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Frontiers of Theoretical Physics I

  • The Science Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY (Rm. 4102) 365 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

An extraordinary feature of modern theoretical physics is its interconnectedness. As we look more deeply at particular problems, we find unexpected links to seemingly very different problems. Ideas and methods from one subfield become crucial to progress ion other subfields, and looking at new phenomena poses conceptual challenges far beyond the original context. In this series of symposia we celebrate this unity of our subject, bringing together leading young researchers exploring a wide range of topics. In the first day’s events, we will hear about problems ranging from the physics of biological systems to quantum gravity, and from quantum field theory to the interface between physics and computation.

8:30 AM Coffee and bagels

9:00 AM Statistical Physics of Microbiomes
Pankaj Mehta, Boston University

10:30 AM Coffee

11:00 PM A Conformal Window Into Quantum Gravity
Eric Perlmutter, Caltech

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM New Large N Quantum Field Theories
Vladimir Rosenhaus, Institute for Advanced Study

3:00 PM Coffee

3:30 PM Accelerating Quantum Computing
Dries Sels, Boston University

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