FALL 2021

TEP_ Seminar_Penco

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: TEP Seminar

"Hidden Symmetries and Static Response of Black Holes" by Riccardo Penco (Carnegie Mellon)

4:00PM in PAB 4-740

TEP_ Seminar_Yan

Tuesday, November 9, 2021: TEP Seminar

"Fun with SUSY defects" by Fei Yan (Rutgers)

4:00PM in PAB 4-740

TEP_ Seminar_Hsin

Tuesday, November 2, 2021: TEP Seminar

"Berry Phase in quantum field theory" by Po-Shen Hsin (UCLA)

4:00PM in PAB 4-740

TEP_ Seminar_Ruf

Tuesday, October 26, 2021: TEP Seminar

"From Amplitude to Higher-Order Corrections to the Dynamics of Black-Hole Binaries" by Michael Ruf (UCLA)

4:00PM in PAB 4-740

TEP_ Seminar_Niro

Tuesday, October 19, 2021: TEP Seminar

"3d large N vector models at the boundary" by Pierluigi Niro (UCLA)

4:00PM in PAB 4-740

TEP_ Seminar_Sela

Tuesday, October 12, 2021: TEP Seminar

"Emergent symmetries in 3d and compactification from 5d" by Orr Sela (UCLA)

4:00PM in PAB 4-740

TEP_ Seminar_Kaidi

Tuesday, October 5, 2021: TEP Seminar

"Non-invertible defects of 4d Yang-Millsby Justin Kaidi (Stony Brook)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Winter 2022


Tuesday, January 11, 2021: TEP Seminar

 "TBA" by Eliezer Rabinovici (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

4:00PM via Zoom 


Thursday, March 24, 2021: Bhaumik Lecture

"TBA" by Steven Chu (Stanford)


Past events

TEP_ Seminar_Hellerman

Tuesday, June 15, 2021: TEP Seminar

 "How Different Is More? : Precision correlators at large R-charge" by Simeon Hellerman (IAS)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_D'Hoker

Tuesday, June 8, 2021: TEP Seminar

 "Shortcuts to String Amplitudes" by Eric D'Hoker (UCLA)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Mazac

Tuesday, June 1st 2021: TEP Seminar

 "Sharp Boundaries for the Swampland" by Dalimil (IAS)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Kundu

Tuesday, May 25, 2021: TEP Seminar

 "Conformal Colliders Meet the LHC" by Ian Moult (Stanford)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Kundu

Tuesday, May 4, 2021: TEP Seminar

 "RG Flows and Bounds from Chaos" by Sandipan Kundu (Johns Hopkins University)

4:00PM via Zoom 

Bhaumik_ Lecture_Weinberg

Tuesday, April 27, 2021: TEP Seminar

 "Massless Particles" by Steven Weinberg (UT Austin) 

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Nardoni

Tuesday, April 13th: TEP Seminar

"The RG Improved Effective Potential from EFT" by Emily Nardoni (UCLA)

4:00PM via Zoom

TEP_ Seminar_Mezei

Tuesday, April 20th: TEP Seminar

"Effective field theories for quantum chaos" by Mark Mezei (Stony Brook)

4:00PM via Zoom

TEP_ Seminar_Hinterbichler

Tuesday, April 6th: TEP Seminar

"Unitarization in Kaluza Klein theory and the Geometric Bootstrap" by Kurt Hinterbichler (Case Western Reserve University) 

4:00PM via Zoom

TEP_ Seminar_Fluder

Tuesday, March 30th: TEP Seminar

"5d counter-terms rigid supergravities" by Martin Fluder (Princeton)

4:00PM via Zoom

TEP_ Seminar_Kraud

Tuesday, March 9th: TEP Seminar

"Quantizing 3d gravity in a finite box" by Per Kraus (UCLA)

4:00PM via Zoom


Tuesday & Wednesday, March 24 & 25th: California Amplitudes 2021

A preliminary schedule and further information can be found on the website (https://sites.google.com/g.ucla.edu/camplitudes2021)  

via Zoom

TEP_ Seminar_Klebanov

Tuesday, March 2nd: TEP Seminar

"Symmetries and Threshold States in 2d Models for QCD" by Igor Klebanov (Princeton)

