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Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We reviewed the large N limit in physical theories with matrix valued degrees of freedom. In the 't Hooft limit, we learn the 1/N expansion is controlled by the topology of the Feynman diagrams.

Correlation functions of single trace operators factorise, at leading order, suggesting these behave like classical point particles where 1/N can be interpreted as an effective Planck's constant.

About this lecture series

Holography lectures by Joan Simon

This is an introductory lecture series for PhD students on Holography given by Joan Simon

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211105T090000Z DTEND:20211105T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 10 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe reviewed the large N limit in physical theories with matrix valued degrees of freedom. In the 't Hooft limit\, we learn the 1/N expansion is controlled by the topology of the Feynman diagrams.\n\nCorrelation functions of single trace operators factorise\, at leading order\, suggesting these behave like classical point particles where 1/N can be interpreted as an effective Planck's constant.\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nHolography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nThis is an introductory lecture series for PhD students on Holography given by Joan Simon\n\n * GR ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:9f2bb08f-101a-4a6d-97ce-65275403c375@9f2b.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20121001T090000Z DTEND:20121001T090000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Quantising the relativistic point particle (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:8569afec-1da2-4b9c-b45d-17c691d43efb@8569.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We introduced the main logic and ideas behind the decoupling limits (low energy limits) used to argue the existence of AdS/CFT.

First, we explored these under arguably very general and reasonable conditions. Once more, as the physical system comes close to being extremal, i.e. scale invariant, some AdS geometry emerges in the gravitational description of the system.

Second, we discussed the conditions under which gravity is weakly coupled and which CFTs have a chance to have gravity duals and, if so, when they may be described by ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211112T090000Z DTEND:20211112T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 12 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe introduced the main logic and ideas behind the decoupling limits (low energy limits) used to argue the existence of AdS/CFT.\n\nFirst\, we explored these under arguably very general and reasonable conditions. Once more\, as the physical system comes close to being extremal\, i.e. scale invariant\, some AdS geometry emerges in the gravitational description of the system.\n\nSecond\, we discussed the conditions under which gravity is weakly coupled and which CFTs have a chance to have gravity duals and\, if so\, when they may be described by ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:a9bd4c4a-9558-4b45-bd91-dd9d71a57bc2@a9bd.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Lorenzo MAGNEA

Lecture series: Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20110208T160000Z DTEND:20110208T180000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: All Orders (Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Lorenzo MAGNEA\n\nLecture series: Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/soft-and-collinear-gluons-in-perturbative-qcd/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:c3627292-2527-40bc-b7b8-2a1791eddaaf@c362.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Jonathan ROSNER

Lecture series: Scattering and S-matrix

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20161108T110000Z DTEND:20161108T120000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Part II (Scattering and S-matrix) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Jonathan ROSNER\n\nLecture series: Scattering and S-matrix\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/scattering-and-s-matrix/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:f9393ef1-4c7f-4a5f-9579-f86f68017d68@f939.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

Given the equality of partition functions between boundary and bulk theories, and the dictionary between boundary sources and non-normalisable modes in the bulk, we derived a formal expression to compute euclidean correlation functions.

We applied this formula to reproduce the 2-pt function in the boundary CFT using bulk methods. This required to evaluate the bulk action on-shell and to add a counter-term to get a finite answer.

We briefly commented on how to extend this calculation to compute higher point functions. One can achieve this either using the same ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211126T090000Z DTEND:20211126T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 16 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nGiven the equality of partition functions between boundary and bulk theories\, and the dictionary between boundary sources and non-normalisable modes in the bulk\, we derived a formal expression to compute euclidean correlation functions.\n\nWe applied this formula to reproduce the 2-pt function in the boundary CFT using bulk methods. This required to evaluate the bulk action on-shell and to add a counter-term to get a finite answer.\n\nWe briefly commented on how to extend this calculation to compute higher point functions. One can achieve this either using the same ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:489623e6-ac12-45b6-af33-eef0fa2d791d@4896.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We reviewed the main properties of entanglement entropy in quantum mechanics and why its leading divergent contribution scales with the area in continuum quantum field theories with local lagrangians.

We described the Ryu-Takayanagi holographic proposal to compute this quantity at strong coupling in AdS/CFT. We commented on how this generalises the black hole entropy formula, how it allows to prove the strong subadditivity properties of the entanglement entropy and reproduced the entanglement entropy for an interval on a 2d CFT using this prescription in AdS_3.

We ended ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211203T090000Z DTEND:20211203T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 18 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe reviewed the main properties of entanglement entropy in quantum mechanics and why its leading divergent contribution scales with the area in continuum quantum field theories with local lagrangians.\n\nWe described the Ryu-Takayanagi holographic proposal to compute this quantity at strong coupling in AdS/CFT. We commented on how this generalises the black hole entropy formula\, how it allows to prove the strong subadditivity properties of the entanglement entropy and reproduced the entanglement entropy for an interval on a 2d CFT using this prescription in AdS_3.\n\nWe ended ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:499296b3-5764-45f4-9517-0a5d1bb7e4f5@4992.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Uwe TAUBER

Lecture series: Fluctuation Effects and Pattern Formation in Population Dynamics

Basic models, mean-field rate equations, lattice simulations; Lotka-Volterra predator–prey competition: noise-induced activity fronts and population oscillations; limited prey carrying capacity: predator extinction threshold; cyclic rock-paper-scissors model: oscillations and clustering; May-Leonard variant: spontaneous formation of spiral patterns.

About this lecture series

We would like to cordially invite you to a series of lectures taking place in September at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics by guest lecturer Uwe C Tauber - Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Virginia Tech.

