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15 talksCollection Number C24022
Talk

Welcome & Happy 15th Anniversary
PIRSA:24060001 

Keynote
Shane Farnsworth Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics  Albert Einstein Institute (AEI)
PIRSA:24060003 
Driving Quantum Readiness  An Innovation Perspective
Sonali Mohapatra National Quantum Computing Centre
PIRSA:24060004 
My NonGeodesic Career Trajectory: From Entrepreneurship to Data & AI Consulting
Alexandre VincartEmard Avanade Inc (Montreal)
PIRSA:24060005 
Solid State Detectors for LowMass Dark Matter Searches
Miriam Diamond Arthur B. McDonaldCanadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute
PIRSA:24060006 

Cohort Project Presentation  "Catching Up": Holography
PIRSA:24060008


Physics of Quantum Information
20 talksCollection Number C24017Talk


Repetition Code Revisited
Matthew Fisher University of California, Santa Barbara


Stability of mixedstate quantum phases via finite Markov length
Shengqi Sang Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

The rise and fall of mixedstate entanglement: measurement, feedback, and decoherence
TsungCheng Lu (Peter) Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Universal bound on topological gap
Liang Fu Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  Department of Physics

Mapping ground states to stringnets
Daniel Ranard Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Sequential Quantum Circuit
Xie Chen California Institute of Technology


Navigating Quantum and AI Career Trajectories: A Beginner’s MiniCourse on Computational Methods and their Applications
7 talksCollection Number C24029Talk

Opening Remarks
PIRSA:24050051 

Restricted Boltzmann Machines (RBMs)
Mohamed Hibat Allah Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics






SciComm Collider 2
3 talksCollection Number C24030Talk


Cosmology from Galaxy Surveys
Jessica Muir Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
PIRSA:24050063 
Black holes and gravitational waves
Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
PIRSA:24050065


Foundations of Quantum Computational Advantage
21 talksCollection Number C24020Talk


Values for compiled XOR nonlocal games
Connor Paddock University of Ottawa

Reliable quantum computational advantages from quantum simulation
Juani Bermejo Vega University of Granada







String Theory 2023/24
13 talksCollection Number C24025Talk

String Theory Lecture
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

String Theory Lecture
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

String Theory Lecture
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

String Theory Lecture
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

String Theory Lecture
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

String Theory Lecture
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

String Theory Lecture
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

String Theory Lecture
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Strong Gravity 2023/24
13 talksCollection Number C24023Talk

Strong Gravity Lecture
William East Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Strong Gravity Lecture
William East Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Strong Gravity Lecture
William East Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Strong Gravity Lecture
William East Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Strong Gravity Lecture
William East Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Strong Gravity Lecture
William East Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Strong Gravity Lecture
William East Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Strong Gravity Lecture
William East Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Mathematical Physics 2023/24
13 talksCollection Number C24026Talk

Mathematical Physics Lecture
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mathematical Physics Lecture
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mathematical Physics Lecture
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mathematical Physics Lecture
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mathematical Physics Lecture
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mathematical Physics Lecture
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mathematical Physics Lecture
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Mathematical Physics Lecture
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Quantum Gravity 2023/24
13 talksCollection Number C24024Talk

Quantum Gravity Lecture
Aldo Riello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum Gravity Lecture
Aldo Riello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum Gravity Lecture
Aldo Riello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum Gravity Lecture
Aldo Riello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum Gravity Lecture
Aldo Riello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum Gravity Lecture
Aldo Riello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum Gravity Lecture
Aldo Riello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum Gravity Lecture
Aldo Riello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Machine Learning 2023/24
12 talksCollection Number C24027Talk

Machine Learning Lecture
Mohamed Hibat Allah Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Machine Learning Lecture
Mohamed Hibat Allah Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Machine Learning Lecture
Mohamed Hibat Allah Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Machine Learning Lecture
Mohamed Hibat Allah Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Machine Learning Lecture
Mohamed Hibat Allah Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Machine Learning Lecture
Mohamed Hibat Allah Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Machine Learning Lecture
Mohamed Hibat Allah Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Machine Learning Lecture
Mohamed Hibat Allah Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  minicourse
7 talksCollection Number C24021Talk

GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  Lecture
Alexander Wilce Susquehanna University

GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  Lecture
Alexander Wilce Susquehanna University

GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  Lecture
Alexander Wilce Susquehanna University

GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  Lecture
Alexander Wilce Susquehanna University

GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  Lecture
Alexander Wilce Susquehanna University

GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  Lecture
Alexander Wilce Susquehanna University

GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  Lecture
Alexander Wilce Susquehanna University


Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology (PHYS785/AMATH872)
24 talksCollection Number C24003Talk

Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology  Lecture 20240109
Achim Kempf University of Waterloo

Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology  Lecture 20240111
Achim Kempf University of Waterloo

Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology  Lecture 20240116
Achim Kempf University of Waterloo

Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology  Lecture 20240118
Achim Kempf University of Waterloo

Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology  Lecture 20240123
Achim Kempf University of Waterloo

Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology  Lecture 20240125
Achim Kempf University of Waterloo

Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology  Lecture 20240130
Achim Kempf University of Waterloo

Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology  Lecture 20240201
Achim Kempf University of Waterloo


PSI 15th Anniversary Reunion
15 talksCollection Number C24022PSIons celebrate 15 years of Perimeter Scholars International with the first ever PSI reunion event!
Join us for 3 days that include:
 3 former PSI Keynote Speakers in Industry
 3 former PSI Speakers in Academia
 A chance to win 1 of 7 Grants of up to 5000 CAD each for a PSI class project to be developed and presented at the reunion (see Call for Projects for details)
 Social events with your cohorts and PSI special guests
 Lots of time to connect with classmates and PSIons, while immersing yourself in Perimeter’s lively research and collaboration environment.
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The Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) Master's program is offered in collaboration by Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo.

Physics of Quantum Information
20 talksCollection Number C24017The dialogue between quantum information and quantum matter has fostered notable progress in both fields. Quantum information science has revolutionized our understanding of the structure of quantum manybody systems and novel forms of outofequilibrium quantum dynamics. The advances of quantum matter have provided novel paradigms and platforms for quantum information processing.
This conference aims to bring together leading experts at the intersections of quantum information and quantum matter. Key topics include: (i) quantum error correction, (ii) quantum dynamics, and (iii) quantum simulation.Organizers:
Timothy Hsieh, Perimeter Institute
Beni Yoshida, Perimeter Institute
Zhi Li, Perimeter Institute
TsungCheng Lu, Perimeter Institute
Meenu Kumari, National Research Council Canada:: :: ::

Navigating Quantum and AI Career Trajectories: A Beginner’s MiniCourse on Computational Methods and their Applications
7 talksCollection Number C24029The dynamic field of quantum physics and artificial intelligence is expanding across both academic and industrial landscapes. This minicourse offers an introduction to computational techniques currently utilized in the quantum sector, highlighting nonacademic career paths for individuals interested in quantum physics and machine learning. The program features two lecture series: one on generative modeling  covering topics (such as restricted Boltzmann machines, recurrent neural networks, and transformers)  and the other on quantum machine learning algorithms. Participants will also benefit from practical coding tutorials, networking opportunities, and related events about the landscape of Quantum and AI.
Land Acknowledgement
In the spirit of understanding and learning from what has come before, Perimeter Institute respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, Anishnaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.
Perimeter is situated on the Haldimand Tract, land promised to Six Nations, which includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. As settlers, we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years. We are connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities. 
SciComm Collider 2
3 talksCollection Number C24030The second annual SciComm Collider workshop will bring together a group of the most innovative science communicators helping to connect the public with topics in physics and astronomy for a threeday workshop aimed at sharing ideas, creating new collaborations, and exploring ways to more effectively engage the public with the most exciting ideas in science. The workshop will consist of short seminars, interactive sessions, and opportunities to brainstorm new ideas with fellow communicators and creators, as well as venues for interaction between invited science communicators and Perimeter outreach/communications team members and researchers.

Foundations of Quantum Computational Advantage
21 talksCollection Number C24020The workshop marks the halfway point of the similarly named (FoQaCiA, pronounced "focaccia") collaboration between researchers in Canada and Europe, funded as part of a flagship partnership between NSERC and Horizon Europe.
https://www.foqacia.org/
The goal of FoQaCiA is to develop new foundational approaches to shed light on the relative computational power of quantum devices and classical computers, helping to find the "line in the sand" separating tasks admitting a quantum speedup from those that are classically simulable.
The workshop will focus on the four central interrelated themes of the project:
1. Quantum contextuality, nonclassicality, and quantum advantage
2. The complexity of classical simulation of quantum computation
3. The arithmetic of quantum circuits
4. The efficiency of faulttolerant quantum computation
Our view is that the future success of quantum computing critically depends on advances at the most fundamental level, and that largescale investments in quantum implementations will only pay off if they can draw on additional foundational insights and ideas:: :: ::
Scientific Organizers:
Rui Soares Barbosa (INL  International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory)
Anne Broadbent (University of Ottawa)
Ernesto Galvão (INL  International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory)
Rob Spekkens (Perimeter Institute)
Jon Yard (Perimeter Institute):: :: ::
FoQaCiA is funded by:

String Theory 2023/24
13 talksCollection Number C24025The course covers the basics of String Theory: bosonic strings, Dbranes, a bit of superstrings.

