All Upcoming Events

On Monday at 12:45 in L3, a seminar in the String Theory series:
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On Tuesday at 11:30 in Simpkins Lee Room, Beecroft Building, a seminar in the Cosmology series:
Boris Bolliet (University of Manchester)
Cosmological constraints from the thermal Sunyaev Zeldovich power spectrum and cluster counts
On Tuesday at 12:00 in L4, a seminar in the Quantum Field Theory series:
Joseph Conlon (Oxford)
The Swampland, Holography and the Large Volume Scenario
Further information: String compactifications are essential for connecting string theory to low energy particle physics and cosmology. Moduli stabilisation gives rise to effective Lagrangians that capture the low-energy degrees of freedom. Much recent interest has been on swampland consistency conditions on such effective field theories - which low energy Lagrangians can arise from quantum gravity? Furthermore, given that moduli stabilisation scenarios often exist in AdS space, we can also ask: what do swampland conditions mean in the context of AdS/CFT? I describe work on developing a holographic understanding of moduli stabilisation and swampland consistency conditions. I focus in particular on the Large Volume Scenario, which is especially appealing from a holographic perspective as in the large volume limit all its interactions can be expressed solely in terms of the AdS radius, with no free dimensionless parameters.  
On Tuesday at 15:30 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic Geometry series:
Dominic Bunnett (FU Berlin)
Moduli of hypersurfaces in weighted projective space
Further information: The moduli space of smooth hypersurfaces in projective space was constructed by Mumford in the 60’s using his newly developed classical (a.k.a. reductive) Geometric Invariant Theory.  I wish to generalise this construction to hypersurfaces in weighted projective space (or more generally orbifold toric varieties). The automorphism group of a toric variety is in general non-reductive and I will use new results in non-reductive GIT, developed by F. Kirwan et al., to construct a moduli space of quasismooth hypersurfaces in certain weighted projective spaces. I will give geometric characterisations of notions of stability arising from non-reductive GIT.
On Tuesday at 16:00 in C5, a seminar in the Twistor Workshop series:
Dhritiman Nandan (Southampton)
Celestial Amplitudes: conformal partial waves and soft theorems
Further information: Massless scattering amplitudes in four-dimensional Minkowski spacetime can be Mellin transformed to correlation functions on the celestial sphere at null infinity called celestial amplitudes. We study various properties of massless four-point scalar and gluon celestial amplitudes such as conformal partial wave decomposition, crossing relations and optical theorem. As a byproduct, we derive the analog of the single and double soft limits for all gluon celestial amplitudes.
On Thursday at 12:45 in L6, a seminar in the Strings Junior series:
Diego Berdeja Suarez
Seiberg-Witten theory
On Thursday at 13:00 in Simpkins Lee Seminar Room, a seminar in the Dalitz Seminar in Fundamental Physics series:
Markus Ebert (MIT)
Power corrections for fixed-order subtractions
On Thursday at 16:00 in L6, a seminar in the Number Theory series:
Michalis Neururer (TU Darmstadt)
Fourier expansions at cusps and the Manin constant of elliptic curves
Further information: I will discuss the arithmetic significance of Fourier expansions of modular forms at cusps. I will talk about joint work with F. Brunault, where we determine the number field generated by Fourier coefficients of newforms at a cusp. Then I will discuss joint work with A. Saha and K. Česnavičius where we find denominator bounds for Fourier expansions at cusps and apply these bounds to a conjecture on the Manin constants of elliptic curves.
On Thursday at 16:15 in Simpkins Lee Room, Beecroft Building, a seminar in the Theoretical Particle Physics series:
Maria Ubiali (DAMTP Cambridge)
Can New Physics hide in the proton PDFs?
On Friday at 15:30 in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Colloquia Series Seminars series:
Professor Thirumalai Venkatesan (National University of Singapore)
Bridging the divide - academic entrepreneurship
On Monday, June 3, at 12:45 in L3, a seminar in the String Theory series:
Anthony Ashmore (Oxford)
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On Monday, June 3, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Astrophysics Colloquia series:
Dr Phil Uttley (University of Amsterdam)
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On Monday, June 3, at 14:15 in L4, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Lukas Brantner (Oxford University)
Lie algebras in finite and mixed characteristic.
