String Seminars in Trieste is a monthly activity organized jointly by the High energy physics groups of ICTP and SISSA. Each event consists of two seminars given by two external speakers. The aim is to gather all theoretical physicists working in string theory and related topics in the Trieste area, and have the opportunity to get updated on what's going on in our field world-wide.

The meetings will take place either at ICTP or SISSA, alternately. Look here for the ICTP/SISSA shuttle schedule.

Upcoming event:

When and Where Time Speakers Titles
November 30 1999
14:30 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00
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Future events:

Time Location Speakers Titles

Past events:

Time Location Speakers Titles
Wed, May 13, 2020 ICTP Liam McAllister
(Cornell Univ.)
Chris Herzog
(King's College - London)
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 SISSA Sabrina Pasterski
(PCTS - Princeton)
Constraints on Scattering from the Infrared
Alexander Zhiboedov
Non-perturbative Mellin Amplitudes: Existence, Properties, Applications
Wed, Dec 18, 2019 SISSA Alessandro Vichi
(EPFL - Lausanne)
Constraints from the Averaged Null Energy Condition in CFT
Shota Komatsu
(IAS - Princeton)
Towards Analytic S-matrix from AdS/CFT
Wed, Nov 27, 2019 ICTP Jay Armas
(Univ. Amsterdam)
Metastable antibranes and higher-form hydrodynamics
Ander Retolaza
(IPT - Saclay)
Kähler moduli stabilization from ten dimensions
Wed, Sep 18, 2019 SISSA Eric Perlmutter
Scattering amplitudes and extra dimensions in AdS/CFT
Matthijs Hogervorst
(EPFL - Lausanne)
Bounds for the epsilon expansion
Wed, May 22, 2019 SISSA Shiraz Minwalla
(TIFR - Mumbai)
Classifying 4 Graviton S matrices
Alberto Zaffaroni
(Milano Bicocca Univ.)
Twisted compactifications, holography and localization
Wed, Apr 03, 2019 ICTP Leonardo Rastelli
(YITP - Stony Brook)
Pulling Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps in Quantum Field Theory
Shu-Heng Shao
(IAS Princeton)
Modular bootstrap and 't Hooft anomaly
Wed, Feb 13, 2019 ICTP Shamit Kachru
(Stanford Univ.)
Comments on flux vacua
Andrea Puhm
(Ecole Polytechnique)
Conformally soft photons and gravitons
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 ICTP David Andriot
Classical de Sitter solutions and the swampland
Jan Pieter van der Schaar
(Univ. Amsterdam)
On effective descriptions and the stability of de Sitter states
Wed, Nov 07, 2018 SISSA Kyriakos Papadodimas
On the interior geometry of a typical black hole microstate
Roberto Tateo
(Turin Univ.)
TTbar-deformed classical and quantum field theories
Wed, Oct 17, 2018 SISSA Pedro Liendo
(DESY - Hamburg)
The Bootstrap Program for defect CFT
Silviu Pufu
(Princeton Univ.)
M-theory S-matrix from CFT
Wed, May 23, 2018 SISSA Davide Cassani
(INFN - Padua)
Holographic RG flows for four-dimensional N=2 SCFTs
Amihay Hanany
(Imperial College - London)
Discrete gauging in six dimensions
Wed, Apr 18, 2018 ICTP David Tong
(DAMTP - Cambridge)
Bosonization in 3d and 2d
Monica Guica
(IPhT - Saclay)
JT-bar deformed CFTs and their holographic interpretation
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 SISSA Antonio Amariti
(INFN - Milan)
Aspects of 4d/2d reductions
Amos Yarom
(Technion - Haifa)
Entropy and superspace
Wed, Jan 24, 2018 ICTP Irene Valenzuela
(MPI - Munich)
Constraining Particle Physics from Quantum Gravity Conjectures
Arthur Hebecker
(Heidelberg Univ.)
Large Field inflation and the Weak Gravity Conjecture
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 SISSA Agnese Bissi
(Uppsala Univ.)
Loops in AdS revisited
Alessandro Vichi
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 ICTP Jan de Boer
(Amsterdam Univ.)
New results in hydrodynamics and fluid/gravity
David Vegh
(QMW - London)
Wave-turbulence and pair-production of cusps on a string
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 ICTP Cyril Closset
Supersymmetric indices, partition functions, and the topological A-twist
Stefano Cremonesi
(Durham Univ.)
The infrared physics of bad theories
Wed, May 17, 2017 SISSA Christoph Keller
(ETH - Zurich)
Genus Two Partition Functions and Renyi Entropies of Large c CFTs
Sandipan Kundu
(Cornell Univ.)
