Research group at TIFR

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Spring Semester 2020

Monsoon Semester 2019

Spring Semester 2019

Monsoon Semester 2018

Spring Semester 2018

Monsoon Semester 2017

Spring Semester 2017

Monsoon Semester 2016

Spring Semester 2016

Monsoon Semester 2015

DateSpeakerInstituteTalk Title
Spring Semester 2020
2020-01-06 P. Ramadevi IIT Bombay Chern-Simons field theory invariants, volume conjecture & topological entanglement.
2020-01-13 Amitabh Virmani CMI, Chennai QNMs of SUSY Microstate Geometries and D1-D5 CFT
2020-01-20 Sridip Pal IAS, Princeton Tauberian Theorems and High Energy Asymptotics in CFT
2020-01-27 Arjun Bagchi IIT Kanpur No Tension! The Carefree Life of Null Strings
2020-02-03 Neetu IISER Bhopal Quantum Mechanics of Plancherel Growth
2020-02-10 Shouvik Datta UCLA & ICTS-TIFR Eigenstate Thermalization and Virasoro Symmetry
2020-02-17 Sayali Bhatkar IISER Pune Loop Corrected Soft Theorems and Asymptotic Ward Identities
2020-02-25 Onkar Parrikar Stanford University Gravity from Quantum Entanglement in the AdS/CFT correspondence
2020-02-26 Athira P V CMI, Chennai Generalised Coherent States in QCD from Asymptotic Symmetries
2020-03-09 Shubho Roy IIT Hyderabad Quantum Complexity Characteristics of Bulk Gravitational Singularities
2020-03-09 Parijat Dey Uppsala University Dispersion Relation in Conformal Field Theory
Monsoon Semester 2019
2019-07-01 Adwait Gaikwad TIFR, Mumbai Gravitational collapse in SYK models and Choptuik-like phenomenon
2019-07-02 Sayantan Choudhury Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany Open quantum theory of two entangled atoms in De Sitter Space
2019-07-08 Todadri Senthil MIT, USA Landau ordering and other novel phase transitions beyond the Landau paradigm
2019-07-22 Sumit Das University of Kentucky Quantum Quench in Matrix Quantum Mechanics and time dependent backgrounds in 2d strings
2019-07-26 Prahar Mitra IAS, Princeton Asymptotic Symmetries in Odd Dimensions
2019-08-13 Arunabha Saha University of Geneva Black Holes in an environment in large D as forced membranes
2019-08-19 Biswajit Sahoo HRI, Allahabad Status of Soft Theorem in D=4 (Its application in classical limit and understanding as Ward identity)
2019-08-26 Mrunmay Jagadale CMI Chennai Polytopes and Scattering Amplitudes in Scalar Field Theory
2019-09-03 Pranjal Nayak University of Geneva Pure states and eigenstate thermalization in the Schwarzian theory - Part 1
2019-09-04 Pranjal Nayak University of Geneva Pure states and eigenstate thermalization in the Schwarzian theory - Part 2
2019-09-16 Mahan Mj TIFR, Mumbai Percolation on Hyperbolic groups
2019-09-23 Pushkal Shrivastava ICTS-TIFR Strong Cosmic Censorship and Spacetime Entanglement
2019-09-30 Chandan Jana ICTS-TIFR Non-local divergences in open QFTs
2019-10-14 Swarnava Mukhopadhyay TIFR, Mumbai Rank-Level Duality of Conformal Blocks
2019-10-21 Anirban Basu HRI, Allahabad Eigenvalue Equation for the Modular Graph Ca,b,c,d
2019-11-04 Shiroman Prakash Dayalbagh Institute, Agra Subchromatic Tensor Models
2019-11-11 Sujay Ashok IMSc, Chennai Topological open/closed string dualities
2019-11-13 Hermann Nicolai Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics K(E10) and Standard Model Fermions
2019-11-18 Justin David IISc, Bangalore Unitarity and the Chaos bound
