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.
Thursday 28 March 2019
1:00 PM Fundamental Constraints for Fundamental Theories
Rachel Rosen, Columbia University
2:00 PM Coffee
2:30 PM Entropy and superspace
Amos Yarom, Technion
Friday 29 March 2019
9:30 AM Coffee and bagels
10:00 AM Many facets of conformal field theories
Anatoly Dymarsky, University of Kentucky
11:00 AM Coffee
11:30 AM The Surprising Simplicity of Scattering Amplitudes
Jacob Bourjaily, Niels Bohr Institute
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Why does AI seem hard and Physics seem simple?
Dan Roberts, Facebook AI Research
2:30 PM Coffee
3:00 PM Shining light on quantum geometry and fractionalisation
Inti Sodemann, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
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