Colloquium

Gravity and Entanglement

Friday, 10 March 2017 02:30PM PST
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Colloquium

Mark Van Raamsdonk
Department of Physics, UBC

Gravity and Entanglement

Mar 10, 2017 at 2:30pm in C9000

Synopsis

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 quantum 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.