Further information: Partition Lie algebras are generalisations of rational differential graded Lie algebras which, by a recent result of Mathew and myself, govern the formal deformation theory of algebro-geometric objects in finite and mixed characteristic. In this talk, we will take a closer look at these new gadgets and discuss some of their applications in algebra and topology
On Tuesday, June 4, at 11:30 in Conference Room, DWB, a seminar in the Cosmology series:
Felipe Oliveira Franco (University of Geneva)
A null test to probe the scale-invariance of the growth of structure
On Tuesday, June 4, at 12:00 in L4, a seminar in the Relativity series:
Aron Wall (Cambridge DAMTP)
TBA
On Tuesday, June 4, at 15:30 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic Geometry series:
Thomas Kahle (OvGU Madgeburg)
Linear syzygies, hyperbolic Coxeter groups and regularity
On Thursday, June 6, at 12:45 in L6, a seminar in the Strings Junior series:
Max Hubner
6d (2,0) SCFT
On Thursday, June 6, at 13:00 in Simpkins Lee Seminar Room, a seminar in the Dalitz Seminar in Fundamental Physics series:
Sebastian Trojanowski (Sheffield)
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On Thursday, June 6, at 16:00 in L6, a seminar in the Number Theory series:
Valentina DiProietto (University of Exeter)
A non-abelian algebraic criterion for good reduction of curves
Further information: For a family of proper hyperbolic complex curves $f: X \longrightarrow \Delta^*$ over a puntured disc $\Delta^*$ with semistable reduction at the center, Oda proved, with transcendental methods, that the outer monodromy action of $\pi_1(\Delta^*) \cong \mathbb{Z}$ on the classical unipotent fundamental group of the generic fiber of $f$ is trivial if and only if $f$ has good reduction at the center. In this talk I explain a joint work with B. Chiarellotto and A. Shiho in which we give a purely algebraic proof of Oda's result.
On Thursday, June 6, at 16:15 in Simpkins Lee Room, Beecroft Building, a seminar in the Theoretical Particle Physics series:
Simon Badger (IPPP Durham)
Analytic methods for two-loop amplitudes in QCD
On Friday, June 7, at 16:00 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Michael Hintermueller (Humboldt)
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On Monday, June 10, at 12:45 in L3, a seminar in the String Theory series:
Masazumi Honda (Cambridge University)
Quantum Black Hole Entropy from 4d Supersymmetric Cardy formula
Further information: I will talk about supersymmetric index of 4d N=1 supersymmetric theories on S^1xM_3 which counts supersymmetric states.   In the first part, I will discuss a general formula to describe an asymptotic behaviour of the index in the limit of shrinking S^1 which we refer to as 4d (refined) supersymmetric Cardy formula. This part is based on arXiv:1611.00380 with Lorenzo Di Pietro. In the second part, I will apply this formula to black hole physics. I will mainly focus on superconformal index of SU(N) N=4 super Yang-Mills theory which is expected to be dual to type IIB superstring theory on AdS_5 x S^5. We will see that the index in the large-N limit reproduces the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy of rotating charged BPS black hole on the gravity side. Our result for finite N makes a prediction to the black hole entropy with full quantum corrections. The second part is based on arXiv:1901.08091.
On Monday, June 10, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Astrophysics Colloquia series:
Dr Tomer Shenar (KU Leuven)
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On Monday, June 10, at 14:15 in L4, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Ruadhai Dervan (Cambridge)
Moduli of polarised varieties via canonical Kähler metrics
Further information: Moduli spaces of polarised varieties (varieties together with an ample line bundle) are not Hausdorff in general. A basic goal of algebraic geometry is to construct a Hausdorff moduli space of some nice class of polarised varieties. I will discuss how one can achieve this goal using the theory of canonical Kähler metrics. In addition I will discuss some fundamental properties of this moduli space, for example the existence of a Weil-Petersson type Kähler metric. This is joint work with Philipp Naumann.
