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Conference Presentations

Seminar and Colloquia

Public/Outreach Presentations

- QCD and Strings Workshop, Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Michigan, April 28 - May 9, 2003, "
*N=2 Thermodynamics*", online - QCD and String Theory Workshop, Institute for Nuclear Theory, February 19 - 22, 2003, "
*Curiosities of Confining Cascading Gauage Theories*", online - Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, September 27, 2001, "
*Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--II*", online - Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, September 25, 2001, "
*Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--I*", online - Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, October 15, 1999, "
*Failure of T-duality in String Theory and S-duality in Gauge Theories*", online

- 27th Midwest Relativity Meeting, University of Michigan, October 12, 2017, "
*Gauge theories in de Sitter spacetime from holography*" - HenryFest: Tying Particles and Strings to the Cosmos, Cornell University, October 7, 2017, "
*Gauge theories in de Sitter*" - X. International Symposium, QUANTUM THEORY AND SYMMETRIES, Varna, Bulgaria, June 21, 2017, "
*Out of equilibrium dynamics of gauge theories from holography*" - CAP 2017, Kignston, May 31, 2017, "
*Out of equilibrium dynamics: how to deal with it*" - Numerical Relativity and Holography 2016, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 30, 2016, "
*Unstable horizons and cosmic censorship violation in holography*" - 3rd International Conference on the Initial Stages in High-Energy Nuclear Collisions (InitialStages2016), Lisbon, May 25, 2016, "
*Out-of-equilibrium dynamics: how to deal with it*" - Developments in String Theory and Quantum Field Theory, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, November 10, 2015, "
*Gravitational instability in AdS and thermalization of dual gauge theories*" - Applications of AdS/CFT to QCD and condensed matter physics, Centre de recherches mathematiques, Montreal, October 22, 2015, "
*Equilibration rates in a strongly coupled nonconformal quark-gluon plasma*" - Equilibration Mechanisms in Weakly and Strongly Coupled Quantum Field Theory, INT Program 15-2c, Seattle, August 24, 2015, "
*Equilibration rates in a strongly coupled nonconformal quark-gluon plasma*" - De Sitter and Microstate Landscapes in String Theory, IPhT, CEA/Saclay, France, June 16, 2015, "
*Smeared anti-branes in supergravity flux backgrounds*" - Black Hole Stability, Fields Institute, Toronto, June 12, 2015, "
*Black hole spectra in holography: consequences for equilibration of dual gauge theories*" - Gauge/gravity duality 2015, GGI, Florence, April 16, 2015, "
*Equilibration rates in a strongly coupled nonconformal quark-gluon plasma*" - Great Lakes Strings, MCTP, Ann Arbor, March 29, 2015, "
*Black hole spectra in holography: consequences for equilibration of dual gauge theories*" - Aspects of Holography, APCTP, Pohang, Korea, July 15, 2014, "
*Quantum quenches and the entropy production in strongly coupled systems*" - Canadian Conference on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics, University of Winnipeg, May 22, 2014, "
*Quantum quenches and the entropy production in strongly coupled systems*" - Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, UK, October 4, 2013, "
*Gravitational collapse in AdS*" - HPCH 2013, Natal, Brazil, August 8, 2013, "
*Boson stars in AdS*" - Hadron Physics: A Challenge to Holography, Natal, Brazil, July 30-August 1, 2013, "
*Holographic thermodynamics and hydrodynamics*" - Benasque Center for Science, Spain, July 22, 2013, "
*Boson stars in AdS*" - 20th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland, July 9, 2013, "
*Quantum quenches in strongly coupled systems from AdS/CFT correspondence*" - 16th Eastern Gravity Meeting, CITA, University of Toronto, June 7, 2013, "
*Gravitational collapse in AdS*" - Great Lakes Strings 2013, University of Kentucky, May 17, 2013, "
*Localization and holography of N=2 gauge theories*" - Austin Holography Workshop, May 14, 2013, "
*Boson Stars in AdS*" - Topics in Holography, Supersymmetry and Higher Derivatives, Texas A&M, College Station, April 25, 2013, "
*Quantum quenches and the entropy production in strongly coupled systems*" - Quarks, Gluons, and Hadronic Matter under Extreme Conditions, Schlosshotel Rheinfels, St. Goar, Germany, March 20, 2013, "
*Confinement/deconfinement and chiral symmetry breaking in gauge theory/string theory*" - Non-Equilibrium and String Theory Workshop, University of Michigan, October 20, 2012, "
*Quantum quenches*" - Exploring AdS-CFT Dualities in Dynamical Settings, Perimeter Institute, June 4, 2012, "
*Quantum quenches*" - Great Lakes Strings 2012, Purdue University, March 3, 2012, "
