Seminars

Our regular seminar takes place on Tuesdays at 2 pm, jointly with the group 'Fundamental interactions' at the Technical University of Vienna.

Further seminars co-organised by members of the group:

 

 

 

Past Seminars (since 2016):

  • Richard Dawid on "Stringtheorie: Spekulation oder abgesicherte Theorie?" (30-06-2022)
  • Roberto Oliveri (LUTH, Paris Meudon) on "Metric reconstruction for non-radiative spacetimes" (28-06.2022)
  • Ingmar Saberi (LMU) on "Twisted eleven-dimensional supergravity and exceptional Lie algebras" (14-06-2022)
  • Arjun Bagchi (Indian Inst. Tech. Kanpur) on "Holography for Flatspace: The Carroll Perspective" (14-06-2022)
  • Michele Del Zotto (Uppsala University) "on the 6d Origin of 4d Non-invertible Duality Defects"
  • Bin Chen (Peking U.) "On Galilean Conformal Field Theory" (25-05-2022)
  • Oliver Schlotterer (Uppsala University) on "Recent developments in superstring loop amplitudes" (17-05-2022)
  • Aaron Poole (Southampton U.) on "Charges, conserved quantities and fluxes in de Sitter spacetime." (10-05-2022)
  • Massimo Taronna (Naples U.) on "From dS to AdS and back" (03-05-2022)
  • Michael Kramer (MPG Bonn) on "Probing relativistic gravity with radio astronomy" (26-04-2022)
  • Jakob Salzer (Universite Libre de Bruxelles) on "IR divergences and the effective action of supertranslation modes" (05-04-2022)
  • Rohan Poojary (TU Wien) on "Fast Scrambling due to Rotating Shockwaves in Rotating Black Holes" (29-03-2022)
  • Jurai Tekel (Comenius University Bratislava, Slowakia) will talk on "String modes and fuzzy field theories in string modes formalism" (22-03-2022)
  • Simone Speziale (Marseille, CPT) on "New symmetries for general relativity" (15-03-2022)
  • Frans R. Klinkhamer (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) on "Emergent spacetime from the bosonic master field of the IIB matrix model" (08-03-2022)
  • Thomas Mertens (Gent University) on "Liouville and JT quantum gravity" (01-03-2022)
  • Masanori Hanada (Department of Mathematic, University of Surrey, GB) on "Entanglement between matrix degrees of freedom and QFT counterpart of entanglement island" (25-01-2022)
  • Emmanuele Battista (University of Vienna) on "Gravitational waves in Einstein-Cartan theory." (11-01-2022)
  • Vittorio De Falco (University of Naples "Federico II") on "New analytic method to deal with dissipative systems. Application to the general relativistic Poynting-Robertson effect" (14-12-2021)
  • Johannes Lahnsteiner (University of Groningen) on "Non-Lorentzian Supergravity in Ten Dimensions"
  • Martí Rosselló (IST Lisbon) on "Rademacher expansion from symplectic symmetries of the Siegel modular form: An N=4 counting story" (20-11-2021)
  • Paul Oehlmann (Uppsala University) on "Mirror dual Elliptic fibrations and F-theory" (23-11-2021)
  • Ingo Runkel (University of Hamburg)  on "Topological defects and generalised orbifolds" (16-11-2021)
  • Paola Rioseco (Junior Research Fellow ESI / Center of Mathematical Modeling U. Chile) on "Relativistic kinetic theory with applications in astrophysics" (09-11-2021)
  • Benjamin Koch (TU Wien) on "Almost relevant corrections for direct measurements of electron's g-factor" (19-10-2021)
  • Detlev Buchholz on "Classical dynamics, arrow of time, and the origin of Heisenberg's commutation relations" (12-10-2021)
  • Elias Kiritsis (CCTP) on "Emergent gravity from hidden sectors and TT deformations" (13-07-2021)
  • Abhiram Kidambi (Kavli IMPU, University of Tokyo) on "Generalized Siegel-Weil formula, Chern-Simons invariants and 3d gravity" (29-06-2021)
  • Jun Nishimura (KEK) on "Exploring the beginning of the universe by a nonperturbative formulation of superstring theory" (15-06-2021)
  • Dieter Luest (LMU Munich)  on "The swampland at a large number of space-time dimensions" (08-06-2021)
  • Claudia de Rham (Imperial College London)  on "Positivity with gravity" (25-05-2021)
  • Johannes Thürigen (Universität Münster) on "BPHZ renormalization in combinatorially non-local field theory" (18-05-2021)
  • Charles Marteau (British Columbia University) on "From baby universes to black holes in 2d flat space gravity" (11-05-2021)
