This institute may be found at Strand in Central London, just north of the Thames (map).
Getting to the Strand Campus:
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.
For more information about public transportations in London, please visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk.
Found at least 20 result(s)
Regular Seminar James Drummond (Southampton)
at: 13:15 room S0.13  abstract:

Exceptional Seminar Masahito Yamazaki (IPMU)
at: 13:15 room S6.06  abstract: In this talk I will describe codimension 2 and 4 defects in 6d (2,0) theories in several points of view: 3d SL(N,C) ChernSimons theory (stateintegral model, cluster algebra), 3d N=2 field theory, 5d N=2 super YangMills, and AdS4 holographic dual. This leads to quantitative consistency checks of different approaches, as well as new predictions for a variety of partition functions. 
Regular Seminar Jorge Santos (DAMTP, Cambridge)
at: 13:15 room S.0.13  abstract: We numerically construct asymptotically antide Sitter (AdS) black holes in four dimensions that contain only a single Killing vector field. These solutions, which we coin black resonators, link the superradiant instability of KerrAdS to the nonlinear weakly turbulent instability of AdS by connecting the onset of the superradiance instability to smooth, horizonless geometries called geons. Furthermore, they demonstrate nonuniqueness of KerrAdS by sharing asymptotic charges. Where black resonators coexist with KerrAdS, we find that the black resonators have higher entropy. Nevertheless, we show that black resonators are unstable and comment on the implications for the endpoint of the superradiant instability. 
Regular Seminar Lionel Mason (Oxford University)
at: 13:15 room S0.13  abstract: Ambitwistor strings are holomorphic string theories whose target space is the space of complex null geoedesics in complexified spacetimes. I will explain how these theories explain the origin of the scattering equations in twistor strings and the CHY formulae in arbitrary dimensions and provide a reformulation of standard gauge, gravity and other theories in a holomorphic infinite tension analogue of conventional string theories. I will show how these results extend to 1loop both on a torus and on a nodal Riemann sphere, and perhaps to higher loops. 
Regular Seminar Adi Armoni (Swansea University)
at: 13:15 room S0.13  abstract: In this talk I will consider brane configurations that include NS5 branes, orientifold planes and antibranes. I will argue that the class of field theories that live on such brane configurations admit Seiberg duality. Interactions between branes and orientifold planes will be given a field theory interpretation. In particular a certain repulsive interaction will lead to a nontrivial ColemanWeinberg potential and dynamical symmetry breaking. I will also discuss the case of type 0' strings and chiral symmetry breaking of the form SU(Nf)xSU(Nf)>SU(Nf) in a QCDlike theory. 
Regular Seminar David Tong (DAMTP, Cambridge)
at: 13:15 room S0.13  abstract: There exist, in d=2+1 dimensions, field theories that are supersymmetric but nonrelativistic. I will show that the lowenergy physics of these theories is that of the fractional quantum Hall effect. Supersymmetry provides enough analytic control to explicitly derive the ground state wavefunctions and their excitations. 
Regular Seminar Daisuke Yokoyama (King's College London)
at: 13:15 room S.013  abstract: We study the free energy of the three dimensional N=2 supersymmetric ChernSimonsMatter theory dual to AdS4 times toric seven dimensional SasakiEinstein manifold. Although it is not known in general how to construct the CSM theory from the geometric data of the 7d SE manifold (which is called toric diagram), the free energy in the large N limit may be derived. We present the free energy as a quartic polynomial of trial Rcharges for generic toric diagram with up to 6 vertices, and some particular diagrams with 8 vertices. The free energy reproduces the MartelliSparksYau volume function. 
Informal Seminar Imtak Jeon (KIAS)
at: 13:15 room S.0.13  abstract: We use the techniques of supersymmetric localization to compute the BPS black hole entropy in N=2 supergravity. We focus on the n_v+1 vector multiplets on the black hole near horizon background which is AdS_2 x S^2 space. We find the localizing saddle point of the vector multiplets by solving the localization equations, and compute the exact one loop partition function on the saddle point. Furthermore, we propose the appropriate functional integration measure. Through this measure, the one loop determinant is written in terms of the radius of the physical metric, which depends on the localizing saddle point value of the vector multiplets. The result for the one loop determinant is consistent with the logarithmic corrections to the BPS black hole entropy from vector multiplets. 
Colloquium SEMPS Conference (King's College)
at: 10:30 room S2.23  abstract: Program at: http://www.mth.kcl.ac.uk/~k1469797/ECRSEMPS15/ 
Exceptional Seminar Babak Haghighat (Harvard)
at: 14:30 room S4.36  abstract: We consider bound states of strings which arise in 6d (1,0) SCFTs that are realized in Ftheory in terms of linear chains of spheres with negative selfintersections 1,2, and 4. These include the strings associated to N small E8 instantons, as well as the ones associated to M5 branes probing A and D type singularities in Mtheory or D5 branes probing ADE singularities in Type IIB string theory. We find that these bound states of strings admit (0,4) supersymmetric quiver descriptions and show how one can compute their elliptic genera. 
