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KITP Conference: Black Holes and Information (May 21-25, 2012)
Coordinators: Vijay Balasubramanian, Alex Maloney, Don Marolf, Joan Simon
Scientific Advisors: Joseph Polchinski, Theodore Jacobson

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Session: Black Hole Information, Chair: Matthew Headrick (Brandeis)

8:50am David Gross (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Steve Giddings (UCSB) Black Holes, Quantum Information Transfer, and Hilbert-space Networks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Joe Polchinski (KITP) AdS/CFT and Black Hole Complementarity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:50am Rafael Sorkin (Perimeter Inst.) The Other Perspective on Black Hole Entropy: Entanglement Entropy as Entropy of a Spacetime Region[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Samir Mathur (OSU) The Black Hole Possibility Tree[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Lunch Break

Session: Black Holes and Scrambling, Chair: Tadashi Takayanagi (YITP, Kyoto University)

1:30pm Patrick Hayden (McGill Univ.) Toy Models and Fast Scrambling: Part I[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:10pm Douglas Stanford (Stanford) Toy Models and Fast Scrambling: Part II[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm Panel Discussion Black Hole Information[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Session: Cosmology, dS/CFT, Eternal Inflation, Chair: Bernard de Wit (Utrecht Univ.)

9:40am Eva Silverstein (Stanford Univ.) Beta Testing the Upgrade of AdS/CFT to Cosmology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:50am Dionysios Anninos (Stanford) Cosmic Corals[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Daniel Harlow (Stanford) Fun with Infinities at Future Infinity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Lunch Break

Afternoon Session, Chair: Sergey Solodukhin (CNRS, Tours)

1:30pm Finn Larsen (Univ. Michigan) Conformal Symmetry For General Black Holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:10pm Tadashi Takayanagi (IMPU) Developments of Holographic Entanglement Entropy[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm Panel Discussion Bulk Physics with CFT Duals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Morning Session, Chair: Amanda Peet (Univ. Toronto)

9:00am Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Inst.) What Can Black Holes Tell Us About Microstates?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Atish Dabholkar (LPTHE) Quantum Black Holes, Localization, and Mock Modular Forms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:50am Jorge Santos (UCSB) Gravitational Turbulent Instability of AdS[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Daniel Grumiller (Vienne Tech.) Critical points in holography[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Lunch Break
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Morning Session, Chair: Krzysztof Pilch (USC)

9:00am Mark Van Raamsdonk (UBC) Rindler Quantum Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:50am Geoffrey Compère (UvA) The Fluid Dual to Vacuum Einstein Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:50am Nick Warner (USC) Superthreads, Supersheets and Superstrata[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Jan de Boer (Amsterdam) Some Thoughts on Black Hole Microstates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Lunch Break

Session: Gravity and Thermodynamics, Chair: Atish Dabholkar (LPTHE)

1:30pm Erik Verlinde (Amsterdam) On the Emergence of Space-time[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:10pm Ted Jacobson (Univ. Maryland) Horizon Entropy, Higher Curvature, and Spacetime Equations of State[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm Panel Discussion Emergence of Spacetime[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, May 25, 2012

Session: Higher Spin Gravity, Chair: Don Page (Univ. Alberta)

9:00am Shiraz Minwalla (Tata Inst.) Constraints on Hydrodynamics from Equilibrium Partition Functions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Xi Yin (Harvard) Chern-Simons Vector Model and Higher Spin Gauge Theory[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am Morning Break
10:50am Per Kraus (UCLA) Black Holes in 3D Higher Spin Gravity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Alejandra Castro (McGill Univ.) Non-perturbative Effects in Higher Spin Theories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Lunch Break

Session: General Holography, Chair: Micha Berkooz (Weizmann Inst.)

1:30pm David Berenstein (UCSB) Matrices, Membranes and Black Holes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:10pm Herman Verlinde (Princeton Univ.) Gravity from Instantons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:50pm Afternoon Break
3:30pm Panel Discussion CFTs with Holographic Duals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm CONFERENCE END

Posters

  William Donnelly (Univ. Maryland) Entanglement entropy of gauge fields[Poster]
  Sebastian Fischetti (UCSB) Flowing Funnels: Heat Sources for Field Theories and the AdS_3 Dual of CFT_2 Hawking Radiation
  Cisco (David) Gooding (Univ BC) Would Schrodinger's Cat Have Collapsed Its Own Wavefunction? A Search for Gravitational Decoherence[Poster]
  William Kelly (UCSB) Phase Spaces for Asymptotically de Sitter Cosmologies[Poster]
  Nima Lashkari (McGill Univ.) Lower Bounds on the Scrambling Time
  Feng-Li Lin (MIT) Classification of Topological Insulators/Superconductors for Holographic Dual Theories
  Benjamin Niehoff (USC) et al. Multi-Superthreads and Supersheets[Poster]
  Antun Skanata (Brown Univ.) Generalized Hidden Kerr/CFT[Poster]
  David Turton (Ohio State Univ.) Microstates of the D1-D5-P System[Poster]
  Steve Wilburn (CSU, Fresno) A Conflict of Quantum Predictions Related to the Equivalence Principle
  Yinbo Shi (UCSB) Black Hole Unitarity Constraints
  Yuki Yokokura (Kyoto Univ.) Spacetime Structure of the Black Hole Evaporation[Poster]
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