Events List

DateEvent TypeSpeaker
12/03/2018CCPP Brown BagSergei Dubovsky [ + ]
12/03/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
12/04/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
12/04/2018Astro SeminarRavi Sheth [ + ]
12/05/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
12/05/2018HEP SeminarAlex Maloney [ -- ]

Title: Information Theory and the Conformal Bootstrap
Description: Two dimensional conformal field theories are among the most important quantum field theories: they describe important statistical and condensed matter systems near criticality, and -- while not exactly solvable -- many exact techniques can be used which are not available in higher dimensions. I will consider these theories defined on surfaces of genus g>1, where the partition function of the theory can be interpreted as an entanglement Renyi entropy. This leads to a fascinating relationship between the geometry of conformal field theory and information theory. In particular, statements about information theory lead to novel constraints on the structure constants of the theory which are invisible in the usual conformal bootstrap approach to the classification of CFTs. I will also discuss the relationship with holography, where the phase structure of black holes teaches us about the entanglement structure of strongly coupled field theory. (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
12/05/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
12/06/2018Informal Astro TalkKimberly Bott [ + ]
12/06/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumImmanuel Bloch [ + ]
12/07/2018ISCISC [ + ]
12/10/2018CCPP Brown BagMasha Baryakhtar [ + ]
12/10/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
12/11/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
12/11/2018Astro SeminarKate Alexander [ + ]
12/12/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
12/12/2018Pierre Hohenberg SeminarCharles Kane [ + ]
12/12/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
12/13/2018Physics Dept ColloquiumJenny Hoffman [ + ]
12/13/2018Class ReviewNeal Weiner [ + ]
12/14/2018Informal HEP TalkNadav Outmezguine [ + ]
12/14/2018Student PresentationsSergei Dubovsky [ + ]
12/14/2018ISCISC [ + ]
12/17/2018IRIS-HEPKyle Cranmer [ + ]
12/17/2018Blanton Tinker Pullen Blanton Tinker Pullen [ + ]
12/18/2018IRIS-HEPKyle Cranmer [ + ]
12/18/2018Modjaz Group MtgModjaz Group Mtg [ + ]
12/19/2018Astroparticle Group MeetAstro Particle Group Mtg [ + ]
12/19/2018Astro PhAstro Ph [ + ]
12/20/2018Thesis Seminar DefenseNityasri Mandyam Doddamane [ + ]
12/21/2018ISCISC [ + ]