Bootstrap 2019

Conference Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2019 (All day) to Friday, August 2, 2019 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
String Theory

 

Quantum field theory (QFT) is a universal language for theoretical physics, describing the Standard Model, gravity, early universe inflation, and condensed matter phenomena such as phase transitions, superconductors, and quantum Hall fluids. A triumph of 20th century physics was to understand weakly coupled QFTs: theories whose interactions can be treated as small perturbations of otherwise freely moving particles. However, weakly coupled QFTs represent a tiny island in an ocean of possibilities. They cannot capture many of the most interesting and important physical phenomena, from the strong nuclear force to high temperature superconductivity. The critical challenge for the 21st century is to understand and solve strongly coupled QFTs. Meeting this challenge will require new physical insight, new mathematics, and new computational tools. Our collaboration combines deep knowledge of novel, non-perturbative techniques with a concrete plan for attacking the problem of strong coupling. The starting point is the astonishing discovery that in numerous physical systems, there is a unique quantum field theory consistent with general principles of symmetry and quantum mechanics. By analyzing the full implications of these general principles, one can make sharp predictions for physical observables without resorting to approximations. This strategy is called the Bootstrap, the topic of this three week program.

Sponsorship for this event has been provided by the Simons Foundation.

Teleconference link for Day 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdTmjp-buxM

Teleconference link for Day 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBLtrAmj288

Teleconference link for Day 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcozdFLbOO4

Teleconference link for Day 9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_VkCijptTw

Teleconference link for Day 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4-vc5Ytw1o

  • Nima Afkhami-Jeddi, Cornell University
  • Nathan Benjamin, Princeton University
  • Dean Carmi, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Shai Chester, Weizmann institute of Science
  • Scott Collier, Harvard University
  • Lorenzo di Pietro, Perimeter Institute
  • Jean-Francois Fortin, Laval University
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Marc Gillioz, SISSA
  • Andrea Guerrieri, ICTP- SAIFR
  • Thomas Hartman, Cornell University
  • Luca Iliesiu, Princeton University
  • Denis Karteev, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Zohar Komargodski, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Petr Kravchuk, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Martin Kruczenski, Purdue University
  • Walter Landry, California Institute of Technology
  • Alexander Maloney, McGill University
  • Marco Meineri, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Carlo Meneghelli, University of Oxford
  • Volker Schomerus, DESY Hamburg
  • Shu-Heng Shao, Institute for Advanced Study
  • David Simmons-Duffin, California Institute of Technology
  • Andy Stergiou, Los Alamos National Lab
  • Ning Su, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Alexander Zamolodchikov, Rutgers University
  • Alexander Zhiboedov, CERN

