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Upcoming Seminars at LPTHE
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Thursday 30 January 2020, 11:00 at LPTHE, bibliothèque du LPTHE, tour 13-14, 4eme étage SEM-DARBOUX (Séminaire Darboux - physique théorique et mathématiques) hep-th|math.AG
Alessandra Sarti ( Université de Poitiers ) On non-symplectic automorphisms of K3 surfaces
Abstract: The K3 surfaces are complex algebraic surfaces with remarkable properties. A property that characterizes them, is the existence of a unique, up to scalar multiplication, global holomorphic two form which is never zero. In the last years their group of symmetry, the automorphisms of the K3 surfaces, aroused a lot of interest and it has been much studied. Depending on the action on the holomorphic two form, which can be trivial or not, an automorphism is called symplectic or non-symplectic. After an introduction on the subject, the aim of the talk is to show recent results in the study of non-symplectic automorphisms of 2-power order. In particular in the case of the order 16, I give a full description of the families of K3 surfaces carrying such automorphisms.

Friday 31 January 2020, 11:00 at LPTHE, Bibliothèque SEM-LPTHE (Séminaire du LPTHE) cond-mat.stat-mech
Ines Aniceto ( Southampton ) Unraveling the analytic structure of observables: from local asymptotics to phase transitions
Abstract: The perturbative expansions of many physical quantities are divergent, and defined only as asymptotic series. It is well known that this divergence reflects the existence of nonperturbative, exponentially damped contributions, such as instanton effects, which are not captured by a perturbative analysis. This connection between perturbative and non-perturbative contributions of a given physical observable can be systematically studied using the theory of resurgence, allowing us to construct a full non-perturbative solution from perturbative asymptotic data. In this talk I will start by reviewing the essential role of resurgence theory in the description of the analytic solution behind an asymptotic series, and its relation to the so-called Stokes phenomena and phase transitions. I will then exemplify how these techniques can be applied to to the Lee-Yang zeros in the context of matrix models, a subject of great interest in both mathematics and physics.

Tuesday 4 February 2020, 11:00 at LPTHE, Library, tour 13-14, 4th floor P^3 (Particle Physics in Paris) hep-ph|hep-th
Francesco Riva ( Geneva University ) Microscopic Bounds on Macroscopic Theories
Abstract: Effective Field Theories (EFTs) appear everywhere there is a mass scale. They serve to simplify complex multiscale problems (e.g. the theory of fermions below the electroweak scale), and they serve as general tools to parametrise the unknown or incalculable (e.g. the pion chiral Lagrangian, gravity, or physics beyond the standard model). In this sense, they are perhaps even too general (everything which is not forbidden is compulsory). In this talk I will present a tool to distinguish EFTs that can originate from microscopic unitary theories and I will show that this strongly limits the (classic and quantum) running of EFTs scattering amplitudes. In particular, Massive gravity, theories with isolated massive higher-spin particles, and theories with very irrelevant interactions, cannot originate from unitary theories.

Thursday 6 February 2020, 10:00 at LPTHE, LPTHE Library RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Oliver Schlotterer ( Uppsala University ) Double-copy structures and universality in string tree-level interactions
Abstract: > This talk is dedicated to recent double-copy constructions that unify massless tree-level amplitudes in a variety of perturbative string theories. All the polarization dependence in gauge- and gravity amplitudes of type-I, type-II, bosonic and heterotic string theories is proposed to enter via field-theory building blocks with a known Lagrangian origin. The second double-copy component of massless string amplitudes involves moduli-space integrals over punctured sphere and disk worldsheets whose low-energy expansion introduces multiple zeta values. At each order in the inverse string tension alpha’, the coefficients of highest transcendental weight turn out to be universal across the above perturbative string theories. These phenomena have not been explained by the known string dualities and are hoped to reflect a deeper principle in the theory of quantum gravity.

