1. The Universe as a Detector: What can we learn about fundamental physics from Cosmology?


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    Dr. Harsh Mathur Case Western Reserve University The imprint of primordial gravitational radiation on the cosmic microwave background polarization, if observed, is considered smoking gun proof…

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    • The story of the Black Hole Information Paradox


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      Some 40 years ago Bekenstein argued that black holes should have an enormous entropy. Shortly thereafter, Hawking showed that black holes evaporate in a way that violates quantum mechanics. The latter…

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      • Shavaji Sondhi


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        Shavaji Sondhi presenting at Great Lakes Strings 2013.

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        • Topological Phases in Correlated Materials


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          Dr. Yong-Baek Kim University of Toronto Recently there have been significant theoretical and experimental efforts to understand and identify the so-called topological phases of matter in interacting…

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          • Cosmic Linear Accelerators: Extreme Reconnection and other Surprises from the Crab Nebula


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            The unexpected discovery of gamma-ray flares from the Crab Nebula may have surprising implications for plasma astrophysics. Standard particle acceleration mechanisms cannot account for the energies…

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