## INTERNATIONAL LOOP QUANTUM GRAVITY

**Chair: Wolfgang Wieland, Sebastian Steinhaus**

The International Loop Quantum Gravity Seminar series is held via teleconference among the main international research groups in loop quantum gravity. Slides are distributed in advance of the discussion and audio is posted after the seminar on the ILQG website.

Talks occur on Tuesdays at 10:00 am.

## COSMOLOGY & GRAVITATION

**Chair: Kendrick Smith**

This series consists of talks in the areas of Cosmology, Gravitation, and Particle Physics.

Talks occur on Tuesdays at 11:00 am.

## PARTICLE PHYSICS

**Chair: Davide Racco**

This series consists of talks in the areas of Particle Physics, High Energy Physics, and Quantum Field Theory.

Talks occur on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.

## QUANTUM FIELDS AND STRING SEMINARS

**Chairs: Ziqi Yan, Matthijs Hogervorst**

This series consists of talks in the area of Quantum Fields and String Theory.

Talks occur on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm.

## QUANTUM FOUNDATIONS

**Chairs: Lucien Hardy, John Selby**

This series consists of talks in the area of Quantum Foundations.

Talks occur on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm.

## CONDENSED MATTER

**Chairs: Yin-Chen He, Guifre Vidal**

This series consists of talks in the area of Condensed Matter.

Talks occur on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm.

## COLLOQUIUM

**Chair: Rob Spekkens, Davide Gaiotto**

This series covers a broad range of scientific topics, including all areas of research at Perimeter Institute, as well as those outside of Perimeter's core disciplines.

Talks occur on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm.

## QUANTUM INFORMATION

**Chair: Daniel Gottesman**

This series consists of talks in the area of Quantum Information.

Talks occur on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm.

## PERIMETER INSTITUTE QUANTUM DISCUSSIONS

**Chair: Aleksander Kubica**

This series consists of weekly discussion sessions on Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information. The sessions start with an informal exposition of an interesting topic, research result or important question in the field. Everyone is strongly encouraged to participate with questions and comments.

Talks occur on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm.

## STRONG GRAVITY

**Chair: William East, Huan Yang**

This series consists of talks in areas of strong gravity, where gravity is the main driver behind interesting or peculiar phenomena, from astrophysics to gravity in higher dimensions.

Talks occur on Thursdays at 1:00 pm.

## QUANTUM GRAVITY

**Chair: Sebastian Steinhaus**

This series consists of talks in the area of Quantum Gravity.

Talks occur on Thursdays at 2:30 pm.

**MATHEMATICAL SERIES**

**Chairs: Theo Johnson-Freyd, Alex Weekes**

This series consists of talks in the area of Mathematical Physics.

Talks occur on Thursdays at 1:30 pm. .

## Machine Learning Initiative

**Chair: Roger Melko**

The adoption of machine learning (ML) into theoretical physics comes on the heels of an explosion of industry progress that started in 2012. Since that time, computer scientists have demonstrated that learning algorithms - those designed to respond and adapt to new data - provide an exceptionally powerful platform for tackling many difficult tasks in image recognition, natural language comprehension, game play and more. This new breed of ML algorithm has now conquered benchmarks previously thought to be decades away due to their high mathematical complexity. In the last several years, researchers at Perimeter have begun to examine machine learning algorithms for application to a new set of problems, including condensed matter, quantum information, numerical relativity, quantum gravity and astrophysics.