Format results

Talk

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

The significance of the proper time in the quantum mechanics of the gravitational field.
Claudio Bunster Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECs)

TBA
Viatcheslav Mukhanov LudwigMaximiliansUniversitiät München (LMU)

Semiclassical evaluation of the 3D gravity path integral and quasilocal holography
Bianca Dittrich Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

TBA
Emil Mottola Los Alamos National Laboratory

An asymptotically safe point of view on the gravitational path integral
Astrid Eichhorn University of Southern Denmark

The path integral for gravity and Fedosov quantization
Stefan Hollands Universität Leipzig

Surprises in the Path Integral for Gravity
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh


Talk

Quantifying the evidence for black holes with GW and EM probes
Paolo Pani Instituto Superior Tecnico  Departamento de Física

Echoes from the Abyss: Tentative Evidence for PlanckScale Structure at Black Hole Horizons
Jahed Abedi University of Stavanger (UiS)

Improvements on the methods for searching echoes
Julian Westerweck Albert Einstein Institute

A modelindependent search for gravitationalwave echoes
Archisman Ghosh Institucio Catalana de Recerca I Estudis Avancats (ICREA)  Universitat de Barcelona

An alternative significance estimation for the evidence for echoes
Alex Nielsen Albert Einstein Institute

Discussion: Evidence for Echoes
PIRSA:17110074 
Inspiral Tests of Strongfield Gravity and Ringdown Tests of Quantum Black Holes
Kent Yagi University of Virginia

A Recipe for Echoes
Aaron Zimmerman The University of Texas at Austin


Talk

PSI 2017/2018  Relativity  Lecture 15
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2017/2018  Relativity  Lecture 14
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2017/2018  Relativity  Lecture 13
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2017/2018  Relativity  Lecture 12
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2017/2018  Relativity  Lecture 11
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2017/2018  Relativity  Lecture 10
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2017/2018  Relativity  Lecture 9
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2017/2018  Relativity  Lecture 8
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh


Talk

Semisimple Hopf algebras and fusion categories
Cesar Galindo Universidad de los Andes

The Hopf C*algebraic quantum double models  symmetries beyond group theory
Andreas Bauer Freie Universität Berlin

Modular categories and the Witt group
Michael Mueger Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Topological Quantum Computation
Eric Rowell Texas A&M University

Gapped phases of matter vs. Topological field theories
Davide Gaiotto Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

An Introduction to Hopf Algebra Gauge Theory
Derek Wise University of ErlangenNuremberg

Kitaev lattice models as a Hopf algebra gauge theory
Catherine Meusburger University of ErlangenNuremberg

Topological defects and highercategorical structures
Jurgen Fuchs Karlstad University


Talk

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Bianca Dittrich Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Introduction to Monte Carlo methods  1
Gerard Barkema Utrecht University

Introduction to Monte Carlo methods  2
Gerard Barkema Utrecht University

Introduction to Tensor Network methods  1
Guifre Vidal Alphabet (United States)

Introduction to Tensor Network methods  2
Guifre Vidal Alphabet (United States)

Tutorial: Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods

Gerard Barkema Utrecht University

Nilas Klitgaard Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen


Tutorial: Introduction to Tensor Network methods

Guifre Vidal Alphabet (United States)

Clement Delcamp Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES)


Scientific Computing and Computational Science
Erik Schnetter Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Talk

Shape Dynamics: Perspectives and Problems
Julian Barbour University of Oxford

The quantum equation of state of the universe produces a small cosmological constant
Tim Koslowski Technical University of Applied Sciences WürzburgSchweinfurt

Inflationary and preinflationary dynamics with the Starobinsky potential
Beatrice Bonga Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Relationalism and the speed of light: Are we in a relationship?
Yuri Bonder Universidad Nacional Autónoma De Mexico (UNAM)

Compact spherically symmetric solutions and gravitational collapse in SD
Flavio Mercati University of Naples Federico II

Selfgravitating fluid solutions of Shape Dynamics
Daniel Guariento Conestoga College

A WeylType Theorem in Geometrized Newtonian Gravity, and How It May Bear on Shape Dynamics
Erik Curiel LudwigMaximiliansUniversitiät München (LMU)



Talk

PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 15
Maïté Dupuis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 14
Maïté Dupuis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 13
Maïté Dupuis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 12
Maïté Dupuis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 11
Maïté Dupuis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 10
Maïté Dupuis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 9
Maïté Dupuis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 8
Maïté Dupuis Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Talk

PSI 2016/2017  Relativity  Lecture 14
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2016/2017  Relativity  Lecture 13
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2016/2017  Relativity  Lecture 12
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2016/2017  Relativity  Lecture 11
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2016/2017  Relativity  Lecture 10
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

PSI 2016/2017  Relativity  Lecture 9
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh


PSI 2016/2017  Relativity  Lecture 7
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh


Talk


Gravity Basics  1
Veronika Hubeny University of California, Davis

QI Basics  1
Patrick Hayden Stanford University

Entanglement  1
Robert Spekkens Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

A new perspective on holographic entanglement
Matthew Headrick Brandeis University

Bell’s Theorem
Adrian Kent University of Cambridge

GR: Actions and Equations
David Kubiznak Charles University

QI Basics  2
John Watrous IBM (Canada)


Talk

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Marina Cortes Institute for Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Lee Smolin Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Neil Turok University of Edinburgh



The origin of arrows of time II

Sean Carroll California Institute of Technology (Caltech)  Division of Physics Mathematics & Astronomy

Marina Cortes Institute for Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Tim Koslowski Technical University of Applied Sciences WürzburgSchweinfurt


The origin of arrows of time II cont.

Sean Carroll California Institute of Technology (Caltech)  Division of Physics Mathematics & Astronomy

Marina Cortes Institute for Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Tim Koslowski Technical University of Applied Sciences WürzburgSchweinfurt


Testing time asymmetry in the early universe

Brian Keating University of California, San Diego

Andrew Liddle University of Lisbon

Richard Muller University of California, Berkeley


The fate of the big bang

Abhay Ashtekar Pennsylvania State University

Neil Turok University of Edinburgh


Time as Organization – Downward Caustation, Structure and Complexity I
Barbara Drossel Technische Universität Darmstadt

Time as Organization – Downward Caustation, Structure and Complexity II

Stuart Kauffman Santa Fe Institute

George Ellis University of Cape Town



Talk

Gravity Dual of Quantum Information Metric
Tadashi Takayanagi Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics

A new perspective on holographic entanglement
Matthew Headrick Brandeis University

Universal holographic description of CFT entanglement entropy
Thomas Faulkner University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign

Geometric Constructs in AdS/CFT
Veronika Hubeny University of California, Davis

Do black holes create polyamory
Jonathan Oppenheim University College London

Tensor Network Renormalization and the MERA
Glen Evenbly Georgia Institute of Technology

Entanglement renormalization for quantum fields
Jutho Haegeman Ghent University

Holographic quantum errorcorrecting codes: Toy models for the bulk/boundary correspondence
Fernando Pastawski California Institute of Technology


Talk

Welcome to Perimeter Institute and the EHT 2014 Conference
Neil Turok University of Edinburgh

Introduction to EHT
Shep Doeleman Harvard University

Growth of supermassive black holes and their relationships to their host galaxies
Marta Volonteri Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

Polarized emission from Black Hole Accretion Disks and Jets
Jonathan McKinney University of Maryland, College Park

Stellar Orbits at the Galactic Center
Andrea Ghez University of California, Los Angeles


The Size and Morphology of Sgr A* at 7mm
Geoff Bower Academia Sinica

Particle Acceleration and Nonthermal Emission in Radiatively Inefficient Accretion Flows
Eliot Quataert University of California, Berkeley


