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KITP Conference: Resurgence in Gauge and String Theory
(Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2017)
Coordinators: Gökçe Başar, Christopher Howls, Wolfgang Lerche, and Ricardo Schiappa

Monday, Oct 30, 2017

Nonperturbative Effects in Quantum Gravity and in Gauge Theory, Chair: Ricardo Schiappa (U of Lisbon)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Neil Turok (Perimeter Inst.) Semiclassical Gravity and Quantum de Sitter[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Jared Kaplan (Johns Hopkins U) Nonperturbative Effects in G_N and the Information Paradox[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Sergei Gukov (Caltech) Resurgence for Non-Gaussian Saddles[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Aleksey Cherman (U Washington) QCD on a Small Circle[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm Simeon Hellerman (U. Tokyo) Resurgence, Localization, and Bootstrap in N=2 Superconformal Field Theories[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Masahito Yamazaki (KIPMU) Stokes Graphs, Quivers and BPS Graphs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Alexander Gorsky (Kharkevich Inst.) Near the Poles of the Nekrasov Partition Function[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Amir-Kian Kashani-Poor (ENS Paris) epsilon-Deformed Supersymmetric Gauge Theories and WKB[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

Resurgence and String Theory, Chair: Valentina Forini (Humboldt U)

9:00am Alba Grassi (Simons Ctr Stony Brook) The Topological String / Spectral Theory Duality: A Brief Overview[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Marcos Mariño (U Geneva) Semiclassical Decoding[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Marcel Vonk (U Amsterdam) Physics and Mathematics of 2d Gravity: Movability and Modularity in Painlevé I[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Inês Aniceto (Jagiellonian U) Physics and Mathematics of 2d Gravity: Stokes and Large N Anti-Stokes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Nonperturbative Effects in Gauge Theory and in Holography

2:00pm Norisuke Sakai (Keio U) Resurgence in Quantum Mechanics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Masazumi Honda (Weizmann Inst.) Deconstructing Exact Results in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Michal Heller (Albert Einstein Inst.) Trans-Series and Hydrodynamics Far From Equilibrium[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Alexandre Streicher (UCSB) Hints of Resurgence from Random Matrix Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017

Mathematical Foundations, Applications, and Quantization, Chair: Christopher Howls (Southampton)

9:00am Ovidiu Costin (Ohio State) The Mathematical Theory of Resurgence and Resummation, and Their Applications in Mathematics and Physics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am David Sauzin (SNS Pisa) Introduction to Co-Equational/Parametric Resurgence[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Carl Bender (Washington U) Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Yumiko Takei (Kobe U) WKB Analysis via Topological Recursion for (Confluent) Hypergeometric Differential Equations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session Chair: Gerald Dunne (UConn)

2:00pm Karen Yeats (U. Waterloo) An Overview of Renormalization Hopf Algebras[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm André Voros (CEA Saclay) General Quantum Resurgence Surmised with Gutzwiller's Trace Formula[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Panel Discussion Universality of Resurgence in Mathematics and Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017

Lattice, Thimbles, and Gauge Theory, Chair: Gökçe Başar (UIC)

9:00am Andrei Alexandru (GWU) Sign Problem and the Generalized Thimble Method[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Paulo Bedaque (Maryland) Generalized Thimble Method and Its Extensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Pavel Buividovich (U Regensburg) Convergent Weak-Coupling Expansions for Strongly Interacting Field Theories from Diagrammatic Monte Carlo Simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Francesco Di Renzo (Parma & INFN) High-Order Computations in Numerical Stochastic Perturbation Theory: An Intriguing Opportunity for Probing Resurgence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Nonperturbative Effects and Anomalies, Chair: Mithat Ünsal (NC State)

2:00pm Yuya Tanizaki (RBRC) Anomaly Matching and Circle Compactification[Notes][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Zohar Komargodski (Weizmann Inst.) Anomalies and Quantum Field Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm All Speakers Q&A Discussion
5:30pm

CONFERENCE END-SHUTTLE TO BWSCI DEPARTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CONFERENCE ENDS *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location (See Registration Desk to sign up.)