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Frontiers of Theoretical Physics II

  • 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.

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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