The dates of the journal club until summer 2019 are:
- Fri, May 31st volunteer needed!
- on Friday, May 10th , Emil Martinec will explain the core ideas in ``JT gravity as a matrix integral'' by Saad, Shenker and Stanford arXiv:1903.11115, which
attempts a nonperturbative definition of (nearly) AdS2 quantum gravity
through matrix model techniques. This work follows on a rich history of attempts to
quantize 2d gravity, some of which will be described. Background
material for these aspects of the discussion is older work on the
relation between matrix models and Liouville gravity on which
much of their discussion is based:
Lectures on 2-D gravity and 2-D string theory Paul H. Ginsparg , Gregory W. Moore e-Print: hep-th/9304011 | PDF
- on Friday, Apr 19th , Ander Retolaza will present an overview of `` On de Sitter vacua in String theory compactifications’’ based on 1804.01120, 1808.08967 and 1610.01533. Additional material can be found in hep-th/0007018, hep-th/0105097, hep-th/0301240, 0805.1029.
- on Friday, Mar 22nd, Monica Guica will present the paper « Local subsystems in gauge theory and gravity" by William Donnelly and Laurent Freidel https://arxiv.org/abs/1601.04744. Additional material can be found in https://arxiv.org/abs/1406.7304 by the first author.