Quantum Universe|at all scales and Data-Driven Intelligence POTUS017

chaired by Maria Spiropulu (Caltech)
from to (America/Los_Angeles)
at Andaz WH/SpaceX/Caltech
Description
To accomplish the extraordinary, you must seek extraordinary people. — James Lee Byars

This two day retreat brings together the top minds, thinkers and doers, in the physics of the universe both theoretical and experimental and in cross-cutting science and technology areas that impact our views and our research. The meeting fosters exchange and celebrates differences in thinking that provoke insightful discussions. We avoid standard prepared talks, and focus on exciting forefront issues spawned by new results and ideas.  The summit this year is inspired by quantum information as a technology and theory framework at many scales, by recent and upcoming results from gravitation, cosmology & astronomy, the evolution of the DM searches, and  by paradigm breaking ideas in string theory, gravity and cosmology. In 2014 we held a  session at CUSP dedicated to  data-driven intelligence technologies being adopted in the tech and science domains.  POTUS2017 will press on the discussion on  data-driven intelligence and general AI work that is pursued in  industry and in science domains and probe associated puzzles and theoretical underpinnings.   POTUS is held under the Chatham House Rule. 

 



Andaz West Hollywood: 8401 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
Caltech Cahill: 1200 East California Blvd, Pasadena
SpaceX: 1 Rocket Road, Hawthorne
 

  • The summit kicks-off with the POTUS reception and family-style dinner at the Andaz West Hollywood  on Friday, January 6
  • Saturday, Janaury 7 The first day of the summit, sessions  will be held at SpaceX. 
  • Sunday,  January 8 The second day of the summit, sessions  will be held at Caltech;s Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics.  
Participants  are hosted at the The Andaz Wall Street  where the POTUS kick-off reception and family style dinner (Jnauary 6)  and the POTUS gala dinner (January 7)  will be given. The summit is by invitation only; There is no registration or other fees for the scientific participants. Just make your way to the Andaz. 
 
Go to day
  • Friday, 6 January 2017
    • 18:30 - 21:30 POTUS Reception & Family Style Dinner
      Location: Andaz WH ( Studio 4 (mezzanine level) )
  • Saturday, 7 January 2017
    • 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
      Location: Andaz WH ( Mezzanine Hall )
    • 08:05 - 08:10 Buses to SpaceX
      Location: Andaz WH ( Foyer )
    • 08:40 - 08:50 SpaceX sign-up
    • 08:50 - 09:15 POTUS2017 Welcome
      Location: SpaceX ( von Braun )
      • 08:50 Welcome 5'
        Speaker: Maria Spiropulu
      • 08:55 SpaceX 15'
        Speaker: Sam Waldman
    • 09:15 - 13:15 Session I
      Convener: John Preskill
      • 09:15 Quantum Information: a Framework for Everything 15'
        Speaker: John Preskill
      • 09:35 Experiments & Quantum Supremacy 20'
        Speaker: Scott Aaronson
      • 10:00 Space-time, Entropy, & Quantum Information 20'
        Speaker: Patrick Hayden
      • 10:25 How to run a near term quantum computer 20'
        Speaker: Eddie Farhi
      • 10:50 Quantum Entanglement Embezzlement 20'
        Speaker: Debbie Leung
      • 11:10 In-room Coffee Break 10' ( SpaceX ( von Braun ) )
      • 11:20 Solid-state Quantum Computers with Error Correction 20'
        Speaker: Rob Schoelkopf
      • 11:40 Discussion Session I 1h10'
        Speakers: John Preskill, Aram Harrow, David Schuster, Session Speakers, et. al
    • 12:50 - 13:45 Lunch
      Location: SpaceX ( SpaceX Cafe (high bay) )
    • 13:45 - 14:30 SpaceX Tour
      in groups of 10 ppl.  No use of audio or video/camera devices allowed. Prior-clearance needed to join. 
    • 14:35 - 15:35 Session IIa
      Convener: Maria Spiropulu
      • 14:35 New Frontiers in Quantum Science 20'
        Speaker: Misha Lukin
      • 14:55 Quantum & LIGO 20'
        Speaker: Rana Adhikari
    • 15:30 - 15:40 In-room Coffee Break ( SpaceX ( von Braun ) )
    • 15:45 - 18:55 Session IIb
      Convener: Raphael Bousso, Veronika Hubeny
      • 15:45 Quantum & SpaceTime (I) 20'
        Speaker: Daniel Harlow
      • 16:10 Quantum & SpaceTime (II) 20'
        Speaker: Netta Engelhardt
      • 16:35 Quantum & SpaceTime (III) 20'
        Speaker: Erik Verlinde
      • 17:00 Discussion Session II 45'
        Speakers: Raphael Bousso, Veronica Hubeny, Herman Verlinde, Mark Van Raamsdonk, Session Speakers
    • 17:45 - 18:00 Buses to Andaz WH
      Location: SpaceX ( Reception )
    • 19:00 - 22:00 POTUS Gala
      hosted by the Nick & Susan Pritzker Family 
      
