# Theory Seminar

Theory seminars take place Monday afternoons at 2:10 PM in the Pupin Hall Theory Center on the 8th floor.

Information on the High Energy Theory group can be found here.

## Garrett Goon - Carnegie-Mellon University

**"Linking Corrections to Entropy and Extremality"**

I will prove that the leading perturbative corrections to the entropy and extremality bounds of black holes are directly proportional to each other, generically. This fact is intimately related to the Weak Gravity Conjecture, as I will discuss. The proof is purely thermodynamic and applies to systems beyond the gravitational realm.

## James Bonifacio - Oxford and Case Western

*Title & abstract TBA*

**About the speaker**

James Bonifacio is a theoretical physicist who received his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2017 and is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Case Western Reserve University. His research involves the use of effective field theories to study gravity and cosmology. He is especially interested in using symmetries and scattering amplitudes as theoretical tools to classify and constrain quantum field theories.

## Katy Clough - University of Oxford

****Time tentative****

**"Searching for light particles in strong gravity environments"**

## Kent Yagi - University of Virginia

*Title & abstract TBA*

**About the speaker**