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Careers Outside Academia

Melanie Campbell GuelphWaterloo Physics Institute

Michael Burns Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WRDSB)

Michelle Irvine Google Inc.

Rene Stock Scotiabank
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Contextuality: Conceptual Issues, Operational Signatures, and Applications
23 talksCollection Number C17027Talk

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert Spekkens Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum Mechanics in a New Key
Simon Kochen Princeton University

What do we learn about quantum theory from KochenSpecker quantum contextuality?
Adan Cabello Universidad de Sevilla

Noncontextuality: how we should define it, why it is natural, and what to do about its failure
Robert Spekkens Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Towards a mathematical theory of contextuality
Samson Abramsky University of Oxford

KochenSpecker contextuality: a hypergraph approach with operational equivalences
Ana Belen Sainz Gdańsk University of Technology

The contextual fraction as a measure of contextuality
Shane Mansfield University of Edinburgh

Nonlocality and contextuality as finetuning
Eric Cavalcanti Griffith University


New Directions in Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics
28 talksCollection Number C17026Talk


CRESST Detectors for Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics
Federica Petricca Max Planck Institute

Getting the Most out of Liquid Xenon
Rafael Lang Columbia University



Direct detection signals of light dark matter
Josef Pradler University of Vienna




Bounce Scenarios in Cosmology
16 talksCollection Number C17024Talk

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Steffen Gielen University of Sheffield

Neil Turok University of Edinburgh


Bounce in Loop Quantum Cosmology and its Implications
Abhay Ashtekar Pennsylvania State University

Observable Consequences of a Bounce
UeLi Pen Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)

Challenges for Bouncing Cosmologies
Robert Brandenberger McGill University  Department of Physics

Emergent bouncing cosmology from quantum gravity condensates
Edward WilsonEwing University of New Brunswick

Discussion Session 2

Angelika Fertig TotalEnergies (France)

Steffen Gielen University of Sheffield

Elizabeth Gould Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute





Making Quantum Gravity Computable
31 talksCollection Number C17023Talk

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Bianca Dittrich Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Introduction to Monte Carlo methods  1
Gerard Barkema Utrecht University

Introduction to Monte Carlo methods  2
Gerard Barkema Utrecht University

Introduction to Tensor Network methods  1
Guifre Vidal Alphabet (United States)

Introduction to Tensor Network methods  2
Guifre Vidal Alphabet (United States)

Tutorial: Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods

Gerard Barkema Utrecht University

Nilas Klitgaard Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen


Tutorial: Introduction to Tensor Network methods

Guifre Vidal Alphabet (United States)

Clement Delcamp Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES)


Scientific Computing and Computational Science
Erik Schnetter Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Radiative Corrections at the Intensity Frontier of Particle Physics
12 talksCollection Number C17017Talk

Experimental Overview of lowenergy precision experiments
Doug Bryman TRIUMF (Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics)

Precision calculations for muonic bound states
Andrzej Czarnecki University of Alberta


SCET for precision physics at high and low energies
Thomas Becher Universität Bern

Higherorder corrections for neutrino experiments
Kevin Mcfarland University of Rochester

New physics searches in lowenergy experiments
Andre de Gouvea Northwestern University

Impact of neutrino interaction uncertainties
Kendall Mahn TRIUMF (Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics)

Simulation tools for neutrino experiments
Gabriel Perdue Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)


International Workshop on Quantum Spin Ice
20 talksCollection Number C17022Talk

Microscopic aspects of insulating rareearth pyrochlore magnets
Jeffrey Rau University of Toronto

Lightning review on emergent quantum electrodynamics in quantum spin ice
YongBaek Kim University of Toronto

The importance of defects and structural flexibility in the physics of quantum spin ices
Tyrel McQueen Johns Hopkins University

Quasiparticle breakdown in the quantum pyrochlore Yb2Ti2O7 in magnetic field
Radu Coldea University of Oxford

Lobed phase diagram of single crystalline Yb2Ti2O7 in [111] magnetic field
Collin Broholm National Institute of Standards & Technology

Experimental signatures of phase competition in quantum XY pyrochlores
Alannah Hallas McMaster University




