Breakdown of locality in quantum gravity


07Sept2017 12:00 - 13:00

PhD defence ceremony

Robert Jefferson looks at the emerging role of nonlocality in research aimed at developing a theory of quantum gravity, the basic idea being that local physics is encoded in some equivalent, nonlocal description.He investigates various aspects of this proposal as manifested in two interrelated areas, black hole thermodynamics and the holographic principle.

R.A. Jefferson: Breakdown of Locality in Quantum Gravity.


Prof. E.P. Verlinde


Prof. B.W. Freivogel


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