Spatially extended population ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20190917T140000Z DTEND:20190917T153000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Stochastic population dynamics (Fluctuation Effects and Pattern Formation in Population Dynamics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Uwe TAUBER\n\nLecture series: Fluctuation Effects and Pattern Formation in Population Dynamics\n\nBasic models\, mean-field rate equations\, lattice simulations\; Lotka-Volterra predator–prey competition: noise-induced activity fronts and population oscillations\; limited prey carrying capacity: predator extinction threshold\; cyclic rock-paper-scissors model: oscillations and clustering\; May-Leonard variant: spontaneous formation of spiral patterns.\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nWe would like to cordially invite you to a series of lectures taking place in September at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics by guest lecturer Uwe C Tauber - Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics\, Virginia Tech.\n\nSpatially extended population ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/fluctuation-effects-and-pattern-formation-in-population-dynamics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:b80745f4-b66a-4563-8398-4c41f809700b@b807.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Lorenzo MAGNEA

Lecture series: Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20110202T160000Z DTEND:20110202T180000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Basics (Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Lorenzo MAGNEA\n\nLecture series: Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/soft-and-collinear-gluons-in-perturbative-qcd/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:83983117-f275-420d-9814-08e8d4fd5b86@8398.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We continued our discussion on the gauge nature of GR :

Having stressed the problem of finding a UV completion of GR remains opened, we listed two properties we believe such theory must satisfy :

This allowed us to stress the lack of locally conserved energy momentum stress tensor in general covariant theories.

To include further items in ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211008T080000Z DTEND:20211008T100000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 2 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe continued our discussion on the gauge nature of GR :\n\n * stressing the difference between local and large diffeomorphisms\n\n * the latter giving rise to asymptotic symmetries\n\nHaving stressed the problem of finding a UV completion of GR remains opened\, we listed two properties we believe such theory must satisfy :\n\n * there are no local gauge invariant observables\n\n * the graviton can not be a composite particle (Weinberg- Witten theorem)\n\nThis allowed us to stress the lack of locally conserved energy momentum stress tensor in general covariant theories.\n\nTo include further items in ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:77d3fd29-c3f9-4e20-8fae-28b4a8bd1b71@77d3.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Uwe TAUBER

Lecture series: Fluctuation Effects and Pattern Formation in Population Dynamics

Stochastic lattice predator-prey model: fluctuation-induced renormalization of oscillation parameters; extinction thresholds as absorbing-state phase transition and directed percolation universality class; stochastic spatial May-Leonard model and complex Ginzburg-Landau equation.

About this lecture series

We would like to cordially invite you to a series of lectures taking place in September at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics by guest lecturer Uwe C Tauber - Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Virginia Tech.

Spatially extended population dynamics models that incorporate demographic noise serve as case ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20190919T140000Z DTEND:20190919T153000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Examples and applications (Fluctuation Effects and Pattern Formation in Population Dynamics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Uwe TAUBER\n\nLecture series: Fluctuation Effects and Pattern Formation in Population Dynamics\n\nStochastic lattice predator-prey model: fluctuation-induced renormalization of oscillation parameters\; extinction thresholds as absorbing-state phase transition and directed percolation universality class\; stochastic spatial May-Leonard model and complex Ginzburg-Landau equation.\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nWe would like to cordially invite you to a series of lectures taking place in September at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics by guest lecturer Uwe C Tauber - Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics\, Virginia Tech.\n\nSpatially extended population dynamics models that incorporate demographic noise serve as case ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/fluctuation-effects-and-pattern-formation-in-population-dynamics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:7b5fe3d4-2315-455a-831f-66bec2cff0e8@7b5f.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

In this lecture, we argue that the large N limit of matrix valued degrees of freedom can be interpreted as a strong theory. This is achieved by observing the inclusion of interactions in a quantum mechanical consistent way in string theory is also controlled by the topology of the closed 2d surfaces.

Mathematically, the perturbative string amplitudes with external string states have the same expansion as the connected correlators of single trace operators in the matrix model with the identification g_s=1/N, external strings as single trace operators ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211109T090000Z DTEND:20211109T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 11 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nIn this lecture\, we argue that the large N limit of matrix valued degrees of freedom can be interpreted as a strong theory. This is achieved by observing the inclusion of interactions in a quantum mechanical consistent way in string theory is also controlled by the topology of the closed 2d surfaces.\n\nMathematically\, the perturbative string amplitudes with external string states have the same expansion as the connected correlators of single trace operators in the matrix model with the identification g_s=1/N\, external strings as single trace operators ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:2b6360f3-20ee-4799-94e0-072dc2d0b8fd@2b63.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Brendan OWENS

Lecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory

About this lecture series

An advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill, Bernd Schroers, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.

Contents and Purpose

Gauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in which the ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20130913T130000Z DTEND:20130913T150000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Fibre Bundles and Connections (Introduction to Gauge Theory) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Brendan OWENS\n\nLecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nAn advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill\, Bernd Schroers\, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments\, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.\n\nContents and Purpose\n\nGauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in which the ...\n\n URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/introduction-to-gauge-theory/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:75b457a6-3cbb-4cde-aa82-4671744097f9@75b4.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20121016T140000Z DTEND:20121016T140000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Compactification and T-duality (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:1248a470-cf89-4f3c-a43d-0a967fe39b7e@1248.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Christian SAEMANN, Bernd SCHROERS

Lecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory

About this lecture series

An advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill, Bernd Schroers, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.