2019-11-25 Diptarka Das IIT Kanpur Modular Bootstrap at Extreme and Intermediate Temperatures: Asymptotics and Bounds
2019-12-02 Nabamita Banerjee IISER Bhopal BMS3 Symmetries and Invariant Dual Field Theory
2019-12-31 David Tong DAMTP, Cambridge A Non-Supersymmetric 5d Fixed Point?
Spring Semester 2019
2019-01-02 Manuel Vielma University of Geneva, Switzerland Eigenstate thermalization in the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model
2019-01-03 Atish Dabholkar ICTP, Trieste, Italy Quantum Gravity from Timelike Liouville
2019-01-07 Thomas Hartman Cornell University, USA Bounds on Energy and Transport in Quantum Field Theory
2019-01-14 Abhijit Gadde TIFR, Mumbai Constraints on CFTs in large dimensions
2019-01-21 Silviu Pufu Princeton University, USA Scattering amplitudes, bootstrap, and supersymmetric localization
2019-02-04 K. V. Pavan Kumar IISc, Bangalore Towards Singlet Spectrum in SYK-like Tensor Models
2019-02-11 Chethan Krishnan IISc, Bangalore Bulk Locality and Asymptotic Causal Diamonds
2019-02-25 Narayan Krishnan CMI, Chennai Extremal surfaces, de Sitter entropy and entanglement in ghost systems
2019-03-11 Aradhita Chattopadhyaya IISc Bangalore Applications of Mathieu Moonshine in N=4 supersymmetric theories
2019-03-15 Kausik Ghosh IISc, Bangalore Conformal Bootstrap in Mellin space and loops in AdS
2019-03-18 Ashoke Sen HRI, Allahabad Analyticity and Crossing Symmetry of Superstring Loop Amplitudes
2019-03-25 Suvankar Dutta IISER, Bhopal Chern-Simons theories on generic three manifolds and matrix models
2019-03-27 Indranil Halder TIFR, Mumbai Matter Chern Simons Theories in a Background Magnetic Field
2019-04-01 Bidisha Chakrabarty ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore Out of Time Ordered Quantum Dissipation
2019-04-08 Aninda Sinha IISc, Bangalore The simplest problem in conformal bootstrap
2019-04-15 Suvrat Raju ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru Is Holography Implicit in Canonical Gravity?
2019-04-22 Bindusar Sahoo IISER Thiruvananthapuram Action principle in conformal supergravity
2019-04-30 Suresh Govindarajan IIT, Madras An invitation to moonshine
2019-05-06 Apratim Kaviraj LPT & ENS, Paris Boundary CFTs and Functional Bootstrap
2019-06-11 Upamanyu Moitra TIFR, Mumbai Jackiw-Teitelboim Gravity and Rotating Black Holes
2019-06-17 Ravi Mohan University of Texas, Austin Holographic RG Flows for Class S Line Defects
Monsoon Semester 2018
2018-07-24 Sumit Das University of Kentucky, USA Towards a Holographic Dictionary for the SYK Model
2018-08-06 Amitabh Virmani CMI, Chennai Aretakis Instability
2018-08-13 Alok Laddha CMI, India Classical Limit of Soft Graviton Theorem
2018-08-20 Siddharth Dwivedi Sichuan University, China Entanglement structure of a state on multi-torus boundary
2018-08-27 Prahar Mitra IAS, Princeton, USA Soft Theorems and Asymptotic Symmetries in Effective Field Theories
2018-09-10 Subhajit Mazumdar The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Kite diagram through Symmetries of Feynman Integrals
2018-09-17 Arjun Bagchi IIT, Kanpur BMS Field Theories and Modular Invariance
2018-09-24 Shamik Banerjee IOP, Bhubaneswar Null states and soft theorems
2018-10-01 Ayan Mukhopadhyay IIT, Madras Some revelations of rebellious and queer nature of NAdS2
2018-10-08 Rajesh Gopakumar ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore On the Polyakov-Mellin bootstrap
