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Tuesday 20 March 2018, 14:00 at APC, 412 B - Rothko APC-TH (Seminar of the theory group of APC) hep-th
Nicolas Garron ( Liverpool University ) TBA

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 17:15 at DPT-PHYS-ENS, room Jean Jaurès (29 rue d'Ulm) SEM-PHYS-ENS (Colloquium du Département de Physique de l'ENS) cond-mat.str-el
Gabriel Kotliar ( Rutgers University ) How to form strongly correlated electron states
Abstract: TBA

Thursday 22 March 2018, 10:00 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Stefano Massai ( University of Chicago ) TBA

Thursday 22 March 2018, 10:00 at IHES, Amphi. Léon Motchane
( Cours de l'IHES )
MATH-IHES (TBA) hep-th
Bertrand Eynard ( IPht, CEA Saclay ) Topological recursion, from enumerative geometry to integrability (2/4)

Thursday 22 March 2018, 11:45 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Bobev ( KU Leuven ) TBA

Friday 23 March 2018, 10:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774
( https://courses.ipht.cnrs.fr/?q=fr/node/196 )
COURS (Cours) hep-th
Monica Guica ( IPhT ) Asymptotic symmetries, black holes, and holography (3/5)
Abstract: It is known since the work of Emmy Noether that continuous global symmetries lead to local conserved currents. In gauge theories such as electromagnetism or gravity, the currents associated to gauge transformations vanish because gauge symmetries are not physical symmetries, but rather redundancies of description. However, if the manifold on which the gauge theory is defined has a boundary and the gauge parameter does not vanish on it, then the associated conserved charge can be non-zero. Such gauge transformations that do not vanish at infinity are known as asymptotic symmetries and they act non-trivially on the space of states. \par Asymptotic symmetries make a natural appearance in holography, the proposed equivalence between a theory of quantum gravity on a given manifold and a field theory living on its boundary. More precisely, they should correspond to global symmetries of the dual field theory. Despite the huge success of the AdS/CFT holographic correspondence, holography for most spacetimes of interest remains very poorly understood. One may then hope that the study of asymptotic symmetries, especially when there is an infinite number of them, can shed light on the nature of the dual field theory. \par In this course, we will study several examples of gravitational backgrounds for which the group of asymptotic symmetries is infinite-dimensional, such as AdS$_3$, the near horizon of extreme black holes, and flat space. In the latter case, a parallel development relates asymptotic symmetries to the soft behaviour of scattering amplitudes, providing a new perspective on these well-known results. The black holes will always be lurking in the background. \\ \\ 1. Introduction to the covariant phase space formalism and construction of the conserved charges. \\ 2. Asymptotic symmetries of AdS$_3$ gravity and generalization to extreme Kerr black holes. \\ 3. Asymptotic symmetries of flat space: supertranslations, superrotations and the memory effect. \\ 4. Symmetries of scattering in flat space and relation to soft theorems.
Attachments:
  • 2017-2018.pdf (4503344 bytes) OPEN
  • 2018_Guica.pdf (4621649 bytes) OPEN

Monday 26 March 2018, 10:45 at LPTMC, tower 13-12 room 5-23 SEM-LPTMC (Séminaire du Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée) cond-mat.mes-hall
Giulio Biroli ( IPhT Saclay and LPS ENS ) TBA

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 10:30 at IHES, Amphi. Léon Motchane
( Cours des Professeurs Permanents de l'IHES )
MATH-IHES (TBA) hep-th
Hugo Duminil-Copin ( IHES ) The Self-Avoiding Walk Model (4/4)
Abstract: The course will focus on rigorous results for the self-avoiding walk model on lattices, with a special emphasis on low-dimensional ones. The model is defined by choosing uniformly at random among random walk paths starting from the origin and without self-intersections. Despite its simple definition, the self-avoiding walk is difficult to comprehend in a mathematically rigorous fashion, and many of the most important problems illustrating standard challenges of critical phenomena remain unsolved. The model is combinatorial in nature but many questions about the stochastic properties of these random paths can be solved by combining nice combinatorial features with probabilistic techniques. In the course, we will describe some of the recent techniques developed in the area, including the use of discrete holomorphicity to understand the model on the hexagonal lattice.

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 11:30 at LPTENS, LPTENS library STR-LPT-ENS-HE (Séminaire commun LPTENS/LPTHE) hep-th
Apratim Kaviraj ( LPTENS ) TBA
Abstract: TBA

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 14:00 at APC, 483 A - Malevitch APC-TH (Seminar of the theory group of APC) hep-th
Jean-Paul Blaizot ( IPhT ) TBA

Thursday 29 March 2018, 10:00 at IHES, Amphi. Léon Motchane
( Cours de l'IHES )
MATH-IHES (TBA) hep-th
Bertrand Eynard ( IPht, CEA Saclay ) Topological recursion, from enumerative geometry to integrability (3/4)

