dimanche 25 novembre 2018

Next journal clubs in 2018

The next journal clubs before the end of the year are:
• on Friday, Nov 16th, Kenta Suzuki will present  A semiclassical ramp in SYK and in gravity'' by Phil Saad, Stephen H. Shenker and Douglas Stanford arXiv: 1806.06840
•  on Tuesday, Nov 6th, Severin Lüst will present the paper "Towards a proof of the Weak Gravity Conjecture" by Alfredo Urbano, arXiv: 1810.05621
• on Friday, Oct 19th, Fidel Schaposnik will present  "Eternal traversable wormhole'' by Juan Maldacena and Xiao-Liang Qi arXiv: 1804.00491

lundi 17 septembre 2018

New time for the journal club!

In order to better organise our Fridays, the journal club has been moved to Friday afternoons at 2:15 p.m. The location will be Salle de Conférence Louis Michel (Bât.6 CPHT), unless specified otherwise. Coffee will be served in the CPhT coffee area at 2 p.m.

The next journal club will be given on Friday, Sept. 21st by Emilio Trevisani on Light-ray operators in conformal field theory''

mardi 28 août 2018

The journal club comes back!

Dear all, this academic year's journal club will kick off on September 7th, as follows

Other papers that are up for discussion are:

You are welcome to propose other papers by clicking the comments button below. Also, since the ideal is to have a discussion about these papers,  it would be great if as many people as possible read the papers ahead of time.

Here is some practical information for this year's newcomers

where : CPHT, Ecole Polytechnique, Salle de Conférence Jean Lascoux (Aile0)

when:   every other Friday at 10:15 a.m., starting Oct. 13th

topics:  recent papers on the quantum structure of black holes, bulk effective field theory, bulk reconstruction (via bootstrap/entanglement), SYK, asymptotic symmetries (BMS)

how it works: one person prepares a presentation, and everyone else reads the paper and prepares for a discussion. Papers can either be chosen from the suggested readings on this website, or the speaker can suggest a paper to read, which should fit with the general topic of the journal club.

practical:
•  directions to the CPHT can be found at https://www.cpht.polytechnique.fr/?q=fr/node/4
•  we are planning to provide free coffee and croissants at the start of the journal club
•  internet is provided via eduroam
•  after the journal club, we can all have lunch at the canteen of the Ecole Polytechnique. The seminar room will be reserved all day for those people who want to spend the rest of the afternoon at the CPHT.

jeudi 1 mars 2018

Journal club suspended until September

Due to extensive travel of the two organisers, the Journal club will be suspended until September 2018.

For those interested in discussing recent papers, there will be instead an "arXiv" meeting at Saclay, every Monday at 14:30

You are always welcome to propose papers to discuss next (academic) year, by clicking the "comments" button below.

We would like to warmly thank all who attended for their participation, and look forward for more exciting discussions next year!

vendredi 22 décembre 2017

First four journal clubs 2018

The first four journal clubs of 2018 will take place on:
• Friday, Jan 12th, presented by Giuseppe Policastro on: "Non-local Geometry inside Lifshitz Horizon" by Qi Hu, Sung-Sik Lee, https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.07522
• Thursday, Jan 18th, presented by Stefanos Katmadas on asymptotic symmetries and soft theorems  https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.05448
• Friday, Feb 9th, presented by Andrea Puhm on "Conformal Basis, Optical Theorem, and the Bulk Point Singularity" by Ho Tat Lam, Shu-Heng Shao https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.06138 . Useful reading includes the
• Friday, Feb 23rd , presented by Emilian Dudas on :"Proof of the Weak Gravity Conjecture from Black Hole Entropy" by Clifford Cheung, Junyu Liu and Grant Remmen with a review of the Weak Gravity Conjecture based on the original work https://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0601001

mercredi 29 novembre 2017

Next two journal clubs before Christmas

The next two journal clubs will take place on:

mardi 10 octobre 2017

First four journal clubs

The first four journal clubs will take place on:
• Thursday, Oct 12th (note unusual day!), presented by Monica Guica on: S. Giombi and E. Perlmutter, Double-Trace Flows and the Swampland,''  https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.09159
• Friday, Oct 27th, presented by Adam Bzowski on:   S. Dubovsky, V. Gorbenko and M. Mirbabayi, Asymptotic Fragility, Near AdS_2 Holography and T\bar{T},'' https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.06604
•  Friday, Nov 17th, presented by Miguel Paulos on: N. Anand, H. Chen, A. L. Fitzpatrick, J. Kaplan and D. Li, An Exact Operator That Knows Its Place,'' https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.04246
• Friday, Nov 24th, presented by Brando Bellazzini on: Beyond amplitudes' positivity and the space of consistent EFTs'', based on: Softness and Amplitudes' Positivity for Spinning Particles'' https://arxiv.org/abs/1605.06111 and Beyond Amplitudes' Positivity and the Fate of Massive Gravity''
Note this is going to be a discussion, so ideally you should read the paper ahead of time!