t this time slice. Our picture requires that low-energy gravitational theo
ries related to $CFTs$ that can be non-trivially coupled at an interface a
re part of the same non-perturbative theory of quantum gravity.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/19/
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SUMMARY:Derek Teaney (SUNY)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200805T113000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200805T123000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Transport and hydrodynamics in almost the chiral limit.\nby Derek
Teaney (SUNY) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nFirst I will
briefly review lattice data on the QCD phase transition\, which shows tha
t real world QCD at the physical pion mass is close enough to the chiral l
imit that the $O_4$ phase transition describes several features of the QCD
crossover. Next I describe the appropriate hydrodynamic theory in the sp
ontaneously broken chiral limit\, where the pions must be included in the
list of hydrodynamic fields\, and the theory is a prototype for non-abelia
n superfluids more generally. In the real world the mass of the pion is fi
nite\, and thus theory is superfluid like at short distances\, but normal
fluid like at long distances. The superfluid modes can be integrated out b
y evaluating the appropriate hydrodynamic loop\, leaving calculable correc
tions to the transport parameters of the normal fluid. Alternatively\, on
e can develop a kinetic equation for the soft pion modes\, which can be us
ed to evaluate these corrections. I discuss how these corrections scale
near the chiral critical point. Finally\, I point out a few problems tha
t normal-fluid hydro simulations have in describing the observed soft pio
n yields in heavy ion collisions. I suggest that the superfluid theory ca
n help to resolve these residual discrepancies with the otherwise remarkab
ly successful hydro model.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/20/
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SUMMARY:Raghu Mahajan (IAS\, Princeton)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200826T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200826T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: A Tutorial on Entanglement Island Computations\nby Raghu Mahajan
(IAS\, Princeton) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this t
alk we will present details of quantum extremal surface computations in a
simple setup\, demonstrating the role of entanglement islands in resolving
entropy paradoxes in gravity. The setup involves eternal AdS2 black holes
in thermal equilibrium with auxiliary bath systems. We will also describ
e the extension of this setup to higher dimensions using Randall-Sundrum b
ranes.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/21/
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SUMMARY:Atish Dabholkar (ICTP)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200812T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200812T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Three Avatars of Mock Modularity\nby Atish Dabholkar (ICTP) as pa
rt of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nMock theta functions were introd
uced by Ramanujan in his famous last letter to Hardy in 1920 but were prop
erly understood only recently with the work of Zwegers in 2002. I will des
cribe three manifestations of this apparently exotic mathematics in thre
e important physical contexts of holography\, topology and duality where
mock modularity is essential to exhibit modular symmetries expected fr
om the $AdS_3/CFT_2$ holographic equivalence in quantum gravity and
the S-duality symmetry of four-dimensional quantum gauge theories. \nI
n particular\, I will show that the completion of mock modular forms occur
ring in these contexts satisfy a holomorphic anomaly equation. This p
henomenon can be related to the holomorphic anomaly of the elliptic genu
s of a two-dimensional noncompact supersymmetric sigma model\, and in a si
mpler context of quantum mechanics to the Atiyah-Patodi-Singer eta invar
iant.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/22/
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SUMMARY:Pavel Putrov (ICTP)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200819T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200819T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Holomorphic anomaly in Vafa-Witten theory\nby Pavel Putrov (ICTP)
as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nVafa-Witten theory is a to
pologically twisted version of 4d N=4 super Yang-Mills theory. In my talk
I will tell how to derive a holomorphic anomaly equation for its partition
function on a Kaehler 4-manifold with b_2^+=1 and b_1=0 from the path int
egral of the effective theory on the Coulomb branch. I will also briefly m
ention an alternative but somewhat similar computation of the same holomor
phic anomaly in the effective 2d theory obtained by compactification of th
e corresponding 6d (2\,0) theory on the 4-manifold. The talk is based on a
joint work with A. Dabholkar and E. Witten.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/23/
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SUMMARY:Netta Englehardt (MIT)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200902T133000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200902T143000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Free Energy from Replica Wormholes\nby Netta Englehardt (MIT) as
part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nRecent developments on the bla
ck hole information paradox have shown that Euclidean wormholes — so cal
led “replica wormholes’’ can dominate the von Neumann entropy as com
puted by a gravitational path integral\, and that inclusion of these wormh
oles results in a unitary Page curve. This development raises some puzzles
from the perspective of factorization\, and has raised questions regardin
g what the gravitational path integral is computing. In this talk\, I will
focus on understanding the relationship between the gravitational path in
tegral and the partition function via the gravitational free energy (more
generally the generating functional). A proper computation of the free ene
rgy requires a replica trick distinct from the usual one used to compute t
he entropy. I will show that in JT gravity there is a regime where the fre
e energy computed without replica wormholes is pathological. Interestingly
\, the inclusion of replica wormholes is not quite sufficient to resolve t
he pathology: an alternative analytic continuation is required. I will dis
cuss the implications of this for various interpretations of the gravitati
onal path integral (e.g. as computing an ensemble average) and also mentio
n some parallels with spin glasses.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/24/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Sujay Ashok (IMSc\, Chennai)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200916T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200916T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/25
