Starts 1 Sep 2016 16:30
Ends 1 Sep 2016 18:00
Central European Time
ICTP
Leonardo Building - Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
Abstract.  There has been recent interest in identifying entanglement as the fundamental concept from which space may emerge. We note that the particular way that a Hilbert space is decomposed into tensor factors is important in what the resulting geometry looks like.  We then propose that time may be regarded as a variable that parameterizes a family of such decompositions, thus giving rise to a family of spatial geometries.  As a proof of concept, this idea is demonstrated in two toy models which feature a dynamical change of dimension and topology.