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SUMMARY:New Directions in Theoretical Physics 3
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190109T080000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190111T181000Z
DTSTAMP;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190118T160617Z
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DESCRIPTION:New Directions in Theoretical Physics is a series of prestigi
ous interdisciplinary conferences organised by the Higgs Centre for Theore
tical Physics\, aiming to generate an exchange of ideas and highlight new
approaches to challenges in all areas of theoretical physics. All talks in
this meeting are plenary review talks and are intended to reach out to th
e entire community of theoretical physicists\, inspire researchers and gen
erate a valuable discussion across disciplines.\n\nThe January 2019 meetin
g is the third meeting in this series\, following highly successful meetin
gs in 2017 and 2014. It will cover a broad range of topics including pa
rticle physics\, quantum field theory\, cosmology and dark matter\, genera
l relativity and gravitational waves\, stochastic thermodynamics\, entangl
ement\, disorder\, complexity and chaos in quantum systems\, principles of
machine learning and physics of living systems.\n\nThe conference venue
is 50 George Square in the city centre campus of the University of Edinbur
gh. This time the conference extends over three full days\, Wednesday 9
th - Friday 11th January\, consisting of review talks (all talks are 45
minutes) and discussion sessions. The list of speakers is below. In the ev
ening of the first day (Wednesday\, 9 Jan) there will be a drinks receptio
n (6:30pm) followed by a public talk -- Higgs Public Lecture -- by Nima A
rkani-Hamed (starting at 7:30pm). On the Thursday (10 Jan) all participant
s will be hosted for a conference dinner.\n\nTimetable\n\nView full timeta
ble on Indico\n\nSpeakers\n\n\n \n Ana Achúcarro (Leiden Univ. / Univ.
of the Basque Country UPV-EHU)\n 'A new twist on multifield inflation'\n \
n \n Ehud Altman (Berkeley)\n 'Universal operator growth and emergent hydr
odynamics in quantum systems'\n \n \n Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS\, Princeton)\
n 'Time Without Time'\n \n \n Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh)\n '
The Fine Structure Constant'\n \n \n Vijay Balasubramanian (University of
Pennsylvania)\n 'The Power of Random: Information and Emergence From Black
Holes to the Brain'\n \n \n Mark Bowick (KITP\, Santa Barbara)\n 'Statist
ical Mechanics of 2D Metamaterials'\n \n \n Claudia de Rham (Imperial Coll
ege London)\n 'Physics under the Gravitational Rainbow'\n \n \n Claude Duh
r (CERN and UC Louvain)\n 'Modern approaches to precision computations in
the LHC era' \n \n \n John Ellis (CERN and Kings College London)\n 'Prospe
cts for physics at future colliders'\n \n \n Éanna Flannagan (Cornell Un
iversity)\n 'Asymptotic symmetries and charges in general relativity'\n \n
\n Gregory Gabadadze (NYU)\n 'Beyond Einstein Gravity and Cosmology'\n \n
\n Chris Jarzynski (University of Maryland)\n 'Scaling down the laws of t
hermodynamics'\n \n \n Jean-Francois Joanny (Collège de France and ESPCI
ParisTech)\n 'Physics of Biological Tissues'\n \n \n Satya Majumdar (Unive
rsité de Paris-Sud\, Orsay)\n 'Extreme Value Statistics for Random Matric
es'\n \n \n Matthew Mccullough (CERN and Cambridge)\n 'The hierarchy probl
em: Exotic signatures from exotic solutions'\n \n \n Priyamvada Natarajan
(Yale University)\n 'The hunt for the first black holes'\n \n \n Subir Sac
hdev (Harvard University)\n 'Universal low temperature theory of charged b
lack holes and SYK models of strange metals'\n \n \n Udo Seifert (Stuttgar
t University)\n 'From stochastic thermodynamics to thermodynamic inference
'\n \n \n George Sterman (YITP\, Stony Brook)\n 'Making a place for pertur
bation theory in the non-perturbative strong interactions'\n \n \n Naftaly
Tishby (Hebrew University\, Jerusalem)\n 'Information theory and statisti
cal physics of Deep Learning'\n \n \n Frank Verstraete (Ghent University)\
n 'Quantum tensor networks for modelling quantum many body wavefunctions'
\n \n \n Neal Weiner (New York University)\n 'Searching for Dark Matter
in Time Domain Astronomy' \n \n\n\nThe Higgs Public Lecture \n\nOn the e
vening of Wednesday the 9th January you are invited to participate in The
Higgs Public Lecture\, entitled "The End of Spacetime\," by Nima Arkani-Ha
med. The lecture will be held at the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre\, 32 Ge
orge Square\, and is free of charge but requires early registration (whi
ch is separate to the conference registraion).\n\nPrior to the lecture we
invite you to a drinks reception.\n\nConference Dinner\n\nOn the evening o
f Thursday 10th January you are invited to Surgeons Hall for a delicious
three-course meal. Please advise your attendance at the dinner by checkin
g the correct box on the registration form\, there is no extra cost to att
end. \n\nDelegate Discounts\n\nYou will be provided with an Edinburgh Rewa
rds Passport at the registration desk\, this gives access to over 100 disc
ounts and exclusive offers at a selection of the city's restaurants\, bars
\, tourist attractions and pre booked taxis. Details of the discounts are
at www.edinburghrewards.com as well as the printed passport.\n\nContact\
n\nFor any practical question regarding the confrence\, please contact the
Higgs Centre secretary Ines Foidl \n\nAll venue inf
ormation can be found here in Google maps (external link)\n\nWe expect all
delegates to adhere to the Dignity and Respect Policy of the University o
f Edinburgh while on University premises.\n\n \n\n \n\nhttps://indico.ph
.ed.ac.uk/event/45/
LOCATION:50 George Square
URL:https://indico.ph.ed.ac.uk/event/45/
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