2023 Simons Collaboration on Ultra Quantum Matter Annual Meeting

Date & Time

Michael Hermele, University of Colorado, Boulder
Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University

Leon Balents, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
John McGreevy, UC San Diego
Dam Thanh Son, University of Chicago
Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University
Monika Aidelsburger, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado Boulder / NIST
Shu-Heng Shao, Stony Brook University
Mike Zaletel, UC Berkeley

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Meeting Goals:
The two overarching goals of the Simons Collaboration on Ultra Quantum Matter (UQM) are to develop the theory of highly entangled quantum matter and to work towards physical realization, particularly in synthetic matter systems. The collaboration’s 2023 annual meeting will include a mix of condensed matter, high-energy, quantum information and atomic physicists and will survey progress in constructing and understanding exotic quantum field theories of fracton phases, as well as recent developments in the theory of compressible gapless phases and other forms of UQM.

In addition, we will describe progress and prospects in realizing various forms of UQM in cold atomic systems as well as moiré materials. The interplay of entanglement and measurements, the development of nonlocal probes, and how to steer these developments towards more robust realizations of highly entangled states will be discussed. Mirroring the convergence of different communities in recent exciting developments, the meeting will bring together a wide spectrum of theoretical physicists cutting across traditional boundaries, aiming to plant the seeds for further progress.

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    9:30 AM Ashvin Vishwanath
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMShu-Heng Shao
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMDam Thanh Son
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMJohn McGreevy
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMLeon Balents


    9:30 AMAna Maria Rey
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMMonika Aidelsburger
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMMike Zaletel
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    Participation in the meeting falls into the following four categories. An individual’s participation category is communicated via their letter of invitation.

    Group A – PIs and Speakers
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses.

    Group B – Out-of-town Participants
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses.

    Group C – Local Participants
    Individuals in Group C will not receive financial support, but are encouraged to enjoy all conference-hosted meals.

    Group D – Remote Participants
    Individuals in Group D will participate in the meeting remotely. Please register at the link above and a remote participation link will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.

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    Air and Train
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Groups A and B. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

    Personal Car
    For participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, The James NoMad Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.

    Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of three nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    The James NoMad Hotel
    22 E 29th St
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 28th and 29th Streets)

    For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.

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    ALL in-person meeting attendees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 and wear a mask when not eating or drinking.

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    Individuals in Groups A & B will be reimbursed for meals not hosted by the Simons Foundation as well as local expenses, including ground transportation. Additional information in this regard will be emailed on the final day of the meeting.

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    Registration and Travel Assistance

    Ovation Travel Group
    (917) 408-8384 (24-Hours)

    Meeting Questions and Assistance
    Meghan Fazzi
    Manager, Events and Administration, MPS, Simons Foundation
    (212) 524-6080

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