RIT on Geometry and Physics Archives for Academic Year 2021


Oganizational Meeting for Fall 2021

When: Thu, September 2, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: Kirwan Hall 1313
Speaker: () -


An introduction to the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model

When: Thu, September 9, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: Kirwan Hall 1313
Speaker: Mike Winer (Dept. of Physics, UMd) -
Abstract: This will be an introduction to the SYK (Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev) model. Recommended reference: the first section or two of Juan Maldacena and Douglas Stanford, Comments on the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model, Phys. Rev. D 94, 106002 (2016), https://arxiv.org/abs/1604.07818 .

no meeting this week (Yom Kippur)

When: Thu, September 16, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where:


An introduction to the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model (cont'd)

When: Thu, September 23, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Mike Winer (Dept. of Physics, UMd) -
Abstract: This will be an introduction to the SYK (Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev) model. Recommended reference: the first section or two of Juan Maldacena and Douglas Stanford, Comments on the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model, Phys. Rev. D 94, 106002 (2016), https://arxiv.org/abs/1604.07818 .

The Schwarzian derivative and its relevance to conformal field theory

When: Thu, September 30, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Richard Wentworth (Math. Dept, UMd) -

More on the SYK model

When: Thu, October 7, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Ian Teixeira (Math. Dept, UMd) -

More on the Duistermaat-Heckman formula and the Schwarzian action

When: Thu, October 14, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Jonathan Rosenberg (Math. Dept, UMd) - http://math.umd.edu/~jmr/
Abstract: More about the Stanford - Witten paper "Fermionic localization of the Schwarzian theory" (JHEP (2017) 10, 008) and its mathematics background

Introduction to gravity in 1+1 dimensions

When: Thu, October 21, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Ian Teixera (Math. Dept, UMd) -

A semiclassical ramp in SYK

When: Thu, October 28, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Mike Winer (Physics Dept, UMd) -
Abstract: Discussion of the paper by Phil Saad, Stephen H. Shenker, and Douglas Stanford: A semiclassical ramp in SYK and in gravity, arXiv:1806.06840


Topological recursion: for fun and profit

When: Thu, November 4, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Elliot Kienzle (UMd) -



Topological recursion: For more fun and profit

When: Thu, November 11, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Elliot Kienzle (UMd) - 
 


An introduction to exact WKB analysis

When: Thu, November 18, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Sze-HongKwong (UMd) -
Abstract: See

1) Iwaki, K. and Nakanishi, T. (2014). Exact WKB analysis and cluster algebras. Journalof Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 47(47), 474009.
2) Kawai, T. and Takei, Y. (2005). Algebraic analysis of singular perturbation theory. American Mathematical Society.
3) Voros symbols as cluster coordinates, Journal of Topology, 12(2019), 1031–1068.





An introduction to exact WKB analysis, part 2

When: Thu, December 2, 2021 - 3:30pm
Where: online, Zoom Meeting ID: 926 8339 9101. Contact Dr. Rosenberg for passcode
Speaker: Sze-HongKwong (UMd) - 
Abstract:  See 

1) Iwaki, K. and Nakanishi, T. (2014). Exact WKB analysis and cluster algebras. Journalof Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 47(47), 474009. 
2) Kawai, T. and Takei, Y. (2005). Algebraic analysis of singular perturbation theory. American Mathematical Society.
3) Voros symbols as cluster coordinates, Journal of Topology, 12(2019), 1031–1068.