      dress code: dress to impress (but anything goes) 
      Location: Andaz WH ( Rooftop Panorama )
  • Sunday, 8 January 2017
    • 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
      Location: Andaz WH ( Mezzanine Hall )
    • 08:00 - 08:10 Buses to Cahill
      Location: Andaz WH ( Foyer )
    • 08:45 - 09:00 Coffee
      Location: Caltech ( Cahill )
    • 09:00 - 12:40 Session III
      Location: Caltech ( Cahill- Hameetman )
      • 09:00 Quantum Phases of Matter & Dark Matter 20'
        chair: Rocky Kolb
        Speaker: Kathryn Zurek
      • 09:25 Doubly Charged Dark Matter 20'
        chair: Rocky Kolb
        Speaker: Lisa Randall
      • 09:50 Topological Quantum Computation: theory 20'
        Chair: Oskar Painter
        Speaker: Chetan Nayak
      • 10:15 Topological Quantum Computation: experiment 20'
        chair: Oskar Painter
        Speaker: Stevan Nadj-Perge
      • 10:40 Coffee break 15'
      • 10:55 On Data Science in an Academic Institution 20'
        chair: Maria Spiropulu
        Speaker: Saul Perlmutter
      • 11:20 Quantum Devices and Systems 20'
        Chair: Oskar Painter 
        Speaker: David Schuster
      • 11:40 Quantum Devices Discussion 35'
        chair: Oskar Painter
        Speakers: Andrei Faraon, Oskar Painter, Misha Lukin, Rob Schoelkopf, Alexander Romanenko, Anna Grasselino
    • 12:45 - 14:10 Lunch
      Location: Caltech ( Dabney Lounge )
    • 14:15 - 18:15 Session IV
      Location: Caltech ( Cahill-Hameetman )
      • 14:15 General AI: Intuition, Creativity and Optimality 45'
        chair: Maria Spiropulu
        Speaker: Demis Hassabis
      • 15:05 CUSP & Intelligent Cities 20'
        chair: Maria Spiropulu
        Speaker: Steve Koonin
      • 15:30 AI in Science: examples from HEP 20' ( Cahill, Caltech ( Hameetman Auditotium ) )
        chair: Maria Spiropulu
        Speaker: Maurizio Pierini
      • 15:55 Coffee Break 15' ( Caltech ( Cahill ) )
      • 16:15 Physics Theory & Deep Learning 20'
        chair: Maria Spiropulu
        Speaker: Joseph Lykken
      • 16:40 The State of Our Universe 20'
        chair: Roger Blandford
        Speaker: Michael Turner
      • 17:00 Dark Universe Discussion 25'
        chair: Roger Blandford, Rocky Kolb
        Speakers: Rocky Kolb, Roger Blandford, Kathryn Zurek, Randall Lisa, Erik Verlinde, et al
    • 17:40 - 19:00 Closing Reception
      Location: Caltech ( Cahill Lobby )