*Quantum quenches*" - INT, Seattle, November 2, 2011, "
*Confinement/deconfinement and csb in gauge theory/string theory correspondence*" - UNIFY Workshop on Frontiers in Theoretical Physics, Porto, June 21, 2011, "
*Holographic Quark-Gluon Plasma (review)*" - GLS Chicago, April 30, 2011, "
*Confinement/deconfinement and csb in gauge theory/string theory correspondence*" - Large-N Gauge Theories, GGI, Florence, Italy, April 13, 2011, "
*AdS/CFT and the Quark-Gluon Plasma: Beyond CFT & SUGRA*" - Quarks, Gluons, and Hadronic Matter under Extreme Conditions, Schlosshotel Rheinfels, St. Goar, Germany, March 18, 2011, "
*Confinement/deconfinement and csb in gauge theory/string theory correspondence*" - Erwin SchrÃ¶dinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics, Vienna, Austria, August 4, 2010, "
*AdS/CFT and the Quark-Gluon Plasma, Part II: Beyond CFT & SUGRA*" - Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden, June 11, 2010, "
*String Theory approach to nonequilibrium dynamics of strongly coupled systems*" - Application of AdS/CFT, College Station, April 28, 2010, "
*Transport at criticality*" - GLS/SPOCK meeting, Cincinnati, March 21, 2010, "
*Causality of Holographic Hydrodynamics*" - SPOCK meeting, Cincinnati, December 5, 2009, "
*Transport at criticality*" - Workshop on the Fluid-Gravity Correspondence, ASC, Munich, September 4, 2009, "
*Relaxation time of holographic plasma*" - PASCOS 2009, DESY, Hamburg, July 7, 2009, "
*Causality of Holographic Hydrodynamics*" - Great Lakes Strings, MCTP, University of Michigan, April 5, 2009, "
*Holographic magnetohydrodynamics*" - Gauge fields, cosmology and mathematical string theory, Banff, Canada, February 2, 2009, "
*Application of string theory towards RHIC physics*" - XIII MEXICAN SCHOOL OF PARTICLES AND FIELDS, San Carlos, Mexico, October 6, 2008, "
*Hydrodynamics of Non-conformal Gauge theories*" - XIII MEXICAN SCHOOL OF PARTICLES AND FIELDS, San Carlos, Mexico, October 6, 2008, "
*Conformal Hydroedynamics Beyond the Supergravity Approximation*" - AdS/CFT, Condensed Matter and QCD, McGill University, October 3, 2008, "
*Holographic LED displays*" - MCTP, University of Michigan, September 19, 2008, "
*Aspects of nonconformal gauge theory plasma at finite temperature*" - Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics, Florence, April 29,2008, "
*Applied gauge/string correspondence:from sQGP to inflationary cosmology*" - String theory: from theory to experiment, Jerusalem, April 10,2008, "
*Black Universe epoch in String Cosmology*" - CITA, Toronto, April 1,2008, "
*Black Universe epoch in String Cosmology*" - Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Cosmology and Particle Physics, Santa Barbara, February 28,2008, "
*On SUGRA description of boost-invariant conformal plasma at strong coupling*" - Ten Years of AdS/CFT, Argentina, December 20, 2007, "
*On SUGRA description of boost-invariant conformal plasma at strong coupling*" - 5rd International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries, University of Valladolid, Spain, July 26, 2007, "
*Strongly coupled nuclear plasma and string theory*" - String Theory and Gauge Theory, Present and Future, Perimeter Institute workshop, October 15, 2006, "
*Non-conformal gauge theory plasma from gauge/string correspondence*" - Trento workshop on Hadrons and Strings, Trento, ECT*, Italy, July 20, 2006, "
*Non-conformal gauge theory plasma from gauge/string correspondence*" - Benasque Center for Science, Spain, July 12, 2006, "
*Non-conformal gauge theory plasma in string theory*" - CAP-2005 Congress, Vancouver, Canada, June 5-8, 2005, "
*Transport Properties of Strongly Coupled Gauge Theory Plasma*" - COSMO-04, International Workshop on Particle Physics and the Early Universe, Toronto, Canada , Sept.17-21, 2004, "
*Braneworld inflation*" - COSMO-04, International Workshop on Particle Physics and the Early Universe, Toronto, Canada, Sept.17-21, 2004, "
*Suppression of large scale power of density perturbations in small-field inflationary models*" - Trento workshop on Hadrons and Strings, European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas, July 12th - 17th, 2004, "
*Universality of the shear viscosity in strongly coupled gauge theory plasma*" - Time and String Theory Workshop, Aspen Center for Physics, August 18 - September 5, 2003, "
*On cosmological constant of string theory flux compactifications*" - 3rd International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries, University of Cincinnati, September 10-14, 2003, "
*On cosmological constant of F-theory compactifications*" - The American Physical Society 2002 Meeting of The Division of Particles and Fields, May 24-28, 2002, "
*de Sitter backgrounds in type IIB supergravity*" - Montreal-Rochester-Syracuse-Toronto Meeting (MRST 99), Syracuse University, May 10--12, 1999, "
