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ADVANCED PHYSICS WORKSHOPS

In collaboration with Elsevier and the Annals of Physics, World Science Festival invites faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate physics students, and particularly well-informed members of the general public to join either or both of these all-day, high-level workshops focusing on quantum information theory and nuclear astrophysics in the era of multi-messenger astronomy.

THE MESSENGER ROADMAP: NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS IN THE ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTRONOMY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM

QUANTUM LEAPS: QUANTUM INFORMATION IN QUANTUM MANY BODY PHYSICS
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Presented in collaboration with Elsevier and the Annals of Physics.

Workshop Descriptions/Schedules:

THE MESSENGER ROADMAP: NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS IN THE ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTRONOMY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Organized by Jorge Piekarewicz (Florida State University) and Brian Metzger (Columbia University)

This one-day workshop will gather those interested in exploring the impact of the historic first detection of gravitational waves from the binary neutron star merger GW170817 on the field of nuclear astrophysics, particularly in the areas of r-process nucleosynthesis and the equation of state of neutron-rich matter. Although various “rapid-response” meetings of this kind have already been organized, it is the primary goal of the workshop to create a roadmap that promotes active collaboration between the astrophysics and the nuclear physics communities.

9:00AM – 9:45AM — Duncan Brown (Syracuse University)
9:45AM – 10:10AM — Ryan Chornock (Ohio University)
10:10AM – 10:35AM — Artemis Spyrou (Michigan State University)
11:00AM – 11:25AM — Luke Roberts (Michigan State University)
11:25AM – 11:50AM — Anna Frebel (MIT) TBA
11:50AM – 12:15PM — Brian Metzger (Columbia University)
1:30PM – 1:55PM — Jocelyn Read (Cal State Fullerton)
1:55PM – 2:20PM — Ben Margalit (Columbia University)
2:20PM – 3:05PM — Jim Lattimer (Stony Brook Institute)
3:30PM – 3:55PM — Krishna Kumar (Stony Brook Institute)
3:55PM – 4:20PM — Andreas Bauswein (University of Heidelberg)
4:20PM – 5:05PM — Chuck Horowitz (Indiana University)
5:05PM – 5:15PM — Jorge Piekarewicz: (Florida State University)

 

QUANTUM LEAPS: QUANTUM INFORMATION IN QUANTUM MANY BODY PHYSICS
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Organized by Victor Gurarie and Graeme Smith (University of Colorado, Boulder)

The last decade witnessed an explosion in the application of quantum information methods in condensed matter/many body physics. Concepts such as entanglement, entanglement spectrum and entropy–almost unheard of in condensed matter physics as recently as 15 years ago–are now routinely used to describe phases of matter and new proposed quantum many body states. The converse is also true, as methods of condensed matter physics have influenced new developments in quantum information theory, partially driven by the quest to build working quantum computers. This one-day workshop will look at recent developments at the mutual frontier of quantum information and condensed matter/many body physics.

9:00AM – 9:10AM — Graeme Smith/Victor Gurarie Introduction
9:10AM – 9:55AM — Brian Swingle (University of Maryland)
9:55AM – 10:40AM — Sergey Bravy (IBM)
10:40AM – 11:15AM — Break
11:15AM – 12:00PM — Vedika Khemani (Harvard University)
12:00PM – 1:00PM — Lunch
1:00PM – 1:45PM — Sagar Vijay (MIT)
1:45PM – 2:15PM — Break
2:15PM – 3:00PM — David Huse (Princeton University)

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