August 2016  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, August 22  Ruxandra Bondarescu  Exploring Earth and Space with Atomic Clocks 
Monday, August 30  AnneSylvie Deutsch  Initial Conditions for Inflation 
September 2016  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, September 5  Labor Day Holiday  
Monday, September 12  Lucas Hackl  Bosonic and Fermionic Gaussian States from Linear Complex Structures 
Monday, September 19  Damien Broka Alok Bakshi 

Monday, September 26 
October 2016  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, October 3  Eugenio Bianchi 

Monday, October 10  Alejandro Satz  
Monday, October 17  Bekir Baytas  
Monday, October 24  Monica Rincon Ramirez Umut Buyukcam 
Introduction to BF Theory 
Monday, October 31  Cody Messick Sydney Chamberlin 
November 2016  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, November 7  Miguel Fernandez Nelson Yokomizo 

Monday, November 14  Nicholas Lucas Sean Crowe 

Monday, November 21  Thanksgiving Break  
Monday, November 28  Ssorhab Borhanian Martin Bojowald 
Internal Time 
December 2016  

Date  Speaker  Topics 
December 5  Donghui Jeong Sarah Shandera 

December 12  Duncan Meacher 
January 2016  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, January 25  AnneSylvie Deutsch John Guglielmon 
Cosmic Variation in Inflation with Two Light Scalars 
February 2016  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, February 1  

Monday, February 8  Amos Ori, Technion  Israel Institute of Technology  Black Hole Evaporation 
Monday, February 15  Lucas Hackl Marcelo Maciel Amaral 
Entanglement Production and Instabilities Path Integral Approach to the Problem of Time 
Monday, February 22  Kohta Murase  Cosmic High Energy Neutrinos 
Monday, February 29  
March 2016  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, March 7  Friday, March 11  Spring Break  
Monday, March 14  
Monday, March 21  Hal Haggard, Bard College  
Monday, March 28  Aruna Kesavan  Gravitational Wave Memory 
April 2016  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, April 4  Astrid Eichhorn, Imperial College Sarah Shandera 
Intro to Asymptotic Safety Bayesian Probability 
Monday, April 11  Chad Hanna Nelson Yokomizo 
Did LIGO Detect Dark Matter? Inflationary Perturbations in a Closed Universe 
Monday, April 18  Emanuele Alesci, SISSA  Quantum Reduced Loop Gravity 
Monday, April 25  Nathan Gemelke  Dynamical Gauge Effects and Holographic Scaling of NonEquilibrium Motion in a Disordered and Dissipative Atomic Gas 
May 2016  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, May 2  Miguel Fernandez Donghui Jeong 
Preinflationary dynamics of R+R^{2} Theory Galaxy Bias and Primordial Power Spectrum 
Monday, May 9  Sydney Chamberlin Alejandro Satz 
Pulsar Timing Array and Stochastic GWave Background Entanglement Entropy of Squeezed States 
August 2015  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, August 31  Beatrice Bonga Brajesh Gupt 
Phenomenology of Starobinsky Inflation in LQC 
September 2015  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, September 7  Labor Day Holiday  
Monday, September 14  AnneSylvie Deutsch Organizational Meeting 
Super Cosmic Variance of Hidden Fields during Inflation 
Monday, September 21  Saroj Adhikari Aruna Kesavan 
Hemispherical Anomaly in CMB Women in Physics 
Monday, September 28  Alex Corichi 
October 2015  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, October 5  Lucas Hackl Discussion of IGC blog 

Monday, October 12  Foteini Oikonomou Sydney Chamberlin 

Monday, October 19  Bekir Baytas Marcelo Amaral Maciel 

Monday, October 26  Henry Gebhardt Brajesh Gupt 
November 2015  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, November 2  Alejandro Satz Nelson Yokomizo 

Monday, November 9  Eugenio Bianchi Duncan Meacher 

Monday, November 16  Cody Messick Nishant Agarwal 

Monday, November 23  Thanksgiving Break  
Monday, November 30  Visitor from PLANCK 
December 2015  

Date  Speaker  Topics 
December 7  Azadeh Keivani  
December 14 
January 2015  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, January 19  Alejandro Corichi  Energy in 2+1 Gravity 
Monday, January 26  Abhay Ashtekar  Quantum to Classical Behavior Due to Inflation 
February 2015  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, February 2  Lucas Hackl Wolfgang Wieland 
Shape Dynamics The NonAbelian Stoke's Theorem and LQG 
February 9  AnneSylvie Deutsch  Primordial Magnetogenesis 
Monday, February 16  Nelson Yokomizo  Entanglement Entropy in Lattices 
Monday, February 23  Saroj Adhikari Aruna Kesavan 
March 2015  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, March 2  Brajesh Gupt 
Some Aspects of f(R) Theories 
March 913  Spring Break  
Monday, March 16  No PUG held  
Monday, March 23  Elliot Nelson  Measurement during Inflation from Mode Coupling 
Monday, March 30  Suddhasattwa Brahma 
April 2015  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, April 6  Zeeya Merali  
Monday, April 13  No PUG  APS Meeting  
Monday, April 20  

