
Seminars
FALLSPRING 2016/17 & FALLSPRING 2017/18
& FALLSPRING 2018/19 & FALLSPRING 2019/20
(Seminar Abstracts)
Speaker  Institution  Title  Date  Venue 
A. Cotrone  Florence 
Webinar: Complexity in the presence of a boundary
 June 29 @ 15h00  Online 
D. Bykov  Moscow 
Webinar: Flag manifold sigmamodels and Ricci flow
 June 22 @ 15h00  Online 
C. Marteau  Paris 
Webinar: New boundary conditions for AdS_2
 June 8 @ 15h00  Online 
S. Nagy  Nottingham 
Webinar: Perturbative gravity via YangMills^2
 June 1 @ 15h00  Online 
M. Berg  Karlstad 
Webinar: Plane gravitational waves and JacobiMaass forms
 May 25 @ 15h00  Online 
S. Hirano  Wits 
Webinar: Random Boundary Geometry and Gravity Dual of T \bar T Deformation
 May 18 @ 15h00  Online 
K. Grosvenor  Wuerzburg 
Webinar: Information geometry in quantum field theory: lessons from simple examples
 May 11 @ 15h00  Online 
E. Hirst  London 
Webinar: MachineLearning Dessins d'Enfants: Explorations via Modular and SeibergWitten Curves
 May 4 @ 15h00  Online 
J. McKay  Concordia 
Video talk @ Perimeter: The Monster and its Moonshine Functions
 April 27 @ 15h00  Online 
G. Sarosi  CERN 
Webinar: Holographic Probes of Inner Horizons
 April 20 @ 15h00  Online 
A. Castro  Amsterdam 
Video talk @ Perimeter:
The Holographic Landscape of Symmetric Product Orbifolds
 April 13 @ 15h00  Online 
G. Sarosi  CERN 
Holographic Probes of Inner Horizons: CANCELLED due to Covid19 containment measures
 March 23 @ 15h00  P3.10 
S. Ross  Durham 
Generalized Gibbs Ensemble and KdV charges in 2d CFTs
 March 2 @ 15h00  P3.10 
J. Caetano  Simons Center 
Integrability in and beyond AdS/CFT
 December 16 @ 15h00  P3.10 
P. Benincasa  Copenhagen 
An SLE approach to four dimensional black hole microstate entropy
 December 9 @ 15h00  P3.10 
F. Ferrari  Trieste 
A look into 3d modularity
 November 18 @ 15h00  P3.10 
M. Cirafici  Trieste 
Supersymmetric line operators and their spectral problem
 October 22 @ 16h00 (unusual day, hour)  P3.10 
D. Ghoshal  New Delhi 
Designing matrix models for zeta functions
 September 27 @ 16h00 (unusual day, hour)  P3.10 
S. Andriolo  Hong Kong 
The Weak Gravity Conjecture
 June 24 @ 15h00  P3.10 
V. Jejjala  Johannesburg 
Experiments with Machine Learning in Geometry & Physics
 May 20 @ 15h00  P3.10 
N. Carqueville  Vienna 
TQFTS, Orbifolds and Topological Quantum Computation
 May 7 @ 10h00 (unusual day, hour, room )
 P5.18 
C. Simsek  Groningen 
Spacetime geometry of nonrelativistic string theory
 May 6 @ 15h00  P3.10 
D. Masoero  Lisbon 
Meromorphic opers and the Bethe Ansatz
 April 1 @ 15h00  P3.10 
D. Polini  Lisbon 
Counting formulae for extremal black holes in an STUmodel
 November 26 @ 15h00  P3.10 
A. Belin  Amsterdam 
Siegel Modular Forms in AdS/CFT
 November 12 @ 15h00  P3.10 
Z. Duan  Paris 
Instantons in the Hofstadter butterfly: resurgence and quantum
mirror curves
 November 5 @ 15h00  P3.10 
A. Kidambi  Vienna 
BPS algebras and Moonshine
 October 3 @ 11h30 (informal seminar )  P3.10 
A. Kidambi  Vienna 
Gamma_0(N), quantum black holes and wall crossing
 October 1 @ 15h00  P3.10 
V. Kupriyanov  Munich 
Linfinity bootstrap approach to noncommutative gauge theories
 July 9 @ 15h00  P3.10 
F. Ferrari  Brussels 
On Melonic Matrix Models and SYKlike Black Holes
 June 4 @ 15h00  P3.10 
S. Baldino  Lisbon 
Introduction to resurgence (III)
