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SUMMARY:Dissipative Super Fluid Dynamics from Gravity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20090217T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20090217T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1176@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We use the AdS/CFT correspondence to compute the effective equ
ations of super fluid dynamics in a particular model including dissipative
terms at first order in the derivative expansion and at non negligible su
perfluid velocities. Our results turn out not to quite fit within the appa
rently standard 13 parameter Putterman formalism for dissipative terms in
superfluidity. Purely within fluid dynamics we generalize Putterman's form
alism to a 14 parameter set of equations. Our gravitational results fit pe
rfectly into the revised formalism.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/c
onferenceDisplay.py?confId=1176
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1176
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SUMMARY:Randomized Wilson loops\, reduced models and the large D expansion
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20090228T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20090228T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1207@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Oleg Evnin\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisp
lay.py?confId=1207
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1207
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: Godel space from wrapped M2-branes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091023T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091023T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-156@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
156
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=156
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Calabi-Yau Metrics for Dummies
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091026T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091026T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-157@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
157
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=157
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:One dimensional Large-N gauge theory in a 1/D expansion
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091109T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091109T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-191@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study a dimensional reduction of d+D dimensional large-N YM
theory to d dimension\, especially d=0 and d=1 case. Then the theory is
described by d dimensional gauge field and D adjoint scalars. We take a l
arge D limit and evaluate the path-integral by expanding 1/D. Then we fin
d a non-trivial vacuum characterized by a mass gap for the adjoint scalars
.\n\nIn d=0 case\, we obtain an exact expression for the partition functio
n up to 1/D in finite N. In d=1 case\, we derived an effective action for
the gauge field and showed the existence of the confinement/deconfinment
phase transition. Remarkably we can sum over all loop correction in 1/D o
rder and our results reproduce numerical results even in the strong 'tHoof
t coupling region. We will also discuss the gravity interpretation of our
results.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId
=191
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=191
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SUMMARY:Review of the papers by V.Pestun and S.Giombi `Wilson\, 't Hooft
loop correlators of N=4 SYM from bosonic 2d YM and matrix models' (arXiv:
0906.1572\, arXiv:0909.4272)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091113T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091113T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-231@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
231
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=231
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Non-SUSY infrared perturbations to the warped deformed conifold an
d Holographic Gauge Mediation
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091116T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091116T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-232@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We present non-supersymmetric\, isometry-preserving perturbati
ons to the infrared region of the warped deformed conifold\, i.e. Klebanov
-Strassler solution. One of these solutions can be interpreted as placing
a number of anti D3-branes at the tip. We argue that perturbations cannot
break imaginary self-dual condition unless the internal geometry is "squas
hed". We also consider a relative of semi-direct gauge mediation where the
hidden sector exists at large 't Hooft coupling using the supersymmetry b
reaking solutions including the effect of anti D3. Such a scenario is diff
icult to describe using traditional field theory\, but is amendable to the
techniques of gauge/gravity duality.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico
/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=232
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=232
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:The non-relativistic limit of AdS/CFT
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091210T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091210T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-279@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
279
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=279
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Giant Magnons for SYM and ABJM Theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091211T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091211T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-299@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
299
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=299
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Black Holes in Fourth Order Gravity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091217T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20091217T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-338@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:As we know\, in order to fit the standard model of cosmology\,
which is based on General Relativity coupled to standard matter (baryons
and radiation)\, the introduction of two dark components (matter and energ
y) are needed to achieve a consistent picture. To get over this problem of
having ``exotic matter fields''\, one of the theoretical proposals that h
as received a considerable amount of attention recently\, is that Dark Ene
rgy has a geometrical origin. Most of the work on this idea has focused on
``fourth order gravity''\, in which the standard Hilbert-Einstein action
is modified with terms that are at most of order four in the metric tensor
. However\, it is not very well understood as to how these modifications c
hange the standard spherically symmetric solutions of GR. In this talk I
would discuss a new covariant formalism to treat spherically symmetric spa
cetimes in $f(R)$ theories of gravity. Using this formalism we can determi
ne the\nconditions on the function $f$ for which the Schwarzschild metric
is the only vacuum solution with vanishing Ricci scalar. We can also show
that this general framework provides a clear way of showing that the Schw
arzschild solution is not a unique static spherically symmetric solution\,
providing some insights on how the current form of Birkhoff's theorem bre
aks down for these theories.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferen
ceDisplay.py?confId=338
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=338
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:CFTS Dual to Charged BTZ black-hole
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100120T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100120T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-424@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
424
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=424
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Large N Volume Independence in Confining and Conformal Theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100122T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100122T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-423@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
423
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=423
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Universal Phenomena in Strongly Coupled Gauge Theories and Gravity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100122T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100122T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-431@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
431
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=431
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic Anyons in the ABJM theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100129T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100129T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-460@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
460
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=460
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Indices for superconformal Chern-Simons theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100201T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100201T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-467@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
467
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=467
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: Quiver Chern-Simons Theories\, D3-branes and Lorentzian Lie 3-alg
ebras
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100202T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100202T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-468@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
468
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=468
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A Monopole Index for N=4 Chern-Simons Theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100205T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100205T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-469@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
469
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=469
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Giant Magnons for SYM and ABJM Theories (part 2)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100219T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100219T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-518@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
518
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=518
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Large N reduction on group manifolds and coset spaces
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100225T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100225T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-538@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We show that the large N reduction holds on group manifolds. L
arge N field theories defined on group manifolds are equivalent to some co
rresponding matrix models. For instance\, gauge theories on S^3 can be reg
ularized in a gauge invariant and SO(4) invariant manner. In addition\, as
an extension of the large N reduction on group manifolds\, we show that l
arge N field theories on coset spaces are also described by certain corres
ponding matrix models.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisp
lay.py?confId=538
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=538
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Review of "String scattering in flat space and a scaling limit of
Yang-Mills correlators" by Okuda and Penedones
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100226T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100226T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-536@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The authors of this paper have derived a rather concrete relat
ion between flat-space scattering amplitudes for type IIB superstrings in
10d and a specific scaling limit of N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills correlat
ors in 4d. The speaker will try (possibly without success) to review this
paper.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=53
6
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=536
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Worldvolume superalgebra of Nambu-Poisson M5-brane
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100401T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100401T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-570@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
570
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=570
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Small Hairy Black Holes in Global AdS_5 \\times S^5
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100409T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100409T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-589@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
589
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=589
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Integrability\, supercosets and AdS/CFT
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100419T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100419T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-604@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will review some recent progress in our understanding of the
AdS/CFT correspondence using integrability methods.\n\nhttps://indico.tif
r.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=604
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=604
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Non-supersymmetric AdS Vacua in String Theory and Their Stability
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100423T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100423T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-616@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
616
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=616
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Black hole degeneracy {\\it is} an index (but which one?)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100426T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100426T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-620@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:1. We argue that for black holes which preserve at least four
supersymmetries\, the Wald entropy always equals the logarithm of a supers
ymmetric index. We verify this in several examples by computing the Wald e
ntropy precisely and comparing with the exact microscopic counting. In all
examples\, when the microscopic degeneracy and index do not agree\, it is
the index that agrees with the macroscopic answer.\n\n2. The general pres
cription for computing this index in the microscopic theory is not known.
In simple situations in string theory\, modular symmetry provides strong c
onstrains on the black hole index. In situations with moduli dependence an
d wall-crossing\, this modular property is destroyed. We show that in N =
4 theories\, the black hole index is a {\\it mock} modular form.\n\nhttps:
//indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=620
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URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=620
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:On the stability of Non-Supersymmetric AdS vacua
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100430T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100430T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-623@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk\, I discuss the two infinite families of Non-Supe
rsymmetric AdS4 vacua\, called Type 2) and Type 3) vacua\, that arise in m
assive IIA supergravity with flux. Both families are perturbatively stabl
e. I also discuss non-perturbative decays of these vacua to other susy and
non-susy AdS4 vacua mediated by instantons in the thin wall approximatio
n. Many decays are ruled out because of the protection offered by AdS geo
metry. In fact\, within our approximations\, no decays of Type 2) vacua a
re allowed\, although some decays are only marginally forbidden. This can
be understood in terms of a "pairing symmetry" in the landscape which rel
ate Type 2) vacua with supersymmetric ones of the same energy.\n\nhttps://
indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=623
LOCATION:Colaba Campus AG-69
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=623
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Thermodynamic bubble ansatz
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100514T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100514T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-635@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:For computations of scattering amplitudes of gluons at strong
coupling\, one considers minimal area surfaces in AdS_5 which end on a nul
l polygonal contour at the boundary. A new method was developed by Alday\,
Gaiotto and Maldacena in which one doesn't need to solve for exact embedd
ing of worldsheet but instead one maps the problem to a Hitchin system. On
e then writes an integral equation which determines the area as a function
of the shape of the polygon. The equations are identical to those of the
Thermodynamic Bethe ansatz. The area is given by the free energy of this T
BA system. The working of this method will be shown for the case of hexago
n closely following the work of above authors in hep-th/0911.4708.\n\nhttp
s://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=635
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=635
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Review on the virtue of defects in 4D gauge theories and 2D CFTs-I
I
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100602T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100602T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-652@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In earlier talk\, We set up the M-theory background and introd
uced the relation between 4d gauge theories and 2d CFTs. In this talk\, I'
ll discuss the relation between non-local operators in 4d gauge theory and
ones in 2d CFTs. The 4d interpretations of topological defects and monodr
omy of degenerate fields in the 2d side will provide the way to calculate
the VEVs of Wilson-'t Hooft operators in the 4d side. Moore-Seiberg groupo
id describes monodromy of local operators in 2d CFTs.\n\nhttps://indico.ti
fr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=652
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=652
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Higher derivative corrections in type IIB string theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100603T023000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100603T033000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-660@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I shall talk about a class of protected interactions in the lo
w energy effective action of type IIB string theory in 10 dimensions. Thes
e interactions are completely fixed by supersymmetry and duality.\n\nhttps
://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=660
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=660
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Review on the virtue of defects in 4D gauge theories and 2D CFTs-I
II
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100604T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100604T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-659@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In earlier talk\, We set up the M-theory background and introd
uced the relation between 4d gauge theories and 2d CFTs. In this talk\, I'
ll discuss the relation between non-local operators in 4d gauge theory and
ones in 2d CFTs. The 4d interpretations of topological defects and monodr
omy of degenerate fields in the 2d side will provide the way to calculate
the VEVs of Wilson-'t Hooft operators in the 4d side. Moore-Seiberg groupo
id describes monodromy of local operators in 2d CFTs.\n\nhttps://indico.ti
fr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=659
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=659
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:When UV physics does not decouple from inflation
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100607T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100607T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-655@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk\, we discuss several contexts in which heavy phys
ics does not decouple from the light sector that gives rise to inflation a
nd quantify modifications to CMB observables that result. One particular c
ontext is when the field manifold exhibits non-trivial curvature that dyna
mically mixes heavy and light directions as inflation progresses\, as is t
ypical in certain models of stringy inflation. Another context arises when
the adiabatic approximation is violated due to non-trivial dynamics in th
e heavy sector. The goal of the talk is to sketch an overview how these\,
and similar results can allow us a window into the UV complete theory in w
hich the putative inflaton field is embedded.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.i
n/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=655
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=655
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Quantum Black Holes\, Wall Crossing\, and Mock Modular Forms
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100618T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100618T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-678@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We show that the quantum degeneracies of single-centered black
holes in N = 4 theories are coefficients of a mock modular form. The fail
ure of modularity of such a form is of a very special type and is governed
by a holomorphic modular form called the shadow\, such that the sum of th
e mock modular form and a simple non-holomorphic\, real-analytic function
obtained from the shadow transforms like a modular form and is called its
completion. The shadow can be viewed as a holomorphic anomaly associated w
ith the completion. The spectral-flow invariant partition function of thes
e black holes is a mock Jacobi form.\n\nMock modularity is a consequence o
f the meromorphy of the generalized elliptic genus which is closely relate
d to the wall-crossing phenomenon. The completion makes manifest the modul
ar symmetries expected from holography and provides a starting point for a
Rademacher-type expansion of the degeneracies with implications for the e
xact quantum entropy and the Poincare series. Mock modular forms are thus
expected to provide a proper framework for AdS2/CFT1 and AdS3/CFT2 hologra
phy in the context of the MSW string for N = 2 black holes\, and more gene
rally have applications in other physical problems involving noncompact co
nformal field theories and meromorphic Jacobi forms.\n\nhttps://indico.tif
r.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=678
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=678
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Viscosity of Strongly Interacting Fermi Gases
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100628T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100628T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-685@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Transport in strongly interacting systems\, which may not supp
ort well-defined quasiparticle excitations\, is a subject of great interes
t in diverse fields ranging from condensed matter\, atomic-molecular and n
uclear physics to string theory. I will begin with a brief review of the u
nitary Fermi gas which lies at the center of the BCS-to-BEC crossover. The
measured shear viscosity to entropy density ratio in the unitary\nFermi g
as comes close to saturating a conjectured lower bound.\n\nI will then des
cribe recent work [1] on the bulk and shear viscosity of non-relativistic
quantum fluids\, with a particular focus on strongly interacting ultracold
Fermi gases. I will discuss exact non-perturbative results based on spect
ral functions and sum rules\, and conclude with a proposal for a spectrosc
opic measurement of the shear viscosity spectral function in the unitary F
ermi gas.\n\n[1] E. Taylor and M. Randeria\, arXiv:1002:0869.\n\nhttps://i
ndico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=685
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=685
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Proof that Unitarity implies Fuzzballs
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100630T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100630T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-689@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
689
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=689
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Thermodynamics of Large N Gauge Theories with Chemical Potentials
in a 1/D Expansion
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100712T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100712T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-673@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Thermodynamics of large N SYM theories with chemical potential
s associated with R-symmetry charges must be interesting\, since they will
be duals of rotating/charged black holes\, which have rich phase structur
es\, e.g. black hole/black ring transitions and/or black hole/hairy black
hole transitions. However these gauge theories usually involve perturbativ
ely massless adjoint scalars and it is difficult to consider the chemical
potentials\, since they cause perturbative instabilities. In order to inve
stigate this problem\, we study a one dimensional large N gauge theory (bo
sonic BFSS type model) as a first step. (This model is obtained through a
dimensional reduction of a 1+D dimensional SU(N) Yang-Mills theory.) I wil
l demonstrate that we can overcome the chemical potential problem by using
a 1/D expansion and show the phase structure of this model. I will also m
ention the application to higher dimensional gauge theories.\n\nhttps://in
dico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=673
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=673
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Lifshitz spacetimes from AdS null and cosmological solutions
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100714T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100714T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-708@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
708
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=708
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Nekrasov partition function and Pestun's Localization formula I
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100716T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100716T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-703@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Nekrasov used a $U(1)^2$ subgroup of the SO(4) Lorentz symmetr
y on $R^4$ to define a $U(1)^2$-equivariant version of the topological par
tition function\, or\, equivalently\, the partition function of the $N= 2$
supersymmetric gauge theory in the Omega-deformed background. The integra
l over the moduli space of instantons localizes at the fixed point set of
a group which acts on the moduli space by Lorentz rotations of the spaceti
me and gauge transformations at infinity. Pestun gave a new matrix integra
l which\, with all instanton corrections included\, is well defined in the
$N = 2$\, the $N = 2*$ and the $N = 4$ cases\, and gives the exact partit
ion function of these theories on S4. The expectation value of a supersymm
etric circular Wilson operator on S4 in an arbitrary representation is equ
al to the expectation value of the operator $Tr_R[exp(2\\pi ira)]$ in this
matrix model. In the first talk\, I will explain the Nekrasov partition f
unction and will talk about Pestun's localization method in the second tal
k.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=703
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=703
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Nekrasov partition function and Pestun's Localization formula II
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100719T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100719T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-704@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Nekrasov used a $U(1)^2$ subgroup of the SO(4) Lorentz symmetr
y on $R^4$ to define a $U(1)^2$-equivariant version of the topological par
tition function\, or\, equivalently\, the partition function of the $N= 2$
supersymmetric gauge theory in the Omega-deformed background. The integra
l over the moduli space of instantons localizes at the fixed point set of
a group which acts on the moduli space by Lorentz rotations of the spaceti
me and gauge transformations at infinity. Pestun gave a new matrix integra
l which\, with all instanton corrections included\, is well defined in the
$N = 2$\, the $N = 2*$ and the $N = 4$ cases\, and gives the exact partit
ion function of these theories on S4. The expectation value of a supersymm
etric circular Wilson operator on S4 in an arbitrary representation is equ
al to the expectation value of the operator $Tr_R[exp(2\\pi ira)]$ in this
matrix model. In the first talk\, I will explain the Nekrasov partition f
unction and will talk about Pestun's localization method in the second tal
k.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=704
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=704
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Towards Quantum Quench in ADS/CFT
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100802T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100802T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-722@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study time dependent couplings in conformal field theories
using rotating probe branes in AdS X S spacetimes. We find that induced me
trics on the brane worldvolumes develop horizons with characteristic Hawki
ng temperatures even when there is no black hole in the bulk. This framewo
rk is used to obtain toy models for quantum quench.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr
.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=722
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=722
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A discussion on Erik Verlinde's Proposal that gravity is an entrop
ic force (arXiv 1001.0785).
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100805T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20100805T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-740@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
740
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=740
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic RG flows
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101015T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101015T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-867@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will discuss some recent papers on the above subject\, espec
ially Heemskerk and Polchinski (1010.1264) which discusses RG by integrati
ng over slices of AdS space. I will also discuss the Semi-holographic mode
ls by Faulkner and Polchinski (1001.5049) and Nickel and Son (1009.3094) w
hich discuss RG flows from AdS(4) to AdS(2) using phenomenological models.
