IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday February 12, 2021 11:00 AM

From quantum error correction to critical theories: A holographic journey

Speaker: Alexander Jahn
Location: Online Event

Abstract: Holographic dualities have driven high energy theory research for many years but have recently become intertwined with quantum information ideas. At the center of this connection is a representation of entanglement and quantum error correction in critical theories by higher-dimensional or "bulk" quantities with gravitational features.

In this talk, I give an overview of the key developments of this exciting field and explain how models of holographic quantum error correction can be understood from a both a high energy and condensed matter perspective. In the context of the latter, I also mention my recent work on the renormalization group flow of a certain class of holographic codes.

To attend the talk, please register in advance. Enter your name and email and you'll receive the zoom link by email https://caltech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkce-qqD4iHtf0-WWMuJDp-CfCx0xyM03w

Series IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series

Contact: Marcia Brown at 626-395-4013 marciab@caltech.edu