Liquid crystal elastomers are rubbery solids with liquid crystal mesogens incorporated into their polymer chains. These solids combine the entropic elasticity of rubber with the orientational phase transitions of liquid crystals. The deformation and orientational order are coupled, giving rise to a rich variety of phenomena…

Abstract: A stochastic gravitational wave background (SGWB) is expected to be generated from a population of unresolved sources and potentially from early Universe processes. In the nHz band, supermassive black hole binaries generate a SGWB, and there have been hints that a detection of the SGWB by pulsar timing arrays (PTAs) may be on the…

To understand computation in the brain, one needs to understand the input-output relationships for neural circuits and the anatomical and functional properties of individual neurons therein. Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of recording the activity of…

"We will start discussing a new method of how to prove exponential decay for the solutions of the wave equation on a Schwarzschild de Sitter black hole spacetime by exploiting a novel "relatively non-degenerate" estimate. This estimate does not degenerate at trapping. The main ingredient in proving this estimate is to commute with a novel…

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Abstract: The fermion sign problem tends to stymie exploration of

highly entangled phases of fermions, such as those relevant for heavy

fermion quantum criticality. In this talk, I will present recent

progress in simulating Fermi and non-Fermi liquids in the context of

Kondo lattice systems. One of the new ideas is…

Monday, December 5, 2022 - Princeton University

Workshop on Spacetime and Quantum InformationTuesday & Wednesday, December 6-7, 2022 - Institute for Advanced Study

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In massless QED, we find that the classical U(1) axial symmetry is not completely broken by the Adler-Bell-Jackiw anomaly. Rather, it is resurrected as a generalized global symmetry labeled by the rational numbers. Intuitively, this new global symmetry in QED is a composition of the naive axial rotation and a fractional quantum Hall state…

The use of different perspectives on a problem is a very powerful principle in statistical physics, and has been especially important in mathematical physics. I will illustrate this theme with old and recent applications. These include the interpretation of QFTs at imaginary time as statistical fields, the relation of statistical fields to…

The formation and evolution of structures in the Universe is expected to be affected by the nature and properties of dark matter. For this reason, we can made use of cosmological and astrophysical observations to learn about dark matter. Unfortunately, there are multiple intrinsic complications associated to the search of those signatures: 1)…

Abstract: We propose an externally imposed superlattice potential as a platform for manipulating topological phases, which has both advantages and disadvantages compared to a moire superlattice. In the first example, we apply the superlattice potential to the 2D surface of a 3D topological insulator. The superlattice potential creates tunable…

I will first motivate the benefits on taking the algebraic approach to understand AdS/CFT and how an algebra of local operators of QFT has knowledge of a spacetime region. Utilizing both operator algebras and quantum information theory, I will explain a new framework for understanding nonperturbative gravitational aspects of bulk reconstruction…

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