Organizers:

Joseph Carlson
Los Alamos National Laboratory
carlson@lanl.gov

Shailesh Chandrasekharan
Duke University
sch@phy.duke.edu

Kedar Damle
Tata Institute for Fundamental Research
kedar@theory.tifr.res.in

Christof Gattringer
University of Graz
christoff.gattringer@uni-graz.at

David Kaplan
Institute for Nuclear Theory
dbkaplan@uw.edu

Uwe-Jens Wiese
University of Bern
wiese@itp.unibe.ch

International Advisory Committee:

Gert Aarts
(Swansea University, Swansea, UK)

Owe Philipsen
(JW Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany)

Sandor Katz
(Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary)

Tamas Kovacs
(Institute for Nuclear Research, Debrecen, Hungary)

Jacques Bloch
(University of Regensberg, Germany)

Falk Bruckmann
(University of Regensberg, Germany)

Program Coordinator:
Farha Habib
faraway@uw.edu
(206) 685-4286

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INT Workshop
SIGN 2017: International Workshop on the Sign Problem
in QCD and Beyond


March 20 - 24, 2017

Overview:

The sign problem is a serious stumbling block in applying the Monte Carlo method to solve QCD at finite baryon densities. It also haunts Monte Carlo methods used to solve quantum many body problems of interest in several areas of physics including asymmetric nuclear matter and frustrated quantum systems. While a solution to the generic sign problem may not exist, recent progress has shown that methods can be designed to either alleviate or solve specific sign problems. Each new idea pushes the frontiers of our computational capabilities. This international conference is designed to bring together physicists with interests in computational methods that help solve quantum many body theories and to provide them with a venue to discuss recent progress made in the field.

The conference will start on Monday March 20 and end on Friday March 24 and cover a broad range of topics including:

  1. QCD and Related Theories
  2. Nuclear Many Body Physics
  3. Chiral Effective Field Theories
  4. Quantum Spin Models
  5. Frustrated Quantum Systems
  6. Real-Time/Non Equilibrium Processes
  7. General Algorithmic Developments
The focus will be on computational and algorithmic progress that allows us to solve new problems. We expect to limit the participation to about 60 participants.

Tentative Program Format:

We plan to have about 15 invited talks that include 5 review style talks and 10 focused talks on recent progress. A poster session would be the default format for all other participants to advertise their research. The organizers will choose about 12 such contributions (depending on available time) and give the presenter the option to convert the poster into a contributed talk. In addition there may be a panel discussion on a specialized topic. It is also our intention to have time set aside for discussions related to the talks if necessary.

09:00 am - 10:00 am Review Talk (45 mins + 15 mins)
10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am Focus Talk (30 mins + 15 mins)
11:00 am - 11:45 am Focus Talk (30 mins + 15 mins)
11:45 am - 02:00 pm Lunch Break
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm Contributed Talk (20mins + 10 mins)
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm Contributed Talk (20mins + 10 mins)
03:00 pm - 03:15 pm Coffee Break
03:15 pm - 03:45 pm Contributed Talk (20mins + 10 mins)
03:45 pm - 04:30 pm Discussion Time 45 mins

Poster Session: Wednesday 22, 2016. 6:00-8:00pm

Application Procedures:

This web page will be updated regularly with additional information and application procedures. Please check regularly. Alternatively, if you are interested in participating in the workshop you may send an email to Shailesh Chandrasekharan with your email address and affiliation. You will be notified as soon as the online application is ready for you to apply. Accepted applicants will be notified officially as soon as the final decisions are made.