Gravity and Entanglement


Title: Gravity and Entanglement

Speaker: Dr. Mark Vann Raamsdonk,

Institute: University of British Columbia

Location: ABB 102


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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