On Tuesday, June 11, at 11:30 in Conference Room, DWB, a seminar in the Cosmology series:
Marco Crisostomi (Universit� Paris-Saclay)
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On Tuesday, June 11, at 12:00 in L4, a seminar in the Quantum Field Theory series:
Elizabeth Winstanley (Sheffield)
Vacuum polarization on topological black holes
Further information: The renormalized expectation value of the stress energy tensor (RSET) is an object of central importance in quantum field theory in curved space-time, but calculating this on black hole space-times is far from trivial.  The vacuum polarization (VP) of a quantum scalar field is computationally simpler and shares some features with the RSET.  In this talk we consider the properties of the VP for a massless, conformally coupled scalar field on asymptotically anti-de Sitter black holes with spherical, flat and hyperbolic horizons.  We focus on the effect of the different horizon curvature on the VP, and the role played by the boundary conditions far from the black hole.       
On Tuesday, June 11, at 15:30 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic Geometry series:
Alastair Craw (University of Bath)
TBA
On Thursday, June 13, at 12:45 in L5, a seminar in the Strings Junior series:
Marc-Antoine Fiset
Class S Gaiotto construction
On Thursday, June 13, at 13:00 in Simpkins Lee Seminar Room, a seminar in the Dalitz Seminar in Fundamental Physics series:
Rudin Petrossian-Byrne (Oxford)
TBC
On Thursday, June 13, at 16:00 in L6, a seminar in the Number Theory series:
Gerd Faltings (University of Bonn and MPIM)
Arakelov geometry
On Thursday, June 13, at 16:15 in Simpkins Lee Room, Beecroft Building, a seminar in the Theoretical Particle Physics series:
Jin U Kang (ICTP Trieste)
String-loop corrected effective action of type IIB orientifolds
On Friday, June 14, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Fernando Quevedo (Cambridge)
Phenomenological and cosmological challenges for string theory
On Friday, June 14, at 16:00 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Luc Illusie (Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay)
Old and new on crystalline cohomology and the de Rham-Witt complex
Further information: The subject of $p$-adic cohomologies is over fifty years old. Many new developments have recently occurred. I will mostly limit myself to discussing some pertaining to the de Rham-Witt complex. After recalling the historical background and the basic results, I will give an overview of the new approach of Bhatt, Lurie and Mathew.
On Monday, June 17, at 14:00 in Denis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Astrophysics Colloquia series:
Dr Norbert Wex (Max Planck)
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On Monday, June 17, at 14:15 in L4, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Jason Lotay (Oxford)
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On Monday, June 17, at 16:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Kirill Melnikov (KIT)
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On Tuesday, June 18, at 11:30 in Conference Room, DWB, a seminar in the Cosmology series:
Juliana Kwan (Liverpool John Moores University)
Preparing for Precision Cosmology with Cosmic Emulation
On Tuesday, June 18, at 15:30 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic Geometry series:
Marco Gualtieri (University of Toronto)
TBA
On Thursday, June 20, at 12:45 in L6, a seminar in the Strings Junior series:
Matteo Parisi
N=4 Super Yang-Mills
On Thursday, June 20, at 16:00 in L6, a seminar in the Number Theory series:
David Corwin (UC Berkeley)
TBA
On Friday, June 21, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Erwin Frey (Munich)
Emergence and Self-Organisation in Biological Systems
On Monday, June 24, at 14:15 in L4, a seminar in the Geometry and Analysis series:
Elena Gal (Oxford)
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On Tuesday, June 25, at 15:30 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic Geometry series:
Kobi Kremnizer (Oxford)
Global analytic geometry and Hodge theory
Further information: In this talk I will describe how to make sense of the function $(1+t)^x$ over the integers. I will explain how different rings of analytic functions can be defined over the integers, and how this leads to global analytic geometry and global Hodge theory. If time permits I will also describe an analytic version of lambda-rings and how this can be used to define a cohomology theory for schemes over Z. This is joint work with Federico Bambozzi and Adam Topaz. 
On Friday, June 28, at 14:00 in Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, a seminar in the Theoretical Physics Colloquia series:
Nigel Cooper (Cambridge)
Topology and Dynamics in Engineered Quantum Many-Body Systems
On Friday, October 18, at 16:00 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Reidun Twarock (University of York)
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On Friday, October 25, at 16:00 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
David Gabai (Princeton)
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On Friday, November 15, at 16:00 in L1, a seminar in the Math Colloquium series:
Doug Arnold (University of Minnesota)
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On Tuesday, November 19, at 15:30 in L4, a seminar in the Algebraic Geometry series:
Bernd Sturmfels (Berkeley and MPI Leipzig)
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