Low Energy Challenges for High Energy Physicists

Conference Date: 
Monday, May 26, 2014 (All day) to Friday, May 30, 2014 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Condensed Matter

 

Throughout the history of quantum field theory, there has been a rich cross-pollenation coming from the interaction between high-energy and condensed matter theory. Beginning with Dirac's positron and including such triumphs as spontaneous symmetry breaking and renormalization, this cross-talk has been instrumental in shaping our understanding of the universe. We propose to reinvigorate this fruitful collaboration by bringing together high-energy and condensed matter physicists. Scientists wtih a high-energy background have often attracted to condensed matter systems because, simply put, they are so much richer. Rather than having a single Lagrangian which describes all elementary particles and fundamental interactions we observe at colliders, the myriad of possible phases of condesed matter systems allow for a whole host of different and unusual (from a high-energy perspective) behaviour. Many high-energy physicists have recently expanded their horizons in this direction, but often at the cost of working in relative isolation. We believe that bringing together these like-minded individuals in the presence of leading condensed matter theorists will unite, focus and inspire this new community to try and tackle some of the most interesting problems in modern physics. 

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Vadim Cheianov, Lancaster University
J.C. Seamus Davis, Cornell University
Russell Donnelly, University of Oregon
Sean Hartnoll, Stanford University
William Irvine, University of Chicago
Shamit Kachru, Stanford University
Zohar Komargodski, Weizmann Institute
Andre LeClair, Cornell University
John McGreevy, University of California, San Diego
Hitoshi Murayama, University of California, Berkeley
Frederico Piazza, University of Paris
Ira Rothstein, Carnegie Mellon University
Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
Sergey Sibiryakov, INR Moscow
Dan Thanh Son, University of Chicago
Brian Swingle, Harvard University

  • Vadim Cheianov, Lancaster University
  • J.C. Seamus Davis, Cornell University
  • Claudia de Rham, Case Western University
  • Russell Donnelly, University of Oregon
  • Astrid Eichhorn, Perimeter Institute
  • Solomon Endlich, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • Sean Hartnoll, Stanford University
  • Kurt Hinterbichler, Perimeter Institute
  • William Irvine, University of Chicago
  • Austin Joyce, University of Chicago
  • Shamit Kachru, Stanford University
  • Jared Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University
  • Zohar Komargodski, Weizmann Institute
  • Andre LeClair, Cornell University
  • John McGreevy, University of California, San Diego
  • Hitoshi Murayama, University of California, Berkeley
  • Alberto Nicolis, Columbia University
  • Riccardo Penco, Columbia University
  • Frederico Piazza, University of Paris
  • Raquel H. Ribeiro, Case Western University
  • Rachel Rosen, Columbia University
  • Ira Rothstein, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
  • Sergey Sibiryakov, INR Moscow
  • Dan Thanh Son, University of Chicago
  • Brian Swingle, Harvard University

Details coming soon. 

Keynote Speakers: Ground transportation arrangements will be made on your behalf and instructions sent prior to your arrival. If you need transportation while attending the conference, we offer suggestions below. If flying, we suggest that you book your flight to arrive at Toronto International Airport (YYZ) or the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).


Boulevard Limousine (estimated travel time 1hr) The fare for Boulevard Limousine for one passenger is $118.00 to the Toronto Airport.  The fare for one passenger from the Toronto Airport to Waterloo is $133.00.  To make reservations, please visit their website or call 519-886-8090.


Airways Transit (estimated travel time 1hr) Airways Transit connects Toronto (Pearson), Hamilton (Munro), and Region of Waterloo International Airports with the Kitchener-Waterloo area by providing 24 hour shared ride door-to-door service. To make reservations please visit their website or call 519-886-2121.


0001 Toronto Cabs (estimated travel time 1hr)  Approximately $90.00 rate for one-way: Toronto International Airport to Waterloo. Call 416-809-5656. Waterloo Taxi (estimated travel time 1hr)  Fixed $76.50 rate for one-way: Waterloo to Toronto International Airport. Call 519-886-1200.  Note: One or more passengers can split this $90.00 flat rate.


Car Rentals Upon arrival in any of the terminals at Pearson International Airport there are a number of car rental agencies to choose from. Their booths are located on the arrivals level. The cost of a car rental is dependent upon the type of vehicle you would like and the length of the stay. Driving Directions 

  • From the airport, follow signs for Highway 427 South/Highway 401.  
  • Continue to follow signs for Highway 401 West - London.  
  • Proceed West on Highway 401.  
  • Exit Highway 401 at Highway 8 West.  
  • Take exit 278 (Highway 8 West) and follow 8 West for 5 km to Highway 85, towards Highway 7 East. 
  • Proceed on Highway 85 for 5 km to Bridgeport Road exit. Turn right at the off-ramp, traveling west.  
  • Follow Bridgeport Road for 2 km into downtown Waterloo.  
  • Bridgeport is a four-lane one-way road. It becomes Caroline Street at Albert Street. Continue straight ahead.  
  • Travel forward another 200 metres, but ease over into the right-hand lane. As you go down a hill and around a curve, look for the green Perimeter Institute sign on the right hand side. The parking lot entrance is just after the sign (past the historic grist mill that sits on the edge of Silver Lake).  
  • Turn right into the PI parking lot entrance.

*Keynote Speakers: Accommodation arrangements will be made on your behalf and instructions sent prior to your arrival. If you need accommodations while attending the conference, we offer suggestions for lodging below.


Waterloo Hotel 2 King Street North Waterloo, ON N2J 2W7 Phone: 519-885-2626 Distance from PI: 400 m


Waterloo Inn 475 King Street North Waterloo, ON N2J 2Z5 Reservation line: 1-800-361-4708 Reservation e-mail: reserve@waterlooinn.com Distance from PI: 3 km


Walper Terrace Hotel 1 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A1 Phone: 519-745-4321 Distance from PI: 4 km


Courtyard by Marriott 50 Benjamin Road East St. Jacobs, ON N2V 2J9 Phone: 519-884-9295 Distance from PI: 5.6 km

 

 

Scientific Organizers:

Solomon Endlich, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Walter Goldberger, Yale University
Kurt Hinterbichler, Perimeter Institute
Alberto Nicolis, Columbia University
Riccardo Penco, Columbia University
Ricardo Rattazzi, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne