Journal Club Schedule: Spring 2009
In every meeting we will spend the first 10-15 minutes talking about new papers on the arXive that people found interesting (we would also like to hear about recent conferences that people attended). Then one member of the group will present a recent paper. The tentative schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, 18/2/2009, 11:00Tomek Lukowski will give the talk: "Twist operators in the AdS_5/CFT_4 correspondence"
Wednesday, 25/2/2009, 11:00Costas will talk about "Quantum Gravity at a Lifshitz point" by Horava, arxiv:0901.3775
Monday, 2/3/2009, 14:15(Note non-standard date and time)
Jan Plefka (Humboldt U.) will discuss his recent paper (with J. Drummond and J. Henn): "Yangian symmetry of scattering amplitudes in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory", arXiv:0902.2987
Wednesday, 11/3/2009, 11:00Niels will talk about the AdS/non-relativistic correspondence
Wednesday, 18/3/2009, 11:00Jesper will talk about his work on spectral triples of quantum gravity, see arxiv:0802.1783, arxiv:0802.1784.
Wednesday, 25/3/2009, 11:00Rutger will talk about amplitudes, specifically Fourier transforms to twistor space (by Arkani-Hamed et al)
Wednesday, 1/4/2009, 11:00Emil will talk about amplitudes, specifically Fourier transforms to twistor space (by Arkani-Hamed et al)
Wednesday, 8/4/2009, 11:00No meeting: Easter Break
Wednesday, 15/4/2009, 11:00No meeting: Nordic Meeting the same week
Friday, 24/4/2009, 13:15 (Note non-standard date)Shinji will talk about the two recent Alday-Maldacena papers (0904.0663 and 0903.4707)
Wednesday, 29/4/2009, 11:00Shinji will continue discussing the Alday-Maldacena papers
Wednesday, 6/5/2009, 11:00Jay will talk about "On the geometry of the Emparan-Reall black rings", arxiv:0807.2309 by Chrusciel and Cortier
Wednesday, 13/5/2009, 11:00Jan will talk about "Non-perturbative, non-critical string field theory"
Wednesday, 20/5/2009, 11:00Andrzej will talk about Instantons and monopoles in ABJM
Wednesday, 27/5/2009, 11:00Holger will talk about Mathurs quantum black hole proposal
Wednesday, 3/6/2009, 11:00Andrzej will continue his talk on instantons and monopoles in ABJM theory (the 3-dimensional superconformal Chern-Simons theory of Aharony, Bergman, Jafferis and Maldacena).
Wednesday, 10/6/2009, 11:00Pawel will talk about fermionic T-duality
Wednesday, 17/6/2009, 11:15Kim will talk about stochastic quantization, finite chemical potential and the sign problem