GQFI Workshop IV: black holes, complexity, and beyond

The aim of the fourth GQFI workshop is to explore the intersection between different recent developments, such as models of unitary black hole evaporation and its relation to holographic complexity conjectures. The workshop is hosted by the Gravity, Quantum Fields and Information group and will take place at the AEI in Potsdam from Monday, February 17th to Friday, February 21st, 2020. 

Invited speakers

Souvik Banerjee (Universität Würzburg) -- Bulk reconstruction, evanescence and thermality
Jan de Boer (Universiteit van Amsterdam) -- Holographic order from modular chaos
Pawel Caputa (Uniwersytet Warszawski) -- Path Integral optimization and Complexity for Inhomogeneous CFTs
Mario Flory (Jagiellonian University) -- Virasoro complexity and circuits as geodesic motion in infinite dimensions
Ben Freivogel (Universiteit van Amsterdam) -- Traversable Wormholes
Federico Galli (Università degli Studi di Firenze) -- The First Law of Complexity
Ling-Yan (Janet) Hung (Fudan University) -- Tensor networks and bulk reconstruction: RG flows for p-adic CFT and the emergence of "Einstein equation".​​​​​​
Juan Maldacena (IAS, Princeton) [QGI Virtual Seminar] -- The entropy of Hawking radiation
Yunfeng Jiang (CERN) [Institute Seminar] -- Solvable irrelevant deformations on the lattice



Practical information

All participants will receive a desk at the institute (see here for your office assignment), and wifi is available throughout the campus. Keys to the institute can be picked up at the reception (Main Building) upon arrival.

The easiest way to reach the AEI is by taking one of the trains from Berlin to Golm, from which the institute is a short 5-10 minute walk. Note that depending on the time of day, it may be necessary to change trains in Potsdam Hbf. There are frequent trains between Potsdam and Golm, in addition to a (slower but more frequent) bus service (lines 605 & 606) that stops directly at the campus. More details, including a map of the Max Planck campus, can be found here.

Lunch will be available in the on-campus cafeteria, located in the central building. Participants are advised to bring some cash with them for lunch, as many foreign cards will not work. The cafeteria is not open for dinner, but are a wide variety of restaurants in Potsdam.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers: Ignacio Reyes, Michal Heller, and Ro Jefferson.