10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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Black holes, wormholes and entangled states

12 Jun 2018, 17:00
McCain Ondaatji Hall (cap.500) (Dalhousie University)

McCain Ondaatji Hall (cap.500)

Dalhousie University

Plenary Speaker / Conférencier(ère) plénier(ère) Herzberg Public, Plenary, and Medal Talks / Conférenciers des sessions Herzberg, plénières et médaillés (CAP-ACP) T-PLEN Plenary Session / Session plénière - Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton


Prof. Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ)


We think that black holes are ordinary quantum systems with a finite number of microstates, when we view them from the outside.

A pair of black holes can then be entangled with each other. A special entangled state of this kind can be described by a geometry similar to the maximally extended Schwarzschild black hole. This geometry is a non-traversable wormhole.

We will discuss how to make the wormhole traversable, viewing the process as an example of quantum teleportation.

Primary author

Prof. Juan Maldacena (Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ)

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