This academic year, a seminar series in mathematical physics will be held in Jefferson 356 on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. Arthur Jaffe and Zhengwei Liu commenced the series with a talk introducing the Mathematical Picture Language Project on September 5th.
2017-2018 Mathematical Physics Seminars
Jefferson 356, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10 2018 Zhiwei Yun, MIT
Tuesday, April 3 2018 Marcel Bischoff, Ohio University
Tuesday, March 27 2018 Feng Xu, UC Riverside
Friday March 23 2018 Wei Zhang, MIT
Special day and time: 3:00 p.m. Jefferson 250
Tuesday, March 20 2018 Jürg Fröhlich, ETH Zurich
Tuesday, February 27 2018 Hans Wenzl, UC San Diego
Friday February 23 2018 Xinqi Gong, Renin University in China
Special day and time: 3:00 p.m. Jefferson 250
Tuesday, February 13 2018 Nicholas Early, University of Minnesota
Friday, February 9 2018 Boqing Xue, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Special day and time: 10:00 a.m. Jefferson 453
Tuesday, February 6 2018 Jacob Shapiro, ETH Zurich
Friday, February 2 2018 Yunxiang Ren, Tennessee State University
Special day and time: 4:00 p.m. Jefferson 250
Tuesday, January 30 2018 Kaifeng Bu, Harvard University and Zhejiang University
Tuesday, January 23 2018 Bin Gui, Vanderbilt University
Tuesday, January 16 2018 Marco de Renzi, University of Paris 7
Tuesday, November 14 2017 Dennis Gaitsgory, Harvard University
Tuesday, November 7 2017 Liming Ge, UNH and Chinese Academy of Science
"From Riemann and Hilbert to Kadison-Singer"
Tuesday, October 31 2017 Zhenghan Wang, Microsoft Station Q
"Reconstructing chiral CFTs/VOAs from 2D TQFTs/MTCs"
Tuesday, October 24 2017 No Seminar
Tuesday, October 17 2017 No Seminar
Thursday, October 12 2017 Yasu Kawahigashi, University of Tokyo
Special day and time: 2:00 p.m. Jefferson 453
“From vertex operator algebras to operator algebras and back”
Tuesday, October 10 2017 Michael Hopkins, Harvard University
Tuesday, October 3 2017 Alina Vdovina, Newcastle University, UK
“Buildings, surfaces and quaternions”
Tuesday, September 26 Jinsong Wu, Harvard University
Tuesday, September 19 2017
No Seminar, Brian Greene Public Lecture
Tuesday, September 12 2017 William Norledge, Harvard University
Tuesday, September 5 2017 Arthur Jaffe and Zhengwei Liu, Harvard University
This spring semester, starting February 5, 2019, seminars will generally be held in Jefferson 356 on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. This past fall semester, starting September 4, 2018, seminars were generally in Jefferson 356 on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Exceptions are noted.
