Seminars and events

Join the Fields, Strings, and Geometry Group for an upcoming seminar or research event.

Seminar details

Time and day: We have a regular seminar slot at 4pm - 5pm on Tuesdays during term.
Venue: Seminars will be held online via Zoom or in person in 39/40 AA 04.
Open to: Staff, postgraduate research students, and visiting researchers.

Please contact the organiser Dr Andrea Prinsloo with any questions.

Past seminars

Speaker: Daniele Farotti (University of Surrey)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 16 November 2021
Title: Supersymmetry Enhancement of Heterotic Horizons

Speaker: Jack Holden (University of Southampton)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 2 November 2021
Title: Global symmetries and partial confinement

Speaker: Julius Julius (King's College, London)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 12 October 2021
Title: Bootstrability for 1d defect CFT

Speaker: Vladimir Rubtsov (University of Angers)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 5 October 2021
Title: Quantization of Monodromy data for confluent Painlevé systems, Calabi-Yau 3-algebras and degenerated non-commutative del Pezzo surfaces

Speaker: Lorenzo Raspollini (University of Surrey)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021
Title: Higher gauge theory, BV formalism and self-dual theories from twistor space

Speaker: Tommaso Macrelli (University of Surrey)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 20 July 2021
Title: Homotopy algebras, gauge theories and gravity

Speaker: Paul Heslop (Durham University)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 11 May 2021
Title: Towards the Virasoro—Shapiro Amplitude in AdS5 × S5

Speaker: Chethan Krishnan (Indian Institute of Science)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021
Title: Hints of gravitational ergodicity

Speaker: Xizhi Han (Stanford University)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 16 March 2021
Title: Neural quantum state in matrix quantum mechanics

Speaker: Marcos Crichigno (Imperial College, London)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 26 January 2021
Title: Supersymmetry and quantum computation 

Speaker: James Drummond (University of Southampton)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 17 November 2020
Title: Amplitudes, tropical geometry, and cluster algebras

Speaker: Andrea Fontanella (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 13 October 2020
Title: Classical integrability in Lie algebra expanded coset sigma models

Speaker: Severin Bunk (University of Hamburg)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 22 September 2020
Title: Symmetries of gerbes and applications in geometry and physics

Speaker: Tommaso Macrelli (University of Surrey)
Time and Date: 2pm - 3pm on Tuesday 1 September 2020
Title: BV formalism, QFT, and gravity: a homotopy perspective

Speaker: Nabil Iqbal (Durham University)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 16 June 2020
Title: Toward a 3d Ising model with a weakly coupled string dual

Speaker: Yuta Hamada (APC, Paris Diderot University)
Time and Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 2 June 2020
Title: Weak gravity conjecture from unitarity and causality

Speaker: Ines Aniceto (University of Southampton)
Date: 4pm - 5pm on Tuesday 12 May 2020
Title: Integrable field theories with an interacting massless sector

Speaker: Stefano Speziali (Swansea University)
Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Title: Holographic aspects of two- and four-dimensional field theories

Speaker: Silke Klemm (University of Milan)
Date: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Title: Unusual horizon geometries of black holes in gauged supergravity

Speaker: Masanori Hanada (University of Southampton)
Date: Tuesday 3 December 2019
Title: How colours make a black hole

Speaker: Ana Retore (Trinity College Dublin)
Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
Title: New su(2) × su(2) integrable models

Speaker: Mahdi Godazgar (Queen Mary, University of London)
Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019
Title: Asymptotic charges in gravity

Speaker: Daniel Grumiller (Vienna University of Technology)
Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Title: Gravity and holography in lower dimensions

Speaker: Juan Miguel Nieto Garcia (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Date: Tuesday 11 June 2019
Title: Recent developments in the AdS3/CFT2 correspondence with mixed flux

Speaker: Giacomo Pope (University of Liverpool)
Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019
Title: From static to cosmological solutions of N=2 supergravity

Speaker: Jaco van Zyl (University of the Witwatersrand)
Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Title: On integrable subsectors of AdS/CFT and LLM geometries

Speaker: Ingo Runkel (University of Hamburg)
Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019
Title: Integrability in 2d CFT and line defects

Speaker: Istvan Szecsenyi (City, University of London)
Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Title: Entanglement content of quantum particle excitations

Speaker: Alessandro Torrielli (University of Surrey)
Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019
Title: Massless scattering in lower dimensional AdS/CFT

Speaker: Tommaso Macrelli (University of Surrey)
Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Title: Finite symmetry groups of two-dimensional toroidal conformal field theories

Speaker: Tomasz Lukowski (University of Hertfordshire)
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2019
Title: Amplituhedron meets JeffreyKirwan residue

Speaker: Alec Barns-Graham (University of Cambridge)
Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Title: A superconformal index for hyper-Kähler cones

Speaker: Andrea Cavaglia (King's College London)
Date: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Title: Towards 3-point functions in N=4 super Yang—Mills theory with the quantum spectral curve

Speaker: Rouven Frassek (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn)
Date: Thursday 31 January 2019
Title: Q-operators for rational spin chains

Speaker: Martin Wolf (University of Surrey)
Date: Tuesday 4 December 2018
Title: L-algebras, the BV formalism, and classical fields

Speaker: Valentina Forini (City University London)
Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Title: Superstring worldsheet beyond perturbation theory

Speaker: Tudor Dimofte (University of California, Davis)
Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Title: Higher algebraic structures in supersymmetric QFT

Speaker: Roberto Sisca (University of Surrey)
Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Title: The universal geometry of heterotic vacua (part 2)

Speaker: Charles Strickland-Constable (University of Hertfordshire)
Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Title: Finite heterotic deformations and holomorphic Courant algebroids

Speaker: Anthony Ashmore (University of Oxford)
Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Title: Moduli and obstructions of N=1 heterotic backgrounds.

Speaker: Tristan McLoughlin (Trinity College Dublin)
Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Title: A twistor approach to conformal higher spin theory

Speaker: Jock McOrist (University of Surrey)
Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018
Title: The universal geometry of heterotic vacua (part 1)

Speaker: Sebastian Lautz (King's College London)
Date: Tuesday 2 October 2018
Title: All AdS4 and AdS3 supergravity backgrounds with N > 16 supersymmetries: uniqueness and (non-)existence