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KITP Conference: Order from Chaos
(Dec 10-14, 2018)
Coordinators: Xiao-Liang Qi, Subir Sachdev, Stephen Shenker, and Douglas Stanford

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Monday, Dec 10, 2018

Session Chair: stephen Shenker (Stanford)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Leonard Susskind (Stanford) Size, Momentum and Scrambling[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Shiraz Minwalla (TIFR Mumbai) The Exact Quantum Effective Potential for Large N Matter Chern Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am

Morning Break

11:30am Netta Engelhardt (Princeton) Coarse Graining = Area Laws[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Talks are 40 min + 20 min discussion

2:00pm Cenke Xu (UCSB) Candidate theory for the Strange Metal Phase based on SYK Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Erez Berg (Weizmann) Bad metals and quantum chaos
4:00pm

Afternoon Break

4:30pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018

Talks are 40 min + 20 min discussion, Chair: Spenta Wadia (ICTS)

9:00am Alexei Kitaev (Caltech) On the Relation Between the Magnitude and Exponent of OTOCs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Josephine Suh (Caltech) The Quantum Mechanics of Jackiw-Teitelboim Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am

Morning Break

11:30am Jennifer Lin (IAS) Entanglement Entropy in Jackiw-Teitelboim Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Talks are 40 min + 20 min discussion, Chair: Subir Sachdev (Harvard)

2:00pm Ehud Altman (UC Berkeley) Universal Operator Growth and Emergent Dissipation in Hamiltonian Dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Brian Swingle (Maryland) The Simplicity of Thermal States[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm

Afternoon Break

4:30pm Monika Schleier-Smith (Stanford) Quantum Spin Dynamics with Non-Local Interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION-KITP COURTYARD

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER-KITP COURTYARD

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Talks are 40 min + 20 min discussion, Chair: Veronika Hubeny (UC Davis)

9:00am Daniel Jafferis (Harvard) Stringy ER=EPR[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Xi Dong (UCSB) Flat Entanglement Spectra in Fixed-Area States of Quantum Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am

Morning Break

11:30am Juan Maldacena (IAS) Towards the symmetries of the near horizon region of black holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

FREE AFTERNOON-Shuttle Available to BWSCI

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

Talks are 40 min + 20 min discussion, Chair: Jeff Murugan (U Cape Town)

9:00am Igor Klebanov (Princeton) Instability of the Conformal Phase in Some Tensor and SYK Models[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Grigory Tarnopolsky (Harvard) Remarks on the Complex SYK Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am

Morning Break

11:30am David Simmons-Duffin (Caltech) Shocks and Superconvergence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Talks are 40 min + 20 min discussion, Chair: Cynthia Keeler (ASU)

2:00pm Jacobus Verbaarschot
(Stony Brook)
Spectral Properties of the SYK Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Alexander Altland (U. Cologne) Nonlinear Sigma-Model Approach to the (deformed) SYK Model[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm

Afternoon Break

4:30pm Ahmed Almheiri (IAS) The Black Hole Interior in SYK[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION-KITP COURTYARD

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER-KITP COURTYARD

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, Dec 14, 2018

Talks are 40 min + 20 min discussion, Chair: Xiaoliang Qi (Stanford)

9:00am Edward Witten (IAS) Open Strings on the Rindler Horizon[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Micha Berkooz (Weizmann) Towards a Full Solution of the Large N Double Scaled SYK Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am

Morning Break

11:30am Vladimir Rosenhaus (IAS) SYK, Harmonic Analysis, and Multipoint Conformal Blocks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Talks are 40 min + 20 min discussion, Chair: Douglas Stanford (IAS)

2:00pm Dionysios Anninos (King's Coll) (A)dS_2[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Herman Verlinde (Princeton) Comments about TTbar and SYK[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Douglas Stanford (IAS) Thanks to the KITP Staff![Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm

Afternoon Break

4:30pm

CONFERENCE END SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location. (See Registration Desk BEFORE FRIDAY to sign up.)

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