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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