 May 28 @ 15h00  P3.10 
M. Schwick  Lisbon 
Introduction to resurgence (II)
 April 30 @ 16h00  P3.10 
P. Betzios  Crete 
Matrix Quantum Mechanics and the S1/Z2 orbifold
 April 24 @ 11h00 (unusual day, hour, room )
 6.2.33 
O. Papadoulaki  Southampton 
FZZT branes and nonsinglets of Matrix Quantum Mechanics
 April 23 @ 15h00  P3.10 
M. Honda  Weizmann Institute 
Resurgent transseries and Lefschetz thimble in 3d N=2 supersymmetric ChernSimons matter theories
 April 16 @ 15h00  P3.10 
R. Vega  Lisbon 
Introduction to resurgence (I)
 April 9 @ 15h00  P3.10 
J. Yagi  Perimeter 
String theory and integrable lattice models
 December 4 @ 16h00  P3.10 
M. Cirafici  Lisbon 
On two applications of persistent homology to string theory vacua
 November 13 @ 16h00  P3.10 
S. Nampuri  Lisbon 
Hot Attractors and Area Laws
 November 2 @ 16h00 (unusual day, hour, room )  V1.17 
G.L. Cardoso  Lisbon 
Exact results in the STU model
 November 2 @ 15h00 (unusual day, hour, room )  V1.17 
J. Rodrigues  Johannesburg 
Constructing AdS_4 from threedimensonal vector valued fields
 July, 17 @ 14h30 (unusual hour)  P3.10 
V. Reys  Milano 
Exact entropy of 1/4 BPS black holes in N=4 supergravity and the mixed
Rademacher expansion
 May, 8 @16h30  P3.10 
V. Jejjala  Johannesburg 
On the shape of things: from holography to elastica
 April, 17 @ 16h30  P3.10 
S. Nampuri  Lisbon 
A RiemannHilbert approach to rotating attractors
 March, 20 @ 16h30  P3.10 
K. Wendland  Freiburg 
Reflections on K3 surfaces
 February, 27 @ 16h30  P3.10 
N. Petri  MilanoBicocca 
Gauged supergravities with HamiltonJacobi
 December, 5 @ 16h30  P3.10 
J. Bourjaily  Copenhagen 
Stratifying onshell cluster varieties
 November, 28 @ 16h30  P3.10 
M. Tierz  FCUL 
Quantum phase transition in manyflavor supersymmetric QED in three dimensions
 November, 7 @ 16h30  P3.10 
G. Inverso  CAMGSD, IST 
Doubled, exceptional and new generalised geometries (unusual hour)
 October, 24 @ 14h30  P3.10 
L. Borsten  Dublin IAS 
On the symmetries of YangMills squared
 October, 10 @ 16h30  P3.10 
SPRING 2016
Speaker  Institution  Title  Date  Venue 
R. Monteiro  CERN 
Black holes and the double copy
 July, 15 @ 12h (unusual day and hour)
 P3.10 
S. Alexandrov  University of Montpellier 
Dinstantons, mock modular forms and BPS partition functions
 June, 6 @ 16h30  P3.10 
O. Gurdogan  Saclay 
Integrable chiral scalars and Feynman integrals
 May, 23 @ 16h30  P3.10 
T. Bautista  ICTP 
Weyl Anomalies and Quantum Cosmology
 May, 9 @ 16h30  P3.10 
V. Jejjala  University of the Witwatersrand  Consistency and derangements
 May, 2 @ 16h30  P3.10 
A. VelizOsorio  Queen Mary London 
Scrambling without chaos
 Abril, 11 @ 16h30  P3.10 
J. Rebelo  SISSA 
Symplectic Field Theory and Quantum Integrable Systems
 Abril, 4 @ 16h30  P3.10 
P. Benincasa  IFT Madrid 
Correlators, Amplitudes and Polytopes
 March, 21 @ 16h30  P3.10 
String Theory Seminar:
Typically held on mondays at 16h30, in room P3.10. The audience is
sometimes mixed, including not only string theorists or mathematical
physicists, but occasionally also mathematicians (mostly geometers) and/or
students (both undergraduate and graduate). As such, we usually ask our
speakers to take this diverse audience into account, making sure at
least half the talk should be comprehensible by everyone attending.
