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Black holes are known to saturate the bound on information storage capacity. This is quantified by their micro-state entropy that is holographic by its nature as it obeys the area law. It is also known that black holes decay in a strange way: Slowly releasing energy but no information for a very long time. It has also been conjectured that information becomes highly scrambled. We show that all the above properties are shared by other well-defined systems with enhanced memory storage capacity that seemingly have nothing to do with black holes. These systems can be described as quantum fields or neural networks. This striking similarity suggest that there exists an underlying universality in enhancement of information storage capacity that extends across the disciplines. All the phenomena have counterparts in the classical limit, with the role of quantum scrambling taken up by a classical chaos.

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Date 18 October 2018
Time 16:00 - 17:00
Location Science Park H

Professor Georgi Dvali is the internationally most renowned physicist in the interdisciplinary field of astroparticle physics. His work is equally stimulating for mathematical and theoretical physicists in the disciplines of string theory, elementary particle physics as well as cosmology and astrophysics. The scientist was awarded one of the first Humboldt Professorships in 2008, Germany’s most highly endowed research award.
Professor Dvali, until recently professor of theoretical physics at New York University and at CERN in Geneva, has been appointed professor and chair of Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics at the Arnold-Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics at LMU.


Drinks after the colloquium will be served at 'Academische Kwartier' in the hall of C0.01 Science Park.



Room: H0.08

Science Park H

Science Park 912
1098 XH Amsterdam