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Primordial Universe and Gravity Discussions

Fall 2016

August 2016
Date Speakers Topics
Monday, August 22 Ruxandra Bondarescu Exploring Earth and Space with Atomic Clocks
Monday, August 30 Anne-Sylvie 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


Spring 2016

January 2016
Date Speakers Topics
Monday, January 25 Anne-Sylvie 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 Non-Equilibrium Motion in a Disordered and Dissipative Atomic Gas
May 2016
Date Speakers Topics
Monday, May 2 Miguel Fernandez

Donghui Jeong
Pre-inflationary dynamics of R+R2 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


Fall 2015

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 Anne-Sylvie 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


Spring 2015

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 Non-Abelian Stoke's Theorem and LQG
February 9 Anne-Sylvie 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 9-13 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 Poincaré Group
Monday, May 11 Martin Bojowald Lie Algebroids and Hypersurface Deformation Algebra


Fall 2014

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 Anne-Sylvie 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/X2
Monday, October 13 Matteo Smerlak Black Hole Evaporation: The Page Curve and Its Teachings
Monday, October 20 Antonin Coutant Unitary and Non-Unitary 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 Non-Gaussian 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


Spring 2014

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 No-Boundary 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 Non-Commutative 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 Post-Newtonian Approximation
Monday, May 12 Arundhati Dasgupta Quantum Theory of Accelerated Observers
Monday, May 19 Suddho Brahma

Louis Leblond


Fall 2013

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
Coherent-phase 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 Scalar-Tensor Gravity
October 2013
Date Speakers Topics
Monday, October 7 Ashik Idrissy

Yasha Neiman
R-mode 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
N-point Functions in Resonant Inflation

Attractor Point in Inflation with Non-minimal Coupling
Monday, October 28 AI Malz

Sohyun Park
A Two-Field Inflationary Model

Structure Formation in Modified Gravity
November 2013
Date Speakers Topics
Monday, November 4 Suddho Brahma

Gabriel Santiago
Colemann-Weinberg Potentials

Gauge Invariance and Torsion
Monday, November 11 Sarah Shandera High-Energy 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

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