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Polchinski Science Symposium
(Dec 15, 2018)
Coordinators: Lars Bildsten (KITP), David Gross (KITP), Robert Leigh (UIUC), Eva Silverstein (Stanford)
Joe Polchinski had a lasting influence on theoretical physics and an extraordinary impact on a wide range of friends and colleagues. In this meeting we will gather to celebrate Joe's career with scientific talks and reminiscences. The morning session will contain talks of current interest in several of Joe's lines of development. In the afternoon, we will continue with personal reminiscences from a broad set of physics colleagues, including many informal recollections.

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Saturday, Dec 15, 2018

Session Chair: Eva Silverstein (Stanford)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Juan Maldacena (IAS) Traversable Wormholes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Sung-Sik Lee (Perimeter) State dependent spread of entanglement in relatively local Hamiltonians[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break-KITP COURTYARD

11:00am Shamit Kachru (Stanford) Joe and the large-scale structure of space-time[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am David Simmons-Duffin (Caltech) Conformal Colliders, Causality, and the Light-ray OPE[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break-KITP COURTYARD

Session Chair: Rob Leigh (UIUC)

2:00pm Ahmed Almheiri (IAS) I'm (still) addicted to Joe[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:15pm Gary Horowitz (UCSB) Joe's impact on black holes and phone service[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:24pm Clifford Johnson (USC) Play[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:36pm Donald Marolf (UCSB) Switchbacks and straightaways -- all part of a good ride![Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:48pm Eva Silverstein (Stanford) Joe's positive energy in research and riding[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Matt Strassler (Harvard) Joe's Adventures with Glue[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:12pm Andy Strominger (Harvard) Remembering Joe: a great friend and inspirational scientist[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break-KITP COURTYARD

4:00pm Participants Short Additional Presentations in Celebration of Joe[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

COURTYARD RECEPTION