8,830 Works

Efficient numerical methods for modern computing systems

Erik Schnetter

MPIM/PI teleseminar on categorified knot invariants - Skew Howe duality and categorified knot invariants

Joel Kamnitzer
Skew Howe duality is based on a very simple observation: the set of n by m matrices has commuting action of SL_n and SL_m.  We can use this observation to study morphisms of GL_m representations using GL_n.  This perspective has proven very useful in recent years for studying quantum knot invariants and their categorifications.  I will survey work in this direction from the last 10 years, including more recent developments concerning annular skew Howe duality...

Where do black hole binaries come from, and can we actually know that?

Carl-Johan Haster

Gravitational wave searches for ultralight bosons

Richard Brito
Ultralight bosons can induce superradiant instabilities in spinning black holes, tapping their rotational energy to trigger the growth of a bosonic condensate. In this talk I will give an overview on superradiance and its applications focusing on the observational imprints of this process around spinning black holes which include: (i) the emission of monochromatic gravitational waves emitted by bosonic condensate formed through superradiant instabilities, potentially observable by current and future gravitational-wave detectors, and (ii) the...

Superradiance Beyond the Linear Regime

Frans Pretorius

Braided tensor categories and the cobordism hypothesis

David Jordan
The cobordism hypothesis gives a functorial bijection between oriented  n-dimensional fully local topological field theories, valued in some  higher category C, and the fully dualizable object of C equipped with  the structure of SO(n)-fixed point.  In this talk I'll explain recent  works of Haugseng, Johnson-Freyd and Scheimbauer which construct a  Morita 4-category of braided tensor categories, and I'll report on joint  work with Brochier and Snyder which identifies two natural subcategories  therein which are 3-...

Canadian Astronomy Data Center: Tools and Analytics for Large Data Sets

Sebastien Fabbro

Time And Gravity Measurement

Pierre Dube

Lensing reconstruction using line intensity maps

Simon Foreman
Gravitational lensing of the cosmic microwave background has emerged as a powerful cosmological probe, made possible by the development and characterization of nearly-optimal estimators for extracting the lensing signal from temperature and polarization maps. One can ask whether similar tools can be applied to upcoming "intensity maps" of emission lines at other wavelengths (e.g. 21cm). In this talk, I will present recent work in this direction, focusing in particular on the impact of gravitational nonlinearities...

Aspects of approximate quantum error correction in holography

Isaac Kim
Several equivalent formulations of quantum error correction condition will be introduced. Subtleties arise when the error correction conditions hold only approximately. We will discuss an equivalent formulation that is  robust to the approximation error. One can leverage this tool to derive the existence of approximate quantum error correcting code at low energy subspace of CFT that reproduces aspects of the holographic quantum error correcting code. Using the same tool, we observe that two operators with...

Coscattering: a fourth exception in the calculation of relic abundances

Duccio Pappadopulo
I show that dark matter abundance can be set by the decoupling of inelastic scatterings instead of annihilations. Coscattering points to dark matter that is exponentially lighter than the weak scale and has a suppressed annihilation rate, avoiding constraints from indirect detection. The late decays of the states into which dark matter upscatters, can lead to observable distortions to the blackbody spectrum of the cosmic microwave background. 

Dark matter, PBHs, boson clouds

Salvatore Vitale

Matter Effects in Waveform Models

Geraint Pratten

Cross-correlation technique in GW cosmology

Benjamin Wandelt

Causality Constraints on Gravitational Effective Field Theories

Jun Zhang
In this talk, I would like to discuss gravitational waves in gravitational effective field theories. In particular, I will focus on gravitational waves propagating on a black hole background, and will show that the coefficients of the higher-dimension operators in the EFT can be constrained by causality considerations. I will also comment on observability of these higher-dimension operators in gravitational wave detections. Zoom Link: https://pitp.zoom.us/j/94226476006?pwd=MEdHWG9oQ2dwQ2hXMUd2ZEFFQnRjZz09

Putting resource theories to work in chemistry

Nicole Yunger Halpern
The past decade has seen an explosion of research into resource theories—simple, quantum-information-theoretic models for constrained agents. Resource theories have provided foundational insights about thermodynamics, entanglement, and more. Yet whether resource theories can inform science outside our neighborhood of quantum information theory has been an outstanding question. I will present what is, to my knowledge, the first application of a resource theory to answer a pre-existing question in another field. Molecular switches, or photoisomers, surface...

Revisiting Scalar Collapase in AdS

Steve Liebling

Non-invertible anomalies and Topological orders

Wenjie Ji
It has been realized that anomalies can be classified by topological phases in one higher dimension. Previous studies focus on ’t Hooft anomalies of a theory with a global symmetry that correspond to invertible topological orders and/or symmetry protected topological orders in one higher dimension. In this talk, I will introduce an anomaly that appears on the boundaries of (non-invertible) topological order with anyonic excitations [1]....

A possible causality-condition for causal sets: persistence of zero

Rafael Sorkin
Within a histories-framework for quantum field theory, the condition of \bold{persistence of zero} (PoZ for short) tries to capture (a part of) the elusive idea that no cause can act outside its future lightcone. The PoZ condition, however, does not easily carry over to theories like gravity where the causal structure is not only dynamical but indefinite (subject to quantum fluctuations). Despite this, I will suggest how to give PoZ meaning in the causal set...

High-redshift astrophysics using every photon

Patrick Breysse
Large galaxy surveys have dramatically improved our understanding of astrophysics and cosmology in the high-redshift universe, but they are fundamentally limited by the need to integrate long enough to detect each individual source. Line intensity mapping has recently arisen as a powerful alternative to these surveys, offering access to fainter sources and larger volumes than conventional techniques. There has been a surge of experimental interest in this technique, with surveys planned or in progress across...

The representation theory of Clifford tensor-powers, from Howe to How

Felipe Montealegre
Schur-Weyl duality, arising from tensor-power representations of the unitary group, is a big useful hammer in the quantum information toolbox. This is especially the case for problems which have a full unitary invariance, say, estimating the spectrum of a quantum state from a few copies. Many problems in quantum computing have a smaller symmetry group: the Clifford group. This talk will show how to decompose tensor-power Clifford representations through a Schur-Weyl type construction. Our results...

Pursuing Simplicity with Asymptotic Safety

Roberto Percacci

Efficient simulatability of continuous-variable circuits with large Wigner negativity

Laura García-Álvarez
Discriminating between quantum computing architectures that can provide quantum advantage from those that cannot is of crucial importance. From the fundamental point of view, establishing such a boundary is akin to pinpointing the resources for quantum advantage; from the technological point of view, it is essential for the design of non-trivial quantum computing architectures. Wigner negativity is known to be a necessary resource for computational advantage in several quantum-computing architectures, including those based on continuous...

Are we Living in the Matrix?

David Tong
No. Obviously not. It's a daft question. But, buried underneath
this daft question is an extremely interesting one: is it possible to
simulate the known laws of physics on a computer? Remarkably, there is a
mathematical theorem, due to Nielsen and Ninomiya, that says the answer is
no. I'll explain this theorem, the underlying reasons for it, and some
recent work attempting to circumvent it.  

A new look at symmetries of 3d gravity

Marc Geiller
I will review the analysis of boundary symmetries in first order 3d gravity, and explain how the study of the boundary current algebra and the Sugawara construction actually leads to two dual notions of diffeomorphism charges. This provides a new understanding of the relationship between the second order and first order formulations, and of the existence of finite distance asymptotic symmetries (as strange as this sounds) in topological theories. This analysis is performed on the...

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