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KITP Conference: Novel Approaches to Quantum Dynamics
(Aug 27-31, 2018)
Coordinators: Rahul Nandkishore, Siddharth Parameswaran, Marcos Rigol and Romain Vasseur

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Monday, Aug 27, 2018

Dynamics of Thermalization, Chair: Rahul Nandkishore (CU Boulder)

8:50am Mark Bowick (KITP) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Ehud Altman (UC Berkeley) Computing quantum thermalization dynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Ana Maria Rey (JILA/CU Boulder) Entanglement dynamics and scrambling in a trapped ion magnet[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Anatoli Polkovnikov (BU) Phase space approach for simulating emergent hydrodynamics of interacting spin chains[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Frank Pollmann (TU Munich) Quantum thermalization dynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Driven Systems and Quantum Information

2:00pm Philip Crowley (BU) Topology and chaos in quasiperiodically driven quantum systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Mark Rudner (NBI Copenhagen) Prethermalization and topological transport at quasi-infinite temperature in slowly driven Floquet systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Hong Liu (MIT) Scrambling, descrambling and quantum many-body teleportation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Elizabeth Crosson (IQIM Caltech) Thermal stability in universal adiabatic computation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018

Experimental Probes I Localization and Dynamics, Chair: Sonika Johri (Intel Labs)

9:00am Misha Lukin (Harvard) Probing many-body dynamics with Rydberg atom arrays[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Alex Lukin (Harvard) Probing entanglement in localized systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Paola Cappellaro (MIT) Localization and prethermalization in nuclear spin chains[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Ed Grant (UBC) Possible manifestations of quantum disordered dynamics in the arrested relaxation of a molecular ultracold plasma[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

Ergodicity Breaking in MBL Systems and Beyond, Chair: Sid Parameswaran (Oxford)

2:00pm Francois Huveneers
(Univ of Paris-Dauphine)
Critical localization length in MBL systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Dmitry Abanin (Univ of Geneva) Critical time crystals and thermalisation regimes in dipolar spin systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Maksym Serbyn (IST Austria) Weak ergodicity breaking from quantum many-body scars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Vedika Khemani (Harvard) Velocity dependent Lyapunov exponents[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION - KITP COURTYARD

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER - KITP COURTYARD

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018

Experimental Probes II/Quantum Glassiness, Chair: John Chalker (Oxford)

9:00am Tom Rosenbaum (Caltech) Probing many-body localization in a disordered quantum magnet[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Benjamin Lev (Stanford) Thermalization near integrability in a dipolar quantum Newton's cradle[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Claudio Chamon (BU) Topological quantum glassiness[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Michael Pretko (CU Boulder) Localization in fractonic random circuits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

FREE AFTERNOON*Shuttle Available to BWSCI **

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018

Quantum Chaos and Random Circuits, Chair: Marcos Rigol (Penn State)

9:00am Liang Fu (MIT) Nonlinear and non-Hermitian quantum dynamics in solids and qubits[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Sagar Vijay (MIT/Harvard) Dynamics in quantum circuits[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Tomaz Prosen (Univ of Ljubljana) Exactly solvable minimal model of maximal quantum chaos[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Andrea de Luca (Oxford) Solution of a minimal model for many-body quantum chaos[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Entanglement, Complexity, and Transport, Chair: Paola Capellaro (MIT)

2:00pm Yi-Zhuang You (UCSD) Entanglement features of random Hamiltonian dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Pasquale Calabrese (SISSA) Entanglement and thermodynamics in non-equilibrium isolated quantum systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Shira Chapman (Perimeter) Circuit complexity for Gaussian states in QFT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Aditi Mitra (NYU) Transport signatures of transient superfluids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION-KITP COURTYARD

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER- KITP COURTYARD

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, Aug 31, 2018

Session Chair: Ravin Bhatt (Princeton)

9:00am Fabian Essler (Oxford) Full counting statistics after quantum quenches[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Sergio Boixo (Google) The question of quantum supremacy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Gil Refael (Caltech) Adventures in synthetic dimensions: new schemes for quantum control[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

CONFERENCE END SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location (See Registration Desk BEFORE FRIDAY to sign up.)

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