\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=867
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=867
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Glueball Spectra from Gauge-Gravity Duality
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101129T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101129T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-990@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk\, we present a very general formalism for the hol
ographic computation of glueball spectra that is applicable to a large num
ber of systems\, either obtainable from string theory\, or within the cont
ext of bottom-up effective field theory constructions. Using this formalis
m\, we study a few examples (both from string theory as well as simpler to
y models) chosen so as to be of relevance to theories with so-called walki
ng behaviour\, i.e. theories for which the gauge coupling stays approximat
ely constant over a large intermediate energy regime. In particular\, we a
ddress the question of whether the spectra of such theories contain a para
metrically light scalar\, present due to the spontaneous breaking of appro
ximate scale invariance.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDi
splay.py?confId=990
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=990
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Infra red effects in de Sitter space
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101203T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101203T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1006@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will discuss infra red effects in de Sitter space\, in parti
cular the much-discussed and confusing issues of divergences in interactin
g massive theories in a background de Sitter space.\n\nI will aim to reach
and cover the two recent papers:\n\n1) The IR stability of de Sitter QFT:
results at all orders. Donald Marolf\, Ian A. Morrison\, . Oct 2010. Temp
orary entry e-Print: rXiv:1010.5327 [gr-qc]\nand\n2) Correlators\, Feynma
n diagrams\, and quantum no-hair in deSitter spacetime.\nStefan Hollands\,
. Oct 2010. 45pp. Temporary entry e-Print: arXiv:1010.5367 [gr-qc]\n\nAs
an (extended) background\, I will try to review the following papers:\n\n-
- A. M. Polyakov 0709.2899 [hep-th]\, 0912.5503 [hep-th]\;\n-- S. Weinberg
\, hep-th/0506236 and hep-th/0605244\;\n-- (If time permits)\nStarobinsky
and Yokoyama astro-ph/9407016\,\nRiotto and Sloth 0801.1845 [hep-ph]\;\nB
urgess\, Holman\, Leblond\, Shandera\, 0912.1608 [hep-th]\n\nA review of s
ome of these issues may be found in\nAntoniadis\, Mazur\, Mottola gr-qc/06
12068\n\nand interesting further reading is:\nBurgess\, Holman\, Leblond\,
Shandera\, 1005.3551 [hep-th]\nand Rajaraman\, 1008.1271 [hep-th].\n\nA s
lightly orthogonal\, but nice review is in:\nSpradlin\, Strominger\, Volov
ich\, hep-th/0110007\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDispla
y.py?confId=1006
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1006
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:IR effects in de Sitter space 2 -- massless fields
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101209T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101209T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1026@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:After recapitulating the discussion of last week on how to def
ine sensible correlation functions for massive fields on de Sitter space\,
I will move on to the more interesting case of massless fields.\n\nI will
begin by discussing how there are no dS invariant vacua for free massless
fields\, and then discuss the breakdown of perturbation theory for intera
cting theories in the Bunch- avies vacuum (Burgess\, Holman\, Leblond\, Sh
andera\, 1005.3551 [hep-th]). I will briefly discuss the resummation of l
eading logs using a Boltzmann type equation (Starobinsky and Yokoyama astr
o-ph/9407016\, Riotto and Sloth 0801.1845 [hep-ph])\, and finally discuss
some recent work (Rajaraman\, arXiv:1008.1271 [hep-th]) on how to recover
the resumed answer using a correct path integral treatment of massless int
eracting fields.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py
?confId=1026
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1026
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Unravelling the novel Higgs mechanism
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101227T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20101227T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1029@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1029
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1029
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Comments on Vasiliev Theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110112T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110112T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1091@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1091
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1091
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Supersymmetry\, Localization and Quantum Entropy Function
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110113T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110113T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1082@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:AdS_2/CFT_1 correspondence leads to a prescription for computi
ng the degeneracy of black hole states in terms of path integral over stri
ng fields living on the near horizon geometry of the black hole. In this t
alk\, I will discuss about how to make use of the enhanced supersymmetries
of the near horizon geometry and localization techniques to argue that th
e path integral receives contribution only from a special class of string
field configurations which are invariant under a subgroup of the supersymm
etry transformations. I will identify saddle points which are invariant un
der this subgroup. I will also use this analysis to show that the integrat
ion over infinite number of zero modes generated by the asymptotic symmetr
ies of AdS_2 generate a finite contribution to the path integral.\n\nhttps
://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1082
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1082
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:String Field Theory - Liberating Right and Left Movers
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110117T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110117T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1089@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We put forward a new proposal of a string field theory. Our pr
oposal deviates from other formulations\, such as those of Kakku and ikkaw
a and Witten\, in that we do NOT distinguish certain string configurations
which are considered as distinct in the other formulations. The states of
the ``Fock space'' representing the several strings are described by the
images on the target space-time light cone. One of the tricks is to treat
in a "lattice regularized" version of $\\tau_R = \\tau - \\sigma$ the eve
n numbered and odd numbered points differently. If our proposal is right\,
string theory is essentially a solved (solvable) model.\n\nhttps://indico
.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1089
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1089
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Chronology protection and the stringy exclusion principle
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110120T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110120T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1102@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1102
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1102
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Turning on interactions in the D1D5 CFT
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110131T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110131T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1122@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1122
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1122
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Blackfolds
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110203T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110203T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1128@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The blackfold approach is a recently developed method for cons
tructing approximate analytic black hole solutions in any space-time dimen
sion and background. The main idea consists in wrapping flat black membran
es around specific submanifolds\, which turns out to have a simple fluid i
nterpretation. The theoretical foundations of this method will be explaine
d and\, through examples\, shown how to use it to scan the space of allowe
d black hole solutions in flat space as well as in (A)dS backgrounds. Char
ged generalizations as well as thermal generalizations of string theory so
lutions will be discussed.\n\nBased on the papers: arXiv:0910.1601\; arXiv
:0912.2352\; arXiv: 1012.5081\; arXiv: 1012.1494\; arXiv:1012.4517\n\nhttp
s://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1128
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1128
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:M2 and M5 branes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110214T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110214T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1177@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1177
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1177
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Planck Mission: Goals\, Early Results and Analysis Challenges
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110217T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110217T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1181@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Precise measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) a
nisotropies can accurately constrain many cosmological models and paramete
rs. Over the last decade measurements of CMB anisotropy has spearheaded th
e remarkable transition of cosmology into a precision science. Nevertheles
s\, much more information about the universe remains to be extracted from
CMB anisotropy\, specially from polarization. The current and future CMB m
issions are aimed to probe the early universe\, in particular cosmological
inflation\, at unprecedented accuracy. However\, extracting maximum amoun
t of science from these high-resolution-low-noise data-rich experiments al
so pose a stiff challenge to current analysis techniques. The analysis tec
hniques must not only be computationally fast to contend with the huge siz
e of the datasets\, but the higher sensitivity also limits the simplifying
assumptions which could then be invoked to achieve the desired speed with
out compromising the final precision goals. The effect of asymmetric beams
is perhaps the most important and challenging systematic effect in the cu
rrent and future CMB missions. We have developed and implemented a very fa
st pixel based method to account for this systematic effect in Planck anal
yses. This presentation will broadly describe the Planck mission\, its goa
ls\, analysis challenges and the early astrophysical results announced on\
nJanuary 11\, 2011\, with special emphasis on the systematic effect of asy
mmetric beams.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?c
onfId=1181
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1181
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Coupling fermions to quantum gravity via spectral triples
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110221T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110221T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1190@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In my talk I will first review the construction of a semi-fini
te spectral triple over a configuration space of connections. This spectra
l triple involves a noncommutative algebra of holonomy loops and a Dirac t
ype operator\, which resembles a functional derivation operator. The inter
action between the algebra and the Dirac type operator reproduces the Pois
son structure of general relativity when formulated in terms of Ashtekar v
ariables. This means that the spectral triple captures the kinematics of q
uantum gravity. I will show that within this spectral triple construction
natural\, semi-classical states exist on which the expectation value of th
e Dirac type operator gives the Dirac Hamiltonian in 3+1 dimensions in a s
emi-classical limit. These states have\, thus\, a natural interpretation a
s one-particle states. Finally\, I will show how also many-particle states
might also emerge from the construction.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/in
dico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1190
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1190
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Probing a Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background using a Network
of Laser Interferometric Detectors
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110222T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110222T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1186@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Gravitational Wave (GW) detectors are coming close to the long
awaited direct detection of sources. LIGO and Virgo detectors are operati
ng at either better or close to their first generation goal sensitivity. M
ore ground based and space based detectors are expected in a decade. An ex
citing new window of astronomy is about to be opened.\n\nGW astronomy aims
to probe different kinds of sources\, Stochastic Gravitational Wave Backg
round (SGWB) is one of the most interesting ones. The universe is expected
to have an SGWB generated by unmodeled/unresolved astrophysical and cosmo
logical sources. Statistically isotropic cosmological SGWB has already cau
ght lot of attention\, as it is a direct probe of slow roll nflation. On t
he other hand\, anisotropic SGWB\, generated by unmodeled/unresolved astro
physical sources in the nearby universe\, dominates the background by seve
ral orders of magnitude and can provide important information about the ne
arby universe not accessible to electro-magnetic astronomy. A gravitationa
l wave radiometer algorithm is well suited for probing SGWB. We present a
general analysis framework to efficiently probe SGWB in any given basis us
ing a network of detectors. We study the performance of a network using di
fferent figures of merit. Simplicity of this method leads to results which
are relatively straightforward to compute\, yet provide vital understandi
ng of the overall network performance.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indic
o/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1186
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1186
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Finding higher-dimensional supergravity solutions
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110307T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110307T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1218@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We review various techniques for finding solutions in ten and
eleven-dimensional supergravity. In particular\, we focus on G-structures\
, consistent truncations and Non-Abelian T-duality\, the latter of which i
s only now being understood in a supergravity setting.\n\nhttps://indico.t
ifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1218
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1218
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:On The Geometry of Heterotic String Compactifications
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110317T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110317T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1237@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will discuss the properties of heterotic string compactifica
tions on manifolds which are complex and have vanishing first Chern class\
, but which are not Kahler. I will describe how these are connected to the
more traditional compactifications on Calabi-Yau manifolds through flops
and conifold transitions. Time permitting\, I will discuss some of open p
roblems\, in particular the understanding of the moduli space of these com
pactifications and the massless spectrum of the effective 4 dimensional su
persymmetric field theory.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conference
Display.py?confId=1237
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1237
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Localization of N=4 SCFT on S^1 x S^3 and Index
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110411T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110411T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1300@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We provide the geometric meaning of the N=4 superconformal ind
ex. With this consideration\, the N=4 index can be interpreted as the part
ition function on a Scherk-Schwarz deformed background. By standard locali
zation methods\, we add a $Q$-exact term to the Scherk-Schwarz deformed ac
tion. The critical points of the $Q$-exact term turn out to be the space o
f flat connections which are\, in fact\, zero modes of the gauge field. Th
en one-loop evaluation reduces the matrix integral Minwalla et al obtained
in 2005. In addition\, if time permits\, I will describe the prospect on
the relation between the N=1 index and $a$-maximization which would be an
analogue in four dimensions of the $Z$-extremization Jafferis has recently
argued in three dimensions.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferen
ceDisplay.py?confId=1300
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1300
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Exact holography for small black holes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110418T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110418T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1325@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Following recent advances on the computation of the Sen's quan
tum entropy function I will use supersymmetric localization in AdS2xS^2 su
pergravity to compute exactly the degeneracy of small black holes in N=4 s
tring theory. In this framework I will show that the answer has an OSV typ
e formula with minor but important corrections due to one-loop determinant
s and additional orbifold saddle points. This can then be compared with an
exact microscopic answer given by the Rademacher expansion of the inverse
of the Ramanujan function\, the index that counts 1/2 BPS states in N=4 s
tring theory. Impressive agreement is found at all orders in the expansion
provinding us with a deep insight into the quantum structure of gravity a
nd a non-trivial test of holography.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/
conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1325
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1325
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Strongly coupled dense matter and hedgehog black holes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110425T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110425T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1334@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1334
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1334
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Dressed magnons in symmetric spaces and dressed Wilson loops on S^
2
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110502T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110502T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1339@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The dressing method uses the integrability of a system and all
ows the construction of new classical string solutions from old ones. I w
ill explain how the dressing method works and I will then apply it in the
context of the AdS/CFT correspondence to two interesting and different pro
blems\, giant magnons and Wilson loops. The talk will be based on my rece
nt work.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1339
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1339
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:On relation between 4d superconformal indices and lower-dimensiona
l partition functions
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110530T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110530T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1412@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:After the work of Kapustin et al\, many 3d partition functions
has been\ncomputed exactly by using localization technique. Recently it w
as\nfound that various 3d partition functions can be obtained by taking\nc
ertain limits of 4d superconformal indices. From this identification\,\non
e can give an explanation of 3d mirror symmetry by Electro-Magnetic\nduali
ty (S-duality) of 4d theory. In addition\, it was shown by\nRastelli et al
that q-deformed 2d Yang-Mills theory which is\ntopological becomes a too
l to compute N=2 4d superconformal\nindices. Dualities such as mirror symm
etry\, S-duality and Gaiotto\nduality can be used to obtain twisted partit
ion functions for theories\nwithout Lagrangian descriptions. This developm
ent is also closely\nrelated to 3d AGT relation.\n\nReference:\nFrom 4d su
perconformal indices to 3d partition functions by\nF. A. H. Dolan\, V. P.
Spiridonov\, G. S. Vartanov\nhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1104.1787\n\nReducing
the 4d Index to the S3 Partition Function by A. Gadde\,\nW. Yan\nhttp://ar
xiv.org/abs/1104.2592\n\nRelation between the 4d superconformal index and
the S3 partition\nfunction by Y. Imamura\nhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1104.4482\n
\n3d Partition Function as Overlap of Wavefunctions by T. Nishioka\,\nY. T
achikawa\, M. Yamazaki\nhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1105.4390\n\nFor 3d AGT rela
tion\n\nAGT on the S-duality Wall\nNotes on SUSY Gauge Theories on Three-S
phere\nSUSY Gauge Theories on Squashed Three-Spheres \nby K. Hosomichi\,
S. Lee\, J. Park\n\nhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1009.0340\nhttp://arxiv.org/abs/
1012.3512\nhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1102.4716\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/in
dico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1412
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1412
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Low energy supersymmetry from R-symmetries
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110707T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110707T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1495@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We prove that the existence of a supersymmetric vacuum with a\
nvanishing superpotential can be a consequence of an R-symmetry when\nther
e are more fields invariant under the R-symmetry than fields\ntransforming
the same way as the superpotential. The implication to\nflux compactifica
tion is discussed.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.
py?confId=1495
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1495
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Chaotic solutions in String Theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110715T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110715T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1514@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:It is known that classical string dynamics in pure AdS5 x S5
is integrable and plays an important role in solvability. We numerically i
nvestigate classical string equations of motion in the AdS soliton backgro
und and find chaotic solutions\, thereby implying non-integrability. We al
so arrive at the same conclusion from an analytical approach to the proble
m.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1514
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1514
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:S duality\, Superconformal Index and 2d Topological QFT
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110718T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110718T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1515@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1515
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1515
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Non-supersymmetric quantum attractors in string theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110725T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110725T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1527@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk\, we will discuss the attractor mechanism for the
extremal\nblack holes which do not preserve any supersymmetry. We will co
nstruct\nexamples of such black holes in the type IIA string theory\ncompa
ctified on a Calabi-Yau manifold. These black holes are very much\nsimilar
to their supersymmetric counterparts. However there are some\nimportant d
ifferences between them. For example\, the issue of\nstability for the no
n-supersymmetric black holes remains to be\nverified explicitly. We will d
iscuss this issue in some what detail\nand see the effect of quantum corre
ctions on it.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?co
nfId=1527
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1527
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:4d Index\, 3d partition function and 2d q-Yang Mills
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110726T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110726T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1525@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1525
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1525
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Toward Dark Energy in String Theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110801T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110801T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1540@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Some possible approaches to the dark energy in string theory a
re\npresented. I will mainly focus on models in which potentials for the\n
dark energy are essentially derived by classical objects. The minimal\ning
redients for the cosmological constant are specified potentially in\nIIA/I
IB. On the other hand\, the time-varying dark energy can be\nrealized by a
n axion with weakly broken shift-symmetry\, even in the\npresence of high-
scale moduli stabilization and SUSY breaking.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.i
n/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1540
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1540
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:The CFT dual of the AdS Dirichlet problem
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110927T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110927T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1714@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study the gravitational Dirichlet problem in AdS spacetimes
with a\nview to understanding the boundary CFT interpretation. We define
the\nproblem as bulk Einstein's equations with Dirichlet boundary\nconditi
ons on fixed timelike cut-off hypersurface. Using the\nfluid/gravity corre
spondence\, we argue that one can determine\nnon-linear solutions to this
problem in the long wavelength regime. On\nthe boundary we find a conforma
l fluid with Dirichlet constitutive\nrelations\, viz.\, the fluid propagat
es on a `dynamical' background\nmetric which depends on the local fluid ve
locities and temperature.\nThis boundary fluid can be re-expressed as an e
mergent hypersurface\nfluid which is non-conformal but has the same value
of the shear\nviscosity as the boundary fluid. The hypersurface dynamics a
rises as a\ncollective effect\, wherein effects of the background are tran
smuted\ninto the fluid degrees of freedom. Furthermore\, we demonstrate th
at\nthis collective fluid is forced to be non-relativistic below a\ncritic
al cut-off radius in AdS to avoid acausal sound propagation with\nrespect
to the hypersurface metric. We further go on to show how one\ncan use this
set-up to embed the recent constructions of flat\nspacetime duals to non-
relativistic fluid dynamics into the AdS/CFT\ncorrespondence. (Reference :
Based on arXiv:1106.2577)\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conference
Display.py?confId=1714
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1714
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Do neutrinos travel faster than light ?