Strong Gravity 2023/24
13 talksCollection Number C24023This course will introduce some advanced topics in general relativity related to describing gravity in the strong field and dynamical regime. Topics covered include properties of spinning black holes, black hole thermodynamics and energy extraction, how to define horizons in a dynamical setting, formulations of the Einstein equations as constraint and evolution equations, and gravitational waves and how they are sourced. 
Mathematical Physics 2023/24
13 talksCollection Number C24026We will discuss mathematical aspects of classical and quantum field theory, including topics such as: symplectic manifolds and the phase space, symplectic reduction, geometric quantization, ChernSimons theory, and others. 
Quantum Gravity 2023/24
13 talksCollection Number C24024The course centers on an indepth study of the symmetry structure of General Relativity and how this is intimately related to its dynamics and to the challenges posed to its quantization. To achieve this understanding, we will introduce a host of concepts and techniques, broadly (and loosely) known under the name of “Covariant Phase Space Method”. This provides a different perspective on GR’s physics, a perspective in which phase space, rather than spacetime, is front and center. We will apply these ideas and techniques to discuss the socalled Problem of Time, Wald's approach to black hole entropy as a Noether charge, and the relationship between Dirac's Hypersurface Deformation Algebra and GR's symmetries and dynamics. We will also discuss the problem of detecting single gravitons as well as crucial analogies and differences between a quantum electromagnetic and gravitational field. Lecture notes specific for the course will be provided. 
Machine Learning 2023/24
12 talksCollection Number C24027Machine learning has become a very valuable toolbox for scientists including physicists. In this course, we will learn the basics of machine learning with an emphasis on applications for manybody physics. At the end of this course, you will be equipped with the necessary and preliminary tools for starting your own machine learning projects. 
GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  minicourse
7 talksCollection Number C24021Classical probability theory makes the (mostly, tacit) assumption that any two random experiments can be performed jointly. This assumption seems to fail in quantum theory. A rapidly growing literature seeks to understand QM by placing it in a much broader mathematical landscape of ``generalized probabilistic theories", or GPTs, in which incompatible experiments are permitted. Among other things, this effort has led to (i) a better appreciation that many "characteristically quantum" phenomena (e.g., entanglement) are in fact generic to nonclassical probabilistic theories, (ii) a suite of reconstructions of (mostly, finitedimensional) QM from small packages of assumptions of a probabilistic or operational nature, and (iii) a clearer view of the options available for generalizing QM. This course will offer a survey of this literature, starting from scratch and concluding with a discussion of recent developments.
Mathematical prerequisites: finitedimensional linear algebra, ideally including tensor products and duality, plus some exposure to category theory (though I will briefly review this material as needed).
Scheduling note: There will be 5 lectures from March 1226, then a gap of two weeks before the final 2 lectures held April 16 & 18.
Format: Inperson only; lectures will be recorded for PIRSA but not live on Zoom.

Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology (PHYS785/AMATH872)
24 talksCollection Number C24003This course introduces quantum field theory from scratch and then develops the theory of the quantum fluctuations of fields and particles. We will focus, in particular, on how quantum fields are affected by curvature and by spacetime horizons. This will lead us to the Unruh effect, Hawking radiation and to inflationary cosmology. Inflationary cosmology, which we will study in detail, is part of the current standard model of cosmology which holds that all structure in the universe  such as the distribution of galaxies  originated in tiny quantum fluctuations of a scalar field and of spacetime itself. For intuition, consider that quantum field fluctuations of significant amplitude normally occur only at very small length scales. Close to the big bang, during a brief initial period of nearly exponentially fast expansion (inflation), such smallwavelength but largeamplitude quantum fluctuations were stretched out to cosmological wavelengths. In this way, quantum fluctuations are thought to have seeded the observed inhomogeneities in the cosmic microwave background  which in turn seeded the condensation of hydrogen into galaxies and stars, all closely matching the increasingly accurate astronomical observations over recent years. The prerequisites for this course are a solid understanding of quantum theory and some basic knowledge of general relativity, such as FRW spacetimes.
https://uwaterloo.ca/physicsofinformationlab/teaching/quantumfieldtheorycosmologyamath872phys785w2024
https://pitp.zoom.us/j/96567241418?pwd=U3I1V1g4YXdaZ3psT1FrZUdlYm1zdz09