DESCRIPTION:Title: Surface Defects from Fractional Branes\nby Sujay Ashok (IMSc\, Ch
ennai) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe show that the Guk
ov-Witten defects of supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory can be realized in p
erturbative string theory. This is done by considering an orbifold backgro
und of the Kanno-Tachikawa type and placing stacks of fractional D3-branes
whose world-volume partially extends along the orbifold directions. In pa
rticular\, we show that turning on a constant background value for some sc
alar fields in the closed string twisted sectors induces a non-trivial pro
file for the gauge field and one of the complex scalars of the world-volum
e theory. This profile exactly matches the singular behavior that one expe
cts for a Gukov-Witten surface defect in the N=4 supersymmetric gauge theo
ry.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/25/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Abhijit Gadde (TIFR)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200923T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200923T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/26
DESCRIPTION:Title: Modularity of supersymmetric partition functions\nby Abhijit Gadd
e (TIFR) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this talk\, I w
ill present a novel modular property of 4d N=1 supersymmetric partition fu
nctions of supersymmetric theories with R-symmetry. It is a generalization
of the modular invariance of the supersymmetric partition function of two
-dimensional supersymmetric theories on a torus i.e. of the elliptic genus
. It comes from requiring consistency of partition functions under gluing
and\, among other things\, can be used to rederive the supersymmetric Card
y formula for four-dimensional gauge theories that has played a key role i
n computing the entropy of supersymmetric black holes.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/26/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS\, Princeton)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200710T130000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200710T140000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/27
DESCRIPTION:Title: Spacetime\, quantum mechanics and clusterhedra at Infinity\nby Ni
ma Arkani-Hamed (IAS\, Princeton) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbs
tract\nElementary particle scattering is perhaps the most basic physical p
rocess in Nature. The data specifying the scattering process defines a "ki
nematic space"\, associated with the on-shell propagation of particles ou
t to infinity. By contrast the usual approach to computing scattering ampl
itudes\, involving path integrals and Feynman diagrams\, invokes auxilliar
y structures beyond this kinematic space--local interactions in the interi
or of spacetime\, and unitary evolution in Hilbert space. This description
makes space-time locality and quantum-mechanical unitarity manifest\, but
hides the extraordinary simplicity and infinite hidden symmetries of the
amplitudes\,g that have been uncovered over the past thirty years. The pas
t decade has seen the emergence of a new picture\, where scattering amplit
udes are seen as the answer to an entirely different sort of mathematical
question involving "positive geometries" directly in the kinematic space\,
making surprising connections to total positivity\, combinatorics and geo
metry of the grassmannian\, and cluster algebras. The hidden symmetries of
amplitudes are made manifest in this way\, while locality and unitarity
are seen as derivative notions\, arising from the "factorizing" boundary
structure of the positive geometries. This was first see in the story of
"amplituhedra" and scattering amplitudes in planar N=4 SYM theory. In the
past few years\, a similar structure has been seen for non-superysmmetric
"bi-adjoint" scalar theories with cubic interactions\, in any number of d
imensions. The positive geometries through to one-loop order are given by
"cluster polytopes"--generalized associahedra for finite-type cluster alge
bras--with a simple description involving "dynamical evolution" in the kin
ematic space. Extending these ideas involves understanding cluster algebra
s associated with triangulations of general Riemann surfaces. These cluste
r algebras are infinite\, reflecting the infinite action of mapping class
group. One of the manifestations of this infinity is that the "g-vector fa
n" of the cluster algebra is not space-filling\, making it impossible to d
efine cluster polytopes\, and obstructing the connection with positive geo
metries and scattering amplitudes. Remarkably\, incorporating non-cluster
variables\, associated with closed loops in the Riemann surfaces\, suggest
s a natural way of modding out by the mapping class group\, canonically co
mpactifying the cluster complex\, and associating it with "clusterhedron"
polytopes. Clusterhedra are conjectured to exist for all surfaces\, provid
ing the positive geometry in kinematic space for scattering amplitudes in
the bi-adjoint scalar theory to all loop orders and all orders in the 1/N
expansion. In this talk I will give an overview of this set of ideas\, ass
uming no prior knowledge of scattering amplitudes or cluster algebras. M
y lectures at the ICTS workshop on scattering amplitudes later this month\
, will give a systematic\, self-contained exposition of all the physical a
nd mathematical ideas involved\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/27/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Vijay Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200909T130000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200909T140000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/28
DESCRIPTION:Title: Euclidean wormholes\, baby universes\, and unitarity in quantum gravi
ty\nby Vijay Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania) as part of I
CTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nSpacetime wormholes in the Euclidean pa
th integral for gravity represent the nucleation and annihilation of baby
universes. In the first part of the seminar I show how their inclusion in
the replica method preserves monogamy of entanglement and semiclassical u
nitarity. I apply the results to universes that have a positive cosmologi
cal constant. In the second part of the talk I extend a recently introdu
ced topological model of gravity with baby universes to include a sum over
spin structures. The results suggest that the gravitational path integra
l with wormholes should be interpreted in terms of an ensemble of dual th
eories. I conclude by discussing the apparent tension between these eff
ects of spacetime wormholes\, namely\, the restoration of unitarity in man
ifestations of quantum entanglement in semiclassical gravity vs. the appar
ent need to describe gravitating systems in terms of a statistical ensembl
