## Seminars/Conferences

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### Conferences

- Mini Workshop at IPMU
A New Recursion from Random Matrices and Topological String Theory

December 11-13, 2008 - Focus Week on Messengers of Supernova Explosions

November 17-21, 2008 - A Workshop on Micro-local analysis on symplectic manifolds

September 16-18, 2008 - Focus Week on Quantum Black Holes

September 12-16, 2008 - Exceptional collections and degenerations of varieties

September 1-5, 2008 - Focus week on LHC physics

June 23-27 , 2008 - Moonshiney Conference in Kashiwa

May 22 - 24 , 2008 - Asian mathematicians and theoretical physicists

Mar 20 to 22, 2008 - Focus week: Neutrino Mass

Mar 17 to 21, 2008 - Opening Symposium

Mar 11 and 12, 2008 - Focus week: LHC Phenomenology

Dec 17 to 21, 2007

### Seminars

- Amihay Hanany (Imperial College)

"Brane Tilings and M2 branes"

December 24, 2008 - Yuji Tachikawa (IAS)

"New Developments in d=4, N=2 Superconformal Field Theories"

December 24, 2008 - Nakwoo Kim (Kyung Hee University)

"On the geometry of supersymmetric AdS solutions"

December 18, 2008 - Kazunori Kohri (Lancaster)

"Big-bang nucleosyntheis and a hint to solve problems in astrophysics,cosmology and particle physics."

December 18, 2008 - Kevin Bundy (UC Berkeley)

"The Mass-Dependent Role of Mergers in Galaxy Evolution"

December 16, 2008 - Alexie Leauthaud (LBL)

"Halo properties of Groups and Clusters via Weak Gravitational Lensing in COSMOS"

December 16, 2008 - Hiro Tajima (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)

"Science and Instrumentation of ASTRO-H Mission: Next Generation X-ray/Gamma-ray Satellite Mission"

December 15, 2008 - Manabu Akaho (Tokyo Metropolitan University)

"Immersed Lagrangian Floer theory"

December 11, 2008 - Yuji Okawa (University of Tokyo)

"The boundary state from open string fields"

December 3, 2008 - Kentaro Hori (University of Toronto / IPMU)

"A pair of non-birational but derived equivalent Calabi-Yau manifolds from non-Abelian gauge theories"

December 1, 2008 - Mikaël Pichot (IPMU)

"Groups of intermediate rank"

November 28, 2008 - Seiji Terashima (YITP)

"Toward a Proof of Montonen-Olive Duality via Multiple M2-branes"

November 27, 2008 - Nicolai Reshetikhin (UC Berkeley & Amsterdam)

"Quantum groups at roots of unity and invariants of links"

November 20, 2008 - Joe Conlon (Oxford)

"Hierarchy Problems in String Theory: An Overview of the LARGE Volume Scenario"

November 20, 2008 - Pisin Chen (National Taiwan University & Stanford)

"Title: The Dark Energy Puzzle"

November 19, 2008 - David Morrison

"Open strings and noncommutatie algebraic geometry"

November 17, 2008 - Kazuya Koyama (Portsmouth)

"Modified gravity as an alternative to dark energy"

November 10, 2008 - Shirley Ho (Princeton)

"What can you do with Cosmic Microwave Background as a Backlight?"

November 10, 2008 - Simeon Hellerman (IPMU)

"Cosmological unification of string theories"

November 6, 2008 - Chun-Lin Shan (Seoul National U.)

"Identifying Weakly Interacting Massive Particles from Direct Dark Matter Detection Data"

November 6, 2008 - Lawrence Hall (UC Berkeley)

"Predictions from the Multiverse."

November 5, 2008 - Sergey Gorchinskiy (Steklov Mathematical Institute)

"Conjectures on motives: case of simple threefolds."

November 5, 2008 - Hiromitsu Takahashi (GLAST)

"The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope"

October 30, 2008 - Shigeki Sugimoto (IPMU)

"Properties of Baryons in Holographic QCD"

October 29, 2008 - Anatoli Kirillov (RIMS, Kyoto university)

"Dunkl operators and quadratic algebras"

October 27, 2008 - Michael Semenov-Tian-Shansk(University of Bourgogne)

"Poisson groups and differential Galois theory of Schroedinger equation on the circle."

October 27, 2008 - Alex Kusenko (UCLA)

"Echoes of supersymmetry from the early universe: baryons, dark matter, and gravitational waves."

