Gravity and Entanglement

May 10, 2017
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Blue Room

Theoretical Physicists non-specialists
Speaker: 
Mark van Raamsdonk
Institution: 
U. British Columbia
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Blue Room

Abstract: 
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.
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