Click here to see the arrival and departure dates of all participants

  • Nima Afkhami-Jeddi, Cornell University
  • Nathan Agmon, Harvard University
  • Soner Albayrak, Yale University
  • Nikhil Anand, Johns Hopkins University
  • Antonio Antunes, University of Porto
  • Bruno Balthazar, Harvard University
  • Connor Behan, Stony Brook University
  • Nathan Benjamin, Princeton University
  • Carlos Bercini, ICTP- SAIFR
  • Diego Berdeja-Suarez, University of Oxford
  • Ryan Bilotta, Cornell University
  • Damon Binder, Princeton University
  • Joao Caetano, Stony Brook University
  • Dean Carmi, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Simon Caron-Huot, McGill University
  • Hongbin Chen, Johns Hopkins University
  • Shai ChesterWeizmann institute of Science
  • Minjae Cho, Harvard University
  • Chang-Ha Choi, Stony Brook University
  • Cameron Cogburn, Boston University
  • Scott Collier, Harvard University
  • Miguel CorrelaÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Gabriel Cuomo, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Parijat Dey, Uppsala University
  • Lorenzo Di Pietro, Perimeter Institute
  • Rajeev Eramilli, Yale University
  • Liam Fitzpatrick, Boston University
  • Jean-Francois Fortin, Laval University
  • Barak Gabai, Harvard University
  • Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
  • Marc Gillioz, SISSA
  • Bruno Gimenez Umbert, Perimeter Institute
  • Vasco Goncalves, ICTP- SAIFR
  • Andrea Guerrieri, ICTP- SAIFR
  • Alfredo Guevara, Perimeter Institute
  • Tobias Hansen, Uppsala University
  • Thomas Hartman, Cornell University
  • Yifei He, Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Aditya Hebbar, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Simeon Hellerman, Kavli Institute
  • Johan Henriksson, University of Oxford
  • Matthijs Hogervorst, Perimeter Institute
  • Alexandre Homrich, ICTP- SAIFR
  • Kuo-Wei Huang, Boston University
  • Luca Illesiu, Princeton University
  • Mikhail Isachenkov, Institute des hautes etudes scientifiques
  • Yikun Jiang, Cornell University
  • Denis Karateev, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Apratim Kaviraj, École Normale Supérieure
  • Zuhair Khandker, University of Illionis at Urbana-Champaign
  • Zohar Komargodski, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Shota Komatsu, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Petr Kravchuk, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Martin Kruczenski, Purdue University
  • Sandipan Kundu, Johns Hopkins University
  • Surya Kiran Kunumilli, Texas A&M University
  • Shailesh Lal, University of Porto
  • Walter Landry, California Institute of Technology
  • Edoardo Lauria, Durham University
  • Madalena Lemos, CERN
  • Daliang Li, Harvard University
  • Wenliang Li, OIST
  • Zhijin Li, University of Porto
  • Pedro Liendo, DESY
  • Ying Lin, California Institute of Technology
  • Uriel Luviano, SISSA
  • Raghu Mahajan, Princeton University
  • Alexander Maloney, McGill University
  • Andrea Manenti, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Dalimil Mazac, Stony Brook University
  • Marcco Meineri, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • David Meltzer, California Institute of Technology
  • Carlo Meneghelli, University of Oxford
  • Colin Nancarrow, Boston University
  • Miguel Paulos, École Normale Supérieure
  • Wolfger Peelaers, University of Oxford
  • Joao Penedones, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Andrzej Pokraka, McGill University
  • David Poland, Yale University
  • Dmitry Ponomarev, Texas A&M University
  • Silviu Pufu, Princeton University
  • Leonardo Rastelli, Stony Brook University
  • Marten Reehorst, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Victor Rodriguez, Harvard University
  • Junchen Rong, Hanyang University
  • Konstantinos Roumpedakis, Stony Brook University
  • Slava Rychkov, École Normale Supérieure
  • Joshua Sandor, McGill University
  • Aaditya Sargarkar, University of Porto
  • Sourav Sarkar, University of Porto
  • Volker Schomerus, DESY
  • Marco Serone, SISSA
  • Edgar Shaghoulian, Cornell University
  • Shu-Heng Shao, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Utkarsh Sharma, Johns Hopkins University
  • Adar Sharon, Stony Brook University
  • Joao Silva, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • David Simmons-Duffin, California Institute of Technology
  • Alexander Söderberg, Uppsala University
  • Andreas Stergiou,Los Alamos National Lab 
  • Ning Su, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Emilio Trevisani, École Normale Supérieure
  • Anh-Khoi Trinh, McGill University
  • Balt van Rees, Durham University
  • Kamran Vaziri, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Pedro Vieira, Perimeter Institute
  • Matthew Walters, CERN
  • Yifan Wang, Princeton University
  • Yuan Xin, Boston University
  • Xi Yin, Harvard University
  • Alexander Zamolodchikov, Rutgers University
  • Bernardo Zan, École Normale Supérieure
  • Zarah Zarahee, McGill University
  • Xiang Zhao, Durham University
  • Alexander Zhiboedov, CERN
  • Xinan Zhou, Princeton University

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Time

Event

Location

9:30 – 9:55am

Registration

Reception

9:55 – 10:00am

Pedro Viera, Perimeter Institute
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Theater

10:00 – 11:00am

Lorenzo di Pietro, Perimeter Institute
Talk 1

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Volker Schomerus, DESY Hamburg
Talk 2

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time

Event

Location

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Marc Gillioz, SISSA
CFT amplitudes

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Alexander Zhiboedov, CERN
Talk 5

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Andy Stergiou, Los Alamos National Lab
Talk 6