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110929T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20110929T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1719@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:This talk is meant for wide audience of phenomenologist and st
ring\ntheorists.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py
?confId=1719
LOCATION:Colaba Campus AG80
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1719
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Studies of an M5-brane through the BLG model
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111003T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111003T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1718@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1718
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1718
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic Wilsonian flows and emergent fermions in extremal char
ged black holes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111010T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111010T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1727@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Recently\, a holographic description of field theories with a
cutoff\nhas been proposed by Heemskerk and Polchinski\, leading to a\nholo
graphic version of the Wilsonian renormalization group. In this\ntalk\, we
will describe how to generalize these ideas to fermionic\noperators. We w
ill then proceed to apply them to study RG flows in\nextremal charged blac
k hole backgrounds. Such backgrounds have a dual\nfield theory description
\, which for certain values of the parameters\ncan have a Fermi surface. T
he dynamics near the Fermi surface was\ncaptured by Faulkner and Polchinsk
i in an effective semi-holographic\nmodel\, containing a strongly coupled
sector and an additional fermion\ncoupled to it. We will show how this eff
ective model can be derived\nusing the ideas of holographic Wilsonian reno
rmalization group\, and in\nparticular how the additional fermion emerges
in the low energy\neffective action.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/
conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1727
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1727
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic Wilsonian flows and emergent fermions in extremal char
ged black holes (Part II)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111013T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111013T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1731@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Recently\, a holographic description of field theories with a
cutoff\nhas been proposed by Heemskerk and Polchinski\, leading to a\nholo
graphic version of the Wilsonian renormalization group. In this\ntalk\, we
will describe how to generalize these ideas to fermionic\noperators. We w
ill then proceed to apply them to study RG flows in\nextremal charged blac
k hole backgrounds. Such backgrounds have a dual\nfield theory description
\, which for certain values of the parameters\ncan have a Fermi surface. T
he dynamics near the Fermi surface was\ncaptured by Faulkner and Polchinsk
i in an effective semi-holographic\nmodel\, containing a strongly coupled
sector and an additional fermion\ncoupled to it. We will show how this eff
ective model can be derived\nusing the ideas of holographic Wilsonian reno
rmalization group\, and in\nparticular how the additional fermion emerges
in the low energy\neffective action.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/
conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1731
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1731
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Moulting Black Holes (SUSY and non SUSY)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111019T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111019T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1742@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We first find a family of novel supersymmetric phases of the D
1-D5\nCFT\, which in certain ranges of charges have more entropy than all\
nknown ensembles. We also find bulk BPS configurations that exist in\nthe
same range of parameters as these phases\, and have more entropy\nthan a B
MPV black hole\; they can be thought of as coming from a BMPV\nblack hole
shedding a â€œhairâ€ condensate outside of the horizon. The\nentr
opy of the bulk configurations is smaller than that of the CFT\nphases\, w
hich indicates that some of the CFT states are lifted at\nstrong coupling.
Neither the bulk nor the boundary phases are captured\nby the elliptic ge
nus\, which makes the coincidence of the phase\nboundaries particularly re
markable. Our configurations are the first\ninstance of a black hole entro
py enigma with a controlled CFT\ndual. Furthermore\, contrary to common lo
re\, these objects exist in a\nregion of parameter space (between the ``co
smic censorship bound'' and\nthe ``unitarity bound'') where no black holes
were thought to exist.\n\nMotivated by this we expect stable bound states
of non-extremal\nrotating three-charge black holes in five dimensions (Cv
etic-Youm\nblack holes) and super tubes. We study the system in the probe
limit\nand find that generically the susy marginal bound state becomes\nme
tastable and disappears with non-extremality. However near\nextremality ou
r expectation is realized and there are stable bound\nstates. Angular mome
ntum repulsion is mainly responsible for this\neffect. We use this setup i
n the D1-D5 decoupling limit to map a\nthermodynamic instability of the CF
T (from BH phase to new phase) to a\ndynamical instability of BH to the su
pertube-BH bound state.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDis
play.py?confId=1742
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1742
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:5D Super-Yang-Mills and M5-branes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111103T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111103T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1756@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The M5-branes are magnetically dual cousins of M2-branes. But
writing\ndown an interacting field theory for multiple M5-branes has remai
ned\nan elusive goal so far. Recent constructions of various membrane\nthe
ories\, such as ABJM and BLG Chern-Simons matter theories\, has led\nto so
me understanding that gauge-fields are the vital building blocks\nin M-the
ory as well. I shall present an unique way to uplift the\ncosmetic structu
re of 5D SYM to a 6-dimensional framework. The new\n6-dimensional theory
acquires scale invariance.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conference
Display.py?confId=1756
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1756
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Conical Defects in Higher Spin Theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111118T083000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111118T093000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1782@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study conical defect geometries in the SL(N\,R) x SL(N\,R)
(and SL(N\, C)) Chern-Simons formulation of higher spin gauge theories in
AdS3. We argue that (for N >= 4) there are special values of the deficit a
ngle for which these geometries are actually smooth configurations of the
underlying theory. We also exhibit a gauge in which these geometries can b
e viewed as wormholes interpolating between two distinct asymptotically Ad
S3 spacetimes. Remarkably\, the spectrum of smooth SL(N\, C) solutions\, a
fter an appropriate analytic continuation\, exactly matches that of the so
-called ``light primaries'' in the minimal model WN CFTs at finite N. This
gives a candidate bulk interpretation of the latter states in the hologra
phic duality proposed by Gaberdiel and Gopakumar.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.r
es.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1782
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1782
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Symmetry Breaking in Local Model Building
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111201T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111201T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1818@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:D-brane constructions of the Standard Model are often carried
out in a\nlocal setting\; the branes are at singularities or wrap local cy
cles.\nIsometries in the local geometry imply global symmetries in the\nmo
del. In this talk\, we will discuss the size and form of the leading\nsymm
etry breaking effects once such models are embedded into a\ncompactificati
on. The setting allows for hierarchical separation in\nthe symmetry breaki
ng parameters.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?c
onfId=1818
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1818
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:String Theory and the Moonshine Program
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111222T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111222T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1883@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1883
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1883
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Monte Carlo studies of the phase transition of finite-temperature
large-N gauge theory in 0+1 dimension with a large number of adjoints
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111228T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20111228T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1884@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1884
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1884
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Towards de Sitter solutions in supergravity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120102T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120102T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1905@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
1905
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1905
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Flat Space S-Matrix Elements from AdS Correlators
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120112T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120112T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1932@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We show how flat space S-matrix elements can be elegantly extr
acted\nfrom correlation functions in AdS/CFT. In particular\, we show that
the\n(d+1) dimensional flat-space amplitude of gravitons or gluons can be
\nobtained as the coefficient of a particular singularity of the\nd-dimens
ional correlator of the stress-tensor or a conserved current\nFourier tran
sformed to momentum space. After establishing this method\nat tree-level\,
we discuss how it could be used at arbitrary order in\nperturbation theor
y.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1932
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1932
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Four Point Functions of the Stress Tensor and Conserved Currents i
n AdS_{4}/CFT_{3}
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120113T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120113T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1933@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We compute four point functions of the stress tensor in AdS4/C
FT3. We bypass the tedious evaluation of Witten diagrams by using the anal
ytic properties of the correlators. In this method\, the four point functi
on is obtained as the sum of residues of a rational function at easily ide
ntifiable poles. We verify that these correlators have the correct flat sp
ace limit and the 4 dimensional graviton amplitude appears as the coeffici
ent of a specified singularity in the correlator. Our results suggest that
double trace operators of the stress tensor\, in theories with a pure gra
vity dual\, do not develop anomalous dimensions at leading order in 1/N.\n
\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1933
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1933
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Compressible quantum liquids: field theory versus holography
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120119T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120119T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1949@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:(Joint String Theory and Mathematical Pysics - Random Interact
ions seminar)\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?co
nfId=1949
LOCATION:Colaba Campus AG80
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1949
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: Moduli and electromagnetic black brane holography
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120123T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120123T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-1950@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk we consider asymptotically AdS5 solutions to 5-di
mensional Einstein-Maxwell theory with Chern-Simons term which are dual to
4-dimensional gauge theories\, including N=4 SYM theory\, in the presence
of a constant background magnetic field B and a uniform electric charge d
ensity. We investigate the thermodynamic and hydrodynamic properties of th
ese 4- dimensional gauge theories holographically. We present a careful an
alysis of the near horizon geometry of these black objects in extremal and
non-extremal limit. Next\, we discuss different first order transport coe
fficients of the theory in the context of the AdS/CFT conjecture.\n\nhttps
://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1950
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=1950
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Constraints on Fluid Dynamics from Equilibrium Partition Function
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120220T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120220T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2029@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2029
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2029
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A Simple Harmonic Universe
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120223T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120223T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2031@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We explore simple but novel bouncing solutions of general rela
tivity\nthat avoid singularities. These solutions require curvature k=+1\,
and\nare supported by a negative cosmological term and matter with -1 \n\
nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2031
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2031
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Localization and Quantum Entropy of Black Holes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120301T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120301T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2059@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will describe some recent results in computing the quantum e
ntropy\nof supersymmetric black holes using holography and localization in
the\nnear horizon AdS2 geometry of the black holes.\n\nhttps://indico.tif
r.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2059
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2059
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Bianchi Attractors
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120305T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120305T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2063@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Extremal black branes are of interest because they correspond
to the\nground states of field theories at finite charge density in\ngauge
/gravity duality. The geometry of such a brane need not be\ntranslationall
y invariant in the spatial directions along which it\nextends. A less rest
rictive requirement is that of homogeneity\, which\nstill allows points al
ong the spatial directions to be related to each\nother by symmetries. In
this talk\, I will describe a large new classes\nof homogeneous but anisot
ropic extremal black brane horizons\, which\ncould naturally arise in gaug
e/gravity dual pairs. In a system of\nEinstein gravity with negative cosmo
logical term coupled to one or two\nmassive Abelian gauge fields\, we find
solutions with an additional\nscaling symmetry\, which could correspond t
o the near-horizon\ngeometries of such extremal black branes. These soluti
ons realize many\nof the Bianchi classes. In one case\, we construct the c
omplete\nextremal solution which asymptotes to AdS space.\n\nhttps://indic
o.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2063
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2063
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:ISW imprint of Cosmic Superstructures: A Problem for Lambda CDM
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120322T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120322T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2102@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Note: The talk is on cosmology and intended for a broad audien
ce.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2102
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2102
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Integrability and the AdS3/CFT2 correspondence
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120326T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120326T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2098@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will review recent progress in the use of integrability in t
he AdS3/CFT2 correspondence. In particular I will show how novel alternati
ng spin-chains with d(2\,1 α symmetry enter the stage as well as how the
problem of the so-called massless modes may be addressed.\n\nhttps://indic
o.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2098
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2098
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Bose-Einstein condensation of CMB and damping of sound waves in th
e early Universe ("State of the Universe" seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120416T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120416T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2139@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In the early Universe\, before recombination\, we have tightly
coupled\nbaryon-electron-photon plasma in the early Universe. The photons
are\nobserved today in the microwave frequency range\, the cosmic microwa
ve\nbackground (CMB). Non-relativistic particles (baryons and electrons)\
ncool faster than radiation as the Universe expands. Compton\nscattering\,
however\, maintains photons and electrons at same\ntemperature by transfe
rring energy from photons to electrons/baryons.\nWe also have standing sou
nd waves in the plasma\, excited by initial\nspatial fluctuations in the e
nergy density of matter/radiation. On\nsmall scales\, photons diffuse thro
ugh the plasma\, destroying the sound\nwaves of wavelength corresponding t
o the diffusion length. The energy\nlost in the sound waves heats up the p
hotons. I will discuss the\ntheoretical and observational consequences of
this cooling and heating\nof CMB and how it may provide a window into the
high energy physics of\nthe early Universe.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/
indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2139
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2139
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Einstein-(Maxwell)-Dilaton theories: holographic applications and
generalised dimensional reduction
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120514T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120514T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2217@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton theories have recently attracted a lo
t of\nattention in holography\, in particular in application to Condensed\
nMatter systems. After reviewing these\, I will explain in this talk how\n
they may derive from scale invariant theories using generalised\ndimension
al reduction\, where the number of reduced dimensions is\ntraded against a
real\, analytically continued parameter. This\ntechnique allows to genera
te easily new black hole solutions (or\nrecover know ones) in gravity plus
scalars theories\, explains their\nscaling properties\, as well as facili
tates the computation of\nholographic observables such as the shear viscos
ity and other\ntransport coefficients.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indic
o/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2217
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2217
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:An Infalling Observer in AdS/CFT
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120706T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120706T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2332@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk\, we will try and describe the experience of an o
bserver\nfalling into a black hole using the AdS/CFT correspondence. We wi
ll do\nthis by expressing correlation functions of bulk fields\, which suc
h an\nobserver would measure\, in terms of correlation functions on the\nb
oundary. This allows us to translate questions about quantum gravity\ninto
more familiar questions about the boundary theory. We comment on\nthe imp
lications of this construction for the fuzzball proposal and\nthe informat
ion paradox.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?con
fId=2332
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2332
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Quantum infra-red effects in de Sitter space (through Skype)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120727T110000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120727T120000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2369@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Quantum field theory in de Sitter space is necessary to invest
igate\nphysics in the past and present exponentially expanding universes f
rom\na microscopic view point. In particular\, we focus on the quantum\nef
fects at the super-horizon scale. It is because there is a dS\nsymmetry br
eaking mechanism and physical quantities may acquire time\ndependence as q
uantum effects.\n\nGravitational field is an attractive candidate which in
duces such\ninfra-red effects. I talk mainly about our recent works of sof
t\ngraviton effects on the local dynamics of matter fields at the\nsub-hor
izon scale. We show that soft gravitational effects do not\nspoil Lorentz
invariance in scalar\, Dirac and gauge field theories. In\nthe interacting
field theory with quartic\, Yukawa and gauge\ninteractions\, we find that
the effective couplings are time dependent\nand the evolutions are physic
al as their relative scaling exponents\nare gauge invariant.\n\nhttps://in
dico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2369
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2369
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Minimizing gauge-functional for 2-d gravity and string theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120730T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120730T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2376@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We show the existence of a minimizing procedure for selecting
a unique\nrepresentative on the orbit of any given Riemann surface that\nc
ontributes to the string partition function. As it must\, the\nprocedure r
educes the string path integral to an integration over a\nparticular funda
mental domain. The later is selected by the choice of\nthe minimizing func
tional. This construction somehow demystifies the\nGribov question.\n\nhtt
ps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2376
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2376
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Causal holographic information
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120802T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120802T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2381@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2381
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2381
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Large-N Collective Fields and Holography : Sp(N) Models
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120806T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120806T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2382@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We derive the collective theory of large-N Sp(N) spin models a
nd\ndisplay its unconventional features. Using the known relationship\nbet
ween O(N) spin models and Vasiliev theory in AdS space\, we argue\nthat th
e unique features of the Sp(N) collective theory suggest an\ninterpretatio
n in terms of a higher spin theory in de Sitter space\, in\na manner remin
iscent of the way the Liouville mode is naturally\ninterpreted as time in
supercritical string theory.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferen
ceDisplay.py?confId=2382
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2382
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Higher Spins from Strings
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120814T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120814T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2399@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2399
LOCATION:Colaba Campus AG69
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2399
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Monte Carlo studies of the rotational symmetry breaking in dimensi
onally reduced matrix models
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120816T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120816T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2402@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2402
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2402
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holomorphic blocks in 3d
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120816T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120816T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2403@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2403
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2403
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:New states of gauge theories on a circle
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120827T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120827T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2421@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study a one-dimensional large-N U(N) gauge theory on a circ
le as a toy model of higher dimensional Yang-Mills theories at finite temp
erature. To investigate the profile of the thermodynamical potential in th
is model\, we evaluate a stochastic time evolution of several states\, and
find that an unstable confinement phase at high temperature does not deca
y to a stable deconfinement phase directly. Before it reaches the deconfin
ement phase\, it develops to several intermediate states. These states are
characterised by the expectation values of the Polyakov loop operators\,
which wind the temporal circle different times. We reveal that these inter
mediate states are the saddle point solutions of the theory\, and similar
solutions exist in a wide class of SU(N) and U(N) gauge theories on S1 inc
luding QCD and pure Yang-Mills theories in various dimensions. We also con
sider a Kaluza-Klein gravity\, which is the gravity dual of the one-dimens
ional gauge theory on a spatial S1\, and show that these solutions may be
related to multi black holes localised on the S1. Then we present a connec
tion between the stochastic time evolution of the gauge theory and the dyn
amical decay process of a black string though the Gregory-Laflamme instabi
lity.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=242
1
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2421
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Black Holes to Quivers (Video Conference talk)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120830T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120830T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2431@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:This is the first talk in a new joint seminar series between H
RI and\nTIFR. This will be a video conference talk.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr
.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2431
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2431
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Thermodynamics of 3d higher spin black holes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120917T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20120917T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2470@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We explore the thermodynamics of black hole-like classical sol
utions\nin SL(3\, R) Chern-Simons theory. We find multiple branches of\nso
lutions: a stable (BTZ-like) branch\, an unstable one and a new\nstable br
anch. We address certain puzzles in the context of these\nsolutions.\n\nht
tps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2470
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2470
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Sum rules and three point functions
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20121022T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20121022T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2537@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Sum rules constraining the R-current spectral densities are de
rived\nholographically for the case of D3-branes\, M2-branes and M5-branes
all\nat finite chemical potentials. In each of the cases the sum rule\nre
lates a certain integral of the spectral density over the frequency\nto te
rms which depend both on long distance physics\, hydrodynamics and\nshort
distance physics of the theory. The terms which which depend on\nthe short
distance physics result from the presence of certain chiral\nprimaries in
the OPE of two R-currents which are turned on at finite\nchemical potenti
al. Since these sum rules contain information of the\nOPE they provide an
alternate method to obtain the structure constants\nof the two R-currents
and the chiral primary. As a consistency check\nwe show that the 3 point f
unction derived from the sum rule precisely\nmatches with that obtained us
ing Witten diagrams.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDispla
y.py?confId=2537
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2537
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Dynamics of Fundamental Flavours and Holographic Duals of Large N
Gauge Theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20121029T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20121029T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2548@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Using the gauge-gravity duality\, more specifically the AdS/CF
T\ncorrespondence\, we will discuss strongly coupled dynamics of\nfundamen
tal flavours in a large N gauge theory in and beyond the probe\nlimit. We
will primarily focus on the physics of chiral symmetry\nbreaking by introd
ucing flavour degrees of freedom in the so called\nKlebanov-Witten model.