(Organizer: Gabriel Lopes Cardoso)
String Video Club:
Alternating with the String Theory Seminar, typically held on mondays at 16h30, in room P3.10. Consists of video
talks from conferences or workshops, covering current research trends.
Suggestions for upcoming video clubs welcome! (Organizer:)
String Journal Club:
Occasionally held on wednesdays at 14h30, in room P3.10. Consists of blackboard talks covering
classical papers in String Theory and Mathematical Physics, within their
historical context. In order to
make sure we stick to the classics, there is a preassigned list from where
you may select papers for your upcoming Journal Club in here. (Organizer:)
String Working Seminar:
Alternating with the String Journal Club, occasionally held on wednesdays at 14h30, in room P3.10. Consists of blackboard
discussions covering recent research topics of interest to the members of
the group. Brainstorming sessions welcome! (Organizer: Gabriel Lopes Cardoso)
Further information on the current topics and schedule of the String Working Seminar may be found here.
FALL 2015
Speaker  Institution  Title  Date  Venue 
M. Chiodaroli  AEI Golm 
Scattering amplitudes in N=2 MaxwellEinstein and YangMillsEinstein
supergravities
 February, 8 @ 16h30  P3.10 
M. Alim  Goettingen  
Geometric hints of nonperturbative topological strings
 December, 14 @ 16h30  P3.10 
A. VelizOsorio  Wits Johannesburg 
Entanglement and mutual information in 2d nonrelativistic field theories
 November, 9 @ 16h30  P3.10 
D. Luest  LMU Munich 
Large N graviton scattering and black hole production
 November, 2 @ 16h30  P3.10 
SPRING 2015
Speaker  Institution  Title  Date  Venue 
T. Mohaupt  Liverpool 
Nonextremal solutions in N=2 supergravity with vector multiplets
(unusual date and hour)
 July, 28 @ 11h00  P3.10 
J. Hartong  ULB 
Life on the Boundary of a Lifshitz SpaceTime
 May, 11 @ 16h30  P3.10 
C. Maccaferri  Torino 
Open string field theory and Dbranes
 April, 27 @ 16h30  P3.10 
J. Isidro  Valencia 
Quantum mechanics as an emergent phenomenon
 March, 16 @ 16h30  P3.10 
FALL 2014
Speaker  Institution  Title  Date  Venue 
R. Couso Santamaria  CAMGSD/IST 
Resurgence in topological string theory
 Dec, 1 @ 16h30  P3.10 
A. Grassi  Geneva 
Topological strings and quantum mechanics (unusual hour)
 Nov, 17 @ 15h30  P3.10 
A. Osorio  Witwatersrand 
Attractive holographic cfunctions
 Oct, 27 @ 16h30  P3.10 
J. Gomes  Cambridge 
Quantum supergravity and exact holography
 Oct, 20 @ 16h30  P3.10 
SPRING 2014
Speaker  Institution  Title  Date  Venue 
O. Vaughan  Hamburg 
Special Kaehler geometry of N=2 supergravity, dimensional reduction and stationary solutions
 July, 21 @ 16h30  P3.10 
S. Murthy  King's College London 
Exact quantum black hole entropy: a macroscopic window into quantum gravity
 July, 1 @ 16h30  P3.10 
R. Blumenhagen  MPI Munich 
Nonassociative Deformations of Geometry in Double Field Theory
 June, 16 @ 16h30  P3.10 
A. Tomasiello  MilanoBicocca 
All AdS7 solutions in type II supergravity, and their CFT duals
 May, 19 @ 16h30  P3.10 
D. Persson  Chalmers 
Mathieu moonshine, Siegel modular forms and N=4 dyons
 May, 12 @ 16h30  P3.10 
F. Moura  Minho 
Extremal and nonextremal black hole scattering in string theory
 April, 7 @ 16h30  P3.10 
S. Theisen  AEI Golm 
Conformal field theory  old and new
 March, 19 @ 16h30  P3.10 
J. Rocha  CENTRA IST 
Holographic collisions in confining theories
 Feb., 17 @ 16h30  P3.10 
FALL 2013
Speaker  Institution  Title  Date  Venue 
T. Mohaupt  Liverpool 
(Para)Quaternion Kaehler geometry from Supergravity (Part 2) (unusual
date and hour)
 Jan, 15 @ 11h  P3.10 
T. Mohaupt  Liverpool 
(Para)Quaternion Kaehler geometry from Supergravity (Part 1)
 Jan, 13 @ 16h30  P3.10 
K. Hristov  MilanoBicocca  Supersymmetric black holes in AdS4 and their CFT duals  Dec, 9 @ 16h30  P3.10 
D. Berman  Queen Mary  Duality Symmetric String and MTheory  Dec, 2 @ 16h30  P3.10 
P. Richmond  Oxford  Localization on ThreeManifolds  Nov, 25 @ 16h30  P3.10 
A. Osorio  IST  Regularizing Extremal Black Branes in Gauged Supergravity  Nov, 4 @ 16h30  P3.10 
B. Pioline  CERN  Quantum Hypermultiplet Moduli Spaces in N=2 String Vacua  Oct, 21 @ 16h30  P3.10 
O. Dias  CAMGSD  Gravitational Turbulence  Oct, 14 @ 16h30  P3.10 
SPRING 2013
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
R. Couso 
Santiago 
Resurgence and the Topological String (unusual date!)
 Jul, 11 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
