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KITP Weekly Program of Scientific Activities

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Tuesday, Feb 19

**10:00am The Rough High-Dimensional Landscape Problem** *Auditorium*
Jorge Kurchan (ENS Paris)
*Six lessons we learned from glass dynamics*
**1:30pm Machine Learning for Quantum Many-Body Physics** *Auditorium*
Federico Becca (University of Trieste)
*Variational wave functions for frustrated spin models: from traditional methods to neural networks... and back*
**3:45pm Physics Department Colloquium** *Broida 1640*
John Doyle (Harvard)
*Cold and ultracold molecules for quantum information and particle physics*
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Wednesday, Feb 20

**10:00am Machine Learning for Quantum Many-Body Physics** *Auditorium*
Masoud Mohseni (Google AI)
*Approximate optimization and inference with tensor networks*
**1:30pm The Rough High-Dimensional Landscape Problem** *Auditorium*
Valentina Ros (ENS Paris)
*Computing the complexity: Kac-Rice and replicas, a comparison*
**3:00pm Special Seminar** *Small Seminar Room*
Eun-Gook Moon (KAIST)
*Exotic thermal transitions associated with Z2 gauge theory*
**4:00pm KITP Colloquium** *Main Seminar Room*
Kenta Hotokezaka (Princeton)
*Multi-messenger astrophysics of compact binary mergers*
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Thursday, Feb 21

**10:00am The Rough High-Dimensional Landscape Problem** *Auditorium*
Antonio Auffinger (Northwestern University)
*Energy landscapes of mean field spin glass models.*
**1:30pm Machine Learning for Quantum Many-Body Physics** *Auditorium*
Estelle Inack (Perimeter)
*Tutorial: Variational Monte Carlo and Machine Learning*
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Friday, Feb 22

**1:30pm The Rough High-Dimensional Landscape Problem** *Auditorium*
All Participants
*Brainstorming and Open Problems session on Rough Landscapes and Dynamics*
**3:30pm Machine Learning for Quantum Many-Body Physics** *Auditorium*
All Participants
*Machine19 Unplugged: Friday discussion*
Seminar Rooms, Auditorium, Commons Room, and Founders' Room are located on
the 1st floor of Kohn Hall. Coffee and cookies are served daily in Kohn Hall
Commons Room at 3:15 p.m. except on those Tuesdays when there is a Physics
Department Colloquium.

Indicates
a talk of general interest.