Thursday 29 March 2018, 11:00 at LPTHE, bibliothèque SEM-DARBOUX (Séminaire Darboux - physique théorique et mathématiques) math|math.MP
Nicolas Bergeron ( IMG-PRG ) TBA

Thursday 29 March 2018, 14:00 at IPHT, Amphi Claude Bloch, Bât. 774 SCOPI (Séminaire SCOPI Paris-Saclay) physics
Joël Bergé ( ONERA ) MICROSCOPE : the first results
Abstract: MICROSCOPE is a CNES/ONERA space mission that aims to test the Weak Equivalence Principle (WEP) at the $10^-15$ level, i.e. two orders of magnitude better than the best on-ground tests to date. The WEP is the cornerstone of General Relativity, the postulate that led Einstein to establish his theory: it states that all bodies fall at the same rate, independently of their mass and composition. \par Alternative theories of gravity, like those developed to overcome such conundrums as dark energy or the unification of gravity with the forces of the standard model of particle physics, generically predict a small violation of the WEP. \par As a consequence, not only does MICROSCOPE test the very foundation of General Relativity, but it also provides new constraints on theories beyond Einstein's. \par The MICROSCOPE satellite was launched on April 25, 2016. It has since then provided high-quality data. The first results (using only a small part of the total data) were announced last December, together with updated constraints on new long-range forces and on the characteristics of string theory's dilaton. In this talk, I will first introduce the MICROSCOPE mission, in particular its scientific goals and measurement principles. I will then present the exploitation phase up to now. Finally, I will discuss its first results.

Friday 30 March 2018, 10:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774
( https://courses.ipht.cnrs.fr/?q=fr/node/196 )
COURS (Cours) hep-th
Monica Guica ( IPhT ) Asymptotic symmetries, black holes, and holography (4/5)
Abstract: It is known since the work of Emmy Noether that continuous global symmetries lead to local conserved currents. In gauge theories such as electromagnetism or gravity, the currents associated to gauge transformations vanish because gauge symmetries are not physical symmetries, but rather redundancies of description. However, if the manifold on which the gauge theory is defined has a boundary and the gauge parameter does not vanish on it, then the associated conserved charge can be non-zero. Such gauge transformations that do not vanish at infinity are known as asymptotic symmetries and they act non-trivially on the space of states. \par Asymptotic symmetries make a natural appearance in holography, the proposed equivalence between a theory of quantum gravity on a given manifold and a field theory living on its boundary. More precisely, they should correspond to global symmetries of the dual field theory. Despite the huge success of the AdS/CFT holographic correspondence, holography for most spacetimes of interest remains very poorly understood. One may then hope that the study of asymptotic symmetries, especially when there is an infinite number of them, can shed light on the nature of the dual field theory. \par In this course, we will study several examples of gravitational backgrounds for which the group of asymptotic symmetries is infinite-dimensional, such as AdS$_3$, the near horizon of extreme black holes, and flat space. In the latter case, a parallel development relates asymptotic symmetries to the soft behaviour of scattering amplitudes, providing a new perspective on these well-known results. The black holes will always be lurking in the background. \\ \\ 1. Introduction to the covariant phase space formalism and construction of the conserved charges. \\ 2. Asymptotic symmetries of AdS$_3$ gravity and generalization to extreme Kerr black holes. \\ 3. Asymptotic symmetries of flat space: supertranslations, superrotations and the memory effect. \\ 4. Symmetries of scattering in flat space and relation to soft theorems.
Attachments:
  • 2017-2018.pdf (4503344 bytes) OPEN
  • 2018_Guica.pdf (4621649 bytes) OPEN

Tuesday 3 April 2018, 11:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774 IPHT-GEN (Séminaire général du SPhT) physics
Slava Rychkov ( CERN and IHES ) (TBA)

Tuesday 3 April 2018, 17:15 at DPT-PHYS-ENS, room Jean Jaurès (29 rue d'Ulm) SEM-PHYS-ENS (Colloquium du Département de Physique de l'ENS) quant-ph
Sabrina Maniscalco ( University of Turku ) TBA
Abstract: TBA

Thursday 5 April 2018, 10:00 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Oscar Dias ( Southampton ) TBA

Thursday 5 April 2018, 10:00 at IHES, Amphi. Léon Motchane
( Cours de l'IHES )
MATH-IHES (TBA) hep-th
Bertrand Eynard ( IPht, CEA Saclay ) Topological recursion, from enumerative geometry to integrability (4/4)

Thursday 5 April 2018, 11:45 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
James Sparks ( Oxford ) TBA

Monday 9 April 2018, 14:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774 IPHT-STA (Séminaire de Physique Statistique, CEA/Saclay) cond-mat
Juan P. Garrahan ( University of Nottingham ) (TBA)

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 11:30 at LPTENS, LPTENS library STR-LPT-ENS-HE (Séminaire commun LPTENS/LPTHE) hep-th
Kaiwen Sun ( SISSA ) TBA
Abstract: TBA