R. Vaz 
Stony Brook 
The Resurgent Quartic Matrix Model: A Progress Report (unusual date, hour and place!)
 Jul, 11 @ 14h30 
P4.35 
M. Lemos 
Stony Brook 
The Conformal Bootstrap Program in d=4 (unusual date and hour!)
 Jul, 11 @ 11h30 
P3.10 
O. Varela 
Utrecht 
Electric/Magnetic Duality in AdS4/CFT3 (unusual date and hour!)
 Jun, 28 @ 11h30 
P3.10 
R. Szabo 
HeriotWatt 
Quantization of NonGeometric Flux Backgrounds (unusual date!)
 Jun, 11 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
V. Filev 
Dublin 
Magnetic Catalysis in Compact Spaces (unusual date and hour!)
 Jun, 7 @ 11h30 
P3.10 
S. Giusto 
Padova 
DBrane Geometries and Black Hole Microstates 
Jun, 3 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
D. Bombardelli 
Porto 
TBA and DoubleWrapping Corrections for NonSupersymmetric Deformations of AdS/CFT 
May, 20 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
I. Sachs 
Munich 
Homotopy Algebras and String Field Theory 
May, 6 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Russo 
Barcelona 
Evidence for Large N Phase Transitions in N=2* Theory 
Apr, 29 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
D. Zoakos 
Porto 
Holographic Flavor in ChernSimonsMatter Theories 
Apr, 8 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
FALL 2012
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
N.T. Zung 
Toulouse 
Torus Actions in Normalization Problems of Dynamical Systems (unusual time) 
Dec, 17 @ 15h00 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Putrov @ PI 2011 
Dec, 10 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Grover 
Aveiro 
Enhanced AdS Horizons 
Dec, 3 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Rocha 
Centra 
Inverse Scattering Construction of Black Objects 2 
Nov, 26 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Rocha 
Centra 
Inverse Scattering Construction of Black Objects 1 
Nov, 19 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
D. Waldram 
Imperial College 
Generalised Geometry and Supergravity 
Nov, 12 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Yamazaki @ PI 2011 
Nov, 5 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Guttenberg 
CAMGSD 
Quantum Siegel Algebra 
Oct, 29 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Stosic 
IST 
Knots and HOMFLY 2 
Oct, 22 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Stosic 
IST 
Knots and HOMFLY 1 
Oct, 15 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
V. Cardoso 
Centra 
Black Hole Bombs 
Oct, 8 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
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Talk of Mazzucato @ PI 2011 
Oct, 1 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
N. Orantin 
CAMGSD 
Generalized Loop Equations and their Formal Solution on Deformed Spectral Curves 
Sep, 24 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
SPRING 2012
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
J. Gomes 
Paris 
Recent Developments in Computing the Quantum Entropy Function of Supersymmetric Black Holes and Exact Holography 
Jun, 11 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
P. Grassi 
Alessandria 
Fluid/Gravity Correspondence: NavierStokes Equations from Einstein Equations 
Jun, 4 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Cirafici 
CAMGSD 
Line Defects and Framed BPS Quivers 
May, 28 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Takayanagi @ PI 2011 
May, 21 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
G. Borot 
Geneva 
Matrix Models, Nonperturbative Topological Recursion, and Knot Invariants 
May, 14 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Mazzucato @ PI 2011 
May, 7 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Penedones 
Porto 
Conformal Regge Theory 
Apr, 30 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Y. Lozano 
Oviedo 
NonSinglet Baryons in Gauge/Gravity Duality 
Apr, 23 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Monnier 
ENS Paris 
Geometric Quantization and the Metric Dependence of the SelfDual Field Theory 
Apr, 16 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
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No Seminar: Holiday 
Apr, 9 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Yau @ PI 2011 
Apr, 2 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Klebanov @ KITP 2012 
Mar, 26 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Mourão 
IST 
Geometric Quantization and Simple NonEquivalent Quantizations of the Harmonic Oscillator 
