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Online School on Ultra Quantum Matter

COVID-19 information for PI Residents and Visitors

Conference Date: 
Lundi, Août 10, 2020 (All day) to Vendredi, Août 14, 2020 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Quantum Matter


Perimeter Institute is committed to providing a safe environment to all staff and visitors.  As the COVID-19 coronavirus situation continues to evolve, precautionary steps are being put in place to minimize the risk associated with this outbreak.  For this reason, the organizing committee for this event has decided to host this event virtually.  Interested participants should still register for the event, so that they may receive the links to the talks.

Quantum mechanics is well established as the correct and successful theory of the dynamics of electrons, atoms, and photons.  Yet since its inception, its non-intuitive features – superposition, entanglement, and measurement-induced collapse – have perplexed and fascinated physicists.  Usually quantum phenomena are associated with atomic scales, but recent revolutionary developments demonstrate that in the right circumstances, these essential quantum aspects can extend to macroscopic matter. This is ultra-quantum matter (UQM), possessing robust non-local quantum entanglement, a key property and a resource.  It allows for novel quantum effects impossible at the scale of individual atoms, like the distributed storage of information and electrical charges that are a fraction of the electron’s charge. While the field of UQM originated from the study of dense matter at terrestrial temperatures, the theory that describes it unexpectedly emerges with the structure of gauge theory: the framework for describing elementary particles such as quarks in the vacuum at high energies.  This link between gauge theory and UQM has already led to theoretical discoveries on both sides, from Chern-Simons terms to higher form gauge fields, fractons, and dualities amongst apparently different quantum field theories.  In the future, it might be possible to realize a novel quantum gauge theory in a tangible sample of UQM that can be held in one’s hand. Through a combination of pedagogical lecture series and research talks, this summer school will introduce advanced graduate students and postdocs to the forefront of UQM research, with a broad scope ranging from fundamental characterization and classification to the design for realization and testing of UQM in the lab. These goals cut across traditional sub-disciplines of theoretical physics, and the program will feature talks from experts in condensed matter physics, high energy physics, quantum information and atomic physics.  The ramifications range from the discovery of new phases of matter, to revolutionary quantum technologies, to tabletop models for elementary particles and potentially even quantum gravity.

Only advanced PhD students and postdocs working in theoretical quantum condensed matter physics, quantum field theory, theoretical quantum information science, theoretical atomic/molecular/optical physics, and related areas should apply.  An important criterion will be publications relevant to the topics of the school.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Sponsorship for this event has been provided by the Simons Foundation.

