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SUMMARY:Salam Distinguished Lectures 2019: by Prof. Juan Maldacena (Lectur
e one: Quantum mechanics and the geometry of spacetime)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190128T153000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190128T170000Z
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DESCRIPTION:\n The Abdus Salam Distinguished Lectures 2019 will be given o
n 28\, 29 and 30 January 2019 by Prof. Juan Maldacena\, from the School of
Natural Sciences at IAS\, Princeton\, USA. Juan Maldacenaâ€™s work focuse
s on quantum gravity\, string theory\, and quantum field theory. He has pr
oposed a relationship between quantum gravity and quantum field theories t
hat elucidates various aspects of both theories. He is studying this relat
ionship further in order to understand the deep connection between black h
oles and quantum field theories\, and he is also exploring the connection
between string theory and cosmology. The tentative schedule for the lectur
e series is as follows:Monday 28 January 2019 at 16.30 hrs Lecture 1:"Quan
tum mechanics and the geometry of spacetime"\n Quantum mechanics and the g
eometry of spacetime. Abstract: Black holes are fascinating objects which
pose interesting puzzles for quantum physics. Studying these puzzles we ar
e led to quantum mechanical models that describe special black holes as se
en from the outside. Extrapolating from these descriptions we are lead to
the idea that entanglement can create geometric connections or wormholes.
Moreover\, quantum teleportation can be interpreted as travelling through
the wormhole.Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 16.30 hrs Lecture 2:"Toy models fo
r black holes"\n Toy models for black holes. Abstract: We will review the
Sachdev Ye Kitaev model and describe how it shares some features with near
ly extremal black holes. We also describe the dynamics of nearly extremal
black holes. We will go over different physical phenomena\, including chao
s\, quantum teleportation\, etc\, and their common manifestation in these
two systems.Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 11.00 hrs Lecture 3:"Toy models f
or black holes"\n Toy models for black holes (part two). This will be a mo
re technical talk based on lecture 2 above.\n All lectures take place in t
he Budinich Lecture Hall\, and will be livestreamed from the ICTP website.
Light refreshments will be served after the talks. All are most welcome t
o attend.\n The Abdus Salam Distinguished Lecture Series receives generous
support from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
.\n For more information see: https://kfas.ictp.it/\n\nhttp://indico.ictp.
it/event/8741/
LOCATION:ICTP\, Trieste\, Italy Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
URL:http://indico.ictp.it/event/8741/
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