We will discuss how these fundamental flavours\nrespond to external parame
ters such as non-zero temperature or an\nexternal electro-magnetic field a
nd analyze the corresponding\nnon-trivial phase diagrams. We will briefly
comment on the results of\nsimilar studies in other holographic models.Usi
ng the gauge-gravity duality\, \nmore specifically the AdS/CFT corresponde
nce\, we will discuss strongly\ncoupled dynamics of fundamental flavours i
n a large N gauge theory\nin and beyond the probe limit. We will primarily
focus on the physics of\nchiral symmetry breaking by introducing flavour
degrees of freedom in the\nso called Klebanov-Witten model. We will discus
s how these fundamental \nflavours respond to external parameters such as
non-zero temperature or \nan external electro-magnetic field and analyze t
he corresponding \nnon-trivial phase diagrams. We will briefly comment on
the results of \nsimilar studies in other holographic models.\n\nhttps://i
ndico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2548
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2548
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Is Alice burning\, fuzzing or merely falling?
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20121214T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20121214T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2652@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will go over the recent firewall debate. I will argue that\
nunitarity requires every quantum of radiation leaving the black hole\nto
carry information about the initial state. Unitary evaporation is\nthus in
consistent with an information-free horizon at every step of\nthe evaporat
ion process. To address the experience of an infalling\nobserver\, I will
argue for fuzzball complementarity. Unlike black hole\ncomplementarity an
d observer complementarity which postulate\nasymptotic observers experienc
e a hot membrane while infalling ones\npass freely through the horizon\, f
uzzball complementarity postulates\nthat fine-grained operators experience
the details of the fuzzball\nmicrostate and coarse-grained operators expe
rience the black hole. I\nwill along the way also discuss some other ideas
that have come up to\naddress the firewall.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in
/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2652
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2652
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:W_N minimal model and its Gravity dual
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20121224T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20121224T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2667@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2667
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2667
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic vortex liquids and superfluid turbulence
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130103T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130103T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2679@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2679
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2679
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Low Temperature Expansion of Supersymmetric (Matrix) Quantum Mecha
nics
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130104T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130104T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2683@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2683
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2683
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Anomaly and Transport via Inflow (Or Hall Effect)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130114T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130114T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2720@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2720
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2720
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Quantum Quench in Matrix Models: Dynamical Phase Transitions\, Equ
ilibration and Emergence of Generalized Gibbs Ensemble
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130117T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130117T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2722@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2722
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2722
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Quantum back reaction in string theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130225T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130225T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2813@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
2813
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2813
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Consistent dS_{3} Quantum Gravity: Probing Through Lens Sp
aces and holographic aspects.
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130411T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130411T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2901@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:De Sitter quantum gravity is important in order to understand
stability of universe in terms of the Hartle-Hawking wave function and has
recently emerged as a tool to understand dS3/CFT2. Practically this invol
ves studying the partition function and considering contributions from all
possible topologies. Euclideanized (thermal) de Sitter space and its rami
fications are incorporated through Lens space topologies. Castro\, Maloney
et al (arXiv:1103.4620) found the partition function to be divergent for
pure spin-2 fields. We\, without inclusion of additional matter or topolog
ical mass\, by introducing a dimensionless coupling made the theory free o
f divergences. Moreover we extended this work to spin-3 fields also. Throu
gh an analytic continuation of the cosmological length scale (Lal\, Sahoo\
, arXiv:1209:4804)\, its holographic consequences is also studied.\n\nhttp
s://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2901
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2901
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Correlators with Giant Gravitons
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130429T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130429T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-2947@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will describe 1/2 BPS operators in N=4 SYM with unitary\, or
thogonal\nand symplectic gauge groups and their finite N correlation\nfunc
tions. Holographically\, they are dual to giant gravitons. I will\nthen di
scuss the match between the semiclassical three point functions\nin gauge
and string theory.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.
py?confId=2947
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=2947
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic Adventures in 3d Flat Space
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130613T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130613T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3029@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
3029
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3029
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Are quantum field theories characterized by their entanglement ent
ropies?
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130617T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130617T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3035@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
3035
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3035
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic Constraints On A Vector Boson
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130619T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130619T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3038@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We show that holography poses non-trivial restrictions on vari
ous\ncouplings of an interacting field. For a vector boson in the AdS\nRei
ssner- Nordstrom background\, the dual boundary theory is\npathological un
less its electromagnetic and gravitational multipole\nmoments are constrai
ned. Among others\, a generic dipole moment\nafflicts the dual CFT with su
perluminal modes\, whose remedy bounds the\ngyromagnetic ratio in a range
around the natural value g=2. We discuss\nthe CFT implications of our resu
lts\, and argue that similar\nconsiderations can shed light on how massive
higher-spin fields couple\nto electromagnetism and gravity.\n\nhttps://in
dico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3038
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3038
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Chern Simons Theories with fundamental matter and their bulk duals
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130620T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20130620T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3039@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
3039
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3039
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Phase structure of the Chern-Simons matter theory on S^{2} times S^{1}
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20131003T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20131003T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3241@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
3241
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3241
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Aspects of D3/D7 mu-split supersymmetry
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20131128T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20131128T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3319@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
3319
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3319
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: Off-shell string theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20131218T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20131218T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3353@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
3353
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3353
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Cosmic Axion Spin Precession Experiment
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140211T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140211T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3470@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We propose an experiment to search for QCD axion and axion-lik
e-particle (ALP) dark matter. Nuclei that are interacting with the backgro
und axion dark matter acquire time-varying CP-odd nuclear moments such as
an electric dipole moment. In analogy with nuclear magnetic resonance\, th
ese moments cause precession of nuclear spins in a material sample in the
presence of a background electric field. This precession can be detected t
hrough high-precision magnetometry. With current techniques\, this experim
ent has sensitivity to axion masses ma < ∼ 10-9 eV\, corresponding to th
eoretically well-motivated axion decay constants fa > ∼ 1016 GeV. With i
mproved magnetometry\, this experiment could ultimately cover the entire r
ange of masses ma < ∼ 10-6 eV\, just beyond the region accessible to cur
rent axion searches.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDispla
y.py?confId=3470
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3470
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic stress tensor in higher derivative gravity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140319T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140319T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3539@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will discuss how to compute the holographic stress tensor in
an arbitrary higher derivative theory of gravity using the first law of e
ntanglement. I will show that in the AdS/CFT dictionary the relation betwe
en the stress tensor and the relevant component of the Fefferman Graham me
tric is given through a B type trace anomaly. In even dimensions this in t
urn is related to the coefficient cT appearing in the two point function o
f stress tensors.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.p
y?confId=3539
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3539
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:More on Theoretical Implications of BICEP-2
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140331T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140331T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3574@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We will discuss some of the theoretical implications of BICEP-
2 in\nmore detail\, focussing on the inflationary scenario. The scale of\n
inflation and some constraints on models will be derived and discussed\nmo
re carefully.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?co
nfId=3574
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3574
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:From Higher Spins to Strings
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140617T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140617T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3736@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
3736
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3736
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Some computations using Off-shell (super)string theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140808T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140808T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3838@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The conventional way of computing string theory amplitudes is
not\nsufficient. The aim of this talk is to define a suitable off-shell\nc
ontinuation of Polyakov approach. Then this off-shell continuation\nwill b
e used to compute mass-renormalization. At the end we will\ngeneralise thi
s method to superstring theory.\n\narxiv: 1311.1257\, 1401.7014\, 1404.625
4\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3838
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3838
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Some computations using Off-shell (super)string theory [Part 2]
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140811T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140811T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3840@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The conventional way of computing string theory amplitudes is
not\nsufficient. The aim of this talk is to define a suitable off-shell\nc
ontinuation of Polyakov approach. Then this off-shell continuation\nwill b
e used to compute mass-renormalization. At the end we will\ngeneralise thi
s method to superstring theory.\n\narxiv: 1311.1257\, 1401.7014\, 1404.625
4\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3840
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3840
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Elliptic genera of non-compact CFTs
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140825T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140825T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3857@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We calculate the elliptic genus of two dimensional abelian gau
ged\nlinear sigma models with (2\,2) supersymmetry using localization\ntec
hniques. These models flow in the infrared to non-linear sigma\nmodels who
se target spaces are non-compact Kahler manifolds with U(N)\nisometry and
with an asymptotically linear dilaton direction. In the\nbest studied exam
ple of the supersymmetric cigar CFT\, the elliptic\ngenus is known to be t
he modular completion of a mock-Jacobi form\,\nwhich can be written as an
Appell-Lerch sum. We show that modular\ncompletions of more general Appell
-Lerch sums can also be realized as\nobservables in the cigar CFT.\n\nhttp
s://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3857
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3857
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Dilaton Effective Action and Entanglement Entropy
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140911T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140911T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3884@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk we will elaborate on techniques used to arrive at
the\nresults [1\, 2] of the previous talk. In general we will show that\n
arguments very similar to the 't Hooft anomaly matching argument give\npow
erful constraints on the entanglement entropy.\n\nReferences:\n\n1. S. Ban
erjee\, ``Trace Anomaly Matching and Exact Results For\n Entanglement En
tropy'' arXiv:1405.4876 [hep-th]. \n2. S. Banerjee\, ``Note On The Dilaton
Effective Action And\n Entanglement Entropy'' arXiv:1406.3038 [hep-th].
\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3884
LOCATION:Colaba Campus A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3884
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Resolution of Cosmological Singularities in Higher Spin Gravity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140915T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20140915T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3898@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Resolution of cosmological singularities is an important probl
em in\nany full theory of quantum gravity. Three dimensional de Sitter spa
ce\nhas quotients that have big-bang/big-crunch singularities\, while the\
nMilne orbifold is a quotient of flat space (cosmology) with a\nbig-bang/b
ig-crunch singularity. Using the Chern-Simons formulation of\nhigher spin
gravity in 2+1 d de Sitter and flat space we show that\nhigher spin theori
es can effect a simple resolution of the\ncosmological singularities when
one embeds them in 2+1 dimensions.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/co
nferenceDisplay.py?confId=3898
LOCATION:
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3898
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Phase Structure of Higher Spin Black Holes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141014T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141014T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3940@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We revisit the study of the phase structure of higher spin bla
ck holes\ncarried out in arXiv:1210.0284 using the "canonical formalism".
In\nparticular we study the low as well as high temperature regimes. We\ns
how that the Hawking-Page transition takes place in the low\ntemperature r
egime. The thermodynamically favoured phase changes from\nconical surplus
to black holes and then again to conical surplus as we\nincrease temperatu
re. We then show that in the high temperature regime\nthe diagonal embeddi
ng gives the appropriate description. We also give\na map between the para
meters of the theory near the IR and UV fixed\npoints. This makes the "goo
d" solutions near one end map to the "bad"\nsolutions near the other end a
nd vice versa.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?c
onfId=3940
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3940
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Renormalization group\, secular term resummation and AdS (in)stabi
lity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141016T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141016T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3948@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:AdS space-time has been numerically observed to be (non-linear
ly)\nunstable with respect to large classes of initial perturbations of\nv
ery small amplitudes. This behavior has been linked to the appearance\nof
growing (secular) terms in non-linear perturbation theory around\nthe AdS
background\, though the relation is far from obvious. I review\nthe genera
lities pertaining to such secular terms\, resummation\nstrategies that end
ow perturbation theory with predictive power\, and\ndescribe applications
of these techniques to the AdS case.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/
conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3948
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3948
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Logarithmic Corrections to Twisted Indices from the Quantum Entrop
y Function
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141107T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141107T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-3982@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We compute logarithmic corrections to the twisted index Bg6 in
four dimensional N=4 and N=8 string theories using the framework of the Q
uantum Entropy Function. We find that these vanish\, matching perfectly wi
th the large--charge expansion of the corresponding microscopic expression
s.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3982
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=3982
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:From Higher Spins to Strings: A Constructive Approach
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141113T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141113T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4013@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Starting from some examples\, I will review various implicatio
ns of\nclassical consistency that have played a key role in the context of
\nhigher-spin theories (Vasiliev's equations) and holography. I will\nthen
review the current understanding higher-spin interactions\ninvolving tota
lly-symmetric higher-spin fields and the associated\nclassification of hig
her-spin algebras generalizing Coleman-Mandula\ntheorem in the context of
AdS/CFT. Finally\, I will discuss the\nextension of this analysis to massi
ve higher spins\, towards a new\nunderstanding of string theory.\n\nhttps:
//indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4013
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4013
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Causality Constraints on Corrections to the Graviton Three-Point
Coupling
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141201T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20141201T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4043@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We consider higher derivative corrections to the graviton thre
e-point\ncoupling within a weakly coupled theory of gravity. We argue that
\nthese are constrained by causality by means of a thought experiment\ninv
olving a high energy scattering process. This violation cannot be\nfixed b
y adding conventional particles with spins lower or equal to\ntwo. But\, i
t may be fixed by adding an infinite tower of extra massive\nparticles wit
h higher spins. In AdS theories these causality\nconditions can be traced
back to the positivity of certain energy flux\ncorrelators and this implie
s a constraint on the coefficients of the\nconformal anomaly.\n\nhttps://i
ndico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4043
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4043
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Entanglement entropy for gauge theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150122T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150122T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4157@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We propose a definition for the entanglement entropy of a gaug
e theory on a spatial lattice. Our definition applies to any subset of lin
ks in the lattice\, and is valid for both Abelian and Non-Abelian gauge th
eories. For ZN and U(1) theories\, without matter\, our definition agrees
with a particular case of the definition given by Casini\, Huerta and Rosa
bal. We also argue that in general\, both for Abelian and Non-Abelian theo
ries\, our definition agrees with the entanglement entropy calculated usin
g the replica trick. This definition\, however\, does not agree with some
standard ways to measure entanglement\, like the number of Bell pairs whic
h can be produced by entanglement distillation.\n\nReference: http://arxiv
.org/abs/1501.02593\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay
.py?confId=4157
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4157
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Permutation orbifolds and holography
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150130T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150130T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4180@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4180
LOCATION:A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4180
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic entanglement & constraints on gravitational dynamics
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150202T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150202T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4181@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4181
LOCATION:A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4181
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Thermalization with chemical potentials\, and higher spin black h
oles
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150204T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150204T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4196@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Quantum quench is considered in 2D CFT's with additional conse
rved\ncharges besides the hamiltonian. Local observables are shown to\nth
ermalize to an ensemble average. The ensemble is universal in the\nsense t
hat is specified by only the conserved charges of the initial\nstate. The
thermalization rate has a universal lower bound\, which\ndepends on these
conserved charges and some algebraic properties of\nthe most relevant ope
rator of the CFT. A holographic interpretation of\nthese observations is p
rovided in terms of higher spin black holes.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in
/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4196
LOCATION: AG69
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4196
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Entropy current and Eightfold way
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150205T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150205T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4199@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Hydrodynamics is the low-energy effective field theory of any
interacting quantum theory\, capturing the long-wavelength fluctuations of
an equilibrium Gibbs density matrix. Conventionally\, one views the effec
tive dynamics in terms of the conserved currents\, which should be express
ed via the constitutive relations in terms of the fluid velocity and the i
ntensive parameters such as the temperature\, chemical potential\, etc.. H
owever\, not all constitutive relations are acceptable\; one has to ensure
that the second law of thermodynamics is satisfied on all physical config
urations. \n\nIn this talk\, I will describe the structure this second la
w constraint imposes at any order in the gradient expansion. The key new
ingredient we introduce is the notion of adiabaticity\, which allows us to
take hydrodynamics off-shell. Adiabatic fluids are such that off-shell dy
namics of the fluid compensates for entropy production. The space of adiab
atic fluids is quite rich\, and admits a decomposition into seven distinct
classes. Together with the dissipative class this establishes the eightfo
ld way of hydrodynamic transport.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/con
ferenceDisplay.py?confId=4199
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4199
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Fluids : Effective theory and Schwinger-Keldysh
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150209T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150209T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4200@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4200
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4200
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Exact Solutions of 2d Supersymmetric Gauge Theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150224T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150224T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4231@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study the dynamics of two-dimensional non-abelian gauge the
ories with N=(0\,2) supersymmetry that include the supersymmetric QCD and
its generalizations. Multiple theories of this class exhibit identical phy
sics at low energies. Interestingly\, as it turns out\, the constraints im
posed by two dimensional conformal symmetry along with modular invariance
are sufficient to completely solve for the low energy physics.\n\nhttps://
indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4231
LOCATION: AG69
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4231
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Higher spin theories: From Dirac to Vasiliev
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150305T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150305T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4247@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:This talk will survey the developments in Higher spin theories
since\nthe days of Dirac to Vasiliev equations and end with open issues i
n\nhigher spin theories. In the process a recent work on consistent\nback
grounds for higher spin propagation will be discussed.\n\nhttps://indico.t
ifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4247
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4247
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Causality constraints on corrections to the graviton three point
function coupling
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150312T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150312T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4270@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Authors: X. O. Camanho\, J. D. Edelstein\, J. Maldacena and A.
