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G715
2900, chemin de la Tour
Montréal (QC) Canada  H3T 1J6

I will describe recent progress on the relationship between quantum information theory and quantum gravity.  I will review the theoretical evidence that classical space-time geometry emerges from the entanglement of more fundamental quantum mechanical degrees of freedom, and that -- in a sense -- space-time *is* entanglement.  This evidence comes from recent advances in our understanding of quantum black holes and the holographic (AdS/CFT) correspondence. The relationship between quantum information theory, field theory and gravity has already led to new results, including new positive energy
theorems in general relativity and a unified theory of renormalization group flows.  I will also explain the notion that space-time can be regarded as a (quantum) error-correcting code.  This will be an expository talk: no advanced background beyond quantum mechanics and relativity will be assumed.

La conférence est pour tout public et le café est servi dès 11h30.

Quantum Information Theory, Black Holes, and Space-time - Alex Maloney (McGill)
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