Lecture Series by Daniel Jafferis: Mini-course on Wormholes, Strings and Matrix Models

The Simons Center is pleased to present a mini-course by Daniel Jafferis on Wormholes, Strings and Matrix Models

Talks will be held daily from Monday June 7 – Thursday June 10 at 1:30pm in the SCGP Della Pietra Auditorium, room 103. 

This will be an in-person event for local attendees, video recordings will be streamed live and available through our video portal for those viewing from off campus: https://scgp.stonybrook.edu/video/

Lecture 1. Introduction: Black hole information puzzles. Euclidean versus Lorentzian gravity. Review of 2d gravity.

Lecture 2. Non-perturbative aspects of the constraint equations. Enriching JT gravity with branes. Effective field theory and matrix models.

Lecture 3. A Lorentzian duality for a 2d stringy black hole.

Lecture 4. Future directions: Matrix models and the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis. A sketch of how good (non-disordered) theories work.