KITP Program: Quantum Gravity Foundations: UV to IR
(Mar 30 - Jun 19, 2015)
Coordinators: Ben Freivogel, Steve Giddings, Ted Jacobson, Juan Maldacena
Scientific Advisors: Nima Arkani-Hamed, Tom Banks

Time Speaker Title
3/30, 2:00pm All Participants Organizational Meeting[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/31, 12:30pm Coordinators Facets of the problem of quantum gravity[Blackboard][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/01, 11:00am Tom Banks
Rutgers & UCSC & KITP
Quick overview of Holographic Space-Time[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/02, 2:00pm Leonardo Senatore
Stanford & KITP
IR issues in inflation and de Sitter space[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/03, 11:00am All Participants Discussion: Observables[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

4/06-10 Focus Week: ↓ Decoding the hologram? ↓
4/06, 2:00pm Steven Giddings
Decoding the hologram?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/07, 12:30pm Liam Fitzpatrick
Stanford U
AdS/CFT and the Holographic S-Matrix[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/07, 2:30pm Alexander Zhiboedov
Princeton U & KITP
Looking for a bulk point, + discussion on bulk reconstruction[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/08, 11:00am Daniel Kabat
Lehman College - CUNY
An update on the construction of local bulk observables[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/08, 2:00pm Daniel Harlow
Bulk Locality and Quantum Error Correction in AdS/CFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/09, 2:00pm Vladimir Rosenhaus
Bulk/boundary duality, precursors, and gauge invariance[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/09, 3:30pm All Participants Discussion: duality, error correction, etc.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/10, 2:00pm All Participants Discussion on the decoding problem[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/10, 10:00am Leonardo Senatore
Stanford & KITP
IR issues in inflation and de Sitter space II: Constancy of zeta[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

4/13, 2:00pm Martin Sloth
(U. S. Denmark & KITP)
Yuko Urakawa
(Nagoya U. & KITP)
Discussion on IR effects in Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/14, 12:30pm Sara Shandera
Penn State & KITP
IR modes in the multi-field inflationary landscape[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/15, 11:00am Juan Maldacena
Discussion: the role of the WdW equation?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/16, 11:00am Tom Banks
Rutgers & UCSC & KITP
Unofficial lecture on holographic spacetime I[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/16, 2:00pm Douglas Stanford
A bound on chaos[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/15, 11:00am Guilherme Pimentel
Cambridge & KITP
Discussion: the role of the WdW equation II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

4/06-10 Focus Week: ↓ Observables and IR Issues ↓
4/20, 2:00pm Don Marolf
Observables and their algebras in quantum gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/21, 12:30pm Carlo Rovelli
Aix Marseille Univ.
Afraid of entering quantum spacetime? Come with me across r~0[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/21, 2:30pm Bianca Dittrich
Perimeter Inst.
What can we know and what can we observe in quantum gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/22, 11:00am Thomas Hertog
K.U.Leuven & KITP
Remarks on Eternal Inflation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/23, 2:00pm Ben Freivogel
Eternal Inflation in Quantum Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/23, 3:30pm All Participants Group Discussion on Observables and IR Issues[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/24, 11:00am Working group meeting Quantifying Obervables of Cosmological QFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

4/27 12:15pm Don Marolf
Information and Holography in Quantum Gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
4/27, 2:00pm Eva Silverstein
Stanford & KITP
Quantum gravity, (large field) inflation, and CMB/LSS observations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/28, 12:30pm Atsushi Higuchi
(Univ. York & KITP)
Shun-Pei Miao
Tomislav Prokopec
(Utrecht Univ. & KITP)
Discussion: issues in inflationary cosmology[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/28, 2:30pm All Participants Group Discussion on black hole information[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/29, 11:00am William Donnelly
Diff-invariant observables and nonlocality[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/05, 12:30pm Ted Jacobson
U. Maryland & KITP
Entanglement, equilibrium, and the Einstein equation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/05, 2:30pm Mark Van Raamsdonk
Holographic constraints on spacetimes and entanglement structure[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/06, 11:00am Andy Strominger
Memory, Symmetries and Soft Theorems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/06, 3:30pm Henriette Elvang
U. Michigan & KITP
Recent Developments on Gravitational Scattering Amplitudes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/07, 10:00am Tom Banks
Rutgers & UCSC & KITP
Unofficial lecture on holographic spacetime II[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/07, 12:30pm Stefan Hollands
U. Leipzig & KITP
Operator Product Expansion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