4:00PM via Zoom

TEP_ Seminar_Bissi

Tuesday, February 23rd: TEP Seminar

 “Towards all loop supergravity amplitudes” by Agnese Bissi (Uppsala University)

*Special Time* 10:00AM via Zoom

Bhaumik Luncheon

Thursday, February 25th: Bhaumik Lunch Seminar

 Speakers: Andres Luna Godoy (UCLA) & Ziqi Pi (UCLA)

12:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Iliesiu

Tuesday, February 9th: TEP Seminar

 “The statistical mechanics of near-extremal and near-BPS black holes” by Luca Iliesiu (Princeton)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Rothstein

Tuesday, February 16th: TEP Seminar

 “The IR structure of QCD in the near forward limit. A fresh look at an old problem” by Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon)

4:00PM via Zoom 


Thursday, February 4th: Joint Astro Colloquium and Bhaumik Lecture

“Wormholes and entanglement” by Juan Maldacena (Princeton University)

4:00PM via Zoom


TEP_ Seminar_Rastelli

Tuesday, February 2nd: TEP Seminar

 “A CFT distance conjecture” by Leonardo Rastelli (Stony Brook University)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Nally

Tuesday, January 26th: TEP Seminar

 “Supersymmetric Flux Vacua and Calabi-Yau Modularity” by Richard Nally (Stanford)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Rangamani

Tuesday, January 19th: TEP Seminar

 “Real-time gravitational replicas” by Mukund Rangamani (Institute for Advanced Study)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Chester

Tuesday, January 12th: TEP Seminar

 “Derivation of AdS/CFT for Vector Models” by Shai Chester (Weizmann)

*10:00AM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Ohomari

Tuesday, January 5th: TEP Seminar

 "WZW model revisited" by Kantaro Ohmori (Stony Brook University)

*10:00AM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Jensen

Tuesday, December 15th: TEP Seminar

 "Wormholes in AdS3 gravity, random matrix theory, and constrained instantons" by Kristan Jensen (San Francisco State University)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Cohen

Tuesday, December 8th: TEP Seminar

 "Is SMEFT Enough?" by Tim Cohen (University of Oregon)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Vieira

Tuesday, December 1st: TEP Seminar

 "(The two sides of) the S-matrix Bootstrap" by Pedro Vieira (Perimeter Institute)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Dumitrescu

Tuesday, November 24th: TEP Seminar

 "2-Group Global Symmetries in Six Dimensions" by Thomas Dumitrescu (UCLA)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Solon

Tuesday, November 17th: TEP Seminar

 "Binary Black Holes and Scattering Amplitudes" by Mikhail Solon (UCLA)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Heckman

Tuesday, November 10th: TEP Seminar

 “6D SCFTs and Spin Chains” by Jonathan Heckman (Univ. of Pennsylvania)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Jones and Herrmann

Tuesday, November 3rd: TEP Seminar

 “Extremal Black Holes and the Weak Gravity Conjecture” by C. Jones and "Amplitudes and X" by E. Herrmann

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Karch

Tuesday, October 27th: TEP Seminar

 "Branes, Islands, and Massive Gravitons" by Andreas Karch (University of Texas, Austin)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Lamprou

Tuesday, October 20th: TEP Seminar

 "Inside the Hologram: The bulk observer's experience" by Lampros Lamprou (MIT)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Eberhardt

Tuesday, October 13th: TEP Seminar

 "Partition functions of the tensionless string" by Lorenz Eberhardt (IAS)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Collier

Tuesday, June 16th: TEP Seminar

 "Virasoro bootstrap, universality, and pure gravity" by Scott Collier (Harvard)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Gorbenko

Tuesday, June 9th: TEP Seminar

 "Infrared Dynamics of Quantum Fields in Cosmology" by Victor Gorbenko (IAS)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Konstantinos

Tuesday, June 2nd: TEP Seminar

 " Two-Dimensional adjoint QCD and Topological Lines" by Konstantinos Roumpedakis (Stony Brook)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Kathryn

