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KITP Conference: Quantum Fields beyond Perturbation Theory
(Jan 27-31, 2014)
Coordinators: Henriette Elvang, Zohar Komargodski, Joe Polchinski
Scientific Advisors: Ken Intriligator, Anton Kapustin, Slava Rychkov

Overview | talks | PodcastXML | Schedule | Program Page

Monday, January 27, 2014

Session Chair: Henriette Elvang (University of Michigan)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Matt Headrick (Brandeis) Overview: Entanglement entropy[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am

Morning Break

10:40am John Cardy (Oxford) Entanglement Negativity in Quantum Field Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:25am Robert Myers (PI) Entanglement and C-theorems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm Michael Douglas (Stony Brook) Overview: (0,2) theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:10pm

Afternoon Break

3:40pm Alexander Zhiboedov (Princeton) On Analytic Properties of Correlation Functions in CFTs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:25pm Pedro Vieira (PI) Bootstrap^2 for Wilson Loops (and Amplitudes) at Finite Coupling[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Session Chair: Al Shapere (University of Kentucky)

9:00am Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon) Overview: Effective field theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am

Morning Break

10:40am Leonardo Senatore (Stanford) The Effective Field Theory of Cosmological Large Scale Structures[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:25am Andrei Parnachev (Leiden) Aspects of holographic finite density matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm Zohar Komargodski (Weizmann) Overview: Renormalization group flows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:10pm

Afternoon Break

Session Chair: Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech)

3:40pm Alejandra Castro (Amsterdam) Wilson lines in higher spin gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:25pm Manuela Kulaxizi (Bruxelles) Constraints from CFT three point functions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Session Chair: Mikhael Vasiliev (Lebedev Institute)

9:00am Ran Yacoby (Princeton) Overview: Chern-Simons theories with matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am

Morning Break

10:40am Per Kraus (UCLA) Overview: Higher spin gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Jared Kaplan (JHU) AdS Cluster Decomposition and Deficit Angles from the Bootstrap[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:35pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Session Chair: Tom Hartman (KITP)

9:00am Thomas Dumitrescu (Harvard) Overview: Supersymmetry in curved space[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am

Morning Break

10:40am Nathan Seiberg (IAS) Think globally act locally[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:25am Xi Yin (Harvard) The ground state wave function of Matrix Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm

Lunch Break

Session Chair: Anatoly Dymarsky (Cambridge University)

2:00pm Brian Willett (IAS) Overview: Localization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:10pm

Afternoon Break

3:40pm Mithat Ünsal (NCSU) Resurgence and transseries in QFT: Towards a non-perturbative continuum definition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:25pm Matt Buican (Rutgers) Minimal Distances Between SCFTs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Session Chair: Jaume Gomis (Perimeter Institiute)

9:00am Alberto Nicolis (Columbia) Overview: non-relativistic theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am

Morning Break

10:40am Riccardo Rattazzi (EPSF) The local renormalization group and the structure of 4D RG flows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:25am Silviu Pufu (Princeton) Properties of monopole operators in 3d gauge theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm Slava Rychkov (CERN) Overview: Conformal bootstrap[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:10pm

Afternoon Break

Session Chair: Markus Luty (UC Davis)

3:40pm David Simmons-Duffin (IAS) The 3d Ising Spectrum Minimizes c[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:25pm Leonardo Rastelli (Stony Brook) The protected bootstrap: Infinite chiral symmetry in four- and six-dimensional superconformal field theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm

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