5/11-15 Focus Week: ↓ Scattering ↓
5/11, 2:00pm Zvi Bern
Unexplained magic in gravity amplitudes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/12, 12:30pm Lionel Mason
University of Oxford
Ambitwistor strings and gravitational scattering[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/12, 2:30pm Vyacheslav Lysov
Caltech & KITP
Subleading soft theorems and asymptotic symmetries[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/13, 11:00am Steve Giddings
Gabriele Veneziano
(Coll. de France & KITP)
Scattering, from perturbative to nonperturbative[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/14, 2:00pm D. O'Connell
(Edinburgh & KITP)
JJ Carrasco
(Stanford & KITP)
Gravity = (Yang-Mills)^2[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/14, 3:30pm All Participants Discussion: Nonperturbative aspects of scattering[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/15, 11:00am Nima Arkani-Hamed
Holographic Polytopes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

5/18, 12:30pm Kyriakos Papadodimas
Reconstructing the black hole interior from the CFT, an update[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/19, 12:30pm Gilad Lifschytz
U. Haifa at Oranim
Bulk equations of motion from CFT correlators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/21, 2:00pm John Donoghue
UMass Amherst & KITP
Nonlocality in the effective field theory of gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/22, 11:00am Netta Engelhardt
A New Area Law in General Relativity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/26, 12:30pm Gabriele Veneziano
Coll. de France & KITP
Causality constraints on short-distance modifications of gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/27, 11:00am Joe Polchinski
Chaos in the black hole S-matrix[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/28, 2:00pm Daniel Litim
Sussex & KITP
Asymptotic safety - from gauge theories to gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/29, 11:00am Cliff Burgess
McMaster & KITP
Self-tuning under the microscope[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/29, 2:00pm Tom Banks
Rutgers & UCSC & KITP
Unofficial lecture on holographic spacetime III[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/02, 1:30pm Daniel Litim
Sussex & KITP
Asymptotic safety, black holes and black hole thermodynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/03, 3:30pm Martin Einhorn
Dimensional transmutation as the origin of mass in renormalizable gravity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/04, 1:30pm Adam Brown
Stanford & KITP
Hot Bubbles of Nothing[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/04, 2:15pm Donald Marolf
Hot multiboundary wormholes from local bipartite holographic entanglement[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 12:30pm Sergey Sibiryakov
Semiclassical S-matrix for black holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/09, 1:30pm Daniel Harlow
(Princeton & KITP)
Donald Marolf
Suvrat Raju
(Tata Inst. & KITP)
Erik Verlinde
(UvA & KITP)
State dependence, bulk observables, black hole interiors (Discussion moderated by Ted Jacobson, Univ. of Maryland & KITP)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/10, 11:00am Alexander Maloney
McGill & KITP
String Universality and 3D Quantum Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/10, 11:45am Edgar Shaghoulian
Modular invariance and black hole entropy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/11, 1:30pm James Sully
Stanford/SLAC & KITP
Tensor Networks from Kinematic Space[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/11, 2:15pm Ben Freivogel
Quantifying the Firewall Conflict[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/12, 11:00pm Herman Verlinde
Princeton & KITP
Poking Holes in AdS/CFT: Bulk Fields from Boundary States[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

6/15-19 Focus Week: ↓ BH Information ↓
6/15, 3:30pm Juan Maldacena
Some comments on black hole interiors
6/16, 12:30pm Samir Mathur
A model with no firewall[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/16, 3:30pm Leonard Susskind
Stanford & KITP
What I Learned from AMPS[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/17, 11:00am Steve Giddings
Nonviolent unitarization: overview, questions, opportunities[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/18, 2:00pm Ted Jacobson
U. of Maryland & KITP
Firewall evasion by diffeomorphism constraints[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/19, 11:00am All Participants Group BH Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

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