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KITP Conference: Out-of-Equilibrium Quantum Systems (August 23-27, 2010)
Coordinators: John Martinis, Miguel Ortuño, Michael Pollak, Clare Yu
Scientific Advisor: Claudio Chamon

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Morning Session Chair: Clare Yu (UC Irvine)

Session Topic: Noise and Decoherence in Josephson Junction Qubits
Talks are 30 min plus 15 min discussion

8:50am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Clare Yu
(UC Irvine)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am John Martinis
(UCSB)
Microscopic Measurements of Two Level States in Josephson Qubits [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Nadav Katz
(Hebrew Univ.)
Lifetime and Coherence of Two-Level Defects in a Josephson Junction [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK

Mid-Morning Session Chair: Miguel Ortuno (Univ. Murcia)

11:00am Frank Wilhelm
(Univ. Waterloo)
Noise in Josephson Qubits -- Roughness, Traps, and Quasiparticles [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Chris Laumann
(Princeton)
Quantum Computational Complexity, Phase Transitions and Glassiness [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: John Martinis (UC Santa Barbara)

Session Topic: Flux Noise in Josephson Junction Qubits
[Talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

2:00pm Frederick Wellstood
(Univ. Maryland)
The Unusual Behavior of 1/f Flux Noise at Temperatures Below 1 K [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Robert McDermott
(UW-Madison)
Noise and Dephasing from Surface Magnetic States in Superconducting Circuits [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Hendrik Bluhm
(Harvard Univ.)
Probing and Controlling the Nuclear Spin Bath of Electron Spin Qubits [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Clare Yu
(UC Irvine)
Spins on Metals: Noise in SQUIDs and Spin Glasses [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Morning Session Chair: Igor Lerner (Univ. Birmingham)

Session Topic: Quantum Disorder
Talks are 30 min plus 15 min discussion

9:00am Ravin Bhatt
(Princeton)
Effect of Coulomb Interactions in the Insulating Phase of a Quantum Disordered Hubbard Model [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Thierry Giamarchi
(Univ. Geneve)
Quantum Systems in Presence of Nonequilibrium Noise [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am John Chalker
(Oxford)
Integer Quantum Hall Edge States Out of Equilibrium [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Boris Shapiro
(Technion)
Cold Atoms in the Presence of Disorder and Interactions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Lara Faoro (Rutgers)

Session Topic: Quantum Information
[Talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

2:00pm Dima Averin
(Stony Brook)
Violation of the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem in Time-Dependent Mesoscopic Heat Transport [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Claudio Castelnovo
(Oxford)
Quantum Mechanical and Information Theoretic View on Classical Glass Transitions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Helmut Katzgraber
(Texas A&M)
Understanding the Stability of Topologically-protected Quantum Computing Proposals Using Spin Glasses [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Lin Tian
(UC Merced)
From Circuit QED to Mechanical Cooling: TLS Fluctuators in Solid-State Resonators [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Time is flexible.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Morning Session Chair: Joseph Imry (Weizmann Inst. of Science)

Session Topic: Randomness and Magnetism
Talks are 30 min plus 15 min discussion

9:00am Frances Hellman
(UC Berkeley)
Magnetic States in Disordered Magnetically Doped Semiconductors Near the Metal-Insulator Transition: From Kondo-like Systems to Local Moments [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Mikhail Feigelman
(Landau Inst.)
Unusual Ground-states Formed in Very Disordered Superconducting Films [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Myriam Sarachik
(CUNY)
Random Fields in Molecular Magnets [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Aviad Frydman
(Bar Ilan Univ.)
Granular Ni - A Ferromagnetic Electron Glass [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON Shuttle available to BWSCI.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Morning Session Chair: Michael Pollak (UC Riverside)

Session Topic: Disorder and Superconductivity
Talks are 30 min plus 15 min discussion

9:00am Allen Goldman
(Univ. Minnesota)
Out of Equilibrium Behavior of One and Two-Dimensional Systems of Highly Disordered Metals [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Peter Armitage
(JHU)
Ultrafast (but Many-Body) Relaxation in a Low-Density Electron Glass [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Lev Ioffe
(Rutgers)
Disorder Driven Transitions in Superconductors and Magnets [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Eldad Bettelheim
(Hebrew Univ.)
Non-equilibrium BCS Superconductivity and Multi-gapped States [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Jiansheng Wu (UC Irvine)

Session Topic: Systems Out of Equilibrium
[Talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

2:00pm Mehran Kardar
(MIT)
Casimir Forces In and Out of Equilibrium [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Christian Enss
(Heidelberg)
Tunneling Systems in Glasses at Ultralow Temperatures [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Christos Panagopoulos
(Nanyang Tech/Univ. Crete)
Spin and Charge Glass in Functional Transition Metal Oxides [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Dragana Popovic
(Florida State)
Out-of-Equilibrium Dynamics in a Two-Dimensional Coulomb Glass [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Time is flexible.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Morning Session Chair: Miguel Ortuno (Univ. Murcia)

Session Topic: Theory of Electronic Glasses
Talks are 30 min plus 15 min discussion

9:00am Ariel Amir
(Weizmann Inst.)
Slow Relaxations and Aging in Electron Glasses [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Markus Mueller
(ICTP, Trieste)
Criticality and Avalanches in Spin and Electron Glasses [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Deepak Kumar
(JNU)
Anomalous Thermal Conduction in Quantum Chains [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Alexander Burin
(Tulane Univ.)
Slow Relaxation of Conductance in Anderson Insulators and Discussion of Fluctuator Models [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Andreas Glatz (Argonne Nat'l Lab)

Session Topic: Coulomb Effects

2:00pm Boris Shklovskii
(Univ. Minnesota)
The World's Thinnest Capacitor [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Andres Somoza
(Murcia Univ.)
Numerical Simulations of Relaxation in Coulomb Glasses [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Arnuf Moebius
(IFW-Dresden)
Indications for Finite-Temperature Phase Transitions Connected with the Apparent Metal-Insulator Transition in 2d Systems [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Michael Pollak
(UC Riverside)
Conference Summary [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm CONFERENCE END SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport, SB Airbus - Goleta location, and Goleta Amtrak Station. (See Jocelyn to sign up.)

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