- Organized by
Leon Balents, Ph.D.UC Santa Barbara
Victor Galitski, Ph.D.Joint Quantum Institute
University of Maryland, College Park
Victor Gurarie, Ph.D.University of Colorado Boulder
Michael Hermele, Ph.D.University of Colorado Boulder
Ashvin Vishwanath, Ph.D.Harvard University
Monday July 16, 2018
Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.
In the century since its discovery, quantum mechanics has enthralled and astounded scientists and non-scientists alike with its dramatically non-intuitive nature. While quantum effects are all-important at atomic lengths, they are usually less evident at the human scale. However, a series of revolutionary developments in theoretical physics has revealed that even macroscopic systems consisting of many atoms or electrons (i.e. matter) can behave in an essentially quantum way. Such ultra-quantum matter (UQM) is characterized by non-local quantum entanglement that is robust under perturbations.
Progress is being made in classifying stable phases of UQM. Two dimensional gapped UQM states have been characterized and generalizations of these states in three dimensions are being explored. Exciting connections between gapless UQM states and non-Fermi liquid metals have been established. UQM states may even occur far from equilibrium in driven or “hot” systems with potentially dramatic consequences.
The time is ripe to begin to bridge the gap from theoretical characterization and classification to realization of new forms of UQM in the lab, and to define and construct experimental probes that will access the quantum non-locality underlying UQM.
Topics to be discussed at the second MPS Conference on Ultra-Quantum Matter include:
- Connections between properties of gapped topological phases and their gapless surface states, quantum critical points and dualities
- Applications to experiments in quantum Hall systems and quantum magnets
- Anomalous transport, bad metals and soluble models of non-Fermi liquids from coupled SYK models and insight from gravity duals
- Entanglement structure of UQM and measurement of entanglement in many body quantum systems
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM PROGRAM 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM PROGRAM 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM PROGRAM 2:30 PM BREAK 3:00 PM PROGRAM 4:00 PM BREAK 4:30 PM PROGRAM 5:30 PM DAY ONE CONCLUDES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM PROGRAM 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM PROGRAM 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM PROGRAM 2:30 PM BREAK 3:00 PM PROGRAM 4:00 PM BREAK 4:30 PM PROGRAM 5:30 PM DAY TWO CONCLUDES
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
8:30 AM CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST 9:30 AM PROGRAM 10:30 AM BREAK 11:00 AM PROGRAM 12:00 PM LUNCH 1:30 PM PROGRAM 2:30 PM BREAK 3:00 PM PROGRAM 4:00 PM BREAK 4:30 PM PROGRAM 5:30 PM MEETING CONCLUDES
Air and Train
Group AThe foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Group A. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
Group BIndividuals in Group B will not receive travel or hotel support. Please register at the link above so we can capture your dietary requirements. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.
Personal CarFor participants in Group A driving to Manhattan, The Roger Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.
Participants in Group A who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of four nights at The Roger hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense.
The Roger New York
131 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(between 30th and 31st Streets)
To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.
For driving directions to The Roger, please click here.