October 23, 2008 - David Berenstein (University of California, Santabarbara)

"A new dimension for the AdS/CFT correspondence"

October 22, 2008 - Thierry Foglizzo (Service d'Astrophysique & Waseda)

"From the whistle of a kettle to the asymmetric explosion of supernovae"

October 22, 2008 - Domenico Orland (IPMU)

"Quantum Crystals and Topological Strings"

October 16, 2008 - Kaoru Hagiwara (KEK)

"Jet angular correlation in vector-boson fusion processes at hadron colliders"

October 15, 2008 - Maxim Kontsevich (IHES)

"Wall Crossing"

October 14, 2008 - Johan Alwall (SLAC)

"Matching QCD radiation in gluino and squark production at the LHC"

October 14, 2008 - Akihiro Tsuchiya (IPMU)

"Conformal field theory and vertex operator algebras"

October 14, 2008 - Tom Broadhurst (Tel Aviv/Visitor)

"Testing LCDM with Subaru Observations of Cluster Mass Profiles"

October 10, 2008 - Shima Shimizu (ZEUS)

"Results on the proton structure from HERA"

October 09, 2008 - Takaya Nozawa (IPMU)

"Formation of dust in primordial supernovae and its survival within the supernova remnants"

October 08, 2008 - Doron Lemze (Tel Aviv)

"Combining Lensing, X-ray, and galaxy dynamic Measurements in Clusters"

October 07, 2008 - George Hou (National Taiwan University)

"CP Violation for the Heaven and the Earth"

October 02, 2008 - Sven Bjarke Gudnason (Univ. of Pisa)

"SO and USp K\"ahler and HyperK\"ahler Quotients and Lumps"

October 02, 2008 - Cosimo Bambi (IPMU)

"A possible observational signature of the weight of vacuum energy"

October 01, 2008 - Simon Dedeo (Chicago)

"The View from UChicago"

September 25, 2008 - Simon Dedeo (Chicago)

"The Phenomenology of Gravity"

September 24, 2008 - Antonio Enea Romano (YITP)

"Effects of particle production during inflation"

September 22, 2008 - Shin Nakamura (Center for Quantum Spacetime (CQUeST), Sogang University)

"A Holographic Dual of Bjorken Flow"

September 19, 2008 - Shunji Matsuura (University of Tokyo / Perimeter institute)

"Holographic non-local operators"

September 18, 2008 - Brian Powell (IPMU)

"What we know (and may ever know) about inflation"

September 18, 2008 - Jing Shu (IPMU)

"Topological Interactions at the LHC and Generalized Landau-Yang Theorem"

September 17, 2008 - Kai Wang (IPMU)

"Testing origin of neutrino mass at the LHC"

September 10, 2008 - Atish Dabholkar (Univerisite Pari 6)

"Black Hole Entropy in String Theory - A Window into the quantum Structure of Spacetime -"

September 10, 2008 - Mitsuru Kakizaki (Bonn University)

"Abundance of Thermal Relics in Non-standard Cosmological Scenarios"

September 9, 2008 - Yasuaki Hikida (KEK)

"The FZZ-Duality Conjecture - A Proof"

September 3, 2008 - Andrei Frolov, "A Singularity Problem with f(R) Dark Energy"

August 28, 2008 - Yeong-Gyun Kim, "Mass and Spin at LHC "

August 22, 2008 - David M. Goldberg, "Where is the Information in Cluster Lenses?"

August 21, 2008 - Hisanori Furusawa,
"Applications of wide and deep multi-waveband imaging in the extragalactic astronomy : Suprime-Cam to HSC"

August 18, 2008 - Michael Kiermaier, "One-Loop Riemann Surfaces in Schnabl Gauge"

August 13, 2008 - Shushi Harashita, ": Introduction to Deligne-Lusztig theory"

August 11, 2008 - Nagao Kentaro, "Counting invariants of perverse coherent systems on CY 3-folds and their wall-crossings"

August 4, 2008 - Akihiro Tsuchiya, "Vertex Operator Algebra with C
_{2}-finite conditions and Logarithmic Conformal Field Theory"

July 31, 2008 - Satoshi Kondo, "On a Drinfeld modular analogue of Beilinson's conjecture"

July 30 , 2008 - Jie Xiao, Fan Xu, "Lie Algebras Associated with Derived Categories III."

July 29, 2008 - Lin Weng, "Symmetries and the Riemann Hypothesis"

July 28 , 2008 - Jie Xiao, Fan Xu, "Lie Algebras Associated with Derived Categories II."

