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13 talksCollection NumberC24034
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Lecture  QFT I, PHYS 601
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  QFT I, PHYS 601
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  QFT I, PHYS 601
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  QFT I, PHYS 601
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  QFT I, PHYS 601
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  QFT I, PHYS 601
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  QFT I, PHYS 601
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  QFT I, PHYS 601
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Beautiful Papers  October 7, 2024  January 31, 2025
6 talksCollection NumberC24043Talk

Lecture  Beautiful Papers
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Beautiful Papers
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Beautiful Papers
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Beautiful Papers
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Beautiful Papers
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Beautiful Papers
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Statistical Physics (Core), PHYS 602, October 7  November 6, 2024
14 talksCollection NumberC24033Talk

Lecture  Statistical Physics, PHYS 602
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Statistical Physics, PHYS 602
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Statistical Physics, PHYS 602
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Statistical Physics, PHYS 602
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Statistical Physics, PHYS 602
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Statistical Physics, PHYS 602
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Statistical Physics, PHYS 602
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Statistical Physics, PHYS 602
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Quantum Theory (Core), PHYS 605, September 3 – October 4, 2024
14 talksCollection NumberC24036Talk

Lecture  Quantum Theory, PHYS 605
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Quantum Theory, PHYS 605
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Quantum Theory, PHYS 605
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Quantum Theory, PHYS 605
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Quantum Theory, PHYS 605
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Quantum Theory, PHYS 605
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Quantum Theory, PHYS 605
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Lecture  Quantum Theory, PHYS 605
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Classical Physics (Core), PHYS 776, September 3  October 4, 2024
15 talksCollection NumberC24031Talk

String Theory 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24025Talk

String Theory Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
String Theory Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
String Theory Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
String Theory Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
String Theory Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
String Theory Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
String Theory Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
String Theory Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Machine Learning 2023/24
12 talksCollection NumberC24027Talk

Quantum Gravity 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24024Talk

Quantum Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Quantum Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Quantum Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Quantum Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Quantum Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Quantum Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Quantum Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Quantum Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Mathematical Physics 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24026Talk

Mathematical Physics Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Mathematical Physics Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Mathematical Physics Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Mathematical Physics Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Mathematical Physics Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Mathematical Physics Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Mathematical Physics Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Mathematical Physics Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Strong Gravity 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24023Talk

Strong Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Strong Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Strong Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Strong Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Strong Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Strong Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Strong Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Strong Gravity Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  minicourse
7 talksCollection NumberC24021Talk

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


QFT III 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24010Talk

QFT III Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
QFT III Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
QFT III Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
QFT III Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
QFT III Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
QFT III Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
QFT III Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
QFT III Lecture
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Quantum Field Theory I (Core), PHYS 601, October 7  November 6, 2024
13 talksCollection NumberC24034The first half of the course explains why fields are desirable when quantum mechanics meets special relativity. The second half introduces different kinds of spinor fields and their interactions. Instructor: Gang Xu Students who are not part of the PSI MSc program should review enrollment and course format information here: https://perimeterinstitute.ca/graduatecourses 
Beautiful Papers  October 7, 2024  January 31, 2025
6 talksCollection NumberC24043Pedro will lead a minicourse (no credit) at Perimeter Institute. To express your interest in attending please complete this registration form (https://forms.office.com/r/nDQ6SDxSR4) by noon on Thursday, October 3. Pedro has selected 9 papers for this minicourse. Infrared Photons and Gravitons by Weinberg, 1965 Determination of an Operator Algebra for the 2D Ising Model by Kadanoff and Ceva, 1971 Confinement of Quarks by Wilson, 1974, Phenomenological Lagrangians by Weinberg, 1979, Gravitational Effects on and of Vacuum Decay by Coleman and De Luccia, 1980 Classical and Quantum Gravity Effects from Planckian Energy Superstring Collisions by Amati, Ciafaloni and Veneziano, 1987 Quantum Spin Chains and The Haldane Gap by Affleck, 1988 The Large N Limit of SFTs and Supergravity by Maldacena, 1997 Entanglement Entropy and Quantum Field Theory by Calabrese and Cardy, 2008 If you think there are super nice papers that are missing that could be better than some of these in a particular topic please contact Pedro directly ([email protected]). The format will be: A] Pedro will give a 1h30m lecture about one of these papers on a Monday or a Friday (the Monday or Friday right after B] unless there is a holiday) B] One week later, X students give a presentation of Y minutes about important recent papers that refer/are related to that paper. At the end of this lecture we give feedback about those presentations. What is X and what is Y depends on how many students volunteer to present. Of course, people who just want to attend without presenting are also most welcome! Location: Alice Room, 3rd Floor, Perimeter Institute, 31 Caroline St N, Waterloo Recording/Zoom Details: Lectures will be recorded for PIRSA; Zoom link will be provided to registered participants. Building Access: Participants who do not have an access card for Perimeter Institute must sign in at the security desk before each session. When attending the lectures you can use the free selfserve coffee/water station on the ground floor. Meals and snacks at the onsite Black Hole Bistro are available at the full menu cost. 
Statistical Physics (Core), PHYS 602, October 7  November 6, 2024
14 talksCollection NumberC24033The aim of this course is to explore the main ideas of the statistical physics approach to critical phenomena. We will discuss phase transitions, using the ferromagnetic phase transition and the Ising model as our primary example, with particular emphasis on the renormalisation group approach. Instructor: Emilie Huffman / Maite Dupuis Students who are not part of the PSI MSc program should review enrollment and course format information here: https://perimeterinstitute.ca/graduatecourses 
Quantum Theory (Core), PHYS 605, September 3 – October 4, 2024
14 talksCollection NumberC24036The aim of the first part is to present a brief overview of selected topics in quantum theory. Schrodinger, Heisenberg and Interaction picture is discussed and applied to study time evolution. Density matrix and Feynman path integral are introduced. The second part of the course derives the Feynman rules for scalar quantum field theory and introduces renormalization. Instructor: Bindiya Arora / Dan Wohns Students who are not part of the PSI MSc program should review enrollment and course format information here: https://perimeterinstitute.ca/graduatecourses 
Classical Physics (Core), PHYS 776, September 3  October 4, 2024
15 talksCollection NumberC24031This is a theoretical physics course that aims to review the basics of theoretical mechanics, special relativity, and classical field theory, with the emphasis on geometrical notions and relativistic formalism, thus setting the stage for the forthcoming courses in Quantum Mechanics, and Quantum Field Theory in particular, as well as in General Relativity and Quantum Gravity. Instructor: Aldo Riello Students who are not part of the PSI MSc program should review enrollment and course format information here: https://perimeterinstitute.ca/graduatecourses 
String Theory 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24025The course covers the basics of String Theory: bosonic strings, Dbranes, a bit of superstrings.

Machine Learning 2023/24
12 talksCollection NumberC24027Machine 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. 
Quantum Gravity 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24024The 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. 
Mathematical Physics 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24026We 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. 
Strong Gravity 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24023This 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. 
GPTs and the probabilistic foundations of quantum theory  minicourse
7 talksCollection NumberC24021Classical 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.

QFT III 2023/24
13 talksCollection NumberC24010This survey course introduces some advanced topics in quantum field theory and string theory. Topics may include anomalies, conformal field theory, and bosonic string theory and are subject to change depending on the topics covered in the TBD elective course.