*Ultrastrong Coupling in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories*" - Montreal-Rochester-Syracuse-Toronto Meeting (MRST 98), Syracuse University, May 13--15, 1998, "
*Deriving N=2 S-dualities from Scaling*" - International School of Subnuclear Physics 35th Course Highlights: 50 years later, Erice-Sicily, August 26 -- September 4, 1997, "
*Search for New Dualities in N=2 Supersymmetric QCD*" - Fifth International Conference on the Fundamentals of Fracture (ICFF-V), National Institute of Standards and Technology, August 18--21, 1997, "
*Statistical Mechanics of Cracks: Fluctuations, Breakdown, and Asymptotics of Elastic Theory*" - March Meeting of The American Physical Society, St. Louis, March 20--24, 1996, "
*Elastic Theory Has Zero Radius of Convergence*"

- Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, June 26, 2017, "
*Out-of-equilibrium dynamics: how to deal with it*" - Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, May 19, 2017, "
*Unstable horizons and cosmic censorship violation in holography*" - Dep. de Física Quàntica i Astrofísica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, June 2, 2016, "
*Beyond adiabatic approximation in Big Bang Cosmology: hydrodynamics, resurgence and entropy production in the Universe*" - Purdue University, West Lafayette, May 6, 2016, "
*Beyond adiabatic approximation in Big Bang Cosmology: hydrodynamics, resurgence and entropy production in the Universe*" - MCTP, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 19, 2016, "
*Gravitational instability in AdS and thermalization of dual gauge theories*" - University of Texas Austin, Department of Physics, February 17, 2015, "
*Black hole spectra in holography: consequences for equilibration of dual gauge theories*" - Western University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, November 27, 2014, "
*String Theory Approach to Non-equilibrium Dynamics of Strongly Coupled Systems*" - UNB Joint Mathematics-Physics Colloquium, Fredricton, November 14, 2014, "
*String Theory Approach to Non-equilibrium Dynamics of Strongly Coupled Systems*" - Join Jerusalem/Tel-Aviv/Weizmann seminar,Neve Shalom, Israel, May 13, 2014, "
*HOLOGRAPHIC QUANTUM QUENCHES*" - Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, May 12, 2014, "
*N=2*: holography, localization and consistent truncations of gravitational dual*" - Western University, Department of Mathematics, January 30, 2014, "
*Localization and holography of N=2 gauge theories*" - McGill University, November 15, 2013, "
*Localization and holography of N=2 gauge theories*" - Caltech, May 10, 2013, "
*Localization and holography in N=2^**" - Departamento de FÃsica de PartÃculas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, March 1, 2013, "
*Localization and holography in N=2^* gauge theory*" - Departamento de FÃsica de PartÃculas, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, February 26, 2013, "
*Quantum quenches*" - Directors xLunch, Perimeter Institute, February 19, 2013, "
*Quantum quenches*" - University of Texas, Austin, TX, September 18, 2012, "
*Quantum quenches*" - Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kiev, May 17, 2012, "
*Quantum quenches*" - Saclay General Seminar, May 15, 2012, "
*Quantum quenches*" - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, October 6, 2011, "
*Bounds on transport coefficients from holography*" - Ohio State University, May 12, 2011, "
*Shear viscosity from String Theory (status update)*" - Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA, October 5, 2010, "
*Dynamical critical phenomena in strongly coupled gauge theory plasma*" - Erwin SchrÃ¶dinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics, Vienna, Austria, August 10, 2010, "
*Transport at criticality*" - Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, May 10, 2010, "
*Causality and transport in holographic plasma*" - Join Jerusalem/Tel-Aviv/Weizmann seminar,Neve Shalom, Israel, May 4, 2010, "
*Critical phenomena in N=4 plasma and beyond*" - Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, May 3, 2010, "
*Causality constraints on transport in holographic plasma*" - University of Victoria, Victoria, February 5, 2010, "
*Transport at criticality*" - University of Washington, Seattle, February 2, 2010, "
*Transport at criticality*" - Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kiev, August 28, 2009, "
*Holographic Hydrodynamics*" - KITP, Santa Barbara, February 19, 2008, "
*Nonequilibrium AdS/CFT*" - Caltech, February 15, 2008, "
*On SUGRA description of boost-invariant conformal plasma at strong coupling*" - MCTP, University of Michigan, February 8, 2008, "
*On SUGRA description of boost-invariant conformal plasma at strong coupling*" - Department of Physics, University of Texas-Austin, April 17, 2007, "
