“All science is either physics or stamp collecting.” –Ernest Rutherford

2017 Winter Conferences



* Denotes physicist in charge of diversity

Condensed Matter I
January 2 - 8, 2017


Monday evening reception
Meetings Tuesday morning through Saturday evening

Topological Metamaterials

Organizers:
Vincenzo Vitelli, Leiden University
Sebastian Huber, ETH Zurich
William Irvine, University of Chicago
Andrea Alu, University of Texas, Austin

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Deadline to apply is October 15, 2016.
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Biophysics
January 8 - 14, 2017

Sunday evening reception
Meetings Sunday morning through Saturday noon

Single Molecule Biophysics;

Organizers:
Steven Block, Stanford University
Thomas Perkins, JILA, University of Colorado



Deadline to apply is October 01, 2016.
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Condensed Matter Physics II
January 15 - 21, 2017

Monday evening reception
Meetings Tuesday morning through Sunday noon

Quantum Dynamics: From Models to Materials

Organizers:
Anushya Chandran, Perimeter Institute
Roderich Moesner, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Daniel Podolsky, Technion
Ulrich Schneider, Ludwig Maximillian University

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Deadline to apply is October 31, 2016.
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Astro Physics I
February 5 - 11, 2017

Sunday evening reception
Meetings Monday morning through Friday Noon

The Dawning Era of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics

Organizers:
Alessandra Buonanno, University of Maryland
Nergis Mavalvala, LIGO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rana Adhikari, Caltech
Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Laura Cadonati, Georgia Tech
Daniel Holz, University of Chicago
Mike Landry, LIGO, Caltech

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Deadline to apply is November 15, 2016.
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Astro Physics II
February 11 - 17, 2017

Sunday evening reception
Meetings Monday morning through Saturday noon

Fast Radio Bursts: New Probes of Fundamental Physics and Cosmology

Organizers:
Dunc Lorimer, Jodrell Bank Observatory
Bing Zhang, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sarah Burke Spolaor,
Edo Berger, CFA, Harvard University



Deadline to apply is November 30, 2016.
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Particle Physics I
March 5 - 11, 2017

Sunday evening reception
Meetings Monday morning through Saturday noon

Superconformal Field Theories in d ≥ 4d ≥

Organizers:
Philip Argyres, University of Cincinnati
Oren Bergman, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Neil Lambert, King's College, University of London
Kimyeong Lee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
*Mario Martone, University of Cincinnati
Leonardo Rastelli, Stony Brook

Ever since the seminal work of Seiberg and Witten, quantum field theories with 8 or more supercharges have been an invaluable resource in the development of new insights and techniques in quantum field theory. These have played a major role in elucidating the strong coupling behavior of 4-dimensional N=2 superconformal theories with marginal couplings, and more recently in the identi_cation and description of isolated non- Lagrangian theories. Furthermore this has led to the remarkable conclusion that there are superconformal quantum field theories in five and six dimensions, all of which are non-Lagrangian and intrinsically non- perturbative. Perhaps the most enigmatic of these is the 6-dimensional (2,0) theory of the M-theory 5-brane. These theories are also intimately connected to 4-dimensional field theories, many of whose properties can be derived from the higher-dimensional geometry.
The partial convergence and large overlap of the most recent results suggest that considerable progress in a systematic understanding of superconformal quantum field theories in various dimensions and with at least 8 supercharges could be achieved by combining insights coming from different techniques. This workshop aims to expedite this progress by bringing together experts from diverse sub-disciplines and providing a forum for exchanging ideas. Topics will include:
_ AdS/CFT
_ Analytic geometry of conformal manifolds and moduli spaces
_ BPS wall crossing
_ Brane dynamics in string/M theory
_ Conformal bootstrap
_ F theory and geometric engineering of gauge theories
_ Supersymmetric localization and the computation of partition functions



Deadline to apply is December 15, 2016. For more information, please click here.


Particle Physics II
March 19 - 25, 2017

Sunday evening reception
Meetings Monday morning through Friday evening

Particle Physics in 2017: From the LHC to Dark Matter and Beyond

Organizers:
Csaba Csaki, Cornell University
Erez Etzion, CERN
Yuri Gershtein, Rutgers University
Julia Shelton, University of Illinois
Tomer Volansky, Tel Aviv University



Deadline to apply is December 15, 2016. For more information, please click here.


Astro Physics III
March 26 - April 1, 2017

Sunday evening reception
Meetings Monday morning through Friday evening

Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Exoplanets

Organizers:
Katherine Deck, Caltech
Eric Ford, Pennsylvania State University
Fred Rasio, Northwestern University
Hilke Schlichtung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Deadline to apply is December 15, 2016. For more information, please click here.