Tuesday, April 30 2019 Shawn Cui, Virginia Tech
"Four Dimensional Topological Quantum Field Theories from G-crossed Braided Categories"
Tuesday, April 23 2019 Yi-Hong Zhang, Tsinghua University
"Quantum many-body computation on a small quantum computer"
Tuesday, April 16 2019 Emil Prodan, Yeshiva University
"Pushing index theorems into the Sobolev"
Tuesday, April 9 2019 Claus Koestler, University College Cork
"Markovianity as a distribution symmetry"
Special Extra Seminar, Tuesday, April 9 2019 4:30PM Alina Vdovina, Newcastle University
"Higher dimensional picture languages"
Tuesday, April 2 2019 Mikael Rordam and Magdalena Elena Musat, University of Copenhagen
3PM : Mikael Roradam, "Highlights of the classification of simple nuclear C*-algebras"
4PM: Magdalena Elena Musat, "Quantum correlations, factorizable channels, and the Connes Embedding Problem"
Tuesday, March 26 2019 Jinsong Wu, Harbin Institute of Technology
"Fourier Analysis on Fusion Rings"
Tuesday, March 12 2019 Youwei Zhao, University of Science and Technology of China
"A review of the surface code from an experimental perspective"
Tuesday, March 5 2019 Kaifeng Bu, Harvard and Zhejiang University
"Efficient classical simulation of Clifford circuits with nonstabilizer input states"
Tuesday, February 26 2019 Fei Wei, Harvard
"Entropy of arithmetic functions and arithmetic compactifications"
Tuesday, February 12 2019 Liang Kong, Shenzhen Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
"A unified mathematical theory of gapped and gapless boundaries of 2d topological orders"
Tuesday, February 5 2019 Zhengwei Liu, Harvard
"Quantum Error Correcting Codes"
Tuesday, November 13 2018 William Norledge Pennsylvania State University
"The adjoint braid arrangement as a free Lie algebra in species via the Steinmann relations"
Friday, November 9 2018 Xun Gao Harvard University and Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics
Special Day, Special Time: Now on Friday 3:30PM, Jefferson 256
"Pictorial language in quantum computation"
Tuesday, October 30 2018 Chunlan Jiang Hebei Normal University
"Similarity Invariants of Geometric Operators"
Tuesday, October 23 2018 Shamil Shakirov Harvard University
"Rational integrable systems associated with higher genus surfaces"
Tuesday, October 16 2018 Christoph Gorgulla, Harvard Medical School
"A quantum mechanical free energy method based on Feynman's path integral formulation"
Tuesday, October 9 2018 Jean-Bernard Zuber, Sorbonne Université
"ADE and all that, 30 years after"
Friday, October 5 2018 Semyon Dyatlov, University of California, Berkeley and MIT
Special Day, Extra Seminar: Friday 4:30PM
Special Location: Jefferson 453
"Fractal uncertainty principle and quantum chaos"
Tuesday, October 2 2018 Victor Kac, MIT
Special Time: 5:00 PM
"Multiplicative Poisson vertex algebras and differential-difference Hamiltonian equations"
Tuesday, September 25 2018 Pavel Etingof, MIT
"New symmetric tensor categories in positive characteristic"
Tuesday, September 18 2018 Liming Ge, UNH and Chinese Academy of Sciences
"On Multiplicative Fourier Transform"
Friday, September 14 2018 Zhengwei Liu, Harvard
Special Time and Location: Infinite Dimensional Analysis Seminar.
Friday, September 14 at 3pm in MIT Room 2-136
"Quantum Fourier Analysis"
Tuesday September 11 2018 and Wednesday September 12: The regular seminar will be replaced by the 2018 Ahlfors Lectures on machine learning by Sanjeev Arora.
Friday, September 7, 2018 Zhengwei Liu, Harvard
Special Time and Location: Tufts University Mathematics Colloquium.
Friday, September 7 at 4pm. Tea at 3:30pm Bromfield-Pearson 101
Quantum Fourier Analysis
Tuesday, September 4 2018 Bohan Fang, Peking University
"Mirror symmetry for the toric Calabi-Yau 3-folds"
From March 24, 2020, the seminar will be held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Boston time.
The link to all seminars from September 29, 2020, forward is Zoom Link for Tuesday Mathpicture Seminars.
Most seminars, from March 31, 2020, can be viewed at this Youtube Link for Past Seminars.
We are now taking a summer break. Stay tuned for more seminars starting again in August!