  • Xie Chen, California Institute of Technology
  • Meng Cheng, Yale University
  • Matthew Fisher, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Andreas Karch, University of Washington
  • Sung-Sik Lee, Perimeter Institute & McMaster University
  • Michael Levin, University of Chicago
  • John McGreevy, University of California, San Diego
  • Frank Pollman, Technical University of Munich
  • Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
  • Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University
  • Chong Wang, Perimeter Institute
  • Ahmed Abouelkomsan, Stockholm University
  • Wojciech Adamczyk, University of Cambridge
  • Aayushi Agrawal, Birla Institute of Technology and Science
  • Jeremias Aguilera Damia, Bariloche Atomic Center
  • Kamphol Akkaravarawong, University of California, Berkeley
  • Prosper Akrobotu, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Abhijeet Alase, University of Calgary
  • Renato Miguel Alves Dantas, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
  • Amit Vikram Anand, University of Maryland
  • Mark Arildsen, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Tahir Aslan, Ala-Too International University
  • Aleksandr Avdoshkin, University of California, Berkeley
  • Matteo Baggioli, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Madrid
  • Sharmila Balamurugan, Indian Institute of Technology
  • Leon Balents, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Ajit Balram, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • Yimu Bao, University of California, Berkeley
  • Wladimir Benalcazar, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Mandana Bidarvand, University of Saskatchewan
  • Francisco Borges, Perimeter Institute
  • Umberto Borla, Technische Universität München
  • Jacob Bridgeman, Perimeter Institute
  • Nick Bultinck, University of California, Berkeley
  • Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota
  • Francisco Vladimir Calvera Ciguenas, Stanford University
  • Giulio Camillo, University of São Paulo
  • Peter Cha, Cornell University
  • Abhijit Chakraborty, University of Houston
  • Shubhayu Chatterjee, University of California, Berkeley
  • Gaurav Chaudhary, University of Chicago
  • Yashao Chen, Perimeter Institute
  • Yifan Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Eli Chertkov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Riley Chien, Dartmouth College
  • Wonjune Choi, University of Toronto
  • Yichul Choi, Stony Brook University
  • Su-Kuan Chu, University of Maryland
  • Kristian Chung, University of Waterloo
  • Davi Costa, University of Chicago
  • Enrique De Alba, Stanford University
  • Hossein Dehghani, University of Maryland
  • Michael DeMarco, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Gustavo Alexis Dominguez Castro, University of Mexico
  • Darshil Doshi, Brown University
  • Yi-Hsien Du, University of Chicago
  • Arpit Dua, Yale University
  • Oleg Dubinkin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Andreas Elben, University of Innsbruck
  • Tyler Ellison, University of Washington
  • Francisco Estrella, University of Texas at Austin
  • Marco Eterno, University of Pisa & Scuola Normale Superiore
  • Ruihua Fan, Harvard University
  • Yale Fan, Princeton University
  • William Faugno, The Pennsylvanian State University
  • Shi Feng, The Ohio State University
  • Xiaozhou Feng, The Ohio State University
  • Fobasso Mbognou Florette Corinne, University of Dschang
  • Michael Flynn, University of California, Davis
  • Adrian Franco Rubio, Perimeter Institute
  • Pierre Fromholz, SISSA
  • Jianlong Fu, University of Hong Kong
  • Takuya Furusawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Victor Galitski, University of Maryland
  • Shankar Ganesh, University of Alberta
  • Hao Geng, University of Washington
  • Sayed Ali Akbar Ghorashi, William & Mary
  • Anna Golubeva, Perimeter Institute
  • Pranay Gorantla, Princeton University
  • Tarun Grover, University of California, San Diego
  • Naresh Raghava Gudapati, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University
  • Haoyu Guo, Harvard University
  • Victor Gurarie, University of Colorado Bolder
  • SangEun Han, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Tianyu He, Brown University
  • Joshuah Heath, Boston College
  • Alexandre Homrich, Perimeter Institute
  • Po-Shen Hsin, California Institute of Technology
  • Hongye Hu, University of California, San Diego
  • Naichao Hu, University of Texas at Austin
  • Qi Hu, Perimeter Institute
  • Xiaodong Hu, Boston College
  • Yichen Hu, University of Oxford
  • Edwin Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jin-Long Huang, University of California, San Diego
  • Emilie Huffman, Perimeter Institute
  • Aaron Hui, Cornell University
  • Luca Iliesiu, Princeton University
  • Md Mursalin Islam, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
  • Sayan Jana, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
  • Guangyue Ji, Peking University
  • Wenjie Ji, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Lata Kharkwal Joshi, University of Innsbruck
  • Shamit Kachru, Stanford University
  • Nikhil Kalyanapuram, University of Waterloo
  • Anice Kammogne, University of Dschang
  • Byungmin Kang, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • Wen-Han Kao, University of Minnesota
  • Kyle Kawagoe, University of Chicago
  • Sina Kazemian, University of Western Ontario
  • Christian Kenfack Sadem, University of Dschang
  • Ahmed Khalifa, University of Kentucky
  • Majid Kheirkhah, University of Alberta
  • Didier Kileba, University of Kinshasa
  • Jan Kilinc, Heidelberg University
  • Youngkuk Kim, Sungkyunkwan University
  • Kristján Óttar Klausen, Reykjavik University
  • Valerii Kozin, University of Iceland
  • Justin Kulp, Perimeter Institute
  • Ajesh Kumar, University of Texas at Austin
  • Vladislav Kurilovich, Yale University
  • Thi Ha Kyaw, University of Toronto
  • Ethan Lake, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ho Tat Lam, Princeton University
  • Etienne Lantagne-Hurtubise, University of British Columbia
  • Ryan Lanzetta, University of Washington
  • Matthew Lapa, University of Chicago
  • Pontus Laurell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Patrick  Ledwith, Harvard University
  • Sangjin Lee, Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