*Non-conformal gauge theory plasma from gauge/string correspondence*" - Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Western Ontario, January 18, 2007, "
*Strongly coupled nuclear plasma and string theory*" - Physics Department, University of Cincinnati, April 17, 2006, "
*Hydrodynamics and gauge theory/string theory correspondence*" - Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, November 24, 2005, "
*Runaway potentials in gauge/string correspondence*" - Join Jerusalem/Tel-Aviv/Weizmann seminar,Neve Shalom, Israel, November 22, 2005, "
*Hydrodynamics and gauge theory/string theory correspondence*" - Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, November 21, 2005, "
*Runaway potentials in gauge/string correspondence*" - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, June 9, 2004, "
*Gauge theory hydrodynamics from supergravity*" - University of Kentucky, June 4, 2004, "
*Gauge theory hydrodynamics from supergravity*" - Stanford University, May 10, 2004, "
*Braneworld inflation*" - Caltech, May 7, 2004, "
*Braneworld inflation*" - Ohio State University, November 14, 2003, "
*On cosmological constant of string theory flux compactifications*" - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, October 28, 2003, "
*Inflation in String Theory*" - University of Toronto, September 22, 2003, "
*Cosmological constant in string theory flux compactifications*" - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, July 16, 2003, "
*Hagedorn vs. Hawking-Page transition in string theory*" - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, March 26, 2003, "
*Gauge theory/ string theory correspondence and applications to realistic gauge theories*" - University of Western Ontario, March 25, 2003, "
*Gauge theory/string theory correspondence and the real world*" - Tel-Aviv University, December 5, 2002, "
*Gauge/string correspondence in curved space*" - Weizmann University, November 26, 2002, "
*Cosmological backgrounds in supergravity/string theory*" - University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 21, 2002, "
*Cosmological backgrounds in supergravity/string theory*" - University of Michigan, September 25, 2002, "
*On cosmological backgrounds in supergravity/string theory*" - University of Toronto, February 25, 2002, "
*Singularities and thermal phase transitions in gauge/gravity duals*" - Caltech-USC Center for Theoretical Physics, January 9, 2002, "
*On the thermodynamic instability of Little String Theory*" - Ohio State University, November 28, 2001, "
*On the thermodynamic instability of Little String Theory*" - Los Alamos National Laboratory, November 14, 2001, "
*Singularities and phase transitions in gravity duals to field theories*" - Newman Lab. of Nuclear Studies, Cornell University, November 7, 2001, "
*Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--II*" - Newman Lab. of Nuclear Studies, Cornell University, November 6, 2001, "
*Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--I*" - Physics Department, Princeton University, November 5, 2001, "
*High energy thermodynamics of LST*" - Physics Department, University of Cincinnati, October 30, 2001, "
*Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--II*" - Physics Department, University of Cincinnati, October 29, 2001, "
*Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--I*" - Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, October 24, 2001, "
*High energy thermodynamics of LST*" - Physics Department, University of Michigan, October 19, 2001, "
*Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--II*" - Physics Department, University of Michigan, October 18, 2001, "
*Singularities and Thermal Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals--I*" - Extreme String Theory Workshop, Aspen Center for Physics, September 6, 2001, "
*Singularity Resolution and Phase Transitions in Gauge/Gravity Duals*" - Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, December 7, 2000, "
*Finite Temperature Resolution of the Klebanov-Tseytlin Singularity*" - Institute for Theoretical Physics, SUNY at Stony Brook, December 7, 1998, "
*Ultrastrong coupling in supersymmetric gauge theories*" - University of Texas at Austin, October 20, 1998, "
*New IR superconformal fixed points in scale invariant N=2 supersymmetric field theories*" - Newman Lab. of Nuclear Studies, Cornell University, October 1, 1998, "
*New IR superconformal fixed points in scale invariant N=2 supersymmetric field theories*"

- Western University, Department of Applied Mathematics, November 25, 2013, "
*Discovery of Higgs Boson*" - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, International Summer School for Young Physicists, August 24, 2004, "
*Superstrings and Duality*"