e.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/28/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Luca Delacretaz (University of Chicago)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200930T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200930T150000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/29
DESCRIPTION:Title: Heavy Operators and Hydrodynamic Tails\nby Luca Delacretaz (Unive
rsity of Chicago) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nThe late
time physics of interacting QFTs at finite temperature is controlled by hy
drodynamics. For CFTs this implies that heavy operators -- which are gener
ically expected to create thermal states -- can be studied semiclassically
. We show that hydrodynamics universally fixes the OPE coefficients C_{HH'
L}\, on average\, of all neutral light operators with two non-identical he
avy ones\, as a function of the scaling dimension and spin of the operator
s. These methods can be straightforwardly extended to CFTs with global sym
metries\, and generalize recent EFT results on large charge operators away
from the case of minimal dimension at fixed charge. We also revisit certa
in aspects of late time thermal correlators in QFT and other diffusive sys
tems.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/29/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Seok Kim (Seoul National University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201007T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201007T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/30
DESCRIPTION:Title: Black hole microstates and the index\nby Seok Kim (Seoul National
University) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI will explain
the simple idea which allowed the recent microstate countings of BPS AdS
black holes.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/30/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Upamanyu Moitra (TIFR)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201014T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201014T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/31
DESCRIPTION:Title: Near-Extremal Fluid Mechanics\nby Upamanyu Moitra (TIFR) as part
of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nThis talk concerns fluid mechanics
corresponding to near-extremal black branes in anti-de Sitter spacetime\,
in an unconventional regime. In this regime\, in contrast with the convent
ional one\, the temperature of the fluid is much smaller than the spatial
and temporal rates of variation of the various fluid parameters. It turns
out that Einstein-Maxwell equations admit a systematic perturbative expans
ion even in the new regime. There are interesting new features for fluid d
ynamics at low temperatures – non-localities in the constitutive relatio
ns beyond first order in derivatives\, for example. My talk will focus on
a simple model which will illustrate the essential features of the near-ex
tremal fluid-gravity correspondence. I will also describe some key results
for the actual fluid system dual to the gravitational theory.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/31/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Edward Witten (IAS\, Princeton)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200717T120000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200717T130000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/32
DESCRIPTION:Title: Deformations of JT gravity and matrix models\nby Edward Witten (I
AS\, Princeton) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nRecently it
was shown by Saad\, Shenker\, and Stanford that JT gravity in two dimensi
ons is dual not to any particular quantum system but to a random ensemble
of quantum systems. I will explain that if one deforms JT gravity by add
ing a self-coupling of the scalar field\, the resulting model is still dua
l to a random ensemble of quantum systems\, with a different density of en
ergy levels. I will also briefly describe work of Maxfield and Turiaci\
, who made a similar analysis in two dimensions and related it to issues i
n three-dimensional gravity.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/32/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Cumrun Vafa and Miguel Montero (Harvard University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200904T120000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200904T130000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/33
DESCRIPTION:Title: The Swampland in d>6\nby Cumrun Vafa and Miguel Montero (Harvard
University) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\nAbstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/33/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Mithat Unsal (NCSU)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201021T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201021T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/34
DESCRIPTION:Title: Strongly coupled QFT dynamics via TQFT coupling\nby Mithat Unsal
(NCSU) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe consider a class
of quantum field theories and quantum\nmechanics\, which we couple to topo
logical QFTs\, in order to classify\nnon-perturbative effects in the origi
nal theory. The TQFT structure\narises naturally from turning on a classic
al background field for a\ndiscrete global symmetry. In SU(N) Yang-Mills t
heory coupled to\nTQFT\, the non-perturbative expansion parameter is\nexp[
-S_I/N] both in the semi-classical weak coupling domain and\nstrong coupli
ng domain\, corresponding to a\nfractional topological charge and action c
onfigurations. To classify\nthe non-perturbative effects in original SU(N)
theory\, we must use\nPSU(N) bundle and lift configurations (critical poi
nts at infinity)\nfor which there is no obstruction back to SU(N). These p
rovide a\nrefinement of instanton sums: integer topological charge\, but\n
crucially fractional action configurations contribute\, providing a\nTQFT
protected generalization of resurgent semiclassical expansion to\nstrong c
oupling.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/34/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Noppadol Mekareeya (INFN Milano-Bicocca)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201028T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201028T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/35
DESCRIPTION:Title: Supersymmetry enhancement in 3d S-fold SCFTs\nby Noppadol Mekaree
ya (INFN Milano-Bicocca) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nA
local SL(2\,Z) transformation on the Type IIB brane configuration gives ri
se to an interesting class of 3d superconformal field theories\, known as
the S-fold SCFTs. One of the interesting features of such a theory is that
\, in general\, it does not admit a conventional Lagrangian description. N
evertheless\, it can be described by a quiver diagram with a building bloc
k being an SCFT known as the T(U(N)) theory. In this talk\, we discuss var
ious interesting properties of the S-fold theories\, including supersymmet
ry enhancement in the infrared as well as several interesting dualities.