PI Day
14 talksCollection Number C17020Talk



Quantum tunneling with a Lorentzian path integral
Laura Sberna University of Nottingham


Topological field theories and gapped phases of matter
Lakshya Bhardwaj Harvard University

Gravity degrees of freedom on a null surface
Florian Hopfmueller Nord Quantique

Entanglement structure and UV regularization in cMERA
Adrian Franco Rubio Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Lorentzian quantum cosmology
Job Feldbrugge Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


4 Corners Southwest Ontario Condensed Matter Symposium 2017
11 talksCollection Number C17016Talk


Delafossite layered metals: intriguing physics in the high purity limit
Andrew Mackenzie Max Planck Institute

NMR signature of charge order in high Tc cuprates revisited
Takashi Imai McMaster University

Entanglement area law in superfluid 4He
Chris Herdman Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)


Topological states in honeycomb materials
HaeYoung Kee University of Toronto

Manybody physics in a trapped ion quantum simulator
KaziRajibul Islam Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Understanding the Emergence of Chiral Spin Liquids in Mott Insulators
Ciaran Hickey University of Toronto


Shape Dynamics Workshop
16 talksCollection Number C17015Talk

Shape Dynamics: Perspectives and Problems
Julian Barbour University of Oxford

The quantum equation of state of the universe produces a small cosmological constant
Tim Koslowski Technical University of Applied Sciences WürzburgSchweinfurt

Inflationary and preinflationary dynamics with the Starobinsky potential
Beatrice Bonga Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Relationalism and the speed of light: Are we in a relationship?
Yuri Bonder Universidad Nacional Autónoma De Mexico (UNAM)

Compact spherically symmetric solutions and gravitational collapse in SD
Flavio Mercati University of Naples Federico II

Selfgravitating fluid solutions of Shape Dynamics
Daniel Guariento Conestoga College

A WeylType Theorem in Geometrized Newtonian Gravity, and How It May Bear on Shape Dynamics
Erik Curiel LudwigMaximiliansUniversitiät München (LMU)



Quantum Field Theory on Manifolds with Boundary and the BV Formalism
12 talksCollection Number C17013Talk

Perturbative BVBFV theories on manifolds with boundary
Alberto Cattaneo University of Zurich

Gactions in quantum mechanics (and spectral sequences and the cosmological constant)
Tudor Dimofte University of Edinburgh

Perturbative BVBFV theories on manifolds with boundary Part 2
Alberto Cattaneo University of Zurich

Degenerate Field Theories and Boundary Theories
Philsang Yoo Seoul National University

Bulkboundary BV quantization for 21 theories
Brian Williams Boston University

A link between AdS/CFT and Koszul duality
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Poisson Sigma Model with symplectic target
Francesco Bonechi National Institute for Nuclear Physics

Vertex algebras and BV master equation
Si Li Tsinghua University


Tensor Networks for Quantum Field Theories II
18 talksCollection Number C17011Talk

Discretizing the manyelectron Schrodinger Equation
Steven White University of California, Irvine

Emergence of conformal symmetry in critical spin chains
Ashley Milsted California Institute of Technology



Bridging Perturbative Expansions with Tensor Networks
Jutho Haegeman Ghent University

The continuous multiscale entanglement renormalization ansatz (cMERA)
Guifre Vidal Alphabet (United States)

Unitary Networks from the Exact Renormalization of Wavefunctionals
Rob Leigh University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign

Tensor networks and Legendre transforms
Brian Swingle Brandeis University


Women in Physics Canada 2017
1 talkCollection Number C17028The sixth annual Women is Physics Canada (WIPC) conference is hosted by the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing. The conference will run July 2628, 2017. WIPC 2017 will bring together early career scientists to present their research and hear plenary talks from leaders in physics.
For more information please visit the WIPC 2017 website.