  • Jongjun Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • Jong Yeon Lee, Harvard University
  • Mangeolle Léo, École normale supérieure de Lyon
  • Eyal Leviatan, Weizmann Institute
  • Ben Levitan, McGill University
  • Ryan Levy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Yaodong Li, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Zheng Liang Lim, Durham University
  • Cheng-Ju (Jacob) Lin, Perimeter Institute
  • Chunxiao Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Hanqing Liu, Duke University
  • Shang Liu, Harvard University
  • Zi-Wen Liu, Perimeter Institute
  • Richard Lopp, University of Waterloo
  • Daniel Lozano Gómez, University of Waterloo
  • Dachuan Lu, University of California, San Diego
  • Tsung-Cheng Lu, University of California, San Diego
  • Zhuxi Luo, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Han Ma, Perimeter Institute
  • Ruochen Ma, Perimeter Institute
  • Xiuqi Ma, California Institute of Technology
  • Md Tareq Mahmud, Ohio University
  • Nandagopal Manoj, Indian Institute of Science
  • Binbin Mao, The University of Hong Kong
  • Dan Mao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Henry Martin, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Morris Mbuba, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Raimel Alberto Medina Ramos, Institute of Science and Technology
  • Umang Mehta, University of Chicago
  • Roger Melko, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Anirudha Menon, University of California, Davis
  • Aleksandr Mikheev, Heidelberg University
  • Tridev Akshaya Mishra, University of Goettingen
  • Ibrahim Yahaya Muhammad, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
  • Sifiso Nkambule, Univeristy of Eswatini
  • Hanbit Oh, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Enock Oladimeji, Federal University Lokoja
  • Adenike Olatinwo, Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Seishiro Ono, The University of Tokyo
  • Ankit Kumar Panda, National Institute of Science Education and Research
  • Akshat Pandey, Stanford University
  • Christiana Pantelidou, Trinity College Dublin
  • Arun Paramekanti, University of Toronto
  • Gilles Parez, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Julio Parra-Martinez, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Pranay Patil, Laboratoire de Physique Théorique
  • Daniel Paz, Michigan State University
  • Valerio Peri, ETH Zurich
  • Võ Tiến Phong, University of Pennsylvania
  • Abhishodh Prakash, International Center for Theoretical Sciences
  • Songyang Pu, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Marvin Qi, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Rajath Radhakrishnan, Queen Mary University of London
  • Zahra Raissi, The Institute of Photonic Sciences
  • Shriya Ramachandran Pai, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Brandon Rayhaun, Stanford University
  • Daniel Reis, Brazilian Center for Research in Physics
  • Rodolfo Reis Soldati, University of São Paulo
  • Félix Rose, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
  • Lucas Sá, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Evyatar Sabag, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Subhayan Sahu, University of Maryland
  • Shengqi Sang, Perimeter Institute
  • Lucile Savary, ENS Lyon
  • Alexander Schnell, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Daniel Schultz, University of Toronto
  • Thomas Schuster, University of California, Berkeley
  • Nathan Seiberg, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Urban Seifert, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Orr Sela, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Pramodh Senarath Yapa, University of Alberta
  • Henry Shackleton, Harvard University
  • Shu-Heng Shao, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Bowen Shi, The Ohio State University
  • Rajeev Singh, The Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Ayushi Singhania, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
  • Dam Thanh Son, University of Chicago
  • Xueyang Song, Harvard University
  • Nikita Sopenko, California Institute of Technology
  • John Sous, Columbia University
  • David Stephen, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
  • Joseph Sullivan, Yale University
  • Federica Maria Surace, SISSA
  • Aaron Szasz, Perimeter Institute
  • Jun Takahashi, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Pok Man Tam, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nathanan Tantivasadakarn, Harvard University
  • Khurram Tarar, University of Leipzig
  • Omid Tavkol, University of Toronto
  • Yanting Teng, Harvard University
  • Joseph Tindall, University of Oxford
  • Senthil Todadri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Marcus Tornsö, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Miguel Torres, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Lokman Tsui, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Chani van Niekerk, University of Johannesburg
  • Nishchhal Verma, The Ohio State University
  • Jie Wang, Flatiron Institute
  • Juven Wang, Harvard University
  • Yanqi Wang, University of California, Berkeley
  • Zongyuan Wang, California Institute of Technology
  • Xiao-Gang Wen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Xueda Wen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Matteo Wilczak, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Gabriel Wong, Fudan University
  • Xiaochuan Wu, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Han Yan, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • Fan Yang, University of Montreal
  • Hyeok-Jun Yang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Lei Yang, Perimeter Institute
  • Xu Yang, Boston College
  • Mengxing Ye, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Weicheng Ye, Perimeter Institute
  • Hennadii Yerzhakov, University of Alberta
  • Yizhi You, Princeton University
  • Matthew Yu, Perimeter Institute
  • Indra Yudhistira, National University of Singapore
  • Zhongda Zeng, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
  • Carolyn Zhang, University of Chicago
  • Shu Zhang, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Wayne Zheng, The Ohio State University
  • Yunqin Zheng, Princeton University
  • Shan Zhou, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Peter Zoller, University of Innsbruck
  • Liujun Zou, Perimeter Institute
  • Yijian Zou, Perimeter Institute