Contents and Purpose

Gauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20130916T130000Z DTEND:20130916T150000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Monpoles and Instantons (Introduction to Gauge Theory) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Christian SAEMANN\, Bernd SCHROERS\n\nLecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nAn advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill\, Bernd Schroers\, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments\, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.\n\nContents and Purpose\n\nGauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in ...\n\n URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/introduction-to-gauge-theory/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:e7db0715-59a5-425c-97c0-4a9e82a438c8@e7db.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20121003T090000Z DTEND:20121003T090000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Quantisation of the relativistic string (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:826b030c-97b4-4ec1-9e4b-11c705a253ea@826b.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Lorenzo MAGNEA

Lecture series: Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20110204T160000Z DTEND:20110204T180000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Tools (Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Lorenzo MAGNEA\n\nLecture series: Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/soft-and-collinear-gluons-in-perturbative-qcd/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:2e429c09-5c13-477e-93b9-811ddf69264e@2e42.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We reviewed some CFT basics, including the operator-state correspondence, and concluded reminding the matching of parameters between the CFT and the string theory on AdS.

As the first consequence of the duality, we stressed the UV/IR connection between bulk and boundary, both at zero and finite temperatures, giving some heuristic evidence for the extra dimension in AdS to provide some geometerisation of the energy scale in the boundary theory.

In the last part of the lecture, we ask for the dual of CFT operators. We guessed these should ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211119T090000Z DTEND:20211119T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 14 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe reviewed some CFT basics\, including the operator-state correspondence\, and concluded reminding the matching of parameters between the CFT and the string theory on AdS.\n\nAs the first consequence of the duality\, we stressed the UV/IR connection between bulk and boundary\, both at zero and finite temperatures\, giving some heuristic evidence for the extra dimension in AdS to provide some geometerisation of the energy scale in the boundary theory.\n\nIn the last part of the lecture\, we ask for the dual of CFT operators. We guessed these should ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:64c10e76-88c1-4fd3-b766-2b80a1c85ef0@64c1.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

In the first part of the lecture, we noticed that requiring the euclidean continuation of the black hole metric to be smooth at the "event horizon" required euclidean time to be compact. Furthermore, requiring the periodicity at space like infinity to match the formal temperature of the black hole fixed the proportional between area and entropy to be 1/4, reproducing Hawking's discovery.

In the second part of the lecture, we introduced the covariant phase space applied to generally covariant theories. We pointed out connections with ADM and ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211012T080000Z DTEND:20211012T100000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 3 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nIn the first part of the lecture\, we noticed that requiring the euclidean continuation of the black hole metric to be smooth at the "event horizon" required euclidean time to be compact. Furthermore\, requiring the periodicity at space like infinity to match the formal temperature of the black hole fixed the proportional between area and entropy to be 1/4\, reproducing Hawking's discovery.\n\nIn the second part of the lecture\, we introduced the covariant phase space applied to generally covariant theories. We pointed out connections with ADM and ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:5f67a4cd-0667-4a13-a50b-385b7d17a544@5f67.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We asked whether black holes should be considered as quantum objects :

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211029T080000Z DTEND:20211029T100000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 8 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe asked whether black holes should be considered as quantum objects :\n\n * thermodynamic considerations of matter in the presence of black holes suggest the second law gets violated unless we include the Bekenstein-Hawking area term. Even if we do\, the entropy of matter systems should be bounded by its energy and size (Bekentein's bound). This triggered the generalised second law.\n\n * revisiting the process of black hole formation\, we reach the conclusion the entropy of matter systems in some bounded region of space should be smaller of equal than the ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:f77986bb-0881-4003-b148-2b0f96001ff6@f779.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): David BERENSTEIN

Lecture series: Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence

About this lecture series

Prof David Berenstein, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), is visiting the Higgs Centre till September 24th. He will be delivering a series of three lectures on :

Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence

Abstract:

I will give an introductory set of lectures on the AdS/CFT correspondence. The main focus is to understand how the AdS/CFT dictionary is derived from first principles. Also, I will showcase how some apparent paradoxes for the consistency of the correspondence are resolved with modern ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20190916T131000Z DTEND:20190916T150000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 1 (Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): David BERENSTEIN\n\nLecture series: Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nProf David Berenstein\, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB)\, is visiting the Higgs Centre till September 24th. He will be delivering a series of three lectures on :\n\nIntroduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence\n\nAbstract:\n\nI will give an introductory set of lectures on the AdS/CFT correspondence. The main focus is to understand how the AdS/CFT dictionary is derived from first principles. Also\, I will showcase how some apparent paradoxes for the consistency of the correspondence are resolved with modern ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/introduction-to-the-adscft-correspondence/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:2d9c8b8d-56eb-46b9-82e2-a485382d98f4@2d9c.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Bernd SCHROERS

Lecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory

About this lecture series

An advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill, Bernd Schroers, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.