2018-10-15 Vikram Tripathi DTP-TIFR Quasiparticle lifetime in a finite conductor and the problem of many-body localization
2018-10-22 Ofer Aharony Weizmann Institute Of Science Renormalization group flows in disordered field theories
2018-10-29 Arnab Kundu Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata Strings, Schwarzian, Maximal Chaos
2018-11-05 Nilay Kundu IIT, Kanpur Second law of black-hole thermodynamics in higher derivative theories of gravity
2018-11-12 Justi David IISc, Bangalore Applications of moonshine in string compactifications and black holes
2018-11-19 Soumangsu Bhusan Chakraborty The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel JT deformed CFT2 and string theory
2018-11-26 Diptarka Das IIT, Kanpur Modular Bootstrap with some applications to thermalization
2018-12-07 Finn Larsen University of Michigan, USA An attractor mechanism for nAdS2 / nCFT1 holography
2018-12-14 Vishnu Jejjala University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Generalized Hot Attractors
Spring Semester 2018
2018-01-15 Shamik Banerjee IOP, Bhubhaneswar Null-Infinity and Unitary Representation of Poincare group
2018-02-05 Pallab Basu ICTS-TIFR Complex Langevin dynamics and large-N gauge theories
2018-02-12 Subham Duttachowdhury IISC, Bengaluru Constraining spectral densities in conformal field theories
2018-02-19 Madhusudhan Raman IMSc, Chennai Semiclassical Methods: A Jumble of Results and Directions
2018-03-05 Sujay Ashok IMSc, Chennai Surface operators in supersymmetric gauge theories
2018-03-07 Sujay Ashok IMSc, Chennai Surface operators in supersymmetric gauge theories
2018-03-12 Pankaj Joshi TIFR, Mumbai Recent Developments on Gravitational Collapse, Black Holes and Naked Singularities
2018-03-19 Chethan Krishnan IISc - CHEP A Neumann Boundary for Gravity
2018-04-02 Abhijit Gadde TIFR, Mumbai Vector space of conformal field theories
2018-04-09 Manas Kulkarni ICTS-TIFR Emergence of integrable models in external potentials: Duality, Solitons and Field theory
2018-04-16 Bindusar Sahoo IISER-TVM New multiplets in N=2 conformal supergravity
2018-04-23 Shiroman Prakash DEI-Agra Tensor Models in d Dimensions
2018-04-27 Hiroshi Ooguri Caltech Constraints on Quantum Gravity
2018-05-07 Florian Loebbert Humbolt Uni. Berlin Hidden Symmetries of Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge Theories and Gravity
Monsoon Semester 2017
2017-08-16 Chandrasekhar Bhamidipati IIT, Bhubhaneswar Black Holes at Criticality
2017-08-17 Sachin Jain IISER, Pune Small step towards computing all loop exact arbitrary m to n scattering amplitude in Chern-Simons matter theories
2017-08-24 Surbhi Khetrapal IISc, Bengaluru Local quenches and quantum chaos from higher spin perturbations
2017-08-28 Spenta Wadia ICTS, Bengaluru Quantum Gravity in 2-dim and the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Model
2017-09-04 Sunil Mukhi IISER, Pune Universal Correlators from the Holomorphic Bootstrap
2017-09-11 Indranil Halder TIFR, Mumbai Notes on Melonic O(N)^{q?1} Tensor Models
2017-09-18 Naveen Prabhakar TIFR, Mumbai Rational Conformal Field Theory : A primer - Lecture 1
2017-09-21 Naveen Prabhakar TIFR, Mumbai Rational Conformal Field Theory : A primer - Lecture 2
2017-09-25 Justin David IISc, Bengaluru Constraints on parity violating conformal field theories in d=3