July 28, 2008 - Michael Strauss, "Quasars from z=0 to z=6: Demographics and Clustering as Clues to their Physical Nature"

July 24 , 2008 - Jie Xiao, Fan Xu, "Lie Algebras Associated with Derived Categories I."

July 24, 2008 - Joint Seminars on Cosmology and Gravitation

Latham Boyle, "Binary black hole merger: symmetry and the spin expansion"

July 23, 2008 - Latham Boyle, "Testing inflation: gravitational waves, consistency conditions, and bootstrap relations"

July 22, 2008 - Jie Xiao, Fan Xu, "Drived Hall algebra III."

July 21, 2008 - Jie Xiao, Fan Xu, "Drived Hall algebra II."

July 18, 2008 - Kyoji Saito, "Partition functions for non-commutative lattices"

July 17, 2008 - Kenji Kadota, "Cosmology in warped extra dimensions"

July 17, 2008 - Kazuhiro Sakai, "AdS/CFT correspondence and Integrable systems"

July 16, 2008 - Jie Xiao, Fan Xu, "Drived Hall algebra I."

July 14, 2008 - Shiou Kawagoe, "Neutrino oscillations in non-spherical supernova"

July 10, 2008 - Yuji Sano, "On multiplier ideal sheaves on toric Fano manifolds."

July 3, 2008 - Kentaro Nagamine, "Galaxy Formation through Cosmic Time using Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulations: successes and current issues"

July 2, 2008 - J.Manuel Garcia-Islas, "Quantum topological invariants and black hole entropy"

June 30 , 2008 - Andrei Mikhailov, "String theory and Maillet formalism"

June 26 , 2008 - Shigeki Matsumoto, "Weak Scale Gravitino Dark Matter"

June 26 , 2008 - Andrei Mikhailov, "String theory and Maillet formalism"

June 25 , 2008 - J.Manuel Garcia-Islas, "Spin foam models of quantum gravity"

**June 25**, 2008 - Massimo Passera, "The muon g-2 and the bounds on the Higgs boson mass."

June 24 , 2008 - Seminar in Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences

H. Murayama, "IPMU, Mathematics, Physics, and me"

June 20 , 2008 - Sakura Schafer-Nameki, "Planar AdS/CFT: wrapping it up"

June 19 , 2008 - Andy Neitzke, "BPS Wall-crossing and Hyperkahler Geometry"

June 19 , 2008 - Andy Neitzke, "Crossing the Wall: overcoming an Obstruction in Quantum Field Theory and String Theory"

June 18 , 2008 - Eiichiro Komatsu, "Hunting for Primordial Non-Gaussianity"

June 13 , 2008 - Shushi Harashita, "Generic Newton polygons of Ekedahl-Oort strata in the moduli space of abelian varieties."

June 12 , 2008 - Eiichiro Komatsu, "The 5-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Cosmological Interpretation"

June 11 , 2008 - Michael Douglas, "Balanced Kahler metrics and physics "

June 10 , 2008 - Michael Douglas, "String compactification and the landscape. "

June 9 , 2008 - Alejandro Ibarra, "Indirect Signatures of Gravitino Dark Matter"

**June 9**, 2008 - Kentaro Hori, "Phases of N=2 theories in 1+1 dimensions with boundary Part II"

June 5 , 2008 - Yukiko Konishi, "On solutions to Walcher's extended holomorphic anomaly equation"

June 4 , 2008 - IPMU Komaba Seminar

Shinobu Hikami, "Intersection theory from duality and replica"

June 2, 2008 - Masahito Yamazaki, "Quivers, brane tilings and toric Calabi-Yau/Sasaki-Einstein geometry"

May 29 , 2008 - Nobuchika Okada, "Higgs boson mass bounds in the Standard Model with seesaw-induced neutrino masses"

**May 29 , 2008** - Yasuaki Hikida, "H
_{3}^{+}Liouville relation and its applications"

May 28 , 2008 - Kazushi Ueda, "Toric degenerations of Gelfand-Cetlin systems and potential functions"

May 21 , 2008 - Bondal, "Derived categories in Noncommutative Geometry"

**May 14 , 2008** - IPMU Komaba Lecture 4

Akihiro Tsuchiya, "Homotopy Theory (before 1970)"

May 13, 2008 - IPMU Komaba Seminar

Jean-Michel Bismut,

Lecture 1: "The hypoelliptic Laplacian"

Lecture 2: "A survey of Quillen metrics"

May 12 and 19 , 2008 - Kai Martens, "Cosmogenic Neutrinos and the HiRes experiment"

May 12 , 2008 - IPMU Mathematics seminar in Kashiwa

Yukinobu Toda, "Limit stable objects on Calabi-Yau 3-folds."