Causality constraints in quantum field theory
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 ICTP Matthew Buican
(QMW - London)
New TFT/CFT relations
Thomas Van Riet
(Univ. Leuven)
The physics of supersymmetry-breaking branes
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 SISSA Eran Palti
(Heidelberg Univ. - ITP)
Super-Planckian Field Variations and Quantum Gravity
Ben Freivogel
(Amsterdam Univ.)
All Vacua Must Decay
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 ICTP Diego Hofman
(University of Amsterdam)
Proof of a/c bounds and the averaged null energy condition
Robert Leigh
(Illinois University - Urbana)
Entanglement and the dynamics of shape
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 SISSA Erik Tonni
Entanglement hamiltonians in 2D CFT and shape dependence of holographic entanglement entropy in AdS(4)/CFT(3)
Simone Giombi
(Princeton Univ.)
On the spectrum of CFTs with weakly broken higher-spin symmetry
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 ICTP Leonardo Rastelli
(YITP - Stony Brook)
How to succeed at holographic correlators without really trying
Sameer Murthy
(King's College - London)
How macroscopic black holes teach us about microscopic quantum gravity: Modular symmetry, assembled and broken
Wed, May 25, 2016 ICTP Massimo Porrati
Single-field Inflationary Models in Supergravity
Fabio Zwirner
(Univ. Padova)
Classical Minkowski vacua in broken supergravity
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 SISSA Alejandra Castro
(Univ. Amsterdam)
Higher Spin Black Holes
Troels Harmark
(NBI - Copenhagen)
Anomalous dimension of giant gravitons from non-abelian DBI and Spin Matrix theory
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 ICTP Emanuel Katz
(Boston Univ)
Conformal Truncation in Three Dimensions: A new method for quantizing a 3D QFT
Nikolay Bobev
(Leuven Univ.)
Holography for N=1* on S^4
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 SISSA Marco Billo`
(Univ. Turin)
S-duality constraints and the prepotential of N=2 conformal SYM theories
Diego Rodriguez-Gomez
(Univ. Oviedo)
Five-dim theories on curved backgrounds, Yang-Mills deformations and instantons
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 ICTP Balt van Rees
Boostrapping the (2,0) theories in six dimensions
Alexander Zhiboedov
(Harvard Univ.)
Topics in the Analytic Bootstrap
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 SISSA Inaki Garcia-Etxebarria
(MPI, Munich)
Charting the wilderness of N=1 S-duality
Luca Martucci
(Univ. Padova)
Hidden selection rules in F-theory
Wed, May 13, 2015 ICTP Francisco Morales Morera
(INFN - Rome TV)
G-theory: flux vacua from CY geometries
Mithat Unsal
(North Carolina State Univ.)
What is QFT? Resurgence, transseries, and Lefschetz thimbles
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 ICTP Daniel Baumann
(DAMTP - Cambridge)
Probing Inflation from the Bottom Up
Alexander Westphal
Large Field Inflation - String Theory & Phenomenology
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 SISSA Joao Penedones
(Univ. of Porto)
Mellin amplitudes: the scattering amplitudes of Conformal Field Theory
Alessandro Tomasiello
(Univ. MIlano Bicocca)
New 6d superconformal theories from string theory, and their compactifications
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 ICTP Dam T. Son
(Chicago University)
Space-Time Symmetries of the Quantum Hall Effect
Steven Gubser
(Princeton University)
Holographic Fermi surfaces from String Theory
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 SISSA Massimo Bianchi
(Univ. Roma Tor Vergata)
Neutron Majorana mass from exotic instantons
Kyriakos Papadodimas
(CERN - Geneve)
Reconstructing the black hole interior in AdS/CFT
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 ICTP Hugh Osborn
(DAMTP, Cambridge)
Conformal partial waves, building blocks of the conformal bootstrap
Mario Trigiante
(Turin Politecnico)
N=3 and N=4 anti-de Sitter vacua of maximal supergravity
Wed, May 14, 2014 SISSA Veronika Hubeny
(Durham University)
Holographic Probes of Black Holes & Causality of Entanglement
Mukund Rangamani
(Durham University)
Effective actions for anomalous hydrodynamics
Wed, Apr 09, 2014 ICTP Matthias Gaberdiel
(ETHZ - Zurich)
