CFT Perspectives on Thermalization and Chaos
March 14-16, 2019
Program Organizers: Tolya Dymarsky, Tom Faulkner, Xiaoliang Qi, Herman Verlinde
The topics of non-equilibrium quantum physics and quantum chaotic dynamics are currently playing a central role in many areas of physics, from the attempt to understand quantum gravity in the bulk, to the emergence of anomalous transport in various condensed matter systems. The goal of the workshop is to address these questions from the point of view of conformal field theories, which provide a natural relevant theoretical framework. This conference will bring together a group of experts working on various aspects of CFTs ranging from the large central charge limit in two dimensions, to Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis, to higher-dimensional bootstrap at finite temperature, and beyond.