Making Quantum Gravity Computable

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Conference Date: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 23, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Quantum Gravity

 

Quantum gravity research provides us with fascinating models for space-time at the smallest scales.  However, a bottleneck common to many approaches is the extraction of the large-scale dynamics for these models.  This will not only provide a crucial consistency test but also be essential for making sought-after predictions for future experiments.  Numeric tools will be inescapable for this task.  This school will therefore provide an introduction to these numerical tools and their applications to a broad array of quantum gravity approaches.  The school is aimed at junior researchers (PhD students/postdocs) with a quantum gravity background or interested in applying numerical tools to quantum gravity.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Monte Carlo methods
  • Monte Carlo methods in Dynamical Triangulations
  • Introduction to Tensor Networks methods
  • Coarse graining of Spin Foams
  • Numerical tools in the Asymptotic Safety approach
  • Numerical tools for Loop Quantum Cosmology

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  • Benjamin Bahr, University of Hamburg
  • Gerard Barkema, Utrecht University
  • Timothy Budd, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA 
  • Clement Delcamp, Perimeter Institute
  • Lisa Glaser, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Masanori Hanada, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Frank Saueressig, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Erik Schnetter, Perimeter Institute
  • Parampreet Singh, Louisiana State University
  • Sebastian Steinhaus, University of Hamburg
  • Sumati Surya, Raman Research Institute
  • Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
  • Masooma Ali, University of New Brunswick
  • Fabio Anza, University of Oxford
  • Seth Kurankyi Asante, Perimeter Institute
  • Benjamin Bahr, University of Hamburg
  • Gerard Barkema, Utrecht University
  • Joren Brunekreef, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Timothy Budd, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA 
  • William Cunningham, Northeastern University
  • Mauro D'Arcangelo, University of Nottingham
  • Clement Delcamp, Perimeter Institute
  • Tobias Denz, Heidelberg University
  • Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
  • Zachary Fifer, University of Nottingham
  • Adam Getchell, University of California, Davis
  • Lisa Glaser, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Christophe Goeller, École normale supérieure de Lyon
  • Masanori Hanada, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Syed Moeez Hassan, University of New Brunswick
  • Aaron Held, Heidelberg University
  • Florian Hopfmueller, Perimeter Institute
  • Stefan Janiszewski, University of Victoria
  • Nilas Klitgaard, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Renate Loll, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Phillip Mendonca, Florida Atlantic University
  • Jonah Miller, Perimeter Institute
  • Sebastian Mizera, Perimeter Institute
  • Seyed Faroogh Moosavian, Perimeter Institute
  • Prince Osei, Perimeter Institute
  • Abdulmajid Osumanu, University of Waterloo
  • Samuel Patrick, University of Nottingham
  • Andreas Pithis, Perimeter Institute
  • Giovanni Rabuffo, University of Hamburg
  • Manuel Reichert, Heidelberg University
  • Chris Ripken, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Frank Saueressig, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Erik Schnetter, Perimeter Institute
  • Barak Shoshany, Perimeter Institute
  • Parampreet Singh, Louisiana State University
  • Sebastian Steinhaus, University of Hamburg
  • Sumati Surya, Raman Research Institute
  • Fleur Versteegen, Heidelberg University
  • Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
  • Francesca Vidotto, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Ilya Vilensky, Florida Atlantic University
  • Steven Weinstein, University of Waterloo
  • Antonia Zipfel, Florida Atlantic University 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Time

Event

Location

8:00 – 8:40am

Registration

Reception

8:40 – 8:45am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Bob Room

8:45 – 9:30am

Gerard Barkema, Utrecht University
Introduction to Monte Carlo methods - 1

Bob Room

9:45 – 10:30am

Gerard Barkema, Utrecht University
Introduction to Monte Carlo methods - 2

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

11:00 – 11:45am

Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
Introduction to Tensor Network methods - 1

Bob Room

12:00 – 12:45pm

Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
Introduction to Tensor Network methods - 2

Bob Room

12:45 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 – 3:15pm

Gerard Barkema, Utrecht University
Nilas Klitgaard, Radboud University Nijmegen
Tutorial: Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods

Bob Room

3:15 – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

3:45 – 5:00pm

Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
Clement Delcamp, Perimeter Institute
Tutorial: Introcution to Tensor Network methods

Bob Room

5:15 – 6:15pm

Erik Schnetter, Perimeter Institute
Scientific Computing and Computational Science

