1. Peter Ouyang


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    Peter Ouyang presenting at Great Lakes String 2013

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    • Philip Phillips


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      Philip Phillips presenting at Great Lakes String 2013

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      • Picking Up Pieces of the Puzzle


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        Cosmologist Mark Devlin builds a telescope that floats to the edge of space.

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        • Quantum Gravity with Anisotropic Scaling and the Multicritical Universe


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          Dr. Petr Horava University of California, Berkeley The problem of understanding how gravity fits together with other fundamental interactions of matter has been at the forefront of theoretical research for many decades, leading to the rich framework of string theory and M-theory. In this framework, many fundamental questions are being resolved, but many remain quite mysterious, suggesting that some novel concepts may be needed. I review the recent concept of multicritical gravity with Lifshitz-type anisotropic scaling, and its applications in areas ranging from particle phenomenology beyond the standard model to non-relativistic versions of the AdS/CFT correspondence.

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          • Quantum Mechanics and the Geometry of Spacetime


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            Juan Maldacena Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

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            • Quantum Tapestries


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              Dr. Matthew Fisher University of California, Santa Barbara Quantum Tapestries Within each of Nature's crystals is an exotic quantum world of electrons weaving to and fro. Each crystal has its own unique tapestry, as varied as the crystals themselves. In some crystals the electrons weave an orderly quilt. Within others the electrons are seemingly entwined in an entangled web of quantum motion. In thi stalk I will describe the ongoing efforts to disentangle even Nature's most intricate quantum embroidery. Cutting-edge quantum many-body simulations together with recent ideas from quantum information theory, such as entangelment entropy, are enabling a coherent picture to emerge.

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              • Rapid Arctic warming and extreme weather events in mid-latitudes: Are they connected?


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                Dr. Jennifer Francis Rutgers University In this presentation, I will discuss the hypothesis proposed by Francis and Vavrus (2012) that links rapid Arctic warming (so-called Arctic amplification) to changes in the large-scale atmospheric circulation in the northern hemisphere that favors more persistent weather patterns and a higher likelihood of extreme weather events such as droughts, cold spells, flooding, heavy snows, and heat waves. This hypothesis has been a topic of considerable controversy in recent months, particularly regarding its relationship to the unusual weather conditions that persisted in the winter of 2013/2014. I will discuss various aspects of this linkage, what we know and don't know, and present new related research.

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                • Rob Thompson on project ALPHA and understanding antimatter


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                  • Samir Mathur


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                    Samir Mathur presenting at Great Lakes Strings 2013.

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                    • Science Policy in America


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                      Dr. Tyler Glembo The American Physical Society Science Policy in America Fundamental scientific research, as a majority federally funded initiative, is becoming more deeply embedded in politics. Since the end of the Space Race, funding of basic physical sciences research as a percent GDP has continuously declined, indicating that policy makers see funding scientific research as less of a priority than they once did. Indeed, a lack of understanding about both science and how science is done amongst members of Congress has led to both reduced prioritization and also to misguided attempts at regulation, such as making peer review a public process and considering Congressional oversight for specific grants. Here we will examine a few current issues in science policy and the need for physicists to effectively weigh in on such policy issues. We will also consider the positive or negative effects such public engagement may have on our scientific careers and ways in which you can get involved.

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