All Upcoming Events

On Monday at 12:00 in L5, a seminar in the String Theory series:
Dmytro Volin (Trinity College Dublin)
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On Monday at 14:15 in L5, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Philip Candelas (Oxford)
An Abundance of K3 Fibrations and the Structure of the Landscape
Further information: Even a cursory inspection of the Hodge plot associated with Calabi-Yau threefolds that are hypersurfaces in toric varieties reveals striking structures. These patterns correspond to webs of elliptic K3 fibrations whose mirror images are also elliptic K3 fibrations. Such manifolds arise from reflexive polytopes that can be cut into two parts along slices corresponding to the K3 fibers. Any two half-polytopes over a given slice can be combined into a reflexive polytope. This fact, together with a remarkable relation on the additivity of Hodge numbers, explains much of the structure of the observed patterns.
On Tuesday at 14:00 in DWB 501 (Seminar Room), a seminar in the Holography series:
Chris Eling (U. Oxford)
Holographic Hydrodynamics in Horava-Lifshitz gravity
On Tuesday at 15:45 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry series:
Jorgen Rennemo (Imperial College London)
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On Thursday at 13:00 in Dalitz Institute, DWB, a seminar in the Particle Phenomenology Forum series:
Fady Bishara (University of Cincinnati)
Dark matter and flavour
On Thursday at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Owe Philipsen (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Heavy dense QCD and nuclear matter on the lattice
On Friday 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)
Black Holes, Axions and the Gravitational Atom in the Sky
On Thursday, January 15, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Simone Marzani (MIT)
Jet substructure: a QCD viewpoint
On Thursday, January 22, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
James Edwards (CPT Durham)
Delta-function interactions for the bosonic & spinning strings: the generation of Abelian gauge theory
Further information: arXiv:1410.3288
On Friday, January 23, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Nils Andersson (Southampton)
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On Thursday, January 29, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Sandeepan Gupta (Weizmann Institute)
Beyond the Standard Model: The complete set of predictions from the dim-6 BSM Lagrangian
Further information: arXiv:1405.0181
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 6, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Volodya Braun (Universitaet Regensburg)
Uses of conformal symmetry in QCD
On Thursday, February 12, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
TBA (TBA)
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On Thursday, February 19, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Jonas Lindert (University of Zurich)
Next-to-leading-order electroweak & QCD corrections with OpenLoop
On Friday, February 20, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Marc Bathelemy (CEA-IPhT)
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On Thursday, February 26, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Dominik Stoeckinger (TU Dresden)
g-2 of the muon
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 Thursday, March 5, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
TBA (TBA)
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On Friday, March 6, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Charles Marcus (Niels Bohr Inst)
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On Friday, March 6, at 16:30 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Prof. Yuri Manin (Max Planck Institute and Northwestern University)
Big Bang, Blow Up, and Modular Curves: Algebraic Geometry in Cosmology
Further information: Based upon our joint work with M. Marcolli, I will introduce some algebraic geometric models in cosmology related to the 'boundaries' of space-time: Big Bang, Mixmaster Universe, and Roger Penrose's crossovers between aeons. We suggest to model the kinematics of Big Bang using the algebraic geometric (or analytic) blow up of a point $x$. This creates a boundary  which consists of the projective space of tangent directions to $x$ and possibly of the light cone of $x$. We argue that time on the boundary undergoes the Wick rotation and becomes purely imaginary. The Mixmaster (Bianchi IX) model of the early history of the universe is neatly explained in this picture by postulating that the reverse Wick rotation follows a hyperbolic geodesic connecting imaginary time axis to the real one. Roger Penrose's idea to see the Big Bang as a sign of crossover from 'the end of the previous aeon' of the expanding and cooling Universe to the 'beginning of the next aeon' is interpreted as an identification of a natural boundary of Minkowski space at infinity with the Bing Bang boundary.
On Thursday, March 12, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
TBA (TBA)
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On Friday, May 1, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
John March-Russell (Oxford)
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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 (Acietri)
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On Friday, May 29, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Marc Mezard (ENS, Paris)
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