HOLOTUBE: Quantum Gravity in the Lab

February 9, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Specialist level
Brian Swingle
U. of Maryland

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 I will describe the quantum gravity in the lab program and argue that it offers the possibility of using quantum simulators and quantum computers to study the non-perturbative dynamics of quantum gravity in so far inaccessible regimes. Moreover, even if such simulations are still many years away, I will argue that there are valuable lessons to be learned from asking if and how such simulations can be carried out in principle. As concrete examples, I will discuss the notion of teleportation by size, efficient circuits to simulate JT gravity via sparse SYK, and the possibility of quantum simulations of braneworld cosmology.