Mar, 19 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Esteves 
CAMGSD 
Geometric Quantization: a Beginner's Perspective 
Mar, 12 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Costa 
Porto 
Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering from Gauge/Gravity Duality 
Mar, 5 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
FALL 2011
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Gopakumar @ KITP 2011 
Dec, 12 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
R. Russo 
London 
Microstate Geometries from String Amplitudes 
Dec, 5 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Manschot 
Bonn 
WallCrossing from a String Theory Perspective 
Nov, 28 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
P. Caputa 
NBI 
String Scattering and Minimal Surfaces 
Nov, 21 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
E. Plauschinn 
Utrecht 
NonGeometric Fluxes, Asymmetric Strings and Nonassociative Geometry 
Nov, 14 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Ramgoolam 
London 
Representation Theory of Symmetric Groups and Local Operators in Gauge Theory (unusual date and time) 
Nov, 11 @ 14h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Razamat @ PI 2010 
Oct, 31 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Zarembo @ PI 2010 (II) 
Oct, 24 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
D. Tsimpis 
Lyon 
Form Superstrings to the Periodic Table (unusual time) 
Oct, 17 @ 14h00 
P3.10 
I. Aniceto 
CAMGSD 
The Resurgence of Instantons in String Theory 
Oct, 10 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Zarembo @ PI 2010 
Oct, 3 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Verlinde @ PI 2010 
Sep, 26 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Tachikawa @ PI 2010 
Sep, 19 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
H. Gomez 
São Paulo 
Scattering Amplitudes in the Pure Spinor Formalism 
Sep, 12 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
SPRING 2011
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
H. Irie 
NTU 
Stokes Phenomena and Integrable Structures in Noncritical String/MTheory 
Jul, 4 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Nampuri 
Munich 
Attractors and Fluxes — A FirstOrder Approach 
Jun, 27 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Gromov @ PI 2009 
Jun, 20 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
——— 
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No Seminar: Holiday 
Jun, 13 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
F. Paccetti 
Porto 
Hermitian YM Instantons on (Resolved) CalabiYau Cones 
Jun, 6 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Rychkov 
Paris 
Exploring FourDimensional Conformal Field Theories with Bootstrap Equations
(unusual date) 
June, 2 @ 14h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Vieira @ PI 2009 
May, 23 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Edelstein 
Santiago 
Lovelock Gravities and AdS/CFT 
May, 16 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Yamazaki @ PI 2009 
May, 9 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Djuric 
Porto 
Deep Inelastic Scattering at Small x Using the AdS Pomeron 
May, 2 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
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No Seminar: Holiday 
April, 25 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
D. Bombardelli 
Porto 
SMatrix and FiniteSize Corrections of Deformed AdS/CFT 
April, 18 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Alim @ KITP 2009 
April, 11 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
F. Moura 
Minho 
Spherically Symmetric GaussBonnet Black Holes in d Dimensions: Perturbations and Absorption CrossSection 
April, 4 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
N. Obers 
NBI 
Blackfold Approach to HigherDimensional Black Holes (unusual date and time) 
March, 29 @ 14h00 
P3.10 
G. Papadopoulos 
King's College 
Topology of Black Hole Horizons (unusual date) 
Jan, 19 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
FALL 2010
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Bertoldi @ PI 2008 
Dec, 13 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
A. Alekseev 
Geneva 
Tropical Avatar of the GelfandZeitlin Integrable System Joint Seminar Geo@LX 
Dec, 6 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Argyres @ PI 2008 
Nov, 29 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Nampuri 