Monday, April 27  Marc Geiller  Averaging Inhomogeneous Cosmologies 
May 2015  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, May 4  Wolfgang Wieland  Simplicial Gravity and the Gauging of the PoincarĂ© Group 
Monday, May 11  Martin Bojowald  Lie Algebroids and Hypersurface Deformation Algebra 
August 2014  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, August 25  Xihao Deng  Latest Pulsar Timing Detection Limits on Gravitational Waves from Supermassive Black Hole Binaries 
September 2014  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, September 1  Labor Day Holiday  
Monday, September 8  Marc Geiller Wolfgang Wieland 
Unimodular Gravity pp Waves 
Monday, September 15  Sarah Shandera  Temperature and Entropy in (quasi) de Sitter 
Monday, September 22  AnneSylvie Deutsch Nelson Yokomizo 
Sound Speed and Inflation Lattice Field Theory on Heegaard Diagrams 
Monday, September 29  Center for Fundamental Theory Research Jamboree 
Various presenters and topics  320 Whitmore 
October 2014  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, October 6  Saroj Adhikari Lucas Hackl 
Position Dependent Power Spectrum of LSS Horizon Complementarity on dS/X_{2} 
Monday, October 13  Matteo Smerlak  Black Hole Evaporation: The Page Curve and Its Teachings 
Monday, October 20  Antonin Coutant  Unitary and NonUnitary Transitions Around A Cosmological Bounce 
Monday, October 27  Brajesh Gupt  Numerical Instabilities in Bianchi I Space Time 
November 2014  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, November 3  Aruna Kesavan Hector Hernandez 

Monday, November 10  Elliot Nelson  Generating NonGaussian Initial Conditions for Inflation 
Monday, November 17  Eugenio Bianchi  
Monday, November 24  Thanksgiving Break 
December 2014  

Date  Speaker  Topics 
December 1  Sylvain Carrozza  Renormalization of Group Field Theories and Applications 
December 8  Abhay Ashtekar  Quantum to Classical Behavior Due to Inflation 
January 2014  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, January 20  Ra Inta  From Syphilis to Supernovae: Sparse Methods for Gravitational Wave Detection 
Monday, January 27  Eugenio Bianchi  Entanglement Entropy Production and Peeling in the Hawking Process 
February 2014  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, February 3  Ivan Agullo  Conformal Anomaly and Primordial Magnetic Fields 
Monday, February 10  Abhay Ashtekar Yasha Neiman 
The NoBoundary Proposal and LQC Boundary Conditions & Antipodal Symmetry in DSu 
Monday, February 17  Wolfgang Wieland  Continuous Spinon Action for Euclidean Gravity in Three Dimensions 
Monday, February 24  Abhay Ashtekar Victor Santos 
4 Views of Reality: Tuning, G & Hbar Area of NonCommutative Sphere 
March 2014  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, March 3  Ashik Idrisy Aruna Kesavan 
Big Data Analysis 
Monday, March 10  Spring Break  
Monday, March 17  Nicolas Yunes  Black Holes in Modified Gravity Theories and Tests of General Relativity 
Monday, March 24  Sarah Shandera  Discussion of BICEP announcement 
Monday, March 31  Yasha Neiman Elliot Nelson 
Higher Spin Massless Fields Decoherence due to Horizon after Inflation 
April 2014  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, April 7  Thomas Cailleteau Ra Inta 
Other Ways to Quantum Gravity A Biased History of Gravitational Waves 
Monday, April 14  Wolfgang Wieland  The Rigid Body in GR/Papapetrou Equations 
Monday, April 21  Saroj Adhikari Sohyun Park 

Monday, April 28  Pietro Dona 
Why Matter Matters in Asymptotically Safe Gravity 
May 2014  

Date  Speaker  Topics 
Monday, May 5  Luc Blanchet  Gravitational Wave Theory and PostNewtonian Approximation 
Monday, May 12  Arundhati Dasgupta  Quantum Theory of Accelerated Observers 
Monday, May 19  Suddho Brahma Louis Leblond 
August 2013  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, August 26  Norbert Bodendorfer Yasha Neiman 
Polytopes in Loop Quantum Gravity Geometry of Twistors in de Sitter Space 
September 2013  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, September 2  Labor Day Holiday  
Monday, September 9  Saroj Adhikari Victor Santos 
Coherentphase Argument for Inflation Bumblebee Model of Lorentz Violation 
Monday, September 16  Abhay Ashtekar  A Toy Model of Hawking Evaporation 
Monday, September 23  Beatrice Bonga Thomas Cailleteau 
Isolated Systems in De Sitter Space De Sitter Symmetry in General FRW Metrics 
Monday, September 30  Marc Geiller Ra Inta 
Truncation vs. Discretization in LQG An Observational Test of ScalarTensor Gravity 
October 2013  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, October 7  Ashik Idrissy Yasha Neiman 
Rmode Frequencies in Neutron Stars Action and Entanglement in Gravity and Field Theory 
Monday, October 14  Aruna Kesavan Wolfgang Wieland 
Asymptotically Flat and AdS Spaces Spinors in Loop Quantum Gravity 
Monday, October 21  Louis Leblond Elliot Nelson 
Npoint Functions in Resonant Inflation Attractor Point in Inflation with Nonminimal Coupling 
Monday, October 28  AI Malz Sohyun Park 
A TwoField Inflationary Model Structure Formation in Modified Gravity 
November 2013  

Date  Speakers  Topics 
Monday, November 4  Suddho Brahma Gabriel Santiago 
ColemannWeinberg Potentials Gauge Invariance and Torsion 
Monday, November 11  Sarah Shandera  HighEnergy Physics from Cosmology in a Finite Universe 
Monday, November 18  Saroj Adhikari Abhay Ashtekar 
Statistical Isotropy Violation in CMB Brightness Fluctuation deSitter Asymptotics 
Monday, November 25  Thanksgiving Break 
December 2013  

Date  Speaker  Topics 
December 2  Suddho Brahma Yasha Neiman 
Toy Model for Quantum Cosmology Quantum Gravity vs Quantization of Gravity 
December 9  Beatrice Bonga Thomas Cailleteau 