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KITP Conference: Aspects and applications of many-body localization
(Nov 16-20, 2015)
Coordinators: Matthew Foster, Vadim Oganesyan, David Pekker
Scientific Advisor: Boris Altshuler

Monday, Nov 16, 2015

Session Chair: Boris Altshuler (Columbia U)

8:50am John Berlinsky (KITP) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Igor Aleiner (Columbia U) Basic theory of MBL -- weakly interacting fermions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Antonello Scardicchio (ICTP) Local integrals of motion in the MBL phase[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Joel Moore (Berkeley) Overview of numerical approaches to MBL[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Maxim Vavilov (U.Wisconsin) Detecting mobility edges via quench[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session Chair: Leticia Cugliandolo (LPTHE)

2:00pm David Huse (Princeton) Overview of entanglement, thermalization, and MBL[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Tarun Grover (KITP) Universal aspects of MBL transition and Eigenstate Thermalization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Anushya Chandran (Perimeter) Finite-size scaling of many-body localization phase transitions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Bela Bauer (Microsoft) Interaction effects in a system with localized and delocalized single-electron states[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Norman Yao (Berkeley) Quantum control in the many-body localized phase[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

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Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

Session Chair: John Chalker (Oxford)

9:00am Dmitry Abanin (Geneva) A criterion for many-body localization-delocalization transition[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Wojciech de Roeck (Brussels) Absence of many-body mobility edges[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Richard Berkovits (Bar-Ilan) Signature of MBL in low-lying excitation: entanglement spectrum and entropy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Donna Sheng (CSUN) Many-body localization and mobility edge in disordered Heisenberg spin chains and ladders by DMRG[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Vedika Khemani (Princeton) Dynamical Response of Many Body Localized Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Bryan Clark (UIUC) A tensor network approach to many-body localization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session Chair: Victor Gurarie (Boulder)

2:00pm Steven Kivelson (Stanford) Overview of T=0 localization phenomena with interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Leticia Cugliandolo (LPTHE) Fluctuation-dissipation relations in classical and quantum out of equilibrium systems:efficient tools to test equilibration[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Rahul Nandkishore (Boulder) Localized systems coupled to baths[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Yevgeny Bar Lev (Columbia) Nonequilibrium dynamics in many-body localization[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm S. Gopalakrishnan (Caltech) Rare regions and low-frequency response in many-body localized states[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

Cold atoms and real-space RG theory

9:00am Ulrich Schneider (Cambridge) Observation and characterization of many-body localization of interacting fermions in a quasi-random optical lattice[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Brian DeMarco (UIUC) Many-Body Localization and Relaxation in Optical Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Andrew Potter (Berkeley) Universal scaling properties of many-body (de)localization transitions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Ivar Martin (ANL) Dynamics of random Heisenberg model from real space RG[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Ehud Altman (Weizmann) A renormalization group approach for critical thermalization and entanglement at the MBL transition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

FREE AFTERNOON -- SHUTTLE AVAILABLE TO BWSCI

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

Session Chair: David Huse (Princeton)

9:00am Vladimir Kravtsov (ICTP) Overview of multi-fractality[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Lev Ioffe (Rutgers) Non-ergodic metallic and insulating phases of Josephson junction chains[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Lara Faoro (LPTHE) Flux Noise in Superconducting Circuits: The Old Problem and the New Developments[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Victor Gurarie (Boulder) Unconventional localization transition in high dimensions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Deepak Iyer (Bucknell) Link cluster expansions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session Chair: Ivar Martin (ANL)

2:00pm Gora Shlyapnikov (ORSAY) Many-body physics with cold particles[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Sergej Flach (IBS, Korea) Classical nonlinear lattices - any MBL ?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Gabriel Aeppli (ETH) TBA[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Mikhail Lukin (Harvard) Quantum thermalization in dipolar spin systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Friday, Nov 20, 2015

Session Chair: Donna Sheng (CSUN)

9:00am Frank Pollmann (MIP-PKS) Efficient numerical simulations of many-body localized systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am F. Heidrich-Meisner (Munich) Many-body localization characterized from a one-particle perspective[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Miguel Ortuno (Murcia, Spain) Numerical Simulations of Many-Body Localization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Rajiv Singh (UC Davis) Early Breakdown of area-law entanglement at the many-body delocalization transition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Chris Monroe (UMD) Observation of MBL states in trapped ion spin chains[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Free form discussions

5:30pm

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