This talk will have a different emphasis than previous talks with the sim
ilar title and abstract.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/35/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Soumyadeep Chaudhuri (Hebrew University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201104T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201104T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/36
DESCRIPTION:Title: Thermal order in large N conformal gauge theories\nby Soumyadeep
Chaudhuri (Hebrew University) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstrac
t\nOur experience with many physical systems (eg. magnets) tells us that u
sually when a symmetry is spontaneously broken at low temperatures\, it is
restored upon increasing the temperature sufficiently. The abundance of
such systems raises the question of whether this is a universal feature of
all quantum systems. In this talk\, I will present examples of (3+1)-dime
nsional non-supersymmetric large N gauge theories which demonstrate violat
ions of the above feature. I will argue that in the N tending to infinity
limit\, these theories have conformal manifolds which survive under all lo
op corrections to the beta functions of the couplings. I will show that un
der certain conditions\, a subset of points on such a conformal manifold d
emonstrates the spontaneous breaking of a global symmetry at all nonzero t
emperatures. Furthermore\, I will demonstrate that this symmetry breaking
is accompanied by the Higgsing of a subset of gauge bosons leading the sys
tem to be in a persistent Brout-Englert-Higgs phase.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/36/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Julian Sonner (University of Geneva)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201111T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201111T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/37
DESCRIPTION:Title: Causal symmetry breaking: late time physics of holographic quantum ch
aos\nby Julian Sonner (University of Geneva) as part of ICTS virtual s
eminar\n\n\nAbstract\nQuantum chaotic systems are often defined via the as
sertion that their spectral\nstatistics coincides with\, or is well approx
imated by\, random matrix theory. In this\ntalk I will explain how the uni
versal content of random matrix theory emerges as the\nconsequence of a si
mple symmetry-breaking principle and its associated Goldstone\nmodes. This
approach naturally leads to wormhole-like correlations in holography\, ev
en for individual theories. \nFinally I will comment on very recent result
s that allow us to extend the Goldstone effective-field-theory approach to
operator correlation functions\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/37/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Rob Myers (Perimeter Institute)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201125T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201125T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/39
DESCRIPTION:Title: Quantum Extremal Islands Made Easy\nby Rob Myers (Perimeter Insti
tute) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe illustrate the app
earance of quantum extremal islands in holographic setups in higher dimens
ions. We emphasize the close parallel with the behaviour of holographic en
tanglement entropy in more familiar settings.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/39/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Chandramouli Chowdhury (ICTS-TIFR)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200925T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20200925T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/40
DESCRIPTION:Title: A physical protocol for observers near the boundary to obtain bulk in
formation in quantum gravity\nby Chandramouli Chowdhury (ICTS-TIFR) as
part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe consider a set of observer
s who live near the boundary of global AdS\, and are allowed to act only w
ith simple low-energy unitaries and make measurements in a small interval
of time. The observers are not allowed to leave the near-boundary region.
We describe a physical protocol that nevertheless allows these observers t
o obtain detailed information about the bulk state. This protocol utilizes
the leading gravitational back-reaction of a bulk excitation on the metri
c\, and also relies on the entanglement-structure of the vacuum. For low-e
nergy states\, we show how the near-boundary observers can use this protoc
ol to completely identify the bulk state. We explain why the protocol fail
s completely in theories without gravity\, including non-gravitational gau
ge theories. This provides perturbative evidence for the claim that one of
the signatures of holography -- the fact that information about the bulk
is also available near the boundary -- is already visible in semiclassical
gravity.\n\nThis is work done in collaboration with Olga Papadoulaki and
Suvrat Raju and the reference is: https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.01740.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/40/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Justin David (IISc)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201202T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201202T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/41
DESCRIPTION:Title: Information theoretic measures in 2d CFT and their universal propert
ies\nby Justin David (IISc) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstr
act\nWe begin with a brief review of measures such as entanglement entropy
\, \nrelative entropy and techniques to evaluate them in 2d CFT. \nWe the