Tuesday, May 26th: TEP Seminar

 "Infrared Spacetime Fluctuations from Quantum Gravity" by Kathryn Zurek (Caltech)

4:00PM via Zoom 

TEP_ Seminar_Sasha

Tuesday, May 19th: TEP Seminar

 "An analytical toolkit for the S-matrix bootstrap." by Sasha Zhiboedov (CERN)

11:00AM via Zoom **Please note the change in time

TEP_ Seminar_Kraus

Tuesday, May 12th: TEP Seminar

 "Diabolical points in QFT and quantum lattice models" by Anton Kapustin (Caltech)

4:00PM via Zoom

TEP_ Seminar_Kraus

Tuesday, May 5th: TEP Seminar

 "Anomalous Dimensions from Thermal AdS Partition Functions" by Per Kraus (UCLA)

4:00PM via Zoom


Tuesday, April 28th: TEP Seminar 

 "New view on graviton scattering amplitudes" by Jaroslav Trnka (UC Davis)

4:00PM via Zoom


Tuesday, April 21st: TEP Seminar 

 "Playing with Topological Defects in 2d" by Ying Lin (Caltech)

4:00PM via Zoom


Tuesday, April 14th: TEP Seminar 

 "Loops, Trees, and Higgs EFTs" by Nathaniel Craig (UCSB)

4:00PM via Zoom

TEP_BLYSS Winter 2020

Friday, March 13th: BLYSS *POSTPONED*

 Speakers: Krishna Choudhary (UCLA) and Shu Zhang (UCLA)

12:00PM in PAB 4-330

Bhaumik Lecture_FREEDMAN

Tuesday, March 17th: Bhaumik Lecture *POSTPONED*

 "Supergravity, what it is (and what it isn't)"  by Daniel Z. Freedman (MIT)

4:00PM at CNSI

TEP_Joe Minahan

Tuesday, February 24th: TEP Seminar

 "Maximal supersymmetric Yang-Mills and their holographic duals" by Joseph Minahan (Uppsala)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Friday, February, 21st: SCSS

Speakers: Juan Maldacena (IAS), Shu-Heng Shao (IAS), Douglas Stanford (Stanford), Andrew Strominger (Harvard)


 8:30AM-5:20PM in PAB 4-330

TEP_Parra Martinez

Tuesday, February 18th: TEP Seminar

 Group Discussion

4:00PM in PAB 4-330

TEP_Parra Martinez

Tuesday, February 11th: TEP Seminar

 "Universality in the classical limit of gravitational scattering" by Julio Parra-Martinez (UCLA)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, February 4th: TEP Seminar

 " Loop Amplitudes and Extra Dimensions in AdS/CFT" by Eric Perlmutter (Caltech)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, January 28th: TEP Seminar

 "Koszul duality in field theory & holography" by Natalie Paquette (Caltech)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330

Bhaumik Lecture_LEGGETT

Tuesday, January 21st: Bhaumik Lecture

 "Realism" and the physical world: implications of some recent experiments" by Anthony Leggett (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

4:00PM at CNSI

TEP_Luna Godoy

Tuesday, January 14th: TEP Seminar

 "Spinning binary Hamiltonian from scattering amplitudes" by Andres Luna Godoy (UCLA)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, January 7th: TEP Seminar

 "Confinement in 2d adjoint QCDby Aleksey Cherman (University of Minnesota)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


December 9-13th: QCD Meets Gravity 2019

For more information click here.

