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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.
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Found at least 20 result(s)
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 formulaā€¯ 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. 
Journal Club Chris Couzens (King's College)
at: 16:00 room S4.23  abstract: Review of 1710.03934v1 
Journal Club Rajesh Gupta (KCL)
at: 16:00 room S4.23  abstract: We will discuss "From 3d duality to 2d duality" https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.00926 by Aharony, Razamat and Willett. 
Regular Seminar Carlo Meneghelli (Oxford)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: Any four dimensional N=2 superconformal field theory (SCFT) contains a subsector of local operator which is isomorphic to a two dimensional chiral algebra. If the 4d theory possesses N=3 or N= 4 superconformal symmetry, the corresponding chiral algebra is an extension the N=2 or (small) N=4 superVirasoro algebra respectively. In this talk I will present some results on the classification of N=4 chiral algebras and discuss if they can correspond to a 4d theory. 
Regular Seminar Andrea Cavaglia (KCL)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: I will discuss integrability in the context of planar AdS4/CFT3, where the CFT is the socalled ABJ model depending on two t'Hooft couplings. When the two couplings are equal, this reduces to the ABJM theory, whose integrable structure is well understood but depends on an unspecified interpolating function of the coupling. I will motivate a proposal that the most general ABJ case is also integrable, and that the two coupling constants l1 and l2 recombine into a single interpolating function h( l1 , l2 ) , so that the spectrum is a function of h only. Extending and idea by N. Gromov and G. Sizov on the ABJM case, an explicit conjecture for the form of h(l1, l2) wil be made, based on the comparison between integrability and localization results. The talk is based on the paper hepth/1605.04888 with N. Gromov and F. LevkovichMaslyuk. 
Regular Seminar Alejandro CaboBizet (KCL)
at: 13:15 room K4.31  abstract: I will start by sketching the computation of the topologically twisted index on H2xS1 and its evaluation in ABJM theory in the large N limit with k=1. Then after, I will review the key points behind the construction of magnetically charged (hyperbolic) AdS4 black holes on STU gauged SUGRA and will conclude by stating how the aformentioned index  upon extremization  coincides with the entropy of the latter black holes in the large N limit (with k=1). 
Regular Seminar David Vegh (QMUL)
at: 13:15 room Segmented strings  abstract: The goal of this talk is twofold. Firstly, I would like to popularize the segmented string approach for solving the classical string dynamics on certain symmetric spacetimes where the string motion is integrable. This allows for an exact discretization which renders the equation of motion discrete in both space and time. The corresponding string solution is a segmented string. I will review the properties of segmented strings and relate them to discretetime Todatype lattices. The second goal of the talk is to understand a concrete setup: a (segmented) string hanging from the boundary of threedimensional AdS spacetime. According to the gauge/gravity duality, the string in the bulk is dual to a flux tube between a quarkantiquark pair in the boundary field theory. We assume that the string is initially (quasi)static. Perturbing one of the endpoints creates a large propagating wave on the string. The nonlinear timeevolution produces a number of interesting phenomena: energy cascades, paircreation of cusps, and evaporating regions on the string. If time permits, I will also talk about the string worldsheet as a simple model for gravity, chaos, outoftimeorder fourpoint functions, and segmented membranes. 
Exceptional Seminar Simon Wood (Cardiff)
at: 15:00 room S4.29  abstract: Given some chiral conformal field theory (also known as a vertex operator algebra in the mathematics literature), a natural but highly nontrivial task is to classify its representation theory. In this talk, I will use some well known examples of conformal field theories, such as the Virasoro minimal models, to show how certain hard questions in representation theory can be neatly rephrased as comparatively easy questions in the theory of symmetric polynomials. After a brief overview of the theory of symmetric polynomials, I will show how they can be used to classify irreducible representations. 
Regular Seminar Christian Samann (Heriot Watt University)
at: 13:15 room G01 Norfolk Building  abstract: I present an extended version of Riemannian geometry suitable for the description of current formulations of double field theory (DFT). This framework is based on graded manifolds and it yields extended notions of symmetries, dynamical data and constraints. In special cases, we recover general relativity with and without 1, 2 and 3form gauge potentials as well as DFT. We believe that our extended Riemannian geometry helps to clarify the role of various constructions in DFT. For example, it leads to a covariant form of the strong section condition. Furthermore, it should provide a useful step towards global and coordinate invariant descriptions of T and Uduality invariant field theories. 
Triangular Seminar Carlos Mafra (U. Southampton)
at: 15:00 room S1.27 floor minus 1  abstract: I will give a pedagogical review of how the pure spinor formalism was used to obtain all treelevel amplitudes of the superstring, including all their alpha' corrections. 
Regular Seminar Ricardo Schiappa (Lisbon University)
at: 13:15 room G01 Norfolk Building  abstract: I will present a light introduction to resurgence, with applications in large N gauge theory and in string theory. 
Regular Seminar Ingo Runkel (Hamburg University)
at: 13:15 room G01 Norfolk Building  abstract:

Regular Seminar Georgios Papadopoulos (King's College London)
at: 13:15 room G01 Norfolk Building  abstract: I shall review proposals that have been made to patch doubled spaces and explain the difficulties that arise in an effort to achieve consistent patching. Then I shall propose a scheme based on Cspaces that leads to a consistent patching but requires additional coordinates to those of doubled spaces. The Tdual pairs are identified as subspaces of the gerbe in Cspaces. The talk is based on work done with Paul Howe, arXiv:1612.07968 [hepth]. 