All Upcoming Events

On Wednesday, April 29, at 17:00 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Philip Candelas (Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford)
The Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture: Simple Calabi-Yau Manifolds and the Landscape of String Vacua
On Thursday, April 30, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
Ben Allanach (DAMTP Cambridge)
LHC Run II anomalies with leptons and jets ... and new physics
On Friday, May 1, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Andre Lukas (Oxford)
String Theory and the Standard Model - a Challenge in Physics and Mathematics
On Friday, May 1, 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 Tuesday, May 5, at 14:00 in Fisher Room, DWB, a seminar in the Holography series:
Mario Flory (Max Planck Institute Munich)
Entanglement Entropy in a Holographic Model of the Kondo Effect
On Thursday, May 7, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
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On Friday, May 8, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Presented by Professor Jose Latorre (Benasque Centre for Science, Spain)
Documentary: 'That's the Story' Prof Roy J Glauber remembers the making of the atomic bomb
On Tuesday, May 12, at 12:00 in L4, a seminar in the Quantum Field Theory series:
Krzysztof Meissner (Warsaw)
to be announced
On Thursday, May 14, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
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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 15, at 16:30 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Charles Kane (University of Pennsylvania)
The Cherwell Simon Memorial Lecture. Title to be confirmed
On Thursday, May 21, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
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On Friday, May 22, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Jo Dunkley (University of Oxford)
Cosmology from the Microwave Background
On Friday, May 22, at 16:30 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Professor Andre Henriques (Universiteit Utrecht)
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On Thursday, May 28, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
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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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On Friday, May 29, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Cary Forest (Madison Physics Department, University of Wisconsin)
Chasing Fast Dynamos in the Plasma Lab
On Tuesday, June 2, at 12:00 in L4, a seminar in the Quantum Field Theory series:
Sylvie Paycha (Potsdam)
Renormalisation and the Euler-Maclaurin formula on cones
Further information: [based on joint work with Li Guo and  Bin Zhang]  We apply to  the study of exponential sums on lattice points in convex rational polyhedral cones, the generalised algebraic approach of Connes and Kreimer to  perturbative quantum field theory.  For this purpose we equip the space of    cones   with a connected coalgebra structure. The  algebraic Birkhoff factorisation of Connes and Kreimer   adapted  and generalised to this context then gives rise to a convolution factorisation of exponential sums on lattice points in cones. We show that this factorisation coincides with the classical Euler-Maclaurin formula generalised to convex rational polyhedral cones by Berline and Vergne by means of  an interpolating holomorphic function. We define  renormalised conical zeta values at non-positive integers as the Taylor coefficients at zero of the interpolating holomorphic function.  When restricted to Chen cones, this  yields yet another way to renormalise multiple zeta values  at non-positive integers.  
On Thursday, June 4, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
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On Friday, June 5, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Stephen Briggs (ESA, Harwell)
Title tbc
On Tuesday, June 9, at 14:00 in DWB, Fisher Room, a seminar in the Holography series:
Ayan Mukhopadhyay (U. Crete)
Semi-Holography for QCD
On Thursday, June 11, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
TBD (TBD)
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On Friday, June 12, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Israel Klich (Virginia)
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On Friday, June 12, at 16:15 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
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No colloquium
On Thursday, June 18, at 16:15 in Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Particles and fields series:
TBD (TBD)
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On Friday, June 19, at 16:30 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, a seminar in the Colloquia series:
Professor Peter Webster (Georgia Institute of Technology)
The Halley Lecture: Understanding the Monsoon
On Friday, June 19, at 16:30 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford University)
The Shape of Data
Further information: There has been a great deal of attention paid to 'Big Data' over the last few years.  However, often as not, the problem with the analysis of data is not as much the size as the complexity of the data.  Even very small data sets can exhibit substantial complexity.  There is therefore a need for methods for representing complex data sets, beyond the usual linear or even polynomial models.  The mathematical notion of shape, encoded in a metric, provides a very useful way to represent complex data sets.  On the other hand, Topology is the mathematical sub discipline which concerns itself with studying shape, in all dimensions.  In recent years, methods from topology have been adapted to the study of data sets, i.e. finite metric spaces.  In this talk, we will discuss what has been done in this direction and what the future might hold, with numerous examples.
On Friday, November 20, at 16:30 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Professor Felix Otto (Max-Plank-Institute)
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On Friday, June 3, at 16:30 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Professor Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley)
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