Online: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Francis Brown, All Souls College, Oxford University Notes Video
"Invariant differential forms, graph complexes, and Feynman integrals"
Online: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Jeongwan Haah, Microsoft Notes Video
"Topological phases of discrete time evolution"
No Seminar: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Online: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Svetlana Jitomirskaya, University of California, Irvine Slides Video
“Fractal properties of the Hofstadter's butterfly and singular continuous spectrum of the critical almost Mathieu operator"
Online: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Feng Xu, University of California, Riverside
"Rigorous results about relative entropy in QFT"
Online: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Yann LeCun, New York University and Facebook Slides Video
"The Energy-Based Learning Model"
Online: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Xun Gao, Harvard University
“Understanding the Linear Cross Entropy Benchmark through a Statistical Physics Model”
Online: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Rupert Frank, Cal Tech and LMU Slides Video
"Lieb-Thirring Bounds and other Inequalities for Orthonormal Functions"
Online: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Bruno Nachtergaele, University of California, Davis Slides Video
"Dimerization in Quantum Spin Chains With O(n) Symmetry"
Online: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Haribabu Arthanari, Harvard Medical School Slides Video
"Emerging Frontiers in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance"
Online: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Jens Hoppe, Technische Universitat Braunschweig Slides Video
"Aspects of M Theory"
Online: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Anton Alexeev, University of Geneva Slides Video
"Conjugation of Words, Self-Intersections of Planar Curves, and Non-Commutative Divergence"
Online: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University Slides Video
"The Wondrous World of Hyperfinite Subfactors"
Online: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 J. William Helton, UCSD (Univeristy of California, San Diego) Slides Video
"Noncommutative Real Algebraic Geometry and Quantum Games"
Online: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University
"Exploring New Scientific Frontiers with Programmable Quantum Systems"
Online: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Sorin Popa, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Slides Video
"Some Analysis Aspects Subfactor Theory"
Online: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Antti Kupiainen, University of Helsinki Slides Video
"Integrability of Liouville Theory"
Online: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Jian-Wei Pan, USTC (University of Science and Technology of China) Slides Video
Special time: 9:30am EST
"From Multi-Photon Entanglement to Quantum Computational Advantage"
Online: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Emily Riehl, Johns Hopkins University Slides Video
"Elements of ∞-Category Theory"
Online: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 John Imbrie, University of Virginia Slides Video
"Many-Body Localization near the Critical Point"
Online: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Stefaan Vaes, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven Slides Video
"W*-rigidity Paradigms for Embeddings of II₁ Factors"
Online: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Matthias Christandl, University of Copenhagen Slides Video
"Fault-Tolerant Coding for Quantum Communication"
Online: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Kaifeng Bu, Harvard University, visiting YMSC, Tsinghua University Slides Video
"Complexity of Neural Networks"
Online: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Christopher Ryba, University of California, Berkeley Slides Video
"Stable Character Polynomials for Symmetric Groups"
Online: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Renato Renner, ETH Zürich Slides Video
"Fundamental Bound on Time Signal Generation"
No Seminar: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Online: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Zhengwei Liu, Tsinghua University Slides Video
"Brain-storming in Math and Physics - Dedicated to Arthur Jaffe"
Online: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Gian Michale Graf, ETH Zurich Slides Video
"Topology in Shallow-Water Waves: A Violation of Bulk-Edge Correspondence"
Online: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Xiao-Gang Wen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Slides Video
"Symmetry as a Shadow of Topological Order"
Online: Wednesday, December 3 2020 Arthur Jaffe gave a talk in the CMSA-YMSC literature series Slides Video
"Is Relativity Compatible with Quantum Theory?"
