Quantum Composition of Space

May 22, 2014
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Blue Room

Specialist level
Gia Dvali
Munich LMU & MPI, NYU

Blue Room


We discuss a corpuscular theory in which black holes and cosmological spaces are composite entities of multiple soft constituents in a well-defined quantum sense. The classical metric description emerges as a mean-field approximation. We discuss how this picture reproduces the well-known geometric properties, eliminates some of the long-standing puzzles and predicts new phenomena that can be studied both in cosmological and astrophysical observations as well as in quantum table top labs.