Mark Van Raamsdonk (University of British Columbia)

CONFÉRENCIER: Mark Van Raamsdonk (University of British Columbia)

Le vendredi 27 mars 2015 / Friday, March 27, 2015

Gravity and Entanglement


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 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. The talk will include an elementary review of the ideas of quantum entanglement and the AdS/CFT correspondence, and will be aimed at a broad audience of mathematicians, physicists and students.


Salle / Room 6214
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Pavillon André-Aisenstadt
Université de Montréal
2920, chemin de la Tour

16 h / 4:00 p.m.

Le café sera servi à 15h30.
Une réception suivra la conférence au Salon Maurice-l'Abbé
Pavillon André-Aisenstadt (Salle 6245).

Coffee will be served at 3:30 pm.
There will be a reception after the lecture in Salon Maurice-l'Abbé,
Pavillon André-Aisenstadt (Room 6245).