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Thursday, February 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201
From Moonshine to Black Holes, Number Theory in Physics
  • Jeffrey Harvey, Professor, Physics Department, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago,
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
Weak subconvexity without a Ramanujan hypothesis
  • Jesse Thorner, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University ,
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Friday, February 2
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Hecke operators for characters of Rational Conformal Field Theory
  • Jeffrey Harvey, University of Chicago,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Continuous measurements and quantum trajectories in circuit QED
  • Arian Jadbabaie, Graduate Student, Hutzler Group,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Exact Bulk Operators and the Fate of Locality
  • Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
From Cosmic Dust to Planetesimals: Models vs. Observations
  • Paola Pinilla, NASA Hubble Fellow, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
Existence of closed geodesics through a regular point on translation surfaces
  • Weixu Su, School of Mathematical Science, Fudan University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Building 15, Room 131
Constancy of generalized Hodge-Tate weights of a p-adic local system
  • Koji Shimizu, Department of Mathematics, Harvard University,
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Monday, February 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
From Negative Index Metamaterials to Topological Light Sources
  • Boubacar Kante, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC San Diego,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
The small quantum group in type A and the diagonal coinvariants
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Proteins in nanoporous hydrogels: adsorption, diffusion, and folding
  • Lydia Kisley, Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Meta Material, First Direct Observation of Reverse Cherenkov Radiation, and Test of Babinet Principle
  • Min Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Tuesday, February 6
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Building 15, Room 131
Vertex algebras and three dimensional gauge theories
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annenberg 107
Thoughts on the Potential of Quantum Computing for Nuclear Physics Grand Challenge Problems
  • Martin Savage, University of Washington,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The Electronic-Structural Barrier to Higher Photoconversion Efficiency in Semiconductors
  • Scott Cushing, DOE EERE Postdoctoral Fellow , Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Taking a scientific approach to teaching science and engineering
  • Carl Wieman, Department of Physics, Stanford University,
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Wednesday, February 7
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Building 15, Room 105
Measure reducibility of countable Borel equivalence relations (after Conley and Miller), III
  • Forte Shinko, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Circumgalactic Matter Matters for Galaxy Evolution
  • Jessica Werk, Univ of Washington,
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Thursday, February 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201
The life of vortex knots and links and the conservation of helicity
  • William Irvine, Associate Professor, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago,
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
Analytic Number Theory in Function Fields and Twin Primes in the Large Finite-Field Limit
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Friday, February 9
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Higher Spin de Sitter Hilbert Space
  • Frederik Denef, Columbia University,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Quantization of the low temperature action in the SYK model
  • Josephine Suh, Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics, Kitaev Group,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Theory of EM counterparts of neutron star mergers
  • Kenta Hotokezaka, Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
Strongly automorphic mappings
  • Alastair Fletcher, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Northern Illinois University,
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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Downs 103
Factorising X^n
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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Downs 103
A Epiperimetric approach to singular points in the Alt-Caffarelli functional
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Monday, February 12
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
South Mudd 365
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building 15, Room 131
Measure reducibility of countable Borel equivalence relations (after Conley and Miller), IV
  • Forte Shinko, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
Hypertoric varieties and perverse sheaves
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Leptophilic forces now and then: reconciling (g-2)_\mu and H_0 with gauged L_\mu - L_\tau
  • Gordon Krnjaic, Fermilab,
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Tuesday, February 13
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
The Seiberg-Witten equations with multiple spinors in dimension three
  • Andriy Haydys, Freiburg University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Annenberg 314
Spherical t-designs as a general purpose tool for partial de-randomization (1st of 2 parts)
  • Richard Kueng, CMI Postdoctoral Scholar, CMS, Caltech,
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Wednesday, February 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Early Galaxies and Cosmic Reionization: Progress & Challenges
  • Richard Ellis, University College London,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, February 15
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
East Bridge 201
Vorticies from low-mass planet formation
  • James Owen, NASA Hubble Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study,
    Speaker's Bio:
    I am currently a NASA Hubble fellow working at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Prior to moving to Princeton, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. I completed my PhD at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, investigating protoplanetary disc evolution and dispersal under the supervision of Professor Cathie Clarke. I undertook my undergraduate studies at the Univeristy of Cambridge, Churchill College. My research interests are within the fields of star and planet formation, with emphasis on the radiative and hydrodynamic pheomena involved. I am currently involved in several projects with various groups exploring the various effects high energy radiation will have on the circumstellar enviornment.
