15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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Quantum gravity on a quantum computer?

18 Jun 2014, 08:30
C-114 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) (W1-4) Fields and Strings - DTP / Champs et cordes - DPT


Prof. Achim Kempf (University of Waterloo)


Quantum information theoretic tools could be used to study the most basic physical phenomena. For example, measurements of quantum entanglement allow one, in principle, to detect curvature. I am proposing that curvature may be expressible entirely in terms of entanglement. This would open up the prospect that quantum gravity could be simulated on a quantum computer. Mathematical results that arise in these studies yield surprising answers to questions of the type famously described by Kac's as "Can one hear the shape of a drum?"

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Prof. Achim Kempf (University of Waterloo)

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