Contextuality: Conceptual Issues, Operational Signatures, and Applications
23 talksCollection Number C170272017 marks 50 years since the seminal 1967 article of Kochen and Specker proving that quantum theory fails to admit of a noncontextual model. Despite the fact that the KochenSpecker theorem is one of the seminal results concerning the foundations of quantum theory, there has never been a large conference dedicated to the subject. The 50year anniversary of the theorem seems an opportune time to remedy this oversight. Furthermore, in the last decade, there have been tremendous advances in the field. New life has been breathed into the subject as old conceptual issues have been reexamined from a new informationtheoretic perspective. Importantly, there has been great progress in making the notion of noncontextuality robust to noise and therefore experimentally testable. Finally, there is mounting evidence that the resource that powers many quantum advantages for information processing is contextuality. In particular, it has been shown to underlie the possibility of universal quantum computation. Many groups worldwide are actively engaged in advancing our knowledge on each of these fronts and in deepening our understanding of the distinction between quantum and classical theories through the lens of contextuality. Through this conference, we aim to bring together leading researchers in the field in order to develop a broader perspective on the issues, draw connections between different approaches, foster a more cohesive community, and set objectives for future research.

New Directions in Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics
28 talksCollection Number C17026Continuing investment in fundamental weaklycoupled science, primarily through neutrino experiments and dark matter searches, prompts the question: is the maximum possible scientific information going to be extracted from these experiments? Are there new creative uses of the existing and planned facilities that would advance our knowledge of fundamental physics? Are there physics targets that have been overlooked by the current approach? This workshop will attempt to advance discussion of these topics, and concentrate on nontraditional ideas and alternative methods of probing new physics, both at underground laboratories and at highintensity accelerators. The workshop aims to complement the large international conference, Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics 2017, to be held in Sudbury ON July 2428, by directly preceding that meeting.


Making Quantum Gravity Computable
31 talksCollection Number C17023Making Quantum Gravity Computable

Radiative Corrections at the Intensity Frontier of Particle Physics
12 talksCollection Number C17017Radiative Corrections at the Intensity Frontier of Particle Physics

International Workshop on Quantum Spin Ice
20 talksCollection Number C17022International Workshop on Quantum Spin Ice


4 Corners Southwest Ontario Condensed Matter Symposium 2017
11 talksCollection Number C17016This tenth annual oneday symposium aims to provide an opportunity for condensed matter researchers in Southwest Ontario to gather and discuss informally their most recent research. The general format of the meeting consists of 2 guest speakers and 57 contributed talks. The names of the contributing speakers and title of their talks will be announced later. Registration begins at 9:30 am. The meeting is expected to start around 9:45 am and end between 55:30 pm. A lunch will be provided by the Black Hole Bistro.
There will be two keynote speaker for the symposium; Professor Andrew Mackenzie from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids,Dresden and Professor Anders Sandvik from Boston University. Their talk titles will be announced at a later date.
Registration for this event will open shortly.


Quantum Field Theory on Manifolds with Boundary and the BV Formalism
12 talksCollection Number C17013In the past five years their have a been number of significant advances in the mathematics of QFT on manifolds with boundary. The work of Cattaneo, Mnev, and Reshitihkinbeyond setting rigorous foundationshas led to many computable and salient examples. Similarly, the work of Costello (specifically projects joint with Gwilliam and Si Li) provides a framework (and deformation/obstruction) for the observable theory of such theories with boundary/defects. There are related mathematical advances: constructible factorization algebras and higher category theory as pioneered by Lurie and the collaboration of Ayala, Francis, and Tanaka. The goal of the workshop is to bring together the leading experts in this multifaceted subject.The structure of the workshop will be such as to maximize the exchange of knowledge and collaboration. More specifically, the morning sessions will consist of several lecture series, while the afternoons will be reserved for research working groups. The mornings will communicate the essential ideas and techniques surrounding bulkboundary correspondences and perturbative AKSZ theories on manifolds with boundary/corners. The afternoons will be research driven and focus on specific problems within the following realms: the interaction of renormalization with cutting/pasting, aspects of the AdS/CFT correspondence, cohomological approaches to gravity, and the observable/defect theory of AKSZ type theories.

Tensor Networks for Quantum Field Theories II
18 talksCollection Number C17011Tensor Networks for Quantum Field Theories II