School of Natural Sciences

In this talk, I will review recent progress in understanding the complex multi-scale plasma physics of neutron star magnetospheres through the lens of first-principles particle-in-cell simulations. I will highlight pair production discharges near the...

Conformal Field Theory (CFT) represents a class of quantum field theories that has profound applications across various physics domains, from critical phenomena in statistical mechanics to quantum matter, quantum gravity, and string theory. In this...

AdS3/RMT2 Duality

Eric Perlmutter

We introduce a framework for quantifying random matrix behavior of 2d CFTs and AdS3 quantum gravity. This is anchored by a 2d CFT trace formula, analogous to the Gutzwiller trace formula for chaotic quantum systems. We use this framework to...

The Bekenstein bound posits a maximum entropy for matter with finite energy confined to a spacetime region. It is often interpreted as a fundamental limit on the information that can be stored by physical objects. In this work, we test this...