May 8 , 2008 - IPMU Seminar

Kentaro Hori, "Phases of N=2 theories in 1+1 dimensions with boundary"

Apr 30 , 2008 - IPMU Komaba Seminar

Motohico Mulase, "Recursion relations in intersection theory on the moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces"

Apr 24 , 2008 - Chuan-Ren Chen, "Direct and Indirect search for signals of the Littlest Higgs model with T-parity at Colliders"

Apr 23 , 2008 - Motohico Mulase, "Integrable systems and intersection theory on moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces"

Apr 23 , 2008 - IPMU Komaba Lecture 3

Akihiro Tsuchiya, "Homotopy Theory (before 1970)"

Apr 22 , 2008 - José M Figueroa-O'Farrill, "Killing superalgebras in supergravity"

Apr 16 , 2008 - IPMU Komaba Lecture 2

Akihiro Tsuchiya, "Homotopy Theory (before 1970)"

Apr 15 , 2008 - Shin'ichiro Ando, "Astrophysical Probe of New Physics: Cosmological Dark Matter and Anisotropy"

Apr 11 , 2008 - Simeon Hellerman, "Cosmological Unification of String Theories"

Apr 9 , 2008 - IPMU Komaba Lecture 1

Akihiro Tsuchiya, "Homotopy Theory (before 1970)"

Apr 8 , 2008 - Yen-Ting Lin, "Ensemble properties of cluster galaxies and their redshift evolution"

Apr 4 , 2008 - Damien A. Easson, "Cosmology from spinning branes"

Mar 14 , 2008 - Shing-Tung Yau, "Geometric analysis and their applications in mathematics and theoretical physics"

Mar 10 , 2008 - Keiichi Maeda, "Hunting for the Geometry of Supernova Explosions by Optical/NIR Observations"

Mar 5 , 2008 - Alexandre Kozlov, "Neutrino physics program at KamLAND"

Feb 28 , 2008 - Masaki Tsukamoto, "Deformation of Brody curves and mean dimension"

Feb 27 , 2008 - Werner Porod, "Testing supersymmetric neutrino mass models at future collider experiments"

Feb 22 , 2008 - David Poland, "More visible effects of the hidden sector"

Feb 21 , 2008 - Mohab Abou Zeid, "Gauge Theory, Gravity and Twistor String Scattering Amplitudes"

Feb 20 , 2008 - Mark Vagins, "GADZOOKS! A Potential Super-Kamiokande Upgrade"

Feb 19 , 2008 - Yuki Shimizu, "Direct and Indirect Dark Matter Search Experiment"

Feb 14 , 2008 - Koichi Hamaguchi, "Ultralight Gravitino at the LHC"

Feb 13 , 2008 - Katrin Wendland, "How to lift a construction by Hiroshi Inose to conformal field theory"

Feb 12 , 2008 - Hiroyuki Abe,
"Moduli stabilization, F-term uplifting and sequestering in supergravity models"

Feb 6 , 2008 - Jenny Greene, "The Mass Function of Local Active Black Holes"

Mariska Kriek, "AGNs and suppressed star formation in massive galaxies at z~2.5"

Feb 1 , 2008 - Jim Gunn, "BOSS"

Jan 28, 2008 - Matthew Buckley, "Discriminating spin through quantum interference"

Jan 16, 2008 - Tadashi Takayanagi, "Holography and Entanglement Entropy"

Jan 10, 2008 - Naoki Yoshida, "Structure Formation in the Early Universe"

Jan 9, 2008 - Takada Masahito, "Gravitational lensing and dark matter and dark energy"

Jan 8, 2008 - IPMU Seminar on Mathematical Physics, Komaba

Dec 17, 2007 - Dmitry Kaledin, "Deligne conjecture and the Drinfeld double"

Dec 10, 2007 - Shigeki Sugimoto, "String theory and QCD"

Oct 30, 2007, 5 pm, Main Seminar Room, 6th floor, ICRR - Hiroshige Kajiura, "Some examples of triangulated and/or $A_\infty$-categories related to homological mirror symmetry"

Oct 29, 2007 - Shinobu Hosono, "Topics on string theory, mirror symmetry, and Gromov-Witten invariants"

Oct 15, 2007