High Energy Seminar: "Entanglement, Gravity, and Quantum Error Correction"

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 14:00
Xi Dong (IAS)

Over the last few years it has become increasingly clear that there is a deep connection between quantum gravity and quantum information. The connection goes back to the discovery that black hole entropy is given by the horizon area. I will present evidence that this is only the tip of the iceberg, and prove that a similar area law applies to more general Renyi entanglement entropies. Furthermore, I will provide quantum corrections to the area law and use it to address a longstanding problem in quantum gravity: what region of the dual spacetime is described by a subregion in a holographic theory? The answer to this question lies in a new perspective that I will advocate: holography is a quantum error correcting code.

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36