Quantum Chaos and Holography (21w5008)


(University of British Columbia)

Hong Liu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Anatoli Polkovnikov (Boston University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Quantum Chaos and Holography" workshop in Banff from February 14 to February 19, 2021.

In recent years some remarkable interconnections have been found among a number of fields, previously only remotely connected, which include quantum gravity, black holes, quantum information, nuclear physics, condensed matter and atomic physics. It has been found that many-body systems from these vastly different disciplines often exhibit similar behavior, indicating that they may be governed by a set of universal, yet still unknown, underlying physical principles. A possible dynamical mechanism for such universality is chaos.

This five-day workshop will facilitate an intensive exchange of ideas between string theorists, condensed matter physicists, atomic physicists and researchers with other areas of expertise actively working on theory and applications of quantum chaos. The main goals of the workshop is both to introduce researches from different communities to key models and results and to outline unresolved problems actively investigated by these different communities. Such a meeting should allow us to consolidate new ways of quantifying many-body quantum chaos and highlight their implications for important questions of different disciplines.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).