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Many Body Quantum Dynamics: Perspectives From Field Theory and Gravity

  • Elebash Hall (1st Floor), The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

In recent years, there has been significant progress in the problem of interacting many-body quantum systems. The advances have drawn insights from and revealed profound connections between a broad range of fronts, including quantum field theory, black holes, quantum chaos, AMO, condensed matter physics and quantum information. A salient example of such interconnectedness is the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK), which is a model for strange metals, describes quantum gravity near black holes and constitutes a new class of large N QFT, sitting midway in complexity between vector and matrix models. This workshop will be devoted to the most exciting new developments in this field. Topics to be covered include:

• New exactly solvable quantum field theories
• Black holes
• Non-equilibrium systems
• Transport and quantum chaos
• Connections to condensed matter physics

9:30 AM Coffee and bagels

10:00 AM Regenesis, Quantum Chaos, and Hydrodynamics
Hong Liu, MIT

11:30 AM Coffee

12:00 PM Black Holes, Random Matrices, Baby Universes, and D-brane
Steve Shenker, Stanford

1:30 PM Lunch

2:30 PM Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Coupled SYK or Tensor Models
Igor Klebanov, Princeton

4:00 PM Coffee

4:30 PM Strange Metal Transport and Chaos from SYK Models
Subir Sachdev, Harvard

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Sponsored by the Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences & the CUNY doctoral program in Physics. Organized by Sebastian Franco (CCNY and The Graduate Center, CUNY), Vijay Balasubramanian (Princeton, U Penn, and The Graduate Center, CUNY), and Daniel Kabat (Lehman College and The Graduate Center CUNY)