Station Q
Station Q

Freedman Symposium

LOCATION: KITP Main Seminar Room 1003, UCSB Campus

Friday, April 15, 2011

8:00 Shuttle to UCSB - KITP

Morning Session. Chair: Bert Halperin

9:15 Henry Yang
Chancellor UCSB
Opening Comments[Podcast]
9:20 Chetan Nayak Nematic Quantized Hall States[Slides][Podcast]
9:50 Kirill Shtengel Quantum loops and topological order[Slides][Podcast]
10:20 Coffee Break
11:00 Steve Simon Some Phase Transitions Between Topological Phases[Slides][Podcast]
11:30 Steve Kivelson Phases of the Infinite U Hubbard Model[Slides][Podcast]
12:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session. Chair: Parsa Bonderson

2:30 Matt Hastings Quantum Belief Propagation[Podcast]
3:00 John Preskill Topology and quantum error correction[Slides][Podcast]
3:30 Coffee Break
4:15 Eddie Farhi Quantum Money from Knots[Slides][Podcast]
4:45 Xiao-Gang Wen Topological order and long range entanglements[Slides][Podcast]
6:15 Reception followed by Dinner at Faculty Club
8:30 Shuttle Buses to Pacifica Suites (every 30 minutes)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

8:00 Shuttle to UCSB - KITP

Morning Session. Chair: Nick Read

9:15 Sankar Das Sarma Majorana Returns![Slides][Podcast]
9:45 Matthew Fisher Non-Fermi liquid phases for itinerant electrons[Slides][Podcast]
10:15 Coffee Break
11:00 Dan Freed Remarks on topological field theory[Slides][Podcast]
11:30 Greg Moore Modular tensor categories from six dimensional field theories[Slides][Podcast]
12:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session. Chair: Daniel Gottesman

2:30 Peter Shor Quantum computing and the Jones polynomial[Podcast]
3:00 John Manferdelli Quantum Computing and Cryptography[Slides][Podcast]
3:30 Coffee Break
4:15 Laci Lovacs Characterizing homomorphism functions and the limit theory of graphs[Slides][Podcast]
4:45 Scott Aaronson Quantum Computing with Noninteracting Bosons[Slides][Podcast]
5:15 Charlie Kane Topological Insulators and Majorana Fermions[Slides][Podcast]
6:15 Shuttle to Pacifica Suites

Sunday, April 17, 2011

8:00 Shuttle to UCSB - KITP

Morning Session. Chair: Charlie Marcus

9:15 Xiaoliang Qi Theory of interacting topological superfluids[Slides][Podcast]
9:45 Andreas Ludwig Classification of Topological Insulators and Superconductors, Responses and Quantum Anomalies[Slides][Podcast]
10:15 Coffee Break
11:00 Alexei Kitaev Toward a topological classification of quantum states with short-range entanglement[Podcast]
11:30 Mike Freedman
Charlie Marcus
Closing Remarks[Slides][Podcast]