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Quantum entanglement and the geometry of spacetime

Date: 11/16/2018 - 3:30pm
Location: CP 155
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): Matthew Headrick, Brandeis University
Recent developments in the study of quantum gravity have revealed a surprising and beautiful connection between quantum entanglement and the geometry of spacetime. This discovery offers a new perspective on old puzzles concerning black holes, and may lead to a profoundly new way of thinking about the emergence of spacetime from fundamental quantum-mechanical building blocks. I will describe these developments, explaining along the way the necessary background in quantum gravity and quantum information theory.
Host: Pranjal Nayak