n study the properties of these measures when the theory \nor the state on
which these measures are evaluated are deformed by \nthe symmetries of th
e theory. The symmetries we focus are the \nVirasoro symmetries and highe
r spin symmetries. \nWe present 2 situations for which the deformations re
sult in universal \ncorrections to the information theoretic measures.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/41/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Soeren Schlichting (Bielefeld University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201216T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201216T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/43
DESCRIPTION:Title: Non-equilibrium QCD in heavy ion collisions\nby Soeren Schlichtin
g (Bielefeld University) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nOv
er the past decades\, experiments at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider (
RHIC) and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have collected an overwhelming a
mount of evidence of the formation of a de-confined Quark-Gluon Plasma (QG
P) \, and established a standard picture of the space-time evolution of th
e QGP based on relativistic viscous hydrodynamics. While high-energy Heavy
-Ion Collisions thus provide a unique laboratory to study strong-interacti
on matter under extreme conditions\, it has proven challenging to understa
nd how the far-from equilibrium initial state eventually turns into a near
ly equilibrated plasma of quarks and gluons. In this talk I will highlight
recent theoretical progress in understanding different thermalization mec
hanisms in QCD plasmas and address the question how an almost equilibrated
Quark-Gluon plasma is created during the early stages of high-energy coll
isions. I will also discuss how these studies provide new insights into th
e range of applicability of dissipative fluid dynamics and the emergence o
f universal properties in out-of-equilibrium systems\, and if time remains
address some phenomenological consequences of the early time non-equilibr
ium dynamics.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/43/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Akhil Sivakumar (ICTS-TIFR)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201118T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20201118T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/44
DESCRIPTION:Title: Gravitational probes with memory\nby Akhil Sivakumar (ICTS-TIFR)
as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nBlackholes are interesting
mainly due to two reasons. The first is that they give rise to irreversibl
e dynamics - event horizons mark a region of no return. Secondly they prod
uce Hawking radiation. While the first dissipative behaviour is well studi
ed\, the physics of fluctuations or Hawking radiation is not. In this talk
I will present preliminary results on understanding the real-time Hawking
fluctuations around an AdS blackbrane. The techniques we develop give a c
lean separation of short lived and long lived dynamics of the blackbrane.\
n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/44/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Pavel Kovtun (University of Victoria)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210120T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210120T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/45
DESCRIPTION:Title: Hydrodynamics beyond hydrodynamics\nby Pavel Kovtun (University o
f Victoria) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nHydrodynamics i
s a well-established field with a venerable history. In\nthis talk\, I wil
l focus on two foundational aspects of hydrodynamics\nwhich have received
renewed attention in recent years. 1) Do the\nequations of hydrodynamics e
ven make sense? and 2) How do we describe\nlong-wavelength phenomena that
hydrodynamics is supposed to describe but\nfails to?\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/45/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Sudarshan Ananth (IISER\, Pune)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210127T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210127T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/46
DESCRIPTION:Title: An intricate path to gravity\nby Sudarshan Ananth (IISER\, Pune)
as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nSymmetry enhancements in su
pergravity are presented and the resulting consequences for pure gravity d
iscussed.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/46/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Rajesh Gopakumar (ICTS)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210106T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210106T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/47
DESCRIPTION:Title: From Symmetric Product CFTs to AdS_3\nby Rajesh Gopakumar (ICTS)
as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nHow exactly do large N QFTs
reassemble themselves into perturbative string theories? This talk will f
ocus on an example which explicitly illustrates a general program of how t
his can happen around a free field fixed point. Specifically\, we consider
n-point correlators in the symmetric product orbifold theory\, dual to te
nsionless strings on AdS_3\, in a Gross-Mende like limit of large conforma
l dimensions. These correlators are given in terms of branched covering ma
ps which we can exactly solve for in this limit\, via a map to a matrix mo
del with a logarithmic potential. The spectral curve encoding the matrix m
odel solution then naturally gives rise to an integral over the dual strin
g moduli space through a special (Strebel) parameterization of the latter.
