All Upcoming Events

On Tuesday at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the Relativity series:
Oscar Dias (University of Southampton)
Holographic thermalization, quasinormal modes and superradiance in Kerr-AdS
On Tuesday at 14:00 in 501, DWB (Seminar Room), a seminar in the Holography series:
Nick Evans (U. Southampton)
Dynamic AdS/QCD & the Spectra of Asymptotically Free Gauge Theory
On Tuesday at 15:45 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry series:
Pavel Safronov (Oxford)
Hamiltonian and quasi-Hamiltonian reduction via derived symplectic geometry
Further information: I will explain an approach to Hamiltonian reduction using derived symplectic geometry. Roughly speaking, the reduced space can be presented as an intersection of two Lagrangians in a shifted symplectic space, which therefore carries a natural symplectic structure. A slight modification of the construction gives rise to quasi-Hamiltonian reduction. This talk will also serve as an introduction to the wonderful world of derived symplectic geometry where statements that morally ought to be true are indeed true.
On Wednesday at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the Strings Junior series:
Agnese Bissi
Conformal bootstrap: part 2
Further information: I will discuss some applications of the conformal bootstrap equation. I will first present how to find bounds for CFT data and then how to extend the bootstrap equation to the supersymmetric case.
On Thursday at 13:00 in Dalitz Institute, DWB, a seminar in the Particle Phenomenology Forum series:
(2nd year Particle Theory DPhil students) (University of Oxford)
DPhil student presentations
On Thursday at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Oleg Ruchayskiy (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
Sterile neutrino dark matter
On Friday at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Andrei Seryi (Director John Adams Institute, University of Oxford)
Science and the Art of Inventiveness
On Monday at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the String Theory series:
Sven Krippendorf (Oxford)
TBA
On Monday at 15:15 in L5, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Fedor Bogomolov (Courant Institute and Nottingham)
Closed symmetric differentials on projective surfaces
On Tuesday, October 28, at 14:00 in DWB 501 (Seminar Room), a seminar in the Holography series:
Mukund Rangamani (U. Durham)
Adiabatic Fluids
On Tuesday, October 28, at 15:45 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry series:
Renato Vianna (Cambridge)
Infinitely many monotone Lagrangian Tori in CP^2
Further information: In previous work, we constructed an exotic monotone Lagrangian torus in $\mathbb{CP}^2$ (not Hamiltonian isotopic to the known Clifford and Chekanov tori) using techniques motivated by mirror symmetry. We named it $T(1,4,25)$ because, when following a degeneration of $\mathbb{CP}^2$ to the weighted projective space $\mathbb{CP}(1,4,25)$, it degenerates to the central fibre of the moment map for the standard torus action on $\mathbb{CP}(1,4,25)$. Related to each degeneration from $\mathbb{CP}^2$ to $\mathbb{CP}(a^2,b^2,c^2)$, for $(a,b,c)$ a Markov triple -- $a^2 + b^2 + c^2 = 3abc$ -- there is a monotone Lagrangian torus, which we call $T(a^2,b^2,c^2)$.  We employ techniques from symplectic field theory to prove that no two of them are Hamiltonian isotopic to each other.
On Thursday, October 30, at 13:00 in Dalitz Institute, DWB, a seminar in the Particle Phenomenology Forum series:
Valery Rubakov (Institute for Nuclear Research)
Towards creating a universe in the laboratory
On Thursday, October 30, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Roberto Valandro (ICTP Trieste)
De Sitter flux vacua with moduli stabilisation and chiral matter
On Friday, October 31, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Valery Rubakov (Russian Academy of Sciences)
The Universe before the hot Big Bang
On Friday, October 31, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Bernard Silverman (Chief Scientist, The Home Office)
Science in Whitehall
On Monday, November 3, at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the String Theory series:
Heng- Yu Chen (National Taiwan University and Cambridge)
TBA
On Monday, November 3, at 14:15 in L5, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Markus Roeser (Hannover)
Hyperkähler Implosion and Nahm's Equations
On Tuesday, November 4, at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the Relativity series:
Niklas Beisert ((ETH) Zurich)
TBA
On Tuesday, November 4, at 14:00 in 501, DWB (Seminar Room), a seminar in the Holography series:
Mike Blake (DAMTP, Cambridge)
Holographic Transport and the Hall Angle
On Tuesday, November 4, at 15:45 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry series:
Akram Alishahi (Bonn)
Cobordisms between tangles
Further information: In a previous work, we introduced a refinement of Juhasz’s sutured Floer homology, and constructed a minus theory for sutured manifolds, called sutured Floer chain complex. In this talk, we introduce a new description of sutured manifolds as “tangles” and describe a notion of cobordism between them. Using this construction, we define a cobordism map between the corresponding sutured Floer chain complexes. We also discuss some possible applications. This is a joint work with Eaman Eftekhary.