  • Linus Wulff (Masaryk University) on "O(D,D) and string alpha'-corrections" (13-04-2021)
  • Klaus Sibold (University Leipzig) on "Perturbative Quantization of Einstein-Hilbert Gravity" (23-03-2021)
  • Mahdi Godazgar (Queen Mary University) on "Asymptotic charges in gravity" (16-03-2021)
  • Lukas Müller (Heriot-Watt University) on "Anomalous field theories as boundaries" (09-03-2021)
  • Marc Geiller (ENS Lyon)  on "A new look at symmetries of 3d gravity" (16-02-2021)
  • Christoph Nega (University of Bonn) on "Analytic Structure of Banana Feynman Integrals" (09-02-2021)
  • Prateek Agrawal (Oxford U.). on "Topological Gravity as the Early Phase of our Universe" (26-01-2021)
  • Joshua Kames-King (University of Bonn) on "Deformations of JT Gravity and KdV Equations" (19-01-2021)
  • Shahin Sheikh Jabbari (IPM) on "Temperature of Black Holes in Horndeski Gravity Theories" (12-01-2021)
  • Severin Lüst (Harvard) on "The Tadpole Problem" (15-12-2020)
  • Laurent Freidel (Perimeter Institute) on "Quantum gravity at the corner" (8-12-2020)
  • Wolfgang Wieland (IQOQI Vienna) on "Observables vs. gauge symmetries: lessons from the quasi-local approach" (01-12-2020))
  • Flavio Tonioni (Liverpool U.) on "Misaligned Supersymmetry and Anti-D-branes" (24-11-2020)
  • David Andriot (TU Vienna) on "Do classical de Sitter string backgrounds exist?" (17-11-2020)
  • Adrien Fiorucci (Université Libre de Bruxelles) on "The Λ-BMS Charge Algebra in n dimensions" (10-11-2020)
  • Yuhma Asano (Uni Vienna) on "M-brane Realisation in Matrix Models" (03-11-2020)
  • Nezhla Aghaei (DESY Hamburg) on "Towards Super Teichmüller Spin TQFT" (13-10-2020)
  • Edgar Shaghoulian (Cornell University) on „Looking for islands“ (06-10-2020)
  • Jarkko Peuron (ECT Trento) on "Heavy quark diffusion in an overoccupied gluon plasma" (21-07-2020)
  • Henning Samtleben (ENS-Lyon) on "Kaluza-Klein spectrometer from exceptional field theory" (30-06-2020)
  • Ilka Brunner (LMU Munich) on "Flows, defects, and transport of D-branes" (23-06-2020)
  • Kevin Grosvenor (University of Wuerzburg) on "Entanglement entropy and subregion complexity in thermal perturbations around pure-AdS" (16-06-2020)
  • Evgeny Skvortsov (Albert Einstein Institute Potsdam Golm) on "(Quantum) Higher Spin Gravity and applications to Physics" (19-05-2020)
  • Alessandra Gnecchi (CERN Geneva) on "AdS7 Stability" (28-04-2020)
  • Matthew Roberts (Imperial College London) on „Breaking translations, keeping SUSY“ (10-03-2020)
  • Yann Mambrini University: LPT Orsay will talk on „Alternative scenarios for dark matter productions in the Early Universe, and its consequences“ (24-02-2020)
  • Claude Duhr (CERN, Switzerland) on „From geometry to high-energy scattering in N=4 Super Yang Mills at all order“ (28-01-2020)
  • Jose Edelstein (Univ. Santiago de Compostela, Spain) on „Beyond General Relativity: causality issues and geometric inflation“ (21-01-2020)
  • Poulami Nandi (TU Wien, IIT Kanpur) will talk on „Conformal Carrollian Field Theories on null Manifolds“ (14-01-2020)
  • Max Riegler will talk on "Geometric actions and flat space holography'' (07-01-2020)
  • Loriano Bonora (SISSA, Trieste) on „A YM-like theory with infinite many fields“ (17-12-2019)
  • Jelle Hartong University of Edinburgh will talk on „Non-relativistic expansion of general relativity“ (10-12-2019)
  • Donald Ray Youmans (University of Geneva) on „Two-dimensional BF theory as a CFT“ (03-12-2019)
  • Hadi Godazgar (MPI, Potsdam) will talk on „Dual and extended asymptotic charges“ (26-11-2019)
  • Michael Borinsky (NIKHEF, Amsterdam) on „The graphical function method applied to phi^3 in D=6“ (19-11-2019)
  • Romain Ruzziconi (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgien) on „The Λ-BMS4 group of dS4 and new boundary conditions for AdS4“ (12-11-2019)
  • Stefan Prohazka ULB, Belgien on „Maximally symmetric spacetimes reconsidered“ (05-11-2019)
  • Hamid Afshar (TU Wien) on „2d flat space holography and warped-Schwarzian theory“ (22-10-2019)
  • Ida Zadeh (ICTP, Triest) on „Lifting BPS States on K3 and Mathieu Moonshine“ (15-10-2019)
