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KITP Conference: Glassy States of Matter and Nonequilibrium Quantum Dynamics (Mar 31 - Jun 27, 2003)
Coordinators: B.Altshuler, P.Chandra, L.Cugliandolo, P.Goldbart, M.Mezard

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Monday, May 19, 2003


8:45am David Gross, KITP Director (University of California ~ Santa Barbara) WELCOME TO THE KITP[Aud]
9:00am Jim Langer (University of California ~ Santa Barbara) Dynamics of Shear Transformation Zones in Amorphous Solids[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Alex Kamenev (University of Minnesota) Transport in 1D Granular Arrays[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:00am MORNING BREAK
11:30am Eduardo Fradkin (University of Illinois) Liquid Crystal Phases in Strongly Correlated Systems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm Leticia Cugliandolo (l'École Normale Supérieure de Paris-LPTHE Paris VI) Common features in the dynamics of glassy systems (classical, quantum and optimization processes)[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Gergely Zimanyi (University of California ~ Davis) Hysteresis in Spin Glasses and Glassy States of Vortex Systems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:30pm Frédéric Pierre (Yale) Electrons in Mesoscopic Wires: Energy Exchange and Dephasing[Aud][Cam]


Tuesday, May 20, 2003


9:00am J. S. Tsai (NEC Fundamental Research Laboratories) Coherent control of coupled charge-qubit system
10:00am Dimitris Achlioptas (Microsoft Research) Locating the Thresholds for k-SAT and MAX l-SAT (talk based on joint works with C. Moore, A. Naor, and Y. Peres)[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:00am MORNING BREAK
11:30am David Reichman (Harvard University) Beyond Idealized Mode-Coupling Theory: Calculation of Aging, Quantum, and non-Mean-Field Effects in Liquids[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH
2:00pm Lev Ioffe (Rutgers) Implementation of discrete lattice gauge theories with topologically protected degenerate ground states in Josephson Junction arrays and their possible use as ideal qubits
3:00pm Alexy Bezryadin (University of Illinois) Superconductor-insulator transition and phase slips in one-dimensional wires[Aud][Cam]
4:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:30pm Joerg Schmalian (Iowa State University) On quantum Griffith effects in metallic systems[Aud][Cam]
5:30pm WINE AND CHEESE PARTY
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER


Wednesday, May 21, 2003


9:00am Jorge Kurchan (ESPCI) New methods for determining reaction paths and barriers (based on the sypersymmetry derivation of Morse theory)[Aud][Cam]
10:00am David Dean (Université de Toulouse III) Applications of statistical mechanics for searching and sorting in computer science[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:00am MORNING BREAK
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm AFTERNOON FREE


Thursday, May 22, 2003


9:00am Alexei Kitaev (Caltech) Anyons in a spin model on the honeycomb lattice[Aud][Cam]
10:00am Vassiliy Lubchenko (University of California ~ San Diego) Random First Order Transition Theory of Vitrification: From Quantum Anomalies in Glasses to Control of Protein Conformational Dynamics by Supercooled Solvent[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:00am MORNING BREAK
11:30am Andrea Montanari (l'École Normale Supérieure) Is there a spin glass in your cellular phone?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH
2:00pm Anton Andreev (Lucent Technologies-Bell Labs) Spontaneous current pattern formation as the origin of the zero-resistance state[Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Luca Cipelletti (Université Montpellier de France) Intermittence and non-Gaussian fluctuations in the dynamics of jammed soft materials[Slides]
4:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:30pm Evelyn Hu (University of California ~ Santa Barbara) A Short Primer on GaN and Related Materials[Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER


Friday, May 23, 2003


9:00am Heiko Rieger (Universitie des Saarlandes) Disordered systems, ground states and combinatorial optimzation[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:00am John Preskill (Caltech) How more is different: a quantum information perspective[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:00am MORNING BREAK
11:30am Leon Balents (University of California ~ Santa Barbara) Field Theory of Droplets and Rare Events in Glasses[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH
2:00pm David Awschalom (University of California ~ Santa Barbara) Manipulating Spins in Semiconductors for Quantum Information Processing[Aud][Cam]
3:00pm END OF CONFERENCE

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