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Convergence Talks

All Convergence lectures are archived here for future playback, as well as on the Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA). 

PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org.

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Monday Jun 22, 2015
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Some of the most violent events in the Universe are accompanied by spectacular warpages of space-time that travel to us in the form of gravitational waves. Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity over a century ago, but scientists have not yet detected them directly. Learn about how we search for these tiny space-time ripples and decode the unique information they carry about mysterious events in space as far back in time as the first moments after the Big Bang.

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Monday Jun 22, 2015
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A new quantum age is dawning in which humans will be able to build and control scalable quantum systems with amazing properties and applications. Aside from enabling revolutionary future technologies, quantum information science is providing powerful new tools for attacking deep problems in fundamental physical science. In particular, the recent convergence of quantum information and quantum gravity is sparking exciting progress on some old and very hard questions.

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Monday Jun 22, 2015
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Determining causal relationships is central to scientific understanding. Knowledge of such relations permit us not only to predict how a system will behave naturally, but also how it would behave under different hypothetical circumstances, including those where we exert control over some component. In the context of quantum theory, the problem of figuring out what causes what is particularly vexing.

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Monday Jun 22, 2015
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I will discuss explorations of fundamental physics via the LHC, as well as smaller experiments which will play a leading role in the future.

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Monday Jun 22, 2015
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I will discuss the state of particle physics today and emphasize the implications of the discovered H-boson in high energy physics and cosmology and the connections with the future discovery and precision machines and observatories world-wide.

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