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  • Cafe KITP

    Black Holes: Classical and Quantum

    When two black holes a billion light-years away collide and merge, the disruption they cause in spacetime is so large that we feel it here, on Earth. Black holes, classical and quantum, hold the key to some of the deepest mysteries of our Universe. Over dinner and drinks, KITP Postdoctoral Scholar Isabel Garcia Garcia will share some of what we have learned about black holes, and how they might help us in our journey towards finding the underlying theory of nature. Please note, seating is first-come, first-serve.

  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics - Permanent Members

    The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks applications for two Permanent Members with a start date as soon as July 1, 2019. The KITP contributes to all areas of theoretical physics through its programs, conferences, and the research of the permanent members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate fellows. Finalists recommended for hire will be offered a joint appointment as a member of the KITP, and as a tenured ladder faculty member of the University of California, Santa Barbara's Physics Department.

Talks Schedule


Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

  • Auditorium 10:00AM Machine Learning for Quantum Many-Body Physics

    • Masoud Mohseni (Google AI) Approximate optimization and inference with tensor networks
  • Auditorium 01:30PM The Rough High-Dimensional Landscape Problem

    • Valentina Ros (ENS Paris) Computing the complexity: Kac-Rice and replicas, a comparison
  • Small Seminar Room 03:00PM Special Seminar

    • Eun-Gook Moon (KAIST) Exotic thermal transitions associated with Z2 gauge theory
  • Main Seminar Room 04:00PM KITP Colloquium

    • Kenta Hotokezaka (Princeton) Multi-messenger astrophysics of compact binary mergers