Contents and Purpose

Gauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in which the ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20130911T130000Z DTEND:20130911T150000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Introduction to Gauge Theory (Introduction to Gauge Theory) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Bernd SCHROERS\n\nLecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nAn advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill\, Bernd Schroers\, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments\, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.\n\nContents and Purpose\n\nGauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in which the ...\n\n URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/introduction-to-gauge-theory/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:4f79e8ae-60cd-4b9d-852c-199cfb101fc2@4f79.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We want to understand whether the temperature parameter appearing in our GR analysis has any physical meaning. We discussed two ways to describe thermal system in matter systems :

We noticed that in a quantum system involving two harmonic oscillators, there could be more than one "vacuum", using squeezed states. We want to explore whether a similar feature holds in black hole physics. We finished this part by making some remarks on the role of quantum entanglement in these ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211019T080000Z DTEND:20211019T100000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 4 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe want to understand whether the temperature parameter appearing in our GR analysis has any physical meaning. We discussed two ways to describe thermal system in matter systems :\n\n * as thermal density matrices\n * as reduced density matrices in open systems\n\nWe noticed that in a quantum system involving two harmonic oscillators\, there could be more than one "vacuum"\, using squeezed states. We want to explore whether a similar feature holds in black hole physics. We finished this part by making some remarks on the role of quantum entanglement in these ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:f6bdb1ac-f0b6-4615-82d3-9ec239c202d1@f6bd.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA

Lecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking

http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76053-the-origin-of-matter-in-the-universe

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20170609T130000Z DTEND:20170609T130000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Colloquium: The Origin of Matter in the Universe (Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA\n\nLecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking\n\nhttp://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76053-the-origin-of-matter-in-the-universe\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/lecture-and-seminars-perspectives-on-susy-breaking/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:9c5ea52c-4c24-46ce-b149-42afc09d236a@9c5e.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA

Lecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking

https://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76215-dynamical-supersymmetry-breaking-in-vector-like-gauge-theories

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20170605T130000Z DTEND:20170605T130000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture: Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking in Vector-like Gauge Theories (Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA\n\nLecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking\n\nhttps://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76215-dynamical-supersymmetry-breaking-in-vector-like-gauge-theories\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/lecture-and-seminars-perspectives-on-susy-breaking/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:8777cd35-0c26-4ef1-8ca0-415ae5b51279@8777.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA

Lecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking

http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76218-the-origin-of-three-families-of-quarks-and-leptons-e7-being-fundamental

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20170614T130000Z DTEND:20170614T130000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Seminar: The Origin of Three Families of Quarks and Leptons - E_7 Being Fundamental (Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA\n\nLecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking\n\nhttp://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76218-the-origin-of-three-families-of-quarks-and-leptons-e7-being-fundamental\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/lecture-and-seminars-perspectives-on-susy-breaking/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:e947ccf2-69c7-44a4-9c0d-116459781f85@e947.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

Armed with path integrals and the discussion on the Rindler geometry, we computed the wave function for the Minkowski ground state and proved that it can be written as a thermo-field double state, so that when tracing out over one of the Rindler wedges, we obtain a thermal density matrix with a very precise temperature, i.e. the Unruh temperature.

We close the lecture by making some remarks on the similarities and the challenges we will face to extend this result for the black hole.

About this lecture series ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211022T080000Z DTEND:20211022T100000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 6 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nArmed with path integrals and the discussion on the Rindler geometry\, we computed the wave function for the Minkowski ground state and proved that it can be written as a thermo-field double state\, so that when tracing out over one of the Rindler wedges\, we obtain a thermal density matrix with a very precise temperature\, i.e. the Unruh temperature.\n\nWe close the lecture by making some remarks on the similarities and the challenges we will face to extend this result for the black hole.\n\nAbout this lecture series ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:9015d080-d970-4a6f-a270-a8ab5c03a561@9015.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

Before formulating the AdS/CFT, we reviewed the geometry of AdS, both in Poincare patch and global AdS, identified its timelike conformal boundary and its isometries, commenting on how these act geometrically.

We then moved to describe string theory in these backgrounds, stressing the difference between classical string theory and classical "gravity" theory, where the latter only keeps the massless closed string modes.

About this lecture series

Holography lectures by Joan Simon

This is an introductory lecture series for PhD students on Holography given by Joan Simon

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211116T090000Z DTEND:20211116T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 13 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nBefore formulating the AdS/CFT\, we reviewed the geometry of AdS\, both in Poincare patch and global AdS\, identified its timelike conformal boundary and its isometries\, commenting on how these act geometrically.\n\nWe then moved to describe string theory in these backgrounds\, stressing the difference between classical string theory and classical "gravity" theory\, where the latter only keeps the massless closed string modes.\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nHolography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nThis is an introductory lecture series for PhD students on Holography given by Joan Simon\n\n * GR as ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:abd9500c-80ff-4ab9-aae2-17a567a972ab@abd9.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20120928T090000Z DTEND:20120928T090000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Quantising the relativistic point particle (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:17b42588-05ad-4f33-8b46-cd74558bfba0@17b4.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Robert BRANDENBERGER

Lecture series: Higgs Centre graduate lectures on cosmology

The theory of cosmological perturbations has become the main tool in early universe cosmology since it allows us to connect predictions of models of the very early universe with current cosmological observations. I will give an overview of the classical and quantum theory of cosmological perturbations, including a discussion of gravitational waves.

About this lecture series

Professor Robert Brandenberger (McGill University, Montreal) will be giving a series of Graduate Lectures next week, 5-7 May. All lectures will be 11am-1pm in the Higgs Centre seminar room in JCMB.

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20150505T100000Z DTEND:20150505T120000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Theory of Cosmological Perturbations (Higgs Centre graduate lectures on cosmology) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Robert BRANDENBERGER\n\nLecture series: Higgs Centre graduate lectures on cosmology\n\nThe theory of cosmological perturbations has become the main tool in early universe cosmology since it allows us to connect predictions of models of the very early universe with current cosmological observations. I will give an overview of the classical and quantum theory of cosmological perturbations\, including a discussion of gravitational waves.\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nProfessor Robert Brandenberger (McGill University\, Montreal) will be giving a series of Graduate Lectures next week\, 5-7 May. All lectures will be 11am-1pm in the Higgs Centre seminar room in JCMB.\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/higgs-centre-graduate-lectures-on-cosmology/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:208e11e3-385c-405e-8875-73c164ee7ff4@208e.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

Building on our previous lecture, we described how to compute density matrices and their matrix elements using euclidean path integrals, reminding ourselves how to compute the partition function at finite temperature.