This is a precise realisation of what was proposed as the underlying mech
anism for gauge-string duality in weakly coupled QFTS. Finally\, the integ
rand on the moduli space can be cast in a number of striking forms includi
ng an action given by (the modulus of) the Schwarzian of the covering map\
n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/47/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Christopher Mogni (UC Berkeley)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210113T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210113T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/48
DESCRIPTION:Title: Large-N Expansion and String Theory Out of Equilibrium\nby Christ
opher Mogni (UC Berkeley) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nS
tring theory has been incredibly successful at describing both gauge and g
ravity systems in equilibrium\, whereby the vacuum state is assumed to be
eternal and static. While progress has been made in applying string theory
to non-equilibrium scenarios\, such as the fate of non-extremal black hol
es and early universe cosmology\, there is no framework for describing str
ing theory out of equilibrium. In this talk\, I will describe how the larg
e-N expansion of field theories with matrix degrees of freedom put on a cl
osed time contour implies a refined topological worldsheet expansion for s
trings out of equilibrium.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/48/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Amirhossein Tajdini (UCSB)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210205T133000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210205T143000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/49
DESCRIPTION:Title: Replica wormholes for an evaporating black hole\nby Amirhossein T
ajdini (UCSB) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nQuantum extre
mal islands reproduce the unitary Page curve of an evaporating black hole
in JT gravity. In previous work\, this result was formally derived by incl
uding replica wormholes in the gravitational path integral\, but the wormh
oles were not found explicitly\, or even fully defined\, for the time-depe
ndent geometries relevant to Hawking’s paradox. A technical challenge is
that replica wormholes rely on a Euclidean path integral while the quantu
m extremal islands of an evaporating black hole exist only in Lorentzian s
ignature. In this talk\, I will discuss how to construct these wormholes f
or n ∼ 1 replicas and confirm that they lead to the island rule for the
entropy.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/49/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Ashoke Sen (HRI)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210210T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210210T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/50
DESCRIPTION:Title: D-instanton amplitudes\nby Ashoke Sen (HRI) as part of ICTS virtu
al seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nD-instantons give non-perturbative contribution
to string theory\namplitudes which can be computed using world-sheet techn
iques. However the\nintegrals that appear in this computation often have d
ivergences from\ncorners of the moduli spaces which cannot be tamed by the
usual procedure\nof analytic continuation. We show how using insights fro
m string field\ntheory we can extract finite unambiguous results from thes
e apparently\ndivergent integrals.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/50/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Michal P. Heller (AEI)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210310T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210310T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/51
DESCRIPTION:Title: Spacetime as a quantum circuit\nby Michal P. Heller (AEI) as part
of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe propose that finite cutoff regi
ons of holographic spacetimes represent quantum circuits that map between
boundary states at different times and Wilsonian cutoffs\, and that the co
mplexity of those quantum circuits is given by the gravitational action. T
he optimal circuit minimizes the gravitational action. This is a generaliz
ation of both the "complexity equals volume" conjecture to unoptimized cir
cuits\, and path integral optimization to finite cutoffs. Using tools from
holographic $T\\bar{T}$\, we find that surfaces of constant scalar curvat
ure play a special role in optimizing quantum circuits. We also find an in
teresting connection of our proposal to kinematic space\, and discuss poss
ible circuit representations and gate counting interpretations of the grav
itational action.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/51/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:David Tong (DAMTP)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210317T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210317T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/52
DESCRIPTION:Title: How to Give Chiral Fermions a Mass\nby David Tong (DAMTP) as part
of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nChiral fermions have the property
that their left-handed and right-handed components transform differently u
nder some symmetry. Folklore suggests that it is impossible to give such f
ermions a mass \nwithout breaking this symmetry. I'll show\, through a num
ber of examples\, why this folklore is wrong. In particular\, I'll show ho
w one generation of fermions in the Standard Model can get a mass without
the need for a Higgs boson that breaks electroweak symmetry.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/52/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Jorge Santos (DAMTP)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210414T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210414T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/53
DESCRIPTION:Title: AdS Euclidean wormholes\nby Jorge Santos (DAMTP) as part of ICTS
virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe explore the construction and stability o
f asymptotically anti-de Sitter Euclidean wormholes in a variety of models
. In simple ad hoc low-energy models\, it is not hard to construct two-bou
ndary Euclidean wormholes that dominate over disconnected solutions and wh
ich are stable (lacking negative modes) in the usual sense of Euclidean qu
antum gravity. Indeed\, the structure of such solutions turns out to stron
gly resemble that of the Hawking-Page phase transition for AdS-Schwarzschi
ld black holes\, in that for boundary sources above some threshold we find
both a `large' and a `small' branch of wormhole solutions with the latter
being stable and dominating over the disconnected solution for large enou
gh sources. We are also able to construct two-boundary Euclidean wormholes
in a variety of string compactifications that dominate over the disconnec
ted solutions we find and that are stable with respect to field-theoretic
perturbations. However\, as in classic examples investigated by Maldacena
and Maoz\, the wormholes in these UV-complete settings always suffer from
brane-nucleation instabilities (even when sources that one might hope woul
d stabilize such instabilities are tuned to large values). This indicates
the existence of additional disconnected solutions with lower action. We d
iscuss the significance of such results for the factorization problem of A
dS/CFT.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/53/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Andreas Karch (UT Austin)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210217T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210217T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/54
DESCRIPTION:Title: Information Transfer with a Gravitating Bath\nby Andreas Karch (U
T Austin) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nRecent progress i
n our understanding of black hole evaporation\nhas mostly occurred in the
context of black holes coupled to an\nexternal\, non-gravitating bath. In
order to compare and contrast to what\nhappens to black holes in asymptoti
cally flat space it is imperative to\nunderstand whether the non-gravitati
ng bath is just some external\nspectator or actively changes the physics i
n this system. Equivalently\,\none can wonder to what extent the results g
eneralize to the case of a\ngravitating bath. We use Randall-Sundrum brane
worlds\, and their\nholographic interpretation\, to answer this important
question.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/54/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Shiraz Minwalla (TIFR)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210224T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210224T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/55
DESCRIPTION:Title: Bounds on Regge growth of flat space scattering from bounds on chaos<
/a>\nby Shiraz Minwalla (TIFR) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstra
ct\nWe study four-point functions of scalars\, conserved currents\, and st
ress tensors in a conformal field theory\, generated by a local contact te
rm in the bulk dual description\, in two different causal configurations.