Zhiboedov\nArxiv link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.5597\n\nhttps://indico.t
ifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4270
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4270
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Generalized BRST transformations
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150413T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150413T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4310@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4310
LOCATION:A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4310
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Knots\, homologies and A-polynomials
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150421T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150421T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4335@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will discuss the direct evaluation of knot invariants using
the\nconnection between Chern-Simons theory and Wess-Zumino conformal fiel
d\ntheory. From these pool of invariants\, I will present how we attempted
\nto write closed form expression for $SU(N)$ quantum racah coefficients\n
involving a symmetric and their conjugate representations. I will\nbriefl
y introduce Khovanov's approach of obtaining homological\ninvariants. Fina
lly\, I will give some idea on recent activities in\nthis mathematical phy
sics area: (i) obtaining superpolynomials\,\nA-polynomials (ii) understand
ing these polynomials from the BPS states\nin string theory\, refined Cher
n-Simons theory and 3-dimensional\ngravity partition functions.\n\nhttps:/
/indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4335
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4335
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Geroch Group Description of Black Holes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150505T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150505T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4349@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Higher dimensional gravity theories when reduced to two dimens
ions has\ninfinite number of symmetries in it. The symmetry group is calle
d the\nGeroch group. Geroch group allows one to associate space-time\ninde
pendent matrices with gravitational configurations that\neffectively depen
d on only two coordinates. The construction of Geroch\ngroup matrices is d
iscussed for various black hole examples like 5D\nMyers Perry and 5D Kaluz
a Klein BHs. Relation between these Geroch\ngroup matrices and charge matr
ices are also discussed. (Reference:\narxiv hep-th 1408.0875)\n\nhttps://
indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4349
LOCATION: AG80
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4349
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Geroch Group in Einstein Spaces
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150518T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150518T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4371@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk we briefly review the Geroch method of generating
new solutions from given Ricci flat metrics admitting a Killing vector. W
e will then discuss the generalization of this method for Einstein metrics
admitting a Killing vector. The description is given in terms of a non-li
near sigma model in the three dimensional coset space (formed by the orbit
s invariant under the Killing vector). We will discuss the integrability o
f this model for a simple case when the coset space is conformal to R × M
2.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4371
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4371
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:2 &rarr\; 2 scattering in supersymmetric matter Chern-Simons the
ories at large N
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150604T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150604T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4390@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Non-abelian Chern-Simons theories are very rich. When coupled
to matter in the fundamental representation of U(N)\, these theories are e
xactly solvable in the large N limit. We study the most general renormaliz
able N=1 U(N) Chern-Simons gauge theory coupled to a single (generically m
assive) fundamental matter multiplet. At leading order in the `t Hooft lar
ge N limit we present computations and conjectures for the 2 × 2 S matrix
in these theories\; our results apply at all orders in the `t Hooft coupl
ing and the matter self interaction. Our S matrices are in perfect agreeme
nt with the recently conjectured strong weak coupling self duality of this
class of theories. The consistency of our results with unitarity requires
a modification of the usual rules of crossing symmetry in precisely the m
anner anticipated in arXiv:1404.6373\, lending substantial support to the
conjectures of that paper. In a certain range of coupling constants our $S
$ matrices have a pole whose mass vanishes on a self dual codimension one
surface in the space of couplings.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/co
nferenceDisplay.py?confId=4390
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4390
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Causality constraints from CFT
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150608T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150608T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4393@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We take a simple step towards implementing the causality const
raint in\nthe CFT by exploiting connection between unitarity\, causality a
nd\ncrossing symmetry. Most of our computation is restricted to scalar\nco
rrelators and we show that causality constrains the sign of certain\nnon-a
nalytic terms in conformal block expansion. We also discuss\nconnection wi
th dual gravity computation.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferen
ceDisplay.py?confId=4393
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4393
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:de Sitter space\, extremal surfaces and the wavefunction of the un
iverse
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150630T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150630T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4425@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4425
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4425
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A topological gauge theory for the entropy current
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150709T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150709T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4447@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We focus on the question of how relativistic fluid dynamics sh
ould be\nthought of as a Wilsonian effective field theory emerging from\nS
chwinger-Keldysh path integrals. Taking the basic principles of\nSchwinger
-Keldysh formalism seriously\, we are led to a series of\nremarkable state
ments and a broad programme relating relativistic\nfluid dynamics and topo
logical sigma models. Apart from the intrinsic\ninterest for this programm
e from the non-equilibrium field theory\nviewpoint\, we also emphasise its
relevance to various fundamental\nquestions in black hole physics.\n\nhtt
ps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4447
LOCATION:A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4447
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:No-perturbative beta function in 2d supersymmetric QCD
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150710T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150710T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4449@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4449
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4449
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A topological gauge theory for the entropy current (Part 2)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150715T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150715T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4457@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4457
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4457
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Chern-Simon terms\, Noether Charge and Entanglement entropy
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150720T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150720T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4469@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will begin with a review of Wald's Noether charge method to
assign\nBlack hole entropy with a special focus on pure and mixed\ngravita
tional Chern-Simons(CS) terms. I will then describe how this\nmethod can b
e applied to Black hole solutions found in arXiv:1311.2940\nto reproduce t
he parity odd Cardy formula of the dual CFT. In the\nsecond part of the ta
lk\, I will focus on deriving the entanglement\nentropy functional for CS
terms.\n\nReferences : arXiv:1311.2940\,arXiv:1407.6364\, arXiv:1505.02816
\,\narXiv:1507.02298\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDispla
y.py?confId=4469
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4469
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Chern-Simon terms\, Noether Charge and Entanglement entropy (Part
2)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150722T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150722T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4470@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will begin with a review of Wald's Noether charge method to
assign\nBlack hole entropy with a special focus on pure and mixed\ngravita
tional Chern-Simons(CS) terms. I will then describe how this\nmethod can b
e applied to Black hole solutions found in arXiv:1311.2940\nto reproduce t
he parity odd Cardy formula of the dual CFT. In the\nsecond part of the ta
lk\, I will focus on deriving the entanglement\nentropy functional for CS
terms.\n\nReferences : arXiv:1311.2940\,arXiv:1407.6364\, arXiv:1505.02816
\,\narXiv:1507.02298\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDispla
y.py?confId=4470
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4470
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Inflation\, CMB and Moduli
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150723T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150723T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4473@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:A generic feature of inflationary models in supergravity/strin
g constructions is vacuum misalignment for the moduli fields. The associat
ed production of moduli particles leads to an epoch in the post-inflationa
ry history in which the energy density is dominated by cold moduli particl
es. This modification of the post-inflationary history implies that the pr
eferred range for the number of e-foldings between horizon exit of the mod
es relevant for CMB observations and the end of inflation (Nk) depends on
moduli masses. This in turn implies that the precision CMB observables ns
and r are sensitive to moduli masses. We analyse this sensitivity for some
representative models of inflation and find the effect to be very relevan
t for confronting inflationary models with observations.\n\nhttps://indico
.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4473
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4473
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Analytic results from conformal bootstrap at large spin
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150807T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150807T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4514@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We use analytic conformal bootstrap methods to determine the a
nomalous\ndimension s and OPE coefficients for large spin operators in gen
eral\nconformal field theor ies containing a scalar operator . It is known
\nthat such theories will contain a n infinite sequence of large spin\nope
rators. By considering the case where such operators are separated\nby a t
wist gap from other operators at large spin\, we an alytically\ndetermine
the anomalous dimensions at large spin. To do this we extr\nact an approx
imate expression for the conformal blocks in any\ndimension. We find that
the anomalous dimensions are negative if the\ntwists satisfy unitarity bou
nd\, thus extending the Nachtmann theorem\nto non-zero n. In the large tw
ist limit we find that the anomalous\ndimension becomes universal\, with o
ur result in perf ect agreement\nwith results from two different holograph
ic calculations.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py
?confId=4514
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4514
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Recent developments on Gravitational Collapse Final States
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150910T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150910T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4545@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The final fate of massive collapsing matter clouds has been a
fundamental topic in black hole physics and gravitation theory for past ma
ny years.We discuss the current developments here. While the general theor
y of relativity predicts a necessary occurrence of space-time singularity
in such a scenario\, the formation of event and apparent horizons in colla
pse is very much a subject of current investigations. It is in fact the fo
rmation and behavior of the apparent horizon that decides whether the sing
ularity is enveloped in a black hole\, or it may be a visible for far away
observers in the space-time. We point out that the apparent horizon and t
rapped surfaces formation is determined in terms of initial data for colla
pse and the allowed evolutions by Einstein equations. The black hole and n
aked singularities in gravitational collapse involve key open issues such
as genericity and stability aspects related to these outcomes\, and other
problems in terms of their applications in relativistic\nastrophysics. We
discuss some of these issues and recent developments in this talk.\n\nhttp
s://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4545
LOCATION:TIFR COLABA A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4545
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: Superstring Field Theories (The Quantum Spacetime Seminar Series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150921T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150921T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4575@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4575
LOCATION:A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4575
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:The Higher Spin Square (The Quantum Space Time Seminar Series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150928T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20150928T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4582@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:It is useful to try and study backgrounds of string theory whi
ch exhibit a large unbroken symmetry. In this context\, we describe how th
e unbroken stringy symmetries of the orbifold CFT dual to strings on AdS3
× S3 × T4 can be usefully viewed through the lens of higher spin symm
etry. We find a novel structure - the higher spin square - which is genera
ted by two independent higher spin symmetries. This structure appears to b
e a useful way to also characterise the matter content of the theory.\n\nh
ttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4582
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4582
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Local Operators and State Dependence in AdS/CFT (The Quantum Spac
etime Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151005T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151005T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4597@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We show how recent versions of the information paradox can be
phrased as precise questions about the existence of operators with certain
properties in the AdS/CFT correspondence. We review an explicit construct
ion of such operators\, but this also has the property that it is state-de
pendent: the correct operators required to describe approximately classica
l bulk degrees of freedom depend on the state of the CFT. We show how this
is necessary even for the eternal black hole and discuss its possible sem
i-classical origins. We describe how this leads to a precise version of th
e ER=EPR proposal. We conclude with several open questions that reveal a t
ension between expectations from effective field theory\, statistical mech
anics\, and unitarity.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisp
lay.py?confId=4597
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4597
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Nonlinear perturbations of AdS spacetime
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151008T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151008T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4599@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I shall review the intricate phenomenology of stable and unsta
ble behaviors displayed by small perturbations of Anti-de Sitter space-tim
e\, and the corresponding mathematical structures one discovers while syst
ematically implementing small amplitude expansions for AdS-scalar field sy
stems.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=45
99
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4599
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Anomalous transport at weak coupling (The Quantum Spacetime Semin
ar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151012T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151012T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4607@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Recent investigations has shown that the presence of quantum a
nomalies in the microscopic theory modify macroscopic hydrodynamic equatio
ns of the theory. We use perturbative methods of finite temperature field
theory to derive transport coefficients sensitive to the anomalies of the
microscopic theory. This is a complementary and a direct method to that wh
ich relies on symmetries and the `consistency of the Euclidean vacuum'. Us
ing the direct method we show how\, and in which cases the approach using
the `consistency of the Euclidean vacuum' breaks down. Finally we show tha
t in the presence of anomalies in 1+1 dimensional Weyl gas\, the charge di
spersion mode acquires a speed which is equal to half the speed of light.\
n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4607
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4607
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A test of bosonization at the level of four-point functions in Che
rn-Simons vector models (The Quantum Spacetime Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151019T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151019T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4617@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study four-point functions in Chern-Simons vector models in
the large N limit. We compute the four-point function of the scalar prima
ry to all orders in the `t Hooft coupling λ=N/k in U(N)k Chern-Simons the
ory coupled to a fundamental fermion\, in both the critical and non-critic
al theory\, for a particular case of the external momenta. These theories
cover the entire 3-parameter "quasi-boson" and 2-parameter "quasi-fermion"
families of 3-dimensional quantum field theories with a slightly-broken h
igher spin symmetry. Our results are consistent with the celebrated bosoni
zation duality\, as we explicitly verify by calculating four-point functio
ns in the free critical and non-critical bosonic theories.\n\nhttps://indi
co.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4617
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4617
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: On 2d Conformal Field Theories with Two Characters (The Quantum S
pacetime Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151026T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151026T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4627@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The classification of rational conformal field theories will b
e discussed with emphasis on theories with two characters. A subset of th
ese was classified in 1988\, we find what appear to be some more examples\
, as well as some parameter values where we can rule out the existence of
possible theories.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.
py?confId=4627
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4627
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:"Entanglement in weakly coupled gauge theories"
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151029T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151029T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4635@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The first half of this talk will focus on defining entanglemen
t entropy in lattice gauge theories.The second half will present recent re
sults concerning generic\, universal logarithmic terms that exist in weak-
coupling limits of all gauge theories. We will particularly focus on 2+1-
dimensional theories where such a logarithmic term dominates the universal
part of entanglement entropy and represents a generalization of topologic
al entanglement entropy to theories with continuous gauge group.\n\nhttps:
//indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4635
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4635
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: "Disorder operators in Chern-Simons-fermion theories"
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151030T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151030T060000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4640@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We compute the scaling dimensions of a large class of disorder
operators ("monopoles") in the planar limit of CS-fermion theories.The li
ghtest such operator is shown to have scaling dimension (2/3) k^{3/2} wher
e k is the CS level. The computation is based on recently developed techn
iques for solving CS-matter at all 't Hooft couplings. The desired operato
r dimensions are obtained by finding complex saddles in the low-temperatur
e phase of the CS-fermion path integral in a monopole background. We will
also discuss the implications of this result to the 3D bosonization duali
ties.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=464
0
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4640
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Null Fluid : A new view to Galilean Fluid (The Quantum Spacetime
Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151105T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151105T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4644@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We construct a relativistic system\, which we call null fluid
and show that it is in one-to-one correspondence with a Galilean fluid liv
ing in one lower dimension. The correspondence is based on light cone redu
ction\, which is known to reduce the Poincare symmetry of a theory to Gali
lean in one lower dimension. We show that the proposed null fluid and the
corresponding Galilean fluid have exactly same symmetries\, thermodynamics
\, constitutive relations\, and equilibrium partition to all orders in der
ivative expansion.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.
py?confId=4644
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4644
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Perturbative type II amplitudes for BPS interactions (The Quantum
Spacetime Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151116T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151116T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4657@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I shall consider the perturbative contributions to BPS four gr
aviton interactions in toroidally compactified type II string theory\, an
d derive Poisson equations satisfied by these moduli dependent string ampl
itudes. These equations have eigen-values that are completely determined b
y the structure of the integrands of the multi-loop amplitudes. The source
terms are given by boundary terms of the moduli space of Riemann surfaces
corresponding to both separating and non-separating nodes.\n\nhttps://ind
ico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4657
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4657
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Exact asymmetric Skyrmion through generalized analytic functions
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151119T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151119T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4667@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Skyrmion magnetic patterns in helimagnets is a subject of imme
nse contemporary interest from both theoretical and experimental point of
view [PRL'09a\,'09b\,'10\, Science'09\,Nature'10\,'06\,'03\,'01]. However
\, the original idea of Skyrmions in 2d was put forward 40 years ego by Be
lavin and Polyakov (BP) [JETP'75]\, where exact Skyrmion solutions could b
e given by any analytic functions.\n\nWe propose an innovative extension o
f the BP solution for an anisotropic ferromagnet\, based on a geometric (i
n-)equality with universal appeal\, which takes the exact asymmetric solut
ions to a new class of complex functions beyond analyticity\, linking the
Skyrmion to the contemporary d-bar problem\, with potential of generalizi
ng the conformal QFT models and related algebraic structures. An applicat
ion of our result in the construction of asymmetric Skyrmions\, likely to
be detected in precision experiments in helimagnets\, is proposed.\n\nhttp
s://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4667
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4667
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:2D Critical Quench\, Thermalization and Non-Universality
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151120T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151120T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4669@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will talk about our last paper and our current work. In arXi
v: 1501.04580\, we studied the long time behaviour of local observables fo
llowing a quantum quench in 1+1 dimensional conformal field theories posse
ssing additional conserved charges besides the energy. We showed exponenti
al approach to equilibrium of finite sub-interval characterized by a tempe
rature and chemical potentials defined in terms of the quenched state. In
our ongoing work\, we compute the exact wavefunction that results from a q
uantum quench to a vanishing mass\, in a large class of examples The resul
ting wavefunction is of a generalized Calabrese-Cardy form i.e.\, conforma
l boundary state deformed by an infinite number of charges. Special squeez
ed states with small chemical potentials show equilibration to a Generaliz
ed Gibbs Ensemble(GGE) as proved in the above mentioned paper. By contrast
\, with general pre-quench states\, including the ground state\, the chemi
cal potentials are not small\; exact correlators in these cases\, although
equilibrating at long times\, do not generically have a simple thermal or
GGE form even at large distances. The main lesson is that in 2D critical
quench\, long time and large distance physics can be sensitive to perturba
tions by high dimension operators\, contrasting general Wilsonian lore.\n\
nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4669
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4669
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:On Critical Exponents without Feynman diagrams (The Quantum Space
time Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151123T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151123T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4670@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In order to achieve a better analytic handle on the modern con
formal bootstrap program\, we re-examine and extend the pioneering 1974 wo
rk of Polyakov's\, which was based on consistency between the operator pro
duct expansion and unitarity. As in the bootstrap approach\, this method d
oes not depend on evaluating Feynman diagrams. We show how this approach c
an be used to compute the anomalous dimensions of certain operators in the
O(n) model at the Wilson-Fisher fixed point in 4-ε dimensions up to O(ε
2).\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4670
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4670
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Symmetry breaking in planar QED (Special STMP Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151127T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151127T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4687@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4687
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4687
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Hilbert Series and Black Hole Microstate Counting (The Quantum Sp
acetime Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151130T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151130T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4690@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Exact results for the BPS index are known for a class of BPS d
yons in type II string theory compactified on a six dimensional torus. In
a previous paper we had set up the problem of counting the same BPS states
in a duality frame in which the states carry only Ramond-Ramond charges.
We explicitly counted the number of states carrying the lowest possible ch
arges and find agreement with the result obtained in other duality frames.
Furthermore\, we found that after factoring out the supermultiplet struct
ure\, each of these states carry zero angular momentum. In the recent pape
r we have extended it to other small charges but with non- abelian gauge f
ields. It all boils down to solving multivariate polynomial equations and
Hilbert series provides a way to classify the building blocks (the Monomia
ls).\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4690
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4690
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Hilbert Series and Black Hole Microstate Counting (Part 2) (The Q
uantum Spacetime Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151202T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151202T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4698@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Exact results for the BPS index are known for a class of BPS d
yons in type II string theory compactified on a six dimensional torus. In
a previous paper we had set up the problem of counting the same BPS states
in a duality frame in which the states carry only Ramond-Ramond charges.
We explicitly counted the number of states carrying the lowest possible ch
arges and find agreement with the result obtained in other duality frames.
