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Tuesday 18th June : STP Seminar – Surface Operators in 4d/2d Duality on TQFT picture of 4d N=2 Argyres-Douglas Theories

Title: Surface Operators in 4d/2d Duality on TQFT picture of 4d N=2 Argyres-Douglas Theories Speaker: Ruidong Zhu (DIAS) Abstract: In this talk, I will first give a brief review on the TQFT picture of 4d N=2 supersymmetric gauge… Read More

Thursday 13th June : STP Seminar – Geometry of branes from matrix models

Title: Geometry of branes from matrix models Speaker: Takaki Matsumoto (DIAS) Abstract: Matrix models are conjectured to give non-perturbative and constructive formulations of string and M theories. In the matrix models, various branes such as strings or membranes… Read More

Upcoming summer events

Below is information on upcoming DIAS internal & public events. To keep up to date with DIAS events – subscribe to our newsletter here. 22nd May: Black Holes and Quantum ComputersPublic lecture with Professor Marika Taylor on the fundamental… Read More

Wednesday 29th May : STP Seminar – Microscopic description of Schwarzschild black hole from quantum field theory

Title: Microscopic description of Schwarzschild black hole from quantum field theory Speaker: Dr. Masanori Hanada (University of Southampton/Keio University) Abstract: The gauge/gravity duality relates black hole and QFT. In particular, the ‘small black hole’ in AdS5*S5, which is essentially… Read More

Tuesday 28th May : STP Seminar – Torsion and spin in holographic Lovelock Chern-Simons gravity

Title: Torsion and spin in holographic Lovelock Chern-Simons gravity Speaker: Gallegos Pazos (University of Utrecht) Abstract: The use of holography in the study of strongly coupled systems with a non-trivial spin current will be discussed. The incorporation of… Read More

STP Statutory Public Lecture: 23 May 2019 – Prof Don Zagier

Speaker: Prof Don Zagier (Max Planck Institute, Bonn) Title: Numbers, Knots, & Quantum Theory Abstract: One of the most exciting developments in mathematics during the last 25 years has been the amazing strengthening of its ties with theoretical… Read More

Thursday 16th May : STP Seminar – Morse theory & the moduli space of flat connections

Title: Morse theory & the moduli space of flat connections Speaker: Prof. Paul Feehan (Rutgers, New Jersey) Abstract: We shall discuss a variety of results related to Morse (or Morse-Bott) theory for the Yang-Mills energy function on a… Read More

Thursday 9th May : STP Seminar – Edge modes in the Sierpinski Harper Hofstadter Butterfly Fractal

Title: Edge modes in the Sierpinski Harper Hofstadter Butterfly Fractal Speaker: Mikael Fremling (University of Utrecht) Abstract: We study the edge modes of the Sierpinski carpet at finite magnetic fields and characterise the transition from a Hofstadter spectrum… Read More

Thursday 2nd May 11am: Topological superconductivity in conventional Josephson junctions

Speaker: Falko Pientka (Max Planck, Dresden) Title: Topological superconductivity in conventional Josephson junctions Time: Thursday 2 May 2019, 11.00 am Abstract: Experimental studies of superconductors in low-dimensions and with interesting spin structure have become possible by engineering mesoscopic… Read More

Chris Hadfield visits DIAS to witness image of black hole being revealed

Commander Chris Hadfield joined Astrophysicists from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) on Wednesday, 10th April 2019 to witness the first ever image of a black hole being revealed. The European Commission press conference was screened live… Read More