LonTI lecture series in theoretical physics
10 am, 21 Feb 2022
During spring, the London Institute hosts weekly lectures in theoretical physics for young researchers who are interested in new fields.
Academic seminars tend to be one-off events that focus on the latest research of the speaker. But when it comes to learning about a field of research, seminars are ineffectual. To fill this gap in the market, a group of graduate students in theoretical physics formed the London Theory Institute, or LonTI. It organises series of lectures in exciting areas of theoretical physics, open to all young researchers. The difference between seminars and LonTI talks is like the difference between traditional episodic TV shows, and recent sequential TV series that provide a slower but more satisfying experience.
At each weekly talk, there is a lecture by a specialist, followed by discussion over lunch on site. The meetings take place at the London Institute, on the second floor of the Royal Institution. Topics range from observables in gauge theories, to spin chains in AdS/CFT, to gravity and black holes in AdS. LonTI provides an opportunity to meet like-minded theorists, cutting across universities and subfields. It is supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council and the London Institute.