Physics Colloquium: Raphael Bousso
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: Raphael Bousso, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Black Holes, Quantum Information, and Unification
Abstract: The study of black holes has revealed a deep connection between quantum information and spacetime geometry. Its origin must lie in the quantum theory of gravity, which offers a valuable hint in our search for a unified theory. Precise formulations of this relation recently led to new insights in Quantum Field Theory, some of which have been rigorously proven. An important example is our discovery of the first universal lower bound on the local energy density. The energy near a point can be negative but it is bounded below by a quantity related to the information flowing past the point.
The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
The MIT Department of Physics hosts a weekly colloquium on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00pm during the spring and fall semesters. A pre-colloquium social is held at 3:30 in room 4-349.