Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres. Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities. Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA). PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org.
Graduate Course on Standard Model & Quantum Field Theory
Behavior of particles in qudit toric code, braid group, basic idea of fault tolerance with non-Abelian anyons
Toric code (definition, fault-tolerance, particle model of errors), definition of qudit toric code
To realize massive pions, I propose a variation of the holographic model of massless QCD using the D4/D8/D8bar-brane configuration proposed by Sakai and Sugimoto. The deformation breaks the chiral symmetry explicitly and I compute the mass of the pions and vector mesons. The observed value of the pion mass can be obtained. I also argue a chiral perturbation corresponding to the deformation.
Anthropic arguments based on selection effects for observers have been claimed to succesfully explain the measured value of the cosmological constant.In this talk I review the fundations of such claims in the context of probability theory and show that different (and equally legitimate) ways of assigning probabilities to candidate universes lead to totally different anthropic predictions. As an explicit example, I discuss a weighting scheme based on the total number of possible observations that observers can carry out over the entire lifetime of the Universe.
Results in decoherence theory and entanglement theory will be considered as tools illuminating the foundation of quantum mechanics and the possible relationship of quantum information to it.
One- and two-way quantum capacities for the erasure channel, upper and lower bounds on the quantum capacities for the depolarizing channel, coherent information
One- and two-way entanglement distillation protocols, twirling, stabilizer EDPs, definition of quantum channel capacity