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 worldwide.
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 

Tuesday, November 30 1999 
14:30  15:30 
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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.) 
TBA 
Chris Herzog (King's College  London) 
TBA 

Wed, Jan 22, 2020  SISSA 
Sabrina Pasterski (PCTS  Princeton) 
Constraints on Scattering from the Infrared 
Alexander Zhiboedov (CERN) 
Nonperturbative Mellin Amplitudes: Existence, Properties, Applications slides 

Wed, Dec 18, 2019  SISSA 
Alessandro Vichi (EPFL  Lausanne) 
Constraints from the Averaged Null Energy Condition in CFT 
Shota Komatsu (IAS  Princeton) 
Towards Analytic Smatrix from AdS/CFT 

Wed, Nov 27, 2019  ICTP 
Jay Armas (Univ. Amsterdam) 
Metastable antibranes and higherform hydrodynamics slides 
Ander Retolaza (IPT  Saclay) 
Kähler moduli stabilization from ten dimensions slides 

Wed, Sep 18, 2019  SISSA 
Eric Perlmutter (Caltech) 
Scattering amplitudes and extra dimensions in AdS/CFT slides 
Matthijs Hogervorst (EPFL  Lausanne) 
Bounds for the epsilon expansion slides 

Wed, May 22, 2019  SISSA 
Shiraz Minwalla (TIFR  Mumbai) 
Classifying 4 Graviton S matrices slides 
Alberto Zaffaroni (Milano Bicocca Univ.) 
Twisted compactifications, holography and localization slides 

Wed, Apr 03, 2019  ICTP 
Leonardo Rastelli (YITP  Stony Brook) 
Pulling Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps in Quantum Field Theory slides 
ShuHeng Shao (IAS Princeton) 
Modular bootstrap and 't Hooft anomaly slides 

Wed, Feb 13, 2019  ICTP 
Shamit Kachru (Stanford Univ.) 
Comments on flux vacua slides 
Andrea Puhm (Ecole Polytechnique) 
Conformally soft photons and gravitons 

Wed, Dec 12, 2018  ICTP 
David Andriot (CERN) 
Classical de Sitter solutions and the swampland slides 
Jan Pieter van der Schaar (Univ. Amsterdam) 
On effective descriptions and the stability of de Sitter states slides 

Wed, Nov 07, 2018  SISSA 
Kyriakos Papadodimas (ICTP) 
On the interior geometry of a typical black hole microstate 
Roberto Tateo (Turin Univ.) 
TTbardeformed classical and quantum field theories slides 

Wed, Oct 17, 2018  SISSA 
Pedro Liendo (DESY  Hamburg) 
The Bootstrap Program for defect CFT slides 
Silviu Pufu (Princeton Univ.) 
Mtheory Smatrix from CFT slides 

Wed, May 23, 2018  SISSA 
Davide Cassani (INFN  Padua) 
Holographic RG flows for fourdimensional 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 slides 
Monica Guica (IPhT  Saclay) 
JTbar deformed CFTs and their holographic interpretation slides 

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 (CERN) 
TBA 

Wed, Nov 15, 2017  ICTP 
Jan de Boer (Amsterdam Univ.) 
New results in hydrodynamics and fluid/gravity 
David Vegh (QMW  London) 
Waveturbulence and pairproduction of cusps on a string 

Tue, Jun 20, 2017  ICTP 
Cyril Closset (CERN) 
Supersymmetric indices, partition functions, and the topological Atwist 
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 supersymmetrybreaking branes 

Wed, Jan 25, 2017  SISSA 
Eran Palti (Heidelberg Univ.  ITP) 
SuperPlanckian 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 (SISSA) 
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 higherspin 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 (NYU) 
Singlefield 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 nonabelian 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) 
Sduality constraints and the prepotential of N=2 conformal SYM theories 
Diego RodriguezGomez (Univ. Oviedo) 
Fivedim theories on curved backgrounds, YangMills deformations and instantons 

Wed, Nov 11, 2015  ICTP 
Balt van Rees (CERN) 
Boostrapping the (2,0) theories in six dimensions 
Alexander Zhiboedov (Harvard Univ.) 
Topics in the Analytic Bootstrap 

Wed, Oct 14, 2015  SISSA 
Inaki GarciaEtxebarria (MPI, Munich) 
Charting the wilderness of N=1 Sduality 
Luca Martucci (Univ. Padova) 
Hidden selection rules in Ftheory 

Wed, May 13, 2015  ICTP 
Francisco Morales Morera (INFN  Rome TV) 
Gtheory: 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 (DESY) 
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) 
SpaceTime 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 antide 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 (HarishChandra RI  India) 
OpenClosedOpen String Duality 

Wed, Mar 26, 2014  SISSA 
Carlos Nunez (Swansea University) 
Aspects of String  Gauge duality 
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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, Bfield and N=2 theories 
Sakura SchaferNameki (King's College  London) 
Ftheory, 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) 
Nonperturbative 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 NonCommutative De Sitter Space 

Wed, Feb 13, 2013  ICTP 
Ralph Blumenhagen (MPI Munchen) 
Nongeometric Strings  Differential Geometry of Liealgebroids 
Timo Weigand (ITP  Heidelberg) 
U(1) groups and Gflux in Ftheory compactifications with multiple sections 

Wed, Dec 12, 2012  SISSA 
Riccardo Rattazzi (EPFL  Lausanne) 
The atheorem 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 metastable 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 Ftheory 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 M5Branes 

Thu, Mar 15, 2012  ICTP 
Luis Ibanez (UAM  Madrid) 
The Higgs mass, SUSY and Strings 
Marcos Marino (Geneve University) 
Threedimensional superconformal field theories and Fermi gases 

Wed, Feb 15, 2012  SISSA 
Thomas Grimm (MPI  Munich) 
From Mtheory to Ftheory at one loop 
Andre Lukas (Oxford University) 
1000 Heterotic Standard Models from Smooth CalabiYau Threefolds 

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 YangMills 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 (EPFLLausanne) 
Sequestering in brane world supersymmetry breaking and its realization in string models 
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Organizers
M. Bertolini (SISSA), P. Creminelli (ICTP), F. Quevedo (ICTP), M. Serone (SISSA).
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