On Thursday, November 6, at 13:00 in Dalitz Institute, DWB, a seminar in the Particle Phenomenology Forum series:
Juan Rojo (University of Oxford)
Boosting Strong Higgs Pair Production at the LHC
On Thursday, November 6, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Assaf Ben-David (NBI Copenhagen)
Large-scale anomalies in the CMB
On Friday, November 7, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Steven Balbus, Savilian Professor of Astronomy (University of Oxford)
A Physicist's View of the Emergence of Terrestrial Vertebrates
On Tuesday, November 11, at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the Relativity series:
Oliver Schlotterer (AEI Golm)
One-loop SYM amplitudes from BRST symmetry
On Tuesday, November 11, at 15:45 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry series:
Brent Doran (ETH Zurich)
TBA
On Thursday, November 13, at 13:00 in Dalitz Institute, DWB, a seminar in the Particle Phenomenology Forum series:
Shankha Banerjee (Harish-Chandra Research Institute)
A Higgs or The Higgs ? : A look at anomalous Higgs couplings
On Thursday, November 13, at 14:00 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry series:
Kai Cieliebak (Augsburg)
The topology of rationally and polynomially convex domains
Further information: Rationally and polynomially convex domains in ${\mathbb C}^n$ are fundamental objects of study in the theory of functions of several complex variables. After defining and illustrating these notions, I will explain joint work with Y.Eliashberg giving a complete characterization of the possible topologies of such domains in complex dimension at least three. The proofs are based on recent progress in symplectic topology, most notably the h-principles for loose Legendrian knots and Lagrangian caps.
On Thursday, November 13, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
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*No seminar today* (Cosener's Meeting)
On Friday, November 14, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Paul Fendley (Oxford)
What is topological order, and why is it interesting?
On Friday, November 14, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Eric Wolff (Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge)
Ice Cores, Climate and Sea Ice
Further information: [url=/sites/default/files/2013-10-17/wolff_colloquia_poster_14th_nov_2014_pdf_33588.pdf]Prof Eric Wolff colloquium 14 Nov 2014[/url]
On Monday, November 17, at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the String Theory series:
Paul Richmond (Oxford)
TBA
On Tuesday, November 18, at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the Relativity series:
Dr Leron Borsten (Imperial College London)
TBA
On Tuesday, November 18, at 15:45 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry series:
Jim Bryan (University of British Columbia)
TBA
On Thursday, November 20, at 13:00 in Dalitz Institute, DWB, a seminar in the Particle Phenomenology Forum series:
Alexander Mitov (University of Cambridge)
TBA
On Thursday, November 20, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Alexander Mitov (Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge)
Top production at NNLO
On Friday, November 21, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Ray Monk (Department of Philosophy, University of Southampton)
Oppenheimer. Title tbc
On Monday, November 24, at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the String Theory series:
Mario Garcia Fernandez (ICMAT Madrid)
TBA
On Monday, November 24, at 14:15 in L5, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Dr Vicky Hoskins (Freie Universität Berlin)
Stratifications for moduli of sheaves and quiver representations
On Tuesday, November 25, at 14:00 in DWB 501 (Seminar Room), a seminar in the Holography series:
Natalia Pinzani-Fokeeva (U. Amsterdam)
Effective Actions for Fluids from Holography and the Membrane Paradigm
On Tuesday, November 25, at 15:45 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry series:
Julius Ross (Cambridge)
TBA
On Thursday, November 27, at 13:00 in Dalitz Institute, DWB, a seminar in the Particle Phenomenology Forum series:
Gudrun Heinrich & Chris Hays (University of Durham & University of Oxford)
TBA
On Thursday, November 27, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Gudrun Heinrich (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Munich)
High precision calculations for LHC phenomenology
On Friday, November 28, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Asimina Arvanitaki (Perimeter Institute)
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On Friday, November 28, at 16:00 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Alessandro Morbidelli (Observatoire de la Cte d'Azur, Nice)
The 2nd Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture: joint with Earth Sciences
On Monday, December 1, at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the String Theory series:
Dmytro Volin (Trinity College Dublin)
TBA
On Tuesday, December 2, at 15:45 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry series:
Jorgen Rennemo (Imperial College London)
TBA
On Thursday, December 4, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Owe Philipsen (TBC) (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Heavy dense QCD and nuclear matter on the lattice (TBC)
On Friday, December 5, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Dr Asimina Arvanitaki (The Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ontario)
Discovering New Forces and Matter with Atoms and Clocks
On Friday, February 6, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Michelangelo Mangano (CERN)
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On Friday, February 20, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Marc Bathelemy (CEA-IPhT)
tba
On Friday, February 27, at 16:30 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Martin Hairer (University of Warwick)
Taming infinities
Further information: Some physical and mathematical theories have the unfortunate feature that if one takes them at face value, many quantities of interest appear to be infinite! Various techniques, usually going under the common name of “renormalisation” have been developed over the years to address this, allowing mathematicians and physicists to tame these infinities. We will tip our toes into some of the mathematical aspects of these techniques and we will see how they have recently been used to make precise analytical statements about the solutions of some equations whose meaning was not even clear until recently.
On Friday, March 6, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Charlie Marcus (Copenhagen)
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On Friday, May 15, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Pasquale Blasi (INAF)
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