# Event Category: Special Seminars

## Bay Area Particle Theory Seminar (http://bapts.lbl.gov/)

## Bay Area Particle Theory Seminar (http://bapts.lbl.gov/)

## Bay Area Particle Theory Seminar (http://bapts.lbl.gov)

## Bay Area Particle Theory Seminar

See: http://bapts.lbl.gov/

## Thomas Dumitrescu (Harvard) “What is Quantum Field Theory? – New Tools for Exploring Strong Coupling and Beyond” SPECIAL LOCATION: 50 Birge

Abstract: Quantum field theory is a unified language that successfully describes many diverse phenomena in different areas of physics. Nevertheless many interesting theories that arise in nature remain poorly understood, in part because there are no general tools for analyzing them in the strong coupling regime. In this talk I will review some recent progress in developing such tools, focusing … Read More

## Jesse Thaler (MIT), “Casimir meets Poisson”

Quark/gluon discrimination is a key goal in jet substructure, with numerous potential applications in LHC searches for physics beyond the standard model. In order to make quark/gluon tagging a more robust tool, one wants first-principles QCD calculations to predict the degree of quark/gluon separation. To date, the best performing methods are based on Poisson-like counting observables which are not calculable … Read More

## Beni Yoshida (Perimeter) “Fault-tolerant quantum computation meets symmetry-protected topological phases” SPECIAL LOCATION: 1 Le Conte Hall

Abstract: The goal of fault-tolerant quantum computation is to operate a large-scale quantum computer reliably by encoding the quantum computerâ€™s state in the blocks of quantum error-correcting code. As such, finding and classifying fault-tolerantly implementable logical gates in a quantum error-correcting code has been a long-standing important problem in quantum information science. In this talk, I will argue that a … Read More

## Jared Kaplan (Johns Hopkins) “Quantum Gravity from the Bottom-Up” SPECIAL LOCATION: 50 Birge

Abstract: I will describe several different ways of thinking about the AdS/CFT correspondence. In particular I’ll discuss how locality in d+1 spacetime dimensions can arise from a d-dimensional theory. I will also highlight major open problems, including the black hole information paradox, and strategies that may lead to its resolution.

## Bay Area Particle Theory Seminar

See: http://bapts.lbl.gov/