High Energy Seminar:"On the Complexity of Black Holes"

Date: 
Wed, 13/11/2019 - 13:00 to 14:00

Location: 
Ross Bldg. 1st floor seminar room.
Lecturer : Shira Chapman (Amsterdam U.)
Abstract:
In the last few years, quantum computational complexity from quantum information theory has become a thriving topic of research in the high-energy community due to its relationship to black holes. This relation stems from the AdS/CFT correspondence, which relates the properties of quantum field theories to those of gravitational systems. I will describe these recent developments in detail and comment on our recent progress in defining complexity in quantum field theory and in studying the relevant dual gravitational observables. I will comment on implications of these ideas to studying the interior of black holes and on the relation to the information paradox.