Furthermore\, we found that after factoring out the supermultiplet struct
ure\, each of these states carry zero angular momentum. In the recent pape
r we have extended it to other small charges but with non- abelian gauge f
ields. It all boils down to solving multivariate polynomial equations and
Hilbert series provides a way to classify the building blocks (the Monomia
ls).\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4698
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4698
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Monte Carlo Studies of Dynamical Compactification of Extra Dimensi
ons in a Model of Non-perturbative String Theory
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151231T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20151231T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4735@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The IIB matrix model has been proposed as a nonperturbative de
finition of superstring theory. In this work\, we study the Euclidean vers
ion of this model in which extra dimensions can be dynamically compactifie
d if a scenario of the spontaneous breakdown of the SO(10) rotational symm
etry is realized. Monte Carlo calculations of the Euclidean IIB matrix mod
el suffer from a very strong complex action problem due to the large fluct
uations of the complex phase of the Pfaffian after integrating out the fer
mion. We employ the factorization method to achieve the effective sampling
. We report on preliminary results that can be compared with previous stud
ies of the rotational symmetry breakdown using the Gaussian expansion meth
od. \n\nReference: arXiv:1509.05079\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/c
onferenceDisplay.py?confId=4735
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4735
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Strange Metals and Black Holes (The Quantum Spacetime Seminar ser
ies)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160105T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160105T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4760@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4760
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4760
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Bootstrapping 2D CFTs in the Semiclassical Limit
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160107T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160107T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4767@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study two dimensional conformal field theories in the semic
lassical limit. In this limit\, the four-point function at generic cross r
atio is dominated by only a single intermediate primary along with its des
cendants\, and the crossing equations simplify drastically. For a four-poi
nt function receiving sufficiently small contributions from the light prim
aries\, the structure constants involving heavy primaries follow a general
ized Cardy formula. Applying our results to the four-point function of the
Z2 twist field in the symmetric product orbifold\, we produce the Hellerm
an bound and the Cardy formula with higher order corrections that is valid
for $h \\geq c/12$."\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDispl
ay.py?confId=4767
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4767
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Superconformal Indices and BPS Particles
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160108T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160108T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4777@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We conjecture a precise relationship between a limit of the su
perconformal index of 4d N = 2 field theories\, and the spectrum of BPS pa
rticles on the Coulomb branch. As an application\, we compute the indices
of all Argyres-Douglas theories and identify the underlying 2d chiral alge
bras in various cases.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisp
lay.py?confId=4777
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4777
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Particle-Vortex Duality of 2+1D Dirac fermions\, from electric-ma
gnetic duality of 3+1D topological insulators (The Quantum Spacetime Semi
nar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160108T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160108T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4780@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4780
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4780
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: 2D superconformal bootstrap: Part I (The Quantum Spacetime Sem
inar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160111T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160111T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4781@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk we will tie together several topics: (1) constrai
ning the low energy dynamics of supersymmetric theories through scattering
amplitudes (2) double scaled little string theory (3) the conformal boots
trap. We will begin by investigating superamplitudes in maximal and half-m
aximal supergravity theories\, resulting in certain supersymmetry non-norm
alization theorems on the derivative expansion of the quantum effective ac
tion of type II string theory compactified on the K3 surface. This leads t
o an exact result on correlation functions in the 2D CFT described by the
nonlinear sigma model on K3 surface (the K3 CFT). We then turn to correlat
ors of BPS operators in the 2D N=2 cigar coset CFT\, closely related to ma
ssless amplitudes of double scaled little string theory. This leads to an
exact relation between BPS superconformal blocks in two dimensions and the
bosonic Virasoro conformal blocks. These ingredients will be fed into the
numerical bootstrap program\, applied to 2D (4\,4) superconformal theorie
s\, particularly the K3 CFT. Details of the numerical bootstrap will be di
scussed in part II.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay
.py?confId=4781
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4781
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:2D superconformal bootstrap: Part II
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160111T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160111T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4792@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will first review the general idea of numerical bootstrap\,
and explain what kind of information about the CFT data can be obtained wi
th present day techniques. I then proceed with bootstrapping the K3 CFT\,
and derive moduli-dependent bounds on the gaps in the operator spectrum\,
and compare with physical expectations. One main focus of this talk will b
e put on explaining the apparent difficulties in numerically bootstrapping
the K3\, and their resolutions.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conf
erenceDisplay.py?confId=4792
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4792
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Argyres-Douglas theories\, M5 branes and hypersurface singulariti
es
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160112T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160112T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4795@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Argyres-Douglas theories are ubiquitous 4d N=2 superconformal
field theories first discovered as nontrivial IR fixed points of 4d N=2 su
persymmetric gauge theories. They have mutually non-local massless BPS sta
tes and in general do not have a weak coupling expansion. In this talk\, I
will discuss the string/M theory constructions of Argyres-Douglas theorie
s\, in particular from M5 branes and IIB hypersurface singularities. We sh
all also see a curious mathematical equivalence between certain singular H
itchin systems (governing the configuration of M5 branes) and cDV (compoun
d Du Val) singularities (probed by type IIB string)\, established via Argy
res-Douglas theories.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDispl
ay.py?confId=4795
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4795
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: 2D superconformal bootstrap: Part II
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160114T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160114T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4807@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk we will tie together several topics: (1) constrai
ning the low energy dynamics of supersymmetric theories through scattering
amplitudes (2) double scaled little string theory (3) the conformal boots
trap. We will begin by investigating superamplitudes in maximal and half-m
aximal supergravity theories\, resulting in certain supersymmetry non-norm
alization theorems on the derivative expansion of the quantum effective ac
tion of type II string theory compactified on the K3 surface. This leads t
o an exact result on correlation functions in the 2D CFT described by the
nonlinear sigma model on K3 surface (the K3 CFT). We then turn to correlat
ors of BPS operators in the 2D N=2 cigar coset CFT\, closely related to ma
ssless amplitudes of double scaled little string theory. This leads to an
exact relation between BPS superconformal blocks in two dimensions and the
bosonic Virasoro conformal blocks. These ingredients will be fed into the
numerical bootstrap program\, applied to 2D (4\,4) superconformal theorie
s\, particularly the K3 CFT. Details of the numerical bootstrap will be di
scussed in part II.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay
.py?confId=4807
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4807
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic disorder and localization (The Quantum Spacetime Semi
nar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160118T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160118T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4815@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Here we would discuss various aspects of introducing disorder
in a simple holographic model. I would discuss localization and transport
around a disordered fixed point. I would also discuss some finite temperat
ure aspect of these solutions.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/confer
enceDisplay.py?confId=4815
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4815
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Edge states\, Horizon states and moving boundaries
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160121T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160121T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4821@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:``God made the bulk\, but the devil put the boundaries'' So s
aid W. Pauli.\n\nOn boundary of some bulk there generically arises edge st
ates localised at the boundary. The play important role in blackhole state
s\, quantum hall states\, in ads/cft as well as several other contexts\, l
eading to novel behaviour of the systems. We will point out the origin of
these and consider specifically fermionic edge states in simple cases. We
also consider novel situations when the boundaries are moving.\n\nhttps://
indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4821
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4821
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:What is the dual of two entangled CFTs?
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160125T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160125T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4825@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:It has been conjectured that the eternal AdS black hole is dua
l to two entangled copies of a CFT. But such a dual map leads to contradi
ctions when we consider the process of Hawking emission. We will discuss t
hese contradictions. We will also discuss the picture of Jevicki et al wh
ere the duality map is nonlocal between the L and R wedges. Under such a m
ap one can use the eternal hole to compute thermal averages\, but not to a
rgue for a dynamical picture of wormholes.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/i
ndico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4825
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4825
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Lorentz Invariance vs Principle of Equivalence (Quantum Spacetime
Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160125T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160125T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4830@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will discuss a class of theories that arise as generalizatio
ns of general relativity when one demands the principle of equivalence (na
mely\, that the metric is locally Minkowski and the connection is vanishin
g) but not necessarily that the metric derivatives are zero. A huge class
of theories of this type with nice action principles (and many times simpl
e field equations that generalize Einstein's equation) exist.\n\nhttps://i
ndico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4830
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4830
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Lorentz Invariance vs Principle of Equivalence (Quantum Spacetime
Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160201T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160201T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4841@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will discuss a class of theories that arise as generalizatio
ns of general relativity when one demands the principle of equivalence (na
mely\, that the metric is locally Minkowski and the connection is vanishin
g) but not necessarily that the metric derivatives are zero. A huge class
of theories of this type with nice action principles (and many times simpl
e field equations that generalize Einstein's equation) exist.\n\nhttps://i
ndico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4841
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4841
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Weyl Anomalies and Cosmology (Quantum Spacetime Seminar) [Via Skyp
e]
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160205T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160205T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4842@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4842
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4842
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Topological sigma models and fluid dynamics (Quantum Spacetime Sem
inar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160208T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160208T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4847@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I focus on the question of how relativistic fluid dynamics
should be thought of as a Wilsonian effective field theory emerging from S
chwinger-Keldysh path integrals. Taking the basic principles of Schwinger-
Keldysh formalism seriously\, we are led to a series of remarkable stateme
nts and a broad programme relating relativistic fluid dynamics and topolo
gical sigma models. Apart from the intrinsic interest for this programme f
rom the non-equilibrium field theory viewpoint\, we will also emphasise it
s relevance to various fundamental questions in black hole physics.\n\nRef
erences : arXiv:1412.1090\, arXiv:1502.00636\, arXiv:1510.02494\, arXiv
:1511.07809\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?conf
Id=4847
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4847
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Topological sigma models and fluid dynamics - Paart II (Quantum S
pacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160209T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160209T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4851@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I focus on the question of how relativistic fluid dynamics
should be thought of as a Wilsonian effective field theory emerging from S
chwinger-Keldysh path integrals. Taking the basic principles of Schwinger-
Keldysh formalism seriously\, we are led to a series of remarkable stateme
nts and a broad programme relating relativistic fluid dynamics and topolo
gical sigma models. Apart from the intrinsic interest for this programme f
rom the non-equilibrium field theory viewpoint\, we will also emphasise it
s relevance to various fundamental questions in black hole physics.\n\nRef
erences : arXiv:1412.1090\, arXiv:1502.00636\, arXiv:1510.02494\, arXiv
:1511.07809\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?conf
Id=4851
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4851
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Quantum Hall Matrix Models (Quantum Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160222T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160222T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4873@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I'll describe a simple matrix model that describes certain Abe
lian and on-Abelian quantum Hall states. The matrix model arises from the
dynamics of vortices in Chern-Simons theories. The dynamics of this matrix
model capture aspects of the WZW model which lives on the boundary.\n\nh
ttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4873
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4873
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Causality constraints in Conformal Field Theory (Quantum Spacetime
Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160225T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160225T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4875@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Causality places non-trivial constraints on QFTs in Lorentzian
signature\, for example fixing sign of certain terms in the low energy La
grangian. For the case of CFT\, We show how such constraints are encoded
in crossing symmetry of euclidean correlators and derive analogous analyti
c constraints.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?c
onfId=4875
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4875
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Surface transport in finite lumps of stationary relativistic fluid
(Quantum Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160304T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160304T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4887@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk we will discuss the surface transport properties
of stationary localized configurations of relativistic fluids to the first
two non-trivial orders in a derivative expansion. By demanding that these
finite lumps of relativistic fluid are described by a thermal partition f
unction with arbitrary stationary background metric and gauge fields\, we
find several constraints among surface transport coefficients. At leading
order\, besides recovering the surface thermodynamics\, we will discuss a
generalization of the Young-Laplace equation for relativistic fluid surfac
es. This will be further generalized in the context of super-fluids. At th
e next order\, for uncharged fluids in 3+1 dimensions\, we will see that b
esides the 3 independent bulk transport coefficients previously known\, a
generic localized configuration is characterized by 3 additional surface t
ransport coefficients. Finally\, as an application\, we will discuss the e
ffect of temperature dependence of surface tension on some explicit exampl
es of localized fluid configurations\, which are dual to certain non-trivi
al black hole solutions via the AdS/CFT correspondence.\n\nhttps://indico.
tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4887
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4887
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Anomalous dimensions in epsilon expansion for the Gross-Neveu CFT
(Quantum Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160307T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160307T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4888@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Using the techniques developed by Rychkov and Tan (hep-th/1505
.00963)\, we compute the leading order anomalous dimensions of a class of
composite primary operators in $2+\\epsilon$ dimensions for the Gross-Neve
u CFT. The method adopted entails only use of conformal symmetry and no re
course to Feynman diagrams.[based on http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.04887]\n\nh
ttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4888
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4888
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:N=4 conformal supergravity (Quantum Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160314T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160314T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4902@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We will discuss the techniques of conformal supergravity and h
ow one can use it to construct an off-shell formulation of Poincare superg
ravity. We will discuss the difficulties encountered in the off-shell form
ulation of conformal supergravity with N=4 supersymmetries in four dimensi
ons. We will discuss a way to get around the difficulties. In the end we w
ill discuss our results\, compare it with an earlier known result and disc
uss some future directions.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenc
eDisplay.py?confId=4902
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4902
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Conformal bootstrap using unitary blocks (Quantum Spacetime Semina
r)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160321T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160321T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4918@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Modern methods in conformal bootstrap have led to the most acc
urate numerical estimate of certain critical exponents of the 3d Ising mod
el. Analytic results\, however\, are few. For instance\, modern methods ar
e unable to produce the anomalous dimension of φ2 at the Wilson-Fisher po
int. I will re-visit and extend Polyakov's seminal 1973 work which uses a
different set of building blocks and which can produce the ε2 anomalous d
imension of all (including arbitrary spin) double field operators in this
theory analytically.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDispla
y.py?confId=4918
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4918
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:AdS-CFT and RG-flow (Quantum Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160328T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160328T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4930@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will try to convince you that AdS-CFT forces us to rethink a
bout RG flow and consider its possible generalisation to many different si
tuations. One of the manifestations of this generalised RG flow is the exi
stence of novel monotonicity theorems which go beyond Zamolodchikov's c-th
eorem.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=49
30
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4930
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Describing Codimension two defects of Theory X (Special String The
ory and Mathematical Physics Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160331T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160331T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4935@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:A class of codimension two defects operators of the six dimens
ional (0\,2) SCFT X[j] (j is semi-simple lie algebra of type A\,D\,E) play
an important role in the construction of several SCFTs in four and three
dimensions. In four dimensions\, these are the theories that have come to
be known as “Class S” theories. They are labelled by a choice of a pun
ctured Riemann surface and the collection of codimension two defects inser
ted at punctures on the Riemann surface. I will describe properties of a s
ingle codimension two defect both without and with mass deformation. In th
e course of the talk\, I will also define the notion of a “Rigid” 3d N
=4 SCFT and describe some novel consequences that follow from the existenc
e of these SCFTs.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.p
y?confId=4935
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4935
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Exact WKB analysis of &Omega\;-deformed Seiberg-Witten Theory (Qua
ntum Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160404T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160404T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4940@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study N=2 Seiberg-Witten theory coupled to 0 ≤ Nf ≤ 4 f
lavours. Using 4D-2D relation we derive the differential equations satisfi
ed by ε1 and ε2 deformed instanton partition functions in each of these
cases. In the semi-classical limit we show that these differential equatio
ns take a form amenable to exact WKB analysis. We compute the monodromy gr
oup associated to the respective differential equations in terms of ε1-de
formed and Borel resummed Seiberg-Witten data. For each case we study pair
s of Stokes graphs that are related by flips and pops\, and show that the
monodromy group allows one to derive the Stokes automorphisms that arise a
s the phase of ε1 is varied.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/confere
nceDisplay.py?confId=4940
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4940
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:S-duality\, triangle groups and modular anomalies in N=2 SQCD (Qua
ntum Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160411T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160411T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4963@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We study N=2 superconformal theories with gauge group SU(N) an
d 2N fundamental flavours in a locus of the Coulomb branch with a Z_N symm
etry.In this special vacuum\, we calculate the prepotential\, the dual per
iods\, and the period matrix using equivariant localization. In the confor
mal limit\, we find that the period matrix is completely specified by [N/2
] effective couplings on which the S-duality group acts as a generalized t
riangle group. In addition\, we propose a non-perturbatively exact map bet
ween each effective coupling and the bare coupling in terms of the hauptmo
dul of the corresponding triangle group. For N=2\, 3\, 4 and 6\, all the S
-duality groups are arithmetic Hecke groups which contain a subgroup that
is also a congruence subgroup of the modular group PSL(2\,Z). For these th
eories\, we introduce mass deformations that respect the symmetries of the
special vacuum and show that the constraints arising from S-duality allow
one to resum instanton contributions to these observables in terms of mer
omorphic modular functions which solve modular anomaly equations.\n\nhttps
://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4963
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A-304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4963
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Smooth Causal Patches for AdS Black Holes
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160413T083000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160413T093000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4974@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We review the paradox of low energy excitations about an AdS b
lack hole. An appropriately chosen unitary operator in the boundary theory
can create a locally strong excitation near the black hole horizon\, whos
e global energy is small as a result of the gravitational redshift. The pa
radox is that this seems to violate a general rule of statistical mechanic
s\, which states that an operator with energy parametrically smaller than
$k T$ cannot create a significant excitation in a thermal system. When we
carefully examine the position dependence of the boundary unitary operator
that produces the excitation and the bulk observable necessary to detect
the anomalously large effect\, we find that they do not both fit in a sing
le causal patch. This follows from a remarkable property of position space
AdS correlators that we establish explicitly\, and resolves the paradox i
n a generic state of the system\, since no combination of observers can bo
th create the excitation and observe its effect. As a special case of our
analysis\, we show how this resolves the ``Born rule'' paradox of arXiv:15
06.01337 and we verify our solution using an independent\ncalculation. We
then consider boundary states that are finely tuned to display a spontaneo
us excitation outside the causal patch of the infalling observer\, and we
propose a version of causal patch complementarity in AdS/CFT that resolves
the paradox for such states as well.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico
/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4974
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4974
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Ab-initio Holography
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160415T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160415T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4971@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk\, I will review our recent work on attempts of fi
rst principle construction of holographic duals for field theories relevan
t to condensed matter systems using renormalization group approaches. In p
articular\, I will show how to implement the procedure for lattice U(N) ve
ctor models of complex bosons (in the large N limit) and find the bulk equ
ation of motions with dynamic bi-local fields starting from the field theo
ry. Solving the equations of motions partly analytically and partly numeri
cally (on finite systems)\, we recover both the in insulating phase and th
e superfluid phase as well as signatures of the critical point. We interpr
et these distinct signatures in terms of the distinct geometric features i
n the bulk.\n\nReference: P. Lunts\, S. Bhattacharjee\, J. Miller\, E. Sch
enetter\, Y. B. Kim and S.-S. Lee\, arXiv:1503.06474\; JHEP 107 (2015).\n\
nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4971
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4971
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Monopole Operators in 3d N=2 Chen-Simons matter theories (Quantum
Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160421T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160421T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4989@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We will discuss monopole operators in U(Nc) Chern-Simons-matte
r theories in three space-time dimensions. We mention an apparent problem
in the matching of such operators in dualities between non-supersymmetric
theories\, and suggest a possible reso- lution. A similar apparent problem
exists in the mapping of chiral monopole operators in theories with N = 2
supersymmetry. We show that in many theories the lowest naive chiral mono
pole operator is actually not chiral\, and we find the lowest monopole ope
rator that is actually chiral in these theories. It turns out that there a
re several different forms of this operator\, depending on the number of c
olors\, the number of flavours\, and the Chern-Simons level. Since we use
the supersymmetric index to find the lowest chiral monopoles\, our results
for these monopoles are guaranteed to be invariant under the dualities in
supersymmetric theories. The theories we discuss are believed to be dual
in the ’t Hooft large Nc limit to classical high-spin gravity theories.