  • M.M. Sheikh-Jabbari (IPM Teheran & ICTP Trieste) on „T-witts on the soft hair program“ (08-10-2019)
  • Anton Rebhan on „The hadronic light-by-light scattering contribution to the muon g − 2 from holographic QCD“ (01-10-2019)
  • Jakub Vošmera (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague) on „Unconventional D-branes on T^4“ (25-06-2019)
  • René Meyer (Universität Würzburg) on „Electron Hydrodynamics & Black Holes in Anti de Sitter Space-time“ (18-06-2019)
  • Eric Sharpe Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, USA) on „A proposal for nonabelian mirrors in two-dimensional theories“ (28-05-2019)
  • Olga Papadoulaki (ICTP, Trieste) will talk on „Euclidean Wormholes and Holography“ (21-05-2019)
  • Sergio Hörtner (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) on „Gravitational duality near cosmological space-times“(14-05-2019)
  • Piotr Chruściel (Univ. Wien) „On positivity of energy in higher dimensions“ (07-05-2019)
  • Harald Skarke (TU Wien) on „Abundant sets of internal spaces for string theory“ (30-04-2019)
  • Marco Bochicchio (INFN Roma) on „Renormalization in large-N QCD and open/closed string duality“ (09-04-2019)
  • Lisa Glaser (UV) on„Spectral dimension and other geometry estimators in random fuzzy spaces“ (02-04-2019)
  • Pulastya Parekh (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India) on „Tensionless strings : A perspective from the worldsheet“ (30-01-2019)
  • Emanuel Malek Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam on „ Exceptional geometry of supersymmetric AdS vacua“ (23-01-2019)
  • Philipp Stanzer (TU Wien) will talk on „Quantum Null Energy Condition – Analytic, Perturbative and Numerical Results“ (15-01-2019)
  • Georg Stettinger University of Groningen, Netherlands on „Infinite derivative gravity in 2+1 spacetime dimensions“ (08-01-2019)
  • Marco Bertolini (Kavli IPMU  ‐ The University of Tokyo) on 'A (0,2) mirror duality' (18-12-2018)
  • Peter Schupp (Jacobs University Bremen) on `Gravity as graded spacetime (quantum) mechanics' (11-12-2018)
  • Stefan Groot Nibbelink (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) on `Tension Between a Vanishing Cosmological Constant and Non-Supersymmetric Heterotic Orbifolds' (30-11-2018)
  • Abhiram Kidambi (TU Vienna) on „Number theoretic aspects of black hole entropy in 4d string compactification“ (04-12-2018)
  • Christian Northe (Uni Würzburg) on „Boundary RG flows, Kondo and AdS/CFT“ (27-11-2018)
  • Céline Zwikel (TU Wien) on „Asymptotic symmetries of three-dimensional black strings“ (20-11-2018)
  • Wolfgang Wieland (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada) on „Loop Quantum Gravity and the Continuum“ (13-11-2018)
  • Niccolò Cribiori (TU Wien) on `Linear versus Non-linear Supersymmetry' (06-11-2018)
  • Max Riegler (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium) on `Warped Black Holes in Lower-Spin Gravity' (30-10-2018)
  • Maulik Parikh (Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona) on `The Three Laws of Future Light Cone Thermodynamics' (23-10-2018)
  • Glenn Barnich (Université Libre de Bruxelles) on `Electromagnetic edge modes and black hole entropy' (16-10-2018)
  • Avik Banerjee (Saha Institut of Nuclear Physics, India) on `Strings, Branes, Schwarzian action and Maximal Chaos' (09-10-2018)
  • Karapet Mkrtchyan (Max-Planck-Institut, Potsdam) on `Interactions of massless bosons in three dimensions' (02-10-2018)
  • Zoltan Bajnok (Wigner Research Centre, Budapest) will talk on `Integrable aspects of the AdS/CFT duality' (25-09-2018)
  • Thorsten Schimannek (Univ.  Bonn) on `Fourfolds, integral Fluxes and Modularity' (26-06-2018)
  • Prof. Martin Schnabl (Univ. Prag) on `Topological defects in open string field theory' (19-06-2018)
  • Prof. T. R. Govindarajan (Chennai, Indien) on `Should photon mass be zero?' (12-06-2018)
  • Peter Presnajder (Comenius University Bratislava) on `Quantum systems in relativistic fuzzy spaces' (05-06-2018)
  • Amihay Hanany (Imperial College London) on `Discrete Gauging and Small E8 instantons in six dimensions' (29-05-2018)
  • Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli (KULeuven) on `Curvature squared invariants in 6D N=(1,0) supergravity' (08-05-2018)
