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KITP Conference: Nonequilibrium Dynamics in Particle Physics and Cosmology (February 25-29, 2008)
Coordinators: Juergen Berges, Lev Kofman, Laurence Yaffe

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Morning Session Chair: Lev Kofman

8:50am Martin Einhorn
(KITP Deputy Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Andrei Linde
(Stanford)
QFT Aspects of Inflation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Roman Scoccimarro
(NYU)
Resummation in Gravitational Clustering in Cosmology [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Sterl Phinney
(Caltech)
Prospects for Detecting Gravitational Waves from Nonequilibrium Phenomena [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Jan Smit

2:00pm Mark Hindmarsh
(Univ. of Sussex)
Cosmic Strings - Lessons from Field Theory [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Arttu Rajantie
(Imperial College)
Formation of Cosmic Strings in Gauge Field Theory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Alex Chambers
(Imperial College)
Lattice Calculation of Non-Gaussianity from Preheating [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Dongsu Bak
(Univ. Seoul)
Time Dependent Black Holes and Thermal Equilibration [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Esteban Calzetta
(FCEN - Buenos Aires)
Analog Cosmology with Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Bei-Lok B. Hu
(Univ. Maryland)
Cosmological Perturbations and Structure Formation via Stochastic Gravity [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Morning Session Chair: Laurence Yaffe

9:00am Barbara Jacak
(SUNY, Stony Brook)
Experimenting with Strongly Coupled QCD Matter at RHIC [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Ulrich Heinz
(Ohio State/CERN)
Viscous Hydrodynamics for Heavy-ion Collisions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Guy Moore
(McGill Univ.)
QCD Plasma Instabilities [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Mikko Laine

2:00pm Mike Strickland
(Frankfurt IAS)
Measuring QGP Isotropization Time with High-Energy Dileptons [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Dietrich Bodeker
(Univ. of Bielefeld)
Plasma Instabilities [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Sebastian Scheffler
(Darmstadt Univ.)
Bottom-up Isotropization in Classical-statistical Lattice Gauge Theory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Pawel Danielewicz
(NSCL, MSU)
Partons in Phase Space [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Ariel Zhitnitsky
(Univ of British Columbia)
From RHIC Physics to Cosmology: 511 KeV Line and Other Diffuse Emissions as a Trace of the Dark Matter [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Fred Cooper
(NSF)
Quantum Back Reaction Problem in QED and QCD [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6:00pm RECEPTION, WINE & NUTS
6:30pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Morning Session Chair: Wilfried Buchmuller

9:00am Peter Petreczky
(Brookhaven Nat'l Lab)
Euclidean Correlators and Spectral Functions in Lattice QCD [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Mikko Laine
(Univ. Bielefeld)
Cosmological Phase Transitions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Joseph Polchinski
(UCSB, KITP)
A Matrix Model for Black Hole Thermalization [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm POSTER SESSION
3:00pm FREE AFTERNOON SHUTTLE AVAILABLE TO BWSCI

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Morning Session Chair: Juergen Berges

9:00am Andreas Karch
(Univ. Washington)
Gauge-string Duality [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Szabolcs Borsanyi
(Univ. Sussex)
Nonequilibrium QFT [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Jan Smit
(Univ. Amsterdam)
Lattice Simulations of Nonequilibrium Dynamics [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Gary Felder
(Smith College)
Gravity Waves from Preheating [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Emil Mottola

2:00pm Dam T. Son
(Univ. Washington)
Hydrodynamics from Gauge/Gravity Duality [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Alex Buchel
(Univ. W. Ontario)
Boost-invariant Plasma in AdS/CFT [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Christopher Herzog
(Princeton)
Impure AdS/CFT [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Pavel Kovtun
(Univ. of Victoria)
Universality without Symmetry [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Denes Sexty
(TU Darmstadt)
Real Time Simulations from Stochastic Quantisation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Markus M. Mueller
(MPI Heidelberg)
Comparison of Boltzmann Kinetics with Quantum Dynamics for Relativistic Quantum Fields [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6:00pm RECEPTION, WINE & NUTS
6:30pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Morning Session Chair: Owe Philipsen

9:00am Wilfried Buchmuller
(DESY)
Baryogenesis and Dark Matter [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Marco Peloso
(Univ. Minnesota)
Preheating after Inflation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am George Fuller
(UCSD)
Frontiers of Neutrino Physics and Supernovae [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Mark Hindmarsh

2:00pm Thomas Gasenzer
(Univ. of Heidelberg)
Hot Dynamics of Ultracold Atoms [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Sergei Khlebnikov
(Purdue Univ.)
Classical Thermodynamics of Gravitational Collapse [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm CONFERENCE END
3:45pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Shuttle also available to the SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location. See Jocelyn to sign up.

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WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
ABSTRACTS/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Andrew Beckwith
(TcSAM)
Several Routes to Determining Entropy Generation in the Early Universe[Slides]
Yannis Burnier
(Bielefeld Univ.)
Heavy Quarkonium as a Probe of Hot QCD [Slides]
Paul Chesler
(Univ. Washington)
Jets in Strongly Coupled N = 4 Super Yang-Mills
Mathias Garny
(MPI Heidelberg)
Kadanoff-Baym Equations and 2PI Renormalization
Yoshimasa Hidaka
(Brookhaven Nat'l Lab)
Suppression of the Shear Viscosity as QCD Cools Into a Confining Phase[Slides]
Rudnei O. Ramos
(Rio de Janeiro State Univ)
Fluctuation and Dissipation in Nonequilibrium QFT and Studying Local Effective Langevin Dynamics [Slides]
Arnau Rios
(NSCL, MSU)
Time-dependent Green's Functions Approach to Nuclear Reactions[Slides]

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