2017-10-09 Alok Laddha CMI, Chennai Asymptotic symmetries in QED and sub-leading soft photon theorem
2017-10-16 Junggi Yoon ICTS, Bengaluru SYK Models with Global Symmetry
2017-10-23 Rishi Khatri TIFR, Mumbai Axions in the CMB sky
2017-10-30 P. Ramadevi IIT, Bombay Current status on polynomial invariants of knots- attempt towards classification
2017-11-06 Aninda Sinha IISc, CHEP Strategies for bootstrap
2017-11-13 Arnab Kundu SINP, Kolkata SYK-chaotic and Global Charges
2017-11-20 Anosh Joseph ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore Lattice Formulation of N=2* Super Yang-Mills
2017-11-23 Djordje Radicevic Perimeter Institute, Canada Bosonization on a lattice in 2+1D
2017-11-28 Raghu Mahajan Princeton University, USA A thermal Froissart-Gribov formula for CFTs
2017-11-30 Abhishek Chowdhury HRI, Allahabad Hilbert Series and Black Hole Microstate Counting(Part 1)
Spring Semester 2017
2017-01-02 Amihay Hanany Imperial College London, UK Branes and the Kraft - Procesi transition
2017-01-05 Atish Dabholkar ICTP, Trieste, Italy Weyl Anomalies and Cosmology
2017-01-09 Matthew Headrick Brandeis University, USA A new perspective on holographic entanglement
2017-01-30 Anirban Basu Low momentum expansion of one loop string amplitudes HRI, Allahabad, India
2017-02-13 Raghu Mahajan Stanford University Transport in Chern-Simons-Matter Theories
2017-03-06 Kedar Damle TIFR, Mumbai Melting of three-sublattice order: How does a KT phase pinch off? (Part 1)
2017-03-07 Kedar Damle TIFR, Mumbai Melting of three-sublattice order: How does a KT phase pinch off? (Part 2)
2017-03-14 Tom Banks University of California, Santa Cruz Why CFT correlators can't probe sub-AdS Locality
2017-03-20 Suvankar Dutta IISER, Bhopal Emergent phase space description of unitary matrix model
2017-03-27 Sunil Mukhi IISER, Pune Entanglement, Replicas and Thetas
2017-04-03 Ashoke Sen HRI, Allahabad Soft graviton theorem
2017-04-10 Bindusar Sahoo IISER,Trivandrum Advances in N=4 conformal supergravity
2017-04-17 Zohar Komargodski Simons Centre for Geometry and Physics, USA Hooft Anomalies for Discrete Symmetries (Part 1)
2017-04-17 Zohar Komargodski Simons Centre for Geometry and Physics, USA Hooft Anomalies for Discrete Symmetries (Part 2)
2017-04-18 Zohar Komargodski Simons Centre for Geometry and Physics, USA Hooft Anomalies for Discrete Symmetries (Part 3)
2017-04-24 Saumen Datta TIFR, Mumbai On heavy quark systems in quark-gluon plasma
2017-04-25 Shiroman Prakash DEI, Agra Some non supersymmetric dualities in 2+1 dimensions
2017-05-29 Sumit Das University of Kentucky A Three Dimensional View of the SYK Model
Monsoon Semester 2016
2016-08-08 Sudipta Sarkar IIT Gandhinagar Holography, second law and higher curvature gravit
2016-08-22 Amitabh Virmani IOP Bhubaneswar Classical internal structure of black holes
2016-08-29 Alok Laddha CMI Chennai Asymptotic Symmetries of gravity and soft theorems
2016-09-19 Justin David IISC Bengaluru Spectral sum rules for conformal field theories in arbitrary dimensions
2016-09-29 K Narayan CMI Chennai Entanglement in ghost systems
2016-10-03 Rajesh Gopakumar ICTS Bengaluru Conformal Bootstrap in Mellin space
2016-10-17 Apratim Kaviraj IISc Bengaluru Rebooting the Conformal Bootstrap in Mellin Space.
