Low Energy Challenges for High Energy Physicists 3

Conference Date: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, June 21, 2018 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Condensed Matter

 

Throughout the history of quantum field theory there has been a rich cross-pollination between high energy and condensed matter physics. From the theory of renormalization to the consequences of spontaneous symmetry breaking, this interaction has been an incredibly fruitful one.

In the last decade there has been a strong resurgence of interest in condensed matter systems in the high energy theoretical physics community. Taking advantage of developments in conformal field theories, the conformal bootstrap, gauge/gravity and other type of dualities, as well as effective field theory techniques, high energy theorists with all kinds of specialist backgrounds are thinking about the diverse behavior exhibited in low energy physical systems.

Recent developments also employed quantum field theory ideas to improve our understanding of condensed and quantum matter systems as, for example, Femi liquids, strange metals or the behavior of topological defects in ultra cold atom gases. For certain questions, such approaches present relevant advantages with respect to more traditional techniques.

Moreover, in recent years the interplay between high energy and condensed matter physics found new fuel in the search for light dark matter. Indeed, theoretical analyses have recently shifted the attention towards model for sub-GeV dark matter. The condensed matter community has played a crucial role in the design of possible new materials and detectors that could allow the observation of such particles.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together like-minded high energy theorists with appropriate condensed matter theorists and experimentalists, to tackle some of the most interesting problems in modern physics. The format has been designed to allow for plenty of time for open discussion and interaction between the participants. This will reinvigorate existing collaborations as well as create new, fruitful ones.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Funding for this workshop has been provided by:

  • Lasma Albera, International Centre for Theoretical Physics
  • Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
  • Jonathan Braden, London's Global University
  • Luca Delacretaz, Stanford University
  • Snir Gazit, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jiazhong Hu, University of Chicago
  • Sung-Sik Lee, Perimeter Institute & McMaster University
  • Julian Leonard, Harvard University
  • John McGreevy, University of California, San Diego
  • Joao Penedones, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Philip Phillips, University of Illinois
  • Antonello Polosa, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Philipp Preiss, Heidelberg University
  • Leo Radzihovsky, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Matthew Roberts, Imperial College London
  • Wolfgang Simeth, Technical University Munich
  • Alex Sushkov, Boston University
  • Vladimir Calvera, Perimeter Institute
  • Lorenzo Di Pietro, Perimeter Insitute
  • Kfir Dolev, Perimeter Institute
  • Matthijs Hogervorst, Perimeter Institute
  • Jiazhong Hu, University of Chicago
  • Rafael Krichevsky, Columbia University
  • Michael Landry, Columbia University
  • Volodya Miransky, Western University
  • Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
  • Andres Schlief Carvajal, Perimeter Institute & McMaster University
  • Pavlo Sukhachov, Western University

Monday, June 18th 2018

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 9:30am

Registration

Reception

9:30 - 10:30am

Sung-Sik Lee, Perimeter Institute & McMaster University
Emergent Gravity From Relatively Local Hamiltonians 

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

John McGreevy, University of California, San Diego
Strange Metals From Local Quantum Chaos

Bob Room

12:00 – 1:30pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

1:30 – 2:30pm

Jiazhong Hu, University of Chicago
Bose Fireworks

Bob Room

2:30 – 3:00pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:00 – 4:00pm

Julian Leonard, Harvard University
Quantum Crystals of Matter and Light

Bob Room

4:00 – 4:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

4:30 – 5:30pm

Lasma Alberte, International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Holographic Solids: Transverse Phonons and Elastic Response

Bob Room

Tuesday, June 19th 2018

Time

Event

Location

9:30 - 10:30am

Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
Particle physics beyond colliders

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Alex Sushkov, Boston University
Cosmic Axion Spin Precession Experiment (CASPEr):
Using the Tools of Quantum and Condensed Matter Physics to Search for Axion-Like Dark Matter

Bob Room

12:00 – 1:30pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

1:30 – 2:30pm

Antonello Polosa, Sapienza University of Rome

Directional Light Dark Matter Detection 

Bob Room

2:30 – 3:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:30 – 5:00pm

Snir Gazit, Univeristy of California, Berkeley
Confinement Transition of Ising Gauge Theories Coupled to Gapless Fermions

Bob Room

5:30 - 8:00pm

Banquet

Bistro – 2nd Floor

Wednesday, June 20th 2018

Time

Event

Location

9:30 - 10:30am

Leo Radzihovsky, University of Colorado Boulder
Fracton-Elasticity Duality

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 12:00pm

Philip Phillips, University of Illinois
Anomalous Dimensions for Conserved Currents from Holographic Dilatonic Models to Superconductivity

Bob Room

12:00 – 1:30pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd
Floor

1:30 – 2:30pm

Matthew Roberts, Imperial College London
Geometric Aspects of Condensed Matter Systems

Bob Room

2:30 – 3:00pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:00 – 4:00pm

Joao Penedones, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Bootstrapping Scattering Amplitudes

Bob Room

4:00 – 4:30pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

4:30 – 5:30pm

Luca Delacretaz, Stanford University
Bounds on Thermalization and Viscosity from the Average Null Energy Condition

Wolfgang Simeth, Technical University of Munich
Magnetic States with non-trivial Topology

Bob Room

Thursday, June 21st 2018

Time

Event

Location

9:30 - 10:30am

Jonathan Braden, London’s Global University
Relativistic False Vacuum Decay in Analogue Cold Atom Systems

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00-12:00pm

Philipp Preiss, Heidelberg University
Quantum scale anomaly in a two-dimensional Fermi gas

Bob Room

12:00 – 1:30pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
Speaker(s): 
 

 

Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
Speaker(s): 

It is well known that the dimension of conserved currents is determined
simply from dimensional analysis. However, a recent proposal is that what
is strange about the conserved currents in the strange metal in the
cuprate superconductors is that they carry anomalous dimensions. The
basic model invoked to exhibit such behaviour is a holographic dilatonic
one in which the field strength couples to the radial coordinate. I will
show that the anomalous dimension in such cases arises from a fractional

 

 

Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
Speaker(s): 

I will discuss recent discovery that elasticity theory of a two-dimensional crystal is dual to a fracton tensor gauge theory, providing a concrete manifestation of the fracton phenomenon in an ordinary solid. The topological defects of elasticity theory map onto charges of the tensor gauge theory, with disclinations and dislocations corresponding to fractons and dipoles, respectively. The transverse and longitudinal phonons of crystals map onto the two gapless gauge modes of the gauge theory. The restricted dynamics of fractons matches with constraints on the mobility of lattice defects.

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Scientific Organizers:

  • Angelo Esposito, Columbia University
  • Timothy Hsieh, Perimeter Institute
  • Alberto Nicolis, Columbia University
  • Riccardo Penco, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sebastian Will, Columbia University