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201
Neutrinos - small particles, big science
  • Anne Schukraft, Fermilab,
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
Special values of L-functions
  • Ameya Pitale, Department of Mathematics, University of Oklahoma,
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Friday, February 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
On singularities of super-conformal field theories
  • Mario Martone, University of Texas - Austin,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Annenberg 105
A quantum gas of polar KRb molecules in an optical lattice
  • Jacob Covey, Richard Chace Tolman Postdoctoral Scholar, Endres Group,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Seiberg-Witten differential via primitive forms
  • Dan Xie, Harvard University,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cahill 370
CANCELLED DUE TO FLU -- TO BE RESCHEDULED
  • Camille Avestruz, KICP and Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago,
    Speaker's Bio:
    I am currently a joint KICP and Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. From 2015 to 2017, I held a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholarship at the University of Chicago. In my research, I use simulations to understand observations of massive objects that trace the large scale structure in our universe. My interests include galaxy clusters and gravitational lensing as probes of large scale structure, hydrodynamical simulations and machine learning as tools for study, and various connections to multi-wavelength observations. In 2015, I defended my thesis on Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Cluster Outskirts, which received an honorable mention for the Rodger Doxsey Dissertation Prize from the American Astronomical Society.
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
On Renormalized Volume
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Tuesday, February 20
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moore B270
Quantum supremacy: checking a quantum computer with a classical supercomputer
  • John Martinis, Google,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Annenberg 314
Spherical t-designs as a general purpose tool for partial de-randomization (2nd of 2 parts)
  • Richard Kueng, CMI Postdoctoral Scholar, CMS, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Building 15, Room 122
Special cycles on simple Shimura varieties
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Wednesday, February 21
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Geometric Recursion
  • Jorgen Andersen, Aarhus University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Diversity Revealed: Stellar Rotation and the Time Domain Revolution
  • Marc Pinsonneault, Ohio State,
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Thursday, February 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bridge 201
A toy quantum black hole
  • Alexei Kitaev, Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
Theta and the big Hecke action
  • Sean Howe, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
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Friday, February 23
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Correlation Functions in CFTs with Weakly Broken Higher Spin Symmetry
  • Sasha Zhiboedov, Harvard University,
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Machine Learning and Quantum Physics
  • Evert van Nieuwenburg, Postdoctoral Scholar, Refael Group,
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Topological terms in Yang-Mills theory with time-reversal symmetry
  • Pavel Putrov, Institute for Advanced Study,
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Three Dimensional Radiation Hydrodynamic Simulations Reveal the Mysteries of Massive Stars
  • Yan-Fei Jiang, KITP Fellow, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara,
    Speaker's Bio:
    I am currently a KITP fellow at the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics in University of California, Santa Barbara. I got my Ph.D. in August, 2013 from the Department of Astrophysical Sciences of Princeton University. I am working on several projects where radiative transfer plays an important role. My main research tool is numerical simulation, which uses the most advanced numerical algorithms. But I am also interested in observations to help me think about the problems from a completely different point of view. Please refer to the research page for my past and current projects.
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Bridge 114
Levitated Nanomagnets in the Quantum Regime: Theory and Applications
  • Oriol Romero Isart, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information , Austrian Academy of Sciences,
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
A Characterization of Braid Axes
  • Ken Baker, Department of Mathematics, University of Miami ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TBA
  • Casey Jao, Department of Mathematics, UC, Berkeley,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Helicoidal Method
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Galaxies Aren't Great at Making Stars
  • Matt Orr, PhD Candidate, Department of Theoretical Astrophysics (TAPIR), Caltech,
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Monday, February 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Single-molecule catalysis: nanoparticles and polymers
  • Peng Chen, Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
A Unified Program of Argon Dark Matter Searches: DarkSide-20k and Beyond
  • Cristiano Galbiati, Princeton University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Building 15, Room 104
Semisimplificat​ion of tensor categories
  • Pavel Etingof, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ,
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Tuesday, February 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crellin 151
Single-molecule chemistry: from transcription regulation to solar energy conversion
  • Peng Chen, Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lauritsen 469
Tests of Fundamental Symmetries with Neutrons
  • Leah Broussard, Oak Ridge Laboratory,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
The nonequilibrium dynamics of electrons and holes in disordered molecular semiconductors
  • Adam Willard, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Wednesday, February 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building 15, Room 105
Proximal Actions, Strong amenability, and the Infinite Conjugacy Class Property
  • Joshua Frisch, Department of Mathematics, Caltech,
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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Building 15, Room 131
Connectivity of the Julia set for Newton's maps: A unified approach
  • Xavier Jarque, Departament de Matemàtiques i Informàtica, Universitat de Barcelona,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Discovering the Highest Energy Neutrinos Using a Radio Phased Array
  • Abigail Vieregg, U. Chicago,
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