Colloquium

Gravity and Entanglement

Friday, 10 March 2017 12:00PM PST
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Colloquium
 
Mark Van Raamsdonk
Department of Physics, UBC
 
Gravity and Entanglement
 
Mar 10, 2017 at 12PM
 

Synopsis

The AdS/CFT correspondence from string theory provides a quantum theory of gravity in which spacetime and gravitational physics-archive 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-archive of quantum entanglement.