Vienna Theory Lunch Seminar by Olaf Krüger (UV), Marcus Sperling (UV), Philipp Stanzer (TU) Tuesdays 12:1513:30
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Idee: 
Wie auf vielen Universitäten praktiziert wollen wir ein LunchSeminar etablieren, das aktuelle Themen der Theoretischen Physik, die von DiplomandInnen, DoktorandInnen und PostDocs behandelt werden, aufgreift.

We want to establish a lunch seminar as practiced at other universities. The focus is on recent theoretical research done by Master students, PhDs and PostDocs.

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Mar 6 2018 

SingleCopy Entanglement Detection
Abstract: A main focus of current practical quantum information
research is on the generation of largescale quantum entanglement
involving many particles with the goal of achieving real applications
of quantum technologies. An important instance of this challenge is
the verification problem: how to reliably certify the presence of
quantum resources, in particular quantum entanglement. The
plausibility of standard verification schemes (for example, based on
entanglement witnesses) is questionable, since they require repeated
measurement on large ensemble of identically prepared copies, which is
highly demanding to achieve in practice when dealing with largescale
entangled quantum systems. In this talk, I will present our recent
work [1] where we develop a novel method by formulating verification
as a decision procedure, i.e. entanglement is seen as the ability of
quantum system to answer certain “yesno questions”. We show that for
a variety of large quantum states even a single copy suffices to
detect entanglement with a high probability by using local
measurements. For example, a single copy of a 24qubit linear cluster
state suffices to verify entanglement with more than 95%
confidence. Our method is applicable to many important classes of
states, such as cluster states or ground states of local Hamiltonians
in general. 
Mar 13 2018 
Olaf Krüger 
A basic introduction to the Hopf algebra of Feynman graphs Abstract: I will give a blackboard talk to introduce the notion of a Hopf algebra at the example of Feynman graphs. I first start with the definition of the involved structures (vectorspace, product, unit, coproduct, counit and antipode). A second part is devoted to the character group, whose elements map Feynman graphs to the algebra of Laurent series. Using for example dimensional regularization, Feynman rules are elements of that character group  each nloop Feynman graph is evaluated to a Laurent series with an nth order pole in ε = 0. Finally, I will give some glimpses of how renormalization can be treated within this mathematical framwork. In particular, I will define two elements of the character group, which map each Feynman graph to the corresponding counterterm and `renormalized Feynman amplitude' respectively. 
Mar 20 2018 
Simon Plätzer 
Event Generators: The Quest for Precision Abstract: I will give an introduction to modern particle collision event generators, which have become indispensable tools for LHC experiments and phenomenology. Focusing on the Herwig program I will outline recent development of including higherorder QCD corrections, paths to more precise parton cascade algorithms and opportunities to constrain phenomenological models. 
Mar 27  Apr 03 2018 
No Lunch Seminar 
Ostern  Easter Holiday

Apr 10 2018 
Johanna Knapp 
The physical mathematics of string compactifications Abstract: CalabiYau spaces play an important role in compactifications of string theory from ten to four dimensions. In this talk I will show how CalabiYaus can be constructed and analyzed by making use of a supersymmetric gauge theory in two dimensions  the gauged linear sigma model. After introducing the basic concepts, I will give a simple explicit example. If time permits, an overview of recent applications will be given. 
Apr 17 2018 
Marius Krumm 
Two operational approaches towards causal structure and spacetime in quantum mechanics
Abstract: The relation of spacetime and quantum mechanics is an
important ingredient for quantum gravity. The talk introduces the
framework of socalled General Probabilistic Theories, which uses
operational blackbox scenarios described by a list of probabilities
to define a large landscape of theories, including classical
probability theory and quantum theory, and is supposed to describe all
theories that use probabilities to predict measurement outcomes. As
the formulation of this framework does not rely on a spacetime
structure and as this framework does not assume quantum theory, it is
an ideal testing ground to investigate how quantum theory and
spacetime structure might constraint each other. We will present
several scenarios and results for the relation of spacetime and
quantum theory in this framework.

Apr 24 2018 
Alexander Soloviev 
Semiholography for Heavy Ion Collisions
To understand the timeevolution of systems like the QuarkGluon Plasma (QGP), it is necessary to include both weakly and strongly coupled degrees of freedom at various energy scales. Semiholography is a nonperturbative framework that combines perturbative methods for weakly coupled partons with the holographic duality for the strongly coupled infrared in a wide range of energy scales.