In the second part of the lecture, we reviewed the geometry of constant proper accelerated observers in special relativity, the appearance of observer dependent horizons and how to choose coordinates describing the so called right and left Rindler wedges. We argued the Hilbert space for a single scalar field in Minkowski factorises into the Hilbert space of the ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211021T070000Z DTEND:20211021T090000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 5 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nBuilding on our previous lecture\, we described how to compute density matrices and their matrix elements using euclidean path integrals\, reminding ourselves how to compute the partition function at finite temperature.\n\nIn the second part of the lecture\, we reviewed the geometry of constant proper accelerated observers in special relativity\, the appearance of observer dependent horizons and how to choose coordinates describing the so called right and left Rindler wedges. We argued the Hilbert space for a single scalar field in Minkowski factorises into the Hilbert space of the ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:d0b5d56d-4e73-4e2b-af5c-65f060240c7f@d0b5.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We answered the question : what does a thermal state in the CFT correspond to in the gravity theory ?

For thermal states on \mathbb{R}^{1,d}, these correspond to black branes. We computed the bulk thermodynamics, applying the euclidean path integral methods we introduced earlier to these asymptotically AdS configurations.

We then considered thermal states on \mathbb{R}\times S^{d-1}. These correspond to AdS Schwarszchild black hole. When analysing their thermodynamics, we discovered the existence of three different saddle points for a given temperature. We computed the relevant ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211130T090000Z DTEND:20211130T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 17 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe answered the question : what does a thermal state in the CFT correspond to in the gravity theory ?\n\nFor thermal states on \\mathbb{R}^{1\,d}\, these correspond to black branes. We computed the bulk thermodynamics\, applying the euclidean path integral methods we introduced earlier to these asymptotically AdS configurations.\n\nWe then considered thermal states on \\mathbb{R}\\times S^{d-1}. These correspond to AdS Schwarszchild black hole. When analysing their thermodynamics\, we discovered the existence of three different saddle points for a given temperature. We computed the relevant ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:d3504415-a6be-4d8d-8ccb-291834f58952@d350.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA

Lecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking

http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76217-pure-gravity-mediation-in-susy-standard-model

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20170608T130000Z DTEND:20170608T130000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Seminar: Pure Gravity Mediation in SUSY Standard Model (Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA\n\nLecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking\n\nhttp://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76217-pure-gravity-mediation-in-susy-standard-model\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/lecture-and-seminars-perspectives-on-susy-breaking/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:5e61c32c-c735-408d-b37d-dd8bee5dd5a0@5e61.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): José Miguel FIGUEROA-O'FARRILL

Lecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory

About this lecture series

An advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill, Bernd Schroers, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.

Contents and Purpose

Gauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20130909T130000Z DTEND:20130909T150000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Introduction to Lie Algebras and Lie Groups (Introduction to Gauge Theory) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): José Miguel FIGUEROA-O'FARRILL\n\nLecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nAn advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill\, Bernd Schroers\, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments\, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.\n\nContents and Purpose\n\nGauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in ...\n\n URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/introduction-to-gauge-theory/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:ea6dfd46-23cf-4267-89a6-d7429a19dfa7@ea6d.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20121009T140000Z DTEND:20121009T140000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Open strings and D-branes (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:cd17ea0b-c903-4fce-ba61-24bc777745b6@cd17.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Robert BRANDENBERGER

Lecture series: Higgs Centre graduate lectures on cosmology

(This will be a Higgs Centre Colloquium followed by a Q+A session)

The inflationary scenario has become the paradigm of early universe cosmology. However, inflation is not the only early universe model which can explain the current cosmological data. I will discuss some alternative scenarios, in particular "string gas cosmology".

About this lecture series

Professor Robert Brandenberger (McGill University, Montreal) will be giving a series of Graduate Lectures next week, 5-7 May. All lectures will be 11am-1pm in the Higgs Centre seminar room in JCMB.

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20150506T100000Z DTEND:20150506T120000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Alternatives to Cosmological Inflation (Higgs Centre graduate lectures on cosmology) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Robert BRANDENBERGER\n\nLecture series: Higgs Centre graduate lectures on cosmology\n\n(This will be a Higgs Centre Colloquium followed by a Q+A session)\n\nThe inflationary scenario has become the paradigm of early universe cosmology. However\, inflation is not the only early universe model which can explain the current cosmological data. I will discuss some alternative scenarios\, in particular "string gas cosmology".\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nProfessor Robert Brandenberger (McGill University\, Montreal) will be giving a series of Graduate Lectures next week\, 5-7 May. All lectures will be 11am-1pm in the Higgs Centre seminar room in JCMB.\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/higgs-centre-graduate-lectures-on-cosmology/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:ed1422f5-4f86-4f82-9210-b6449ccc19e5@ed14.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Gregory KORCHEMSKY

Lecture series: Energy-energy correlations in N=4 SYM

About this lecture series

We shall discuss a particular class of observables, the so-called energy-energy correlations (EEC), which have first been introduced in the context of QCD for the process of electron-positron annihilation into hadrons. We present a new approach to computing energy-energy correlations that exploits their relation to correlation functions and bypasses the use of scattering amplitudes. We illustrate its power by calculating energy-energy correlations in the maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory (N=4 SYM) in the next-to-leading order approximation.

References DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20140529T090000Z DTEND:20140529T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Discussion (Energy-energy correlations in N=4 SYM) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Gregory KORCHEMSKY\n\nLecture series: Energy-energy correlations in N=4 SYM\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nWe shall discuss a particular class of observables\, the so-called energy-energy correlations (EEC)\, which have first been introduced in the context of QCD for the process of electron-positron annihilation into hadrons. We present a new approach to computing energy-energy correlations that exploits their relation to correlation functions and bypasses the use of scattering amplitudes. We illustrate its power by calculating energy-energy correlations in the maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory (N=4 SYM) in the next-to-leading order approximation.\n\nReferences\n\n * http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1309.1424 ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/energy-energy-correlations-in-n4-sym/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:1f1598e1-444d-4074-ab26-3288f52e93a5@1f15.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20121002T140000Z DTEND:20121002T140000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Quantisation of the relativistic string (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:83634f17-1260-4f00-98cf-8d6001a0c1d1@8363.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): David BERENSTEIN

Lecture series: Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence

About this lecture series

Prof David Berenstein, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), is visiting the Higgs Centre till September 24th. He will be delivering a series of three lectures on :

Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence

Abstract:

I will give an introductory set of lectures on the AdS/CFT correspondence. The main focus is to understand how the AdS/CFT dictionary is derived from first principles. Also, I will showcase how some apparent paradoxes for the consistency of the correspondence are resolved with modern ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20190920T080000Z DTEND:20190920T100000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 3 (Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): David BERENSTEIN\n\nLecture series: Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nProf David Berenstein\, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB)\, is visiting the Higgs Centre till September 24th. He will be delivering a series of three lectures on :\n\nIntroduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence\n\nAbstract:\n\nI will give an introductory set of lectures on the AdS/CFT correspondence. The main focus is to understand how the AdS/CFT dictionary is derived from first principles. Also\, I will showcase how some apparent paradoxes for the consistency of the correspondence are resolved with modern ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/introduction-to-the-adscft-correspondence/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:4b33e308-cf20-4e3c-a2b8-9b09c663394c@4b33.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Gregory KORCHEMSKY

Lecture series: Energy-energy correlations in N=4 SYM

About this lecture series

We shall discuss a particular class of observables, the so-called energy-energy correlations (EEC), which have first been introduced in the context of QCD for the process of electron-positron annihilation into hadrons. We present a new approach to computing energy-energy correlations that exploits their relation to correlation functions and bypasses the use of scattering amplitudes. We illustrate its power by calculating energy-energy correlations in the maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory (N=4 SYM) in the next-to-leading order approximation.

References DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20140527T090000Z DTEND:20140527T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture (Energy-energy correlations in N=4 SYM) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Gregory KORCHEMSKY\n\nLecture series: Energy-energy correlations in N=4 SYM\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nWe shall discuss a particular class of observables\, the so-called energy-energy correlations (EEC)\, which have first been introduced in the context of QCD for the process of electron-positron annihilation into hadrons. We present a new approach to computing energy-energy correlations that exploits their relation to correlation functions and bypasses the use of scattering amplitudes. We illustrate its power by calculating energy-energy correlations in the maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory (N=4 SYM) in the next-to-leading order approximation.\n\nReferences\n\n * http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1309.1424 ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/energy-energy-correlations-in-n4-sym/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:af6bde9d-7d51-4bed-b0a5-7337098ebd14@af6b.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We continued our operator-bulk field analysis, by computing the boundary stress tensor in 2d CFTs in terms of bulk geometry defined at the boundary of AdS. We checked our result be deriving the conformal anomaly and reproducing the Brown-Henneaux central charge formula.

We started the quantisation of a scalar field in AdS. Solving the KG equation and analysing its asymptotic behaviour, we identified the existence of normalisable and non-normalisable modes.

Extracting the scaling behaviour of the non-normalisable mode, allowed us to define a quantity on the boundary which we ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211123T090000Z DTEND:20211123T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 15 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe continued our operator-bulk field analysis\, by computing the boundary stress tensor in 2d CFTs in terms of bulk geometry defined at the boundary of AdS. We checked our result be deriving the conformal anomaly and reproducing the Brown-Henneaux central charge formula.\n\nWe started the quantisation of a scalar field in AdS. Solving the KG equation and analysing its asymptotic behaviour\, we identified the existence of normalisable and non-normalisable modes.\n\nExtracting the scaling behaviour of the non-normalisable mode\, allowed us to define a quantity on the boundary which we ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:ecbc9366-8c38-4329-a671-9cec6ca7ea03@ecbc.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Gregory KORCHEMSKY

Lecture series: Energy-energy correlations in N=4 SYM

About this lecture series

We shall discuss a particular class of observables, the so-called energy-energy correlations (EEC), which have first been introduced in the context of QCD for the process of electron-positron annihilation into hadrons. We present a new approach to computing energy-energy correlations that exploits their relation to correlation functions and bypasses the use of scattering amplitudes. We illustrate its power by calculating energy-energy correlations in the maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory (N=4 SYM) in the next-to-leading order approximation.

References DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20140528T090000Z DTEND:20140528T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture (Energy-energy correlations in N=4 SYM) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Gregory KORCHEMSKY\n\nLecture series: Energy-energy correlations in N=4 SYM\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nWe shall discuss a particular class of observables\, the so-called energy-energy correlations (EEC)\, which have first been introduced in the context of QCD for the process of electron-positron annihilation into hadrons. We present a new approach to computing energy-energy correlations that exploits their relation to correlation functions and bypasses the use of scattering amplitudes. We illustrate its power by calculating energy-energy correlations in the maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory (N=4 SYM) in the next-to-leading order approximation.\n\nReferences\n\n * http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1309.1424 ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/energy-energy-correlations-in-n4-sym/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:f624deac-de35-4642-b08d-4ebc53f3bfa9@f624.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We extended Rindler's discussion to the two-sided maximally extended black hole.

