☕️: talks for non-specialists; ⭐️:review talks

- [pdf] ☕ What is Quantum Field Theory?
- IPMU 10th anniversary workshop, October 17, 2017
- [pdf] Time-reversal anomaly of 2+1d topological phases
- Strings 2017, Tel Aviv, June 26, 2017
- [pdf] ⭐️Quantum Anomalies, Old and New
- KMI Colloquium, Nagoya, March 22, 2017
- [pdf] ☕️量子重力の現状
- コロキウム, Hongo, December, 2016
- [pdf] On 4d N=3 theories
- JHS75, Caltech, November, 2016

The scientific content is a subset of the MIT talk below. - [pdf] On the time-reversal anomaly of 2+1d TQFTs
- Natifest, IAS, September, 2016
- [pdf] Recent developments in 4d N=3 theories
- MIT, June, 2016
- [pdf] ☕️Supersymmetry: an idea connecting Physics and Mathematics
- Biennial meeting of Kavli Institutes, NYC, June, 2016

Aimed at scientists who are not physicists. I am not sure how successful I was. The version really used at the meeting was more abbreviated. - [pdf] ⭐️6d SCFTs and F-theory: a bottom-up perspective
- "F-theory at 20", Caltech, February, 2016
- [pdf] ☕️What is the correct framework for Quantum Field Theories?
- an internal introductory talk, IPMU, January, 2016
- [pdf] On fractional M5 branes and frozen singularities
- KIAS-YITP workshop, KIAS, September, 2015.

The version available here is not the final abbreviated version used in the actual talk, which was shorter than I expected. - [pdf] ☕️Mathematical Accidents and String Theory
- an internal colloquium-like talk, IPMU, September, 2015.

The actual title was different, but what's written above describes the content more appropriately. - [pdf] ☕️Confinement and the Witten index
- Kyoto Prize workshop, Kyoto, November, 2014
- [pdf] On 6d SCFTs
- Symposium Ahrenshoop, Berlin, August, 2014
- [pdf] ☕️Comments on SUSY Quantum Field Theories
- Group 30, Universiteit Gent, July, 2014
- [pdf] ⭐️Recent Advances in SUSY
- Strings 2014, Princeton University, June, 2014
- [pdf] Supersymmetric dynamics with strongly-coupled ingredients
- Nagoya University, April, 2013
- [pdf] Yet another duality for N=1 SQCD
- IAS, March, 2013
- [pdf] ☕️数学と超対称ゲージ理論
- Kyushu University, September, 2012
- [pdf] ⭐️On "6=4+2"
- Rikkyo University, February, 2012
- [pdf]
On S-duality of 5d SYM on S
^{1} - Yukawa Institute, January, 2011
- [pdf] On 2d TQFTs whose values are hyperkähler manifolds
- String-Math 2011, University of Pennsylvania, June, 2011
- [pdf] ⭐️Instantons and W-algebras
- Université libre de Bruxelles, May, 2011
- [pdf] 4d SYM on graphs and 3d mirror symmetry
- IHÉS, May, 2011
- [pdf] More S-dualities from Outer-automorphism twists
- Rutgers, Oct, 2010
- [pdf] M5-branes, 4d gauge theory and 2d CFT
- Caltech, Feb, 2010 (similar to the one below, but emphasizes different points)
- [pdf] N=2 S-duality and M5-branes
- MIT, Nov, 2009
- [pdf] Some illustrative examples of Gaiotto duality
- U. Kentucky, Jul, 2009
- [pdf] Argyres-Seiberg duality and the Higgs branch
- IPMU, Dec, 2008
- [pdf] A counterexample to the `a-theorem'
- IAS, Nov, 2008
- [pdf] Comments on the non-relativistic AdS/CFT
- Michigan, Sep, 2008
- [pdf] Classification of N=6 theories of ABJM type
- McGill, Sep, 2008
- [pdf] New Developments in d=4, N=2 SCFTs
- Harvard, May, 2008
- [pdf] How does the near-horizon geometry of black rings encode its charges?
- Yukawa institute, Sep, 2007
- [pdf]
Rigid Limit in
*N*=2 Supergravity and Weak-gravity Conjecture - DAMTP, June, 2007
- [pdf] Curvature-Squared Terms in 5d Supergravity and AdS/CFT correspondence
- IAS, Feb, 2007
- [pdf] Black Hole Entropy in the presence of Chern-Simons terms
- Yukawa Inst., Dec, 2006
- [pdf] AdS/CFT correspondence with Eight Supercharges
- PhD Thesis Defense, June, 2006
- [pdf] Distribution of Vacua in Calabi-Yau Compactification
- U. Tokyo astrophysics group, March 2006
- [pdf] Triangle Anomalies from Einstein Manifolds
- Princeton, December 2005
- [pdf] 5d supergravity dual of a-maximization
- Caltech, October 2005
- [pdf] E,F,G of instantons
- Spring Meeting of the JPS, March 2005
- [pdf] ⭐️Moduli Fixing and the Statistics of Vacua
- Chuo Univ., a short review talk, January 2005
- [pdf] Vacuum Counting in Two-parameter models
- Kouchi Univ., Autumnal Meeting of the JPS, September 2004
- [pdf] 5d CS terms and Nekrasov's Instanton Counting
- KEK, seminar, August 2004
- [pdf] N=4 SYM and Integrability
- Univ. Tokyo, Hongo, Journal Club, May 2004
- [pdf] 5d CS terms and Nekrasov's Instanton Counting
- Kyushu Univ., Spring Meeting of the JPS, March 2004
- [pdf] Derivation of the Intriligator-Leigh-Seiberg linearity principle from Dijkgraaf-Vafa
- Tsukuba U., December 2002