We argue that these theories (supersymmetric or not) should not have class
ical solutions charged under the U(1) gauge field in the high-spin multipl
et.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4989
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4989
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Free-field realisations of the BMS3 algebra and its extensions
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160422T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160422T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-4990@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
4990
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=4990
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Three dimensional (super) Yang-Mills with compressible quark matte
r.(Quantum Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160425T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160425T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5000@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Finite density systems have rich\, varied\, and often poorly-u
nderstood phases. In this talk\, we will review some recent progress on th
e understanding of the nature of the ground state of a strongly coupled\,f
inite density system with fundamental matter field\, using the methods of
Gauge-Gravity duality. We will discuss the so-called Veneziano limit\, in
which both the number of colours and flavours are taken to be large\, and
discuss the dual solutions of supergravity withsources. To explicitly map
out the details\, we will focus on (2+1)-dimensions and discuss the corres
ponding physics.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py
?confId=5000
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5000
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Monopole Operators in 3d N=2 Chen-Simons matter theories- Part II
(Quantum Spacetime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160427T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160427T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5012@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We will discuss monopole operators in U(Nc) Chern-Simons-matte
r theories in three space-time dimensions. We mention an apparent problem
in the matching of such operators in dualities between non-supersymmetric
theories\, and suggest a possible reso- lution. A similar apparent problem
exists in the mapping of chiral monopole operators in theories with N = 2
supersymmetry. We show that in many theories the lowest naive chiral mono
pole operator is actually not chiral\, and we find the lowest monopole ope
rator that is actually chiral in these theories. It turns out that there a
re several different forms of this operator\, depending on the number of c
olors\, the number of flavours\, and the Chern-Simons level. Since we use
the supersymmetric index to find the lowest chiral monopoles\, our results
for these monopoles are guaranteed to be invariant under the dualities in
supersymmetric theories. The theories we discuss are believed to be dual
in the ’t Hooft large Nc limit to classical high-spin gravity theories.
We argue that these theories (supersymmetric or not) should not have class
ical solutions charged under the U(1) gauge field in the high-spin multipl
et.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5012
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5012
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Higher Point Conformal Blocks and Entanglement Entropy in Heavy St
ates
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160428T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160428T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5013@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We consider conformal blocks of two heavy operators and an arb
itrary number\nof light operators in a (1+1)-d CFT with large central char
ge. Using the\nmonodromy method\, these higher-point conformal blocks are
shown to factorize\ninto products of 4-point conformal blocks in the heavy
-light limit for a\nclass of OPE channels. This result is reproduced by co
nsidering suitable\nworldline configurations in the bulk conical defect ge
ometry. We apply the\nCFT results to calculate the entanglement entropy of
an arbitrary number of\ndisjoint intervals for heavy states. The correspo
nding holographic\nentanglement entropy calculated via the minimal area pr
escription precisely\nmatches these results from CFT. Along the way\, we b
riefly illustrate the\nrelation of these conformal blocks to Riemann surfa
ces and their associated\nmoduli space.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indi
co/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5013
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5013
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Solving theories with slightly broken higher spin symmetries
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160623T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160623T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5077@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5077
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5077
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Solving theories with slightly broken higher spin symmetries (Part
2)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160624T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160624T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5080@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5080
LOCATION: AG80
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5080
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Solving theories with slightly broken higher spin symmetries (Part
3)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160629T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160629T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5084@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5084
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5084
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A Duality Web in 2+1 Dimensions and Condensed Matter Physics (Bas
ed on: http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.01989)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160630T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160630T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5085@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5085
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5085
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A Duality Web in 2+1 Dimensions and Condensed Matter Physics (Base
d on: http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.01989) (Part 2)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160722T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160722T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5120@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5120
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5120
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:On Duality\, Solitons and Quenches in Generalized Calogero Models
in upto-Quartic Polynomial Potentials
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160808T083000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160808T093000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5139@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The family of Calogero models play a prominent role in Physics
and Mathematics.These models are known to be classically integrable for a
ny number of particles even in some external potentials. They can also be
remarkably formulated in terms of Matrices evolving in external potentials
which makes the underlying structure more transparent thereby addressing
questions on integrability. We show the existence of a dual model for the
system [1\,2].We write the duality relations explicitly between particles
and the dual variables. We show that the dual system can contain small num
ber of particles. We argue that such reductions play a role of soliton sol
utions of the model where the dual variables act like solitonic excitation
s [1\,2].After obtaining such solutions for finite number of Calogero part
icles\, we present the solutions in a collective field theory escription\,
where the model is described by hydrodynamic equations on continuous dens
ity and velocity fields. Soliton solutions in the hydrodynamic model are f
inite dimensional reductions of the integrable field theory and describe t
he evolution of density bumps and velocity in curved backgrounds. We will
also present some results on non-linear dynamics and quenches in these mod
els\n[3\,4].\n\n[1] M. Kulkarni\, A. Polychronakos (2016\, in preparation)
\n[2] A. G. Abanov\, A. Gromov\, M. Kulkarni\, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 44
\, 295203 (2011)\n[3] F. Franchini\, A. Gromov\, M. Kulkarni\, A. Trombet
toni\, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 48\, 28FT01 (2015)\n[4] F. Franchini\, M
. Kulkarni\, A. Trombettoni (arXiv:1603.03051)\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.
in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5139
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5139
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holography\, Second Law and Higher Curvature Gravity
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160808T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160808T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5142@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Gravity being the manifestation of the curvature of spacetime
can create regions which are inaccessible to a class of observers. An exam
ple of such a region is the event horizon of black objects which acts as a
n one way causal boundary. Interestingly\, it is possible to assign thermo
dynamic properties like temperature\, entropy etc. to the event horizon. H
orizon thermodynamics is believed to be a crucial input to understand the
quantum dynamics of gravity. The basis of this thermodynamic analogy is th
e second law of black hole mechanics which asserts that the area of the ev
ent horizon can not decrease in any classical process.\n\nGeneral theory o
f relativity could be an effective theory and the classical action for gra
vity may also contain higher curvature terms. Then a natural question is w
hether the thermodynamic properties of space time horizons can be generali
zed beyond general relativity. This talk will focus on the ``second law" o
f black hole thermodynamics and discuss various possible generalizations t
o higher curvature gravity and how the second law connects black hole entr
opy with the notion of holographic entanglement entropy in AdS/CFT.\n\nhtt
ps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5142
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5142
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Black hole thermodynamics from supersymmetric gauge theories
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160811T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160811T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5138@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5138
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5138
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Classical internal structure of Black Holes (Quatntum Spacetime Se
minar Series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160822T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160822T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5157@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk I will present some of my recent work on the inne
r horizon instability of charged AdS black holes. I will also discuss the
topic of "stable trapping of null geodesics" and its relevance in discussi
ons related to non-linear instability of asymptotically AdS solutions and
of microstate geometries.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceD
isplay.py?confId=5157
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5157
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Big crunch singularities in AdS and relevant deformations of CFT's
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160824T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160824T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5166@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The AdS gravity dual of a CFT on de Sitter spacetime with a re
levant deformation (mass term) contains a cosmological curvature singulari
ty (big crunch). The field theory can equivalently be viewed as a CFT on
the Einstein static universe deformed by a time-dependent mass diverging a
t finite time. If we can understand the signature(s) of the crunch in the
QFT\, we may eventually be able to understand the resolution of the crunc
h in the bulk by stringy or quantum effects via the holographic dictionary
. In this talk I will give an introduction to this topic and describe som
e recent work.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?c
onfId=5166
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5166
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Asymptotic Symmetries of gravity and soft theorems (Quantum Spacet
ime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160829T100000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160829T110000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5170@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In 2013\, Strominger gave a Proposal for the symmetry group of
Quantum Gravity S-matrix\, which was derived from the well known BMS (Bon
di- Matzner-Sachs) group of classical General Relativity. This work led to
a beautiful equivalence between Weinberg's soft graviton theorem in (pert
urbative) quantum gravity and Ward identities associated to so- called Sup
er- translation symmetries.\n\nIn this talk \, I will review this and othe
r recent developments which point towards understanding the symmetries of
perturbative quantum gravity by analysing various soft theorems.\n\nThis t
alk is based on recent joint work with Miguel Campiglia.\n\nhttps://indico
.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5170
LOCATION:DTP Seminar Room A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5170
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A new nonperturbative framework for large N QCD
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160908T053000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160908T063000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5186@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We will discuss a new approach towards constructing a nonpertu
rbative effective framework for large N QCD that can combine weakly couple
d and strongly coupled degrees of freedom over a very wide range of energy
scales and which has the marginal perturbative couplings only as the effe
ctive parameters. This approach combines perturbative QCD with holographic
duality using renormalization group techniques as a tool – the dual gra
vity for the infrared and the interactions between soft and hard degrees o
f freedom should be derived from first principles. Although the constructi
on is not\ncomplete\, we will discuss important advances and outline the c
oncrete steps for realizing it fully in the near future. We will discuss a
model for QGP formation and thermalization which brings in novel dynamica
l complexities that are not present in other approaches. We will also disc
uss a toy model in which we will realize all principles needed for the ful
l nonperturbative field theory construction in the large N limit.\n\nhttps
://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5186
LOCATION:School of Mathematics Seminar Room A 369
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5186
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Spectral sums rules for conformal field theories in arbitrary dime
nsions (Quantum Spacetime Seminar Series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160919T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160919T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5193@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We derive spectral sum rules in the shear channel for conforma
l field theories in general d > 3 dimensions. The sum rules result from th
e OPE of the stress tensor at high frequency as well as the hydrodynamic b
ehaviour of the theory at low frequencies. The sum rule states that a weig
hted integral of the spectral density over frequencies is proportional to
the energy density of the theory. We show that the proportionality constan
t can be written in terms of the data which determines the three point fun
ction of the stress tensors of the CFT. For theories which admit a two der
ivative gravity dual this proportionality constant is given by d/(2 (d+1)
). We then use causality constraints and obtain bounds on the sum rule whi
ch are valid for any conformal field theory. Finally we demonstrate that t
he high frequency behaviour of the spectral function in the vector and the
tensor channel are related to the Maldacena-Hofman coefficients.\n\nhttps
://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5193
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5193
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Chaos bound in general holographic space time
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160922T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160922T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5212@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We use of holography to investigate the scrambling properties
of various physical systems. Specifically\, we consider: (i) non-conformal
backgrounds of black Dp branes\, (ii) asymptotically Lifshitz black holes
\, and (iii) black AdS solutions of Gauss-Bonnet gravity. We use the disru
ption of the entanglement entropy as a probe of the chaotic features of su
ch systems. Our analysis shows that these theories share the same type of
behavior as conformal theories as they undergo chaos\, however\, in the ca
se of Gauss-Bonnet gravity\, we find a stark difference in the evolution o
f the mutual information for negative Gauss-Bonnet coupling. This may sign
al an inconsistency of the latter.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/co
nferenceDisplay.py?confId=5212
LOCATION: A269
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5212
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Entanglement in ghost systems (Quantum Sapcetime Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160926T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20160926T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5214@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Certain generalizations of the Ryu-Takayanagi formulation of h
olographic entanglement entropy lead to certain complex extremal surfaces
in de Sitter space\, assuming dS/CFT formulated using the wavefunction of
the universe equated with the CFT partition function. The areas are negati
ve in dS4 (where the dual CFT central charge is real and negative). Toward
s exploring this further\, we study the replica formulation of entanglemen
t entropy in some toy 2-dim ghost CFTs and argue that negative entanglemen
t entropy arises given certain conditions. We also study a simple toy mode
l of two "ghost-spins"\, where a single ghost-spin is defined as a 2-state
spin variable with indefinite norm. This corroborates some of the above.
We develop this further by studying systems of entangled spins and ghost-s
pins regarded as toy models for theories with negative norm states. Analys
ing the von Neumann entropy of the reduced density matrix by tracing over
the ghost-spins gives sensible interpretations for even numbers of ghost-s
pins and more generally reveals new entanglement patterns.\n\nhttps://indi
co.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5214
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5214
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Conformal Bootstrap in Mellin Space (Quantum Spacetime Seminar ser
ies)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161003T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161003T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5222@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We describe a new approach towards analytically solving for th
e dynamical content of Conformal Field Theories (CFTs) using the bootstrap
philosophy. This combines the original bootstrap idea of Polyakov with th
e modern technology of the Mellin representation of CFT amplitudes. We ill
ustrate the power of this method in the epsilon expansion of the Wilson-Fi
sher fixed point by reproducing anomalous dimensions and obtaining OPE coe
fficients to higher orders in epsilon than currently available using other
analytic techniques (including Feynman diagram calculations).\n\nOur resu
lts enable us to get a somewhat better agreement of certain observables in
the 3d Ising model\, with the precise numerical values that have been rec
ently obtained.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?
confId=5222
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5222
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Rebooting the Conformal Bootstrap in Mellin Space (Quantum Spaceti
me Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161017T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161017T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5250@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In one of his pioneering works\, Polyakov had used conformal s
ymmetries to introduce "unitary amplitudes" that described a 4-point funct
ion. Demanding consistency of the unitary amplitude description with the O
PE of a correlator\, he could obtain nontrivial data of the operator spect
rum. In the modern language\, Polyakov's unitary amplitudes seem to emerge
from\nthe Mellin space formalism of conformal field theories. A manifestl
y crossing symmetric Mellin transform of a CFT correlator can give rise to
spurious terms\, not present in the OPE. Demanding the cancellation of th
e spurious terms lead to nontrivial information of the operators of the CF
T. I will show how to use this approach to calculate anomalous dimensions
and OPE coefficients for the Wilson Fisher point\, O(N) critical theory a
nd large spin asymptotics.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conference
Display.py?confId=5250
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5250
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Holographic description of non-BPS orbifolded D1-D5-P solutions (
Quantum Spacetime Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161024T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161024T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5255@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Extremal Black hole microstate geometries have been well studi
ed in the context of the black hole information puzzle and fuzzball propos
al. Non-extremal black hole microstates are much more interesting but less
explored. Using the AdS/CFT prescription\, we identify a general class of
dual states of non-supersymmetric orbifolded D1-D5-P supergravity solutio
ns (JMaRT). The dual CFT states can be obtained by fractional spectral flo
w both in the left and right sectors. In the gravity side\, these states c
orrespond to the degrees of freedom living in the cap region of the geomet
ry. We compute the massless scalar emission spectrum and emission rates bo
th in the gravity and CFT sides and show that they match perfectly\, thus
providing strong evidence for our identification. We also investigate the
physics of ergo-region emission as a pair creation for these orbifolded s
olutions. Our results represent the largest class of non-supersymmetric bl
ack hole microstate geometries with identified CFT duals presently known.\
n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5255
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5255
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Breakdown of String Perturbation Theory for a Large Number of Part
icles
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161031T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161031T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5271@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:We provide analytical and numerical evidence for the breakdown
of string perturbation theory when the number of particles in a scatterin
g amplitude becomes large\, even as the energy per particle stays small. W
e describe some implications for the information paradox.\n\nhttps://indic
o.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5271
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5271
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Tensionless strings and related fun things. (Quantum Spacetime Sem
inar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161031T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161031T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5272@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will talk about the formulation of the tensionless limit of
closed bosonic and superstring theory from the point of view of worldsheet
symmetries. In the tensionless limit of closed bosonic string theory\, Ga
lilean conformal symmetry arises as the residual gauge symmetry on the ten
sionless worldsheet. The analysis of the fundamentally tensionless theory
is related to the tensionless limit that is viewed as a contraction of wor
ldsheet coordinates. Analysis of the quantum regime uncovers interesting p
hysics. The degrees of freedom that appear in the tensionless string are f
undamentally different from the usual string states. Through a Bogoliubov
transformation on the worldsheet\, we link the tensionless vacuum to the u
sual tensile vacuum. As an application\, we show that our analysis can be
used to understand physics of strings at very high temperatures. I also sp
eak about our more recent extension of this analysis to closed superstring
s.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5272
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5272
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Symmetry Constraints in Inflation (Quantum Spacetime Seminar serie
s)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161107T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161107T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5282@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Cosmological inflation gives rise to the homogeneous and isotr
opic universe we observe today\, as well as generates quantum perturbation
s which lead to CMB anisotropies and the formation of large scale structur
e. The geometry of the universe during inflation is approximately de Sitte
r space. We will discuss the interesting constraints imposed on the correl
ation functions of inflationary perturbations by the underlying spatial re
parametrization invariance of the theory in single field models of inflati
on. The constraints are in the form of Ward identities for scaling and spe
cial conformal transformations\, which are isometries of de Sitter space.
