For more information, please contact:

Emily Nardoni (UCSD)

DATE: Thursday, May 18, 2017

University of California, San Diego

Mayer Hall, Room 4322


To register, please send an e-mail here with your name and affiliation. Registration is free, but participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Speakers are encouraged to leave 5 minutes at the end of their talk for questions. This is an informal meeting, so blackboard talks are ok/encouraged!

SoCal Strings Seminar

The SoCal Strings Seminar will be held on Friday, May 18, 2017 at the same location. For those who will be attending both conference days and will be needing accommodations, see directions for some suggestions. For more information regarding the SoCal Strings Seminar, see the seminar webpage.


(Subject to change.)

Speaker Talk Title
< 9:20 Come get your caffeine  
9:20 - 9:30 Opening Remarks  
9:30 - 10:10 10-minute talks, Round 1  
10:10 - 10:40 Albin James (USC) The Tadpole Graph in Perturbative Open String Field Theory
10:40 - 11:00 Break  
11:00 - 11:50 Enrico Herrmann (Caltech) tbd
11:50 - 12:40 River Snively (UCLA) Black Holes from Modular Invariance
12:40 - 2:10 Lunch For those interested, we'll walk over to the Price Center together to get lunch.
2:10 - 2:50 10-minute talks, Round 2  
2:50 - 3:40 Alexandra Miller (UCSB) Superposition Induced Topology Changes in Quantum Gravity
3:40 - 4:00 Break  
4:00 - 4:30 Benjamin Lillard (UCI) Product group s-confinement in SUSY gauge theories
4:30 - 5:20 Sridip Pal (UCSD) (N)On Thermality of CFT Eigenstates

We'll go out to dinner after the last talk if there is interest.

Parking and Accommodations

We have a room block at a reduced rate at the Del Mar Inn. If you would like to take advantage of this rate, you will need to call the hotel directly to book by Friday, April 28. See directions for details.

If you will need a parking permit for May 18 and/or May 19, please send an email here. See directions for parking details.


Previous SoCal Grad Strings and Fields Conferences:

Spring 2016

Spring 2015