Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres. Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities. Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA). PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org.
A number of ground based CMB surveys that will survey large fractions of the sky to high sensitivity are currently in the planning stages. I will give an overview of what can be learned from these surveys about the Universe since recombination, focussing on gravitational lensing science. I will also discuss some new CMB observables that would be accessible with even more futuristic surveys.
Quantum annealing with superconducting qubits: status and prospects
Adrian Lupascu, Institute for Quantum Computing
Quantum-enhanced Gibbs sampling in statistical relational learning
Peter Wittek, Institute of Photonic Sciences, University of Boras
In 1983, Nielsen and Ninomiya predicted that the Adler-Bell-Jakiw (or chiral) anomaly should be observable in a crystal that has protected Dirac states in the bulk (3+1 D). Following recent progress in the field of Topological Quantum Matter, the anomaly has now been observed, most clearly in the two semimetals Na3Bi and GdPtBi. I will discuss the general problem of realizing Weyl Fermions in semimetals, and explain what the chiral anomaly is in condensed matter. I will remark on its historical context, starting with pion decay.