We will discuss the implications of these constraints for the scalar three
point function. We will also study the constraints when the possibility f
or the universe to have started from a non Bunch-Davies vacuum state\, in
particular the de Sitter invariant alpha-vacua states\, is considered.\n\n
https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5282
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5282
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:S-matrix constraints on perturbative UV completions (Quantum Space
time Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161123T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161123T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5302@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will discuss the general framework in which one can discuss
the issue of perturbative UV completions of gravity theories\, in the cont
ext of four-point graviton scattering. Simple proofs lead to the need for
infinite tower of massive higher spin particles. We will turn to the scatt
ering of the scalar part of the spectrum. Using the duality between flat s
pace S-matrix and Mellin amplitudes of four-point correlations in conforma
l field theories\, we will show that the Regge trajectory\, which encodes
the spectrum of the theory\, must be linear in certain kinematic regimes\
, just like string theory.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conference
Display.py?confId=5302
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5302
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:(1+1)d generalization of SYK model (Quantum Spacetime Seminar seri
es)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161128T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161128T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5305@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK) model\, is a quantum mechanical mo
del involving N Majorana fermions with random interactions. It is a solvab
le model at large N which also saturates the chaos bound. In this talk\, I
will describe a 1+1d generalization of SYK model which retains the solvab
le aspects of the original model. The model contains N fermions at each la
ttice site\, with a nearest neighbour hopping term along with random inter
actions\, and gives rise to a rich variety of IR behaviours.\n\nhttps://in
dico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5305
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5305
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:An algebraic look at quantum theory (Quantum Spacetime Seminar se
ries)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161226T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161226T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5363@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:An operator-oriented approach to quantum theories has recently
been used to understand the definition of entanglement in gauge theories.
The applicability of this approach extends far beyond this one problem\,
and in this talk I will discuss how one can understand dualities and coars
e-graining in terms of operator algebras. This sheds light on two very con
crete questions: how does entanglement entropy map under field-theoretic d
ualities\, and how does one coarse-grain a quantum theory whose Hilbert sp
ace does not factorize? I will answer these questions\, and as an applicat
ion (time permitting) I will discuss how coarse-graining quantum mechanica
l theories provides a unified perspective on quantum chaos.\n\nhttps://ind
ico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5363
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5363
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:6d Dual Conformal Symmetry and Minimal Volumes in AdS
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161226T103000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161226T113000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5364@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The S-matrix of a theory often exhibits symmetries which are n
ot manifest from the viewpoint of its Lagrangian. For instance\, powerful
constraints on scattering amplitudes are imposed by the dual conformal sym
metry of planar 4d N=4 super Yang-Mills theory and the ABJM theory. Motiva
ted by this\, we investigate the consequences of dual conformal symmetry i
n six dimensions\, which may provide useful insight into the worldvolume t
heory of M5-branes (if it enjoys such a symmetry). On the other hand\, we
are able to generalize the Alday-Maldacena solution for a minimal area str
ing in Anti-de Sitter space to a minimal volume M2-brane ending on a pillo
w-shaped surface in the boundary\, whose seams correspond to a null-polygo
n. Comparing these two results\, we shall speculate about the possible imp
lications of our result\, for the theory on M5-branes.\n\nhttps://indico.t
ifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5364
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5364
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A London Equation for Axion Monodromy
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161230T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20161230T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5373@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5373
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5373
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Branes and the Kraft - Procesi transition (Quantum Spacetime Semi
nar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170102T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170102T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5379@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I will discuss general aspects of Hyper-Kahler cones that appe
ar as moduli spaces of theories with 8 supercharges. These show up in gaug
e theories as well as in brane systems\, or in any string theory backgroun
d with 8 supercharges.\n\nWe will look at Higgs branches\, coulomb branche
s\, brane systems\, and possibly discuss the physics of nilpotent orbits.\
n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5379
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5379
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Weyl Anomalies and Cosmology (Quantum Spacetime Seminar series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170105T061500Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170105T071500Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5387@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I'll discuss effects of Weyl anomalies arising from renormali
zation of composite operators in a cosmological context. I’ll first des
cribe a two-dimensional model of gravity in which the nonlocal contribut
ions to the quantum effective action arising from such Weyl anomalies slo
w down exponential de Sitter expansion to quasi de Sitter power law expans
ion and lead to a slow dilution of vacuum energy. I’ll describe metho
ds to systematically compute similar nonlocal effects for general actions
in four dimensions for cosmological spacetimes using local renormalization
group and compare them with the Barvinsky-Vilkovisky expansion. I’ll co
nclude by discussing possible implications for primordial magnetogenesis a
nd quantum stability of (anti) de Sitter spacetimes.\n\nhttps://indico.tif
r.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5387
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5387
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:A new perspective on holographic entanglement (Quantum Spacetime S
eminar Series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170109T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170109T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5396@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The by-now classic Ryu-Takayanagi formula associates the entan
glement entropy of a spatial region in a holographic field theory with the
area of a certain minimal surface in the bulk. Despite its simplicity and
beauty\, this formula raises a number of stubborn conceptual problems. I
will present a reformulation which does not involve the areas of surfaces.
This reformulation leads to a picture of entanglement in the field theory
being carried by Planckthickness "bit threads" in the bulk. I will argue
that this\npicture helps to resolve a number of the conceptual difficultie
s surrounding the RT formula.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/confere
nceDisplay.py?confId=5396
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5396
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Distinguished Tata-Infosys Lectures series - Asymptotic Symmetries
and Soft Theorems: From QED to Black Holes (Lecture 1)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170116T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170116T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5400@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:A pedagogical introduction will be given to highlights of the
recently-discovered infinity of conservation laws which control the infrar
ed dynamics of all four- dimensional gauge and gravitational theories.\n\
nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5400
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5400
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Distinguished Tata-Infosys Lectures series - Asymptotic Symmetries
and Soft Theorems: From QED to Black Holes (Lecture 2)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170117T063000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170117T073000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5401@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:A pedagogical introduction will be given to highlights of the
recently-discovered infinity of conservation laws which control the infrar
ed dynamics of all four- dimensional gauge and gravitational theories.\n\
nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5401
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5401
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Physical string realization of Walcher's topological string
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170117T090000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170117T100000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5422@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5422
LOCATION: A269
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5422
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Distinguished Tata-Infosys Lectures series - Asymptotic Symmetries
and Soft Theorems: From QED to Black Holes (Lecture 3)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170118T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170118T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5402@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:A pedagogical introduction will be given to highlights of the
recently-discovered infinity of conservation laws which control the infrar
ed dynamics of all four- dimensional gauge and gravitational theories.\n\
nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5402
LOCATION: A304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5402
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Low momentum expansion of one loop string amplitudes (Quantum Spac
etime Seminar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170130T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170130T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5450@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I shall discuss the low momentum expansion of the four gravito
n amplitude in maximally supersymmetric string theory\, which leads to loc
al terms in the effective action. This is obtained by integrating certain
modular graph functions over the fundamental domain of SL(2\,Z). I shall
also discuss new issues that arise for the five graviton amplitude.\n\nhtt
ps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5450
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5450
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Hyperscaling violation and the shear diffusion constant
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170131T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170131T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5456@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Motivated by the analysis of Kovtun\, Son and Starinets\, we s
tudy the diffusion constant for theories with Lifshitz and hyperscaling vi
olating exponents z and Θ. We study shear gravitational perturbations in
the near-horizon region imposing certain self-consistent approximations on
a suitably defined stretched horizon. This is effectively done by compact
ifying the hyperscaling violating Lifshitz theory along a spatial directio
n thus mapping shear gravitational perturbations to gauge field perturbati
ons in the compactified theory. Through appropriately defined currents on
the stretched horizon\, we set up a diffusion equation and hence calculate
the shear diffusion constant for these hyperscaling violating theories. I
t is observed for a certain class of hyperscaling violating theories i.e w
hen z<4-Θ\, we see the diffusion constant scales as a power law with resp
ect to temperature suggesting universal behaviour in relation to the visco
sity bound. When z≥4-Θ\, diffusion constant scales logarithmically with
temperature\, suggesting a breakdown of our analysis in the near horizon
regime.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5
456
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5456
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: Emergence of Bulk Physics in AdS/CFT (Tata Infosys lectures Seri
es) [Lecture 1]
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170201T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170201T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5466@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this lecture series\, I will review a series of recent deve
lopments which relate the AdS/CFT correspondence to the theory of quantum
error correcting codes. We will see that many surprising features of the
correspondence\, including locality in the radial direction\, subregion du
ality\, and the Ryu Takayanagi formula arise quite naturally in the theory
of quantum error correcting codes\, which thus give a new\, non-perturbat
ive picture of the duality.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenc
eDisplay.py?confId=5466
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5466
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: Emergence of Bulk Physics in AdS/CFT (Tata Infosys lectures Seri
es) [Lecture 2]
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170203T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170203T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5472@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this lecture series\, I will review a series of recent deve
lopments which relate the AdS/CFT correspondence to the theory of quantum
error correcting codes. We will see that many surprising features of the
correspondence\, including locality in the radial direction\, subregion du
ality\, and the Ryu Takayanagi formula arise quite naturally in the theory
of quantum error correcting codes\, which thus give a new\, non-perturbat
ive picture of the duality.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenc
eDisplay.py?confId=5472
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5472
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: Emergence of Bulk Physics in AdS/CFT (Tata Infosys lectures Seri
es) [Lecture 3]
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170206T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170206T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5473@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this lecture series\, I will review a series of recent deve
lopments which relate the AdS/CFT correspondence to the theory of quantum
error correcting codes. We will see that many surprising features of the
correspondence\, including locality in the radial direction\, subregion du
ality\, and the Ryu Takayanagi formula arise quite naturally in the theory
of quantum error correcting codes\, which thus give a new\, non-perturbat
ive picture of the duality.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenc
eDisplay.py?confId=5473
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5473
END:VEVENT
BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY: Emergence of Bulk Physics in AdS/CFT (Tata Infosys lectures Seri
es) [Lecture 4]
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170207T050000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170207T060000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5474@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this lecture series\, I will review a series of recent deve
lopments which relate the AdS/CFT correspondence to the theory of quantum
error correcting codes. We will see that many surprising features of the
correspondence\, including locality in the radial direction\, subregion du
ality\, and the Ryu Takayanagi formula arise quite naturally in the theory
of quantum error correcting codes\, which thus give a new\, non-perturbat
ive picture of the duality.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenc
eDisplay.py?confId=5474
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5474
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SUMMARY:Transport in Chern-Simons-Matter Theories (Quantum Spacetime Semin
ar)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170213T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170213T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5490@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:The frequency-dependent longitudinal and Hall conductivities -
-- σxx and σxy --- are dimensionless functions of ω/T in 2+1 dimensiona
l CFTs at nonzero temperature. These functions characterize the spectrum o
f charged excitations of the theory and are basic experimental observables
. We compute these conductivities for large N Chern-Simons theory with fer
mion matter. The computation is exact in the 't Hooft coupling λ at N=∞
. We describe various physical features of the conductivity\, including an
explicit relation between the weight of the delta function at ω=0 in σx
x and the existence of infinitely many higher spin conserved currents in t
he theory. We also compute the conductivities perturbatively in Chern-Simo
ns theory with scalar matter and show that the resulting functions of ω/T
agree with the strong coupling fermionic result. This provides a new test
of the conjectured 3d bosonization duality. In matching the Hall conducti
vities we resolve an outstanding puzzle by carefully treating an extra ano
maly that arises in the regularization scheme used.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr
.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5490
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5490
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SUMMARY:Horizon Thermodynamics and Local Energy Conditions(Tata Infosys le
ctures Series) (Lecture 1)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170220T093000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170220T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5515@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Black holes\, and other causal horizons e.g. de Sitter horizon
s in cosmology\, obey laws of thermodynamics reminiscent of ordinary therm
al systems. I will explain the definition and proof of the Generalized Sec
ond Law for causal horizons\, and discuss its relationship to lower bounds
on the stress-energy\ntensor in classical and quantum field theories.\n\n
Lecture 1: Why do black holes obey a second law?\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.re
s.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5515
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5515
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Horizon Thermodynamics and Local Energy Conditions(Tata Infosys le
ctures Series) (Lecture 2)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170223T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170223T103000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5516@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Black holes\, and other causal horizons e.g. de Sitter horizon
s in cosmology\, obey laws of thermodynamics reminiscent of ordinary therm
al systems. I will explain the definition and proof of the Generalized Sec
ond Law for causal horizons\, and discuss its relationship to lower bounds
on the stress-energy\ntensor in classical and quantum field theories.\n\n
Lecture 2: What prevents negative energy from violating causality?\n\nhttp
s://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5516
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5516
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Horizon Thermodynamics and Local Energy Conditions(Tata Infosys le
ctures Series) (Lecture 3)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170224T043000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170224T053000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5517@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:Black holes\, and other causal horizons e.g. de Sitter horizon
s in cosmology\, obey laws of thermodynamics reminiscent of ordinary therm
al systems. I will explain the definition and proof of the Generalized Sec
ond Law for causal horizons\, and discuss its relationship to lower bounds
on the stress-energy tensor in classical and quantum field theories.\n\nL
ecture 3: How to make a Traversable Wormhole.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.i
n/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5517
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5517
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SUMMARY:Phase diagram of the GWW phase transition of the matrix quantum me
chanics with a chemical potential
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170303T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170303T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5553@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5553
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5553
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Melting of three-sublattice order: How does a KT phase pinch off?
(Quantum Spacetime Seminar Series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170306T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170306T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5552@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:On lattices with triangular symmetry\, competition between dif
ferent antiferromagnetic interactions results in a macroscopic degeneracy
of low energy configurations for easy-axis magnets. Small perturbations or
quantum fluctuations then seed a three-sublattice ordered state which bre
aks lattice and spin symmetries. The question in the title has to do with
the temperature-driven transition from this long-range ordered state to a
high temperature paramagnet: In addition to a direct first order transitio
n\, which is certainly possible\, two other scenarios are possible on gene
ral (symmetry) grounds: a two-step melting process\, with an intermediate
Kosterlitz-Thouless (KT) phase\, or a sequence of two second- order transi
tions. After introducing this physics\, I will try and outline a couple of
questions (and some partial answers) about the multicritical point(s?) at
which the intermediate KT phase pinches-off to give way to either a first
- order transition line or two second-order transition lines.\n\nhttps://i
ndico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5552
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5552
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Melting of three-sublattice order: How does a KT phase pinch off?
[Part 2] (Quantum Spacetime Seminar Series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170307T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170307T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5555@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:On lattices with triangular symmetry\, competition between dif
ferent antiferromagnetic interactions results in a macroscopic degeneracy
of low energy configurations for easy-axis magnets. Small perturbations or
quantum fluctuations then seed a three-sublattice ordered state which bre
aks lattice and spin symmetries. The question in the title has to do with
the temperature-driven transition from this long-range ordered state to a
high temperature paramagnet: In addition to a direct first order transitio
n\, which is certainly possible\, two other scenarios are possible on gene
ral (symmetry) grounds: a two-step melting process\, with an intermediate
Kosterlitz-Thouless (KT) phase\, or a sequence of two second- order transi
tions. After introducing this physics\, I will try and outline a couple of
questions (and some partial answers) about the multicritical point(s?) at
which the intermediate KT phase pinches-off to give way to either a first
- order transition line or two second-order transition lines.\n\nhttps://i
ndico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5555
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5555
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Why CFT correlators can't probe sub-Ads Locality (Quantum Spacetim
e Seminar Series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170314T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170314T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5563@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:I'll give two arguments that the full non-perturbative S matri
x of Minkowski space-time cannot be recovered as a limit of CFT correlator
s. The first is related to the interesting fact that the S-matrix is not
unitary in Fock space (a fact long known in 4 dimensions\, where it has no
finite Fock space matrix elements\, but true in arbitrary dimensions). P
rocesses involving "an infinite number of infinitely soft gravitons" canno
t be recovered in any straightforward way from CFT correlators. The seco
nd argument has to do with the difference between the fast scrambling beha
vior of flat space black holes and the ballistic Lieb Robinson bound on th
e scrambling of information in any cutoff quantum field theory. I'll show
how the formalism of Holographic Space-time (HST) can incorporate both th
ese behaviors in terms of a rapid crossover in the time dependent Hamilton
ian of HST at proper times of order the AdS radius. If there's time\, I'l
l also explain how HST explains the fact that "large radius" AdS spaces al
ways come equipped with an equally large compact space of at least two dim
ensions.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=
5563
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5563
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Emergent phase space description of unitary matrix model (Quantum
Spacetime Seminar Series)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170320T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170320T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5570@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In this talk we shall first discuss a phase space description
of a generic unitary matrix model and see how different phases of the theo
ry can be characterised in terms of different topologies of two dimensiona
l droplets in phase space. Finally\, we write CS theory on S^3 in terms of
a unitary matrix model and provide a phase space description of the same.
The phase space description of gauge theories can be used to provide a du
al quantum mechanical description of string degrees of freedom\, since dif
ferent large N phases of gauge theory are dual to classical solutions of s
tring theory in AdS space.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conference
Display.py?confId=5570
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5570
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BEGIN:VEVENT
SUMMARY:Entanglement\, Replicas and Thetas (Quantum Spacetime Seminar Seri
es)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T060000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T070000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20170327T044830Z
UID:indico-event-5582@cern.ch
DESCRIPTION:In the calculation of Renyi entropy for 2d CFT at finite size
and finite temperature\, one encounters a partition function on a higher-g
enus Riemann surface that is a branched cover of the torus. For free field
theories there are two ways to compute this\, one directly in higher-genu
s and the other using twist fields on the torus. This leads to some novel
identities between genus-n and genus-1 theta functions. I will present pre
liminary evidence that these identities are true in an expansion in interv
al size\, but not true as exact identities. Some consequences will be disc
ussed.\n\nhttps://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=55
82
LOCATION: A 304
URL:https://indico.tifr.res.in/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=5582
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