We outlined the scattering problem for the black hole formed by gravitational collapse, mentioned the geometric optics approximation used by Hawking to analytically solve the gluing problem to compute the wave functions of the scalar field with the relevant boundary conditions and gave the final answer.

We ended up with a heuristic calculation estimating the time scale for the evaporation of a black hole and the kind of arguments leading Hawking to conclude gravity violates unitarity in ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211026T080000Z DTEND:20211026T100000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 7 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe extended Rindler's discussion to the two-sided maximally extended black hole.\n\nWe outlined the scattering problem for the black hole formed by gravitational collapse\, mentioned the geometric optics approximation used by Hawking to analytically solve the gluing problem to compute the wave functions of the scalar field with the relevant boundary conditions and gave the final answer.\n\nWe ended up with a heuristic calculation estimating the time scale for the evaporation of a black hole and the kind of arguments leading Hawking to conclude gravity violates unitarity in ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:d2c3a765-7172-4983-bcf9-7a7512899f1c@d2c3.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

The partition function plays a key role in QM and QFT to extract different observables. If gravity requires a quantum treatment, how do we compute a gravitational partition function ? More importantly, if black holes are thermal objects, can we compute a partition function that reproduces these results from first principles ?

Following Gibbons and Hawking, we consider a saddle point semiclassical approximation for flat space thermodynamics. After addition of countqerterms, we reproduce the relevant thermodynamics this way. We pointed out important issues such as existence of instabilities or the Hagedorn ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211102T090000Z DTEND:20211102T110000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 9 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nThe partition function plays a key role in QM and QFT to extract different observables. If gravity requires a quantum treatment\, how do we compute a gravitational partition function ? More importantly\, if black holes are thermal objects\, can we compute a partition function that reproduces these results from first principles ?\n\nFollowing Gibbons and Hawking\, we consider a saddle point semiclassical approximation for flat space thermodynamics. After addition of countqerterms\, we reproduce the relevant thermodynamics this way. We pointed out important issues such as existence of instabilities or the Hagedorn ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:28b653f1-f210-4b3e-ad68-cf69e41e5f73@28b6.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): David BERENSTEIN

Lecture series: Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence

About this lecture series

Prof David Berenstein, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), is visiting the Higgs Centre till September 24th. He will be delivering a series of three lectures on :

Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence

Abstract:

I will give an introductory set of lectures on the AdS/CFT correspondence. The main focus is to understand how the AdS/CFT dictionary is derived from first principles. Also, I will showcase how some apparent paradoxes for the consistency of the correspondence are resolved with modern ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20190917T080000Z DTEND:20190917T100000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 2 (Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): David BERENSTEIN\n\nLecture series: Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nProf David Berenstein\, from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB)\, is visiting the Higgs Centre till September 24th. He will be delivering a series of three lectures on :\n\nIntroduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence\n\nAbstract:\n\nI will give an introductory set of lectures on the AdS/CFT correspondence. The main focus is to understand how the AdS/CFT dictionary is derived from first principles. Also\, I will showcase how some apparent paradoxes for the consistency of the correspondence are resolved with modern ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/introduction-to-the-adscft-correspondence/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:133c3458-5e91-4a9a-b20b-1e79b085c147@133c.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Christian SAEMANN

Lecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory

About this lecture series

An advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill, Bernd Schroers, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.

Contents and Purpose

Gauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in which the ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20130918T130000Z DTEND:20130918T150000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: ADHM Construction and Instanton Moduli Spaces (Introduction to Gauge Theory) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Christian SAEMANN\n\nLecture series: Introduction to Gauge Theory\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nAn advanced course titled 'Introduction to Gauge Theory' will be given by José Figueroa O'Farrill\, Bernd Schroers\, Brendan Owens and Christian Sämann as part of the Scottish Mathematical Sciences Training Centre (SMSTC) this September. The course will cover the geometry of gauge theory and applications of gauge theory in physics. It is aimed at PhD students in SMSTC departments\, but anybody interested is welcome to attend.\n\nContents and Purpose\n\nGauge theory plays a fundamental role in modern physics. It is the language in which the ...\n\n URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/introduction-to-gauge-theory/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:969ffcf5-a381-4109-ad66-b1592225603d@969f.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20120926T090000Z DTEND:20120926T090000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Why we need String Theory (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:f11c6395-eeaf-47e3-aac9-b63aa6ce3a6a@f11c.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Jonathan ROSNER

Lecture series: Scattering and S-matrix

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20161106T140000Z DTEND:20161106T150000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Part I (Scattering and S-matrix) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Jonathan ROSNER\n\nLecture series: Scattering and S-matrix\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/scattering-and-s-matrix/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:deb6d086-0478-4182-a56c-46f544498c5d@deb6.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Lorenzo MAGNEA

Lecture series: Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20110211T160000Z DTEND:20110211T180000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Resummation (Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Lorenzo MAGNEA\n\nLecture series: Soft and Collinear Gluons in Perturbative QCD\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/soft-and-collinear-gluons-in-perturbative-qcd/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:48794e42-523f-49e2-a6ba-0d60ad1a2540@4879.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA

Lecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking

http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76216-gravity-mediation-and-its-phenomenological-problems

