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Shai Chester, Intro to Conformal bootstrap (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

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Shai Chester, Intro to Conformal bootstrap (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

-- Abstract: These lectures are intended to familiarize the audience with the nuts and bolts of the numerical bootstrap as efficiently as possible. After a brief review of the basics of conformal field theory in d > 2 spacetime dimensions, we discuss how to compute conformal blocks, formulate the crossing equations as a semi-definite programming problem, solve this problem using SDPB on a personal computer, and interpret the results. We will discuss worked examples for all steps, including bounds for the 3d CFTs with Z2 or O(N) global symmetries. Each lecture will include a problem set, which culminate in a precise computation of the 3d Ising model critical exponents using the mixed correlator Z2 bootstrap. We will also provide a Mathematica wrapper and Docker software. We will conclude with a broad survey of the conformal bootstrap, and future directions.

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Shai Chester, Intro to Conformal bootstrap (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

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William Zeng, What we need for useful quantum computers and how to get there: error mitigation (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

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Shai Chester, Present and Future of the Conformal Bootstrap (12:50 PM - 3:00 PM)

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Xuyao Hu, Aspects of Low Dimensional Models in Quantum Field Theory, Turbulence, and Gravity (2:20 PM - 4:20 PM)

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Marc Williamson, A New Framework for Classifying and Modelling Stripped Envelope Supernovae (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

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, A Quantum Al-Khawarizm for Spacetime: A Workshop on von Neumann Algebras in Quantum Field Theory & Gravity (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

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, A Quantum Al-Khawarizm for Spacetime: A Workshop on von Neumann Algebras in Quantum Field Theory & Gravity (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

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, A Quantum Al-Khawarizm for Spacetime: A Workshop on von Neumann Algebras in Quantum Field Theory & Gravity (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

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