Munich 
Forced Fluid Dynamics in the FluidGravity Correspondence 
Nov, 22 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Nampuri 
Munich 
Fluid Dynamics from an AdS/CFT Perspective 
Nov, 15 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
C. Kristjansen 
NBI 
Integrability and NonPlanarity 
Nov, 8 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
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No Seminar: Holiday 
Nov, 1 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
N. Orantin 
CAMGSD 
GromovWitten Invariants of the Resolved Conifold and Topological Recursion 
Oct, 25 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Guttenberg 
CAMGSD 
Pure Spinor Superspace: on BRST Cohomology, Globality and Holomorphicity 
Oct, 18 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Larfors 
Munich 
GStructures on Smooth Complex Toric Varieties 
Oct, 11 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Larfors 
Munich 
Flux Compactification on Manifolds with SU(3) Structure 
Oct, 4 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Skenderis @ KITP 2008 
Sep, 27 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
O. Bertolami 
Porto 
Noncommutative Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Cosmology and Black Holes 
Sep, 20 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
SPRING 2010
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Yin @ PI 2006 
Jun, 28 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
L. Hollands 
Caltech 
Vortex Counting, Surface Operators and Geometric Engineering 
Jun, 21 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Vandoren 
Utrecht 
QuaternionKahler Geometry from String Theory 
Jun, 14 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Mann @ PI 2006 
Jun, 7 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
R. Boels 
NBI 
Onshell Recursion in String theory on the Disc and Sphere 
May, 31 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
N. Wyllard 
@ IST 
Matrix Models and Geometry Thematic Period: Lecture 3 
May, 24 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
N. Wyllard 
@ IST 
Matrix Models and Geometry Thematic Period: Lecture 1 
May, 17 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
B. de Wit 
Utrecht 
BPS Black Holes and the Topological String  A Progress Report 
May, 10 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
G. Dall'Agata 
Padova 
Supergravity Dual of 4d CFT's Universal Sector 
May, 3 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Pasquetti 
CERN 
Matrix Models and Geometry Thematic Period: Lecture 1 
Apr, 26 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Shih @ PI 2005 
Apr, 19 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
I. Kostov 
CEASaclay 
Matrix Models and Geometry Thematic Period: Lecture 2 
Apr, 12 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Beisert @ PI 2005 
Apr, 5 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
C. Herdeiro 
Porto 
Applying Numerical Relativity to High Energy Physics Scenarios 
Mar, 29 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Faddeev @ IGST 2008 
Mar, 22 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
FALL 2009
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Pioline @ Strings 2008 
Dec, 14 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talks of Cachazo and Hellerman @ Strings 2008 
Dec, 7 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
D. CiriloLombardo 
JINR, Dubna 
On the NonAbelian and Supersymmetric Extensions of the BornInfeld Action 
Nov, 30 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. VazquezMozo 
Salamanca 
Gravitational Collapse, Criticality and Holography 
Nov, 23 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
B. Eynard 
CEASaclay 
Matrix Models and Geometry Thematic Period: Lecture 4 
Nov, 16 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
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Talks of Strominger and Sen @ Strings 2008 
Nov, 9 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
A. Klemm 
Bonn 
Matrix Models and Geometry Thematic Period: Lecture 1 
Nov, 2 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talks of Mariño and Berkovits @ Strings 2008 
Oct, 26 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Shatashvili 
Dublin/CERN 
SUSY Gauge Theories and Quantization of Integrable Systems 
Oct, 19 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talks of Staudacher and Janik @ Strings 2008 
