**Complex Quantum Systems and The Quantum Universe**

**Personnel**

#### Nishant Agarwal

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Agarwal is interested in problems at the interface of theoretical cosmology, high energy physics, and quantum information physics, including out-of-equilibrium and open quantum systems, entanglement in quantum field theory, and imprints of new physics in cosmology.

#### Vijay Balasubramanian

University of Pennsylvania

#### Adam Bouland

Stanford University

#### Oliver DeWolfe

University of Colorado, Boulder

#### Netta Engelhardt

MIT

Netta Engelhardt works on quantum gravity, with a focus on the black hole information paradox and the emergence of spacetime from more fundamental degrees of freedom; she leverages connections between gravitational physics, quantum information, and complexity theory.

#### Bill Fefferman

University of Chicago

#### Paul Ginsparg

Cornell University

#### Daniel Harlow

MIT

#### Aram Harrow

MIT

#### Tom Hartman

Cornell University

#### Matt Headrick

Brandeis University

Headrick studies classical and quantum gravity, quantum field theory, and dualities connecting them. He is interested in holographic relations between spacetime geometry and quantum information.

#### Veronika Hubeny

University of California, Davis

#### Archana Kamal

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

#### Albion Lawrence

Brandeis University

Albion Lawrence seeks to understand the emergence of classical spacetime from string theory and holographic duality, and to understand its fate near dynamical singularities.

#### Hong Liu

MIT

#### Peter McMahon

Cornell University

#### Mukund Rangamani

University of California, Davis

#### Sarah Shandera

Pennsylvania State University

Shandera is interested in using an open quantum systems approach to study questions posed by early universe cosmology.

#### Graeme Smith

JILA & University of Colorado at Boulder