Bob Room

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Time

Event

Location

8:45 – 9:30am

Gerard Barkema, Utrecht University
Introduction to Monte Carlo methods - 3

Bob Room

9:45 – 10:30am

Gerard Barkema, Utrecht University
Introduction to Monte Carlo methods - 4

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

11:00 – 11:45am

Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
Introduction to Tensor Network methods - 3

Bob Room

12:00 – 12:45pm

Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
Introduction to Tensor Network methods - 4

Bob Room

12:45 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 – 3:15pm

Gerard Barkema, Utrecht University
Nilas Klitgaard, Radboud University Nijmegen
Tutorial: Introduction to Monte Carlo methods

Bob Room

3:15 – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

3:45 – 5:00pm

Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute
Clement Delcamp, Perimeter Institute
Tutorial: Introduction to Tensor Network methods

Bob Room

5:15 – 6:15pm

Lisa Glaser, Radboud University Nijmegen
Random and Fuzzy

Bob Room

6:15 – 6:45

Chris Ripken, Radboud University Nijmegen
*Poster Session

Bob Room

6:15pm

BBQ

Bistro – 1st floor

 

* Actual posters will be set up in the Atrium, however 1 minute presentation will take place in the Bob room.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Time

Event

Location

8:45 – 9:30am

Timothy Budd, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA
Monte Carlo methods in Dynamical Triangulations - 1

Bob Room

9:45 – 10:30am

Timothy Budd, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA
Monte Carlo methods in Dynamical Triangulations - 2

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

11:00 – 11:45am

Benjamin Bahr, University of Hamburg
Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
Coarse-graining of Spin Foams -1

Bob Room

12:00 – 12:45pm

Benjamin Bahr, University of Hamburg
Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
Coarse-graining of Spin Foams - 2

Bob Room

12:45 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 – 3:15pm

Timothy Budd, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA
Joren Brunekreef, Radboud University Nijmegen
Tutorial: Monte Carlo methods in Dynamical Triangulations

Bob Room

3:15 – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

3:45 – 5:00pm

Benjamin Bahr, University of Hamburg
Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
Sebastian Steinhaus, University of Hamburg
Tutorial: Coarse-graining of Spin Foams

Bob Room

5:15 – 6:15pm

Sumati Surya, Raman Research Institute
Numerical Questions in Causal Set Quantum Gravity

Bob Room

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time

Event

Location

8:45 – 9:30am

Timothy Budd, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA
Monte Carlo methods in Dynamical Triangulations - 3

Bob Room

9:45 – 10:30am

Timothy Budd, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA
Monte Carlo methods in Dynamical Triangulations - 4

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

11:00 – 11:45am

Benjamin Bahr, University of Hamburg
Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
Coarse-graining of Spin Foams - 3

Bob Room

12:00 – 12:45pm

Benjamin Bahr, University of Hamburg
Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
Coarse-graining of Spin Foams - 4

Bob Room

12:45 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 – 3:15pm

Timothy Budd, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA
Joren Brunekreef, Radboud University Nijmegen
Tutorial: Monte Carlo methods in Dynamical Triangulations

Bob Room

3:15 – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

3:45 – 5:00pm

Benjamin Bahr, University of Hamburg
Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
Sebastian Steinhaus, University of Hamburg
Tutorial: Coarse-graining of Spin Foams

Bob Room

5:15 – 6:15pm

Masanori Hanada, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
Quantum Gravity from Lattice Gauge Theory via Holography

Bob Room

 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Time

Event

Location

8:45 – 9:30am

Parampreet Singh, Louisiana State University
Numerical loop quantum cosmology

Bob Room

9:45 – 10:30am

Parampreet Singh, Louisiana State University
Numerical loop quantum cosmology 

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

11:00 – 11:45am

Frank Saueressig, Radboud University Nijmegen
The Universal Renormalization Group Machine - 1

Bob Room

12:00 – 12:45pm

Frank Saueressig, Radboud University Nijmegen
The Universal Renormalization Group Machine - 2

Bob Room

12:45 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd floor

2:00 – 3:15pm

Free

Bob Room

3:15 – 3:45pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st floor

3:45 – 5:00pm

Free

Bob Room

5:15 – 6:15pm

Free

Bob Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Jun 21, 2017
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Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
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In this lecture I will introduce non-commutative geometry in the form of fuzzy spaces and explain how we have begun examining random fuzzy spaces using Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations. Doing so leads us to consider a complicated matrix model, with even more complicated observables on it. A particular problem in this approach is how to define observables that can be related to physics and calculated with the computer.

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Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
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Scientific Organizers:

  • Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
  • Renate Loll, Radboud University Nijmegan