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Upcoming Seminars at LPTHE
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Thursday 24 May 2018, 11:00 at LPTHE, bibliothèque SEM-DARBOUX (Séminaire Darboux - physique théorique et mathématiques) math|math.MP
Frédéric Chapoton ( Strasbourg ) On cluster varieties associated with trees
Abstract: We will first recall the general framework of cluster algebras and cluster varieties attached to arbitrary quivers. We will then explain what can be said about interesting differential forms on these varieties when the quiver is a tree, and how counting points over finite fields gives a first idea about their cohomology. This will be illustrated with examples, and involve an amusing set of Feynman rules with 3 colors.

Thursday 24 May 2018, 14:00 at LPTHE, Library LPTHE-PPH (Particle Physics at LPTHE) hep-ph
Ben Allanach ( Cambridge U. ) Direct Search for $b-$anomaly New Physics at FCC
Abstract: There are some discrepancies with respect to Standard Model predictions in measurements of $b-$meson decays. After reviewing the discrepancies and effective field theory fits, we examine simplified models of new physics that may explain a subset of them: in particular, $B \rightarrow K^{(\ast)} \mu^+ \mu^-$. There are two such classes of model that explain the discrepancies at tree-level: leptoquarks or $Z^\prime$ models. We then examine the prospects of detecting these two explanations at future colliders: the future circular collider and the high luminosity or high energy versions of the LHC.

Friday 25 May 2018, 11:00 at LPTHE, Bibliothèque SEM-LPTHE (Séminaire du LPTHE) cond-mat.stat-mech
Bulbul Chakraborty ( Brandeis ) Fragile Matter: Stress Networks and Stability of Athermal Solids
Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss a theoretical framework for understanding materials that are fragile. These are marginal solids or highly viscous liquids that emerge out of thermal equilibrium in response to external stresses. Granular materials and non-Brownian colloidal suspensions are well-known examples, however, reconfigurable pathways of force transmission also play an important role in biological systems. In granular materials, external forces such as gravity create rigid and flowing states. The mechanical integrity of these marginal solids is reliant on a filamentary network of stress-bearing structures. An outstanding question in the field has been how the constraints of vectorial force balance influence the response of granular assemblies to stress, and create localized stress pathways. I will present results of recent work showing that the localized response is a consequence of the disorder in the underlying contact network, and can be mapped on to a ``localization'' problem. I will also discuss an interpretive theory, based on statistical ensembles, of two transitions driven by frictional contacts: shear jamming and discontinuous shear thickening.

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

Thursday 31 May 2018, 11:45 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Clay Cordova ( IAS ) TBA

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