Video Library

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.

 

  

 

 

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
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We discuss some algebraic quantum field theory (AQFT) ingredients that should be useful in defining a tensor network describing a Lorentzian space-time.

We look into toy models that approximate Minkowski space and show how Lorentz boosts are approximately recovered, and obtain Rindler modes that can be compared with the entanglement spectrum. 

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Tuesday Oct 16, 2018
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Dyson's Formula and Wick's Theorem

 

 

Monday Oct 15, 2018
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One can associate to any finite graph Q the skew-symmetic Kac-Moody Lie algebra g_Q. While this algebra is always infinite, unless Q is a Dynkin diagram of type ADE, g_Q shares a lot of the nice features of a semisimple Lie algebra. In particular, the cohomology of Nakajima quiver varieties associated to Q gives a geometric representations of g_Q. Encouraged by this story, one could hope to define the Yangian of g_Q, for general Q, as a subalgebra of the algebra of endomorphisms of cohomology of quiver varieties.

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Thursday Oct 11, 2018
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I discuss the canonical degrees of freedom of metric Einstein gravity on a null surface. The constraints are interpreted as conservation equations of a boundary current. Gravitational fluxes are identified, and the Hamiltonians of diffeomorphism symmetry are discussed. Special attention is given to the role of a modification of the phase space at the boundary of the null surface. Based on 1802.06135 with Laurent Freidel.

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Thursday Oct 11, 2018

Despite considerable effort, magic state distillation remains one of the leading candidates to achieve universal fault-tolerant quantum computation. However, when analyzing magic state distillation schemes, it is often assumed that gates belonging to the Clifford group can be implemented perfectly. In many current quantum technologies, two-qubit Cliffords gates are amongst the noisiest components of quantum computers. In this talk I will present a new scheme for preparing magic states with very low overhead that uses flag qubits.

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