Supersymmetric Black Rings and Supertubes
David Mateos Institucio Catalana de Recerca I Estudis Avancats (ICREA) - Universitat de Barcelona
Quantum field theory was originally developed as the extension of quantum mechanics needed to accommodate the principles of special relativity. Today quantum field theory is the modern paradigm with which we understand particle physics, condensed matter systems, and many aspects of early universe cosmology, and it is used to describe the interactions of elementary particles, the dynamics of many body systems and critical phenomena, all with exquisite accuracy. Currently, Perimeter researchers are producing world-leading advances in the study of integrability and scattering amplitudes in quantum field theories. String theory is a theoretical framework which was proposed to produce a unified description of all particles and forces in nature, including gravity. It is based on the idea that at very short distances, all particles should in fact be seen to be extended one-dimensional objects, i.e., ‘strings.’ Modern string theory has grown to be a broad and varied field of research with strong connections to quantum gravity, particle physics and cosmology, as well as mathematics. An exciting new framework known as ‘holography’ has emerged from string theory whereby quantum gravity is formulated in terms of quantum field theory in one less dimension. This symbiosis between quantum field theory and quantum gravity has been a focus of many Perimeter researchers. This has led to the development of exciting new methods to study the quantum dynamics of gauge theories and in the application of these techniques to new domains, such as nuclear physics and condensed matter physics
David Mateos Institucio Catalana de Recerca I Estudis Avancats (ICREA) - Universitat de Barcelona
Latham Boyle Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Tejinder Singh Tata Institute for Fundamental Research
Shane Farnsworth Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - Albert Einstein Institute (AEI)
Cohl Furey Humboldt University of Berlin
Paul Townsend University of Cambridge
Michal Malinsky Charles University
Kirill Krasnov University of Nottingham
John Baez University of California System
John Baez University of California System
John Huerta University of Lisbon
Bianca Dittrich Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Glen Evenbly Georgia Institute of Technology
Simone Montangero University of Padova - Department of Physics and Astronomy
Tadashi Takayanagi Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
Luca Dellantonio University of Waterloo
Bartek Czech Tsinghua University
Tobias Hartung The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kevin Costello Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Bianca Dittrich Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Marina Cortes Institute for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
Linqing Chen Université Libre de Bruxelles
Wei Li Chinese Academy of Sciences
Netta Engelhardt Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Lisa Glaser Universität Wien
Steve Carlip University of California System
Valentina Forini City, University of London
Natan Andrei Rutgers University
Marco Meineri L'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Shinsei Ryu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Lorenzo Bianchi Queen Mary - University of London (QMUL)
Tatsuma Nishioka University of Tokyo
Silvia Penati University of Milano-Bicocca
Arkady Tseytlin Imperial College London
Simone Giombi Princeton University
Matthijs Hogervorst L'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Shu-Heng Shao Stony Brook University
Petr Kravchuk Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)
Walter Landry California Institute of Technology
David Simmons-Duffin Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)
Martin Kruczenski Purdue University
Denis Karteev L'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Carlo Meneghelli University of Oxford
Shai Chester Weizmann Institute of Science Canada
Sam Raskin The University of Texas at Austin
Avery Broderick University of Waterloo
Ulrich Sperhake California Institute of Technology
Helvi Witek University of Cambridge
Roberto Emparan Institucio Catalana de Recerca I Estudis Avancats (ICREA) - Universitat de Barcelona
Don Page University of Alberta
Daniel Harlow Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Stephen Shenker Stanford University
Markus Müller Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) - Vienna
John Cardy University of California System
Adam Buland Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vijay Balasubramanian University of Pennsylvania
Xiaoliang Qi Stanford University
Brian Swingle University of Maryland, College Park
Daniel Harlow Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Dorit Aharonov Hebrew University of Jerusalem
James Watson University of Maryland, College Park
Mark Jackson Paris Centre for Cosmological Physics (PCCP)
Fabian Grusdt Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitiät München (LMU)
Anurag Anshu Harvard University
Mukund Rangamani University of California System
Bianca Dittrich Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Nima Lashkari McGill University
Adam Brown Stanford University
David Mateos Institucio Catalana de Recerca I Estudis Avancats (ICREA) - Universitat de Barcelona
Over the years, various researchers have suggested connections between the octonions and the standard model of particle physics. The past few years, in particular, have been marked by an upsurge of activity on this subject, stimulated by the recent observation that the standard model gauge group and fermion representation can be elegantly characterized in terms of the octonions. This workshop, which will be the first ever on this topic, is intended to bring this new community together in an attempt to better understand these ideas, establish a common language, and stimulate further progress.
The workshop will consist of an hour-long talk every Monday at noon (EST), with the first talk on Monday February 8, and the final talk on Monday May 17.
Understanding the small-scale structure of spacetime is one of the biggest challenges faced by modern theoretical physics. There are many different attempts to solve this problem and they reflect the diversity of approaches to quantum gravity. This workshop will bring together researchers from a wide range of quantum gravity approaches and give them an opportunity to exchange ideas and gain new insights.
Boundaries and defects play central roles in quantum field theory (QFT) both as means to make contact with nature and as tools to constrain and understand QFT itself. Boundaries in QFT can be used to model impurities and also the finite extent of sample sizes while interfaces allow for different phases of matter to interact in a controllable way. More formally these structures shed light on the structure of QFT by providing new examples of dualities and renormalization group flows. Broadly speaking this meeting will focus on three areas: 1) formal and applied aspects of boundary and defect conformal field theory from anomalies and c-theorems to topological insulators 2) supersymmetry and duality from exact computations of new observables to the construction of new theories and 3) QFT in curved space and gravity from holographic computations of entanglement entropy to ideas in quantum information theory. Registration for this event is now open.
Quantum field theory (QFT) is a universal language for theoretical physics describing the Standard Model gravity early universe inflation and condensed matter phenomena such as phase transitions superconductors and quantum Hall fluids. A triumph of 20th century physics was to understand weakly coupled QFTs: theories whose interactions can be treated as small perturbations of otherwise freely moving particles. However weakly coupled QFTs represent a tiny island in an ocean of possibilities. They cannot capture many of the most interesting and important physical phenomena from the strong nuclear force to high temperature superconductivity.The critical challenge for the 21st century is to understand and solve strongly coupled QFTs. Meeting this challenge will require new physical insight new mathematics and new computational tools. Our collaboration combines deep knowledge of novel non-perturbative techniques with a concrete plan for attacking the problem of strong coupling. The starting point is the astonishing discovery that in numerous physical systems there is a unique quantum field theory consistent with general principles of symmetry and quantum mechanics. By analyzing the full implications of these general principles one can make sharp predictions for physical observables without resorting to approximations.This strategy is called the Bootstrap the topic of this three week program.
The workshop will explore the relation between boundary conditions in four-dimensional gauge theory the Geometric Langlands program and Vertex Operator Algebras.
The past decade has witnessed significant breakthroughs in understanding the quantum nature of black holes, with insights coming from quantum information theory, numerical relativity, and string theory. At the same time, astrophysical and gravitational wave observations can now provide an unprecedented window into the phenomenology of black hole horizons. This workshop seeks to bring together leading experts in these fields to explore new theoretical and observational opportunities and synergies that could improve our physical understanding of quantum black holes.