Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, public outreach events such as talks from top scientists using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres. Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities.
Recordings of events in these areas are all available and On-Demand from this Video Library and on 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.
Accessibly by anyone with internet, Perimeter aims to share the power and wonder of science with this free library.
While it is considered to be one of the most promising hints of new physics beyond the Standard Model, dark matter is as-yet known only through its gravitational influence on astronomical and cosmological observables. I will discuss our current best evidence for dark matter's existence as well as the constraints that astrophysical probes can place on its properties, while highlighting some tantalizing anomalies that could indicate non-gravitational dark matter interactions.
We look at the interior operator reconstruction from the point of view of Petz map and study its complexity. We show that Petz maps can be written as precursors under the condition of perfect recovery. When we have the entire boundary system its complexity is related to the volume / action of the wormhole from the bulk operator to the boundary. When we only have access to part of the system, Python's lunch appears and its restricted complexity depends exponentially on the size of the subsystem one loses access to.
It is well-known that quantum groups are relevant to describe the quantum regime of 3d gravity. They encode a deformation of the gauge symmetries (Lorentz symmetries) parametrized by the value of the cosmological constant. They appear as some kind of regularization either through the quantization of the Chern-Simons formulation (Fock-Rosly formulation/combinatorial quantization, path integral quantization) or the state sum approach (Turaev-Viro model). Such deformation might be perplexing from a classical picture since the action is defined in terms of plain/undeformed gauge symmetry.
I will review the construction of Coulomb branches in 3D gauge theory for a compact Lie group G and a quaternionic representation E. In the case when E is polarized, these branches are determined by topological boundary conditions built from the gauged A-model of the two polar halves of E. No analogue of this is apparent in the absence of a polarization, nonetheless the Coulomb branch can be defined by the use of a ‘quantum’ square root of E (related to the Spin representation).
We discuss several numerical and analytical studies of the modified gravity theory Einstein dilaton Gauss-Bonnet (EdGB) gravity. This class of modified gravity theories admit scalarized black hole solutions. The theory may then provide significantly different gravitational wave signatures during binary black hole merger as compared to general relativity, so that gravitational wave observations may provide new stringent constraints on EdGB gravity.
In the 1980’s, work by Coleman and by Giddings and Strominger linked the physics of spacetime wormholes to ‘baby universes’ and an ensemble of theories. We revisit such ideas, using features associated with a negative cosmological constant and asymptotically AdS boundaries to strengthen the results, introduce a change in perspective, and connect with recent replica wormhole discussions of the Page curve. A key new feature is an emphasis on the role of null states.
There has been tremendous progress in the many layers needed to realize large-scale quantum computing, from the hardware layers to the high level software. There has also been vastly increased exploration into the potentially useful applications of quantum computers, which will drive the desire to build quantum computers and make them available to users. I will describe some of my research in quantum algorithmics and quantum compiling.
I describe a novel way to produce states associated to geodesic motion for classical particles in the bulk of AdS that arise from particular operator insertions at the boundary
at a fixed time. When extended to black hole setups, one can understand how to map back the geometric information of the geodesics back to
the properties of these operators. In particular, the presence of stable circular orbits in global AdS are analyzed. The classical Innermost Stable Circular Orbit
In this talk I revisit the canonical framework for general relativity in its connection-frame field formulation, exploiting its local holographic nature. I will show how we can understand the Gauss law, the Bianchi identity and the space diffeomorphism constraints as conservation laws for local surface charges. These charges being respectively the electric flux, the dual magnetic flux and momentum charges. Quantization of the surface charge algebra can be done in terms of Kac-Moody edge modes.