The first of these is the standard Regge configuration in which the chaos
bound applies. The second is the `causally scattering configuration' in wh
ich the correlator develops a bulk point singularity. We find an expressio
n for the coefficient of the bulk point singularity in terms of the bulk S
matrix of the bulk dual metric\, gauge fields and scalars\, and use it to
determine the Regge scaling of the correlator on the causally scattering
sheet in terms of the Regge growth of this S matrix. We then demonstrate t
hat the scaling on this this sheet is governed by the same power as in the
standard Regge configuration\, and so is constrained by the chaos bound\,
which turns out to be violated unless the bulk flat space S matrix grows
no faster than s^2\nin the Regge limit. It follows that in the context of
the AdS/CFT correspondence and local bulk interactions that the chaos bou
nd applied to the boundary field theory implies that the S matrices of the
dual bulk scalars\, gauge fields\, and gravitons obey the Classical Regge
Growth (CRG) conjecture.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/55/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Nava Gaddam (University of Utrecht)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210303T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210303T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/56
DESCRIPTION:Title: The black hole eikonal and the information paradox\nby Nava Gadda
m (University of Utrecht) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI
n this talk\, I will show that there is a remarkable phase of quantum grav
ity (which we will call the 'black hole eikonal' phase in contrast to the
flat space eikonal phase). It is defined by gravitational collisions near
the horizon\, and dominated by centre of mass energies $E >> \\gamma M_Pl$
\, with $\\gamma = M_Pl/M_B H$. This regime captures gravitational scatter
ing with impact parameters smaller than the Schwarzschild radius. Scatteri
ng amplitudes are unitary suggesting a resolution of the information parad
ox\; I will sketch the explicit derivation of the 2-2 amplitude for massle
ss scalars\, non-perturbatively in $\\gamma$. Owing to the low energies of
collisions\, there are no firewalls experienced by infalling observers. A
consequence of these results is that the information paradox is an emerge
nt one at low energies and does not require detailed ultra-violet physics
for a resolution.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/56/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Jaume Gomis (Perimeter Institute)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210326T130000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210326T140000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/57
DESCRIPTION:Title: Global Anomalies on the Hilbert Space\nby Jaume Gomis (Perimeter
Institute) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nWe will discuss
an elementary way of detecting some global anomalies\nfrom the way the sym
metry algebra is realized on the torus Hilbert\nspace of the anomalous the
ory\, give a physical description of the\nimprint of the “layers”that
enter in the cobordism classification of\nanomalies and discuss applicatio
ns\, including how anomalies can imply\na supersymmetric spectrum in stron
gly coupled (nonsupersymmetric)\ngauge theories.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/57/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Masanori Hanada (University of Surrey)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210331T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210331T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/58
DESCRIPTION:Title: Color confinement\, Bose-Einstein condensation\, and emergent geometr
y in gauge/gravity duality\nby Masanori Hanada (University of Surrey)
as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nIn gauge/gravity duality\,
the information regarding the gravitational geometry (e.g.\, black hole an
d smooth exterior geometry) has to be encoded in gauge theory. The color d
egrees of freedom (matrix degrees of freedom) have to play the key role\,
because the duality can hold even when the gauge theory side is a matrix m
odel. In this talk\, I will provide a very simple way of encoding the geom
etry to matrices\, along the line of Witten's work on the effective action
of D-branes and strings\, and the Matrix Theory conjecture by Banks\, Fis
chler\, Shenker and Susskind. Roughly speaking\, eigenvalues of matrices c
an be identified with the location of the D-brane probe or extended object
s such as black hole. \n\nActually there is a famous argument against such
simple interpretation advocated by Polchinski in 1998. His argument used
generic properties of large-N gauge theory to show that the ground-state w
ave function delocalizes at large N\, leading to a conflict with the local
ity in the bulk geometry. We show that this argument is not correct: the g
round-state wave function does not delocalize\, and there is no conflict w
ith the locality of the bulk geometry. In order to understand how Polchins
ki's argument fails\, recently-discovered connection between color confine
ment at large N and Bose-Einstein condensation is useful. This confinement
-BEC connection has a striking consequence: in the SU(N) gauge theory\, th
ere is a partially-deconfined phase in which an SU(M)-subgroup is deconfin
ed. Partial deconfinement gives a natural realization of the idea in BFSS
Matrix Theory conjecture --- extended objects\, such as black hole\, are r
ealized as bound states of D-branes and strings\, that look like non-commu
tative blocks in big matrices --- in the Maldacena-type gauge/gravity dual
ity.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/58/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Nikhil Kalyanapuram (Pennsylvania State University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210428T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210428T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/59
DESCRIPTION:Title: The Tensionless Limit of Chiral Superstring Integrands\nby Nikhil
Kalyanapuram (Pennsylvania State University) as part of ICTS virtual semi
nar\n\n\nAbstract\nChiral splitting is the superholomorphic factorisation
of integrands in superstring theory\, derived several decades ago by D'Hok
er and Phong. I will place this phenomenon in a modern context by expandin
g the chiral integrand of external graviton states in terms of the string
tension. In doing so\, the half integrand of the ambitwistor string will b
e shown to arise as a tensionless limit thereof. The possible implications
for the duality between colour and kinematics will be discussed.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/59/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Aninda Sinha (IISc)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210421T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210421T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/60
DESCRIPTION:Title: Crossing symmetric dispersion relations in QFTs and CFTs\nby Anin
da Sinha (IISc) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI will disc
uss crossing symmetric dispersion relations and its applications. 1) In QF
T I will derive two sided bounds on Wilson coefficients in a low energy ef
fective expansion of 2-2 scattering. I will also show an intriguing connec
tion with the Bieberbach conjecture in mathematics. 2) In CFT\, I will sho
w a rigorous derivation of the Polyakov bootstrap which will enable us to
fix the contact terms in the Witten diagram basis expansion.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/60/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Congkao Wen (Queen Mary University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210407T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210407T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/61
DESCRIPTION:Title: Integrated four-point correlators in N=4 SYM\nby Congkao Wen (Que
en Mary University) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nIn this
talk\, we will discuss integrated correlators of four superconformal prim
aries in N=4 super Yang-Mills\, that are defined by integrating over space
time coordinates of the four-point correlator with certain integration mea
sures. The integrated correlators can be computed using supersymmetric loc
alisation\, which are expressed as N-dimensional matrix-model integrals. W
e will mostly focus on one of the integrated correlators. We find that thi
s integrated correlator can be presented as a lattice sum\, which makes ma
nifest the SL(2\, Z) modular invariance of N=4 SYM. Furthermore\, the int
egrated correlator obeys a remarkable Laplace-difference equation\, which
relates the correlator of SU(N) theory with those of SU(N-1) and SU(N+1) t
heories. The expression allows us to obtain exact results of the integrat
ed correlator in various limits. For instance\, in perturbation\, the expr
ession is checked to be consistent with known results in the literature\;
in the large-N limit\, it is shown to match with the expected results from
string theory due to AdS/CFT duality.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/61/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Chethan Krishnan (IISc)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210505T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210505T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/62
DESCRIPTION:Title: Comments on the Information Paradox\nby Chethan Krishnan (IISc) a
s part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI will discuss some calculat
ions that shed light on some of the conceptual questions regarding (recent
developments on) the information paradox.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/62/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Biswajit Sahoo (EPFL)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210602T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210602T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/63
DESCRIPTION:by Biswajit Sahoo (EPFL) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\nAb
stract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/63/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Subir Sachdev (Harvard)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210609T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210609T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/64
DESCRIPTION:by Subir Sachdev (Harvard) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n
Abstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/64/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Kristan Jensen (Victoria)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210512T050000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210512T060000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/65
DESCRIPTION:Title: Wormholes and black hole microstates in AdS/CFT\nby Kristan Jense
n (Victoria) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nIt has long be
en known that the coarse-grained approximation to the black hole density o
f states can be computed using classical Euclidean gravity. In this talk I
will argue for another entry in the dictionary between Euclidean gravity
and black hole physics\, namely that Euclidean wormholes describe a coarse
-grained approximation to the energy level statistics of black hole micros
tates. We obtain an integral representation of wormhole amplitudes in Eins
tein gravity and in full-fledged AdS/CFT. These amplitudes are non-perturb
ative corrections to the two-boundary problem in AdS quantum gravity. The
full amplitude is likely UV sensitive\, dominated by small wormholes\, but
it admits an integral transformation with a macroscopic\, weakly curved s
addle-point approximation. The saddle is the "double cone" geometry of Saa
d\, Shenker\, and Stanford\, with fixed moduli. In the boundary descriptio
n this saddle appears to dominate a smeared version of the connected two-p
oint function of the black hole density of states\, and suggests level rep
ulsion in the microstate spectrum. I will also discuss the stability of th
ese wormholes to small fluctuations and to brane nucleation. Our results i
ndicate a factorization paradox in AdS/CFT.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/65/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:David Poland (Yale)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210520T130000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210520T140000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/66
DESCRIPTION:Title: Charting the Landscape of 3d CFTs\nby David Poland (Yale) as part
of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n\nAbstract\nI will summarize progress at using
the conformal bootstrap to solve 3d CFTs. These include the critical 3d I
sing model\, the O(N) vector models\, and the minimal 3d SCFT. Recent resu
lts for the O(2) model resolve a longstanding discrepancy between experime
nt and Monte Carlo simulations\, while results for the O(3) model prove th
e instability of Heisenberg magnets to cubic anisotropy.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/66/
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Matthew Reece (Harvard)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210527T130000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210527T140000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210514T192037Z
UID:ictsvirtual/67
DESCRIPTION:by Matthew Reece (Harvard) as part of ICTS virtual seminar\n\n
Abstract: TBA\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/ictsvirtual/67/
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