Thursday 6 February 2020, 11:40 at LPTHE, LPTHE Library RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Jerome Gauntlett ( Imperial College, London ) Geometric Extremization for AdS-CFT and Black Hole Entropy

Friday 7 February 2020, 11:00 at LPTHE, Bibliothèque SEM-LPTHE (Séminaire du LPTHE) cond-mat.stat-mech|hep-th|math-ph
Stefano Negro ( Stony Brook ) On irrelevant deformations of integrable field theories: CDD factors and generalized Gibbs ensemble
Abstract: The study of irrelevant perturbations has profound implications on our understanding of the space of QFTs and possesses important applications in Statistical and Condensed Matter Physics -- e.g. the control on sub-leading corrections to the scaling limits of lattice models. In 1+1 D a partial map of the above mentioned space can be traced out thanks to the existence of integrable systems, which grant us a high degree of control on certain renormalization flows trajectories. In this talk I will present some results from a recent work concerning a large class of irrelevant perturbations that, in the framework of factorized scattering, can be described by generic deformations of the S-matrix by a CDD factor. I will show how these deformations can be described as certain field-dependent twists in the boundary conditions of the fields -- a natural generalization of the geometric interpretation of the $T\bar{T}$ deformation -- and that there exists a relation amongst CDD deformations and the thermodynamics of the Generalized Gibbs Ensemble. Exploiting the integrability of the models, I will derive a general flow equation for the finite size spectrum and, for the particular case of the sinh-Gordon model, will present a connection with the fermionic basis description of finite-size one-point functions.

Thursday 27 February 2020, 10:00 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Jay Armas ( University of Amsterdam ) TBA
Abstract: TBA

Thursday 5 March 2020, 11:00 at LPTHE, bibliothèque du LPTHE, tour 13-14, 4eme étage SEM-DARBOUX (Séminaire Darboux - physique théorique et mathématiques) math.AG
Emanuele Macri ( Northeastern University ) Bridgeland stability on threefolds
Abstract: The theory of Bridgeland stability conditions has seen important developments in the past few years. Emerging from the mathematical physics literature, in particular in Douglas' work, it now connects to different branches in mathematics including symplectic geometry and representation theory. In this talk we will give a quick introduction to the basic theory of stability conditions for the derived category of coherent sheaves on a smooth projective variety, focusing on the recent advances in the threefold case; in particular, on the existence result for the quintic Calabi-Yau threefold.

Tuesday 10 March 2020, 11:00 at IHP, Salle 314 P^3 (Particle Physics in Paris) hep-ph|hep-th
Andrea Wulzer ( CERN and EPFL ) TBA

Thursday 12 March 2020, 10:00 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Francesco Benini ( SISSA, Trieste ) TBA

Friday 13 March 2020, 14:00 at LPTHE, library LPTHE-PPH (Particle Physics at LPTHE) hep-ph
Andrea Wulzer ( Padova U. ) TBA

Tuesday 17 March 2020, 11:00 at LPTHE, LPTHE library STR-LPT-ENS-HE (Séminaire commun LPTENS/LPTHE) hep-th
Chrysoula Markou ( Munich (Max Planck Institute) ) Bimetric theory, supersymmetry and string theory

Thursday 26 March 2020, 11:40 at IHP, 201 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Costas Bachas ( ENS ) TBA

Thursday 23 April 2020, 10:00 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Andreas Braun ( Durham University ) TBA

Thursday 7 May 2020, 11:00 at LPTHE, bibliothèque du LPTHE, tour 13-14, 4eme étage SEM-DARBOUX (Séminaire Darboux - physique théorique et mathématiques) hep-th
Carl Tipler ( Université de Bretagne Occidentale - Brest ) TBA

Tuesday 12 May 2020, 11:00 at IHP, Salle 314 P^3 (Particle Physics in Paris) astro-ph|hep-ph|hep-th
Alexander Kusenko ( UCLA ) TBA

Thursday 14 May 2020, 10:00 at IHP, 314 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Alexander Zhiboedov ( CERN ) TBA

Thursday 28 May 2020, 11:00 at LPTHE, bibliothèque du LPTHE, tour 13-14, 4eme étage SEM-DARBOUX (Séminaire Darboux - physique théorique et mathématiques) hep-th|math.MP
Johannes Kellendonk ( Institut Camille Jordan, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 ) TBA

Friday 5 June 2020, 14:00 at LPTHE, library LPTHE-PPH (Particle Physics at LPTHE) hep-ph
Eric Laenen ( Nikhef ) TBA

Thursday 18 June 2020, 10:00 at IHP, 201 RENC-THEO (Rencontres Théoriciennes) hep-th
Wolfgang Lerche ( CERN ) TBA

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