Deadline: February 1, 2017
Note: Attendance is by invitation only.
Shamit Kachru, Stanford University
Hirosi Ooguri, California Institute of Technology
Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
Organized by Shamit Kachru (Stanford University), Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech) and Subir Sachdev (Harvard University), this is the third symposium on this topic.
Since the first symposium in 2013, quantum entanglement has become even more important in a broad area of theoretical physics ranging from condensed matter physics and quantum information toquantum gravity and string theory. It does appear that the symposia anticipated this impact, and played a role in developing some of the connections between different branches of theoretical physics. Quantum entanglement and its relation toquantum error correction is playing a key role in our understanding of bulk reconstruction in holography. The connections between black holes, fast scrambling, and quantum chaos are other subjects we plan to discuss at the symposium. In particular, the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model has been found to be maximally chaotic and seems to provide a solvable model of holography in which the boundary quantum theory is tractable in a regime which captures the subtle correlations in Hawking radiation. In condensed matter physics, entanglement acts as one of the few `tags’ for topologically ordered states, novel phases of matter not characterized by conventional order parameters. This has been particularly powerful in studies of gapped systems.
More recently, a rich web of dualities was discovered in 2+1 dimensions relating some of the simplest critical theories of interest in condensed matter physics. These dualities may be useful in improving understanding of central ideas such as ‘flux attachment’ and the physics of the composite Fermi liquid. All of these recent developments make it an excellent time to bring together theorists in these areas to share their insights and tools.
If you plan on taking part in the hike to Partnach Gorge we advise you to wear hiking boots, or even better, light mountain boots, warm clothing (e.g. a sweater), sun protection (e.g. light cap) and take waterproofs (e.g. raincoat or umbrella) with you. Bringing along a small backpack or satchel in which to carry your water, camera and other items may also be useful to you.
Participants arriving via plane will arrive via Munich International Airport (MUC).
All participants are required to arrive on Sunday prior to the meeting’s start and attend the entire week. No accommodations will be made for partial participation.
Additional Night at Elmau
Local Ground Transportation
Arrival at Munich International Airport
Travel time from Munich to Schloss Elmau is 90 minutes.
Arrival at Klais Train Station
Travel time from Kalis to Elmau is approximately 15 minutes.
Departure from Schloss Elmau
In Elmau 2, 82493 Krün
Tel: +49 (0) 8823 18-0
Check-in time is at 4:30 PM
Check-out time is 11:30 AM
Day of Arrival (Sunday)
Monday through Friday
Breakfast will be served daily starting at 7:30 AM at La Salle restaurant. Food at La Salle is served buffet-style and is open to all hotel guests and a table has been set aside so that symposia participants may dine together.
Lunch will be served daily at La Salle.
Dinner will be hosted around the hotel property at one of the restaurants. Locations are noted on the agenda.
Day of Departure (Saturday)
Registration and Travel Assistance
christophe.vergnol(replace this with the @ sign)protravelinc.com
Registration, Hotel and General Meeting Assistance
Senior Executive Assistant, Simons Foundation
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