Tuesday 10 April 2018, 14:00 at APC, 483 A - Malevitch APC-TH (Seminar of the theory group of APC) hep-th
Léonie Canet ( Université de Grenoble ) Correlation functions in fully developed turbulence
Abstract: Turbulence is an ubiquitous phenomenon in natural and industrial fluid flows. Yet, it still lacks a satisfactory theoretical description. One of the main open issues is to calculate the statistical properties of the turbulent steady state, and in particular what is generically called intermittency effects, starting from the fundamental description of the fluid dynamics provided by Navier-Stokes equation. In this presentation, I will focus on isotropic and homogeneous turbulence in three-dimensional incompressible flows. In the first part, I will give an introduction on the basic phenomenology of turbulence, and show what are the typical manifestations of intermittency. In the second part, I will explain how one can derive exact asymptotic (i.e. at large wave- numbers) properties of the correlation functions in the turbulent state, using a field-theoretic approach, based on the Non-Perturbative Renormalisation Group, and compare them to numerical simulations and experiments.

Friday 13 April 2018, 10:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774
( https://courses.ipht.cnrs.fr/?q=fr/node/196 )
COURS (Cours) hep-th
Monica Guica ( IPhT ) Asymptotic symmetries, black holes, and holography (5/5)
Abstract: It is known since the work of Emmy Noether that continuous global symmetries lead to local conserved currents. In gauge theories such as electromagnetism or gravity, the currents associated to gauge transformations vanish because gauge symmetries are not physical symmetries, but rather redundancies of description. However, if the manifold on which the gauge theory is defined has a boundary and the gauge parameter does not vanish on it, then the associated conserved charge can be non-zero. Such gauge transformations that do not vanish at infinity are known as asymptotic symmetries and they act non-trivially on the space of states. \par Asymptotic symmetries make a natural appearance in holography, the proposed equivalence between a theory of quantum gravity on a given manifold and a field theory living on its boundary. More precisely, they should correspond to global symmetries of the dual field theory. Despite the huge success of the AdS/CFT holographic correspondence, holography for most spacetimes of interest remains very poorly understood. One may then hope that the study of asymptotic symmetries, especially when there is an infinite number of them, can shed light on the nature of the dual field theory. \par In this course, we will study several examples of gravitational backgrounds for which the group of asymptotic symmetries is infinite-dimensional, such as AdS$_3$, the near horizon of extreme black holes, and flat space. In the latter case, a parallel development relates asymptotic symmetries to the soft behaviour of scattering amplitudes, providing a new perspective on these well-known results. The black holes will always be lurking in the background. \\ \\ 1. Introduction to the covariant phase space formalism and construction of the conserved charges. \\ 2. Asymptotic symmetries of AdS$_3$ gravity and generalization to extreme Kerr black holes. \\ 3. Asymptotic symmetries of flat space: supertranslations, superrotations and the memory effect. \\ 4. Symmetries of scattering in flat space and relation to soft theorems.
Attachments:
  • 2017-2018.pdf (4503344 bytes) OPEN
  • 2018_Guica.pdf (4621649 bytes) OPEN

Friday 4 May 2018, 10:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774
( https://courses.ipht.cnrs.fr/?q=fr/node/197 )
COURS (Cours) cond-mat|q-bio
Rémi Monasson ( ENS Paris ) Unsupervised neural networks: from theory to systems biology (1/6)
Abstract: (TBA)
Attachments:
  • 2017-2018.pdf (4503344 bytes) OPEN

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 10:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774
( https://courses.ipht.cnrs.fr/?q=fr/node/197 )
COURS (Cours) cond-mat|q-bio
Rémi Monasson ( ENS Paris ) Unsupervised neural networks: from theory to systems biology (2/6)
Abstract: (TBA)
Attachments:
  • 2017-2018.pdf (4503344 bytes) OPEN

Friday 18 May 2018, 10:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774
( https://courses.ipht.cnrs.fr/?q=fr/node/197 )
COURS (Cours) cond-mat|q-bio
Rémi Monasson ( ENS Paris ) Unsupervised neural networks: from theory to systems biology (3/6)
Abstract: (TBA)
Attachments:
  • 2017-2018.pdf (4503344 bytes) OPEN

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 11:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774 IPHT-GEN (Séminaire général du SPhT) physics
Sid Redner (TBA)

Thursday 24 May 2018, 11:00 at LPTHE, bibliothèque SEM-DARBOUX (Séminaire Darboux - physique théorique et mathématiques) math|math.MP
Frédéric Chapoton ( Strasbourg ) TBA

Friday 25 May 2018, 10:00 at IPHT, Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774
( https://courses.ipht.cnrs.fr/?q=fr/node/197 )
COURS (Cours) cond-mat|q-bio
Rémi Monasson ( ENS Paris ) Unsupervised neural networks: from theory to systems biology (4/6)
Abstract: (TBA)
Attachments:
  • 2017-2018.pdf (4503344 bytes) OPEN

Thursday 31 May 2018, 10:00 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
David Kutasov ( U Chicago ) TBA

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