  • Marcus Sperling (University of Vienna) on `Intersecting branes, Higgs sector, and chirality from N=4 SYM with soft SUSY breaking' (24-04-2018)
  • Linus Wulff (Masaryk University, Brno) on `Generalized supergravity and non-abelian T-duality anomaly' (17-04-2018)
  • Pascal Anastasopoulos (University of Vienna) on `Yukawas of light stringy states' (13-03-2018)
  • Peter Allmer (Vienna) on „Fusion of defects in Landau - Ginzburg models in a functorial approach“(23-01-2018)
  • Yihao Yin (Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago de Chile) on 'Vasiliev's equations, (A)dS backgrounds and perturbations' (12-01-2018)
  • Philip Hacker (TU Wien) on „Soft hairy warped black hole entropy“ (12-12-2017)
  • Nikola Gushterov (Oxford U.) on `Holographic Entanglement Density' (05-12-2017)
  • Daniel Fernandez (Iceland U.) on `Entanglement entropy at non-equilibrium in holography' (28-11-2017)
  • Athanasios Chatzistavrakidis (Rudjer-Boskovic-Institute Zagreb) on `Double Field Theory and Membrane Sigma Models' (21-11-2017)
  • Abhiram M. Kidambi (TU Wien) on `Calabi-Yau manifolds and sporadic groups' (14-11-2017)
  • Harold Steinacker (Uni Wien) on 'Quantized cosmological space-times from Yang-Mills matrix models' (07-11-2017)
  • Cedric Troessaert (MPI für Gravitationsphysik, Potsdam) on 'BMS4 at spatial infinity' (24-10-2017)
  • Shailesh Lal (Paris, LPTHE) on 'Quantum Effects in Higher Spin Holography and Tensionless AdS Strings' (17-10-2017)
  • Andrea Campoleoni (ETH Zürich) on 'Higher-spin BMS symmetries in four dimensions and soft theorems' (16-10-2017)
  • Harald Grosse (Uni Wien) on 'Quantum field theory models on noncommutative spaces' (12-10-2017)
  • Olaf Krüger (Uni Wien) on 'The Embedding of gauged N = 8 supergravity into 11 dimensions' (10-10-2017)
  • Jnanadeva Maharana (Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar) on 'High energy behavior of scattering cross sections' (03-10-2017)
  • Christoph Roupec (Uni Wien) on 'Inflation in Supergravity' (27-06-2017)
  • Andjelo Samsarov (Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb) on 'Black hole quasinormal modes in twisted models of matter minimally coupled to gravity' (30-05-2017)
  • Yang-Hui He on 'Calabi-Yau Volumes and Reflexive Polytopes' (23-05-2017)
  • Anton Alekseev (University of Geneva) on 'Path integrals for Wilson lines and Wilson surfaces' (16-05-2017)
  • Tristan McLoughlin (Trinity College Dublin) on 'Twistors and Conformal Higher-Spin Theory' (09-05-2017)
  • Stefano Cremonesi (Durham University) on 'The infrared physics of bad theories' (24-04-2017)
  • Harold Steinacker (Uni Wien) on `Covariant Quantum Spaces, the IKKT-model & Gravity' (04-04-2017)
  • Eric Bergshoeff (University of Groningen) on `Applied Newton-Cartan Geometry' (21-03-2017)
  • Volker Branding (Uni Wien) on `The full bosonic string as a geometric variational problem' (14-03-2017)
  • Rutger Boels (DESY, Hamburg) on `Minimal Quantum Field Theory' (31-01-2017)
  • Johanna Knapp (TUWien) on `Calabi-Yau compactifications and supersymmetric gauge theory' (24-01-2017)
  • Pan Kessel (MPI für Gravitationsphysik, Potsdam) on `Four-dimensional Vasiliev Theory : An Introduction' (17-01-2017)
  • Marcus Sperling (University of Vienna) on `Properties of the monopole formula' (10-01-2017)
  • Joris Raeymaekers (Prague) on `Multi-centered AdS3 solutions from Virasoro conformal blocks' (19-12-2016)
  • Yuhma Asano (DIAS, Dublin) on `Emergent geometries in the BMN matrix model' (13-12-2016)
  • Maja Buric (Belgrade University) on `Noncommutative spaces and differential geometry' (22-11-2016)
  • Miguel Tierz (Lisbon University) on `Matrix models and phase transitions in supersymmetric gauge theories in three dimensions' (15-11-2016)
  • Raimar Wulkenhaar (Münster) on `Exact solution of quantum field theory toy models' (08-11-2016)
  • Enrice Brehm (LMU, München) on `Classical Holographic Codes' (25-10-2016)
  • Andrea Campoleoni (ULB, Brussels) on `Higher spin theories from a Hamiltonian viewpoint' (18-10-2016)
  • Iva Lovrekovic (TUWien) on `Conformal gravity in four dimensions' (11-10-2016)