Applied Physics/Physics Colloquium

Topic: 
Gravity and Entanglement
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Hewlett 201
Speaker: 
Mark van Raamsdonk (Univ. of British Columbia)
Abstract / Description: 

The AdS/CFT correspondence from string theory provides a quantum theory of gravity in which spacetime and gravitational physics emerge from an ordinary non-gravitational system with many degrees of freedom. In this talk, I will explain how quantum entanglement between these degrees of freedom is crucial for the emergence of a classical spacetime, and describe progress in understanding how spacetime dynamics (gravitation) arises from the physics of quantum entanglement


Held Tuesdays at 4:30 pm in the William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, room 201.

Refreshments in the lobby of Varian Physics at 4:15 pm.

 

Autumn 2015/2016, Committee: A, Linde (Chair), S. Chu, P. Hayden, M. Schnitzer, L. Senatore