 

Monday, August 10, 2020

Time

Event

Location

11:00 – 11:10
EDT

Organizers
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Virtual

11:10 – 12:25
EDT

John McGreevy, University of California, San Diego
Quantum Phases of Matter and Entanglement Basics

Virtual

12:25 – 12:45
EDT

Break

Virtual

12:45 – 13:25
EDT

Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University
Seminar: Engineering quantum spin models with atoms and light

Virtual

13:25 – 13:45
EDT

Break

Virtual

13:45 – 15:00
EDT

Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
SYK criticality and correlated metals

Virtual

15:00 – 15:10
EDT

Break

Virtual

15:10 – 15:40
EDT

Q&A with the day’s speakers

Virtual


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Time

Event

Location

11:00 – 12:15
EDT

Chong Wang, Perimeter Institute
Dualities 1

Virtual

12:15 – 12:40
EDT

Break

Virtual

12:40 – 13:20
EDT

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seminar: Quantum matter in Moire materials

Virtual

13:20 – 13:45
EDT

Break

Virtual

13:45 – 15:00
EDT

Xie Chen, California Institute of Technology
Exactly Solvable Topological and Fracton Models as Gauge Theories 1

Virtual

15:00 – 15:10
EDT

Break

Virtual

15:10 – 15:40
EDT

Q&A with the day’s speakers

Virtual


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Time

Event

Location

11:00 – 12:15
EDT

Andreas Karch, University of Washington
Dualities 2

Virtual

12:15 – 12:30
EDT

Break

Virtual

12:30 – 13:45
EDT

Xie Chen, California Institute of Technology
Exactly Solvable Topological and Fracton Models as Gauge Theories 2

Virtual

13:45 – 14:00
EDT

Break

Virtual

14:00 – 15:15
EDT

Michael Levin, University of Chicago
Partons 1

Virtual

15:15 – 15:30
EDT

Break

Virtual

15:30 – 16:00
EDT

Q&A with the day’s speakers

Virtual


Thursday, August 13, 2020

Time

Event

Location

11:00 – 12:15
EDT

Michael Levin, University of Chicago
Partons 2

Virtual

12:15 – 12:40
EDT

Break

Virtual

12:40 – 13:20
EDT

Meng Cheng, Yale University
Seminar: Fractons

Virtual

13:20 – 13:45
EDT

Break

Virtual

13:45 – 15:00
EDT

Sung-Sik Lee, Perimeter Institute & McMaster University
Non-Fermi liquid theories

Virtual

15:00 – 15:10
EDT

Break

Virtual

15:10 – 15:40
EDT

Q&A with the day’s speakers

Virtual


Friday, August 14, 2020

Time

Event

Location

11:00 – 12:15
EDT

Frank Pollmann, Technical University of Munich
Matrix product states and 1d quantum systems

Virtual

12:15 – 13:45
EDT

Break

Virtual

13:45 – 15:00
EDT

Matthew Fisher, University of California, Santa Barbara
Entanglement in hybrid quantum circuits

Virtual

15:00 – 15:10
EDT

Break

Virtual

15:10 – 15:40
EDT

Q&A with the day’s speakers

Virtual

 

Scientific Organizers:

  • Xie Chen, California Institute of Technology
  • Yin-Chen He, Perimeter Institute
  • Michael Hermele, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Timothy Hsieh, Perimeter Institute
  • Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University 
  • Chong Wang, Perimeter Institute
  • Beni Yoshida, Perimeter Institute