The goal of Theoretical Elementary Particle (TEP) physics seminars is to attain a fundamental description of the laws of physics, the constituents of matter and their interactions.
The Southern California Strings Seminar (SCSS) is where we gather and discuss new ideas and developments, both general and specialized, in the field.
The goal of this Seminar series is to learn about exciting new ideas from scientists in the department through short talks and discussions.
The goal of this seminar is to learn about exciting new ideas from up-and-coming scientists in the department and from around the world.
Seminars are held in the UCLA Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330, Tuesdays 4-5pm unless otherwise noted.
Spring 2022 Seminars will be held in person in PAB 4-330 and virtually on Zoom at 4PM
Tuesday, March 29th: Natalie Paquette (IAS)
"Some gauge theory amplitudes from chiral correlators"
Tuesday, April 5th:Eliezer Rabinovici (Racah Institute of Physics)
"Persistent Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking at High Temperatures"
Tuesday, April 12th: Sabrina Pasterski (Perimeter Institute)
"Celestial Geometry Meets Celestial Currents"
Tuesday, April 19th: Juven Wang (Harvard)
"Quantum Matter Frontier and Beyond the Standard Model Physics"
Tuesday, April 26th: Nathan Benjamin (Caltech)
"The scalar modular bootstrap and zeros of the zeta function"
Tuesday, May 3rd: Xi Yin (Harvard)
"D-instanton effects and superstring field theory"
Tuesday, May 10th: TBA
Tuesday, May 17th: TBA
Friday, May 20th: Massimo Porrati (NYU)
"Partition Functions of Abelian Chern-Simons Theories on Handlebodies"
*Special TEP Seminar @1pm*
Tuesday, May 24th: Konstantinos Roumpedakis (UCLA)
"Higher Gauging and Non-invertible Condensation Defects"
Tuesday, May 31st: TBA
Tuesday, June 7th: Po-Shen Hsin (UCLA)
“Non-invertible symmetry in 3+1d Maxwell theory”
TEP Lunch Seminars
Bhaumik Luncheon Seminars
The Mani L. Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics is pleased to present the Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar series. The goal of this Seminar series is to learn about exciting new ideas from scientists in the department through short talks and discussions. The Seminar is usually held once per academic quarter. Come, participate, and enjoy a light lunch.
Upcoming Bhaumik Luncheon Seminars:
Thursday, February 25th. See details here.
Bhaumik Luncheon Young Scientists Seminar (BLYSS)
Our new seminar series, the Bhaumik Luncheon Young Scientists Seminar (BLYSS) launched in Fall of 2017. The goal of this seminar is to learn about exciting new ideas from up-and-coming scientists in the department and from around the world.
Friday, March 13th. See details here.
Winter 2020: **POSTPONED**
Southern California Strings Seminar Winter 2020
The Southern California Strings Seminar returns to UCLA for Winter 2020 on Friday, February 21st. We gather and discuss new ideas and developments, both general and specialized, in the field. This year's speakers include Juan Maldacena (IAS), Shu-Heng Shao (IAS), Douglas Stanford (Stanford), and Andrew Strominger (Harvard).