Online: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Yasuyuki Kawahigashi, University of Tokyo Slides Video
"Topological Order, Tensor Networks and Subfactors"
No Seminar: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Online: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Quanhua Xu, Université de Franche-Comté and Harbin Institute of Technology
"Mikhlin Type Fourier Multipliers on Free Groups and Free Products of von Neumann Algebras" Slides Video
Online: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Sergei Gukov, California Institute of Technology Slides Video
"Learning to Unknot"
Online: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Liang Kong, SUSTech (South China University of Science and Technology) Slides Video
"On the Classification of Topological Orders with Finite Internal Symmetries"
Online: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Sebastien Palcoux, Tsinghua University Slides Video
"The Quest of a Finite Purely-Quantum Group"
Online: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Joost Slingerland, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Slides Video
"Exploring Small Fusion Rings and Tensor Categories"
Online: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Xun Gao, Harvard University Slides Video
"Fractionalization, Exactly Solvable Models, and Quantum Circuits"
Online: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Zhenghan Wang, Microsoft Station Q and UCSB Slides Video
"Reconstructing CFTs from TQFTs"
Online: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 David Evans, University of Cardiff Slides Video
"K-theory of Operator Algebras, Orbifolds and Conformal Field Theory"
Online: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Yunxiang Ren, Harvard University Slides Video
"Triangular Prism Equations and Categorification"
Online: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study Slides Powerpoint Video
"Optimization, Complexity, and Math"
Online: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Nilanjana Datta, Cambridge University Slides Video
"Discriminating Between Unitary Quantum Processes"
Online: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Jinsong Wu, Harbin Institute of Technology Slides Video
"Some Inequalities in Locally Compact Quantum Groups"
Online: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 No Seminar
Online: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Laurent Pascal Saloff-Coste, Cornell University Slides Video
"Is any compact Lie group uniformly doubling?"
Online: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Marianne Leitner, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (joint seminar with DIAS) Slides Video
"Integrability, Rationality and Convolutions"
Online: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Gilles Pisier, Texas A&M University and Sorbonne Université Slides Video
"A Non-nuclear C*-algebra with the Weak Expectation Property and the Local Lifting Property”
Online: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 David Gross, University of Cologne Slides Video
"The Representation Theory of the Clifford Group, with Applications in Quantum Information"
Online: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Vaughan Jones, Vanderbilt University Slides Video
"Applied von Neumann Algebra"
Online: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Paul Fendley, All Souls College, Oxford University Slides Video
"Integrability and Braided Tensor Categories"
Online: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Marius Junge, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Slides Video
"Decay Estimates and Complete Bakry-Emry Theory"
Online: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Robert Raussendorf, University of British Columbia Slides Video
"A Hidden Variable Model for Universal Quantum Computation With Magic States on Qubits"
Online: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Zhengwei Liu, Tsinghua University (visiting Harvard) Slides Video
"Quantum Fourier Analysis"
Online: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Matthew Hastings, Microsoft Station Q and Redmond Slides Video
"The Power of Adiabatic Quantum Computation with no Sign Problem"
Online: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Elizabeth Crosson, University of New Mexico Slides Video
"The Sign Problem and its Relation to the Spectral Gap of Quantum Many-Body Systems"
Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Shawn Cui, Purdue University Slides Video
"Kitaev's Finite Group Model as an Error Correcting Code"
Online: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Scott Aaronson, University of Texas Video
"From Archimedes to Quantum Supremacy"
Online: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Alina Vdovina, University of Newcastle Slides Video
"Buildings, C*-Algebras and New Higher-Dimensional Analogues of the Thompson Groups"
Online: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Werner Nahm, Dublin Institute for Advanced Study Slides Video
"Euclidean Quantum Field Theory: Axioms and Automorphic Forms"
Online: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Roberto Longo, University of Rome Tor Vergata Slides Video
"The Information in a Wave"
Postponed: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 David Ruelle, IHES (France)
"A Theory of Hydrodynamic Turbulence Based on Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics"
