Meetings/Workshops on Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory in the United States (USA)
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Spin and Heat Transport in Quantum and Topological Materials
21 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019 • Santa Barbara, United States
UC Santa Barbara, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
The fields of spintronics, quantum magnetism, topological matter, and quantum criticality have seen progress with breakthroughs in concepts, techniques, and materials. The unifying goals of these fields are to understand novel collective effects that arise in quantum condensed matter systems with common underlying physics, often united through topology and common symmetries. Despite these common goals, these areas of research are still largely unconnected. This program will offer an opportunity for synergies and defining of new directions.
spin and heat transport through magnetic insulators, magnon Bose-Einstein condensation and spin superfluidity, topological-charge transport, magnon-based quantum information and computation, Dirac, Weyl and other topologically protected metallic physics in topological matter (including ferromagnetic and anti-ferromagnetic systems), quantum spintronic effects in these systems, strong-correlation effects in spin and heat transport in these and other related materials, and hydrodynamics at quantum critical points with unconventional heat and spin transport
Spintronics Meets Topology in Quantum Materials
12 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
This conference is intended to kickstart the program "Spin and Heat Transport in Quantum and Topological Materials" which combines the fields of spintronics, quantum magnetism, topological matter, and quantum criticality. It explores connections between the most recent experimental and theoretical progress in these areas, setting the stage for the program and establishing targets and key grand challenges.
Dynamic Dirac Quantum Matter
16 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019 • Jacksonville Beach, United States
Overall, the goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from all over the globe to discuss and highlight emerging topics and ideas that help drive our understanding and that are stimulating the growth of Dynamic Dirac Quantum Matter.
Geometry from the Quantum
13 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
A complete understanding of quantum gravity, as it pertains to our universe, remains one of the biggest challenges in theoretical physics. As our observational constraints on the early universe and black hole physics improve, this theoretical challenge has become even more urgent. This conference aims to explore the latest developments in quantum gravity and string theory, ranging from ideas motivated from holographic dualities to new results developing the landscape of string theory vacua.
structure of the landscape of string theory solutions; emergence of spacetime from other degrees of freedom; quantum information aspects of quantum gravity; recent developments in AdS/CFT; QFT methods applied to gravitational problems, such as the analytic conformal bootstrap and UV deformations of QFT; perturbative amplitudes in gravity and string theory
Introductory Workshop: Quantum Symmetries
27 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020 • Berkeley, United States
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute – MSRI
This workshop will consist of introductory minicourses on key topics in Quantum Symmetry: fusion categories, modular tensor categories, Hopf algebras, subfactors and planar algebras, topological field theories, conformal nets, and topological phases of matter. These minicourses will be introductory and are aimed at giving semester participants exposure to the main ideas of subfields other than their own.
Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXIV | Part of SPIE Photonics West 2020
01 Feb 2020 - 06 Feb 2020 • San Francisco, United States
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics
This conference covers ultrafast phenomena in bulk semiconductors, semiconducting and metallic nanostructures and devices with emphasis on ultrafast optical and/or coherent phenomena.
Workshop on Tensor categories and topological quantum field theories
16 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020 • Berkeley, United States
The workshop will concern the latest developments in the mathematical study of quantum field theories. The focus will be on the interplay among topics such as higher category theory, as illustrated by the cobordism hypothesis, conformal field theory, tensor categories describing the quantum symmetries, and the relation to topological phases of matter.
DAMOP 2020 — 51st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
01 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020 • Portland, United States
Gordon Research Seminar — Correlated Electron Systems
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Jun 2020 • Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States
Gordon Research Conference — Correlated Electron Systems
28 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020 • Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, United States
PHHQP XX — Pseudo-Hermitian Hamiltonians in Quantum Physics
29 Jun 2020 - 03 Jun 2020 • Santa Fe, United States
Spatiotemporal Control for Probing New Many-Body Physics
13 Jul 2020 - 16 Jul 2020 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
This conference will highlight the diverse applications of emerging spatio-temporal quantum control techniques as well as the novel theoretical and experimental tools being developed to advance these techniques. The implications of many-body quantum control are far-reaching: stabilizing entangled states, realizing new forms of topological order, enhanced precision measurements, guided quantum dynamics for computation, probing quantum chaos, etc. The goal of this conference will be to survey both recent experimental developments in both spatial and temporal control for analysis of many-body quantum optical systems, and recent theoretical progress, with the purpose of identifying fruitful future areas for exploration.
Gordon Research Seminar — Quantum Science
25 Jul 2020 - 26 Jul 2020 • Stonehill College, Easton, MA, United States
Gordon Research Conference — Quantum Science
26 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020 • Stonehill College, Easton, MA, United States
Model and Material Advances in Multicomponent Correlated Systems
12 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
In the last decade a number of experimental and theoretical discoveries have caused a notable revival of interest in systems with large local Hilbert spaces which realize a variety of intriguing and largely unexplored phenomena such as non-Fermi-liquid behavior, exotic quantum criticality, orbitally selective Mott physics, multipolar/hidden orders and more. While many models have been proposed for each of these phenomena, a single framework to understand the systems with multiple degrees of freedom and, consequently, richer order parameters and richer quasiparticles, is missing.
The Physics of Modularity
01 Dec 2020 - 04 Dec 2020 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
Modularity is at the heart of many deep results in mathematics--from the proof of Fermat’s last theorem to moonshine to the Langlands correspondence. At the same time, modular group representations and automorphic forms underlie many interesting physical phenomena in quantum field theory and string theory, including understanding of dualities, boundary conditions, and supersymmetric black holes, among other things. This conference will bring together physicists and mathematicians to discuss emerging connections between a web of fundamental objects in physics and mathematics, united in the crucial role played by modularity.
new moonshines and mock modular forms; vertex operator algebras arising in supersymmetric gauge theories; topological invariants of 3- and 4-manifolds; topological QFTs and topological phases in condensed matter physics; topological string theory, Donaldson-Thomas theory, and enumerative geometry; scattering amplitudes in string theory; 2d conformal field theories, the modular bootstrap, and connections to 3d quantum gravity
Entangled Quantum States of Matter: Classification, Creation, Manipulation, Detection
21 Jun 2021 - 24 Jun 2021 • UC Santa Barbara, United States
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP)
This conference will explore many aspects of entangled quantum states of matter, with an eye towards their eventual experimental realization. These include non-Fermi liquids, symmetry-protected topological states, and topologically-ordered quantum matter such as gapped and gapless quantum spin liquids. Some of these states harbor nontrivial boundary or edge modes which will also be highlighted. Different topics will be covered including: the classification of entangled topological states which provide a roadmap of what is possible; investigations on how to engineer models built with realistic ingredients guided by theoretical explorations of their phase diagrams; and proposals for the right observables to detect and manipulate these states which can bring them closer from an abstract idea to reality. This conference will bring together experts on many aspects of highly-entangled quantum matter and help connect experts on mathematical aspects of classification and those with numerical expertise that provide information on phase diagrams with experimentalists striving to engineer these states in the lab.
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Last updated: 17 August 2019