Regular Seminar Aalok Misra (Indian Institute of Technology)
at: 13:15 room G.01  abstract: We will discuss the construction of type IIA mirror a la Strominger Yau Zaslow prescription and its Mtheory uplift in the delocalized limit {resulting in black M3branes=asymptotically black M5branes wrapping large integer sum of twospheres in AdS_5xM_6} of type IIB backgrounds involving nonKaehler resolved warped deformed conifolds in the presence of [fractional]D3 and wrapped D7branes relevant to thermal QCD with fundamental quarks. We will show that the local T^3 relevant to SYZ mirror construction obeys the same constraint as the maximal T^2invariant special Lagrangian threecycle of deformed conifolds. We also discuss evaluation of the SU(3) structure torsion classes of the type IIB background and show its (approximate) Kaehlerity. We will also discuss thermodynamical/hydrodynamical properties as well as evaluation of a variety of transport coefficients {from correlation functions of gauge and metric fluctuations}, speed of sound and QCD deconfinement temperature consistent with lattice data. 
Exceptional Seminar Antonio Sciarappa (SISSA (Trieste))
at: 14:15 room K3.11  abstract: Hydrodynamic integrable systems are characterized by an infinite number of conserved quantities and can be described in terms of integrable partial differential equations. I will focus on the periodic Intermediate Long Wave (ILW) system, both at the classical and quantum level. The quantum system has not been solved yet, if not in a particular limit (the BenjaminOno limit) which is related to the AGT correspondence. In this talk I will show how a particular two dimensional N=(2,2) gauge theory on S^2 can be used to determine the spectrum of the quantum ILW system via Bethe Ansatz equations, as well as the norm of the eigenstates. In addition the partition function of this theory computes genus zero GromovWitten invariants for the ADHM instanton moduli space, thus relating quantum cohomology to quantum hydrodynamics. 
Regular Seminar Nick Dorey (DAMTP Cambridge)
at: 13:15 room G.01  abstract: I will discuss recent progress in formulating superconformal quantum mechanics models which describe the (2,0) theory and N=4 super YangMills in discrete lightcone quantisation. 
Triangular Seminar Cristian Vergu (King's College London)
at: 15:30 room K6.29  abstract: I will give a pedagogical introduction to recent developments in the study of N=4 superYangMills scattering amplitudes, and superWilson loops with a focus on their symmetries. 
Regular Seminar Peter West (King's College)
at: 13:15 room G.01  abstract: It has been conjectured that the fundamental theory of strings and branes has an $E_{11}$ symmetry. I will explain how this conjecture leads to a generalized spacetime, which is automatically equipped with its own geometry, as well as equations of motion for the fields that live on this generalized spacetime. 
Regular Seminar Balt Van Rees (CERN)
at: 13:15 room G.01  abstract: In the past few years we have seen that the bootstrap approach to higherdimensional conformal field theories (CFTs) can be surprisingly powerful. In particular, we are finally able to put the crossing symmetry equations to good use and extract nontrivial information about the spectrum and threepoint functions in a generic CFT. In this talk I will discuss the application of these ideas to superconformal field theories, focussing on N=2 and N=4 theories in four dimensions. In those theories there exists a subsector where the crossing symmetry equations can be solved analytically. Together with the numerical analysis of the remaining constraints we can learn a great deal about the nonperturbative structure of these superconformal field theories. 
Regular Seminar Rodolfo Russo (Queen Mary University)
at: 13:15 room G.01  abstract: The study of high energy amplitudes in string theory provides an interesting arena to study several issues in quantum theories of gravity. I will focus on a conceptually very simple situation where a perturbative graviton scatters against a stack of Dbranes and I will discuss phenomena, such as the emergence of tidal forces, the restoration of unitarity through resummation of diagrams and how the Regge behaviour of string theory is crucial to avoid causality violations 
Regular Seminar Nick Dorey (DAMTP Cambridge)
at: 13:15 room G.01  abstract: I will discuss recent progress in formulating superconformal quantum mechanics models which describe the (2,0) theory and N=4 super YangMills in discrete lightcone quantisation. 
Regular Seminar Costis Papageorgakis (Queen Mary University)
at: 13:15 room G.01  abstract: It is often said that soliton contributions to perturbative processes in QFT are exponentially suppressed by a formfactor. We will provide a derivation of this formfactor by studying the solitonantisoliton pairproduction amplitude. This reduces to the calculation of a matrix element in the quantum mechanics on the soliton moduli space. We will investigate the conditions under which the latter leads to suppression. Extending this framework to instantonsolitons in fivedimensional YangMills theory leaves open the possibility that such contributions will not be suppressed. 
Regular Seminar Martin Wolf (University of Surrey)
at: 13:15 room G.01  abstract: I will review recent work on the formulation of selfdual higher (categorified) gauge theory in six dimensions using twistor theory. 