The microscopic description of black holes has been a challenge for more that forty years. There are now quite a number of promising approaches to solving this problem and the primary goal of this conference and workshop is to bring together experts in these areas to identify synergies, engage in constructive criticism and resolve apparent conflicts. A significant focus will be the dynamics of black-hole microstructure: how infalling matter is scrambled and how information is recovered.
The conference will have four or five talks a day. The talks will all be "in-person" at the IPhT, CEA-Saclay and they will be broadcast via Zoom.
Organizers: Iosif Bena and Nick Warner
Matt von Hippel went to Stony Brook University for his doctoral studies after obtaining an undergraduate degree at Tufts. He obtained his PhD in 2014, on N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. His advisor was Michael Douglas. During his PhD he developed a method to bootstrap perturbative scattering amplitudes in quantum field theories. He then spent three years as a postdoc at the Perimeter Institute, where he continued working on bootstrapping higher-loop amplitudes in the N=4 theory.
In 2017, he moved to the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, first as a postdoc and later as an Assistant Professor. Matt is interested in the broad variety of integral functions that appear in scattering amplitudes. He seeks to understand them using novel integration methods. He has already discovered surprising iterative structures in them. His current interests lie in developing new approaches to calculations based on the structure of these functions, specifically in particle physics and also in perturbation theory more broadly.
Welcome to Matt!
We are pleased to announce that Antoine Bourget will join the IPhT permanent researchers team, as of September 1, 2023.
After studies at Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines, Antoine Bourget did a Ph.D. at LPTENS, followed by post-doctoral studies at the University of Oviedo, Imperial College London, and IPhT (joint with LPENS).
Antoine is an expert of strong coupling phenomena in quantum field theory, which encapsulate the vast field of problems outside the reach of perturbation theory, from classical field configurations (monopoles, instantons) to quantum effects (quark confinement, low-energy structure of the proton). Using algebra and geometry, he has been striding the bridge provided by string theory and supersymmetric field theory to address the far-reaching problem of the classification of conformal field theories and the study of the renormalization group flows connecting them.
Welcome among us Antoine!
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Nomination of Henri Orland to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Calculating the Witten-Kontsevich intersection numbers
Monica Guica receives the CNRS bronze medal for the year 2023!
27th Itzykson Conference : Fluctuations far from Equilibrium
2023 Galileo Galilei Medal for David Kosower (IPhT), Zvi Bern(California U) and Lance Dixon (SLAC)
Quantum networks : Entangled ions across the university campus Innsbruck
Hamiltonian paths, a challenge for KPZ.
Kibble-Zurek phenomenon: from the early Universe to a spin chain
Kirone Mallick winner of the 2022 Physics French Society (SFP) Paul Langevin Prize
EPS PhD prize awarded to IPhT student
Exact results for the "box ball system", a cellular automaton with solitons
Exact Macroscopic Fluctuations Far from Equilibrium
Preparation of the exploitation of the Euclid mission
Retreat of the IPhT in Autrans : aftermath
Arrival of Ben Wieder on next september
Arrival of Dalimil Mazáč at IPhT
Maps day at IPhT on 24 June 2022
Quantum bounds and fluctuation-dissipation relations
26ème conférence Itzykson : "Black-Hole Microstructure IV"
Colloquium Rencontres de l'IPhT in Autrans (Vercors) from 23 to 25 May.
An extension of Tutte's formula 60 years later
Public talk of Stephane Lavignac on Tuesday March 15th
A new book written by Marc Barthélémy about spatial networks
Cédric Villani at IPhT on March 1st
Summer School in Cargèse around exotic superconductivity
Langevin Prize of the French Society of Physics for Mariana Graña
Maxime Leroy joins the IPHT support team
Un lien entre la masse du boson de Higgs et la constante cosmologique
Conférence exceptionnelle de Cédric Villani le lundi 22 novembre à 19h30 (Institut Pascal)
Problems in Quantum Field Theory : a book by François Gelis.
Mathematical Harmony and the Quantum World
The art of mathematical physics
Correlation functions and wave functions in solvable models
25th C. Itzykson Conference (June 2-4, 2021): "Many-Body Chaos, Scrambling and Thermalization in Interacting Quantum Systems"
Multipole Ratios : A New Window into Black Holes
Orazio Scarlatella lauréat du prix de thèse Physique des Ondes et de la Matière (PhOM) 2020
Modeling the city: an equation ends centuries-old controversies
Quantum entanglement: A single photon takes two optical paths by "entangling" them!
An strongly secured encryption
David Kosower lauréat de l'ERC Advanced Grant "Ampl2Einstein"
Un nouvel ouvrage co-écrit par Pierfrancesco Urbani, physicien à l’IPhT
Un nouvel ouvrage co-écrit par Henri Orland, physicien à l'IPhT