Special Lecture

There will be a Special Lecture open to all OIST community on Tuesday July 23 11:00-12:00 at the Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater (B250 Center Building, OIST campus).


Speaker: Prof. Vincent Rivasseau (University Paris-Sud, Orsay, France)

Vincent Rivasseau is a theoretical physicist, specialist of quantum field theory and quantum gravity. He is the president of the Association for the Promotion of Science in Africa which he founded in 2008.

Title: "Science without borders, a key to mankind survival?"

Abstract: Modern science is an international endeavour critical for mankind to survive at the ten billion level on our small planet. To address efficiently challenges and threats such as the current rising tide of nationalism and the accelerating climate change, we urgently need to better cooperate. In particular the many barriers which currently prevent science and modern technology to thrive in developing countries must be broken down. This can be done in a win-win perspective. I shall share with the audience some of my experience as researcher on quantum gravity and regular teacher in Africa, co-founder of the AIMS-Sénégal institute. Indeed even our most fundamental research on space, time and the universe can greatly benefit from the fresh and open-minded contributions of scientists coming from all corners of the world, and in turn will also lead to unexpected applications.



Tuesday, July 23 

8:45 - 9:00  Opening

9:00 - 10:00  Renate Loll (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Title: "Lattice gravity, diffeomorphisms and curvature"  Abstract  Slides

12:00 - 12:30  Cisco Gooding (University of Nottingham)
Title: “Backreaction in Analogue Gravity Systems”  Abstract

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00  Special Lecture:  Vincent Rivasseau (University Paris-Sud, Orsay)
Title: “Science without borders, a key to mankind survival?”  Abstract  Slides


12:00 - 14:00  Lunch

14:00 - 15:00  Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Title: “Holography for general boundaries” 

15:00 - 15:30  Seth Kurankyi Asante (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Title: “Holographic description of boundary fields for finite boundaries”  Abstract  Slides

15:30 - 16:30  Fay Dowker (Imperial College London)
Title: “Recent progress in causal sets”  Abstract  

16:30 - 17:00  Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:30  Lu Heng Sunny Yu (University of California, Irvine)
Title: “Gravitational Fluctuations as an Alternative to Inflation”  Abstract  Slides

17:30 - 18:00  Marcus Reitz (Radboud University)
Title: “Geometric flux formula for the gravitational Wilson loop”  Abstract  

18:00 - 19:00  Jan Ambjorn (Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen)
Title: “Can one define quantum gravity on a lattice”  Abstract  

19:00  Dinner 



Wednesday,  July 24  


9:00 - 10:00  Masanori Hanada (University of Southhampton)
Title: “What the ants are telling us about black hole and QGP”  Abstract  Slides

10:00 - 10:30  William Cunningham (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Title: “Timelike Hypersurfaces in Causal Set Quantum Gravity”  Abstract  Slides

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30  Enrico Rinaldi (RIKEN)
Title: ”Towards a non-perturbative study of quantum gravity effects”  Abstract  Slides

11:30 - 12:30  Jun Nishimura (KEK)
Title: “Complex Langevin simulation of the Lorentzian type IIB matrix model and the emergence of smooth (3+1)D expanding space-time”  Abstract  Slides

12:30 - 14:30  Lunch

14:30 - 15:30  Ricardo  Schiappa (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon)
Title: "Resurgence, Matrices, and Strings"  Slides

15:30 - 16:00  Kento Osuga (University of Alberta)
Title: “Super Airy Structures and Super Virasoro Algebras”  Abstract  

16:00 - 16:30  Poster advertisement

16:30 - 18:00  Poster Session and Coffee  Abstracts  Slides

18:00 - 18:30  Guilherme Sadovski (OIST)
Title: “A renormalizable topological quantum field theory for gravity”   Abstract  Slides

18:00 - 19:00  Vyacheslav Lysov (OIST)
Title: "Journey to the microscopic derivation of the Bekenstein-Hawking formula"  Abstract  

19:00  Dinner 



Thursday,  July 25 


9:00 - 10:00  Vincent Rivasseau (University Paris-Sud, Orsay)
Title: "From random tensors to holography"  Abstract  Slides

10:00 - 11:00  Valentin Bonzom (University Paris 13)
Title: “Studying universality classes of triangulations in dimensions greater than 2”  Abstract  

11:00 - 11:30  Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00  Guillaume Valette (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)
Title: “A new large N expansion for tensor and matrix-tensor models”  Abstract  Slides

12:00 - 12:30  Paolo Gregori (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon)
Title: ”D-Brane Probes in Melonic Matrix Quantum Mechanics”  Abstract  Slides

12:30 - 14:30  Lunch

14:30 - 5:30  Frank Ferrari (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)
Title: “CFT1, SYK Models and Holographic Boundary Condition Changing Operators”  Abstract  

15:30 - 16:30  Joao Caetano (Stony Brook University)
Title: “Fishnet theory and correlation functions”  Abstract  

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:30  Romain Pascalie (University of Bordeaux, University of Münster)
Title: “Solvable Tensor Field Theory”  Abstract  Slides

17:30 - 18:00  Carlos Perez Sanchez (University of Warsaw)
Title: “Schwinger-Dyson equations in Tensor Field Theory as higher-dimensional Tutte's equations”  Abstract  Slides

18:00 - 19:00  Thomas Krajewski (Centre de Physique Theorique, Marseille)
Title: "The SYK model and random tensors"  Abstract  Slides

19:00  Dinner



Friday,  July 26 


9:00 - 10:00  John Barrett (University of Nottingham)
Title: "Non-commutativity and the Dirac operator”  Abstract  

10:00 - 11:00  Roberto Percacci (SISSA, Trieste)
Title: "Asymptotic safety 40 years later"  Abstract  Slides

11:00 - 11:30  Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00  Arkadiusz Bochniak (Jagiellonian University)
Title: "Noncommutative geometry for bimetric gravity models”  Abstract  Slides

10:00 - 10:30  Lisa Glaser (University of Vienna)
Title: “It's not fuzzy, it's truncated”  Abstract

12:30 - 14:30  Lunch

14:30 - 15:30  Kasia Rejzner (University of York)
Title: “Non-locality and observables in quantum gravity”  Abstract  

15:30 - 16:30  Sylvie Paycha (University of Potsdam)
Title: Are locality and renormalisation reconcilable?”  Abstract  Slides

16:30 - 17:00  Pierre Clavier (University of Potsdam)
Title: “A PROPs approach to Feynman graphs”  Abstract  

17:00 - 17:30 Coffee Break

17:30 - 18:00  Yannick Kluth (University of Sussex)
Title: “Asymptotically Safe Gravity with Riemann and Ricci Tensors"  Abstract  Slides

18:00 - 18:30  Riccardo Martini (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)
Title: “Universal properties in quantum gravity”  Abstract  Slides

18:30 - 19:00  Kevin Falls (SISSA, Trieste)
Title: “Background independent exact renormalisation”  Abstract  Slides

19:00  Dinner 



Saturday,  July 27


9:00 - 10:00  Philipp Höhn (Austrian Academy of Science & University of Vienna)
Title: "Quantum general covariance and the trinity of relational quantum dynamics"  Abstract  Slides

10:00 - 11:30  Poster Session and Coffee  Abstracts  Slides

11:30–12:30  Dionysios Anninos (King's College London)
Title: “Sphere partition functions and de Sitter space”  Abstract  

12:30–13:30  William Donnelly (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Title: "TBA"

13:30  Lunch

19:00  Dinner

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