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20170606T130000Z DTEND:20170606T130000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture: Gravity Mediation and Its Phenomenological Problems (Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Tsutomu YANAGIDA\n\nLecture series: Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking\n\nhttp://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/events/2017/76216-gravity-mediation-and-its-phenomenological-problems\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/lecture-and-seminars-perspectives-on-susy-breaking/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:fd5338b3-c419-4def-85a4-48c417160742@fd53.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20121015T090000Z DTEND:20121015T090000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Compactification and T-duality (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:9192527e-9779-488a-bb3c-670d06b9890e@9192.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20121010T080000Z DTEND:20121010T080000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Open strings and D-branes (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:b381bbd6-4efc-4d81-98cd-f0dba4ec1587@b381.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Robert BRANDENBERGER

Lecture series: Higgs Centre graduate lectures on cosmology

The Standard Model of particle physics is incomplete. A set of extenstions of the Standard Model predict the existence of cosmic string solutions. If Nature is described by such a model, then a network of cosmic strings inevitably forms in the early universe and persists to the present time, leaving behind interesting signatures in cosmological data. I will discuss signatures of strings for CMB temperature and polarization maps, for 21cm redshift maps, for high redshift large-scale structure surveys, and I will also speculate about the role which cosmic ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20150507T100000Z DTEND:20150507T120000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Searching for Cosmic Strings in New Observational Windows (Higgs Centre graduate lectures on cosmology) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Robert BRANDENBERGER\n\nLecture series: Higgs Centre graduate lectures on cosmology\n\nThe Standard Model of particle physics is incomplete. A set of extenstions of the Standard Model predict the existence of cosmic string solutions. If Nature is described by such a model\, then a network of cosmic strings inevitably forms in the early universe and persists to the present time\, leaving behind interesting signatures in cosmological data. I will discuss signatures of strings for CMB temperature and polarization maps\, for 21cm redshift maps\, for high redshift large-scale structure surveys\, and I will also speculate about the role which cosmic ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/higgs-centre-graduate-lectures-on-cosmology/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:2b17c19b-ff64-4bb6-a9e2-490d65bbc792@2b17.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON

Lecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon

We discussed GR as an effective gauge field theory. This allowed us to

About this lecture series

Holography lectures by Joan Simon

This is an ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170528Z DTSTART:20211005T080000Z DTEND:20211005T100000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Lecture 1 (Holography lectures by Joan Simon) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Joan SIMON\n\nLecture series: Holography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nWe discussed GR as an effective gauge field theory. This allowed us to\n\n * introduce the general principles of EFT\n\n * apply them to GR\n\n * revisit GR is non-renormalisable\n\n * introduce the ADM formalism (hamiltonian formalism)\n\n * rederive the hamiltonian in general covariant theories vanishes on-shell\, since it generates a gauge symmetry\, unless its conjugate vector field does have support at the boundary of your manifold\n\n * use such boundary contributions to reproduce the mass and angular momentum conserved charges in GR\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nHolography lectures by Joan Simon\n\nThis is an ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room (JCMB) URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/holography-lectures-by-joan-simon/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:9a91d0b8-0b05-4fe8-8295-4208beb33ad7@9a91.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI

Lecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics

About this lecture series

String theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20120927T140000Z DTEND:20120927T140000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Why we need String Theory (String Theory: The Very Basics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Arjun BAGCHI\n\nLecture series: String Theory: The Very Basics\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nString theory is currently the most successful theory of quantum gravity and is one of the most researched areas of theoretical physics today. The aim of this course is to give a flavour of the basics of the subject to students with a working knowledge of general relativity and some exposure to quantum field theory. Although the above is assumed\, I would try and make the course as self-contained as is possible. We would mainly concentrate our attention on the bosonic string theory mentioning along ...\n\n LOCATION:SUPA Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/string-theory-the-very-basics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:db61cce8-3b01-4a60-8c11-5daf73a0e598@db61.org END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT X-EVENT-TYPE:lecture X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Lecturer(s): Uwe TAUBER

Lecture series: Fluctuation Effects and Pattern Formation in Population Dynamics

Mapping of stochastic master equation to Doi-Peliti Hamiltonian; connection with generating function, Hamiltonian structure; coherent-state path integral representation and Langevin dynamics.

About this lecture series

We would like to cordially invite you to a series of lectures taking place in September at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics by guest lecturer Uwe C Tauber - Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Virginia Tech.

Spatially extended population dynamics models that incorporate demographic noise serve as case studies for the crucial role of fluctuations ...

DTSTAMP:20221004T170527Z DTSTART:20190918T140000Z DTEND:20190918T153000Z SUMMARY:Lecture: Field theory representation (Fluctuation Effects and Pattern Formation in Population Dynamics) DESCRIPTION:Lecturer(s): Uwe TAUBER\n\nLecture series: Fluctuation Effects and Pattern Formation in Population Dynamics\n\nMapping of stochastic master equation to Doi-Peliti Hamiltonian\; connection with generating function\, Hamiltonian structure\; coherent-state path integral representation and Langevin dynamics.\n\nAbout this lecture series\n\nWe would like to cordially invite you to a series of lectures taking place in September at the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics by guest lecturer Uwe C Tauber - Department of Physics and Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics\, Virginia Tech.\n\nSpatially extended population dynamics models that incorporate demographic noise serve as case studies for the crucial role of fluctuations ...\n\n LOCATION:Higgs Centre Seminar Room\, JCMB URL:https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/lecture-series/fluctuation-effects-and-pattern-formation-in-population-dynamics/ TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:5bcc5ebc-9c15-4224-8c4b-6fd729619fb6@5bcc.org END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR