Gravity and Entanglement

Speaker: 
Mark van Raamsdonk (UBC)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-11-09 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


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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