String Theory Seminar

The string theory group holds seminars on a near weekly basis during the semester. Speakers are invited to the ITP to give a talk based on their current research.

The talks are held in a 30+45 minute format. The first 30 minutes are an informal introduction to the topic, aimed at masters and PhD students, to provide context to those who are not active researchers in the field. The seminar talk itself comprises the remaining 45 minutes. 

Practical information


15.30 - 17.00 hours


Buys Ballot Building, room 7.12


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This weeks seminar

Umut Gürsoy, Utrecht University 


    Semester II seminars

    Quantum fields in compact stars

    Ignacio Reyes, University of Amsterdam
    January 12

      Exploring the Phase Diagram of V-QCD with Neutron Star Merger Simulations

      Christian Ecker, Goethe University Frankfurt
      January 19

      The conformal Carrollian scalar and its use in flat holography

      Simon Pekar, University of Mons
      January 26

      Emergent strings at infinite distance with broken supersymmetry

      Ivano Basile, LMU & MPI Muenchen
      February 2

      On the fate of quantum and gravity in quantum gravity

      Ibra Akal, Utrecht University 
      February 9

      Heterotic de Sitter Beyond Modular Symmetry

      Alexander Westphal, DESY
      February 16

      de Sitter space and braneworld holography

      Juan Pedraza, IFT - Madrid
      February 23

      Machine code of holography

      Umut Gürsoy, Utrecht University 
      March 9

      Semester I seminars

      Quantum field theory and deep neural networks

      Ro Jefferson, Utrecht University
      October 20

        Infinite Distances and Factorization

        John Stout, Harvard University
        October 21

        Bounds on quantum evolution complexity via lattice cryptography

        Ben Craps, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
        November 10

        Hydrodynamisation in holography with dynamical boundary gravity

        Wilke van der Schee, Utrecht University
        November 17

        The dark dimension in a warped throat

        Adriana Makridou, Max Planck Institut Muenchen
        November 24

        Partial deconfinement 

        Jack Holden, University of Southampton
        December 8