The Path Integral for Gravity
Over the past three decades, the idea of a path integral over geometries, describing gravity in various dimensions, has become increasingly central to many areas of theoretical physics, including string and Mtheory, holography and quantum aspects of black holes and cosmology.
In each of these areas, the path integral is frequently invoked as a formal device although, as practitioners will admit, except in very special cases the basic formula remains undefined. Typically, classical saddle points are discussed, whether real or complex, but the required integrals are left unperformed.
This state of affairs is untenable because it leaves the theory on a shaky footing and hence does not permit a sound comparison of theoretical predictions with observations. The time has come to critically reassess the foundational ideas of the path integral for gravity, including its definition, evaluation and interpretation; to identify problems with
existing uses and claims based on it, and to seek improvements. The workshop will focus on the continuum theory and its semiclassical limit, with applications to cosmology, black holes and holography. In particular, the notion of a “Euclidean path integral” for a “wavefunction of the universe” will be addressed.To this effect we intend to revisit discussion of “quantum geometrodynamics” from the path integral viewpoint and to pursue various applications. The developments in this direction that took place in the late 1970's and early 1980's were not incorporated in subsequent efforts, where the emphasis shifted to using a classical background with quantum fluctuations superimposed on it, a split which although useful in particular approximations can hardly be imagined to lie at the foundation of the theory. The revival of the discussion of the foundation of the path integral for gravity is made timely, we believe, by the introduction of new global methods such as PicardLefschetz theory.
The format of the workshop will be unusual. For the first three days, the mornings will begin with a longer, introductory lecture by each of the three organisers, setting out some of the foundational issues. This will be followed by shorter lectures by the participants, tackling the same foundational questions. The morning lectures, held in the Bob room, will be open to all Perimeter residents and visitors. They will be recorded and made available for viewing on PIRSA. Afternoons will be devoted to friendly and informal discussions, with participants invited to offer short contributions which follow up or develop points raised in the mornings, within a relaxed and highly conducive environment. Participation in these afternoon discussion sessions, as well as social events associated with the workshop, will be limited to registered workshop participants. The last two days of the workshop will be an opportunity for participants to continue discussions on topics which emerge as of greatest general interest, as well as to follow up in smaller groups on technical points or new ideas.

Quantum Black Holes in the Sky?
The past decade has witnessed significant breakthroughs in understanding the quantum nature of black holes, with insights coming from quantum information theory, numerical relativity, and string theory. At the same time, astrophysical and gravitational wave observations can now provide an unprecedented window into the phenomenology of black hole horizons. This workshop seeks to bring together leading experts in these fields to explore new theoretical and observational opportunities and synergies that could improve our physical understanding of quantum black holes.

PSI 2017/2018  Relativity (Turok)
PSI 2017/2018  Relativity (Turok) 
Hopf Algebras in Kitaev's Quantum Double Models: Mathematical Connections from Gauge Theory to Topological Quantum Computing and Categorical Quantum Mechanics
The Kitaev quantum double models are a family of topologically ordered spin models originally proposed to exploit the novel condensed matter phenomenology of topological phases for faulttolerant quantum computation. Their physics is inherited from topological quantum field theories, while their underlying mathematical structure is based on a class of Hopf algebras. This structure is also seen across diverse fields of physics, and so allows connections to be made between the Kitaev models and topics as varied as quantum gauge theory and modified strong complementarity. This workshop will explore this shared mathematical structure and in so doing develop the connections between the fields of mathematical physics, quantum gravity, quantum information, condensed matter and quantum foundations.

Making Quantum Gravity Computable
Making Quantum Gravity Computable


PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity (Dupuis)
PSI 2016/2017  Explorations in Quantum Gravity (Dupuis) 
PSI 2016/2017  Relativity (Turok)
PSI 2016/2017  Relativity (Turok) 


Quantum Information in Quantum Gravity II
Quantum Information in Quantum Gravity II