12:00PM in PAB 4-330

Bhaumik Lecture

Tuesday, December 10th: Bhaumik Lecture

 "The making of High-Precision Gravitational-Waves" by Alessandra Buonanno, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)

4:00PM at CNSI


Tuesday, December 3rd: TEP Seminar

"Spinning black holes versus higher-spin quantum particlesby Justin Vines (Max Planck Institute)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, November 19th: TEP Seminar

"Cardy formula for higher dimensional CFT from EFT"by Yifan Wang (Harvard)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, November 12th: TEP Seminar

"Lorentz symmetry fractionalizations and dualities in (2+1)dby Po-Shen Hsin (Caltech)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330

BLYSS_Fall 2019

Wednesday, November 13th: BLYSS

Speakers: Andrej Pustogow (UCLA) & Seth Pree (UCLA)

12:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, November 5th: TEP Seminar

 "Quantum extremal islands and the information paradoxby Ahmed Almheiri (IAS)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, October 29th: TEP Seminar

 N=2 Superconformal field theories from mixed branches and VOAsby Mario Martone (UT Austin)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, October 22ND: TEP Seminar

 "2+1 Dimensional Yang-Mills Theory" by Zohar Komargodski (SCGP)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, October 15th: TEP Seminar

 "A Kaluza-Klein spectrometer from exceptional field theory" by Emanuel Malek (Max Planck Institute)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, October 8th: TEP Seminar

 "Stress-testing the Standard Model" by Aneesh Manohar (UCSD)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


Tuesday, October 1st: TEP Seminar

 "A loopy excursion: from integrands to scattering amplitudes at higher loop order" by Enrico Herrmann (SLAC)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330

Special Seminar/Gralla

Thursday, July 25th: Special Seminar

 "Black Hole Shadows, Photon Rings, and the Event Horizon Telescope Obersvations" by Sam Gralla (University of Arizona)

PAB 4-330 @ 1PM

Bhaumik Luncheon

 Monday, June 10th: Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar

Speakers: Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA) and Nathan Whitehorn (UCLA)

12:00PM in PAB 4-330


 Wednesday, June 5th: TEP Seminar

"Bootstrapping Inflationary Fluctuations" by Guilherrme Pimentel (University of Amsterdam)

12:00PM in PAB 4-740


 Friday, May 31st: Bhaumik Young Scientist Seminar (BLYSS)

Speakers: Carl Goodrich (UCLA) and Janaki Sheth (UCLA)

12:00PM in PAB 4-330


 Tuesday, May 28th: Bhaumik Lecture

"Gravity and its Quantum Origins" by Leonard Susskind (Stanford)

6:00PM in Franz Hall 1178


 Tuesday, May 21st: TEP Seminar

"Two Dimensional de Sitter Gravity" by Gustavo Joaquin Turiaci (UC Santa Barbara)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


 Wednesday, May 8th: TEP Seminar

"Lowering the melting temperature of holographic mesons by means of a strong magnetic field" by Daniel Avila (UNAM)

12:00PM in PAB 4-740


 Tuesday, May 7th: TEP Seminar

"From Scattering Amplitudes to Classical Observables" by David Kosower (Saclay)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


 Friday, May 3rd: TEP Seminar

"Shocks, Superconvergence, and a Stringy Equivalence Principle" by David Simmons-Duffin (Caltech)

11:00AM in PAB 4-740


 Tuesday, April 30th: TEP Seminar

"Black hole finite size effects, Hawking radiation, and binary inspirals" by Walter Goldberg (Yale)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


 Tuesday, April 23rd: TEP Seminar

"A second lecture on Conformal Supergravity" by Sergio Ferrara (UCLA)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


 Tuesday, April 16th: TEP Seminar

"A lecture on Conformal Supergravity" by Sergio Ferrara (UCLA)

4:00PM in PAB 4-330


 Monday, April 8th: TEP Seminar

"Searching for whispers from beyond the standard model" by Simon Knapen 

10:30AM in PAB 4-330


April 4-6, 2019: Conference

A three day workshop in honor of Professor Sudip Chakravarty's 70th birthday.



Tuesday, April 4th: Bhaumik Lecture

"The Brayton Battery" by Robert Laughlin (Stanford)

5:00PM at the UCLA Luskin Center, Centennial Ballroom



 Thursday, April 4th: TEP Seminar

"Precision Physics for Sky Surveys" by Mikhail Solon (Caltech)

10:30AM in PAB 4-330


 Monday, April 1: TEP Seminar

"Fundamental Constraints for Fundamental Theories" by Rachel Rosen (Columbia)

10:30AM in PAB 4-330