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.
*Fall 2020 seminars will be held virtually on Zoom at 4pm
Tuesday, October 6th: Ruben Monten (UCLA) from 4-4:30 and Konstantinos Roumpedakis (UCLA) from 4:30-5
Tuesday, October 13th: Lorenz Eberhardt (IAS)
"Partition functions of the tensionless string"
Tuesday, October 20th: Lampros Lamprou (MIT)
"Inside the Hologram: The bulk observer's experience"
Tuesday, October 27th: Andreas Karch (University of Texas, Austin)
"Branes, Islands, and Massive Gravitons"
Tuesday, November 3rd: Callum Jones (UCLA) and Enrico Herrmann (UCLA)
“Extremal Black Holes and the Weak Gravity Conjecture” by C. Jones and "Amplitudes and X" by E. Herrmann
Tuesday, November 10th: Jonathan Heckman (University of Pennsylvania)
"6D SCFTs and Spin Chains"
Tuesday, November 17th: Mikhail Solon (UCLA)
"Binary Black Holes and Scattering Amplitudes"
Tuesday, November 24th: Thomas Dumitrescu (UCLA)
"2-Group Global Symmetries in Six Dimensions"
Tuesday, December 1st: Pedro Vieira (Perimeter Institute)
"(The two sides of) the S-matrix Bootstrap"
Tuesday, December 8th: Tim Cohen (University of Oregon)
"Is SMEFT Enough?"
Tuesday, December 15th: Kristan Jensen (San Francisco State University)
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:
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).