Online: Tuesday, April 28 2020 Daniel Gottesman, Perimeter Institute Slides Video
"Graphical Proofs for Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computation"
Online: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Jürg Fröhlich, ETH Zürich Slides Video
"Kochen, Specker, Bell, and Others"
Postponed: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Zhenghan Wang, Microsoft Station Q and UCSB
"Ground-States of Topological Phases of Matter as Error Correction Codes"
Online: Tuesday, April 14 2020 Thomas Spencer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Slides Video
"Evolution of NLS with Bounded Data"
Online: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Leonard Gross, Cornell Univesity Slides Video
"Equivalence of Helicity and Euclidean Self-Duality for Gauge Fields"
Online: Tuesday, March 31 2020 Ian Jauslin, Princeton University Slides Video
"Liquid crystals and the Heilmann-Lieb model"
Online: Tuesday, March 24 2020 Edward Farhi, Google and MIT
"QAOA: Landscape Independence and the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick Model"
Zoom (video presentation) at https://harvard.zoom.us/j/881015355
Tuesday, March 10 2020 Sergei Bravyi, IBM
"Variational Quantum Algorithms: Obstacles and Opportunities"
Special time: 3 pm
Thursday, March 5 2020 James Glimm, SUNY at Stony Brook
"A Maximum Entropy Rate Principle and Other Turbulence Related Results and Speculations"
Special day and time: Thursday, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, March 3 2020 Weihua Liu, University of Arizona
“On quantum distributional symmetries for *-random variables”
Thursday, February 27 2020 Nilin Abrahamsen, MIT
Special day and time: Thursday, 11:00 am
Special location: Lyman 338
"Classical Algorithm for Ground States of Spin Trees"
Tuesday, February 25 2020 You Zhou, Harvard
"Constructing Multipartite Bell Inequalities from Stabilizers"
Tuesday, February 18 2020 Linghang Kong, MIT
Special time: 3 pm
"Separation of Out-of-time-ordered Correlation and Entanglement"
Tuesday, February 11 2020 Dominik Wild, Harvard
"Quantum Algorithms for Classical Sampling Problems"
Tuesday, February 4 2020 Zhengwei Liu, Tsinghua University
"Quantized Graphs and Quantum Error Correction"
Tuesday, January 28 2020 Aram Harrow, MIT
"Phase Transitions in the Complexity of Simulating Random Shallow Quantum Circuits"
Tuesday, January 7 2020 Jin-Long Huang, University of California San Diego
"Exotic 3D Topologically Ordered States"
Tuesday, December 3 2019 Christopher King, Northeastern University
"Contractive Bounds for Quantum Markov Semigroups"
Thursday, November 7 2019 Leo Zhou, Harvard
Special day and time: Thursday, 11 am
Special location: Lyman 338
"Symmetry-Protected Dissipative Preparation of Matrix Product States"
Tuesday, November 12 2019 Yichen Huang, MIT
"Renyi Entanglement Entropy in Quantum Many-Body Systems"
Thursday, October 24 2019 Chunlan Jiang, Heibei Normal University
Special day: Thursday
Special location: Lyman 338
"Some Progress on the Problem of Invariant Subspaces"
Tuesday, October 22 2019 Juven Wang, Harvard University
"Quantum 4d Yang-Mills Theories and Time-Reversal Symmetric 5d Higher-Gauge TQFT"
The Math Picture Language seminar will be held at 9:30 a.m. Boston time.
Click the link for Zoom Link for Tuesday Math Picture Language Seminars.
Recorded seminars can be viewed on the Mathemical Picture Language YouTube channel.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 NOTE DAY and DATE David Ruelle, IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Edward Frenkel, University of California Berkeley
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Sitan Chen, Harvard University
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Hsin-Yuan (Robert) Huang, California Institute of Technology
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 No Seminar
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Thomas Spencer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Feng Xu, University of California Riverside
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Yury Polansky, MIT
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Jian Ding, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Roland Bauerschmidt, Cambridge University
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Norman Yao, Harvard University
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Dapeng Yu, Shenzhen Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, SUSTech
Winter Break: December 15, 2021 to January 24, 2022
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Guoliang Yu, Texas A&M University
"Higher invariants of Dirac operators and positive scalar curvature"
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Alain Connes, IHES and College de France
"Prolate spheroidal functions and zeta"
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Yue Lu, Harvard University
"Learning by Random Features and Kernel Random Matrices: Sharp Asymptotics and Universality Laws"
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Seth Lloyd, MIT video slides article
"Quantum algorithms for topological and geometric analysis of data"
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Jordan Cotler, Harvard University video slides
"Quantum-enhanced Learning using a Quantum Memory"
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Cynthia Dwork, Harvard University. video slides
"Differential Privacy: The Mathematical Bulwark Against Reidentification and Reconstruction"