Applications of Conformal Field Theory

Part of the Long Program Conformal Field Theory and Applications
October 15 - 19, 2001

Schedule


Monday, October 15, 2001

9:30 - 10:30
Jane Kondev (Brandeis University)

Loops, heights, CFTs, and beyond

11:00 - 12:00
Claudio Chamon (Boston University)

Reparametrization Invariance and the non-equilibrium dynamics of aging systems

2:00 - 3:00
Nicholas Read (Yale University)

Exact spectra of conformal supersymmetric nonlinear sigma models in two dimensions

3:30 - 4:30

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

9:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 12:00
Stanislav Smirnov (KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm)

Conformal invariance of critical percolation

2:00 - 3:00
3:30 - 4:30
John Imbrie (University of Virginia)

Branched Polymers and Dimensional Reduction


Wednesday, October 17, 2001

9:30 - 10:30
Thomas Spencer (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton)

A supersymmertic approach to Random Matrices

11:00 - 12:00
Alexei Tsvelik (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Applications of Conformal Field Theory to models of Disorder

1:30 - 2:30
André LeClair (Cornell University)

Renormalization Group for Disordered Dirac Fermions

3:00 - 4:00
Hiroshi Ooguri (California Institute of Technology)

Strings in AdS_3 and the SL(2,R) WZW model

4:00 - 5:00
Andreas Ludwig (UCSB)

Localization in Two-Dimensional Random Superconductors: Symmetry Class D and Random Ising Models


Thursday, October 18, 2001

9:30 - 10:30
Kareljan Schoutens (University of Amsterdam)

Quantum Hall States: The Parafermion Connection

11:00 - 12:00
Shoucheng Zhang (Stanford University)

 

1:30 - 2:30
Leonard Susskind (Stanford University)

Noncommutative Chern Simons Theory and the Quantum Hall System

3:00 - 4:00
Zhenghan Wang (University of Indiana)

Topological Quantum Computation


Friday, October 19, 2001

9:30 - 10:30
Michael Freedman (Microsoft Research)

 

11:00 - 12:00
Matthew Fisher (UCSB/Institute for Theoretical Physics)

Ring Exchange and Fractionalization in 2d strongly correlated systems