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Pitt PACC Seminar: Sean Carroll (Johns Hopkins and Santa Fe Institute)

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Extracting the Universe from the Wave Function

Quantum mechanics is a theory of wave functions in Hilbert space. Many features that we generally take for granted when we use quantum mechanics -- classical spacetime, locality, the system/environment split, collapse/branching, preferred observables, the Born rule for probabilities -- should in principle be derivable from the basic ingredients of the quantum state and the Hamiltonian. I will discuss recent progress on these problems, including consequences for emergent spacetime and quantum gravity.

 

Dial-In Information

Department members, see email for remote access. Non-department members, contact paugrad@pitt.edu for access or join the Physics & Astronomy Events Newsletter.

Friday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m.

Allen Hall, 321
3941 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pitt PACC Seminar: Sean Carroll (Johns Hopkins and Santa Fe Institute)

Extracting the Universe from the Wave Function

Quantum mechanics is a theory of wave functions in Hilbert space. Many features that we generally take for granted when we use quantum mechanics -- classical spacetime, locality, the system/environment split, collapse/branching, preferred observables, the Born rule for probabilities -- should in principle be derivable from the basic ingredients of the quantum state and the Hamiltonian. I will discuss recent progress on these problems, including consequences for emergent spacetime and quantum gravity.

 

Dial-In Information

Department members, see email for remote access. Non-department members, contact paugrad@pitt.edu for access or join the Physics & Astronomy Events Newsletter.

Friday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m.

Allen Hall, 321
3941 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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