Except for the banquet, all events will take place at the Beckman Institute Auditorium.

A PDF version of the program, with abstracts, is available here.

Thursday, March 14

9:50 am Introduction
10:00 am Patrick Hayden
Where and When can a Qubit be? [PDF]
10:50 am Break
11:20 am Lenny Susskind
The AMPS Effect
12:10 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Scott Aaronson
Hidden Variables as Fruitful Dead Ends [PPT]
2:50 pm Debbie Leung
Computational and Cryptanalytic Consequences of Time Travel [PPT] [PDF]
3:40 pm Break
4:10 pm Jeff Kimble
Quantum Optics in 1- and 2-Dimensional Photonic Crystals [PDF]

Friday, March 15

9:15 am Kip Thorne
Physics Bets and Conversations with John [PDF]
10:05 am Sandip Trivedi
Gravity and Condensed Matter Physics: The Beginnings of a Dialogue? [PDF]
10:55 am Break
11:25 am Paul Ginsparg
A Stylometric Assessment [MOV][PDF]
12:15 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Charles Bennett
Apocalypses, Firewalls, and the Meaning of Post-Selection [PDF]
2:50 pm Robert Raussendorf
Computation by Measurement — A Tour from Quantum Optics to Quantum Foundations [PDF]
3:40 pm Break
4:10 pm Peter Shor
Quantum weirdness and cryptography
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner

Saturday, March 16

9:15 am Mark Wise
Unusual Sources of Baryon Number Violation [PPT]
10:05 am Lisa Randall
Holographically Dual Effective Field Theories With Broken Conformal Symmetry [PPT]
10:55 am Break
11:25 am Alexei Kitaev
Berry curvature for many-body systems
12:15 pm Box Lunch


Location: The Athenaeum, 551 S Hill Ave, Pasadena, 626-395-8200

Time: Friday, March 15