May 1 2018 
No Lunch Seminar 
Tag der Arbeit  Labour Day

May 8 2018 
Timon S. Gutleb 
Numerical analysis of geometric structures in simulations of the IKKT matrix model Recently published numerical MonteCarlo generated sample configurations of the IKKT matrix model, a potential nonperturbative approach to superstring theory, found that a (3+1) dimensional and expanding substructure emerges dynamically from the (9+1) dimensional background space. In this talk I will introduce numerical methods for the analysis of semiclassical limits of matrix or quantum geometries and then present results of the geometry of the abovementioned IKKT model configurations. 
May 15 2018 
Abhishek Chowdhury 
Negative discriminant states and where to find them Within the framework of string theory and its lowenergy limit supergravity theories, precision counting of black hole microstates has been quite successful for BPS black holes. On one side of the matching is a Dbrane setup in flat space and an index calculation for BPS states and on the other end the black hole solutions in supergravity. Though the index has contributions from both negative and positive "discriminant" states, the single center black holes exists when a discriminant is +ve. This apparent discrepancy is resolved by introducing bound twocenter solutions. We will try to interpret this in the context of Rademacher expansions appearing in black hole precision matching. 
May 22 2018 
No Lunch Seminar 
Pfingsten  Pentecost

May 29 2018 
Johannes Lahnsteiner 
Nonrelativistic Supergravity Supergravity has been known for about 40 years, Newtonian gravity for over 200 years. Nevertheless, to this day nobody has constructed a supersymmetric extension of Newtonian gravity. This is remarkable, to say the least. I will present some developments in nonrelativistic geometry  socalled NewtonCartan gravity, leading the way to Newtonian supergravity in four dimensions. In particular I will present a method to obtain the nonrelativistic limit by means of a particular dimensional reduction called null reduction. Keywords: Supergravity, NewtonCartan gravity 
Jun 5 2018 
Jakob Möller 
A conjectured relation between fusion ideals The study of Lie algebras is of utmost importance to modern day mathematical physics. Within the setting of affine Lie algebras which are an infinite dimensional extension of finite Lie algebras a conjecture about so called fusion ideals of affine Lie algebras with application in string theory has been established. In this thesis we present a proof of a special case of the conjecture, namely the case of the regular embedding of the special unitary Lie algebra su(n) in su(m) where n less or equal m are arbitrary positive integers. Furthermore we give an outlook on the case of symplectic Lie algebras. 
Jun 12 2018 
Felix Hummel 
Finite Temperature Coupled Cluster Methods for Extended Systems At zero temperature coupled cluster theory is widely used to predict total energies, ground state expectation values and even excited states for molecules and extended systems. Generalizations to finite temperature exist, they are, however, very expensive since the amplitudes must be computed and stored for many Matsubara frequencies for a sufficiently accurate result. Instead of using Matsubara frequencies one can also work directly in the imaginary time domain on the compact interval [0, beta]. In this framework the transition from finite to zero temperature is uniform and comes at no extra costs for nonmetallic systems.The convolutions occurring in resummed theories, such as coupled cluster, are discretized on a fitted grid, similar to the one employed by Almlöf. This reduces the number of sampling points to about a dozen, making coupled cluster calculations applicable to extended systems. 
Jun 19 2018 
Stephan Stetina 
Transport phenomena in the outer core of neutron stars Multimessenger observations of neutron stars are likely to usher in a golden age of nuclear astrophysics and promote neutron stars to one of the most precious “laboratories” in the universe. In this talk, I focus on transport phenomena in the outer core of neutron stars which impact the damping of hydrodynamic modes and rmodes, and the spin evolution of neutron stars. I discuss the microscopic physics that determine transport in a dense plasma comprised of electrons, muons, protons and neutrons, interacting via electromagnetic and strong forces. Under such conditions electrons are relativistic, degenerate, and weakly interacting and consequently play a dominant role in transport phenomena. A particular focus will be placed on dynamical screening effects, collective modes, and the role of induced electronneutron scattering. 
Jun 26 2018 
Maximilian Löschner 
Lepton masses and the MultiHiggs model An abundance of models trying to describe the patterns in lepton masses and mixings has emerged over the past decade, many of them inspired by the rich phenomenology in the neutrino sector. Most of these models have only been studied at treelevel. In our work, we therefore try to build a generally applicable setup for studying radiative corrections to the mass and mixing preditcitons in such models in order to check their perturbative stability. All of the models referred to inherit an extended scalar sector. Therefore, we perform our studies in the MultiHiggs Standard Model with an arbitrary number of Higgs doublets and righthanded Majorana neutrinos. After a thorough introduction into the subject, we want to present our renormalization scheme and results for oneloop lepton masses with an emphasis on gaugedependence discussions, the treatment of tadpole contributions and the renormalization of the vacuum expectation values. 
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