2016-10-24 Bidisha Chakrabarty IOP Bhubaneswar Holographic description of non-BPS orbifolded D1-D5-P solutions
2016-10-31 Arjun Bagchi IIT Kanpur Tensionless strings and related fun things
2016-11-07 Ashish Shukla TIFR Mumbai Symmetry constraints in inflation
2016-11-23 Kallol Sen IISc, Bengaluru On Critical Exponents without Feynman diagrams
2016-11-23 Yu-Tin Huang NTU Taiwan S-matrix constraints on perturbative UV completions
2016-11-28 Prithvi Narayan ICTS Bengaluru (1+1)d generalization of SYK model
2016-12-26 Djordje Radicevic Perimeter Institute An algebraic look at quantum theory
Spring Semester 2016
2016-01-05 Subir Sachdev Harvard University Strange metals and black holes
2016-01-08 Ashvin Viswanath University of California Berkeley Particle-Vortex duality of 2+1D Dirac fermions, from electric-magnetic duality of 3+1D topological insulators
2016-01-11 Xi Yin Harvard University 2D superconformal bootstrap
2016-01-18 Pallab Basu ICTS Bengaluru Holographic disorder and localization
2016-01-25 Chethan Krishnan IISc Bengaluru Lorentz invariance vs principle of equivalence
2016-02-05 Atish Dabholkar ICTP Trieste & CNRS Paris Weyl anomalies and cosmology
2016-02-08 R Loganayagam ICTS Bengaluru Topological sigma models and fluid dynamics (Part 1)
2016-02-09 R Loganayagam ICTS Bengaluru Topological sigma models and fluid dynamics (Part 2)
2016-02-22 David Tong DAMTP, University of Cambridge Quantum Hall Matrix Models
2016-02-25 Sachin Jain Cornell University Causality constraints in conformal field theory
2016-03-04 Nilay Kundu HRI Allahabad Surface transport in finite lumps of stationary relativistic fluid
2016-03-07 Amin Nizami ICTS Bengaluru Anomalous dimensions in epsilon expansion for the Gross-Neveu CFT
2016-03-14 Bindusar Sahoo IISER Thiruvananthapuram N=4 conformal supergravity
2016-03-21 Aninda Sinha IISC Bengaluru Conformal bootstrap using unitary blocks (Part 1)
2016-03-22 Aninda Sinha IISC Bengaluru Conformal bootstrap using unitary blocks (Part 2)
2016-03-29 Shamik Banerjee IOP Bhubaneswar AdS/CFT and RG-flow
2016-04-04 Dileep Jatkar HRI Allahabad Exact WKB analysis of $\Omega$-deformed Seiberg-Witten theory
2016-04-11 Sujay Ashok IMSc Chennai S-duality, triangle groups and modular anomalies in N=2 SQCD
2016-04-21 Tarun Sharma Weizmann Institute Monopole operators in 3d N=2 Chern-Simons matter theories (Part 1)
2016-04-25 Arnab Kundu SINP Kolkata Three dimensional (super) Yang-Mills with compressible quark matter
2016-04-27 Tarun Sharma Weizmann Institute Monopole operators in 3d N=2 Chern-Simons matter theories (Part 2)
Monsoon Semester 2015
2015-09-21 Ashoke Sen HRI, Allahabad Superstring field theories
2015-09-28 Rajesh Gopakumar ICTS, Bengaluru The Higher Spin square
2015-10-05 Suvrat Raju ICTS, Bengaluru Local Operators and state dependence in Ads/CFT
2015-10-12 Justin David IISc, Bengaluru Anomalous transport at weak coupling
2015-10-19 Shiroman Prakash Dayalbagh Inst, Agra A test of bosonization at the level of four-point functions in Chern-Simons vector models
2015-10-26 Sunil Mukhi IISER, Pune On 2d Conformal Field Theories with Two Characters
2015-11-02 Nabamita Banerjee IISER, Pune Null Fluid - A new view to Galilean fluid
2015-11-16 Anirban Basu HRI, Allahabad Perturbative type II amplitudes for BPS interactions
2015-12-02 Abhishek Chowdhury HRI Allahabad Hilbert series and black hole microstate counting(Part 2)