Mathieu Moonshine
Rajesh Gopakumar
(Harish-Chandra RI - India)
Open-Closed-Open String Duality
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 SISSA Carlos Nunez
(Swansea University)
Aspects of String - Gauge duality
No seminar scheduled.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 ICTP Bernard de Wit
(NIKHEF and ITP Utrecht)
Deformations of special geometry: in search of the topological string
Gianguido Dall'Agata
(Padova University)
New maximal Supergravities
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 ICTP Ruben Minasian
(CEA - Saclay)
Higher derivative stringy corrections, B-field and N=2 theories
Sakura Schafer-Nameki
(King's College - London)
F-theory, elliptic fibrations and local limits
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 SISSA Guido Festuccia
(NBI - Copenhagen)
The geometry of supersymmetric partition functions
Shlomo S. Razamat
(IAS - Princeton)
3d dualities from 4d dualities
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 SISSA Sergei Dubovsky
(New York University)
Asymptotic Fragility and the Hierarchy Problem
Alberto Nicolis
(Columbia University - NY)
Effective field theories for hydrodynamical systems
Tue, May 14, 2013 ICTP Alberto Lerda
(UPO - Alessandria)
Non-perturbative aspects of the gauge/gravity correspondence
Stefan Vandoren
(ITF - Utrecht)
Phase transitions of magnetic AdS4 black holes with scalar hair
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 SISSA Niklas Beisert
(ETHZ - Zurich)
Metastable Spinning Strings
Jonathan Heckman
(IAS - Princeton)
Covariant Non-Commutative De Sitter Space
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 ICTP Ralph Blumenhagen
(MPI- Munchen)
Non-geometric Strings - Differential Geometry of Lie-algebroids
Timo Weigand
(ITP - Heidelberg)
U(1) groups and G-flux in F-theory compactifications with multiple sections
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 SISSA Riccardo Rattazzi
(EPFL - Lausanne)
The a-theorem and the Asymptotics of 4D Quantum Field Theory
Rob Myers
(Perimeter Institute - Waterloo)
On the Architecture of Spacetime Geometry
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 ICTP Iosif Bena
(Saclay - Paris)
SCAPEZILLA : the backreaction of antibranes in flux compactifications
Anatoly Dymarsky
(IAS - Princeton)
Resilience of meta-stable states in string theory and supergravity
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 SISSA Angel Uranga
(UAM - Madrid)
Discrete gauge symmetries in string theory
Fernando Marchesano
(UAM - Madrid)
Yukawas in F-theory GUTs
Wed, May 16, 2012 SISSA Rodolfo Russo
(QMW - London)
Emergent geometry from string amplitudes
Larus Thorlacius
(NORDITA - Univ. Iceland)
Holographic metals
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 SISSA Roberto Emparan
(ICREA - Barcelona)
Viscous fluid, elastic solid: The effective dynamics of black branes
Brian Wecht
(QMW - London & Harvard University)
New SCFTs From M5-Branes
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 ICTP Luis Ibanez
(UAM - Madrid)
The Higgs mass, SUSY and Strings
Marcos Marino
(Geneve University)
Three-dimensional superconformal field theories and Fermi gases
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 SISSA Thomas Grimm
(MPI - Munich)
From M-theory to F-theory at one loop
Andre Lukas
(Oxford University)
1000 Heterotic Standard Models from Smooth Calabi-Yau Three-folds
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 ICTP Jan de Boer
(Univ. of Amsterdam)
Black holes in string theory
Niels Obers
(NBI - Copenhagen)
Blackfolds, (an)istropic charged fluids and thermal probe branes
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 SISSA Ofer Aharony
(Weizmann Institute)
Holographic duals for N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on AdS4 and for branes ending on branes
Alberto Zaffaroni
(Univ. Milano Bicocca)
Aspects and interpretation of AdS4 vacua in string theory
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 ICTP Zohar Komargodski
(Weizmann & IAS)
On renormalization group flows in four dimensions
Claudio Scrucca
Sequestering in brane world supersymmetry breaking and its realization in string models

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