Aspen Winter Conference 2019: New Approaches to Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems

Dates: February 3-9, 2019 

Conference Synopsis:
Recent years have seen the development of new non-perturbative approaches to the quantum many-body problem arising from surprising interdisciplinary sources. On the numerical side, insights from quantum information theory have led to the discovery of efficient tensor network methods, while machine learning techniques have been adapted to the study of quantum many-body states and the optimization of Monte Carlo sampling. Theoretically, new dualities and the bootstrap program are yielding surprising constraints on quantum critical phases, while quantum information theory has been used to derive bounds on even more general many-body systems. At the same time engineered quantum systems, both in cold atomic systems and the solid state, are providing an unprecedented level of control which is allowing these approaches to be tested in the laboratory. Our winter meeting will attempt to bring together leading practitioners to discuss the further development of these new approaches and their application to outstanding problems in condensed matter physics.

Immanuel Bloch, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Xie Chen, Caltech
Frank Pollmann, Technical University Munich
Xiao-Liang Qi, Stanford
Michael Zaletel, UC Berkeley

Tentative list of Invited Speakers:
Bela Bauer (Station Q)
Yin-Chen He (Perimeter)
Sun-Sik Lee (Perimeter)
Adam Nahum (Oxford)
Joe Orenstein (Berkeley)
Adrian Po (MIT)
Cecile Repellin (MIT)
Anders Sandvik (Boston University)
Norbert Schuch (MPQ)
Ilani Shahal (Weizmann)
Maia Garcia Vergniory (Donostia International Physics Center )
Cenke Xu (UC Santa Barbara)
Eli Zeldov (Weizmann)

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

We have limited funding to cover partially the local expenses in some cases.

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