Past Events

Domain Walls of N=1, D=4 Super Yang-Mills Theory

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 16:00
Zoom Meeting Link:

Title: How Domain Walls of N=1, D=4 SYM look like

Speaker: Dmitri Sorokin, University of Padua, Italy

Abstract: We review main features of the pure N=1, D=4 SYM with the gauge group SU(N) and its effective description by the Veneziano-Yankielowicz generalized sigma-model. We then indicate that the construction of BPS domain walls interpolating between different SYM vacua requires the presence of a dynamical membrane source. We will show how such a membrane is coupled to the SYM and present the explicit form of BPS domain walls which it creates in the Veneziano-Yankielowicz effective theory. In particular, we will describe 1/2 BPS domain wall configurations with |k| less than or equal to N/3, where k is the membrane charge that sets the "distance" between two distinct SUSY vacua. 


Reductionism, physics, mathematics and the mind

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 14:00

General-audience geek-out Zoom talk.
Speaker: Yasha Neiman.
Title: "Reductionism, physics, mathematics and the mind".

Cancelled: Graduation Ceremony

Friday, May 22, 2020 (All day)
OIST Auditorium

The Graduation Ceremony to award degrees to those who gradauted in the period May 2019 to April 2020, has been cancelled.  Awardees will be prsented their degree at the ceremony in May 2021.

The 28th Board of Governors Meeting

Friday, May 22, 2020 (All day)
Web/Tele Conference

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

The 23rd Board of Councilors Meeting

Thursday, May 21, 2020 (All day)
Web/Tele Conference

Please address inquiries to the President's Office.

Quantization of folded strings in non-critical dimensions

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 15:30 to 17:00
Lab3 C700

Title: Quantization of folded strings in non-critical dimensions

Speaker: Dorin Weissmann

Abstract: I will talk about some problems that arise when attempting to quantize rotating strings semiclassically, in the critical and non-critical dimensions. The problems are divergences associated with folding points in the string. A rotating closed string is a basic system that suffers from this problem, and I show how we deal with it by treating the fold as a boundary and placing mass terms there. Based on an upcoming paper with J. Sonnenschein.

Seminar : Reaction-induced fingering in radial viscous flow in a homogeneous porous medium

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:30

CFF internal seminar

Interactive Webinar: "Career Planning in a Crisis"

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:00 to 14:00
GoTo Meeting

In this webinar, we will discuss the strategy and tactics of career planning during a crisis, the foundation of which is you being resourceful, and as helpful as you can.

Everyone is welcome! Click HERE to register.

Post-workshop survey SUMMARY.

The spiritual art of Calculus and the union of Heaven and Earth

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 14:00

Seminar for general audience, about mankind's discovery of magic.
Speaker: Yasha Neiman.
Title: "The spiritual art of Calculus and the union of Heaven and Earth".

Constitution Memorial Day 憲法記念日 2020 (observed)

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (All day)

National holiday