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KITP Weekly Program of Scientific Activities

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Monday, Sep 26

**12:15pm Blackboard Lunch** *Auditorium*
Joe Carlson (LANL)
*Constructing and Deconstructing Neutron Stars*
**2:00pm Symmetry, Topology, and Quantum Phases of Matter** *Auditorium*
All Participants
*Organizational Meeting*
**2:00pm Frontiers in Nuclear Physics** *Small Seminar Room*
All Participants
*Organizational Meeting*
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Tuesday, Sep 27

**10:00am Synthetic Quantum Matter** *Auditorium*
Arijeet Pal (Princeton)
*Aspects of dynamical nuclear polarization in GaAs double quantum dots*
**10:30am Frontiers in Nuclear Physics** *Small Seminar Room*
Richard Furnstahl (Ohio State)
*EFTs and DFTs : Looking for Help*
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Wednesday, Sep 28

**10:00am Synthetic Quantum Matter** *Auditorium*
Mohammad Hafezi (Univ. of Maryland)
*Out-of-equilibrium dynamics and topological edge state of photons*
**10:30am Frontiers in Nuclear Physics** *Small Seminar Room*
Thomas Papenbrock (UT Knoxville)
*From EFTs to Nuclei*
**1:30pm Symmetry, Topology, and Quantum Phases of Matter** *Auditorium*
Maissam Barkeshli (Univ. of Maryland)
*TBA*
**4:00pm Astrophysics Seminar** *Broida 3302*
Drummond Fielding (UC Berkeley)
*TBA*
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Thursday, Sep 29

**10:00am Synthetic Quantum Matter** *Auditorium*
Christiane Koch (Freie Universitat Berlin)
*Controlling open quantum systems: Tools, achievements, limitations*
**10:30am Frontiers in Nuclear Physics** *Small Seminar Room*
Brad Filippone (Caltech)
*Some Topics on Spin Gymnastics !!*
**1:30pm Symmetry, Topology, and Quantum Phases of Matter** *Auditorium*
Max Metlitski (Perimeter Inst.)
*TBA*
**2:00pm High Energy Seminar** *Small Seminar Room*
Raphael Bousso (UC Berkeley)
*Asymptotic Entropy Bounds and the Information Content of Soft Gravitons*
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Friday, Sep 30

**10:30am Frontiers in Nuclear Physics** *Small Seminar Room*
Susan Gardner (Kentucky)
*n-nbar Oscillations*
**1:30pm Symmetry, Topology, and Quantum Phases of Matter** *Auditorium*
All Participants
*Discussion*
Seminar Rooms, Auditorium, Commons Room, and Founders' Room are located on
the 1st floor of Kohn Hall. Coffee and cookies are served daily in Kohn Hall
Commons Room at 3:15 p.m. except on those Tuesdays when there is a Physics
Department Colloquium.

Indicates
a talk of general interest.