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Nima Afkhami-Jeddi, Cornell University
Fast Conformal Bootstrap and Constraints on 3d Gravity

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Scott Collier, Harvard University
Talk 8

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Andrea Guerrieri, ICTP- SAIFR
TFlux Tube S-matrix Bootstrap

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Shai Chester, Weizmann institute of Science
Precision Islands for ABJM theory from Mixed Correlator Bootstrap

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Dean Carmi, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Talk 11

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Zohar Komargodski, Weizmann Institute of Science
Talk 12

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Carlo Meneghelli, University of Oxford
Talk 13

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Denis Karteev, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Talk 14

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Martin Kruczenski, Purdue University
Talk 15

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Alexander Zamolodchikov, Rutgers University
Talk 16

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Thomas Hartman, Cornell University
Talk 17

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Jean-Francois Fortin, Laval University
Talk 18

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Davide Gaiotto, Perimeter Institute
Talk 19

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Ning Su, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Talk 20

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Walter Landry, California Institute of Technology &
David Simmons-Duffin, California Institute of Technology
Talk 21

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Alexander Maloney, McGill University
Talk 22

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Marco Meineri, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Talk 23

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Petr Kravchuk, Institute for Advanced Study
Talk 24

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Nathan Benjamin, Princeton University
Talk 25

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Shu-Heng Shao, Institute for Advanced Study
Talk 26

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Luca Iliesiu, Princeton University
Talk 27

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Speaker 28, TBA
Talk 28

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

Friday, August 2, 2019

Time

Event

Location

10:00 – 11:00am

Speaker 29, TBA
Talk 29

Theater

11:00 – 11:30am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:30 – 12:30pm

Speaker 30, TBA
Talk 30

Theater

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 1st Floor

2:00 onwards

Networking and Collaboration

 

 

 

Perimeter Institute is located approximately 115 kilometers from Toronto, Ontario. If you need transportation while attending the summer school, we suggest you book your flight to arrive at Toronto International Airport (YYZ).

A special rate has been negotiated with Airways Transit and information may be found below.

Airport Shuttle Service

Airways Transit connects Toronto Pearson airport (YYZ) with the Kitchener-Waterloo area providing 24/7 shared ride door to door service. Travel time between Toronto airport and Waterloo is approximately 1¼ hours. We have obtained a reduced single passenger fare of $89.00 one way, tax included for Toronto airport transfers. Advance reservations are required, and travel dates must correspond to conference dates to qualify.

Book online at https://www.airwaystransit.com

Enter booking code: BOOTSTRAP2019 (enter exactly as shown).

By phone 24 hours: +1 519 886 2121, remember to mention that you are a Bootstrap 2019 delegate.

Travel Documents and Visas

Participants need to ensure that they have the proper travel documents and visas to enter Canada. Click here for full details regarding visas, customs, tax refunds and travel.

 

Please reserve your accommodations soon.  A limited number of rooms have been reserved for Bootstrap 2019 participants at Wilfrid Laurier University.

This apartment style air-conditioned residence is a short walk from Perimeter Institute. Each apartment contains four private bedrooms (with single beds), two washrooms, a kitchen (with fridge and stove only) and a living room. The rate is $43.00/night/room, plus 13% HST.

Reservations can be made online at https://accommodations.laurierconferences.ca/Default.asp? Please indicate “Bootstrap” under purpose of visit and select “Apartment Style Residence – 4 bedrooms” under residence preference.

If you have any questions, please email conferences@wlu.ca or call 519-884-0710, x3958

Scientific Organizers:

  • Simon Caron-Huot, McGill University
  • Leonardo Rastelli, Stony Brook University
  • Slava Rychkov, École Normale Supérieure
  • Pedro Vieira, Perimeter Institute

Scientific Committee:

  • Christopher Beem, University of Oxford
  • Miguel Costa, University of Porto
  • Liam Fitzpatrick, Boston University
  • Thomas Hartman, Cornell University
  • Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University
  • Ami Katz, Boston University
  • Zohar Komargodski, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Joao Penedones, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • David Poland, Yale University
  • Silviu Pufu, Princeton University
  • David Simmons-Duffin, California Institute of Technology
  • Balt van Rees, Durham University
  • Xi Yin, Harvard University