Oct, 12 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
——— 
——— 
No Seminar: Holiday 
Oct, 5 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Abbott 
Brown/TIFR 
Giant Magnons for SYM and ABJM Theory 
Sep, 28 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Cirafici 
CAMGSD 
Instantons, Hypermultiplets and CalabiYau Compactifications 
Sep, 21 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
SPRING 2009
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
Video Club 
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Talks of Bern and Zwiebach @ Strings 2007 
Jul, 27 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talks of Emparan and Witten @ Strings 2007 
Jul, 20 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
N. Orantin 
CERN 
Enumerative Geometry from Topological Recursion 
Jul, 13 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talks of Beisert and Zarembo @ Strings 2007 (unusual date and place) 
Jul, 6 @ 15h00 
P4.35 
B.L. Hu 
Maryland 
Nonlocality and Stochasticity in Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum
Gravity (unusual date and place) 
Jun, 19 @ 16h30 
P3.31 
B.L. Hu 
Maryland 
Emergent/Quantum Gravity: Macroscopic and Microscopic Structures of
Spacetime (unusual date) 
Jun, 17 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Murthy 
Paris 
Exact Counting of Black Hole Microstates in String Theory 
Jun, 8 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
I. Aniceto 
Brown 
The Spectrum of String Solitons: Giant Magnons in AdS_5xS^5 and
AdS_4xCP^3 (unusual date) 
Jun, 4 @ 15h00 
P3.10 
B. de Wit 
Utrecht 
NearHorizon Analysis of D=5 BPS Black Holes and Rings 
May, 25 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
O. Dias 
Cambridge 
Black Holes as Lumps of Fluid 
May, 18 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
P. Aschieri 
Alessandria 
Abelian Gerbes, Nonabelian Gerbes, and Global Anomalies 
May, 11 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Ooguri @ KITP 2009 
May, 4 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
G.L. Cardoso 
CAMGSD 
Black Hole Partition Functions and Duality 
Apr, 27 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Aganagic @ MSRI 2006 
Apr, 20 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Klemm @ MSRI 2006 
Apr, 13 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
F.P. Correia 
Porto 
From TwoDimensional Surfaces to AdS_5 Supersymmetric Black Holes 
Apr, 6 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Gopakumar @ MSRI 2006 
Mar, 30 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Beasley @ MSRI 2006 
Mar, 23 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
N. Johansson 
Uppsala 
Recent Developments in ThreeDimensional Gravity 
Mar, 16 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
FALL 2008
Speaker 
Institution 
Title 
Date 
Venue 
Video Club 
——— 
Talk of Mariño @ MSRI 2006 
Dec, 15 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
——— 
——— 
No Seminar: Holiday 
Dec, 8 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
——— 
——— 
No Seminar: Holiday 
Dec, 1 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
P. Vieira 
Potsdam 
Squeezed Integrability 
Nov, 24 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
J. Rocha 
Centra 
Evaporation of Large Black Holes in Antide Sitter 
Nov, 17 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
M. Vonk 
CAMGSD 
Field Theory Structures in String Theory Amplitudes 
Nov, 10 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Colloquium by Dijkgraaf @ KITP 2008 
Nov, 3 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
P.P. Pacheco 
CAMGSD 
(Exceptional) Generalised Geometry 
Oct, 27 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talks of Rastelli and Taylor @ Strings 2002 
Oct, 20 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
D.G. Vergel 
Madrid 
Axiomatic Structure of Quantum Mechanics 
Oct, 13 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talks of Ooguri and Atiyah @ Strings 2002 
Oct, 6 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
N. Romão 
Aarhus 
Spectral Data of Singular Monopoles 
Oct, 1 @ 15h 
P3.10 
Video Club 
——— 
Talks of Dijkgraaf and Vafa @ Strings 2002 
Sep, 22 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Guttenberg 
Athens 
Pure Spinor String in General Background 
Sep, 15 @ 16h30 
P3.10 
S. Pasquetti 
CERN 
Modularity of the Remodeled Open Topological String 
Sep, 10 @ 14h 
P3.10 
