KITP Program: Synthetic Quantum Matter
(Sep 12 - Dec 9, 2016)
Coordinators: Dima Abanin, Jason Alicea, Alexey Gorshkov, Frank Verstraete

Scientific Advisors: Immanuel Bloch, Ignacio Cirac, Matthew Fisher, Mikhail Lukin, Joel Moore, Leo Radzihovsky

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Time Speaker Title
9/13, 2:00pm All Participants Organizational meeting[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/13, 3:30pm Hans-Peter Büchler
Stuttgart Univ. & KITP
Topological states in a microscopic model of interacting fermions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/14, 11:00am Paul Fendley
Univ. of Oxford & KITP
Strong zero modes: what they are and what they're good for[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/15, 10:00am Monika Schleier-Smith
Stanford University
Scrambling or Preserving Quantum Information with Cold Atoms and Light[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/16, 10:00am Maissam Barkeshli
Microsoft Station Q, UCSB
Creating and manipulating topologically protected degeneracies through gapped boundaries[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 10:00am Jens Eisert
Freie Univ. Berlin & KITP
Synthetic quantum systems out of equilibrium (and the quest for quantum supremacy for quantum simulators)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 10:00am Siddharth Parameswaran
Quantum Critical Entanglement in Highly Excited States[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 10:00am Romain Vasseur
UC Berkeley & KITP
Symmetry constraints far from equilibrium[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 10:00am Arijeet Pal
Princeton & KITP
Aspects of dynamical nuclear polarization in GaAs double quantum dots[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/28, 10:00am Mohammad Hafezi
Univ. of Maryland & KITP
Out-of-equilibrium dynamics and topological edge state of photons[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/22 12:15pm Immanuel Bloch
Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics & KITP
Realizing Feynman's Dream of a Quantum Simulator[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Public Lecture
9/29, 10:00am Christiane Koch
Univ. Kassel & KITP
Controlling open quantum systems: Tools, achievements, limitations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/03, 11:00am All participants Introduction and discussions
10/04, 10:00am Oskar Painter
Integrated optomechanical and superconducting quantum circuits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 10:00am Mark Fischer
Weizmann Inst. & KITP
Dynamics of a Many-Body-Localized system coupled to a Markovian bath[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/10, 11:00am All All participants-Organizational meeting and discussion
10/10 12:15pm Immanuel Bloch
Controlling and Exploring Quantum Matter Using Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
10/10, 3:00pm Vincent Liu
Univ. Pittsburgh & KITP
Informal discussion: center-of-mass p+ip-wave fermion pairing[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 10:00am Ian Spielman
Univ. Maryland, NIST
Topological transition from a non-Abelian Yang monopole[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/12, 10:00am Curt von Keyserlingk
Princeton & KITP
The pi spin-glass / time crystal phase (Joint with TopoQuant16)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 10:00am Adolfo Grushin
Signatures of inhomogeneous Weyl semi-metals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 3:30pm Peter Zoller
Univ. Innsbruck
Nano-scale dark state optical potentials for cold atoms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 11:00am All All participants-Discussion
10/19, 3:30pm Jeremy Levy
Pitt & KITP
Synthesizing quantum matter using complex oxides[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/24, 11:00am All Participants Organizational Meeting
10/24, 3:15pm Wen Wei Ho
(Perimeter Inst. & KITP)
Dominic Else
Informal talk: Prethermalization in Floquet many-body systems without disorder[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 10:00am Jake Taylor
Creating and examining quantum matter with microwave photons[Refs][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 10:00am Leticia Cugliandolo
Univ P&M Curie & KITP
Effective temperatures: from glassy systems to generalized Gibbs ensembles[Refs][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 10:00am Manuel Endres
Atom-by-atom assembly of defect-free one-dimensional cold atoms arrays[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 3:30pm Peter Zoller
Model Many-body s(Univ. Innsbruck & KITP)
Darrick Chang
Informal discussion: Open quantum many-body systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/28, 11:00am All Participants Discussion
10/31 12:15pm Xie Chen
Caltech & KITP
Symmetry Protected Topological Phases[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
10/31, 11:00am All All participants-Organization meeting
11/01, 10:00am David Goldhaber-Gordon
Model Many-body systems based on quantum dots[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/02, 10:00am Matthew Fisher
Quantum Brain
11/03, 3:30pm Leticia Cugliandolo
(Univ P&M Curie & KITP)
Mark Rudner
(Niels Bohr Inst. & KITP)
Spin Glasses and Quantum Annealing[Refs][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/04, 11:00am All Participants Discussion
11/07, 11:00am All All participants-Organizational meeting
11/08, 10:00am Roger Melko
University of Waterloo & KITP
Machine learning for many body systems[Refs][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/09, 10:00am Peter Zoller
University of Innsbruck & KITP
Lattice Gauge Theories and Cold Atoms[Slides]
11/09, 3:30pm Eddie Farhi
The Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm: A Good Choice for Near Term Quantum Computers[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/11, 11:00am All All participants-Discussion
11/14-18 Conference: Designer Quantum Systems Out of Equilibrium
11/21, 11:00am Vladimir Manucharyan
University of Maryland
Towards analog quantum simulations of many-body models with a Josephson transmission line[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/22, 10:00am Ronny Thomale
Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics & KITP
High-temperature topological insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/28, 11:00am Jun Ye
Univ. of Colorado
Spin-orbit coupled fermions in an optical lattice clock[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 10:00am Jutho Haegeman
Ghent University
Continuous matrix product states and the Quantum Gross-Pitaevskii Equation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 10:00am Ady Stern
Weizmann Inst. & KITP
Pairing in Luttinger liquids and Quantum Hall state
12/01, 10:00am Sergey Frolov, Univ. of Pittsburgh & KITP Quantum simulation with Andreev dot chains: towards the Kitaev model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/05, 11:00am Zlatko Papic
Univ. Leeds & KITP
Quantum Integrability from the Entanglement Spectrum[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 10:00am Misha Lukin
Discussion on quantum dynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 10:00am Ignacio Cirac
Pedagogical review of tensor networks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 10:00am Mike Kolodrubetz
UC Berkeley & KITP
Discussion on Floquet systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 11:00am Nayana Shah
(Univ. of Cincinnati & KITP)
Consistent bosonization-debosonization: I. A resolution of the nonequilibrium transport puzzle[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 11:00am Carlos Bolech
(Univ. of Cincinnati) & KITP
Consistent bosonization-debosonization: II. The two-lead Kondo problem and the fate of its nonequilibrium Toulouse point[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 3:30pm Jinwu Ye
Univ. of Colorado & KITP
Discussion on Strongly interacting spinor bosons or fermions with spin orbit couplings[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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